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First Street Green Day

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10–9 pm

Special Event, Good for Families

Image of two posters advertising First Street Green Day

Left: Data sculpture; right: Public Notice: An Exhausted Film

The lot at First Park, a New York City Parks property, now temporarily occupied by the main structure of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, has been derelict for many years but has the potential to become a vibrant community resource. What will happen after the Lab leaves? Join First Street Green for the What’s Next 2 workshop to help decide.

Event Video

10 am
Meet and greet with volunteers and participants

11 am–1 pm
History of First Park and the 33 East First Street Site by Robert Graf, First Street Block Association President

Future of the 33 East First Street Site by Jorge Prado and Silva Ajemian of Todo Design

Art in the Parks by Department of Art and Antiquities, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

It’s My Park by Annie Fredricks, Hester Street Collaborative, and Jordan Pender, Partnership for Parks

Space as a Making Place for Questions by Graeme Sullivan, Director, School of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University

2–5 pm
It’s My Park—videos by Adrian Sas, producer

Visioning Wall Workshop—participants assemble a modular inspiration/idea sculpture to chart community programmatic interests

Community Survey and Balloon Run—small groups of local volunteers, videographers, and artists canvas the neighborhood and invite participation in the programming workshop at the Lab

5–7 pm
Reception with refreshments, music, and presentation of the completed visioning wall

7–9 pm
Public Notice: An Exhausted Film, a live-cinema performance by Ofri Cnaani, Cheryl Kaplan, and Kathryn Alexander. Powered by a failing battery, Public Notice is an episodic tale that begins with a mock trial. The work, combining folly, tragedy, and history, travels peripatetically through urban and peripheral landscapes and international borders, and ends when the battery runs out of power.

Image (left): © Todo Design, 2011. All rights reserved.

Image (right): courtesy Ofri Cnaani and Cheryl Kaplan, © Ofri Cnaani and Cheryl Kaplan, 2011. All rights reserved.

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