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That Was So Last Year…

Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011.

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!

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  • 2010 to 2011 is a big change every where. We all are looking forward to get the best of our new year and what New York StoryBooth Department did is a big change in last year. Lets all hope that this continues to the new year and stays in an upward motion, but why talking about the past when we have the future to change and seek for the success in every corner. As they say “Nobody can change what’s gone, but everyone can change what’s coming up”…

    Comment from Ahmad Al-Mannai on February 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm - Reply to this Comment

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