Greenpoint. The Transition 2014 was a series of free cultural and social activities realized in New York, USA by the Culture Shock Foundation from May to December, 2014 consisting of educational workshops, concert series, movie screenings, and local recreational activities, all targeted at Poles, those with Polish roots, and everyone interested in Polish culture and history.

The program engaged animators, artists, and therapists along with experts in literature, cinema, music, and photography. Most of them have known or lived in Greenpoint for years and, witnessing neighborhood’s transition, were aware of its problems but also see its potential.

On the 20th of September on Leonard Street, between Norman Avenue & Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint, between 11 am and 5 pm, a block festival was held as a part of “Greenpoint. The Transition” project. This event was a great opportunity to celebrate Greenpoint, highlight its Polish identity, integrate old and new inhabitants, and have an unforgettable farewell to summer!

Program 2014

The project is co-financed from the funds granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the competition for the public task “Cooperation with Polish Diaspora and Poles Abroad.”