Following in the Footsteps of Alexander Hamilton
What: CITYarts will produce and create its #315th public mural in a historic community park that celebrates the local history with a focus on Alexander Hamilton. This project will be created in collaboration with local youth, professional artists, volunteers and residents in the community. We hope to celebrate the unique community identity of Harlem where Hamilton lived.
Where: Alexander Hamilton Playground, Hamilton Place, W 140th Street to 141st Street, Hamilton Heights in Harlem.Wall size: 80ft H X 25ft W.
Who: Lead Artist: Hugo Bastidas. Collaborators: Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, Hamilton Grange Middle School, New Design Middle School, Columbia Secondary School, The Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts. Supporters include: Council Member Mark Levine, NYC Parks & Rec, 180 Degrees Columbia University students.
Why: Engage neighboring youth to become actively involved in transforming their community.
Revitalize the neighborhood space to make it more welcoming and enjoyable for the community.
Bring together youth and families to collaborate on a project that will improve a significant communal space and their quality of life.
Empower youth to take leadership roles in acting as a positive force in their community while learning practical skills.
When: Mid-May to October 2017