Park(ing) Day is on!

THis FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21st is PARK(ing) DAY!

Sustainable Flatbush is bringing Park(ing) Day to Cortelyou Road, between Argyle and Rugby (that’s Brooklyn, baby)! Our park will have grass, plants, seating, and games! Hours will be approximately 10am – 6pm.

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PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. On Park(ing) Day volunteers reclaim parking spots within their communities and build temporary, public “parks” for neighbors to enjoy. The parks are inspired by the creativity of the many volunteers who develop them and may be dedicated to a bit of lawn space, trees, flowers, art installations, seating areas or a place for kids to play.”

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Come visit the park! Read a book, play a game, drink a coffee, have a snack…

Especially welcome: Musicians (bring instruments!), artists (bring paints!), kids and their parents, pets and their owners, picnickers, bloggers (we’ll try to find a spot with wi-fi), crossword/sudoku/backgammon/yahtzee players … you get the picture. Hang out and keep us company as we create a new neighborhood park for the day.

more info on Park(ing) Day is available from its creators, Rebar Arts Collective in San Francisco, its national co-sponsor Trust for Public Land, and its New York City co-sponsors The Open Planning Project and Transportation Alternatives. Streetfilms also has a video on last year’s Parking Spot Squat in Park Slope. 

For a local (NYC) perspective on Park(ing) Day and its objectives, check out this article in Gotham Gazette, “Replacing Parking with Parks”.

 

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