On the evening of May 23, NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl will hold open office hours for Bronx residents at the Mott Haven Library to meet and discuss the proposals in What We Heard.
What We Heard provides an overview of proposals and ideas received through months of public engagement for CreateNYC, the City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. From May 15-31, residents can review the proposals at CreateNYC.org to offer feedback and rate their priorities for what will be included in the cultural plan when it is released this Summer.
Who: DCLA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl
What: CreateNYC Office Hours with the Commissioner: What We Heard
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mott Haven Library, 321 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY, 10454
In May 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation requiring the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to lead creation of New York City’s first comprehensive cultural plan, CreateNYC. Public input will be the backbone of CreateNYC, providing a long-term blueprint for the efforts and policies of the City and its partners in expanding access to cultural opportunities for all New Yorkers. The plan will also examine a number of issues crucial for maintaining New York City’s cultural vibrancy, including affordable artist workspace; access to arts education; and the role of cultural activities in public space. The CreateNYC cultural plan will be published in Summer 2017. More information is available here.