MoMA Membership Benefits

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MoMA Membership Benefits

Based in New York, New York, Daniel Hewes attended Columbia University, where he earned a master of science in urban planning. Daniel Hewes takes advantage of New York’s bustling cultural scene as a member of the Museum of Modern Art.

One of the most well-known museums in the world, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was founded in 1929 and strives to be the foremost museum of modern art it he world. As a nonprofit, the museum is supported by generous contributors as well as members, who pay a monthly fee and reap many benefits.

Members enjoy unlimited free admission to MoMA as well as $5 guest tickets and free entry to MoMA films. They also get exclusive previews and invitations to members-only events. Members receive discounts at the stores and restaurants and discounts on special events, such as lectures and artist talks.

There are many different categories of membership, from the standard individual to dual and family. Those who wish to reap more benefits can elect to become a benefactor. Finally, the museum offers discounted rates to artists and students.


Municipal Art Society’s Livable Neighborhoods Program

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Municipal Art Society

Daniel Hewes graduated in the spring of 2015 with a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. An involved member of his community, Daniel Hewes supports several local organizations, including the Municipal Art Society of New York City (MAS).

In pursuit of its mission to improve New York communities, MAS oversees a variety of programs and activities. Since 2007, the organization has conducted its Livable Neighborhoods Program, which helps empower New York residents to become advocates for their neighborhoods.

Through the program, participants can attend workshops on a variety of topics, including community data and mapping, city government and planning, and economic development. Free and open to all members of the public, the workshops are specially designed for members of neighborhood associations and other community groups.

Over the last 10 years, more than 2,000 New York residents have learned about community planning and city development through MAS’ Livable Neighborhoods Program. More information about MAS programs and activities can be found at

Columbia Alumni Association Invited Members to Tour of the Met

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Columbia Alumni Association

During his time in graduate school at Columbia University, Daniel Hewes spent time as a community affairs fellow for New York State senator Daniel Squadron. In May 2015, he earned his graduate degree in urban planning. Upon graduation, Daniel Hewes joined the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).

The CAA consists of more than 320,000 individuals who have a shared connection to the university. The group seeks to create meaningful change both at the university as well as globally. Members of the group have opportunities to network with others, attend events, and give back to the university.

One event hosted by the CAA took place on May 21, 2016, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and involved an interactive museum tour and reception. Held in partnership with the CAA Arts Access, the event included a Columbia-themed tour through a Museum Hack experience. Museum Hack offers non-traditional, interactive tours to groups. This experience took the group on a tour of the Met where they performed team-building exercises, improved critical-thinking skills, and fostered a creative environment. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a complimentary cocktail at the Rooftop Garden Bar.

Golf Not Just a Leisure Sport, Offers Health Benefits

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Golf Health Benefits

Holding a master’s degree in urban planning from of Columbia University, Daniel Hewes served as a researcher and outreach associate for the Sustainable Performance Institute, where he worked in coordination with chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the United States Green Building Council. Aside from his academic and community service pursuits, Daniel Hewes is an avid golfer.

Many people consider golf a leisure sport, but what you may not know is that the sport offers great health benefits to as well. The following are just some of the ways that golf can contribute to your overall wellbeing.

One study found that during the typical 18-hole round, a player takes nearly 12,000 steps which is more than what is recommended on a daily basis. That amount of walking was also found to be the equivalent of moderate to high intensity exercise for the elderly, and counts as aerobic activity for middle-aged players.

Golf also helps with blood circulation to the brain, and can trigger the release of adrenaline, which can stimulate the heart to pump faster, strengthening it in the process. This amount of exercise also meets the recommendation of 30 minutes per day, which can lower blood pressure by as much as 7 points.

New Jersey Lawmakers Urge YES Network, Comcast to Settle Dispute

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YES Network, Comcast

A recent master’s graduate from Columbia University’s urban planning program, Daniel Hewes has been engaged in issues ranging from community development to emissions reductions. In addition to his academic pursuits, Daniel Hewes is also a fan of the New York Yankees.

The New Jersey Assembly recently passed measure AR-143—a resolution intended to compel Comcast to settle its dispute with the YES Network, which is the cable provider for New York Yankees baseball. Comcast serves approximately 600,000 customers throughout New Jersey. In addition, there are approximately 300,000 Comcast subscribers in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, bringing the total to around 900,000 subscribers.

The YES Network, jointly owned by 21st Century Fox and the Yankees, has been excluded from Comcast’s lineup since November 2015, when the cable provider scoffed at paying rights fees nearing $6 per subscriber.

The New Jersey assembly is hopeful that its bipartisan action will compel the two sides to come back to the negotiating table and hammer out an agreement.