YOU can help preserve history on East 4th Street!
This morning, a dually historic announcement was made for FABnyc member Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC). Partners in Preservation, a program of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has selected the Duo Theater as one of FORTY notable sites within the five boroughs of New York City, standing alongside the likes of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, The Guggenheim Museum, the Central Library in Brooklyn, as well as the High Line in Chelsea.
Partners in Preservation guarantees funding for the three historic places that receive the most votes, with additional grants awarded to a number of the other sites chosen after review. Thus, every vote counts, not just as an acknowledgment of a true landmark of New York City, but also a chance to preserve its legacy.
Voting has started today and will be open until May 21, 2012! Anyone in the world, aged 13 years or older, can vote once a day online – either from their web-enabled mobile device, online or on Facebook – for one of the 40 historic New York City places. To make your vote today, visit www.Facebook.com/PartnersinPreservation or www.PartnersinPreservation.com.
NEXT WEEKEND, May 5-6, Duo will be hosting an Open House full of cultural events as part of their participation in Partners in Preservation, including film screening debuts by international filmmakers, an encore performance of DMAC’s All About Meat, a performance by pianist Pedja Muzijevic, and guided neighborhood and building tours by DMAC’s artistic director Michelangelo Alasa coordinated by Municipal Art Society of New York.
62 East 4th Street has already been gaining attention, as the massive restoration to the façade of the building has been gifted a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, the highest honors issued by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Take the time to give your VOTE to DMAC today and help preserve a true East Village landmark.