Photo: St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
Hispanically Speaking News is trying to help St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery secure a portion of the $3 Million Preservation Grant. Winners of this grant will be based on public voting - so let’s help them. They have long and deep ties to the Latino community in the area and are dedicated to the quality of life of the migrant community throughout New York.
Historic St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery is one of 40 New York landmark’s chosen to compete for a portion of $3 million in grant money marked for historic preservation projects through Partners in Preservation.
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery has a long history of supporting Latino and immigrant communities. Each year Mano a Mano holds its annual Day of the Dead the celebration at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, which includes a traditional procession through the streets of the village and altar blessing.
The church also has a long-standing relations with Rural & Migrant Ministry, a nonprofit devoted to helping rural and migrant communities throughout New York.
This year St. Mark’s hosts the Inti Raymi Andean Sun Festival, presented by AbyaYale Arte y Cultura. This ceremony originated in South American indigenous cultures more than 1,000 years ago and the event serves as a community-building effort between Andean, Latino arts and culture groups.
Online voters anywhere in the world cast votes each day for three weeks from April 26 through May 21, by visiting Partners in Preservation or Facebook. The top three vote winners automatically receive grant funds, plus an additional number of finalists will receive some funds.