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Lower Manhattan: Making Community Through Culture

Date: 12/17/2020

Time: 12:00pm
Where: LMHQ, Virtual,

Watch Lower Manhattan: Making Community Through Culture
New York City has long been the United States’s tourism hub. This year, though, the COVID travel risks have rendered tourism essentially impossible. Despite this setback, Lower Manhattan's cultural institutions have been working hard to continue to provide the city’s denizens with interesting, high-quality exhibitions and initiatives. In this conversation, key players from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Brookfield Place, the Perelman Center for the Arts, and the South Street Seaport Museum addressed the challenges they've faced, how they’ve pivoted their offerings, and their vision for their institutions — and the city — going forward.
Speakers include:
  • Capt. Jonathan Boulware, President & CEO, South Street Seaport Museum
  • Lili Chopra, Executive Director, Artistic Programs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Michael Frazier, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • Leslie Koch, President, The Perelman Center
  • Elysa Marden, Vice President, Arts & Events, Brookfield Place New York
This event is part of a collaborative event series hosted by the Alliance for Downtown New York and LMHQ. Since 1995, the Alliance for Downtown New York has been working to enhance the quality of life in Lower Manhattan by providing workers, residents, and visitors with a clean, safe, and dynamic neighborhood.
That’s why in 2015, the Downtown Alliance opened LMHQ. At the center of inspiration and action, with 800+ creative companies flocking below Chambers Street, the oldest neighborhood is being completely redefined. Lower Manhattan is a natural location for LMHQ – serving as the central meeting place for this dynamic community to come together to collaborate, meet, brainstorm, and learn new skills.

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