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Photo by Jules Slutsky

Presented in collaboration with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

Once home to the largest Black community in New York City and later a significant Puerto Rican population, San Juan Hill was demolished between the 1940s and 1950s as part of the "urban renewal" plan that created the Lincoln Center campus and other major developments. While many families were displaced to other neighborhoods in New York City and beyond, a sizeable number of residents moved to the nearby Amsterdam Houses. This multi-part celebration of the inheritors of San Juan Hill's history brings Amsterdam Houses' elder residents to the Atrium to publicly build creative oral histories in collaboration with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances.

At 5:30 pm, join Lincoln Center teaching artists, Renee Flemings and Yvonne Winborne, for an experiential narrative and movement workshop that honors the history of the San Juan Hill neighborhood and the indigenous and immigrant communities that populated the neighborhood. Following the workshop at 7:30 pm, SLMDances will perform these new works with emcee support from Lincoln Center's inaugural poet-in-residence, Mahogany L. Browne.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Experience at 212-875-5456 or gues[email protected].

 

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