Recap of Greening The City 2017
GREENING THE CITY AT THE 14TH ANNUAL HUNTS POINT FISH PARADE AND SUMMER FESTIVAL
Photos by Osjua Newton
The Laundromat Project’s Greening The City Festival at the 14th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade was a wonderful event filled with community engagement and conversation through artmaking, and hands-on activities exploring environmental justice in Hunts Point, Bronx. Despite some unexpected, heavy rain, the day continued on, exemplifying the theme of this year’s festival: Bronx resilience. The festival changed from its original outdoor location at Baretto Point Park to its rain location at The Point CDC, a nonprofit organization centered around youth development in Hunts Point. Once settled in the new location, the energy and workshops came back quickly in full swing.
Check out more photos from Greening The City below and on Flickr.
Kayla participates in the Bee Crown workshop, where attendees learn about how bees contribute to a thriving ecology while making their crowns.
Omar Freilla, Founder & Coordinator of Green Workers Cooperative, gets his face-painted in honor of the Fish Parade. Omar was also a Grand Marshall for the Parade this year!
TEACHING ARTIST FAY BONAS, LEADS A BUTTON-MAKING WORKSHOP FOR ATTENDEES TO CREATE BUTTONS FEATURING BRONX NATIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS.
The lp Programs Intern, Alix Camacho Vargas, helps facilitate Fay Bonas’ Button-Making workshop.
Attendees create a special carrot seed packet to take home and plant in a garden or yard. This activity explored the importance of the youth in Hunts point planting seeds in their community. We’re looking forward to hearing folks share about what they were able to grow at next year’s festival!