A Series of Free Workshops on How to Improve East Harlem’s Environmental Sustainability and Preserve the Neighborhood’s Historic Homes and Cultural Identity
Our neighborhood is at a crossroads, facing a number of threats including climate change, development, and gentrification. WE ACT for Environmental Justice, in collaboration with Ascendant Neighborhood Development and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, are offering a series of free public workshops to help protect, preserve, and strengthen our community.
Thursday, Sept. 5th: 6:00-8:00 PM
- Introduction & Climate Resiliency Workshop by WE ACT for Environmental Justice - Because of climate change, many parts of East Harlem are likely to experience more flooding and severe and more prolonged heatwaves. Participants will learn what needs to be done to protect their neighborhood from both climate change and gentrification.
Wednesday, Sept. 11th: 6:00-8:00 PM
- Preservation 101 Workshop by Ascendant Neighborhood Development - Participants will discuss what needs to be preserved in the community and learn about the various tools of preservation, landmarking buildings, and tax credits.
Thursday, Sept. 19th: 6:00-8:00 PM
- Arts & Culture Workshop by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute - Participants will learn how arts and culture can inform urban design in East Harlem as a means of preservation.
Lunch & Refreshments, Childcare & Activities, and Spanish-Language Interpretation will be provided. This site is accessible.
120 E 125th Street (between Park & Lexington)
New York, NY 10035
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