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Monday December 21, 2015, 8:00am - by Magnet Theater

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The Magnet Theater is hosting a video game drive to help young leaders in Sunset Park, Brooklyn!

Hey you – gamer nerd! Now that you have that fancy XBox One, is your old console taking up too much space? Are you tired of tripping over that Wii U version of Smash Bros. you never play? Or do you just want to feel the joy that comes from knowing that you are helping your fellow human? Then the Sunset Park High School Video Game club needs your help! This student-led club is a program of the Center for Family Life, a nationally recognized social work agency dedicated to improving lives in this underserved neighborhood in South Brooklyn. The group meets every Friday to provide a free and safe space for high school kids to come together and play video games. Members come from all over New York in order to feel accepted and welcome in this community atmosphere. We need your help so we can grow our collection of appropriate games!

We are accepting donations of the following:

  • Games rated T or E for the Xbox 360; the Nintendo Wii or Wii U; or the Playstation 3
  • Extra controllers for the Xbox 360
  • Any video game system/console other than those mentioned above

You can drop off donations at the Magnet Theater or the Magnet Training center in the marked donations box. For more information on the Center for Family Life, please visit our website: www.cflsp.org

Monday February 9, 2015, 12:15pm - by Magnet Theater

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Stop by the theater tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 10th) for a very special edition of Musical Megawatt—Musical MS’terpieces! Last year, we raised nearly $400 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Climb to the Top…this year, we hope to do even better and we’d love your help!

In addition to stellar musical improv from some of your favorite house teams (The Stragglers, Aquarius, Goats, Mint Condition and Wonderland), we’ll also be selling baked goods and raffling off prizes to raise donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. What can you win? Bottles of wine, Magnet Theater show tickets, a beach towel with the TARDIS on it, scented candles that were made by (and smell like) members of Wonderland, and much much more—all for an important cause.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to mobilize people and resources to drive research and address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. All donations raised tomorrow night will benefit the 10,000 people living with MS in New York City and its surrounding areas by helping fund comprehensive programs and services for people with MS as well as ongoing efforts towards a cure.

Laugh, sing, and dance in the face of MS with shows at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. Raffle drawings will be held at the top of the 9 o’clock hour! Baked goods will be sold all night! Plus, we’ll cap off the evening with a Musical Mixer (with special guest Goats) at 10:15pm.

Hope to see you there—but if you can’t make it and you’d like to make a donation, you can do so here. Thank you for your support!

Friday May 27, 2011, 2:30pm - by admin

Kelly Buttermore (We Might Just Kiss) and Dave Warth (Hello Laser) are running the NYC Marathon this year to aid The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Many Magnet students and performers run the race every year to raise money for their favorite charities.  Kelly & Dave recently completed raising money for their charity in the NYC Half Marathon and want to do make an even bigger impact.  Please visit their charity pages and support our performers running for a good cause.  Good luck you two!

Kelly’s Fundraising Page

Dave’s Fundraising Page