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Manhattan Avenue Mural Project

The Manhattan Avenue Mural Project is underway! This 2,500 square foot mural under the 287 Expressway where it crosses over Manhattan Avenue in Greenburgh is the brainchild of Greenburgh community activist Clifton Abrams. It is becoming a reality because of Mr. Abrams’ ongoing work with a committee of dedicated Town of Greenburgh elected officials, employees, and community minister Rev. Dr. Verlin Williams.

When completed, this museum-in-the-streets will celebrate African Americans’ tenacity and accomplishments while addressing the ongoing killing of African Americans by police. The MAMP will include lighting, security cameras, landscaping and wifi access via QR-Codes that will allow viewers to read background information about the people, places and things depicted in the mural. Appropriate lighting will transform a once dark underpass, that young and old travel through on foot and by automobile each day, into a place of inspiration and knowledge.

Beneath the mural will be a memorial consisting of more than 600 rocks imprinted by school children with the names of unarmed African Americans who have lost their lives from police brutality. The first phase, painting the base rocks in the colors of the Pan African Flag that unites Africans dispersed throughout the world, has been completed. The memorial rocks will be placed atop the painted rocks once the mural is completed. The mural is expected to be completed by the end of August 2022, with a community dedication celebration in mid-September. For more information, visit www.Greenburghartsandculture.org

The MAMP is endorsed and supported by the Town of Greenburgh