Category | Public Programs

Revitalized by Vitagraph

“Silent film studio? In Brooklyn?” My questions were in response to an idea Rebecca tossed out during a brainstorming session in January of this year. I work out at Brooklyn College, as an academic advisor for the Scholars Program of the Honors Academy, and wanted to design an Urban Memory Project workshop within our community for […]

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A Neighborhood’s Star Turn, Courtesy of a Librarian

Seward Park Library’s Sean Ferguson, organizer of the Lower East Side Heritage Film Series, is highlighted in this terrific New York Times Article.  Ferguson, a friend of UMP, has worked with us to present “The Seward Park Branch and the Neighborhood it Serves,” to our students and supporters.  The film documents the LES neighborhood in the 1930s, […]

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Students on panel about Gentrification

Five students from the Secondary School for Research, Nicol Medina, Kia Yard, Kittrell Breland, Ramshah Kanwal and Jake Lehman, were on a panel discussion about gentrification as part of the public programming for the exhibition The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, at the Museum for Contemporary African Diaspora Arts in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. […]

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Feb. 2, 2008: Lost in Transition Curator Walk-through

Ain Gordon and Rebecca Krucoff will host a curator walk-through and discussion about their current exhibition Lost in Transition at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Joining them will be teachers and students from several Urban Memory Project schools as well as photographer and author Vincent Cianni. For more information, contact the Brooklyn Historical Society:

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