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Drawing Water III: Making Historic Streams Visible

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stream Painting

Though our cities may appear as solid concrete and brick & glass, under the thin veneer of streets and sidewalks flows an entire system of water that has traversed this landscape for thousands of years. Many have attempted to tame these waters and put them underground.

But water cannot always be stopped by brick culverts and iron pipes; many original streams still flow under the ground. Sometimes these historic streams follow the human-made course designed to contain them, and sometimes these creeks “go wild,” finding their own passage beneath the urban fabric.

Stacy Levy is an internationally known artist who specializes in creating artful, site-specific interventions and engagements with water ecology. Stacy will lead an interactive, family workshop at 10am at North 15th Street in Greenpoint, where we will map the historic Bushwick Inlet directly onto the hardscape using chalk paint: a mixture of chalk powder and water. In envisioning Bushwick Inlet, we will get a sense that a stream is flowing!

Register for free now.

Rain date October 21 at 10am.

Partners for this event are NYCH2O, North Brooklyn Boat Club and Councilmember Stephen Levin. Additionally, this event received support from a grant awarded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.


October 20, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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