|The People’s Garden Fund Kickoff Party
MAY 6 2017 2pm – 10:30 pm
ALL AGES WELCOME
Saturday May 6 in the Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn NYC, The People’s Garden kicks off a Spring/Summer series of events to raise money for The People’s Garden Fund. Organized by members of the community garden, The People’s Garden Fund Spring/Summer Series will raise money to fortify the garden’s 35+year presence in the community as a green space for gathering and culture. Acquiring and installing a solar power generator and solar powered lights and the replacing of the current 40’x36’ wooden dance floor with one made with permanent and weatherproof materials are top of the list for the garden, which often hosts birthday parties, family gatherings, live music and meetings of community organizations, and whose members aim to lighten its carbon footprint.
The People’s Garden Fund Kickoff Party will feature food, refreshments, live music, face painting, ice sculpting, sketch art, and dance by friends and members of The People’s Garden, as well as a “Split The Pot” raffle and a broadcast of The 2017 Kentucky Derby…
THE PEOPLE’S GARDEN FUND KICKOFF PARTY
2pm Shimmified Spring
tribal fusion bellydance by Pumpernicki & Ama Diver
3pm- music by Moons Of Mercury
4pm- music by Mesiko
5pm-8pm – Live Band Karaoke
w/ Ray Rizzo, Stephanie Sanders, Michael Quoma, King Melvin, and special guests
8pm-10:30pm – live salsa by Los Caminantes
Face Painting by David Marshall… Ice Sculpting by Thomas Brown…
Live Sketch Art by Michael Arthur…and MORE!!!
The People’s Garden Fund Spring/Summer Series continues on May 14 with the Opening for Beneath The Shrubs, a two week art show organized by Justin Donica featuring artworks from 11 Brooklyn artists with live music at 4pm and BBQ for sale. Then on May 19 at 7pm, artist and PG member Benjamin La Rocco will present a poetry and performance event. Details for these and other upcoming events at The People’s Garden will be posted on The People’s Garden’s Facebook page and Instagram @thepeoplesgardenbk.
We look forward to seeing you amongst the flowers, chickens, and trees this summer!