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
African Peach Arts Coalition
City Access New York
The Blue Bus Project
New York Film & Television for Diversity & Inclusion (NYFTDI)
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.
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