New York Restoration Project Offers Free Art in Green Spaces

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New York Restoration Project

Over the years, Lianne McNally has written, directed, and produced advocacy and promotional films for a number of different nonprofit organizations. On behalf of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), Lianne McNally created a film that celebrated the creation of the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River.

NYRP believes that all New York residents deserve access to beautiful public green spaces within walking distance of their homes and has undertaken a wide range of projects in all five boroughs. To promote public use of green spaces, the organization partnered with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion to curate events in 27 gardens and other green spaces this past summer. In total, more than 120 events took place, including art installations, movie series, dance and music performances, and workshops.

2016 marked the third year of bringing art to local communities through green spaces throughout the city. In years to come, the partnership looks forward to expanding offerings to even more community gardens and parks.

SKIP of New York

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SKIP of New York

Immediately prior to working on The Justice Project (w/t), Lianne McNally served as Development Director for Sick Kids Need Involved People (SKIP) of New York. She came to the position after producing and directing videos for the nonprofit. SKIP of New York helps more than 5,000 medically fragile and developmentally disabled children each year to find the medical services and equipment they need.

Narrated by Meredith Vieira, one of the videos produced by Lianne McNally for SKIP of New York was entitled “There’s No Place Like Home.” The video was designed to to educate people about SKIP’s work and to rally support for the organization. SKIP’s primary mission is to help children with complex medical needs and developmental disabilities live at home with their families instead of in hospitals or institutions.

Begun in 1983, SKIP of New York aids families in many ways. SKIP can coordinate home modifications needed for children’s disabilities as well as provide educational and recreational programs for children and caregivers alike.