MBP Gale Brewer’s 2017 Manhattan Cultural Tourism Grant Winners And More

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation have announced this year’s Manhattan recipients of Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grants.The grant program promotes culture and the arts across all five boroughs by supporting the promotion of cultural events and exhibits and increasing visitor awareness of each borough’s cultural offerings.

“Manhattan’s greatest wealth is its array of cultural gems, and not just our massive institutions known all over the world but our neighborhood museums, studios, and cultural institutions that both preserve old traditions and incubate innovative new works and artists,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Exposing visitors to the true diversity of experiences our borough’s neighborhoods have to offer boosts tourism, helps local neighborhoods and businesses, and exposes the true breadth of what our city has to offer the world.”

“Supporting new cultural opportunities keeps New York City exciting and vital,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of the NYC & Company Foundation. “Encouraging cultural tourism increases visitor spending and job creation essential to the local economy.”

This year’s recipients are:

Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance of New York, Inc.
15th Anniversary Season of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra – $2,000

Arts Horizon Leroy Neiman Art Center, Inc.
Artist Development – Gallery Exhibitions & Special Events Program – $2,000

Battery Dance Corporation
Battery Dance Festival, Especially From New Jersey – $2,000

Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association
Pilot Year of a Theater Festival in Honor Of Vaclav Havel – $2,000

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD)
50th Anniversary Branding & Digital Marketing Initiative – $2,000

Center for Book Arts
Book Arts Marketing Project – $2,000

Chashama Arts
Anita’s Way 2017 Performance Season – $2,000

Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corp.
Everyday Chinatown – $2,000

Dance Parade, Inc.
11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival – $2,000

Ensemble Studio Theatre
36th Marathon of One-Act Plays – $2,000

Harlem Park 2 Park
Harlem Days Harlem Nights – $2,000

Harlem School of the Arts
Harlem School of the Arts Seasonal Calendar – $2,000

Harlem Tourism Board (HTB)
Harlem Holiday Windows 2017 – $2,000

Kehila Kedosha Janina Preservation and Cultural Fund, Inc.
Greek Jewish Festival – $2,000

Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage
Community-Based Storytelling Series – $2,000

LIT Fund Incorporated (d/b/a The Indie Theater Fund)
Recruitment and Marketing of Indie Theater in New York City Project – $2,000

Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)
Web Design Initiative – $2,000

Make Music New York, Inc.
Make Music New York, Manhattan Marketing Campaign – $2,000

Morris-Jumel Mansion, Inc.
Interactive Theatre Productions Project – $2,000

El Museo Del Barrio
Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration: Parade and Celebration January 5, 2018 – $2,000

Museum At Eldridge Street
18th Annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival – $2,000

The New Festival, Inc.
Newfest, New York’s LGBT Film Festival – $2,000

New York African Chorus Ensemble, Inc.
The Gathering Xi Concert Series and Two-Day 8th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival – $2,000

New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF)
New York International Children’s Film Festival 2017- $2,000

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)
2017 Uptown Arts Stroll – $2,000

Pan American Musical Art Research
Latin American Cultural Week – $2,000

Spanish Theatre Repertory Company, Ltd.
Voces De Mujeres En El Siglo De Oro (Women Voices from Spanish Golden Age of Dreams) – $2,000

Theater for the New City Foundation
Theater for the New City 2017 Season – $2,000

West Side Community Garden
Garden Summer Festival – $2,000

World Music Institute Inc.
Production of Promo and Event Materials For WMI Performances – $2,000

Borough Cultural Tourism Development Grants are privately funded by donations to the NYC & Company Foundation, the mission of which is to support tourism in all five boroughs by promoting local cultural events and institutions. The grant program is administered by the Borough President’s Office, and cultural groups are invited to apply for funding annually through the Borough President’s online grant portal. Recipients are selected by the Borough President based on the merit of the program.

More information on this grant program and how to apply can be found on the Borough President’s Cultural Tourism Grants web page, here: http://manhattanbp.nyc.gov/html/budget/cultural-tourism-grants.shtml

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