Joint Statement From Tom Finkelpearl And Darren Walker On City Art, Monuments And Markers

Joint statement from Tom Finkelpearl and Darren Walker co-chairs of Bill de Blasio’s Mayorial Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers from Harlem to Hollis, New York: Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches New Mobile Lactation Suites From Harlem To Hollis

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Health Department today celebrated the opening of five “lactation pods” around the city, one in each borough, in locations that serve parents and families. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces His Cultural Plan For All New Yorkers, CreateNYC

Mayor de Blasio today joined NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer to release CreateNYC, New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Releases Plan To Invest In New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today released New York Works, a series of 25 initiatives to spur 100,000 jobs with good wages over the coming decade. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Kicks Off Annual Borough Arts Festivals

Chancellor Fariña today kicked off the third annual Borough Arts Festivals, a series of visual and performing arts events in each borough that provide platforms for nearly 2,700 students from over 460 schools to showcase their work from the school year. Continue Reading →

Gracie Mansion Conservancy Announces The Opening Of “New York 1942”

Today, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gracie Mansion serving as New York City’s Mayoral residence, the Gracie Mansion Conservancy announces a new exhibit, New York 1942, with images from Harem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Today Signs Legislation Increasing Percent For Art Program Funding

Mayor de Blasio today signed 12 pieces of legislation on which he previously held a hearing – Intros. 1290-A, 1295-A, 1296-A and 1297-A, in relation to the Percent for Art program… Continue Reading →

Council Members Cumbo, Van Bramer, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Historic Arts Package

The arts has been a huge part of the history of Harlem. Today, the New York City Council passed a package of legislation introduced by Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo to modernize the Percent for Art program. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce IDNYC Free In 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced IDNYC will remain free in 2017, and is now processing full enrollments under a new policy that does not involve the retention of cardholders’ personal background documents. Continue Reading →

New Cultural Affairs Commissioner Finkelpearl And Others At Arts Workshop In Harlem

On December 20th, 2016, at Harlem Stage, the CreateNYC team will hold its Manhattan borough-wide workshop where residents can participate in the process of creating New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña Annoounces Arts In School Rport From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaChancellor Fariña today released the 2015-16 Annual Arts in Schools Report, highlighting a record 11 year-high in the number of certified arts teachers, as well a substantial increase in arts programming for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs Announce Tania Bruguera As Artist-in-Residence

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NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Nisha Agarwal announced that internationally acclaimed artist Tania Bruguera will serve as an artist-in-residence for one year at MOIA. Continue Reading →