Communal Spaces | An Outdoor Festival

Communal Spaces Festival

BQLT has partnered with The Motor Company and OPEN – ODA’s Public Engagement in Neighborhoods – to bring you The Motor Company’s 9th annual outdoor theater festival, Communal Spaces, to five of our community gardens. These festival performances focus on, are directly influenced by and respond to the communities and spaces they are in so they are unique to each community garden and the people that are there.

update: partnered artists available for view.

communal spaces flyer

The festival is expected to take place over the last three weekends in September:
Sat/Sun, September 14-15, 2019
Sat/Sun, September 21-22, 2019
Sat/Sun, September 28-29, 2019
Below will be the schedule for all six days:
I’m Gonna Keep You Alive
Lead artist: Dina Vovsi
In collaboration with Amanda Marikar
Northside Community Garden | 1:00 pm
599 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Contented Heart
Lead artist: Lindsey Hope Pearlman
Contented Hart Garden | 2:30 pm
1475 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
Oracular Recall
Lead artist: Ben Holbrook
Woodbine Street Block Association Garden | 3:30 pm
146 Woodbine St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Brooklyn Apples (no performance 9/28)
Lead artist: David M. de León
In partnership with El Puente
Concerned Citizens of Grove Street Community Garden | 4:30 pm
72 Grove St, Brooklyn, NY 11221
A Puerto Rican Love Story
Lead artist: Gineiris Garcia
Featuring Work by: Nick E. Finn, Modesto Flako Jimenez, Elisabet Velasquez
The People’s Garden | 5:30 pm
1237 – 1241 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

It is encouraged that people bring bikes or other transportation to view all five, however, it is not mandatory. The festival aims to take course over the final three weekends in September, and will begin in Williamsburg and end in Bushwick, with each performance running for an estimated 30-45 min. Please see above for full schedule of performances (schedule is the same for each day).

This program is possible thanks to a grant from OPEN – ODA’s Public Engagement in Neighborhoods.**

More information to come!

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