Free Culture Alliance NYC

Free Culture Alliance NYC is an informal umbrella group of organizations in the New York City area with an interest in the Free Culture movement, Open Education, and related developments at the boundaries of technology, culture, community, and the commons.

Organizations, nonprofits, or meetup groups are invited to have one or more representatives join our mailing list and filter messages to the membership. (You can also join Free Culture Alliance NYC on LinkedIn.)

Meetups are also often announced on the on the Internet Society NY feed and Wikimedia NYC feed on

Next meeting

  • Sunday, August 2, 2015, from about 1:00 - 7:00 pm: WiknicNYC Picnic, the "picnic anyone can edit" will be held in Prospect Park (Brooklyn), as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the United States.

Past meetings

Feb 2012 Free Culture Alliance NYC meeting.




Activities discussed included: Free Culture World's Fair, NYPL WikiGangs of New York (Wikimedia), DIYs, Open Gaming (NYU), Open Path New York Times Labs Geo service), Water Day (



Shared calendar


General calendar of local Free Culture events: Free Culture NYC googlecalendar (


Organization Representative(s) intending to join 'Free Culture Alliance NYC' discussions
Wikimedia New York City Richard Knipel (President), David Goodman (Vice-P)
OLPC-New York City Marife Mago (OLPC Support-Gang Volunteer) Inc. Thomas Lowenhaupt, Director
Wireless Harlem Michael Lewis, Founder
Free Culture @ NYU Hannah Chen, Patrick Hammer
OurMed Greg Miller, Executive Director
Open Video Alliance Ben Moskowitz, General Coordinator
OpenPlans Philip Ashlock, Open Government Coordinator
The Software Freedom Law Center James Vasile, Counsel
CUNY Academic Commons Maura Smale, Information Literacy Librarian at City Tech (Subcommittee Member)
Jill Cirasella, Computational Sciences Librarian at Brooklyn College
Ann Matsuuchi, Instructional Technology Librarian at LaGuardia Community College
Internet Society of New York David Solomonoff, President; Evan Korth, Vice-President; Joly McFie, Secretary; Joseph Schraibman, Treasurer
New York Public Library David Riordan
Participatory Culture Foundation Dean Jansen, Outreach Director
Anne Jonas, Community Outreach Coordinator
LOFI - RE/Mixed Media Festival Tom Tenney, Director
OSI Information Program - New York office Melissa Hagemann, Senior Program Manager
IEEE Global History Network Nathan Brewer, GHN Administrator
Speak Up NY Shaan Khan, Senior Advisor and Director of Digital Strategies, Manhattan Borough President’s Office
Free Culture Fordham Law Joseph Dempsey, Jimmy Kaplowitz George Chriss