Bringing Water to Light: An Artist Workshop Series

Our friends at Guardians of Flushing Bay are advertising an event too good to be missed. Daylight Flushing Creek is something Eastern Queens Greenway has talked about for over many years. Having a beautiful creek through areas like Kissena Park and Kissena Corridor Park would be wonderful destinations and could help decrease the terrible flooding in our area.

WHAT: Artist workshop focused on exploring Flushing Creek
WHEN: Sunday, May 21—1pm to 4pm
WHERE: Queens Museum
RSVP: Registration is required—RSVP here.

Join us for a series of artist-led workshops that will visualize the possibility of daylighting Flushing Creek! Flushing Creek was artificially forced underground into pipes for the construction of the 1939 World’s Fair grounds and now runs beneath and through the center of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Workshops will explore daylighting and possibilities for restoring buried creeks and streams into above-ground habitats, which has immense benefits for social-ecological health and climate resilience. Led by artist and community collaborator Jevijoe Vitug, participants of “Indigenize dis Shirt!” will explore Flushing Creek’s movement and form through tie dye and fabric painting.

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