Upcoming Programs

“Bushwick Love Letter” is an oral history and community art program that uses place-based storytelling to bring together neighbors and resist gentrification in Bushwick during summer 2018.

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“Bushwick Love Letter” Roundtable on Gentrification & Housing Activism
with “Cities for People, Not for Profit”
Sunday, July 8, 5-7pm
Mayday Space, 170 St Nicholas Ave

Roundtable discussion

Join us for a roundtable discussion on gentrification and housing activism in Bushwick featuring local artists, activists, and community residents who participated in the Cities for People, Not for Profit oral history project, and learn about resources for resisting gentrification and displacement. From 2014-2016 oral historian and artist Cynthia Tobar met with notable Bushwick residents and conducted interviews for “Cities for People, Not for Profit” that traced the history of ongoing gentrification and the fight for affordable housing in Bushwick. This roundtable will bring together some of the narrators to hear updates on how gentrification in Bushwick has progressed in the past few years and discuss the struggle to remain in our neighborhoods.

This free event is an opportunity to connect with neighbors, share our love and concerns for Bushwick, and plug into local activism around gentrification and housing.

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“Bushwick Love Letter” Culminating Celebration
Saturday, August 18, 6:00-8:30pm
Mayday Space, 170 St Nicholas Ave

Performances + Open Mic

The culminating celebration will feature performances of true life stories, songs, and poems inspired by Bushwick.
Add your voice in our open mic!
Details to come.

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Bushwick Love Letter” is an oral history and community art program that uses place-based storytelling to bring together neighbors in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick. By gathering stories and organizing performances that spotlight the long-time community’s love and concerns for Bushwick, “Bushwick Love Letter” aims to strengthen connections between neighbors, resist erosion of local history and culture, and support local organizing efforts around gentrification, displacement, tenant protections, and housing activism. Learn more HERE.

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SAVE THE DATE

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“Staten Island Love Letter” at La Isla Bonita Summer Festival
Saturday, July 21, 4:00-7:00pm
Corporal Thompson Park, Broadway Ave Ave & Henderson Ave

In association with La Isla Bonita Summer Festival, Las Cafeteras, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, and iBomba (DJ Ushka & DJ Beto) will guide audiences on a rhythmic journey ranging from beat music to future dancehall, breaking down borders.

Throughout the festival our Staten Island Love Letter station will provide a space to express your love, pride, concerns and hopes for Staten Island and add it to a borough map.

Pre Show at 4pm: Voices of A People’s History Workshop and The Big Good Wolf performance from the CityParks PuppetMobile.

FREE ADMISSION

Details to come!

DIRECTIONS: Corporal Thompson Park is bordered by Broadway Ave Ave, Henderson Ave, and Chapell Street, and is accessible by the S46, S96, S40, and S44 buses.