Councilman I. Daneek Miller announced that his council district has secured more than $700,00 for cultural programming for youth, seniors and other residents.
“Southeast Queens has a rich cultural history and I am proud to be able to play a role in ensuing it continues to thrive,” he said. “The cultural institutions in our community play a vital part in the quality of life we all enjoy as they continue to teach, entertain and enrich residents of all ages.”
Through the Council’s Coalition of Theaters of Color initiative, local groups like the Black Spectrum Theatre Company, Afrikan Poetry Theatre and the Caribbean American Repertory Theatre all received additional funding.
Other institutions that received funding include:
- A Better Jamaica
- Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
- Arts at Henson Parks
- CUNY Creative Arts
- Cultural Collaborative Jamaica
- Queensborough College Performing Arts Center
- Marquis Studios
- Museum of the Moving Image
- New York Hall of Science
- Creative Jazz Organization, Inc.
- Braata Productions
- JazzMobile, Inc.
- King Manor Museum
- Onipa Abusia Temple, Inc.