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Gregory Barabino

Gregory Barabino

DAY 027 Gregory Barabino photographed exclusively for the 100 Men Hall People Project (100MHPP).

My first interaction with 100 Men Hall was as a teenager, it was a Bingo hall during that time period. Later when I moved back to the area, the next interaction was with the renovation and attempt to revitalize it as a venue. I asked many people in the community about the history and found out everything from a nonprofit organization to stories of locals meeting their spouses at social gatherings. One fact that I did not know was that a cousin of mine was one of the founders of the venue. I have had the opportunity to serve on the board of the previous owners and am currently on the board of the new owner. I have a personal history in the modern version of the historical venue as I too have participated in throwing cultural events. I threw a contemporary Jazz concert there, so I too have fallen in love with the art and culture that connected the community and also provided resources to those in need, whether financial or celebratory. 

(Photo by: Gus Bennett | The 100 Men Hall People Project)


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