We love seeing more art in ALL New York City Community Gardens! That is why we are so thrilled to partner with Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) and other amazing organizations to promote the Bringing Art to Life Series that is taking place in East Brooklyn this summer! These events celebrate the Creative Coalitions BAC established in Bushwick, Brownsville and East New York and feature entirely LOCAL talent! As if it could get any better, both East New York events take place at Gardens for the City sites! We are thrilled to see Crystal Wells and People’s Garden thriving! All of the dates are listed below, but do check BAC’s calendar for updates!
Brooklyn Arts Council and the Creative Coalition of Bushwick Present:
PARK JAM FOR PEACE
THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1-4PM
LOCATION: Hope Park, Menahan Street, between Knickerbocker and Wilson Avenues
El Puente’s Bushwick Leadership Center, as part of their campaign “To Hope, with Love,” brings us an old school park jam, channeling the spirit of Hip Hop at its inception, with DJ, hip hop artists, breaking battles, cyphers, and a community art project. Featuring Yafreici, Tah Phrum duh Bush, and Newlo.
FRIENDS OF BIKO OUTDOORS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 4-7PM
LOCATION: Granite Street Garden, 315 Eldert Street btwn Knickerbocker and Irving Avenues
Friends of Biko. Featuring Thelma Thomas, James Johnson, Majestic Funk, Cordon Michael, Underground German Dance Ensemble, and El Puente’s Poetic Kings. Kids can draw their own monster with Miss Zukie.
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This event is presented in conjunction with BAC's Creative Coalitions initiative in east Brooklyn, and in partnership with Friends of Biko.
Brooklyn Arts Council and the Creative Coalition of Brownsville Present:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1-4PM
LOCATION: Newport Garden, 201 Newport Street, between Rockaway and Thatford Avenues
Mural creation with Xmental and live music and dance with Powerful Pioneers.
Brooklyn Arts Council and the Creative Coalition of East New York Present:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 3:30–7PM
LOCATION: Starting at El Jardin del Pueblo/The People’s Garden, 2358 Pitkin Avenue, between Warwick and Ashford Streets. Continuing to Floral Vineyards Garden and Clara’s Garden. Finishing at PS 4 Paradise Garden, 686 Glenmore Avenue, between Ashford and Cleveland Streets
Artwork by Abdul Badi, Winston Huggins, Mathamatics Paterson, and Ian Lyn; music by Godfrey Richmond and Grace Drums.