Upcycle! Imagining a Green Bed-Stuy

The Liberation Series is a year-long effort to uplift Bed-Stuy’s thriving past and present in partnership with local stakeholders, organizations, and businesses in the neighborhood today.

By bringing historic places into conversation with today’s artists and community leaders, this series will continue to explore the central role of Bed-Stuy in shaping Black art, culture, and community in New York City. 

April’s events center Earth Day, Black Maternal Health Week, and National Poetry month its programming, and each event in the series embodies one of three themes: Make Art. Build Community. Create Change. 

Make Art | In honor of Earth Day, The LP will host a community clean up on Fulton Street! Items will be sorted into recycling, compost, and landfill trash. Following the clean up, artist and current Create Change Fellow Les Mejia will lead participants in a free artmaking workshop about how to create assemblage, or 3-D collages, with found objects while discussing the causes and effects of neighborhood trash as related to gentrification, environmental racism, and climate change.

Time: Earth Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 12-2:30PM EDT

Location: Whole Neighborhood Garden, 1001 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205