If President Trump truly wants to truly heal our nation and put it back to work, he needs smart, effective strategies for building cultural understanding. I urge him to start with artists.
TKTS was started to bring new audiences, especially lower-income people of color, into New York City theaters. Then and now, the locations for discount ticket sales haven’t reached as far needed into those communities.
This summer, Flushing Town Hall is presenting a fun and dynamic lineup of performances and special events, providing global arts for a global community in Queens and beyond. This July through early September, the venue will offer programs for a multigenerational audience, featuring everything from drumming under the moon and The Moth StorySLAM to family programming and an adult puppet show.
Although the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs has strongly advocated for equity in the arts, the agency’s granting programs could do more to bolster the small and local organizations that are under threat.
As the mayor and City Council focus on creating a budget that provides essential services for all city residents, increasing support in the city’s budget for arts and culture should be a top priority.
City Limits’ series on summer learning continues with a look at a Brooklyn program where learning to excel at science, technology, engineering and math involves learning—among other things—how to yelp.