In this program artist and investigator Alissa Cherry will look at the soundscapes of New York City, including the neighborhood of Bloomingdale. Cherry spent four years working on “Sounds of the Outskirts,” a series of investigative soundwalks around the perimeter of Manhattan. Her goal was to find the sonic shifts in the city, based on neighborhood, culture, population, location, etc. She focuses on understanding community changes through sound, or how you can hear a community via its music, language, and nature and industrial sounds.
Cherry will lead a discussion about what certain things to pay attention to when outside on your daily walk, things like the languages spoken, the sounds of construction, and changes in sounds due to time of day or weather.
Alissa Cherry hails from Montclair, New Jersey but has called the Upper West Side home for many years. She is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, studying Social Justice Education and Workplace Learning and Social Change. Her background is in education and film.
This program will begin at 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public. For more information and to access the webinar, visit the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group website.