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Covid Three Years Later: Together, Not Alone

General Programming

dateFebruary 17, 2023 timeFriday, 11:00am–4:30pm EST locationMuseum of the City of New York
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Society of Senior Scholars
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Zip Code Memory Project
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Two people seated and talking to each other inside a vinyl bubble with words written on the outside

Mark the third anniversary of the COVID-19 Pandemic in NYC by coming together to ask: What have we learned and how can we do better?

This special event at the Museum of the City of New York, features a screening, panel, and day-long performance centered around the uptown NYC premiere of the Zip Code Memory Project film, Together, Not Alone.

Talk to the futureA durational participatory performance with Maria José Contreras
The artist invites visitors to step into an imagined time capsule and respond to the question: “What should future generations know about Covid?” Contreras listens carefully to participants and then inscribes their words verbatim on the time capsule.
11:30 AM — 3:00 PM Museum Atrium

Uptown New York City premiere of Together, Not Alone, panel discussion and refreshments

Together, Not Alone, 2022, a short film directed by Gabriella Canal and Judith Helfand, shows how a group of strangers from across three New York City neighborhoods—different ages, races, socio-economic backgrounds, work, and life experiences – come together after months of Covid-19 isolation to explore, map, paint, shape, recall and bear witness to each other’s zip code-determined struggles and imagine justice and repair.

Panel Discussion: Three Years of Covid: What have we learned and can we do better?
With Judith Helfand and Gabriela Canal, filmmakers; Nancy Ko, student Columbia; Marie Nazon, social worker, CCNY; and Marianne Hirsch, Project Co-Director.
3:00 PM — 4:30 PM