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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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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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PUERTO RICO IN ITS LABYRINTH: Chronicles of a Country and a World in Crisis

A solo exhibition of works on paper highlights new work by Puerto Rican artist, educator and social scientist José Buscaglia, consisting of paintings, sculptures and texts commenting on the legacy of colonialism and the history of oppression in the Caribbean, the Americas and Africa in the midst of a global crisis and change. Co-Curated by […]

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El Puente Green Light District Launches WEPA! Project to Map Cultural Resources of Los Sures

On Thursday, August 9th, 2012, at La Guayabera community social held at Espiritu Tierra Community Garden, El Puente officially launched the El Puente Green Light District WEPA! Project. The goal of the project is to document and share the artistic and cultural expression of the Southside community through in-depth mapping of cultural assets, activities, places […]

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Stories of Place: Ellen Pollan in the Bronx

We are launching a new series that examines the cultural life of New York’s boroughs and districts through the eyes of its inhabitants. From organization leaders to artists to long-time residents, these varied voices compile to paint a more textured picture of vibrancy in New York’s diverse neighborhoods. Our inaugural post features Ellen Pollan, Deputy […]

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A Look at Lumen

Staten Island’s waterfront morphed into a scene of art, music, dance and salt last Saturday as the site of Lumen 2012. This third annual video and performance art festival involved 50 artists who transformed Atlantic Salt Company’s raw, industrial grounds into an imaginative, other-worldly landscape of sights and sounds. If you missed Saturday’s festivities, check […]

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Making Buildings Work: the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (GMDC) is a non-profit industrial developer that over the past twenty years has rehabilitated six North Brooklyn buildings and made more than 750,000 square feet of space available to small manufacturers, artisans and artists. Check out an interview with Urban Omnibus here.

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A Snapshot of Staten Island’s Arts Community

Staten Island is New York City’s fastest growing county. Since 1990, its population has risen by 24%, forging an increase in the diversity of its artists and cultural groups.  Drawn by easy links to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, proximity to cultural institutions, affordable rents and access to the waterfront, many have clustered in downtown […]

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South Williamsburg’s El Puente Green Light District

For nearly 30 years, El Puente (translated in Spanish as “The Bridge”) has created programs, resources, and organizing campaigns based on the belief that personal development is never separate from community development, and vice versa.  The El Puente Green Light District (GLD) is a ten-year initiative of the Williamsburg Southside Community to exercise its right […]

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