Saturday, July 28, 2012

Plarn Workshop at Greening the City

Learn to make plastic yarn (plarn) from used plastic bags and to crochet in a workshop I am giving on August 4th, 12PM-1:30PM.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Part of the Greening the City event sponsored by The Laundromat Project and the Weeksville Heritage Center. Location: 1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Greening the City 
The Laundromat Project in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center will present Greening the City (formerly Seeding the City) – a day of workshops, demonstrations, and art activities focused on environmental awareness and urban beautification. Greening the City brings environmentalism down to earth. This free outdoor event is an opportunity for Brooklynites of all ages to connect with artists, farmers, and food activists about everyday way to make eco-friendly choices that are fun and affordable. Greening the City will take place on Saturday, August 4th (rain date: August 5th) from 12pm to 4pm on the grounds of Weeksville Heritage Center located at 1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213.

About The Laundromat Project
Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies - The Laundromat Project organizes art programs in laundromats throughout New York City through its two core programs, Create Change andWorks in Progress. By bringing art to where our neighbors already are (everyone has to do their laundry), we aim to raise the quality of life for people of color whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.

About Weeksville Heritage Center
Weeksville Heritage Center is a multifaceted museum that celebrates the history of Weeksville, an African American community established in 1838. Located in Brooklyn, the mission of Weeksville Heritage Center is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African, Caribbean, and African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn, and beyond to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of history through education, the arts, and civic engagement.