When the Ground Breaks: Walk About Series
Walk About’s are inspired group walks led by artist, Elaine Angelopoulos into neighborhoods that hug the Atlantic Yards Project. Together we will meditate on the sites of the neighborhood and its functionality as a urban community, despite the ongoing construction nearby. Walks will occur monthly, beginning at 1pm, in front of Soapbox Gallery, located at 636 Dean Street. All Walk About’s will be an hour long. Story Collection sessions will follow from 2-3pm in Soapbox Gallery.
October 1, 2011
October 29th, 2011
November 19, 2011
December 17, 2011
January 28, 2011
RSVP by the day before, (the latest) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both events will be recorded and annotated for an upcoming webpage. (Anonymity and Privacy will be respected upon request of attendees).
Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays
Monday, September 19th 7:30 – 9:00 pm
535 Dean Street #313 (Newswalk)
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For years we’ve held block parties on Dean Street, between 6th and Carlton Avenues (See photos from 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007). Closing the street to traffic, we’ve enjoyed grilling, face-painting, games, music and dancing, literally in the street. Could our annual party soon become a thing of the past?
The under-construction Barclays Center Arena of the Atlantic Yards project is scheduled to officially open on September 28, 2012. Forest City Ratner, the developer of the 18,000-seat arena, hopes to host more than 200 events per year. A temporary surface parking lot, with a capacity of 1100 cars, is planned for the block bounded by Dean, Carlton Avenue, Pacific Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. The parking lot and the arena will “sandwich” the block of Dean Street between Carlton and 6th Avenues where we’ve held our block parties.
Will we be allowed to close Dean Street for a block party once the arena opens?