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SATURDAY JUNE 20TH

N8TH – N9TH- SOUTHSIDE CSA BLOCK
Southside CSA, a grassroots group that supports getting produce and products from local fields to Brooklyn kitchens, is sponsoring a block at Williamsburg Walks dedicated to food activism and activities. For all workshops, discussions, and events, some seating will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own beach chairs for guaranteed comfort. This week: Sorlstice & summer eating – celebrating the harvest to come.

Noon – Sunset - Public Drawing Area
Join in the drawing fun at our public mural area. We will be drawing portraits of bees, the unsung garden heroes, trying to promote the petition to legalize beekeeping in NYC. All we are saying….is give Bees a chance! Other cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver regulate beekeeping on roofs and in community gardens, parks, and nature centers. We will be supporting Council Member David Yassky’s Bill , introduced in January to City Council that would legalize beekeeping in NYC while getting our drawing on. Crayons provided.

Noon – SunsetBedford Blanket Library Area
We will create a blanket oasis on the street where you can plop down and read a good book. If you don’t have one, we have some pretty classic books available on sustainability and local eating for you to borrow.

1 – 6pmUrban Gardening Activities
Tired of looking at that dusty empty lot on your street? Wishing that stalled construction project was much needed park space? Swing by our block and make some seed balls and help us bomb back the blight and cover the neighborhood in a blanket of wildflowers.

1 – 6 pm - Eating Local Activities
Strawberries are a Springtime gem that will only be around for a few more weeks. We will be dishing sweet and savory strawberry recipes and whipping up a few of our favorites and discussing various ways to put up berries for some continued wintertime enjoyment. (And since the weather has been so cool, we will probably have some rhubarb rocking too.)

3pm Music by For Feathers

5pm Music by Mark A Watrouse

7pm - Sunset Picnic. BYOE (Bring your own everything)
Join us in the streets…for an old fashioned picnic. It may sound crazy to plop down a picnic blanket on a street in a dense urban city but we cant think of a better way to celebrate Brooklyn’s local harvest. Brooklynites create so many amazing things in their kitchens, gardens, basements, and roofs…we can only imagine what you can pull together for a picnic. Gather some food from your house, grab a blanket, and lets grub together while the sun goes down and the night lights go on. Musical entertainment provided for your dining pleasure. [ps. if you dont have time to prepare a meal, no sweat, Bedford Ave & the Northside are filled with many amazing dining choices and take-out options.]

N7TH – N8TH- NAG CIVIC BLOCK
Meet the organizations that contribute to make your neighborhood a better place.

All afternoon – Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), The North Side Town Hall, People’s Firehouse Inc, Open Space Alliance (OSA), Time’s Up, Empty Cages Collective, the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), and Boricua College.

2pm - Time’s Up! Biking the Big Apple – Time’s Up! leads a class on how  to bike safe in NYC.  Followed by a group ride featuring cool community spaces!

4pm - Times Up! Beat the Heat Ride – a fun group ride! Ice cream, anyone?

N6TH – N7TH- L MAGAZINE BLOCK
Enjoy live music brought to you by the L Magazine.

N5TH – N6TH- WILLIAMSBURG GALLERY ASSOCIATION
The Williamsburg Gallery Association will present special performances by local artists and musicians.

Serbian painter Petar Timotic will be doing portraits of people on the street

North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition will have a table with information about their
Projects

Superpowers – Williamsburg Walks’ resident afrobeat band returns for third weekend

Victor Sheely - acoustic gypsy punk, 80′s songs, Mexican ballads, and originals all
blended together

Wheel-throwing pottery demonstrations and instruction by local design showroom and
ceramic studio Choplet

STREB dance workshop will provide movement programs for kids

Non-alcoholic summer cocktails from the mix-masters at Oulu

Chalk will be available all day for the community to draw on the street

N4TH – N5TH- THE GREENPOINT YMCA
Healthy Lifestyle Activities & Classes for Families

1pmFamily Healthy Lifestyle Activities - Activities will include street games such as hula hooping, hopscotch, an obstacle course, jump rope, horseshoes and more.)

2:30pm Family Healthy Lifestyle Classes – Cardio dance

SATURDAY JUNE 27TH

N8TH – N9TH- SOUTHSIDE CSA BLOCK - EATING LOCAL THE PUERTO RICAN WAY
Southside Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA), a grassroots group that supports getting produce and products from local fields to Brooklyn kitchens, is sponsoring a block dedicated to food activism and activities. For all workshops, discussions, and events, some seating will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own beach chairs for guaranteed comfort!

N7TH – N8TH- NAG CIVIC BLOCK
Meet the organizations that contribute to make your neighborhood a better place.

All afternoon – Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), The North Side Town Hall, People’s Firehouse Inc, Open Space Alliance (OSA), Time’s Up, Empty Cages Collective, Community Energy, and Transportation Alternatives (TA).

2pmTime’s Up! Biking the Big AppleTime’s Up! leads a class on how  to bike safe in NYC.  Followed by a group ride featuring cool community spaces!

4pm - Newtown Creek Bike Tour -  Explore Newtown Creek and learn about this polluted waterway and what local groups are doing to get it cleaned up.

N6TH – N7TH- L MAGAZINE BLOCK
Enjoy performances and music brought to you by the L Magazine.

N5TH – N6TH- WILLIAMSBURG GALLERY ASSOCIATION
In association with the Northside Festival, the Williamsburg Gallery Association will present special performances by local artists and musicians.

N4TH – N5TH- THE GREENPOINT YMCA PRESENTS
Healthy Lifestyle Activities & Classes for Families

1pm Family Healthy Lifestyle Activities (Activities will include street games such as hula hooping, hopscotch, an obstacle course, jump rope, horseshoes and more.)

2:30pmFamily Healthy Lifestyle Classes

SATURDAY JULY 4TH

N8TH – N9TH- SOUTHSIDE CSA BLOCK - EATING LOCAL THE POLISH WAY
Southside Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA), a grassroots group that supports getting produce and products from local fields to Brooklyn kitchens, is sponsoring a block dedicated to food activism and activities. For all workshops, discussions, and events, some seating will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own beach chairs for guaranteed comfort!

N7TH – N8TH- NAG CIVIC BLOCK
Meet the organizations that contribute to make your neighborhood a better place.

N6TH – N7TH- L MAGAZINE BLOCK
Enjoy performances and music brought to you by the L Magazine.

N5TH – N6TH- WILLIAMSBURG GALLERY ASSOCIATION
In association with the Northside Festival, the Williamsburg Gallery Association will present special performances by local artists and musicians.

N4TH – N5TH- THE GREENPOINT YMCA PRESENTS
Healthy Lifestyle Activities & Classes for Families

1pm Family Healthy Lifestyle Activities (Activities will include street games such as hula hooping, hopscotch, an obstacle course, jump rope, horseshoes and more.)

2:30pmFamily Healthy Lifestyle Classes

SATURDAY JULY 11TH

N8TH – N9TH- SOUTHSIDE CSA BLOCK - EATING LOCAL THE ITALIAN WAY
Southside Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA), a grassroots group that supports getting produce and products from local fields to Brooklyn kitchens, is sponsoring a block dedicated to food activism and activities. For all workshops, discussions, and events, some seating will be available, but we encourage you to bring your own beach chairs for guaranteed comfort!

N7TH – N8TH- NAG CIVIC BLOCK
Meet the organizations that contribute to make your neighborhood a better place.

All afternoon – Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), The North Side Town Hall, People’s Firehouse Inc, Open Space Alliance (OSA), Time’s Up, Empty Cages Collective, Community Energy, and Transportation Alternatives (TA).

3pmWilliamsburg History Bike Tour – Explore the recent and not-so-recent past with certified NYC tour guide Moses Gates.

N6TH – N7TH- L MAGAZINE BLOCK
Enjoy performances and music brought to you by the L Magazine.

N5TH – N6TH- WILLIAMSBURG GALLERY ASSOCIATION
In association with the Northside Festival, the Williamsburg Gallery Association will present special performances by local artists and musicians.

N4TH – N5TH- THE GREENPOINT YMCA PRESENTS
Healthy Lifestyle Activities & Classes for Families

1pm Family Healthy Lifestyle Activities (Activities will include street games such as hula hooping, hopscotch, an obstacle course, jump rope, horseshoes and more.)

2:30pmFamily Healthy Lifestyle Classes