BROOKLYN UTOPIAS: 2020
Enjoy Free Public Events With Our Participating Artists
Virtual Exhibition Opening
Tune in on Instagram Live, @oldstonehousebklyn
Thursday, August 20, 6 pm
Join OSH staff, Brooklyn Utopias: 2020 curator Katherine Gressel, and artists for a tour of the gallery exhibition and public art. Visit us here.
Health & Justice for All Webinar with Human Impacts Institute
Friday, August 21, 12 pm – 1 pm
A FREE, youth-led conversation about health, justice, and creative communities. Learn from NYC visionaries in policy, health, and education on how we can keep our families safe and healthy, while leading the way for an equitable and fair “new normal”.
All ages are welcome. NYC-based attendees will receive a voucher for FREE water and soil testing from the Human Impacts Institute (quantities are limited).
Green Harbor Ride with Anna Lise Jensen
Saturday, September 12, 1 pm – 3 pm at the Old Stone House & Washington Park Garden
Green Harbor Ride is a bike ride organized by artist Anna Lise Jensen, as part of a multifaceted struggle to get a bike/pedestrian lane on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, using one of its 13 existing lanes, in order to create a greener NYC harbor. Join in by riding your bike to The Old Stone House on September 12!
Along the way, snap pics and tag them #GreenHarborRide, #BrooklynUtopias2020, #JaneJacobsLivesHere and #OldStoneHouse. Start off from wherever you prefer – in Southwest Brooklyn, we are meeting at 12PM in front of Stand Gallery, 414 78th St, Brooklyn, NY 11209.
Once you arrive, enjoy outdoor refreshments (safely distanced), and learn how you can help to create a greener NYC with information about future steps for this ride.
What Comes from the Garden: Book-Making Workshop with Diane Exavier
Sunday, September 20, 1 pm – 2:30 pm at the Old Stone House & Washington Park Garden
Inspired by the Old Stone House gardens, this meditative art/writing workshop invites participants to spend some time in the green spaces surrounding the Old Stone House while reflecting on life in Brooklyn at large.
Join artist Diane Exavier for a self-guided walk/bookmaking workshop. Participants will meet at the entrance of the Old Stone House where they will be offered a blank sheet of paper that they will transform into a small garden journal through an instant bookmaking exercise. Generative writing and sketch prompts, as well as reflective questions will guide participants through the gardens at their own individual pace. The event will end with a gathering of imaginings for Brooklyn’s future(s).
This event will be held outdoors (weather and COVID-19 guidelines permitting) with plenty of space for social distancing. Face coverings will be required. If conditions do not permit an in-person event it will be moved to a virtual workshop. Please RSVP here!