CB3 Arts Task Force to Meet Tomorrow Night

Community Board 3’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Task Force will meet tomorrow night to discuss:

1. Arts in Education Forum
2. Art in Empty Storefronts
3. Convocation of all Manhattan Arts Committee of Task Force chairs

Brad Burgess from the Living Theater will also be presenting an update on recent developments in the tax abatement proposal for real estate developers providing subsidized space to arts groups.

The meeting will be held at Theater for the New City – 155 First Avenue (btwn E 9th & 10th St.)  // Tuesday, January 18 at 6:30pm.

CSV to Become New Home for Children’s Arts Organization, Teatro SEA

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center has announced it will become the official home of the highly regarded Latino Children’s Arts-in-Education organization, Teatro SEA.  Teatro SEA has received grants from the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs and NYC Council Memebers to go towards a major renovation of the first floor of the CSV building.  They hope to open the first phase of the expansion project in January, 2011.

My LES: Jan Hanvik

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What do you do?

Work-wise, I run the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center on Suffolk Street.  It’s a 98,000 square foot former P.S. 160. GORGEOUS. Built in 1897.  It fell on hard times when the City, which still owns it, more or less abandoned it in 1973.