This week we welcome Christen Clifford - @cd_clifford
The Museum of the City of New York has a new initiative to help center and amplify the voices of young New Yorkers ages 14-24 as they try to make sense of the last year. Named Project 8:46 — that’s how long cellphone footage captured Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck before killing him — it is a video collage of crowdsourced responses, which will be presented with the museum’s ongoing “Activist New York” exhibition.
Open Streets are here to stay.
Our Vaccine Drive helped reach people in the community who otherwise may have found access to vaccinations challenging.
Epicenter-NYC partners with @queensmemory, which has been collecting personal stories about life during the pandemic.
This week we welcome Afzal Hossain. Hossain is a painter, gallery director and business owner based in Queens. His paintings and multimedia works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York City and Bangladesh. A graduate of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, Afzal worked at Robert A.M. Stern Architects as a designer before starting his solo practice focused on painting and design projects.
Fedelina, Mario, Moisés, Yimel, Juan, Ofelia and Guadalupe were all essential workers who passed away during the pandemic. They were also some of our city’s most vulnerable residents — undocumented immigrants. The Women’s March co-founder and artist Paola Mendoza used photos provided by their family members to create an art installation on the Lower East Side to honor and acknowledge their sacrifices. You can view the exhibit at 2 Rivington Street through Monday, May 3 or online: https://essential-immigrants.com/
Skip Amazon and head to the newly reopened Bluestockings Cooperative on the Lower East Side, New York’s only queer, trans and sex worker run bookstore for your literary needs. Its doors are open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This week we're escaping to Cape May. This Victorian beach town is roughly 2.5 hours south of New York City, located at the southern tip of New Jersey. It could be a day trip if you don’t mind the driving, but we say grab a room and spend the night — we saw lots of charming listings on Airbnb for less than $100/night. Tourist season starts Memorial Day weekend, and there is definitely something to be said for beating the crowds.
Astoria/LIC’s first flower CSA (community-supported agriculture) is offering a “flower scholarship” for BIPOC and LBGTQ+ folks who are unemployed, underemployed or underpaid.