The Five Boro Story Project produces free community events that bring New Yorkers together through sharing true stories and art inspired by our neighborhoods. Our hyper-localized public programs create opportunities to deeply connect with our neighbors and our neighborhoods through true life stories, song, poetry, dance, film, and discussion about the places where we live. The programs aim to strengthen community connections, preserve personal narratives, challenge negative perceptions of the outer boroughs and marginalized areas, resist erosion of local history and culture, and celebrate the diverse neighborhoods and people of NYC.
What We Do
We travel throughout the five boroughs producing community storytelling programs that spotlight different neighborhoods; curate performances by local artists and residents who have strong pieces about their neighborhood; and invite community members to share their own stories and art through workshops, open mics, story circles, and other participatory activities. For each program we partner with incredible people and organizations that are deeply rooted in the neighborhood, and make these programs possible.
Since launching in April 2013, the Five Boro Story Project has brought New Yorkers together for celebrations of our neighborhoods from Jackson Heights to Washington Heights, from Sunset Park to Park Slope, from Stapleton to the South Bronx. We hope to come soon to a neighborhood near you!
If you have a story you’d like to share in one of our future programs, let us know! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about our story here.