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WikiNYC
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Region of Wikimedia New York City activities, centered on the New York metropolitan area, and more broadly home to over 20 million people. But everyone who can attend a meeting is welcome to join!
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A local chapter like Wikimedia NYC can serve as a bridge between the Wikipedia/Wikimedia community and academic and cultural institutions, through a variety of different programs.

Wikimedia New York City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as the local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the New York metropolitan area, as well as for all Wikimedians across the Northeast US who find it most convenient to participate in meetings in New York City.

Next meeting: TBD

Keep in touch!
Mailing list Wikimedia NYC area mailing list
Website Wikimedia NYC Website
Social media
Email wm-nyc  at  wikimedia.org
Donations Bitcoin and PayPal accepted, visit our main donation page for more information.

You can join![edit]

If you do not live in New York City, you may still participate in this chapter's projects and meetings online. If you do live in New York City, you are welcome to join this chapter's projects and meetings in person. Feel free to ask questions on the talk page then join the mailing list to start receiving news about events and to participate in discussions.

Next events[edit]

  • Wikiconference USA hosted by Wikimedia NYC, May 30th-June 1st, 2014 at New York Law School.

Recent Events[edit]

The complete outcomes of all satellite events are being aggregated on a follow-up pages:
Wikipedia:ArtAndFeminism/FAQ – includes a description of the campaign, future plans, a list of all of associated events, and press coverage
Wikipedia:ArtAndFeminism/Outcomes – includes summaries and results from each event

Also

Yearly events[edit]

Wikimania[edit]

Wikimedia New York City participates in the Wikimania conference which happens annually in July.

Wikipedia Loves Libraries[edit]

Wikipedia Loves Libraries is the name of an ongoing effort to promote collaboration between the Wikipedia community and libraries, and during Open Access Week in the last full week of October this chapter participates in that project by having a meetup in a library.

Wiknic[edit]

Wikimedia New York City organizes a yearly picnic, the Wiknic.

Wiki Loves Monuments[edit]

Main Article: Wiki Loves Monuments

In September Wikimedia New York City participates in Wiki Loves Monuments, which is a photo tour. The members take pictures of local monuments and upload those into Commons as part of the project's contest.

Ongoing projects[edit]

Bi-monthly Salon[edit]

Every other month there is a salon in which people in New York City meet in person to discuss Wikipedia topics. See past events here.

Campus ambassador program[edit]

Wikimedia New York City sends campus ambassadors to schools to do Wikipedia outreach.

Supporting Institutional Partnerships and Wikipedians in Residence[edit]

Wikimedia New York City supports Wikipedians in Residence at local organizations.

Current

Legal standing[edit]

The chapter was incorporated as Wikimedia New York City, Inc. in New York State on July 7, 2009 as a not-for-profit corporation. It later received its 501(c)(3) determination from the Internal Revenue Service on December 22, 2011, retroactively to the date of incorporation. The Chapters Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation recognizes this group as an official chapter.

Budget and financial history are at Wikimedia New York City/Finances.

The original incorporators signed our non-profit charter in March 2009.

We're working with pioneering regional neighbors throughout the Northeast US, and hope to cooperate with them and other US chapters in future through a Wikimedia United States Chapters Council. We're also working with more local partners through the Free Culture Alliance NYC umbrella group.

Media[edit]

Organization[edit]

Meetups[edit]

Main article: en:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC

Since August 2007, the New York City meetups have been held on a roughly bimonthly schedule.

Participants[edit]

Our current board are:

For the list of other participants, please see Wikimedia New York City/Participants.

History[edit]

Minutes[edit]

Meeting minutes are here.

Contact Us[edit]

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons has more media related to:

We are very interested in contacts with outside individuals and other organizations in the local community.

If you have a project you want to work on with us, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted. If you want someone to give a talk or teach a class with an inside view of Wikipedia, meet your volunteers. And if you just have any questions, we'd be glad to try to answer them.

The best way to keep up to date with us is to watch this page, the New York City Meetup, and to join the mailing list.

Our organizational contact email is wm-nyc  at  wikimedia.org