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Community Engagement

Through collaborations, co-presentations, and partnerships, the Museum engages with local residents, local businesses, and community organizations on year-round diverse programming. Community engagement is vital to the Museum’s mission of creating a more equitable, inclusive museum experience. 

Community Partners

Since 2014, the Museum has co-developed and presented over 100 programs for individuals and families from local immigrant communities and area residents. In 2018, the Museum initiated a community partnership program to work closely with several partners over the course of a year to co-develop programming and new museum experiences that resonate with the diverse communities of Queens.

2023 Community Partners

African Peach Arts Coalition
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
The Ali Forney Center
The Blue Bus Project
Citiview Connections Clubhouse
City Access New York
Cook Out the Vote
Edge School of the Arts
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
Jacob Riis Settlement House
Museum Hue
New Immigrant Community Empowerment
New York Film & Television for Diversity & Inclusion (NYFTDI)
Urban Upbound


Neighborhood Partners

Museum of the Moving Image champions community businesses through member discounts generously provided by our Neighborhood Partners. Shop local and have a beautiful day in the MoMI Neighborhood! Please note that your current MoMI membership card must be presented for access. Neighborhood Partners are subject to change without notice.

See all our neighborhood partners here.

Neighborhood Council

In 2018, the Museum created a Neighborhood Council of local residents and representatives of community serving organizations. The council provides support in the development of new programs, and represents new voices in the decision-making processes of the museum. The forming of a neighborhood council is a direct result from the Cultural Plan workshops and community discussions held in 2017 at the Museum, and serves to continue bringing together residents and organizers with other local cultural stakeholders from community-based organizations and cultural sites.

2022 Council Members

Ronald Fleming, DJ, activist, and LIC community member
Russell Roten, Executive Director, Citiview Connection Clubhouse
Shazia Jivraj, parent, local resident, and educator
Tsering Diki, Founder, NY Tibetan Service Center and Diki Daycare Center
Shireen Soliman, artist, professor, parent 
Heba Khalil, professor 
Cindy Cortez, Owner, Newtown HQ 
Diane Adlam, Program Director, Woodside Cornerstone Community Center 
Corinne Haynes, President, Queensbridge Resident Association 
Dirk McCall de Palomá, Executive Director of Sunnyside Shines 


Program X: Cultural Activism and Media

Program X: Cultural Activism and Media is an annual media workshop and festival where we will reflect on the intersections of culture, activism and media. Inspired by the findings of a community needs assessment, each documentary short created in the workshop addresses a critical issue in our Queens community.

This project is supported by discretionary funds from Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani.