First Street Green Reopening for Earth Day
First Street Green, the group that started the initiative to clean up the rat infested alleyway at 33 East First Street, is hosting a grand opening to kick off their first season of cultural programming.
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On Sunday, April 22 (aka Earth Day), festivities run from 2:30 – 6:30pm. There will be a dance performance by Eryn Rosenthal, an unveiling of a sculpture by Robert Sestok, music by guitarist Gary Lucas, and a reading by New York Times columnist Rosie Schapp. There will be also be dance, collaborative painting, and children’s events.
After the BMW/Guggenheim Lab vacated the space last year, First Street Green continued their mission of bringing diverse neighborhood programming to the newly-cleaned up city park. For more information, hit up their Facebook page.
–Writeup and photos by Lori Greenberg