Monday, December 2, 2013

PANEL UPDATE: December 4 and EXHIBITION OPENING: December 10

Urban Revitalization and East Harlem Rezoning Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Admission is FREE for CIVITAS members. Find out how to become a member.
CIVITAS's discussion series continues this December with an investigation of urban revitalization through the lens of East Harlem rezoning and updated land use policies. This panel of neighborhood leaders and experts will look specifically at projects currently under way in East Harlem, including the renovation of the former P.S. 109 into affordable live-work space for artists, and the transformation of La Marqueta, a marketplace under the Metro North railway tracks between East 111th and East 116th Streets that was once the economic and social center of the neighborhood.
-Karrie Jacobs - Contributing Editor, Metropolis; founding editor-in-chief, Dwell
-Peter Gluck - Principal, GLUCK+
-Matthew Washington - Chair, Community Board 11 and Advisory Member of CIVITAS
-Gus Rosado - Executive Director, El Barrio's Operation Fightback
All discussions in the series will take place at the National Academy
1083 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street. map
For tickets, call (212) 369-4880 x 201.
CIVITAS members can RSVP by calling the museum at the above number.

SAVE THE DATE: Esplanade Exhibition Opening at City Swiggers on December 10th

Join CIVITAS for a opening reception celebrating the new Reimagining the Waterfront exhibition location at City Swiggers.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
City Swiggers
320 East 86th Street
(between First and Second Avenues)
In the evening, exact time TBD
Reimagining the Waterfront is a CIVITAS-sponsored initiative to improve the East River Esplanade between East 63rd and 125th Streets. The exhibition features the eight winning proposals from the 2012 design-ideas competition, as well as historic images of the East River Esplanade and photographs of the site today.
Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan’s East River Esplanade was organized by the Museum of the City of New York. It was curated by Andrea Renner, the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, and was on view at the Museum from June 6 through October 28, 2012.
For more information on the project, please or call CIVITAS at (212) 996-0745.