On all four Sundays this September, Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Clermont will transform into an active, pedestrian-friendly public space perfect for dancing, cycling, strolling, and people-watching! We’ve partnered with DOT's Weekend Walks to bring back “Move About Myrtle” for a second year, celebrating community and public space with residents of all ages. From noon to 6pm each Sunday, the commercial corridor will become a temporary neighborhood plaza complete with FREE music, workshops, performance, games, arts and much more -- all organized with the help of local community groups and Myrtle merchants. Here are some of the highlights:
September 5th: Back-to-School celebration with activities for the whole family!
September 12th: Brooklyn Food Coalition’s GRUB FEST featuring the biggest potluck ever, a Mac and Cheese contest, and fun for foodies of all ages!
September 19th: "The Case of the Curious Pedestrian" will offer playful public art installations, performances and surprises on all five blocks…and the FDNY Smoke House!
September 26th: It’s Bicycle Day, and our 2nd annual tree giveaway!
Every Sunday: kids activities and games, sidewalk cafes, free yoga and dance classes by Move With Grace studio, music and performances, merchant specials, free tastings, and raffle prizes!
Interested in helping out? Move About Myrtle provides a wonderful opportunity to support your community! Please email Meredith@myrtleavenue.org if you’d like to spend a few hours to help make these events a success. Believe us, it won’t be possible without you! We need help spreading the word (flyering, postering, blogging) before the event, and there are endless coordination tasks on event days where assistance would be much appreciated! Have a special skill or talent that you’d like to share with your neighbors? Maybe you’re an acoustic musician or dance instructor, or maybe you’ve got a knack for arts & crafts with recycled materials. If you have an idea for a program or activity, please let us know! We’d love to have you. Local energy and talent will be what truly makes this a community-centered event!
Would you organization like to participate? Local organizations can ‘sponsor’ a block by supporting and/or organizing activities to take place there, and by assisting with event promotion. Email us your suggestions! Send them to Meredith@myrtleavenue.org.