THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT's Field Day 2016
Join us for this annual festival of neighborhoods showcasing arts and culture and celebrating community in Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Hunts Point/Longwood. You can look forward to interactive activities such as interactive creative walks, artist studio visits, portrait and storytelling sharing, healing spaces, poetry and printmaking workshops.
Field Day is family-friendly, free, and open to all! Kindly, note that RSVPs are required if you plan to attend a creative walk (see listing of activities before for more detail.)
CLIMATE CART by Create Change Artist-in-Residence Misra Walker
The Point CDC: 940 Garrison Ave Bronx, NY 10474
Climate Cart is a mobile installation that documents, via audio, video & written exchanges, summertime memories and stories in relation to climate change from Hunts Point/Longwood community members. For Field Day, the fully functioning cart will serve as a place for neighbors to know about these issues through local resources, statistics and conversations. In exchange for stories, participants will receive icy “Coco Helado” treats.
THE LP @ KELLY STREET
920 Kelly St, Bronx, NY 10459
Join us for a series of drop-in community art workshops, open studios and a special performance:
Bronx-based teaching artists Fay Bonas and Sharon de la Cruz will lead a series of workshops including repurposing paper to create unique placemats as well as a mixed media collage making workshop centered on the notion of celebration & joy within the African diaspora through the lens of carnival.
View the collaborative student work from our inaugural iteration of Neighborhood Print Lab (NPL) in Longwood. NPL is a youth summer program using oral history and art techniques through a social justice lens to creatively amplify neighborhood narratives.
Check out the studio and latest work of our current Kelly Street Artist-in-Residence Dennis Redmoon Darkeem.
Learn about The Natural Knitting Project!—a collaborative Bronx arts project focusing on the process of everyday products being created in an eco-friendly way where activities included growing dye plants, knitting products from natural fibers, and exploring our communities mass consumption of landfill products. Join us for a culminating exhibit showcasing the workshop process and participants’ handmade results.
Watch a live thread spinning performance by the artist and Kelly St. resident, Sajata Epps at 4pm.
SAY IT LOUD: EMPOWERING THE SOUTH BRONX
Monsignor Del Valle Square (Intersection between Hunts Point Ave & Bruckner Blvd) among other sites TBA
Join Create Change Fellows, in collaboration with local Bronx youth organizations, for an interactive youth-centered scavenger hunt to foster leadership, connect and spark dialogue in spaces youth frequent or have limited access to. Taking place in various conventional and unconventional spaces; this collaborative scavenger hunt will cover topics that range from: wellness, state/community violence, political education as well as cross-cultural unity, racism, housing justice, and social movements.
Departs at 3pm from 920 Kelly Street
RSVP on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to sign up.
The Bronx incubated a new concept of contemporary art in the early 80’s to 90’s that was political simply due to its existence. Artists and organizers responded to the energy on the streets. Culture from people of color, for people of color. Join Bronx-based artists Alejandra Delfín & John Ahearn as they lead an interactive walk that highlights the creative response & history generated in the Longwood area.