BYP in the News

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BYP's New Home

BYP's 

Virtual 

Classes

Headline "Backyard Players & Friends Programs Go Virtual" with image collage of people playing a game show at home.
Headline "RVC Rec Center Hosts Game Show Night" with image of a man in a gold jacket celebrating with a large group of people.

Game Show to benefit 2020 RVC

St. Patrick's Parade

CBS 2 New York Video on Project Understood

BYP & Google's 

Project Understood

Headline "Backyard Players help bring Google speech project to Molloy." Image features a group of 8 smilng people.
Headline "Backyard players and friends theater class performs first show" with image of 3 actors sitting on a couch and three actors standing behind them smiling.

BYP's Adventures in TV Land

Four women, one holding a microphone smiling for a news story,

Backyard Players & Friends on

News 12's "Making a Difference Series"

Headline "Story walk on Rockville Centre's Village Green new way to remember September 11" with image of book "The Survivor Tree"

Story Walk in RVC Village Green

Headline "Village of Rockville Centre to honor community leader, organization at Mayor's Golf Classic" with image of mayor at podium and woman smiling.

Congratulations BYP & Friends Co-Founder 

Ellen White!

Headline "Rockville Centre group celebrates inclusion through art at Molloy College" with image of a large performance group dancing.

BYP at "Unity Through Diversity at Molloy College

The Grand Opening of Mary's Backyard

October 21, 2017

Headline "Mary's Backyard officially open to all" with several people talking in small groups in an outdoor park.
Headline "rvc church property repurposed in memory of a Backyard Player" with image of an empty park with outdoor musical instruments.

Preparing to Open Mary's Backyard!

Congratulations Lila on your proclamation! 

Headline "Young Backyard Player volunteer honored for community service." Several members of a theater class read scripts.

Congratulations to BYP & Friends co-founder

Ellen White!

Headline "BYP co-founder selected as woman of distinction" image shows two people standing and posing for a photograph in a crowded room.

    Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade 

Saturday March 25th 2017

 The BackYard Players & Friends were honored to have been chosen by the Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade Committee as one of the 2017 Sponsor Organizations!

Thank you to the Committee for lifting us up! We are so proud to be a part of this amazing organization and were so honored to be a part of this great adventure together! 

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long.”..

                   " The Parade That Cares and Shares!"

Headline "Rockville Centre goes green for 2017 St. Patrick's Parade." Image shows several people dressed in green holding a banner that reads Backyard Player's and Friends.
Check out these great articles by our very own BackYard Players & Friends!                      
 
Josie DeMarco:
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/short-story-told-from-clouds-perspective                      
 
Anja Resnick:
https://www.waldorfgarden.org/using-drama-to-work-with-young-people-with-special-needs-anja-resnick/