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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
What gives a neighborhood its character? How does a community express its identity? Culture isn’t limited to museum walls and concert halls – Culture is HERE! Share the unexpected, unique elements of culture in your community by tagging your cultural snapshot on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #cultureishere. Need some inspiration? We composed samples in our November newsletter. We look […]
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.
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
“Urban Omnibus has partnered with the NOCD Working Group to look more deeply into just a few of New York’s NOCDs. Over the next several months, we will publish four original articles that illuminate the specific constellations of social forces, strategies, organizations, and individuals that make Corona, Fort Greene, St. George, and Hunts Point emblematic, […]
• • • Check out this El Barrio Today Arts Cluster walking tour–organized by El Museo del Barrio, NOCD-NY and Municipal Art Society–which occurred over the summer. From your desktop, you can witness some of the assets that express East Harlem’s cultural identity. Now get out and explore them for yourself! •
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.
“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 […]