Welcome Haven – Bollard Beautification Unveiling
Come for the unveiling of the Bollard Beautification Project, painted by local artist Emely Pérez and administered by NoMAA. Emely’s project isInspired by the Welikia Project, which catalogs the original ecology of Manhattan.
Welcome Haven will include: apples, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, fruit infused water.
A special THANK YOU to:
Blick Art Supplies
Dianna Douglas, Volunteer at J Hood Wright Park
Chris Whitney, Friends of Inwood Hill Park
Photos by Max Newirth
WELCOME HAVEN Fun activities!
Columbia University Irving Medical Center has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation Plaza Program in their efforts to create neighborhood plazas and transform city streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City’s effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.
Under this partnership CUIMC will oversee the implementation of Haven Plaza. Haven Plaza is an interim pedestrian plaza located on Haven Avenue between Fort Washington Ave and 169th Street that opened to the community on July 1, 2019. Haven Plaza, will be one of 73 plazas across New York City, aiming to provide and expand green open space, enhance pedestrian mobility, and increase community engagement for the 15,000 individuals that use this corridor on a daily basis. The plaza is much more than a campus center, it is a community space to be enjoyed by neighborhood residents and visitors.
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