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Dear BGC Friends,

We have 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 your ideas for the next issue of 86th Street Stories: Quarantimes to or


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: Read Dean Peter Miller’s statement of non-discrimination.

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!