Uni begins residency in White Park, East Harlem

“NYCThe Uni Project launched a one month residency in historic White Park, named for civil rights activist and author, Walter White (1893-1955). We’ll be here four Friday afternoons starting May 19, assisted by students from the Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem and Nightingale-Bamford School who are participating in the Youth Advisory Council program of Riley’s Way Foundation. Presented in partnership with the Friends of White Park Alliance and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and made possible with funding from Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and in-kind support from George Mercado, owner of local establishment, Bean Y Vino. Thank you, everyone!

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Project staff Egypt Calier and Leah Kaplan.

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Thanks to our volutneers from the Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem!

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Volunteers from Riley’s Way Foundation Youth Advisory Council wear bunny ears, and there’s a reason.

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Program Coordinator Egypt, former all-city basketball star, encourages a flow between the court and the Uni.

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Uni Portable reading room at White Park East Harlem 2017

Thanks all, see you next Friday!

Photos by Leslie Davol and Leah Kaplan.

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