Tag Archives: Manhattan

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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PATHWAYS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING: a seminar series

PATHWAYS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING: a seminar series explores multiple pathways to achieve affordable housing in the context of the vibrant and changing neighborhood of the Lower East Side. For individual households and communities, these are long-term processes. Come educate yourself and get involved now! ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT HOWL! HAPPENING, 6 E. 1st Street, New […]

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Video Profile: El Barrio

• • • 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! •

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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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Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space

“Where are the spaces in which we act as a community? Who governs them? Who decides on their design? Their use? And should we blur the controls, the boundaries, the authority, and the thresholds between public and private space, between streets and sidewalks?” – Michael Kimmelman – – – – – – Celebrate the release […]

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Locating The Sacred Festival

Experience the sacred all over New York City at the Asian American Arts Alliance’s LOCATING THE SACRED FESTIVAL September 12-23, 2012 | NYC – Two years in the making, the Locating the Sacred Festival, a project of the Asian American Arts Alliance, has brought together hundreds of artists, arts workers and cultural activists to create […]

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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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MAS Summit for New York City

Join the third annual MAS Summit for New York City on October 18 and 19 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. This year we will be highlighting trailblazing initiatives in New York and other cities around the globe, exploring themes of Development, Density, and Diversity. Participants will speak about the balancing act […]

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In the news: Fourth Arts Block and Queens Museum

Congratulations to NOCD-NY working group members Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) and Queens Museum of Art for the public recognition they’ve recently received for their work! First off, kudos to FABnyc for being selected as one of this year’s Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation grantees! The $200,000 grant will support FABnyc’s ongoing work, in partnership with […]

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‘Saints’ and ‘Ladies’ in the LES

The latest Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) ArtUp scaffolding bridge exhibition, “Saints of the Lower East Side” by artist Tom Sanford, opens with a reception tonight at FAB Café. Featuring seven cultural icons of the Lower East Side, this public art installation has garnered some great media coverage (including an interview with WNYC) in its homage […]

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