Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
11:00 am
1:00 pm
Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, 1889; Renovation, CSA Group, Li/Saltzman Architects, 2016

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s exclusive Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Walking Tours.

Mi Querido Barrio (My Beloved Community), mounted outdoors and in ‘cyberspace’ using augmented reality technology, features the place-making site-specific landmark locations by artists focusing on the creative process of community building important within the social history of El Barrio. On this walking tour, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, learn about the history of El Barrio, and witness the incredible digital artworks of our artists.

Founded by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega in 1976, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is a vibrant home for global afro-descendent cultural programming.

A multi-disciplinary center based in East Harlem, New York City, CCCADI integrates art, education, activism and conscious cultural tourism to foster social transformation. We document and present the creative genius of African Diaspora cultures; prepare the next generation of cultural leaders; and unite Diaspora communities.

Originally constructed in 1889, a newly-completed renovation has transformed this landmarked, former firehouse building into the new home of CCCADI. The adaptive reuse of the building will allow the organization to actively contribute to the arts and cultural spaces so necessary in the underserved community of East Harlem.

Saturday Tour Info: Tours will last approximately 1.5 hrs.


Reservations for this tour are now sold out. Interested in exploring innovative arts spaces in historic buildings? You may also enjoy the Hercules Art Studio Program, which requires no reservations! Click on the site’s name to check out its Open Access listing.


Image Credit: CCCADI/Janet Sackey