A Festival of Neighborhoods:
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, and Hunts Point
September 20, 12–5 PM: Harlem & Hunts Point (map)
September 21: 12–5 PM: Bedford-Stuyvesant (map)
Field Day is an annual festival showcasing the rich spectrum of local arts and culture in Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Hunts Point (click each neighborhood for details on Field Day activities). Click here for the press release.
We invite you to come to any of our neighborhood sites for a map and more details about the day’s activities, including free art workshops, laundromat “studio” visits with our Residents, public programs led by our Fellows, creative walks, a bicycle art tour, and much more!
Thank you to our amazing partners and sponsors for helping make Field Day an incredible success!
September 20, 12–5 PM
- Community Art Workshop: Harlem Street Jam: use dance, poetry, music, and games to build connection and creativity on the street. With Sydnie Mosley (The Laundry Room: 143 W 116th St)
- Creative Walking Tours with LaTasha N. Diggs (2011 Resident) and Isla York, a culture curating collective with a pan-Caribbean diasporic focus. Walks depart from 143 W. 116th St. at 12:30 & 361 Lenox Ave at 2 PM. RSVP here!
- Experience Harlem On My Mind Too, a participatory project documenting Harlem stories with artist-in-residence Beluvid Ola-Jendai (361 Lenox Ave)
- Create a community sound collage and climate change solution tree at Harlem Rooted: A Collaborative Art Making Party for The People’s Climate March, with Create Change Fellows in partnership with WE-ACT and the Brotherhood Sister Sol (at Frank White Memorial Garden, 506-508 W. 143rd Street. New York, NY)
- Greenway Ornaments: design signs to be posted along the South Bronx Greenway to raise awareness and protect and beautify the neighborhood. With teaching artist Alejandra Delfín (1325 Lafayette Ave)
- Creative Walks with local artists Misra Walker (House of Spoof Collective) and Joseph Donjai. Walks depart from 1325 Lafayette Ave at 12:30 and 860 Longwood Ave at 2 PM. RSVP here!
- Good Trade: trade stories for kites with artist-in-residence Dennis Redmoon Darkeem (860 Longwood Ave) from 12 to 3, followed by kite flying at Rainey Park (3 PM)
- Join Create Change Fellows at Kelly Street Garden (924 Kelly Street) for Grow Love: Out of the Concrete Jungle a Garden Grows, featuring free arts, yoga, and movement workshops, community sculpture & piñata making, garden tours, healthy cooking demos, a ‘pop-up’ living room & story circle, a photo / multimedia installation on the history of Kelly Street & Hunts Point, and the BLK Projek‘s mobile market
September 21, 12–5 PM
- I ♥ COPS: Create button pins about policing and community accountability and reverse common narratives about protecting communities. With teaching artist Aisha Cousins (1618 Fulton Street)
- Creative Walks with local artists Adeola Enigbokan / Archiving the City and Aisha Bell. RSVP here!
- Experience the Department of Local Affairs, a project that locally sources information to create a “reverse tourism” guidebook for neighborhood residents, with artist-in-residence Chloë Bass & Create Change Fellows (886 Dekalb Ave)
115th Street New York Public Library
Banana Kelly Community Improvement
Boogie Down Rides
Bronx Documentary Center
Bronx Family Justice Center
Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
Green Mountain Energy Co.
Kelly Street Garden
Mei Tai Laundromat
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
The Laundromat Project
The Laundry Room
The Point Community Development Corporation
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Workforce Housing Group
Check out photos from last year’s Field Day here.
Interested in volunteering at Field Day? Click here!