What a wonderful Summer we've had here at RGNY. Lot's of reasons to celebrate - National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3rd), International Waffle Day (Aug. 24th) and National Heroes Day (Aug. 27th)!
Who are your heroes? As this summer winds down, lets celebrate those people who inspire us to be better and better.
VIP Promo!
Monday 8/27 - Sunday 9/30
You are invited to experience our newly renovated studios at 939 8th Avenue (between West 55th and West 56th Streets -- Three blocks from Columbus Circle).
The first 100 clients who book a studio at 939 8th Avenue between 8/27 & 9/30 will receive a VIP Discount Card for $5 off per hour (3 hours max) on your next booking at any RGNY location !
Help us celebrate RGNY's most historic, landmarked location in the heart of NYC's Theatre District.
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Mimi Stuart loves to teach! When she had her first child 20 years ago, she thought her career in the theatre was over, but then another door opened…
The Children’s Acting Academy was founded in 1972. Mimi Stuart started as an instructor and took over ownership of the Academy in 2004. It’s been growing every year and gotten much acclaim. CBS New York called The Children’s Acting Academy “ONE OF THE TOP FIVE BROADWAY SCHOOLS FOR KIDS IN NEW YORK”. Time-Out New York Kids recently featured the Academy in an article about children’s classes.
The Academy offers varied, year-round programing, including after school and Saturday classes for ages 4-14 on a trimester basis, a weekly summer camp, 6-7 fully realized workshop productions per year for different age groups, cabaret productions, workshops, and photo shoots. The classes include acting, creative drama, dance, musical theatre and improv. 
Mimi also coaches students preparing for agent/manger and HS auditions, many of whom have gone to the top NYC performing arts high schools, and are currently working in the industry on Broadway, and in film and TV.
Mimi holds a BFA in Acting from York University in Toronto and an MFA in acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has taught students from 3 years old through the undergraduate level.
Many of The Children’s Acting Academy students have had successful acting careers on Broadway (in Matilda (as Matilda), School of Rock, The King and I, Mary Poppins, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Finding Neverland, Chaplin) and in Film (The voice of Dash in Incredibles Two, Bad Moms, Southpaw, Pete's Dragon ) and TV ( A Series of Unfortunate Events, Law & Order SVU, Black List, Blind Spot, Ray Donovan, Billions, Supergirl ) and more.
The Children’s Acting Company is composed primarily of children who are ready for more professional venues. The idea of producing shows came to Mimi when one of her students completed several trimesters of classes and wanted to move up. The next level was to perform an entire show in front of an audience with the arc of each character realized, as well as music and dance. Patricia Ripley and Butch Grier have been supportive ever since Mimi Stuart took over The Children’s Acting Academy. Much thanks to Stas and Jim for always accommodating our needs.
For more information, please contact us at www.ChildrensActingAcademy.com
or by phone at 212-860-7101.
As we experience the last glorious summer months I wish everyone peaceful, active days. It has been a challenging August for both Butch and I. He is undergoing tests for several symptoms of fatique and low energy. He goes to the VA hospital and we expect a diagnosis soon. I have had two major falls; One August 4th and one August 7th. On Saturday 8/4 I fell down a slippery back porch stairway at my house and incurred many bruises. I was unable to do anything physical for a week. I was lucky to have landed on my butt (lots of padding there) and not my head or spine. I had an xray and no borken bones. Then upon arriving home from Montauk the following Tuesday, the LIRR train door closed as I was in the middle of exiting and knocked me over. I landed on the opposite side of my first injury. I filled out a report and the next day went to Urgent Care for another Xray, and again no broken bones were found.. Whew! We left on vacation the following Sunday and I was not able to play golf or go boogie boarding. I did get into a pool and a hot tub which helped a lot. Today (Thursday) I will try going boogie boarding, but will take it easy; I still have a large hematoma on my butt. Nevertheless, I will continue to take advantage of the beautiful weather to recuperate. Stay active, plan ahead, be careful.
Feng Shui Advice:
A good time of year to continue to clean, clear and redecorate your living spaces; and sell, give or recycle items that are preventing clear, open living areas. Be mindful of bedroom clutter especially as that affects your rest time and your health. Take time to meditate or achieve quiet times. And, as always, be grateful for the wonderful life you have been given to "get it right".
Wishing health, fulfillment and prosperity to all!
Better and better, Patricia
Email PatripleyNY@gmail.com for more info
One more month of summer!
I hope everyone has had a great one so far. Over the past month I went on two trips. The first trip was to Montauk, NY with "the girls" (7 of us) and the second trip was to Cape May, NJ. (We go to both of these places annually). The trip to Montauk was pretty short - Sunday evening 'til Tuesday morning. We stayed at the Atlantic Terrace and on the way home we got off the train and stopped for pizza in Bridehampton for our traditional pizza at World Pie. It was a short trip but lots of fun. Next we spent just over a week in Cape May. It was me, my parents, my friend Valentina and my dog (Johnny). We brought Johnny to Cape May a few times before but this time he was the most well behaved ever.
I am really looking forward to my second year of college. The fall semester starts on September 4th and I am so exited about all of my classes. As of now, I am taking two TV courses, Italian, German, Computer Science and Band. There is no particular class I'm looking forward to the most, though I have been waiting to take a German class for years and I finally have the opportunity! What I am looking forward to the most about going back to school is playing in my school's Pep Band again, (I have been chosen as a section leader). It was my favorite part of last year, and I'm sure it will be again this year.
All the best, Jeannie!
Jeannie is the teenage Daughter of RGNY Owners Patricia Ripley & Butch Grier