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Five Boro Story Project: Cross-Borough Community Storytelling

Meet Bridget Bartolini, 2014 Create Change Commissioned Artist! Bridget’s creative practice is grounded in storytelling and community education. In April 2013, she launched the Five Boro Story Project to create community storytelling programs that bring New Yorkers together through personal stories and art inspired by their neighborhoods. Since then she has produced storytelling and arts events in all five boroughs. Her project, The Neighborhood Portrait Series, will be a sequence of city-wide community events that will invite people to come together and share stories about their neighborhood. The goal is to strengthen community connections and build a neighborly spirit through the sharing of stories and art. The end result will be community-constructed portraits of the neighborhood through video that will be shared via a blog.

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