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Greenpoint. The Transition

Greenpoint. The Transition is a series of cultural and educational activities: workshops, lectures, artistic happenings, and much more. Realized in New York, USA by the Culture Shock Foundation from May to December 2015, the program is targeted at Poles and everyone interested in Polish culture and history.

block%20pforwebThe first edition took place in 2014. This year’s edition consists of: photography, culinary, & theatrical workshops along with lectures, sport activities, artistic happenings, and more. A special addition to the program will be the oral history project “American Dream in Greenpoint”—we will be gathering and archiving video and audio materials with histories of Poles that immigrated to the United States before 1989. The material will be shown at different locations in Greenpoint and will end up at the Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland.

Marta Pawlaczek, Vice President of Culture Shock Foundation: Within “Greenpoint. The Transition” a variety of inventive and attractive cultural activities will be provided. There will be something for youths and adults, Poles, those with Polish roots, and other New Yorkers interested in Polish culture and history, for both Polish and English speakers. All of the activities will take place in Greenpoint—we would like to draw attention to the changes that are happening right now in this neighborhood and join the public discussion about its Polish heritage and the neighborhood’s future.

See full program and enrolment rules here:

Polish%20FlaforwebGreenpoint. The Transition 2015 is realized in cooperation with multiple Polish and American organizations: Brooklyn Public Library, Dobra Polska Szkoła Foundation, New York Dance & Arts Innovations, Slavic Art Ensemble, Artbox Atelier, Polska Running TEAM, Polish Cultural Institute in New York, Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Le Fond, Crepeteria, and others. Media partners are: Kurier Plus, Radio Rampa, Dobra Polska Szkoła,, The Post Eagle, Super Express NY.

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See movie summarizing “Greenpoint. The Transition 2014”: (on the Post Eagle homepage – bottom left)


Culture Shock Foundation:

Is a Polish foundation involved in art, design, innovative education, public space, and new technologies that also supports the heritage of the Warsaw Embankment on which is located. It’s a place for those who want to know more, to create, and to develop themselves while sharing with others.

GreenpointforwebThe project is co-financed from the funds granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the competition for the public task “Cooperation with Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad.”