Is it too late to talk about 2010? Been feeling nostalgic for the good ‘ol days. Here’s a test. If you’re still find yourself saying “Happy New Year” then 2010 can’t be all that far behind.
2010 was a great year for the New York StoryBooth Department. There were so many great interviews. We welcomed over a thousand participants, partnered with some fantastic community organizations, recorded hundreds of stories, wept through several boxes of tissues, and withstood one mighty blizzard. Here are just some of the highlights over the course of 2010.
In February we collaborated with MoCADA’s Gentrification of Brooklyn Exhibition which culminated into a new Sound Installation using StoryCorps interviews from the exhibition’s artists. Last summer we celebrated Gay Pride month with a party right in our own backyard at the StoryCorps headquarters. In the fall, we recognized the year-long accomplishments of the Historias Initiative at a listening event at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, staged our first live interview in collaboration with Urban Bush Women, and completed a full week of interviews on location in the Bronx at Hostos Community College. All in all a great year.
We’re looking forward to welcoming new and diverse participants and partnerships in 2011. Happy New Year!