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Get Involved

Seeking Fort Greene residents and artists!

Nominate your community hero

The Friends of Commodore Barry Park and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy invite you once again to honor, highlight and recognize local Fort Greene community heroes. A new set of banners will be unveiled in fall 2022!

Do you know a neighbor who has:

  • Faithfully nurtured and supported Fort Greene through the years
  • Stepped up or spoken up for the community
  • Passed away (in memoriam) who you want to publicly honor?

The Community Heroes public art project will be back in Commodore Barry Park and Fort Greene Park in summer 2021!

This person may be included in a public art project in Commodore Barry Park or Fort Greene Park.

Collaborate

We are seeking local storytellers (photographers, artists and writers) with a connection to Fort Greene to collaborate on this project. Please note that proximity is a core value of this project, so storytellers who live, work, or have a relationship with the neighborhood will be prioritized. There will be a stipend for storytellers. 
  • Artists and photographers: We are seeking local artists from Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Downtown Brooklyn to make a portrait of each community hero. Artists will meet the community hero for a 1-2 hour storytelling session to take their portrait. For community heroes who have passed away, the artist will meet with that person’s friends and family to help curate a collage portrait made of old photos and ephemera.

 

  • Youth Writers: We are seeking young people from Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Downtown Brooklyn to interview each community hero. Writers will meet the community hero for a 1-2 hour storytelling session to interview them. For community heroes who have passed away, the writer will meet with that person’s friends and family to learn about the person.

Please fill out this form to indicate how you would like to contribute. We will be in touch when there is an opportunity to work together!

Visit the Exhibition

July 2021 – June 2022
Local artists, youth and community members come together to celebrate those dedicated to strengthening and supporting Fort Greene, focusing on long-term historic residents. This is an ongoing annual collaboration with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Friends of Commodore Barry Park.

 

Exhibition located in Fort Greene Park, along The Brooklyn Hospital Center, and Commodore Barry Park, by the football field.

Fort Greene News & Announcements

Fort Greene Park 2022 Community Heroes

Thank you to Carey Wagner for creating a video to honor the 6 Fort Greene Park Community Heroes for 2022!

Unveiling Commodore Barry Park heroes at Community Friends Day

Photos from the Meet and Greet (Fort Greene Park and Commodore Barry Park)

A celebratory walking tour for the launch of a new group of Fort Greene Community Heroes - six in Fort Greene Park and 6 in Commodore Barry Park! Heroes, artists, youth writers and collaborators joined the festivities to share about their experiences.

Lead Neighborhood Organizers

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to the NYC Green Relief and Recovery Fund for the support of this program.