Meet Jadenn Cabiness, Bloomberg Arts Intern

Jadenn Cabiness joined Open House New York as a Bloomberg Arts Intern in July 2024 and attends Brooklyn High School of the Arts. In his free time, Jadenn likes to draw and paint, watch TV, or create videos for fun. In this internship, he most looks forward to bettering his communication, research, and design skills, and learning about New York’s attractions, how the city works, and how he can help.

What excites you about interning at Open House New York?

I am most excited about exploring the city and creating a brand new lens for me to look at it through. I am just as excited to put my current skills to the test and bettering them.

What’s your favorite neighborhood or place in New York?

My favorite place in New York is the Pacific Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Barclays Center is already such a breathtaking place to be around as is. The library provides a sense of calm in the midst of the loud energy that surrounds it. This is a place my friends and I would go to hang out and also where I previously interned.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, I’d realistically be in college trying to balance my school work and trying to nail down my dream of becoming an animator and a writer. I can’t say I guarantee to see myself there because it is a mentally tasking experience, but I’m holding out hope for this dream and trying my best to achieve it however I can.

If you could ‘unlock’ any building in New York, what would it be?

If I could unlock a building, it would be the Metropolitan Museum. The first time I visited this museum, it was because an artwork of my own was being displayed. I had never been before and wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but I was awestruck by the sheer amount of content there alone. If I could unlock the museum, I would actually take the time to appreciate it in its entirety.

Bloomberg Arts Internship

The Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program offers rising public school seniors summer internships at cultural non-profits to provide skills and experience. Since 2012, the program has offered New York City students (at participating CTE high schools) paid opportunities to try out arts careers; hone workplace, career, and communication skills; and sharpen their writing. Bloomberg Arts Internship is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

OHNY’s partnership with the BAI Studio Institute is part of our program Next Gen NYC, an initiative exploring the power of place for the next generation of young urbanists and New Yorkers.