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Placemaking in Gloversville: A dinner celebration
$50/per person or $350 for a table of 8
Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) and the Downtown Development Specialist are proud to announce a celebratory event on May 2, 2019 – Placemaking in Gloversville: A dinner celebration. Tickets are now available at $50 per person and $350 for a table of 8. The dinner will feature guest speaker Coleen Fabrizi of Corning’s Gaffer District, speaking about the revitalization of downtown Corning and Placemaker in Gloversville award winner, Michael Medina of the Fulton County Barber Shop.
Placemaking in Gloversville: A dinner celebration is a continuation of the Placemaking 101 Conference held in April 2018 and shines a light on the concerted efforts the community has made to incorporate placemaking into the revitalization process of downtown Gloversville. Placemaking is a bottom-up, community-generated economic development practice that reconnects the community with their common spaces and helps to create interest, use and pride in the city. Gloversville’s mantra of “place focused, people led” has begun to set itself up as a best-practices for placemaking in New York State.
Placemaking in Gloversville: A dinner celebration will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eccentric Club (109 N. Main Street, Gloversville). Tickets are $50 per person, $350 for a table of 8 people. Guests can reserve tickets at the CRG offices (34 W. Fulton Street) or here. Food will be prepared by Union Hall Inn, Johnstown. Tickets will be available until April 23, 2019.
The evening will feature Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of the Corning Intown District Management Association, Inc. (DBA Corning’s Gaffer District). Fabrizi serves as the public face of Corning’s Gaffer District and works with organizational staff and community partners to retain and strengthen existing businesses and to motivate private investment throughout the District.
The transformation of Downtown Corning’s Market Street into a retail, service, and dining center over the past four decades has been fueled by a healthy business environment, which includes stunning historic architecture, sights, nightlife, shopping, a full schedule of events, and a vibrant cultural and arts scene. Across the river, Corning’s Northside is undergoing a similar revitalization, where an infusion of capital, redevelopment, and a rethinking of the role of the neighborhood in our urban development, has helped transform the area. Today, in the 21st century, Market Street and the Northside have become dynamic business districts, creative incubators, and great places to live.
Michael Medina, owner of Fulton County Barber Shop (17 N. Main Street, Gloversville), has been dedicated to creating not just a strong business in downtown Gloversville, but a community space within his storefront. Medina hosts community-focused events throughout the year including Read to the Barber, a program he implemented a few years ago during which children read a book to the barber and get a haircut at half price. The program is meant to get school-aged children prepared for their first day in both mind and body and has grown in popularity. Media also hosts Haircuts with Santa where children are treated to elves and Santa (Medina) giving free haircuts in advance of the holiday.
Organizers would like to thank the following sponsors for making Placemaking in Gloversville: A dinner celebration possible – Dinner Sponsor, Steven E. Smith, P.E; Reception Sponsor, LaBella Associates D.P.C.; Community Supporters, AND Architecture & Design and Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture; Patron Committee Members, Fage USA, Kristina Gillmore of Ricmar Design & Print, and William A. Rowback, Jr.
Placemaking in Gloversville: A dinner celebration will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eccentric Club (109 N. Main Street, Gloversville). Tickets are $50 per person, $350 for a table of 8 people. Guests can reserve tickets at the CRG offices (34 W. Fulton Street) or here. Food will be prepared by Union Hall Inn, Johnstown. Please contact Jennifer Jennings, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist if you have further questions. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 518.725.7700 ext. 1004.