Meet Our Partners

Chhaya CDC, serving Jackson Heights and Richmond Hill, Queens, will activate Lt. Frank McConnell Park to celebrate the Indo-Caribbean and Punjabi communities of the area. They will lead a community engagement process culminating in a street fair to celebrate Richmond Hill’s heritage, while organizing to develop a long-term vision for the space.

GrowHouse Community Design + Development Group, serving Flatbush and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, will develop creative activations around the Flatbush African Burial Ground and support a community engagement process to establish a long-term vision for the space. They will advance their work to develop a Black history corridor connecting sites of resistance and connection in Central Brooklyn.

Queens Community Justice Center-The Rockaways (QCJC-TR), serving Far Rockaway in Queens, will celebrate the resilience of Far Rockaway and provide safe spaces for people to be together in community. They will activate shared spaces on NYCHA campuses through resident-led street festivals and cultural programming that uncovers the local history of Far Rockaway.

Staten Island Urban Center (SIUC), serving Tompkinsville, Staten Island, will activate Tompkinsville Park as a community asset to uplift the richness of Afro-Caribbean culture through food, art, dance and music grounded in the memories of ancestors. They will launch a food and spice market that brings visibility to Black, Afro-Caribbean, and Latinx communities in Staten Island.

Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ), serving Soundview and Bruckner, Bronx, will activate the future site of the Soundview Economic Hub — a currently vacant space underneath the Bruckner Expressway — with temporary art installations that honor the history of self-determination in the Bronx.

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