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Community Partners

Since 2014, the Museum has co-developed and presented over 100 programs for individuals and families from local immigrant communities and area residents. In 2018, the Museum initiated a community partnership program to work closely with several partners over the course of a year to co-develop programming and new museum experiences that resonate with the diverse communities of Queens.

2021 Community Partners
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
Jacob Riis Settlement House
Museum Hue
African Peach Arts Coalition
City Access New York
The Blue Bus Project
New York Film & Television for Diversity & Inclusion (NYFTDI)

Neighborhood Partners

Museum of the Moving Image champions community businesses through member discounts generously provided by our Neighborhood Partners. Shop local and have a beautiful day in the MoMI Neighborhood! Please note that your current MoMI membership card must be presented for access. Neighborhood Partners are subject to change without notice.

See all our neighborhood partners here.

Neighborhood Council

In 2018, the Museum created a Neighborhood Council of local residents and representatives of community serving organizations. The council provides support in the development of new programs, and represents new voices in the decision-making processes of the museum. The forming of a neighborhood council is a direct result from the Cultural Plan workshops and community discussions held in 2017 at the Museum, and serves to continue bringing together residents and organizers with other local cultural stakeholders from community-based organizations and cultural sites.

2020 Council Members
April L. Simpson, President, Queensbridge Tenant Association, Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement

Carolina Peñafiel, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Local Project, Inc.

Christopher Hanway, Executive Director, Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement

Citiview Connections Clubhouse Members

Brently Winstead, Executive Director, Long Island City YMCA

Jaime-Faye Bean, Independent Curator and Director of the Sunnyside Business Improvement District

Penelope Eleni Gaitanis-Katsaras, Artist and ceramics teaching artist at Sunny Woodside Cornerstone of Woodside Housing

Mohini Mishra, Managing Director, Housing & NORCS, Queensview NORC

Ronald Fleming, DJ, activist, and LIC community member

Russell Roten, Executive Director, Citiview Connection Clubhouse

Shazia Jivraj, parent, local resident, and educator

Shireen Soliman, Astoria resident, parent, artist, and educator at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design

Sol Aramendi, Founder, Project Luz

Tsering Diki, Founder, NY Tibetan Service Center and Diki Daycare Center