Why ‘Spider-Man’ Stars Visited Local Schools Last Friday

Spiderman CollageIn honor of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, premiering May 2nd, NYC Service and SONY Pictures Entertainment are encouraging New Yorkers of all ages to be everyday superheroes by volunteering. As part of the initiative, several stars of Spider-Man 2 visited New York City schools last Friday, April 25, on Be Amazing: Volunteer Day. Actors Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, and Dane DeHaan, as well as director Marc Webb, surprised students at I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights at an afternoon assembly. The celebrities volunteered alongside students making books for kids learning English in developing countries, painting a mural on the school’s handball court, and more. (See a video shot in the I.S. 145 handball court at Access Hollywood.)

Visit NYC Service to find local volunteer opportunities and use the hashtags #BeAmazingNY, #BeAmazing2014, and #BeAmazing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to document your service.

Ellen Sturm Niz is an editor and writer parenting, living, and working in Jackson Heights, Queens. Follow her on TwitterPinterestTumblr, and Google+.

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