June 6, 2015-June 7, 2015, All DayHosted by Henry G. Sanchez at The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT @ the empty parking lot
The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT (EKP) will present a series of public and community oriented events during the Bushwick Open Studios weekend: June 6-7th, Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm @ 447-455 Johnson Ave.
The EKP is named after English Kills, a tributary of Newtown Creek, which is part of its federally designated Superfund site. English Kills is a public waterway, that has no public access. It is also the most polluted tributary of Newton Creek.
The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT aims to introduce our fellow residents and visitors to English Kills on this empty parking lot at the base of of the creek. It would be the first time to safely see and experience the creek in our Bushwick neighborhood!
The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT asks “What Do You Want to See In English Kills?”
In a series of events, workshops and performances the EKP demonstrates how artists, art making and citizens can socially engage our community to inform, practice and re-imagine how this distress, contaminated and slowly reviving creek can create a more healthy and abundant habitat for non-human animals, wildlife and humans.
Participating and collaborating:
The ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT – Henry G. Sanchez and Dr. Sarah Durand
The Newtown Creek Alliance – Program Dir. Timothy Willis Elkins
North Brooklyn Boat Club
“What Do You Want To See In English Kills” – EKP
Manuals for Public Spaces – Matej Vakula
Klakula – Ashley Clark
Roundtable discussion led by artist: Jaewook Lee
Bio Remediation workshop by: Dr. Sarah Durand
Rent to the World – Laura Ballantyne-Brodie
This is FREE and family friendly!
Directions: 447-455 Johnson Ave., The empty parking lot.
Near the corners of Knickerbocker/Morgan.
Next door to the FedEx distribution center.
2 blocks from Morgan stop, L train.
Time: June 6-7th, Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm.
Arts in Bushwick – Bushwick Open Studios weekend!
Instagram – englishkillsproject