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Updated 9/11/2018: Details for It’s Our Park Day

At Stanton Street between Forsyth and Chrystie

Stanton Street between Forsyth and Chrystie

 

“It’s Our Park Day” in Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street brings together residents and community organizations for an afternoon of creative activities and presentations and an evening hour of interactive projections by The Illuminator.

 

The festivities are intended to draw attention, once again, to the need to re-open the Stanton park building, currently boarded up and used for storage, to community use.  The park is seeing an escalation of troubling uses including drug use and trafficking, the children’s playground is avoided by local families, and the closed building sits at the center of this activity.  Re-opening the building for programming could have a significant impact in making the park safe and welcoming to all.

 

There will be creative arts activities good for all ages, dance classes and performances, a bike repair workshop, and information from multiple community groups.  Partners organizing the event include the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc), University Settlement, and Green Map System. Additional participating organizations include Narcan,  Stanton Street Block Association, Stanton Street CSA, M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Neighbors to Save Rivington House, Loisaida Inc. and more!

Afternoon session — 2pm-5pm

The afternoon will include speeches from organizers and local representatives along with live music, dancing lessons, art-making activities, free bike repair services, and opportunities to get involved in the campaign.

Evening session — 8:30pm-9:30pm

The evening will feature projections by the Illuminator of artwork made during the afternoon sessions along with historical images from the site and neighborhood visions for its futures.

 

It’s Our Park Day

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

2pm-5pm (Guest speakers at 2:30pm)

Evening projections 8:30pm-9:30pm

Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Stanton Street between Forsyth and Chrystie

 

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