Make sure you stop by Myrtle's fantastic temporary pedestrian space! Just three Sundays remain in September! Remember – it’s all free!
The NYC Parks Department is bringing out their Skate Mobile Unit this weekend from 11am-5pm. The unit contains tons of skates that visitors can use for free in the designated roller rink area! Or, bring your own skates and groove to the sounds from the nearby Brooklyn Urban Arts Market stage. (Myrtle between Emerson and Steuben)
Brooklyn Urban Arts Market
This is an annual open-air market anchored by live music, DIY fashion, and local creative culture, brought you by BAM, Rebel Music Management and MARP. Stage Life Youth DJs open it up at noon, followed by local favorite Tamar Kali at 3pm. Dance (or skate) to the old-school jams of DJs Soul Summit at 4pm. Get your trendy back-to-school shopping done too! (Myrtle between Emerson and Grand)
Green Transportation Fun with Livable Streets Education
Livable Streets Education will be leading family-friendly games and activities from 11am-2pm on Myrtle between Clinton and Waverly. Kids can investigate the reasons why pedestrians, cyclists, and mass transit riders help the environment. Families will be able to learn together about carbon footprint, alternative transportation, and innovative street design. They can also learn why Zozo, our big purple friend, loves when we travel "by feet, by train, by bike, by bus!" Activities include educational coloring pages, a large chalk street mural, and a fun 'redesign the street' felt board!
Free dance and yoga classes
Brought to you by local yoga and dance studio Move with Grace, free yoga, dance, and themed dance classes and performances return this week! (Myrtle between Washington and Hall)
Creative Movements(ages 4+up or 2.5-3 with caretaker) 11:30am
Ballet Fitness (adults) 1-2pm
Yoga (Basics) 2:30-3:30pm
Hip Hop/House Dance (tentative) 4-5pm
Hoops, ropes and sidewalk chalk
Every week, we’re setting out hula hoops, jump ropes and sidewalk chalk so that kids (both young and young at heart) can express themselves.(Myrtle between Ryerson and Steuben)
Mmmm…Cooking Demos and Free Tastings!
In front of Associated Supermarket (between Hall and Washington), we’re setting up a cooking station where healthy food will be prepared by local chefs of all ages! Teen Iron Chefs return (12pm-2pm) to host interactive cooking demonstrations with seasonal, locally grown produce donated by Greenmarket farmers. Taste the fare of soon-to-open Sans Souci, a new Caribbean restaurant on Myrtle between Washington Park and Carlton, from 2pm-4pm.
Define a healthy future with Asthma Free School Zone
Join us to make fortune-tellers and brainstorm ways in which we can all participate in cleaning up our communities and our environment! AFSZ is a non-profit organization that works to improve air quality in and around NYC schools in order to reduce asthma-related absenteeism and improve quality of life.
NY Transit Museum brings “Last Day on Myrtle” exhibit to Myrtle
In celebration of a new exhibit at the New York Transit Museum of Theresa King’s photographs, Last Day on the Myrtle, the Archivist from the Museum will have a table set up between Clinton and Waverly on September 13th with historic photographs from the archives of the elevated line in service and its demolition. The Myrtle Avenue elevated line began operation in April 1888. The elevated line from Broadway to Jay Street was discontinued at midnight on Saturday, October 4, 1969 and was demolished the following year. Please come by and share your stories and learn more about the history of the elevated line!
Myrtle Windows Gallery – Artist Guided Tours
Beginning at Pillow Café (505 Myrtle)at 4pm, join artists from the current MWG installation on a guided tour of installed works.
Composting demos with Brooklyn Compost Project
The Brooklyn Compost Project will disseminate information about composting and will also have a worm bin composting demonstration from 11:30am-6pm, between Hall and Ryerson. The Brooklyn Compost Project is funded by New York City Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling and hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG).
The BRANCH Project
The Citibank parking lot at Clinton and Myrtle will be transformed into a temporary library branch, free to everyone! Continuing their outreach which began last week, volunteer designers and librarians from Branch will work with local residents and visitors, kids and adults, to plan and design the space. Come out and tell us how the library should look and what kind of books and activities it should offer. Enjoy our Quiet Zone: relax on lawn chairs with copies of your favorite Sunday paper--and ear-plugs!
Merchant Specials + Promotions
-Enjoy free smoothie samples at Karrot (Myrtle between Clinton and Waverly)
-Come to Green in BKLYN to recycle your batteries and cell phones (Myrtle between Clinton and Waverly)
-Margaritas and Mojitos at La Stalla
-BBQ at Jive Turkey
Stay tuned for these programs at upcoming Move About Myrtle events....
...We’re giving away 200 trees courtesy of MillionTreesNY
...Participate in a community mural project with artists from SONYA
...Design Workshops for the upcoming Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza
...Parks Department’s Wii Fit Mobile Unit!
...A mobile farm in the back of a truck!
...Bike safety lessons for kids from Bike NY
...and much more!
Thanks to our sponsors: Pratt Institute, Associated Supermarket, and Society for Clinton Hill.