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Photo Credit: Mario Carrion

OCTOBER 20, 2016 –  New York, NY after 40 years of advancing craftsmanship as an apparatus for social equity, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) opened its entryways in another noteworthy historic point space in East Harlem with a weekend-long Grand Opening Celebration. With the move, CCCADI gets to be one of the main associations of shading in New York City to claim a Landmark city space, situating CCCADI to better serve the more than 20,000 individuals it serves yearly with imaginative programming that flawlessly joins culture, craftsmanship, social equity, and social value and promotion.


The activity pressed weekend festivity highlighted exercises for the whole family. The celebrations incorporated the spaces’ support in the notable Open House New York, discusses the impact of afro-relatives in the area and the country, a Block Party with a Children’s Village, among numerous others.


Amid the weekend, guests likewise got the opportunity to appreciate the opening of a Three-Part Art Exhibition entitled HOME, MEMORY and FUTURE that investigates the idea of home in the time of gentrification and removal, curated by Lowery Stokes Sims, Marta Moreno Vega, Yasmin Ramirez and Regina Bultrón Bengoa. The display incorporates an increased reality segment, a la Pokemon Go, that transformed the area into an intuitive workmanship space.


“As a pleased relative of Africa, I was enchanted to join the opening of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s new home. Sold by the City for a solitary dollar, this social expressions desert spring will guarantee that all New Yorkers have a place to find out about and commend the rich conventions of Afro-relative culture,” shared New York’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, who took part in the building’s strip cutting occasion on Thursday, October 13 and respected CCCADI with a Proclamation to honor the day. “Today, we respect and grasp the commitments of African Diaspora societies, and anticipate encouraging the innovativeness and joint effort that constructs and fortify our groups.”


Bringing individuals from the NYC people group and the tristate territory of all foundations and nationalities together in an area known for its various culture and history, CCCADI’s Grand Opening offered crowds a look of what’s in store from the association as it walks into the future safeguarding and praising the commitments of the African diaspora to the social existence of the city, country, and the globe.


“With this new building comes a considerably greater order to guarantee that our nearness, stories, and development motivate the up and coming era of activists and culture bearers in our groups; to guarantee that our voices, as the numerical larger part, the country over, are heard louder and more grounded than at any other time,” shared Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, CCCADI’s author and president.


CCCADI will consolidate the topics of “home,” social value, and social equity into all its programming for the year. Next, on October eighteenth, it will co-have the Art of Justice 3 at the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis’ Flex Space (20 Cooper Square), with Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.