spanning the gap

It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of ELEVATING ERIE: SPANNING THE GAP, a collaboration between the Town of DeWitt and City Lore, New York City's Urban Folklife Center. At the heart of Elevating Erie is a mission to unite the community through idea sharing - and this project provides a new platform to do so!

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what is it?

Part oral history project, part art installation, SPANNING THE GAP is about the existing 15-mile gap in the Erie Canalway Trail that spans across Syracuse from Camillus to DeWitt. It is about a community conversation focused on the installation of trail markers intended to provide basic wayfinding for trail users while celebrating the Canalway's significant impact on the region. Along the way to developing the markers, we'll be collecting aspirational stories for the future of the gap, as well as how the gap came to be.

By contributing to Elevating Erie: Spanning the Gap, a collaborative, community-based public art and advocacy project between the Town of DeWitt and City Lore, New York City's @Urban Folklife Center. At the heart of Elevating Erie is a mission to unite the community through story and idea sharing - and this project provides a new platform to do so!

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Share your story with molly!

Join City Lore's Molly Garfinkel at a story recording session to share your traditions, stories, and ideas! We'll be recording stories and thoughts to inspire sculptural markers for both ends of the Gap. Selected stories will also be included on our forthcoming Spanning the Gap webpage

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what is a sculptural marker?

Check out this piece on wayshowing - which will give you an idea of where we are heading. We will be working with a team of local artists to help us to develop something that will be interesting, relevant, and engaging for the community! Stay tuned!