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Bayside artists from CIDA make ‘Utopia’ debut at St. John’s art gallery


Jan. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan A remarkable moment unfolded at St. John’s University as 10 talented artists from CIDA, a Bayside non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities, celebrated their collective debut. The exhibition, titled “Utopia: Selected Works from the CoSpire Art Initiative,” graced the halls of the Yeh Art Gallery, within the university’s Jamaica campus Thursday evening. The CoSpire Initiative, born several years ago, was conceived with a noble mission—to empower practicing artists and usher them into the fiercely competitive art world. With each passing semester, a select group of 12 artists undergoes a transformative…
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CIDA in Bayside celebrates 7 years of serving special needs community with advocacy and education


Dec. 12, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan CIDA Community Center in Bayside, a nonprofit organization predominantly serving Asian Americans with developmental disabilities and their caregivers, marked seven years of serving the community last week.  The center held a birthday celebration on Friday, Dec. 8, out of its space at 38-50 Bell Blvd. Attendees enjoyed food and musical performances put on by members.  CIDA primarily works with individuals on the autism spectrum, but the organization also serves individuals with down syndrome and those born with physical ailments. Much of the non-profit’s work is also geared toward supporting the caregivers, who are often parents…
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