BAC Brings Art to Life

Creative Coalitions is Bringing Art to Life through a series of community events celebrating the amazing artistic talents and beautiful green spaces of Bushwick, Brownsville, and East New York.

Tshirt making with Xmental, photo by Quardean Lewis-Allen

Tshirt making with Xmental, photo by Quardean Lewis-Allen

Jimmy Hill and the All Starz Band, photo by Quardean Lewis-Allen

Jimmy Hill and the All Starz Band, photo by Quardean Lewis-Allen

Throughout July, artists including MC Otis Walls, Calvin Booker, Jimmy Hill & the All Starz Band, Xmental, Alexis Mena, Alexia Scott, Royal Knights Marching Band, Tah Phrum duh Bush, Yafreici Peralta, DJ Dubbz, Newlo, and Rodrigo Gonzalez teamed up with garden groups and community organizations including the Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation, Crystal Wells Block Association Garden, and El Puente to bring music, dance, and hands-on art activities to residents of all ages.

Alexis Mena painting with kids, photo by Azure Osborne-Lee

Alexis Mena painting with kids, photo by Azure Osborne-Lee

Join us at other Bringing Art to Life events this summer and fall.
FRIENDS OF BIKO OUTDOORS
Saturday August 2nd
4pm – 7pm
Granite Street Garden
30 Granite Street, between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue
Music, poetry, storytelling and spoken word with the Friends of Biko. Featuring Thelma Thomas, James Johnson, Majestic Funk, Cordon Michael, Underground German Dance Ensemble, and El Puente’s Poetic Kings. Kids can draw their own monster with Miss Zukie.

GARDEN PARTY
Saturday August 9th
1-4pm
Newport Garden
201 Newport Street, between Rockaway and Thatford Avenues
Mural creation with Xmental and live music and dance with Powerful Pioneers and Bomba Yo.

ARTWALK
Saturday August 23rd
3:30-7pm
Starting at El Jardin del Pueblo/The People’s Garden
2358 Pitkin Avenue, between Warwick and Ashford Streets
Continuing to Floral Vineyards Garden and Clara’s Garden
Finishing at PS 4 Paradise Garden
686 Glenmore Avenue, between Ashford and Cleveland Streets
Artwork by Abdul Badi, Winston Huggins, Mathamatics Paterson, and Ian Lyn; music by Godfrey Richmond and Grace Drums.

ELDERT STREET BLOCK PARTY
Saturday October 4th
11am – 8pm
Eldert Street Garden
315 Eldert Street between Knickerbocker and Irving Avenues
Musical performances, free family portraits, breakdancing, film screenings, and education about Superfund sites. Also enjoy garden activities throughout the day and pot-luck dinner at sunset.

For more information:
Sarita Daftary
sdaftary@brooklynartscouncil.org
718 625 0080 x 235

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