Are You Talking Transition?

November 15, 2013

Right now, thousands of New Yorkers are sharing their ideas and opinions on the future of the city. Are you?

Through Talking Transition, communities, nonprofits, policy advocates, leaders, and residents are talking about the issues that matter most as we transition to a new mayoral administration.

The heart of the action is at a large outdoor tent on Canal Street and Sixth Avenue, with mobile tents popping up in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

Join the conversation on Twitter:

“Who has been at the awesome @TalkNYC2013 tent on Canal St? Looks like: fancy cocktail tent. Is: a great public space for NYC to come together.”

“All I can say is 'wow'! I signed up for six events (evenings and weekends) and am stoked to attend!”

“We gotta start thinking creatively & innovatively. I don’t wanna be considered. I wanna be at the decision making table #talkingtransition”

Talking Transition continues through Saturday, November 23rd. Here’s a bit of what to expect:

  • Each day, teen muralists from Groundswell are at the tent working with visitors on a new mural that illustrates how arts and culture can create a more just and equitable city for all New Yorkers.

  • Performing arts groups are providing free performances at the tent, including Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy and Dancewave on Saturday, November 16th.

  • On Sunday, November 17th at 12pm, BCF grantees Just Food, New York City Coalition Against Hunger and Brooklyn Food Coalition will be discussing the future of food policy in New York City.

  • Next Friday, November 22nd at 3pm, Reel Works will host a panel of youth documentarians talking about the issues and policies that matter to them.

  • Even more events are in development, including a Talking Transition neighborhood stop in Red Hook next week, hosted by Red Hook Initiative


See the daily schedule and mobile tent stops at