Festival of Ideas: StreetFest

Date & Time

START: 11:00 AM May 7, 2011
END: 7:00 PM May 7, 2011


Take part in the Festival of Ideas StreetFest for a diverse range of exciting projects and activities. Here is just a sample of some of the cool things that will be going on:

Sculptural Upcycling
Take part in a cool workshop on constructing powerfully conceptual artworks with a low environmental impact. Opened to students of all ages. Taught by professional teaching artists at the Arbons Art Center!
Visit www.abronsartscenter.org for more information.

Urban Omnibus
An interesting series of posters, designed by Civic Center, presenting a collection of good ideas for the future of cities, ideas that originally appeared on Urban Omnibus.

The Bowery Mission
The Bowery Mission will inaugurate its own sustainable urban farming program transforming a portion of its roof into a vegetable garden.

Broadcastr (A project of Electric Literature)
A free app streams geolocated stories told in the voices of the people who live and work in the neighborhood. The project expands in real time with contributions from visitors.

Brooklyn Soda Works: Handmade Fresh Carbonated Juices & Artisanal Sodas
Founded by a chemist and a visual artist, this Brooklyn-based company brings you inventive new carbonated juices, made with seasonal fruits and herbs.

Cabinet Magazine: The University-on-the-Bowery
Come get a free education at the “Fair for Ideas: University-on-the-Bowery.” All are invited to engage in brief, informal one-on-one conversations with leading scholars and writers about their particular fields of expertise. >

Cooper Square Committee
Cooper Square Committee presents an interactive map of NYC showing housing affordability by neighborhood. Visitors can also fill out affordable housing applications.

Elastic City: Solar Alignment Walk
Conceptual walk organization Elastic City presents a series of short walks by urban designer/visual artist Neil Freeman. Participants will reframe their relationships with the city and the sun. Installation by Juan Betancurth, Riley Hooker, and Todd Shalom.

Trust Art: Bushwick Art Park
Discuss how to transform a street in Bushwick into a community art park!

Sweetery NYC Inc: Mobile Bakeshop
Sweetery NYC is a mobile bakeshop serving freshly baked sweet and savory items, as well as amazing coffee, espresso, cappuccino, iced tea, and lemonade.

For the full program list, visit the Festival’s website.

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