Mizik Ayiti! with Taïna Cérat Ligondé and Alegba & Friends at the Way Station – by Keylah Mellon, Communications and Outreach Intern


In collaboration with the Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival, Sunday, July 19th at the Way Station, Taïna Cérat Ligondé took us away on a short but charming musical journey.  For an hour, in the heat of the New York summer, we were transported to a land completely her own with various renditions of jazz […]

A meditation on Arts & Culture and my time at HCX – by Tassiana Larochelle, Fundraising Intern


“Self-doubt is probably one of the stages of acclimation in a new culture. It’s a staple for most artists…  As immigrant artists, for whom so much has been sacrificed, so many dreams have been deferred, we already doubt so much. It might have been simpler, safer to have become the more helpful doctors, lawyers, engineers […]

Remembering 2010 | Film Screening with Associated Press Photojournalist Chery Dieu Nalio – by Keylah Mellon, Communications and Outreach Intern


In partnership with 651 Arts, Haitian AP Photojournalist, Chery Dieu Nalio shared his craft with the HCX community Tuesday, June 30th. The program commemorated the 2010 earthquake, as Nalio presented his culminating project, Remembering 2010, from his Magnum Fellowship. Every year the Magnum Foundation offers, in conjunction with NYU, scholarships to a six-week intensive fellowship […]

HCX’s new team member: Onè… – by Keylah Mellon, Communications and Outreach Intern


As a closed off individual, I’ve only ever found solace and myself through the arts (I still do). My father tells me stories of my child self enthralled by imagery, words, color and music. Growing up, my closest friends were artists. I’ve never thought of myself as an artist, however, until I picked up a […]