On July 12th 2014, you’re invited to celebrate the Summer Launch of Paths to Pier 42!
• Celebrate City of Water Day at Pier 42!
• Fish in the East River! Join a fishing clinic with the LES Ecology Center from 11am-1pm
• Be a Citizen Scientist! Conduct fun science experiments with Two Bridges
• Live music by Metropolitan Klezmer – classic klezmer sounds and bold new interpretations!
• Experience The Pleasure Project (2pm), a performance/public space intervention with luciana achugar, a choreographer working with LMCC’s Arts East River Waterfront Initiative
• Pack a picnic or sample food offerings from local food trucks!
• Free! All are welcome!
Participate in hands-on artmaking workshops with the artists and designers:
Combo Colab & Stereotank: DrumReef 42:Come join the artists in bringing to life the urban reef by planting and discovering the diverse features and uses of this playful topography. Made out of multiple re-used plastic barrels, the drum-formation is a structure to climb, look out, rest, play and explore new connections to the river and the park.
Sonia Louise Davis: The People’s Poster Project: Join the artist in a wheat-paste workshop for the first batch of portrait posters on Pier 42. Celebrate your LES neighbors and learn how you can participate in the project.
Takashi Horisaki: Social Dress Lower East Side – Material Memories: Join the artist and our student team to learn the process of latex casting in a free sculptural workshop for LES communities. Bring your own memorable item from home to cast while sharing stories of these objects with each other.
Tattfoo Tan: NEPSK (New Earth Personal Survival Kit) workshop: Come and make your á la carte NEPSK. Survival Tins are a good little emergency kit that come in handy for many people who carry them on a daily basis. All supplies will be provided.
Chat Travieso with Yeju Choi: On a Fence: Draw and write messages on the chalkboard wall, take respite on the seats, and have fun in the different play areas built into this interactive structure that inverts the function and meaning of the park’s north fence from a physical barrier to a place where people can come together.
To see photos from the 2013 Summer Launch Celebration, click here.