Bushwick Open Studios 2011

Happy BOS ’11: June 3-5, 2011 — it’s our 5th birthday!


We’re creating an open and inclusive event that benefits the neighborhood by sharing artistic projects and encouraging community interaction and dialogue. BOS brings the neighborhood’s thousands of artists and performers out into the streets and in view of each other, other community residents, and the general public – we hope to see you here!

BOS2011 Festival maps and programs are available now at local businesses all around the Festival area. Programs are also available at the shows and events that are open today (Friday, June 3rd), including the official opening party at Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St) and the opening of Seeking Space: The BOS2011 Overflow Show (1087 Flushing Avenue). Friday, June 3rd is also our first ever Community Organization Day, highlighting many of the great organizations that serve our neighborhood – a listing of participating organizations is available in the Festival program.

On Saturday, June 4th, start the weekend right with a mimosa and a map at Norte Maar (83 Wyckoff Avenue), or visit one of our sixteen hub spaces throughout the Festival area on Saturday or Sunday from 12-7pm to get oriented and start your day!

In addition to the more than 350 events happening throughout the weekend, we have produced a number of official Festival events on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday June 4th, end your day with a stop at the official Saturday Party, Magnificent Mayhem. On Saturday or Sunday, visit Goodbye Blue Monday and Lone Wolf (1087-1089 Broadway) for the BOS2011 Music Festival and Film Festival, culminating the BOS2011 closing party on Sunday night. And, on Saturday June 4th at 3pm, you are invited to participate our annual discussion panel, Rules of Engagement: Five Years of Organizing Artists in Bushwick (340 Bushwick Avenue).

If you have any questions about the Festival or need assistance, feel free to visit one of our hub spaces, or contact us by email at openstudios@artsinbushwick.org.


Yes, it’s true.  For the third time out of five, the MTA in its great wisdom has decided to schedule a service outage on the L line during BOS weekend.  There will be no L-train service between 8th Avenue (Manhattan) and Broadway Junction on the L line, from midnight on Friday, June 3rd through the morning of Monday, June 6th.

Luckily, we have more than one train that serves our neighborhood, and many convenient bus lines.  So, if you were planning on riding the L train to BOS, never fear!

Here is all of the info we have about alternate transit options for the L train stops in the Festival area.  Please help us spread the word – we are still open for business, even if the L train isn’t!

L Train Outage: BOS2011 Transit Options

– J train will run as normal
– G train will run as normal
– M train will have expanded service, so will run its full route (from 57th St to Metropolitan Avenue) throughout the weekend.  M trains should run regularly except between midnight and 6am.
– L train will be replaced by shuttle from Lorimer Street through all of the L stops in Bushwick.  You can connect to the L shuttle via the G to Lorimer/Metropolitan.

– BEST L-TRAIN ALTERNATIVE FROM MANHATTAN: Take the J or M to Marcy Ave (Williamsburg Bridge Plaza).  Take the B60 bus.  Stops at the Montrose and Morgan L stops, and on Wilson Ave a few avenue blocks from the Jefferson, Dekalb, Myrtle-Wyckoff, Halsey and Wilson stops. Alternately, you can take the M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff and get the L shuttle bus to travel north or south to the other L train stops.

– Graham L: B43 bus. You can also take the B24 from Queens.
– Grand L: Q54 bus or Q59 bus.
– Montrose L: take the G train to Broadway, the B60 bus or the B43 bus.
– Morgan L: B60 bus or B57 bus. Or, J/M to Flushing Ave or Myrtle-Broadway and walk a few blocks.
– Jefferson L:  B57 bus or B38 bus.
– Dekalb L: B38 bus.
– Myrtle-Wyckoff L: M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff or B54 bus.
– Halsey L: B26 bus.
– Wilson L: B60 bus.

There are other bus routes that will serve different areas of BOS. We suggest that you use a combination of mta.info (for Service Advisories) and Google Directions, which now have excellent public transportation information, to figure out how to get to specific locations. If you need other advice or assistance in getting out to Bushwick, please feel free to email us at openstudios@artsinbushwick.org.


A free car service, operated by TJ Hospodar, will be running throughout the BOS area during the festival weekend. Please call (914) 830 – 3863 for details, or to arrange a pick-up.


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