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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Artichoke Dance Company presents Gowanus Visions: A Festival of Art and Action

Gowanus Visions

Gowanus Visions: A Festival of Art and Action occurs June 15 along the Gowanus Canal featuring performances, interactive and educational activities, volunteering and a DJ dance party. All events are free and all are welcome.

 

Gowanus Waterfront/Sponge Park (west side of the canal between 1st and 2nd Streets)

10am-1pm: Clean and Green Volunteering

1:00pm: Eco-tour of the Gowanus Canal and Dance Workshop

2:00-3:30pm: Performances by Artichoke Dance, Gowanus Wildcats, FUREEOUS Youth, Murrow High School, and more

3:30: Oyster demonstration

1-4pm: Canoeing, Visual Art Exhibits, Interactive and Educational Activities

 

Rain date for the above activities is Sunday, June 16, same times and place.

 

Public Records (233 Butler Street)

4:30-6:30pm: DJ Dance Party, featuring top ecological DJ’s.

Rain or shine

 

In addition to the festival day, Artichoke Dance is also hosting a free workshop series in dance and trashion (fashion made from recycled materials/trash) in May and June for community members to participate in an international movement initiative, Global Water Dances, and the March for the Ocean at Coney Island. More information and workshop registration.

 

Background:

Gowanus Visions is produced by Artichoke Dance Company, a national leader in arts eco-activism. Global Water Dances is an international platform to raise awareness of water issues and advocate for access to clean water worldwide. The Gowanus Canal was given Superfund status by the US government because it is one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. Artichoke Dance Company is committed to upcycling materials for sets and costumes using single use plastics, which clog waterways and endanger marine and human life.

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