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Nominate Your Sacred Sites

What places are sacred to you in New York City? a4 has partnered with Place Matters, a joint initiative of City Lore and the Municipal Art Society, to offer you a unique opportunity to nominate places that are sacred to you in New York City. We invite you to use Place Matters’ Census of Places That Matter to nominate sacred sites that help to tell your story and that of Asian American communities in New York City. Nominated sacred sites will be designated on the Place Matters map with a yellow star through the end of the Locating the Sacred Festival. They will also remain on the Census indefinitely, with the hope that they encourage further discussion about how we interpret narratives of sacredness in the city’s ecology of places.

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Here is a link to the nomination page: It’s easy to complete, and you don’t need to be an expert!

This initiative is a collaboration of Place Matters and the Asian American Arts Alliance. Place Matters serves as a citywide advocate for New York’s places of history, story and tradition. Place Matters works with communities to discover, celebrate and protect the places that hold memories, anchor traditions and help to tell the history of New York City.