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Anthroplogy in NYC enthnogrpahic project on Union Square Park

Anthroplogy in NYC enthnogrpahic project on Union Square Park



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      • There are many places of entertainment within New York city
      • Many are historical landmarks.
      • We learn more about each other and our communities every day.
      • •Diversity is a part of our history
      • •Here on 14th street it also becomes part of our lives
      • •Union Square Park is open to everyone.
      • •Historically Union Square was a burial ground
      • •First started getting reconstructed in 1800’s
      • Opened up in 1839
      • •The park contains some very important monuments
      • • George Washington
      • • Abraham Lincoln
      • •Marquis de Lafayette
      • •Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi
      • •James Fountain (also known as the drinking fountain)
      • Cups were once attached to the foutain available for passers to drink.
      • The Flagpole represents the Declaration of Indepence.
      • Evelyn’s Playground
      • Big kids and little kids
      • Named After Evelyn Strouse who worked with an architect to help make it bigger and better
      • Completed in 2009
      • Art
      • I was in Union Square a while back and took this quick flick of his work.
      • The artists name is Joe Mangrum, a street vendor
      • He says he just “does what he does”
      • Has a talent which he uses to create income for himself.
      • Known for well in parks like Union Square, for his art and getting donations from stand byers.
      • Here are some young men performing one of their acts they choreographed
      • Here I took a quick pic of one of the dancers performing and doing a style called bone breaking. Her he does a bridge. For the peoples entertainment
      Events<br />
      • First labor day parade happened here
      • On the 1st of May there was a rally for immigrants’ and workers’ rights
      • Here people demanded equal rights to all immigrants and migrant workers, promoting and demonstrating unity and demanding jobs, no cuts, legalization and stop deportation.
      • Shred Fest, free shredding of important papers and shredder giveaways, and Textile recycling at the Greenmarket that starts off on every Monday.
      • MAY 21st: On It's My Park Day, families from City and Country Schools in plant flowers, tend to the garden beds and clean up the playground at Union Square Park.
      Conclusion<br />
      • I have learned that New York City has not only many places to visit but also to learn about
      • What makes Union Square culturally Diverse are the people and what interests them
      • On some days you can bump into People playing instruments, painting, dancing, or even preaching.
      • The people are vibrant, easy to talk to and talented.
      • There is so much history behind the park that most people know little of
      • Everyone who goes there often are equally part of history today.