Greenpoint Arts Block Festival

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Greenpoint Arts Block Festival

 Greenpoint Arts Block Festival is a neighborhood street festival consisting of various cultural, educational, and recreational events with the goal of promoting both Polish and local artists, highlighting the Polish identity of Greenpoint, and integrating its old and new inhabitants.

Greenpoint Arts Block Festival
11AM – 5PM
Leonard Street
Between Norman Ave & Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, New York

During the event, known and yet to be known artists and craftsmen will have stands for presenting and selling their works and products (paintings, prints, jewelry, toys, clothes, books, cosmetics, etc.) There will be a photo exhibit highlighting the changes in Greenpoint since the 80s along with an exhibit from the workshop series “People of Greenpoint,” which portrays the neighborhood’s inhabitants and their unique story.

 The event will have performances from both Polish and non-Polish musicians: a classical trio playing Polish Composers (Slavic Art Ensemble), Luiz Simas/Basia Błonska Brazillan choro, Sylwia Kloc & The Troubadours —progressive folk, jazz standards with a touch of Polish folk by the Dorota Piotrowska Project, and Talking Strings (gypsy jazz band). There will be a tap dancer!

Of course there is no Polish festival without pierogi! In addition to Polish delicacies there will be French (Le Fond), Italian (Adelina’s), and Spanish (El Born) cuisine street fare available to highlight Greenpoint’s multicultural character. For those interested in Polish flavors there will be a workshop by local modern Polish cuisine specialist Karolina Gumpert.

There will be a variety of activities for kids and families: a photo booth, educational contests with prizes (Dobra Polska Szkoła), art workshops (Artbox Atelier), face painting, a balloon artist, a guided tour in Greenpoint with Norman Oder, urban games, board games, and more!

An important part of the event is the non-profit presence–we gather local organization that offer services to both the Polish and local community and act towards Greenpoint well being.

See detailed Program Greenpoint Arts Block Festival 09.26.2015

 Please come and celebrate Greenpoint and the end of the summer with us!

Greenpoint Arts Block Festival is organized by the Brooklyn Public Library, Culture Shock Foundation, and New York Dance & Arts Innovations. It is co-financed by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, Polish Cultural Institute in New York, and Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union. Project partners are: Slavic Art Ensemble, Dobra Polska Szkoła, ArtBox Atelier.