Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Cultural Organizing for Community Change, Nov 12

NOCD-NY invites you to CULTURAL ORGANIZING FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE on Saturday, November 12, 9:30am-6:00pm at Groundswell, Brooklyn, NY. REGISTER HERE! Join fellow organizers, artists, media makers, and policy makers to learn effective ways to deepen your work and engage your creativity in organizing for community change. The day includes a cultural organizing framework, hands-on skill building […]

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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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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?

Arts & Democracy, a project directed by NOCD-NY co-founder Caron Atlas, builds cultural organizing capacity around arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice as tools for community revitalization. Arts & Democracy’s work was an important piece in organizing the first Naturally Occurring Cultural District (NOCD) roundtable conversation. In preparation for Arts & Democracy’s annual […]

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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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