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Valuing the Intersection Between Arts, Culture, and Community: An Exchange of Research and Practice

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 and our allies with leading researchers including: Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Studies and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Maria Rosario-Jackson, Senior […]

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

At the end of the month, we presented a letter and policy brief to Mayor-Elect de Blasio, new and continuing City Council Members and the Transition Team. We look forward to upcoming 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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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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East 4th Street’s Construction Zones and Scaffolding

FABnyc exemplified the use of Construction Zones, Scaffolding & Vacant Lots as a canvas for arts practice on East 4th Street for SPACING OUT: A Forum on the Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space.  Click through a slide show of their presentation below.

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El Puente’s 26th Annual Three Kings Day Show!

“Pa’lante Place” is an original stage presentation based on the traditional Three Kings story….with a fantastical twist! With an original story, dynamic choreography and incredible puppetry and set design, this show will be fun for the whole family. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 Free, 2 shows. 1pm (doors open 12p) or 5pm (doors open 4p) Grand […]

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Chinatown: Culture and Change Walking Tour – Sun, Dec 16

1PM – Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest, most bustling neighborhoods with educator Michael Robison of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Along the way, explore how everyday buildings, public and commercial spaces, and the street life of the neighborhood have changed with the times. Visit sites like Heinrich Doyer’s […]

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