Following in the Footsteps of Alexander Hamilton project year 3

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: 

  -  April 2019 through October 2019

What:

CITYarts is producing and creating mural #338 in the historic community park that celebrates the local cultures with a focus on the legacy of Alexander Hamilton. This project is being created in collaboration with the local schools, youth, community, a professional artist, artist assistants, volunteers and residents. We hope to celebrate the unique community identity of Harlem where Hamilton lived and inspire our youth to follow in his footsteps. 

Where:

Alexander Hamilton Playground, Hamilton Place and 

W 140th Street to 141st Street 

Wall size: 80ft H X 25ft W

Who:

Collaborators:

- Students: Hamilton Grange Middle                                    School, New Design Middle School, Urban Assembly for Performing Arts, and Democracy Prep Harlem High School 

- CITYarts Artist: Hugo Bastidas

- CITYarts Volunteers, Interns & Staff

- Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment       

- Program

- Brotherhood Sister Sol

- It Takes a Village to Raise Fantabulous Children!

Supporters:

-Council Member Mark Levine

-NYC Parks & Rec

-West Harlem Development Corporation