Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Thanks for a Great Tour Season!

Thank you to Joe Matunis, Miguel Hernandez, Pastor Ben McKelahan and El Puente for offering a comprehensive tour of Los Sures (the Southside of Williamsburg) on Saturday, August 8. We visited murals, reflected on industrial architecture, and climbed narrow stairwells to view an after school art studio in the steeple of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church […]

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NOCD-NY member The Laundromat Project featured as a creative way for artists to improve communities

According to The Guardian, The Laundromat Project offers a creative way artists can improve communities: “‘Go to where the people are’ is a phrase that should always be step one in community engagement strategies. In order to amplify the creative power of artists, the Laundromat Project in New York has made this their core principle. […]

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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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What is Cultural Organizing?

In preparation for Arts & Democracy’s annual CULTURAL ORGANIZING FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE WORKSHOP on Saturday, November 15th, co-sponsored by NOCD-NY, our November newsletter asks: “What is Cultural Organizing?” Click here for principles, resources and more details on the upcoming workshop! photo: Arts & Democracy  

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Presenting on Tues, Oct 14 at Cities+

NOCD-NY will  present on the topic of Art, Culture and Community at Satellite Magazine’s talking series Cities + on Tuesday, October 14 at The Way Station. Additional topics will include Willets Point Haiti in New York Public and below-market housing See you there! photo: Shayok Mukhopadhyay, from the People of Willets Point series

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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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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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El Puente Green Light District Summit Schedule

¡Pa’lante Juntos!, El Puente’s Green Light District Summit 2012, will offer exciting workshops, tours, and cultural events! These activities will highlight work accomplished launching the Green Light District in September of 2011 and provide the opportunity to engage more deeply with the campaigns, projects, and community resources that will move them into the future. They […]

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Project for Public Spaces 8th International Public Markets Conference

September 21-23, Cleveland, Ohio More information here. This 8th annual international conference will set a new direction for the vital role markets play in transforming local economies and communities. The conference will spotlight one of Cleveland’s greatest treasures, such as the West Side Market which is celebrating its centennial in 2012. The market has a rich and storied […]

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Joe Matunis. Photo credit: http://citynoise.org/article/7072

El Puente’s Unveiling of “NurtureNature” Mural

Join El Puente as they unveil their latest community mural, “NurtureNature”, created by Los Muralistas de El Puente in collaboration with students, parents, and teachers from PS84 Jose de Diego Elementary School. Youth and teaching artists from El Puente’s leadership centers and the El Puente Academy for Peace & Justice also participated in the design and creation process. […]

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