Vote now for the restoration of Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) new home at the historic firehouse on 125th Street in New York City.

The Caribbean Cultural Center is a non for profit organization dedicated to promoting the cultures of people of African Descent brought before and after the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Through concerts, gallery tours, workshops, performances, conferences, professional development sessions, spiritual gatherings, and teaching artists residencies, we support teachers, and students across New York to learn and grow through the arts.-CCCADI

CCCADI exhibitions, conferences, performances, in-school and after school programs celebrate the diversity of Africans and their descendants experiences that they represent throughout the globe.

CCCADI Renovation Project:

CCCADI has been designated to redevelop a former City firehouse located at 120 East 125th Street in East Harlem. CCCADI will renovate the 8,400 square foot firehouse to create its new home on 125th street. Grant funding will be used to restore the façade and repair the roof which is currently in critical condition. Façade work includes repointing of brick; installation of new storefront approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission’s; window repairs; installation of new entry doors. As part of its design process CCCADI will work with a historic preservation architect to develop a detailed scope for the façade restoration, one that will be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. -NYC Economic Development Corp. and the NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in New York City is one of 40 historic sites all competing for the $3 million in grants, so make sure you vote for them or another historic location daily through May 21, 2012 at PartnersinPreservation.com or Facebook.com/PartnersinPreservation.

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
Moving to land marked historic firehouse located at:
120 E 125th Street
New York, NY
http://www.cccadi.org/node

 

 

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