Wednesday, September 17, 2014
NYCT, American Express, Ford Support Launch of Caribbean Cultural Center
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), the nation's foremost Afro-Caribbean cultural center, will break ground today. The landmark Romanesque Revival-style firehouse, designed by Napoleon LeBrun & Sons and completed in 1889, will be fitted with gallery and community performance spaces and activities there will include cultural workshops and educational programming. It will be an anchor institution for the neighborhood and replaces a "dead zone" left when the firehouse was closed in 2003. It is projected to open to the public in September, 2015.
Activities at the new Center will include visual art exhibits, workshops in dance and poetry, school programs with artists, workshops on Yoruba culture/religion, public discussions on the history and future of East Harlem, and administration of CCCADI's after school programs and its activities in partnership with other institutions, including its annual concert with Lincoln Center Out of Doors....