Join ASTEP’s hurricane recovery efforts


Our thoughts go out to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.


Our hearts and thoughts remain focused on the communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. New York City is our home, and we know our volunteers want to get involved to help those in need. ASTEP has committed to organizing volunteer efforts over the next several weeks and has several upcoming opportunities to get involved:

On-site clean up and assistance

  • Friday, November 9 – Come get your hands dirty! ASTEP will lead a team on Staten Island for a full day of assisting clean-up efforts. Please come prepared to do physical labor. Requested donations include: bleach, garbage bags, work gloves, shovels, toilet paper, face masks, mops, brooms, buckets, pain relievers (Advil, Tylenol), and sanitizer.
  • Monday, November 19 – ASTEP will lead a team for a full day of assisting clean-up efforts in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
  • Thursday, November 22 – ASTEP will lead a team for another full day of assisting clean-up efforts in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
  • Monday, December 3 – ASTEP will lead a team for another full day of assisting clean-up efforts in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Sign up by emailing Abby at, who will share more details.


  • With each visit to a site, ASTEP will bring requested supplies, such as warm clothes, food, batteries, cleaning materials, etc. The ASTEP office will serve as a drop-off center so please stop by Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm. We are located at 165 West 46th street, Suite 1303, NYC, 10036.
  • If you are unable to drop-off items but would like to make a monetary donation to help us purchase supplies, then please visit our fundraising page [will be hyperlinked].

We will continue to post opportunities to assist in the clean up efforts over the next several weeks. But we are also looking toward the future: as many of you know, these communities have a long road ahead of them. We want to stand with them and their children in recovering from this disaster. We are in the process of organizing long term programming in these areas so please stay tuned as we announce the specifics of working in these communities moving forward. Let us know if you are interested in being involved!

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and warm.

— The ASTEP Team


Art-in-Action 2012 Camp Blog!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to our Arts-in-Action 2012 camp blog!

We are super excited about all the things that are going down this summer. Through this blog we can keep you all updated on performances, projects, and the daily happenings here in Homestead, Florida. There’s some beautiful creativitiy happening, and this is our way of sharing it with you all.

As a team, the volunteers and on site administrators came up with a mission statement using individual goals that represents what we hope to accomplish with the campers while we are here:

We, Arts in Action, will strive to use artistic creation to share, inspire, and supoport the lives in this community and beyond. This mission of embarking on a new journey has been at times intimidating, but together we work hard each day to make sure that these campers gain a rich understanding of what it means to be entrenched in the arts.


Week 1


Week 2


Week 3


Week 4 


Week 5 


Week 6 – Final Week