Join us in celebrating the vibrant cultural spirit of Staten Island this June with the Juneteenth Freedom Festival and Universal Temple of the Arts’ Love in Bloom performance. Experience history, music, dance, and the power of community at these enriching events.
Did you know? “Ferry Tales” A Documentary Filmed On The Staten Island Ferry Was Nominated For An Oscar in 2004?
We had a chance to chat with Corinna Sager, producer of Ferry Tales and Kamillah Hanks who was featured in the film and consequentially was the film’s publicist. Hanks is currently running for the north shore council seat against incumbent Debi Rose.
The following is the second in a series of articles regarding the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership and their project, “Illuminate Stapleton”, winner of the NYC Neighborhood Challenge Innovation grant competition from Staten Island.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of announcing in one of my posts that there is an event taking place in Stapleton as the result of a grant which was awarded this year to the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership (HTPCP) by NYC in order to unify Stapleton. A meeting concerning this was held on March 25th and guidelines were distributed regarding the submission process for artists to participate.
After being the first from Staten Island to ever win the NYC Neighborhood Challenge, the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership has held the first of several meetings to organize “Illuminate Stapleton” on February 3rd.
Already 2 years old, The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership is uplifting Staten Island’s 10304. The purpose is to highlight the space for positive educational programs, events and community arts. The park is the second oldest in Staten Island, making its name for itself in the 1830s. The idea is to encourage private and public investment, keeping its structure beautified and giving off a healthier social and economical community.
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