New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, joined by children, families, local residents of all ages and organizations, will gather at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Thursday, March 17, at 2:30pm to paint an historic mural that will highlight the beauty, cultural diversity and unity of the Crown Heights neighborhood.
This year youth participants at Groundswell have been working on a mural project that is meant to capture the nuance and interconnectedness of Crown Heights communities. After presenting their ideas at various discussion panels and hearing from community members, the youth artists have finalized their design (pictured above).
The mural has been titled “One Crown Heights,” a cross-cultural project intended to increase community bonds, mobilize positive behavior and create opportunities for the Black, Caribbean, Jewish and newer residents to work towards One Crown Heights.
The event is part of a larger project funded by the City Council to support a series of community conversations, special events, and the creation of a mural that promotes diversity and unity. This summer, the community will be recognizing the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of the Crown Heights Riots.
Until then, Groundswell and partners on this project, including the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, will be hosting community painting days. The first one is kicking off on Thursday, and the community is invited to join in!
WHO: New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Brooklyn Crown Heights Mediation Center, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, Jewish Children’s Museum, Groundswell, Repair the World
WHAT: Painting and Museum Exploration
WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2:30pm – 5:00pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Bklyn