ART BEATS Unveiled: New Series of Temporary Art Installations and Performative Experiences come to Burton Barr Central Library.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/2909Arts and Culture11/2/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2909/PHXNewsroom_OAC_ArtBeats_749x421.jpgART BEATS Unveiled: New Series of Temporary Art Installations and Performative Experiences come to Burton Barr Central Library.<div class="ExternalClass496CB01C0DBD415BA92059AF7F119537"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has commissioned several Arizona artists and artist teams to create performances and installations through its Public Art and Grants & Community Engagement programs for temporary public art projects.  In partnership with the Phoenix Public Library, these temporary works will be presented <strong>free of charge</strong> at the Pulliam Auditorium at the Burton Barr Central Library at 1221 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, from October 2023 to April 2024. Many of these pieces were commissioned as part of the IN FLUX program that brought together art, economic development, and property management organizations throughout the greater Phoenix area; however, they have not been publicly shown due to the pandemic.​</p><p>For more information, visit the ART BEATS website: <a href="/arts/artbeats" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">www.phoenix.gov/arts/artbeats​</span></a><br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img style="margin:0px;width:315px;height:315px;" alt="ART BEATS" src="/artssite/MediaAssets/New%20Art%20Beats%20B%26W%20%20Ad%20(3%20×%203%20in).png" /><br></p><p><br></p> <h4>Afternoon Concert: Tatiana Crespo<br></h4> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p>Sunday, October 22, 2023<br></p> <p>2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.<br></p> <p>Pulliam Auditorium at the Burton Barr Central Library</p> </blockquote> <p>Join singer and songwriter Tatiana Crespo as she shares some of her favorite songs in both English and Spanish to celebrate and honor those who have passed. With her accordion and guitar, she will also perform some of her original compositions inspired by Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos, love, and loss. It will be an afternoon full of storytelling, laughs and witchy cackles, and heartfelt moments for English and Spanish speakers alike.</p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About the Artist:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Tatiana Crespo is a Costa Rican Singer-songwriter and accordion player residing in Phoenix. </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">She blends genres like cumbia, bossa nova, boleros, old-world French Swing and huapangos to create songs that reflect the migrant experience. From the tropics to the deserts, from the forest to the city, her music transcends borders to express the stories that surround her and stories that emerge from deep within her imagination. Listen to her new single Sacrificio De Amor now available on all platforms.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Tatiana Crespo es una cantautora y accordionista costarricense viviendo en Phoenix. Tati mezcla géneros como la cumbia, la bossa nova, los boleros, el antiguo Swing francés y huapangos para crear canciones que reflejan la experiencia de Latinx migrante. Desde los trópicos hasta los desiertos, desde el bosque hasta la ciudad, su música trasciende fronteras para expresar las historias que la rodean y las historias que emergen desde lo más profundo de su imaginación. Escucha su nuevo sencillo Sacrificio De Amor en todas las plataformas.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about Tatiana Crespo: @taticrespoarte </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.taticrespoarte.com/" target="_blank">www.taticrespoarte.com</a> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <h4>Convo Station: Community Engagement Performance</h4> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">With Erin V. Sotak</span> </p> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Saturday, November 4, 2023</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">11 a.m. – 2 p.m.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Outside the Main Entrance to the Burton Barr Central Library</span> </p> </blockquote> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Convo Station is a designated spot to engage in conversation with strangers or perhaps with someone you already know but want to get to know better. Look for the Convo Station sign just outside of the main entrance to the Burton Barr Central Library and be at ease to converse.  Artist Erin V. Sotak and her convo team will engage with passersby and library visitors by using a set of conversation starter questions to get people chatting. </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About the Artist:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">As a storyteller, photographer, and performance artist, Erin enjoys creating opportunities for strangers, friends, communities, and individuals to engage in shared aesthetic experiences. She believes in grand romantic gestures, epic failure, endless absurdity, aesthetic gasps, and always, hopeless optimism.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“It is my daily goal to create that hiccup in the mundane, the rupture in the awkward silence, to elevate the ordinary and illuminate the forgotten."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“Embedded in narrative, we move through our lives compelled to recount, reveal, reshape, and invent our personal and collective stories. We transform ordinary experience, elevate the everyday, and amplify the mundane. We fabricate narratives to interrupt reality, engage the fantastical and forge connection."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about Erin V. Sotak: </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.erinvsotak.com/" target="_blank">www.erinvsotak.com</a> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <h4>Afternoon Concert: Parade of Barbershop Quartets</h4> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Hosted by the Central Arizona Quartet Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society</span> </p> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, November 12, 2023</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Pulliam Auditorium at the Burton Barr Central Library</span> </p> </blockquote> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Join us for a delightful afternoon musical show featuring nearly a dozen quartets. Songs will include numbers from the Roaring Twenties to the Big Band Era and beyond.  You will hear hits made popular by artists from Al Jolson to Frank Sinatra, and from Rickey Nelson to Louie Armstrong.  Songs will be performed in the rich Barbershop Harmony style.  The program also includes the International Seniors Champion, High Priority.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About Barbershop Harmony:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Barbershop harmony is generally considered to be one of the few uniquely American-born musical styles, alongside jazz, with which it shares origins. The simplest definition of barbershop centers around relatively simple melodies, sung in four-part harmony, without instruments (a cappella).</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about the Barbershop Harmony Society: </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.barbershop.org/" target="_blank">www.barbershop.org</a> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <h4>Passageways: A Story Project about Coming of Age</h4> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">With artists Phil Stoesz and Thameenah “Ty" Muhammad</span> </p> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, December 10, 2023</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Burton Barr Central Library</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> – First Floor</span> </p> </blockquote> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Passageways is an interview-based story project that explores what it means to grow up. We all experience moments that make us grow. There are moments that bring a sense of joy or expansion, then there are moments that bring a sense of pain or responsibility, and sometimes, they happen without us even noticing.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">This project is meant to capture the stories of such moments, display them, and create a sense of acceptance with the complex, dynamic, and ever-changing experience of what it means to grow up.  Visit the library to see some of the stories that have been turned into art, do some artmaking, and share a story of your own.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About the artists:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phil Stoesz is a facilitator, educator, and creator who works at the intersection of service and imagination. He is a multidisciplinary artist who has training in theatre direction, science communication, and facilitating community-led projects. He is a certified facilitator of the </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Critical Response Process.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Thameenah “Ty" Muhammad is an Afro-Caribbean artist and activist. Ty is a producing artistic collaborator with Rising Youth Theatre and a co-founder of RE:Frame Youth Arts Center. They are a multidisciplinary artist whose main mediums include acting, dancing, poetry/spoken word, and visual art.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about Passageways: </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.whistlingmoon.org/" target="_blank">www.whistlingmoon.org</a> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <h4>The Story of Our Journey: Multimedia Performance</h4> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">By Dr. Dylan Findley and Dr. Csaba Jevtic-Somlai and</span> </p> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, January 14, 2024</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Pulliam Auditorium at the Burton Barr Central Library</span> </p> </blockquote> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Story of Our Journey is a collaboration by clarinetist Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, composer Dylan Findley, and Their Story is Our Story (TSOS), an international refugee advocacy organization.  The musical score and accompanying film merge clarinet, fixed media electronics and interviews with refugees detailing their extraordinary journeys from homes lost to new homes in foreign lands. Rather than offer commentary or solutions to the crisis, the music allows the refugees to speak directly and personally to each listener.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About the Artists:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Dr. Dylan Findley is a music composer and educator who writes music as a sacred act of expressing truths through emotion, intellect, and embodied physicality. As such, he enjoys the interplay between symbolism, perception of musical space and time, and the exploration of interesting sounds. His works have been performed in Colombia, Brazil, Italy, and across the United States.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Dr. Csaba Jevtic-Somlai is an avid performer and educator, who has performed professionally in Europe, Asia, and North America since 2001. His initial idea of materializing current issues surrounding the refugee crisis into an art composition has yielded much fruit through collaboration with TSOS. His hope is to, through his artwork, amplify the voices of underrepresented groups of people and advocate for positive change and greater understanding.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about the Story of Our Journey: </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.tsosrefugees.org/projects/the-story-of-our-journey" target="_blank">www.tsosrefugees.org/projects/the-story-of-our-journey</a> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <h4>Afternoon Concert: Camille Sledge</h4> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, February 11, 2024</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Pulliam Auditorium at the </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Burton Barr Central Library</span> </p> </blockquote> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Join singer and songwriter Camille Sledge as she shares some of her favorite songs for this afternoon concert at the library. "Sledge is a full tour de force on the stage, whipping her body and voice with every inclination in her spirit to the tribal rhythms brought out by the band." -Java Magazine</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About the Artist:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Camille Sledge is a singer, songwriter, lyricists/MC, and runway model. Camille grew up surrounded by music with her mother, Debbie Sledge of the iconic group Sister Sledge with whom Camille occasionally performs. In addition to solo performances and being the lead singer of the renowned group, the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Camille is a founding partner of the School of HipHop PHX (SOHH). SOHH is a nonprofit mentoring and music program which uses hip-hop influence to reach underrepresented intercity youth. </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about Camille Sledge: </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">@camillesledge </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.camillesledge.com/" target="_blank">www.camillesledge.com</a> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <h4>Conveyance Into Light: Sculptural Performance</h4> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">With artist Katharine Leigh Simpson</span> </p> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, March 10, 2024</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Pulliam Auditorium at the Burton Barr Central Library</span> </p> </blockquote> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Conveyance Into Light is a short, visual exploration of the grieving process and the cyclical nature of renewing life energy. This concept is presented through the visual interpretation of a whale, symbolic of an angel descending from the heavens to gather the souls of the deceased and return them to the stars. The souls appear as birds in the artwork(?). The aspect of reassurance in death, through whatever demise meets a soul, results in this calming transition. Theatrical puppetry, combined with film and visual effects, bring this story to life.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About the Artists:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Katharine Leigh Simpson is a fine arts and installation artist. She creates both two-dimensional and textural works as well as performance pieces to express energy, wave forms, and life's impermanence. Combining organic materials found in nature together with paper and other traditional fine art mediums, Katharine captures this energy and translate it into sculptural expressions. The dualistic qualities of strength and fragility in the materials themselves echo impermanence, while at the same time, allude to their transformative properties.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about Katharine Leigh Simpson: </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">@katharineleighsimpson </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="file:///one/clk/PERM/ART/Public%20Art%20Program/Current%20Projects/IN%20FLUX%209/Art%20Beats%20Series/triceratops-wisteria-aj8k.squarespace.com" target="_blank">triceratops-wisteria-aj8k.squarespace.com</a> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <br> </span> </p> <h4>Eternal Home: A Responsive Collaboration Between Art, Dance, and Audience</h4> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">With artists Nicole L. Olson and Patricia Sannit</span> </p> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, April 14, 2024</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Gallery at the Burton Barr Central Library</span> </p> </blockquote> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Artist Patricia Sannit and choreographer and dancer Nicole L. Olson have mutually created a dance and visual art event that expresses the power of community, its resilience strengthened by migration, shared histories, and cooperation. Eternal Home features Olson in an energetic, elegiac, participatory dance, performed amid a sculptural installation created by Sannit. As </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Olson performs, the art responds, and the audience will be invited to interact within the art/dance setting.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> <strong>About the Artists:</strong> </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Award-winning dancer and choreographer Nicole L. Olson explores the human condition through movement. The artistic director of the dance company NicoleOlson|MovementChaos, she's presented work in alternative spaces across the Valley of the Sun for years, performing solo, with her dancers, and with other local artists and creators. She has also shown work nationally at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and other venues throughout the country.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Patricia Sannit is a sculptor and multimedia artist. Her life and work are influenced by her research into the continual movement and migration of people, ideas, and culture. Patricia works mainly with clay and found materials, but with a growing interest in ephemeral works, she has expanded her practice to include video, performance, mixed-media works, and landscape intervention, creating interactive and large-scale artworks that have been exhibited across the globe, including Iceland.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about Nicole L. Olson: </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">@nicoleolsondance</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Learn more about Patricia Sanni</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">t: </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">@patriciasannitstudio </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="http://www.patriciasannit.com/" target="_blank">www.patriciasannit.com</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/artsNewsarts-and-culturePerformance by Tatiana CrespoA+Cart, culture, library, performanceJames Ritter602-309-7305602-262-6194james.ritter@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/5/James_Ritter.jpgphxarts_culture



Nominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity5/28/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_035.jpgNominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass45DB9EB98E384B5AA4FE4D2175B36DBC"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues has a proud history of honoring champions in the disability community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley.  <br></p><p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City of Phoenix are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.). The event honors exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The award ceremony is held annually to recognize award winners that made a commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and communities of Phoenix. It is our hope this will inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community of Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award. Self-nominations are encouraged! Nominate yourself or others/businesses that demonstrate a commitment to community. D.A.R.E. award nominees represent the very best of Arizona.</p><p>Showcase the amazing work of individuals and businesses by nominating someone for the D.A.R.E Awards today! Nominations need to be submitted <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u&wdLOR=c74825640-F7DE-4979-9E8E-0BE38E5B8BBE" target="_blank">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Enjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgEnjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museum<div class="ExternalClass40C168040722424893A66EDF1A4DE7F0"><html> <p>​On June 2nd, the City of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a  great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride<br></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'edav Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'edav Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'edav Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.      </p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass3ABEAA7FF79940658F34287C8A5A0B52"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <p> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces. <br></p> <p> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project. <br></p> <p> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews



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