Following in the Footsteps of Alexander Hamilton II
What: CITYarts has produced and created its 330th public mural in the historic community park that celebrated the local cultures with a focus on the legacy of Alexander Hamilton. This project was created in collaboration with local youth, artist Hugo Bastidas and artist assistants, 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 with the help from, Hamilton Grange Middle School, New Design Middle School, Urban Assembly School for Performing Arts, Democracy Prep Harlem High School, Brotherhood/Sister Sol, It Takes a Village to Raise Fantabulous Children!
Current Supporters include: Council Member Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, NYC Parks & Rec
Why: CITYarts strives to: Engage neighborhood youth to become actively involved in transforming their community. Revitalize the neighborhood space to make it more welcoming and enjoyable for the people who live and visit there. 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 through October 2018