Park(ing) Day this Friday, September 18th!

ParkingDay2008-1Ever wonder what our community could do with 120 square feet of outdoor space? Bring friends and family along to find out as Sustainable Flatbush hosts our 3rd annual Park(ing) Day event on Friday, September 18th, from 9am until 6pm.

To raise awareness of how public space is allocated in our neighborhood, we will transform an unremarkable parking spot into “Cortelyou Road Park”: an urban oasis with grass, lawn chairs, music, art supplies, games, and good conversation for all to enjoy, at the corner of Cortelyou and Argyle Roads, in front of the Public Library.


Two sustainable craft businesses based in the NYC area – Garbage of Eden Design and RePlayGround – will teach free creative workshops on fashioning fun stuff out of garbage. We invite you to bring your favorite empty cereal box or designed scrap paper to personalize your crafts. Jewelry made from plastic bags and yogurt containers as well as kits to make projects from scrap will be on display. You could even win a food gift basket from the Flatbush Food Coop, which is also graciously providing free snacks throughout the day! Join us for this international event at the level of our local neighborhood. Meet your neighbors and those working within our community who strive to make it a more livable place.

ParkingDay2008-3Last year’s event was a great success. This year we plan to outdo it with:

  • * A special Puppet Show featuring the juggling egg puppet by Ronny starting at 11am
  • * Craft workshops by Garbage of Eden Design and RePlayGround
  • * A worm composting demonstration by a Brooklyn Botanic Garden Master Composter
  • * A solar-powered cell phone charging station
  • * BYO Mug Coffee Station, courtesy of Vox Pop Cafe

So bring your own mug and don’t miss the daylong fun!

WHAT: Park(ing) Day / Cortelyou Road Park
WHEN: Friday, September 18th from 9am until 6pm
WHERE: Corner of Cortelyou and Argyle Roads, Brooklyn NY

Park(ing) Day 2008 photos by Keka Marzagao

2 Responses to “ Park(ing) Day this Friday, September 18th! ”

  1. […] The biggie in Brooklyn is probably the Cortelyou Road “park” hosted by Sustainable Flatbush. […]

  2. This used to be a parking lot
    Now it’s all covered in flowers. — David Byrne

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