Learn How To Paint With Cram!

Learn how to Paint

Please join us for a collaborative mural project ​at First Street Green Art Park! Participants will design and execute a mural and learn proper street art techniques from an experienced street technician. Cram, a working artist for more than 15 years from Staten Island, will be leading the group and sharing his expertise and knowledge. The event is open to the public and fun for all ages!

The event will take place at FSG Saturday June 6, 2015 from 10AM- 12PM.

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We’re All In This Together

“We’re All In This Together

“We’re All in This Together” by Chris Stain & MacPhee

In the photo above, First Street Green Art Park and FABNYC collaborated to create, “We’re All In This Together”. A FABLES mural by Chris Stain and Josh MacPhee. The mural is in respect to LES History month theme “Anarchy & Activism in the LES” It inspired by materials from Interference Archive and chronicles important protests and riots in LES history.

It’s Spring and our park is now back in full effect!
With so many upcoming events this spring/summer, we don’t want you to miss out. Please view our calendar to see upcoming events or connect with us on Facebook

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Mixed Greens presents “Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber”

Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber by artist Rudy Shepherd, took place at First Street Green park and is still on display.

Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber from Mixed Greens on Vimeo.

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Mural 2014 Contest Winners


CONGRATULATIONS! To all visual artists whom submitted mural designs in our Mural Open Call 2014. Thank you to everyone who applied. The Murals Opening is September 27th during the First Street Block Party (details to follow)

Winners (from left to right): Marc/Cram Concepts, Adam Kidder, Rob Plater, Claudio Limon, Diane Bowen, Ben Hillario-Caguiat, Kim Sillen, and Nikki Muller.

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On Saturday August 9th, A collaborative effort between Urban Word NYC, City Lore, Bowery Arts & Science and First Street Green, made possible with support from the Hive Digital Learning Fund, WORDS ON WALLS combined digital learning with neo-futurist graffiti celebrating cultural diversity, neighborhood histories and the power of youth voice.The young poets were a treasure, and the Mighty Third Rail musicians were perfect with them. The projections (graphics created by the poets) were beautiful paired with the graffiti on our walls. The FSG plaza never looked better. A wonderful evening.

Check out more photos from The Best of Words on Walls here

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CPI with First Street Green

CPI in collaboration with First Street Green, is producing a series of public roundtable discussions, architectural installations, and activities in July and August 2014.

Click the link for more info!

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The Best of Words on Walls


August 9th, 2014, we will be hosting a live spoken word event at the park!

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OSMOS: Screening of Ensemble by Mel O’Callahagn

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For Immediate Release:
Screening of Ensemble by Mel O’Callaghan

Tuesday, July 29th 9:00 PM
Wednesday, July 30th 9:00 PM

First Park, 33 East First Street, Manhattan, New York

Curated by OSMOS in collaboration with First Street Green

With Mel O’Callaghan’s Ensemble we are witness to an act of struggle, triumph and retreat. Three men move into the frame and prepare their hose to fire. We watch as they lean into and against the elemental force of the water. After some time a lone man moves into frame and walks improbably against the extreme force of the hose. He fights against it yet ultimately prevails as he pushes forward and the men begin to retreat.

The man is pushed to his physical limit and accordingly the space he is in speaks of this struggle. It is in the liminal threshold between the two screens that the greatest action takes place. Man protests against the violence of man and triumphs.

“By sculpting bodies of stone and water with one’s own body, the physical labor might not only be seen as repetitive and violent, but also as introspective and meditative. In this way, the figures seem to be distancing themselves mentally from the act and the site of endurance.” Anja Isabel Schneider

Born in 1975 in Sydney, Australia, Mel O’Callaghan lives and works in Paris, France. Her work was presented in 2014 at The 19th Biennale of Sydney. In 2014 she will have solo exhibitions at the Museum Medeiros e Almeida and Encontros Da Imagem, Lisbon, Portugal. She is represented by Galerie Allen in Paris.

For more information contact: Cay Sophie Rabinowitz / osmos.address@gmail.com

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CPI “Public Interface La Ronde Table”

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The WorkGroup from CPI has organized two Public Interface. LaTableRondes.
PI-LTR brings together 30 participants; some invited, some not to engage in a public discussion. There will be open seats if you wish to drop into the discussion.

Sunday July 20th, 3:30PM – 5:00PM: “On Public Space and the Commons” Prompt by Tal Berry and Matej Vakula

“Places also provide a location for creative praxis that can help instigate the formation of new political subjectivities.”
-Beyond Zucotti: “Emplacing Democratic Design” By Michael Rios

We will discuss the limits and possible futures of urban public spaces, the function of the commons and whether it exists today, architectures of inclusion and exclusion, and share tactics for re-commoning spaces.
What are the driving forces behind the privatization of public space?
What kinds of public spaces will be needed in the future and how can activation and use be encouraged and accommodated in new and inventive ways?
How can Architectures of Inclusion support cultural forms of citizenship?

Sunday July 27th, 3:30PM – 5:00PM: Mary Mattingly “On What Comprises A Site”

Public space is a battleground. Art can be a cognitive tool to access complexity and mediate agencies with communities, collaborate with non-profits and government institutions. There is a possibility for creating a new political language through recording engagement and working towards new micro-policies. How have we seen this work, and not work? How can we reconfigure sites of intervention? What road blocks have we come across in our own work, and how can we work together to tackle them?

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Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Quirky Productions

Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Quirky Productions
“Quirky Productions,” a burgeoning New York City theater company, is proud to announce our upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

July 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th, from 7-9pm at First Street Green Park, the characters will journey through modern-day Brooklyn, where cultures collide.

The lovers, Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius, are torn apart due to an arranged marriage in their home of Park Slope, and flee the scene for a romantic adventure through Brooklyn. They find themselves at a Williamsburg warehouse rave, run by Oberon, Titania, and Puck of the faeries. Meanwhile, hipster mechanicals prepare a play, directed by Peter Quince and taken over by the overwhelming, overcompensating Bottom, while taking a break from selling chotskies from their Etsy accounts. Magical chaos ensues!

The show stars: Yadin Goldman (Ha-Hamama), Eleah Burman, Ilona Concetta, Steve Godoy, Drew Scott, Kate-Olivia O’Brien, James Kamensky, Jon Bremner, Case Watson, Melissa Mickens, Regina Strayhorn, Abigail Taylor-Sansom, Pop Peterson, and Otter Lee.

Tickets are free and can be reserved at quirkyproductions.yapsody.com . You can contact us at quirkyproductionsofficial@gmail.com for more inquiries.


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