+space Manhattanville Community Hub (working title)
A Broadway: 1000 Steps Project
Lead Artist: Elliott Maltby
Location: Manhattanville Houses, West Harlem, NYC
What is it? The +Space Manhattanville Community Hub will be a site for information, workshops, arts programming and community gatherings, with a focus on climate justice and emergency preparedness.
Key Community Partners: WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Manhattanville Residents Association & thread collective
+SPACE Manhattanville Community Hub grew out of a November 2014 CALL/WORKSHOP with community members at SoHarlem. Arising from the workshop, it was evident the one of the community's biggest concerns was being prepared for emergency situations, like they experienced during hurricane Sandy. Its core concept was inspired by WE ACT’s Northern Manhattan Climate Plan, a strategy to confront the impacts of climate change by addressing long-standing disparities in political and economic power, published in 2015.
The Hub, which is currently still in the research and design phase, will host a number of useful features such as solar-powered charging stations, community message boards and a companion text alert system to be used in emergencies. It will also be a central location for arts and climate justice activities featuring local artists and experts, ranging from urban gardening workshops to poetry classes and beyond. These activities, like the Hub itself, will be designed in consultation with the local community.
+Space Manhattanville Community Hub is in the process of raising capital funds for it's construction. The Hub has been accepted into the Council Member Mark Levine's Participatory Budgeting Campaign for District 7. If you live in District 7, you can help us secure our funding! Voting opens on Saturday April 7th and ends on Sunday April 15th. Anyone over the age of 11 is eligible to vote, no registration necessary.
Saturday April 14th / Manhattanville Community Center / 530 West 133rd St / 10am-12pm
Saturday April 7th / New York City District 7 Office / 500 West 141st Street / 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Monday April 9- Saturday April 14, 2018 / George Bruce Library / 518 West 125th Street / 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Monday April 9- Saturday April 14 / Bloomingdale Library / 150 West 100th Street / 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM