Power in Place: Building Community Wealth and Well-being in Mott Haven-Port Morris is a community asset mapping and planning project that will support our community land trust, the Mott-Haven-Port Morris Community Land Stewards. The project will make the case for community prioritized use of land by (i) creating a GIS (geographic information system) framework to identify opportunities, constraints, and requirements for the creation and use of public space; (ii) developing a community-driven plan, incorporating the myriad of existing plans (from Pratt, CUNY, MIT, Penn Design and Columbia, among others), to create new and strengthen existing public space utilizing the CLT model; (iii) re-engaging the community and stakeholders for input and direction; and (iv) building a communication toolkit that will strengthen advocacy and education about the CLT model.
When: Saturday, July 16, 11-4 pm
Where: Lincoln Avenue Waterfront (south of East 132nd Street)
- International Musical Line-up – including:
- Bandistan Ensemble * – Musicians from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
- Plenatorium – contemporary interpretation of traditional Puerto Rican plena
- UpBeat – South Bronx children’s orchestra
- DJ Manny – Mott Haven’s own resident DJ
- BBQ – with Mott Haven resident garbage can grill master Jake
- Water Activities – water testing, canoeing and fishing (with a $50 1st place prize for the largest fish)
- Unveiling of the Lincoln Avenue and Alexander Avenue Waterfront Renderings from UPenn – based off of the Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan
From land and from water, join us for a celebration of South Bronx resiliency and public waterfront accessibility. Despite nine miles of public, state-owned waterfront land along the Mott Haven-Port Morris peninsula of the South Bronx, community members currently do not have a single public access point. This special waterfront event – part of the city-wide Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water Day – celebrates the efforts of the community to build bridges to the public waterfront.