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El Camino: S+3
Stories of Migration
by Nuevayorkinos

Independent artists. Cultural exploration and diversity. With programs such as the annual River to River Festival, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council connects artists with the wider Downtown New York community.

This year, the Seaport serves as a canvas for one of the River to River Festival highlights — El Camino: Stories of Migration, an exhibition of photographs and stories by the multimedia and archival project Nuevayorkinos.

The exhibition, which opens on the evening of June 9, and will be on show throughout the month of June, is showcased in the window galleries of the Fulton Market Building. The photos in this exhibition were taken across the five boroughs of New York City before 2005, and each story accompanying the images was written by the families depicted. As a whole, the exhibition brings a wider audience to the stories of Caribbean and Latin American (im)migration to New York City, and helps Nuevayorkinos achieve its aim of using storytelling as an act of decolonization and a way to combat gentrification.


On View
June 9 – 30, 2023

Fulton Market Building, Front Street between Fulton & Beekman Streets

About the Project

El Camino Stories of Migration by Nuevayorkinos


Nuevayorkinos is a digital archive, multimedia project, and party series dedicated to preserving ÑYC Latino and Caribbean culture and history through family photographs, videos, and stories. Established in February 2019, Nuevayorkinos accepts submissions from Latino and Caribbean New Yorkers, taken in the five boroughs before 2010. For historically marginalized communities, storytelling for the people by the people is both an act of decolonization and a way to combat gentrification. By showcasing a range of stories from El Barrio to Jackson Heights, Nuevayorkinos seeks to celebrate the collective beauty, love, and resiliency of immigrant New York. By Djali Brown-Cepeda and Ricardo Castañeda.

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History of River
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Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), the River To River Festival is Downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival, celebrating artistic and creative diversity across disciplines, and presenting live art and installation in public spaces and in partnership with leading institutions in Lower Manhattan

River To River was created in the aftermath of 9/11 with the intention to heal and celebrate New Yorkers’ resiliency through the power of art. For almost 20 years, this principle has been the driving force behind this unique festival, totally free and open to all. The festival has always been a celebration of what is possible when artistic creativity, cultural institutions, civic bodies and corporate entities come together in mutual support, and we recognize the importance of this ecosystem to the health, vibrancy and future of our city.

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