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Oct 14-16, Understanding & Undoing Racism + Community Organizing Training

October 14-16. Co-sponsored in part by NOCD-NY, The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is offering an Understanding & Undoing Racism + Community Organizing Training for Educators and Artists–the ecosystem of people working with young people. Reserve your spot now! View details about the sliding fee scale below. How do we create anti-racist networks? How […]

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Summer Events!

Kelly Street Initiative Through August In partnership with Workforce Housing Group, Kelly Street Garden, and Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, The Laundromat Project is transforming a 2 bedroom apartment on Kelly Street in Longwood, South Bronx into a thriving creative community hub, with artist studios, arts programming, and community partnerships that engage the larger Kelly Street […]

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ART-IVATE: El Puente Creative Justice Approach Toolkit

How can the arts and creative expression be used as powerful tools for learning and engagement? How can the passion found in creativity move participants from inspiration to action as leaders for social change? For 34 years, El Puente has used the arts and creativity as a vehicle for community transformation in a codified framework. […]

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A Great Day of Arts From Our Neighborhoods

On Sunday, Feb 28, a citywide audience joined us at MoMA PS1 Print Shop for a button making workshop with The Laundromat Project , a theatrical excerpt and discussion by Downtown Art, a body movement exercise with STooPS, and a screen printing activity with Mobile Print Power and El Puente. We thank MoMA PS1 for […]

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Feb 28! Arts From Our Neighborhoods at MoMA PS1

Join NOCD-NY on Feb 28, 1-3pm at MoMA PS1 Print Shop for a button making workshop with The Laundromat Project (working in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant and the South Bronx), a theatrical excerpt by Downtown Art (working on the Lower East Side), a body movement exercise with STooPS (working in Bedford-Stuyvesant), and a screen printing activity with […]

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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. And thanks to photographer Alicia Clarke, we can share some of the day with you. . . .  

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NOCD-NY Citywide Forum, Friday, Oct 23

Join us on Friday, October 23 for our second annual citywide forum, FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City. Join other artists, activists, educators and leaders to develop a vision for the city that cares about our neighborhoods, insists on equity, and embraces our civic energy. We invite you […]

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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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Toolkits for Creative Change

Last month, NOCD-NY member Arts & Democracy hosted Toolkits for Creative Change, a national conference call featuring three model toolkits: The People’s Creative Toolkit/Herramientas Populares from Rogue Citizen, Line Break Media, SEIU Local 26, and Arts & Democracy; Making Waves from the Culture Group; and Envisioning Development from the Center for Urban Pedagogy. Artists and arts organizations have created toolkits to amplify […]

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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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