NIA holds fundraising family fun day and garage sale


PHILIPSBURG – National Institute of Arts (NIA) in collaboration with St. Dominic High School, Charlotte Brookson Academy for the Performing Arts and the St. Maarten Academy, are holding a huge flea market/Family Fun Day, on the grounds of the John Larmonie Center on Saturday, June 4, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The flea market/Fun Day is part of a series of fundraising events that have been scheduled, to assist the students who are embarking on an excursion to Jamaica as part of the first set of St.Maarten students, who have chosen to sit the Dance CXC.

The students will travel on July 2 to Jamaica, and will attend the Edna Manley College for Visual and the Performing Arts, for an intensive 4-week summer program. They will be immersed in interdisciplinary art education at one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious Tertiary Institution.

Directors Arlene Halley and Clara Reyes of NIA, who have been instrumental in organizing this event, will travel with some 30 students and teachers, for the culturally rich and academically intense trip to Jamaica.

More fundraising events are scheduled including, a Dog Wash Day on Sunday, June 5 at Sandy’s Pet Paradise in Cay Hill from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Persons interested in helping the students with fundraising, can do so by donating household items, materials, clothing, jewelry and knick-knacks that are in good shape to be sold at the flea market. All proceeds go toward the expenses of the travelling team.

Vendors who wish to be part of the flea market, can rent a table for the day for $10. For more information on to donate or be part of the Flea Market, contact NIA at: 1 (721) 543-0600.