Amphitheater

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The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance is now the major advocacy group for one of the oldest parks in New York City. And because of the efforts of the Alliance in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the park is a greener and safer place and attracts more quality cultural events that bring new audiences to the park and residents who live nearby back into the park.
The Alliance took the leadership in gathering neighbors, arts and cultural organizations and other community stakeholders to several visioning sessions about revitalizing the amphitheater. A plan was developed that the designers used as reference for creating a state-of-the-art out door performance space that was named after Broadway musical genius Richard Rodgers, who provided funds to build the first amphitheater in 1970, and whose family foundation, The Rodgers Family Foundation, provided $1 million for the latest revitalization and more dollars to partially fund cultural performances in 2012 and 2013 .

2007 Dance Harlem Festival. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Promoter Valerie Jo Bradley, Emcee George Faison

2007 Dance Harlem Festival. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Promoter Valerie Jo Bradley, Emcee George Faison

Marcus Garvey Park Alliance President and Cofounder Carla McIntosh, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Arts and Cultural Programming Director and Cofounder Valerie Jo Bradley with Council Member Inez Dickens far right.

Ground Breaking Ceremony with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Cofounder and Director of Arts and Cultural Programming Valerie Jo Bradley far right.

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