News December 26, 2019

JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 Hosts Holiday Concert by Local Queens Middle School Band

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JFKIAT advances its 4GOOD philanthropy program through a special partnership with M.S. 226

 Queens, New York – December 26, 2019 – JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, recently hosted the M.S. 226 – Virgil I. Grissom band to play a special concert for those traveling through the terminal during the holiday season. 

Customers traveling through the Arrivals Hall were given a warm welcome into New York City and treated to live holiday songs played by the talented band of 20 students. M.S. 226 Principal Rushell White and JFKIAT President and CEO Roel Huinink joined the students. 

The ongoing partnership with M.S. 226 is a part of JFKIAT’s broader corporate philanthropy program, 4GOOD, which aims to promote educational and professional success in the community. JFKIAT has previously donated school supplies, computers, cameras to the school’s photography program, and displayed the M.S. 226 students’ artwork in the Arrivals Hall at Terminal 4. Earlier this year, JFKIAT also participated in a Young Women’s Leadership panel to discuss career paths with students.

“At JFKIAT, we are proud to showcase the budding talent of these incredible students in our community as they bring holiday cheer to our customers,” said Roel Huinink, JFKIAT President and CEO. “Our partnership with M.S. 226 through our 4GOOD program is one that we cherish, and we look forward to advancing this relationship with additional events in the new year.”  

“We are grateful for our partnership with JFKIAT, and the opportunity for our students to perform a holiday show in the terminal,” said Rushell White, Principal of M.S. 226. “Being able to take our students out of the classroom and into the community helps them excel, and we are excited to continue making events like these possible with JFKIAT.”   

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