Cool Culture

Back to School in Harlem’s Senate District 30


Cool Culture continues to seek out opportunities to strengthen community relationships and support family wellbeing through art and culture. On September 24, 2022, our team headed to the public plaza outside of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building in Central Harlem to meet families and community members of Senate District 30. We joined a Back-To-School Youth Resource Fair organized by Senator Cordell Cleare’s office in partnership with Reach Week.

Cool Culture team members hosted a table to offer healthy snacks for all ages and tote bags of art supplies, PPE, and snacks to families with children. Copies of our Health + Wellbeing toolkits in English, Spanish, and Chinese were available to all via digital download. We also passed out  enrollment information for families to bring back to their schools and child care centers to advocate for joining Cool Culture’s CityWide Cultural Access program. Several caregivers who used to be part of our Family Pass program shared stories of the joy they experienced visiting museums with their families. We recommended our social media to them where we post free events from across the boroughs that are often open to all ages and don’t always require a pass.

The back to school fair also connected our team with other community organizations tabling the event and we were able to enjoy the live music and join some of them in the electric slide! Thank you to Senator Cleare’s team for inviting us to participate in the event!

We look forward to engaging with more of our community citywide. If your City Council office has a community event this fall that incorporates art and culture, please reach out to We’d love to connect and explore a tabling opportunity.