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Greening The City

SATURDAY JUNE 18th, 12 PM – 5 PM

Greening the City is a festival promoting arts and creativity as a means for bringing about about environmental awareness, community beautification, and wellness. Click here to see the photos from Greening the City 2016!

 

Free and open to general public, Greening the City addresses environmentalism with a down-to-earth approach, providing New Yorkers of all ages with the opportunity to learn everyday ways to make eco-friendly choices that are fun and affordable.

 

It all happens as part of the 13th annual Fish Parade and Summer Festival at Barretto Point Park.

 

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Make your own Garden Starter Kits with Sheryll Durant & Sajata Epps from The Kelly Street Garden

 

Kick off your own summer garden by learning how to make your biodegradable plant potters reusing old newspapers!

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Community Map Printmaking with The House of Spoof Collective

 

What would you like to see in Hunts Point and on it’s waterfront? Learn all about foam printing and make a collaborative community map alongside your neighbors.

 

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Pelliza: Upcycle and Tradition with Gina Goico

 

Pellizas are traditional handwoven rag rugs from the Dominican Republic. Learn the traditional way to create them repurposing old clothes and fabric into a new rug, seat cover or tapestry.

 

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Healthy Cooking Demo with community chef Dawn Ortíz

 

Learn about the power of eating healthy and honoring cultural foods!

 

Ongoing Activities:

  • Face-Painting
  • Neighborhood Stories Activity

 

Interested in volunteering with us?

 

We hope to see you there! Check out the map below for directions to Barretto Point Park. You can catch the BX46 from Longwood Ave. (2 / 5 Trains). You can also catch the Bronx Culture Trolley from any of the stops listed on the tower left, courtesy of the Bronx Council of Arts!

 

Fish Festival 2015

GREENING THE CITY PHOTOGRAPH: MELISA SALAS