El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 Grand Opening
On September 26, nearly 2,000 residents of El Barrio/East Harlem joined the residents of PS109, and staff and volunteers of El Taller Latino Americano, Hi-ARTS and the Shakespeare Forum for an art-filled celebration sponsored, in part, by Capital One Bank. The entire building opened to the community with art, music, and performance. Artspace and El Barrio’s Operation Fightback were joined by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Acting Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Edwin Torres, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and supporters from the Ford Foundation, Raymond James, and Capital One Bank, among others. If you weren’t able to join us for the celebration, you can find a slideshow with some photo highlights on Facebook at Artspace PS109.
Video by Max Lakner