AwesomeNYC announces May grant at an Awesome Party!

May 29, 2013

On Tuesday, May 14th AwesomeNYC announced our May Grantee at an Awesome Party at Culturefix on the Lower East Side. We threw the party with Gwen Li (aka Gracie Jin), a friend of Awesome who did a reading from her debut novel The Switch Sisters! Along with the grant announcement, we had live music, nametags from our April grantee Nametag Day (who tilted their Crowdtilt campaign this week!), and a grant update from our October Grantee, Dave Adams from the Acoustic Guitar project. Dave just got back from filming in Haiti and had some stories and footage to share. After all the updates and book reading, we asked Gracie to announce our May Grant, which went to the Bronx Documentary Center for their Movies at Sundown series. The Bronx is home to 1.4 million people and there are only 4 movie theaters, none of which show documentary films. May’s Awesome Grant will help the expand the Movies at Sundown program, which is an incredibly meaningful community resource in an underserved area. For more information on the Bronx Documentary Center and Movies at Sundown, check out the project page here!