FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP:
A CITYWIDE FORUMON CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
Thursday, May 30 El Museo del Barrio and El Barrio community sites 11:00am - 7:00pm
you to join us for a citywide forum to develop a vision for NYC that is
grounded in the cultural vitality and social networks that make our
vision will become the foundation for a shared policy platform to
inform our city's leadership transition in the upcoming year.
The forum will draw on two key ideas. First, it will honor that, as Wendell Berry wrote,“What we need is here.”Every
neighborhood has powerful assets to contribute to a resilient and
thriving New York City. Second, it will recognize our interdependence,
bringing us together to develop collaborative strategies to engage our
City's opportunities and inequities.
SCHEDULE IN PROGRESS (with performances and media interspersed throughout)
Small Group Discussions on... • Community health and sustainability • Innovative uses of urban space • Community resilience and renewal • Equitable development
Reporting Back, Responses and Setting Priorities
We encourage you to join artists, activists and community leaders for
lunch at a community site. If you would like to join one of these small
lunches (10-20 people), please indicate your interest on the
registration page. We will follow up with a site match and inquiry
about dietary restrictions. Adetailed program will follow in the coming weeks.
TheNaturally-Occurring Cultural District New York (NOCD-NY)working
group brings together a unique alliance of artists, activists, creative
manufacturers and policymakers who are committed to revitalizing the
city from the neighborhood up. The alliance is represented in the Bronx
(Bronx Council on the Arts and THE POINT CDC), East Harlem (El Museo del
Barrio and FABnyc), Fort Greene (Urban Bush Women) the Lower East Side
(Fourth Arts Block and New York Chinatown History Project), North
Brooklyn (El Puente and Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center),
Corona, Queens (Queens Museum of Art), Staten Island (Staten Island
Arts) and includes citywide organizations (The Laundromat Project) and
at-large contributors. Questions? Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.