Reimagining the City's Waterfront and Parks: Gallery Opening and Panel Discussion

Date: 4/08/2014
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Reimagining the City's Waterfront and Parks: Gallery Opening and Panel Discussion
Exhibit presented by the Gallery Space at Wagner and CIVITAS

Panel discussion presented by the Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA), Student Network Exploring Arts & Culture (SNEAC), and Wagner Philanthropy

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm panel discussion | 7:30pm-9:00pm gallery reception
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue | Gallery Space at Wagner

Please join us for the opening reception of Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan’s East River Esplanade, the Spring 2014 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. The exhibit is organized in conjunction with the panel discussion All Parks Considered: Funding & Sustaining NYC Parks

In 2011, CIVITAS launched an ideas competition to generate dramatic and original concepts for the East River Esplanade from 60th to 125th Streets. The eight winning designs were featured in Reimagining the Waterfront: Manhattan's East River Esplanade, an exhibition organized by the Museum of the City of New York and curated by Andrea Renner, the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow. It was on view at the Museum from June 6 - October 28, 2012. The exhibition has been adapted for the Gallery Space at Wagner by resident curator Frankie Crescioni-Santoni and will be on view through July 11.

The opening reception will be preceded by All Parks Considered: Funding & Sustaining NYC Parks, a panel discussion and Q&A focusing on the disparate private funding for parks across the City. Moderated by CIVITAS Executive Director and NYU Wagner alumna Lauren O’Toole, panelists will delve into a variety of pressing and relevant topics, including: the vision, opportunities, and challenges for parks under a new mayoral administration; the role of private funding in supporting public spaces; and inequality in funding for parks.

Lauren O'Toole, Executive Director, CIVITAS
Confirmed Panelists
David Cerron, Chief Accountant, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Charles Jarden, Chairman, Fort Greene Park Conservancy
Leigh Trucks, Director of Capital Projects, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation

For more information, please contact or 212.998.7400.