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Sprouting Communities: Sat, Sept 27

On Saturday, September 27, join Citizens Committee for New York City, Naturally-Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY), and Friends of the High Line for Sprouting Communities, a full day of ...

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Fun While Spacing Out!

Click on the images to see our Spacing Out event, held Monday, August 11, to celebrate the release of seven reports from our profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban ...

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Valuing the Intersection Between Arts, Culture, and Community

On September 12, 2013 NOCD-NY convened “Valuing the intersection between arts, culture, and community: An exchange of research and practice.” The exchange brought together members of the NOCD-NY working group ...

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Join NOCD-NY at the People’s Climate March!

Join our members, El Puente and THE POINT CDC, at the People’s ...
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11am today! Webinar for Americans for the Arts’ Placemaking and Cultural Districts Week

Today, September 11 – 3pm ET. The webinar will focus on our ...
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Full series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

Check out the full set of reports from NOCD-NY’s Innovative Cultural Uses ...

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SPACING OUT Party & Report Release, Aug 11

Join us on Monday, August 11th, 6-8PM for our SPACING OUT Party & Report Release at South Oxford Space Great Room (138 South Oxford Street, 2nd Floor) to celebrate the successful completion and release of seven reports from NOCD-NY’s profile series, Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space. We will share key recommendations and have some of the authors […]

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Summer Enrichment: Events and Workshops

NOCD-NY and affiliates offer a number of enrichment events and workshops this summer (plus additional events on the calendar to your right). A few highlights… Just Economies: NYC Tuesday July 22, 12:00pm-1:15pm EDT Co-sponsored by Arts & Democracy and NOCD-NY From worker cooperatives to community land trusts, participatory budgeting to community gardens, people are finding […]

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NOCD-NY Tour and other Hunts Point Events, May 17th!

On Saturday, May 17, the opening of Martine Fougeron’s Heart of the South Bronx: Trades will be the culmination of a rich array of events in Hunts Point on that day, including an NOCD-NY and MAS sponsored Village of Murals walking tour (Register here!). All events are within walking distance of each other: – 10am-2 pm […]

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Policy Brief: A Vision of Arts and Culture as Essential and Integral to a More Just and Equitable City

In December 2013, we presented a policy brief to Mayor-Elect de Blasio, new and continuing City Council Members and the Transition Team. We look forward to ongoing conversations.

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Culture at the Table

If you aren’t at the table… – Talking Transition Tent Tuesday, November 19, 5-6pm Canal and Sixth Avenue, NYC – Join NOCD-NY (Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York) to discuss how arts and culture play an integral role in a just and equitable city. We will share recommendations for how the new mayor and city […]

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Full Series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

Check out the full set of reports from NOCD-NY’s Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space profile series.  Initial drafts provided conversation points for and were advanced by a Spacing Out forum, attending by an expanded set of allies, that was held in the summer of 2012.  Click to view and download the reports.  Be on […]

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What would it look like if NYC Invested $50 million in support of its communities?

New York City’s recent capital investment of $50 million dollars in the Culture Shed mega project begs the question – how would a $50 million dollar capital investment in the culture and wellbeing of New York City’s diverse neighborhoods look? This investment in our city’s neighborhood cultural hubs and small arts organizations would provide space […]

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St. George, Staten Island: An Urban Omnibus Profile

In the third article of their series, Urban Omnibus visits St. George, Staten Island, where Summer Brennan traces the contours of the community and its particular opportunities and challenges, including local identity, density, and connection to a citywide cultural network. Photo: Lumen 2013, courtesy of Glen DiCrocco and Staten Island Arts.

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From the Neighborhood Up: A Citywide Forum on Culture and Community

Thanks to the participants and partners of From the Neighborhood Up: A Citywide Forum on Culture and Community for making it such as success. The priorities we generated on May 30 are shaping and refining NOCD-NY’s policy recommendations, which we will share more broadly, including at The Future of Education, Arts and Culture in New York City: A […]

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Fort Greene: An Urban Omnibus Profile

In the coming months, Urban Omnibus will visit St. George on Staten Island, and the Bronx’s Hunts Point. Here, in the second article of the series, Mercedes Kraus explores the cultural history of Fort Greene, Brooklyn http://urbanomnibus.net/2013/04/naturally-occurring-cultural-districts-fort-greene-brooklyn/ Photo: Cumbe Grand Opening Dance Class | Photo by Josh Gilbert, courtesy of Cumbe Dance

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