Click on the pictures below to view images of the 2016 Halloween Parade, organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. Special thanks to Nuala O'Doherty, PACONY Parent and vice president of the Beautification Group.
Daniela Leguisamo, started at PACONY at age 9 and was additionally accepted into the Mannes School of Music Pre-College division. She is now a freshman at Fordham University studying pre-law.
Juan David Rojas received a scholarship to SUNY Albany and is in his Freshman year playing football.
Melanie Torres was crowned Queen of the Annual Hispanic Parade of Queens 2016, displaying her talent as a model, musician, and artist. She has been attending PACONY since the age of nine studying with Keiko Ueda, Soledad Garrido, and Teresa Rishik.
Maria Paula Rodriguez graduated from Fiorello LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts with the highest honors. She was the principal violist for the school orchestra. She started college this fall.
The Conservatory, in partnership with Radio Impacto, 91.9 FM, has begun broadcasting weekly discussions and performances on Thursday nights through the generous support and invitation of Christian Jaramillo. Christian is the grandson of the well-known Ecuadorian singer, Julio Alfredo Jaramillo Laurido and produces a weekly radio show, entitled Julio Jueves Jamarillo, dedicated to his musical legacy.
The past few programs have included interviews with Executive Director Teresa Rishik, Associate Director Mark Buccheri, longtime PACONY supporter/parent, pianist, and choral director Sandra Marlem Munoz. Preparations are being made for upcoming student and faculty performances over the airwaves. Stay tuned to 91.9 FM on Thursday nights!