"HARLEM CANVAS FOR CHANGE"
Sometimes activism is necessary to change society
The 125t Street Business Improvement District is issuing a
"CALL OUT" to residents, artists, graffiti writers, politicians, celebrities, children, seniors, employees, students, visitors
and more to
express your views and feelings in words, drawings, and other forms of visual imagery
on the "
Harlem Canvas of Change" walls
th Street in the BID's boundaries (125
th Street between Morningside and Fifth Avenue).
The death of George Floyd has unearthed many emotions and thoughts in everyone and those emotions should be expressed.
Everyone is angry!!!!
Let's turn that anger into an instrument for change.
The 125th Street BID is offering boarded up storefronts as a canvas for you to express your ideas, hopes and dreams for social justice.
IT ALL STARTS NOW
The first walls to be available aare located on the southwest corner of
125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
They are being painted black this morning and will be available today
as soon as the paint dries at approximately
Come out and wear your masks. Abide by social distancing rules and be respectful of your
expressions Take pictures, use social media, and encourage others to visit the wall and "Express Themselves".
The BID will use this project to impact public policy here in our city. We only ask that you include #harlemcanvasforchange, #125thstreetbid and #harlemstrong in your posts.
We are all in this together and we are going to make it through.
Grants to be awarded to small independent Harlem
businesses affected by the world health crisis
m, NY - June 3, 2020 -
, in collaboration with
125th St. Business Improvement District
the Harlem Commonwealth Council
HCC), announced today that applications are open for the
Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative
to provide support to small and independent Harlem businesses in financial need. The fund has been created with resources from 125
St. BID and the HCC, as well as a portion of proceeds raised from the Apollo's "
Let's Stay (In) Together: A Benefit to Support the Apollo
" program on June 4. Through the initiative the organizations will distribute twenty $1,000 micro-grants to local merchants that define the culture and the vitality of Harlem.
Independently owned and operated businesses in Harlem are encouraged to apply for the
Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative.
Applications will be open from June 3 to June 25, 2020, and recipients will be notified the week of July 6, 2020.
To review the complete eligibility requirements and submit an application,
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