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April 6, 2020

Dear BGC Friends,

We have both longed to launch a semi-regular newsletter just for the BGC community. Some of you have even suggested it. Now that we don’t bump into each other in the elevator or get to chat as we pass on the sidewalk of 86th Street, it seemed really important to make this idea a reality. Luckily, we have two of BGC’s newest employees, Nadia Rivers from Public Programs and Maggie Walter from Marketing, Communications, and Design to launch it. We’re excited to see what they create for and with our community! Send them your ideas for the next issue of 86th Street Stories: Quarantimes, scheduled for April 20.


Amy Estes & Emily Reilly


Ask BGC!

In each issue, we will answer a question or respond to a concern from the BGC community.  This week’s concern was submitted in advance of the Zoom Town Hall.

Q: Will BGC make a statement rejecting anti-Asian racism?

A: Click here to read Dean Peter Miller’s statement on non-discrimination.

Want to ask a question for an upcoming issue, or to be answered privately?  Visit the Ask BGC form.

Staff News

Meet Nadia Rivers, who has recently joined the Public Programs, Education and Engagement department as the department Coordinator. Nadia is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in Art History. She is passionate about making the art world more accessible, veganism, and social activism. Previously, Nadia interned for Doris Duke’s Shangri La in Honolulu and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Say hello at!

Wellness Tips

This week in Wellness we offer you resources from NYC frontline workers to help keep New York City well and FAQ on stimulus checks and unemployment for you to use and share.

Community Activities

Thursday, April 9, 7 pm
BGC PhD Candidate Amanda Thompson will be hosting “Stitching Night,” a social sewing/knitting/crocheting/quilting/crafting Zoom hour. Join your fellow BGC makers, and sign up here.

Stay Connected with BGC!
Call for Submissions: BGC Community Groups and Events
Do you have an idea for a BGC community? Think Zoom knitting groups, book clubs, Netflix Party film screenings, and more! We are looking for ways to stay connected to one another and want to hear from you. Submit your ideas using our Google Form below! Learn More Button
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Call for Submissions: Book & Film Reviews
Have you read a really good book or watched a film or series you’re dying to share? Send us a book or film review in the Google Form below! Learn More Button
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