Carolyn Ratcliffe

LES Community Hero
Presented by Laura Sewell, East Village Community Coalition


Carolyn Ratcliffe is the co-founder of Art Loisaida Foundation, aka Artistas De Loisiada. She co-founded the Committee to Save St.Brigid and worked with parishioners, neighborhood residents, artists and preservationists to save historic St. Brigid Church on Avenue B. She served on CB3 as on Parks, Recreation, Cultural, Landmarks, Chair of Landmarks Subcommittee, Waterfront & Housing Committees, Arts & Culture Task Force. Currently she curates the annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts at Theater for the New City. She is the chief gardener and treasurer of Carmen Pabon Del Amanecer Garden and serves on the Board of Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS)



2021 LES Community Hero Interview