Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:18 pm Post subject: “CHANGING THE FACE OF STATEN ISLAND PROGRAM”
From Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:00 am to Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:59 am (included)
|Below please find tentative plans for the “Changing the Face of Staten Island” Competition. Please note that this is just one of many programs under development. Plans are also underway to bring both the Memorial Quilt and the Moving Memorial to Staten Island for the 5th Anniversary.
Also we have not forgotten the 4th Anniversary this September. We will continue to record personal memories of any family member, we will be returning the Staten Island Towers of Light and providing bus service to Ground Zero for any Staten Island family member on 9/11. We will keep you posted.
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“CHANGING THE FACE OF STATEN ISLAND PROGRAM”
Through the coordination of student volunteers we have developed a plan to remove graffiti from over 150 locations on Staten Island. We will be coordinating the locations with the Community Affairs Officers of the 3 precincts on the Island. Ten locations will be cleaned up in each precinct every month between now and October.
This service will be provided free of charge with all materials supplied by the Mayor’s office.
In preparation of the 5th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the 150th Anniversary of the Staten Island Historical Society we will be expanding this program in 2006 with our “Changing the Face of Staten Island Competition”
Working with the Borough President’s Office, the Mayor’s Office and the 120,122 and 123 precincts we plan to identify 3 business locations in each of the precincts that have large areas that are constantly victims of graffiti.
We will obtain permission from the business owners to allow us to use these areas as canvases for 9/11 related or patriotic murals.
We will open up an Island wide competition for artists to submit portrait sized samples of their intended murals.
All entries will be displayed at an exhibit in Historic Richmond Town in early 2006 sponsored by the Staten Island Historical Society.
We will put together a panel of experts to select the 9 finalists from all entries submitted.
The 9 finalists will be selected and they will receive a small stipend to cover any additional expenses for materials.
Upon completion of the murals the panel of experts will select one winner from each precinct. All 9 finalists will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Courthouse in Historic Richmond Town.
Awards will be presented to all finalists.
We plan to develop this program by working with the Borough President’s Office, the Mayor’s Office, the NYPD and the Staten Island Historical Society. We will need to coordinate a clean up effort at each selected location and formulate a process for notification and submission of entries. We will also be reaching out for funding to cover the costs of materials and prizes.