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About the Pier Ambassadors
Pier Ambassadors is an art and education project created by artist Stephanie Diamond, who partnered with Vision Urbana, sound artist Jim Mattingly and youth leaders from the Lower East Side to develop audio and walking tours of the neighborhood leading to Pier 42. Over the course of ten weeks, six middle-school students participated in workshops that built their skills in storytelling, public speaking and audio recording. Examples of workshops include: sound editing, improv acting, history walking tours with the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and more. Through these creative encounters, Pier Ambassadors are empowered to tell their stories, representing the community they live in while gaining the tools to bring awareness of the Pier to people in and outside the neighborhood. Tour participants will experience exciting and unique narratives compiled by Pier Ambassadors about their personal perspectives and their cultural, historical, and environmental surroundings.
Pier Ambassadors: Zion Quintero, Zachary Quintero, Ethan Justiniano, Dylan Rivera, Princess Marie Melendez, and Princess Merry Melendez.
Partners: Jim Mattingly, Sound Artist; Vison Urbana: Eric Diaz, Director, Empire Mentorship Initiative