Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, The Alpha Workshops is the nation’s only nonprofit organization providing decorative arts education and employment to at-risk youths and adults with disabilities or other vulnerabilities. The Alpha Workshops proudly serves the LGBTQ, HIV+, and ASD communities of New York City and beyond.
The organization was founded in 1995 and modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Wiener Werkstätte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts & Crafts movement.
The Alpha Workshops’ Modular Wall Panels, in Negoro Nuri, are featured in Interior Design Magazine – Fall Market Tabloid for Fall 2016.
In 2005 the artisans of The Alpha Workshops were hired to work on the restoration of the Prince George Hotel Ballroom. Originally built in 1912, the room was the grand lounge of the exclusive hotel, located around the corner from the famous Madison Square Garden and in close proximity to The Ladies Mile, New York’s […]
It’s hard to believe—what with winter blizzard Jonas just behind us East Coasters—but the 2016 Summer Olympics & Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro are only a few months away. So, in the spirit of warming up to the occasion, we’re taking a look at former Olympic grounds.