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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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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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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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Weekend Events on Arts in Recovery and Resilience

Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up This weekend, NOCD-NY will be contributing to Charting the Road to Resilience: From the Ground Up, a two-day Municipal Art Society convening to exchange lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and to cultivate ideas for how to become a more livable and resilient New York. Site Visits, […]

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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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Support Urban Bush Women in Celebration of their 30th Anniversary

In 1984, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar founded Urban Bush Women (UBW) to express in dance, movement and words women’s experiences, African American history, and cultural influences of the African Diaspora. Urban Bush Women draws a diverse and committed audience by producing bold and life-affirming work. And they are turning 30 soon! Touring, facilitating workshops that […]

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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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LINC Keynote: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women, recently gave a wonderful keynote speech at the 2012 ‘Creative Communities Convening’ for LINC. Special thanks to Jawole for her mention of NOCD-NY and the work that we all do together here in NYC: “Urban Bush Women is part of a group called the […]

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Tour East 4th Street on Sun, August 19th

Fourth Arts Block: Exploring Experimental Culture in the East Village Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) is rooted in the Lower East Side’s long history of hosting community and cultural spaces that served marginalized immigrants, artists, and activists. In the 1960′s and 70′s, East 4th Street coalesced as a center for experimental theater and film. Four decades […]

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