Beyond the Bridges is another phase of NLL's Creative Placemaking Project that will continue toward the end of 2012. As part of a grant to revitalize the Hodges Square Business District and preserve and enhance the beauty and possibilities of Riverside Park, workshops are being offered to engage the public about these spaces cut off from the city’s center by Interstate 95 and the twin spans of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

Visit nlriversideart.org/bridges.htm to learn more.

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New London Landmarks won a “Creative Placemaking” grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, the Office of the Arts to focus on the Historic East New London neighborhood including Riverside Park and Hodges Square. The City of New London, Friends of Riverside Park, the Riverside Park Conservancy and the Department of Parks and Recreation joined the project to work with those who live and work in the neighborhood to plan improvements and reestablish a Sense of Place for this area. [Read more]