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Snapshots from our Citywide Forum!

Thanks for joining us in the Bronx on Friday, October 28 for our citywide forum, From the Neighborhood Up: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City. We continue to compile notes and visuals from the day. And thanks to NOCD-NY members and event photographer Alicia Clarke, we can share some of these snapshots […]

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It’s Here! Our Citywide Forum is Friday! #nocdnyforum

BOOK NOW! for NOCD-NY’s second annual citywide forum FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City Friday, October 23 We’re approaching our capacity, so register now! Explore ideas, get connected, and propose bold new ideas for our city. Join artists, activists, educators and other community leaders to develop a vision […]

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A Cultural Plan

Co-sponsored by Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Council Member Stephen Levin, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill to law on May 11 that requires the Department of Cultural Affairs to form a cultural plan by July 1, 2017. The plan will engage the public to help map where arts activities exist and where […]

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POLICY BRIEF: Arts and Culture for a Just and Equitable City

Arts and culture can provide the inspiration, tools, and capacity needed to unify New York City into a more just and equitable city for all. We need to dream big, feel connected, propose bold new ideas, and engage the city in an inclusive transformation. Because cultural change precedes and embodies political change, arts and culture […]

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PATHWAYS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING: a seminar series explores multiple pathways to achieve affordable housing in the context of the vibrant and changing neighborhood of the Lower East Side. For individual households and communities, these are long-term processes. Come educate yourself and get involved now! ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT HOWL! HAPPENING, 6 E. 1st Street, New […]

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Neighbors and Strangers

“We fought poverty, violence and blight, and we made the Southside a better place to live. We are now strangers in our own neighborhood, and it’s painful.” Read the Americans for the Arts blog post to learn how Williamsburg community leader Evelyn Cruz’s words continue to influence Co-Director Caron Atlas’s and NOCD-NY’s approach. photo: historic image […]

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Cultural Organizing for Community Change, November 15th

Only a few openings remain for this Saturday’s Cultural Organizing for Community Change workshop. REGISTER NOW! Arts & Democracy and NOCD-NY present the all-day workshop and reception (6-7pm) at Groundswell, 540 President Street Brooklyn, NY. Join fellow organizers, artists, media makers, and policy makers to learn effective ways to deepen your work and engage your creativity in […]

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Dance on the Greenway and Arts Engagement Panel in Red Hook!

This Saturday, October 11, come to the Red Hook waterfront for Dance on the Greenway, a site-specific dance festival hosted by Dance Theatre Etcetera. Four diverse choreographers have created site-specific work to be performed at Erie Basin Park, behind IKEA. Between performances, from 3-4pm, NOCD-NY members will be featured on a panel, Engaged Arts Practices: The […]

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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 peer-to-peer workshops, clinics and a book fair supporting neighborhood and community improvement. Check out the day’s contributors and activities here.

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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 Climate March this Sunday, Sept 21! El Puente offers a packed lineup of events this weekend, including the Southside Connex and ¡WEPA! Festivals. And THE POINT CDC held group workshops last weekend to generate posters for Sunday. If you’re not as artistically inclined […]

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