8. Beautify East New York at Linden Park
This fall, Beautify NYC — an initiative of the City Cleanup Corps (CCC) which plans to directly create 10,000 jobs and make New York one of the greenest and cleanest cities in the United States — will showcase Beautify East New York, an outdoor public photography exhibition in Linden Park. For the creation of the exhibition, Beautify NYC partnered with NeOn Arts, a free program of the NYC Department of Probation that offers young people in seven New York City communities the opportunity to explore the arts through creative projects, establish positive peer relationships, and develop critical social and career skills.
The exhibition will feature work from young emerging New York City artists who have graduated from NYC SALT’s visual arts program for underserved city youth. Featured work aims to engage the neighborhood’s youth in strength-based activities supporting their educational and employment outcomes. Photographs will celebrate the people and culture of the neighborhoods.