First Street Green featured in Hyperallergic

We are pleased to announce that First Street Green has been featured in Hyperallergic’s “11 Hidden Oases of Art and Green in NYC”

Mural by Adam Kidder (photo by Ann Shostrom, courtesy First Street Green)
Once an overgrown empty lot, First Street Garden is now an open art space that hosts a busy calendar of installations… ” – Claire Voon of Hyperallergic. Click here to read more!

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“We’re In This Love Together” Summer Mural

We’re In This Love Together

Students from the The Hetrick-Martin Institute installed murals on June 12th at First Street Green Art Park Plaza. This project “We’re In This Love Together,” was co-sponsored by
Groundswell, a Brooklyn based community arts group.

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IDEAS CITY Festival 2015

image-03-smallETH Zurich Garden Pavilion

First Street Green is excited to kick start its 4th season with an exciting collaboration with the New Museum, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and as always NYC Parks!

May 28 – 30th, 2015

ETH Zurich brings an exciting Temporary structure to First Street Garden constructed out of waste materials for the IDEAS CITY Festival 2015. The ETH Pavilion, where talks, workshops, and other events will take place over the course of three days, will redefine waste as a resource for the construction of our future cities. Using one of New York’s waste products: paper as its construction material, the expressive, compression-only surface structure has been designed to visually float in the narrow slot between the buildings of the First Street Garden. Food and Drinks will be provided by Cafe Select.

For more information on the events click here.

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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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