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Participatory Budgeting Fest

Saturday, April 14, 2018
12 – 3pm
Location
Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground (at 17th St. between 8th Ave. and 9th Ave.)

Join us for District 3’s Participatory Budgeting Fest & learn about voting on neighborhood improvement projects!

Open to all ages from any district throughout NYC

Free – No RSVP Required

New Yorkers have the power to democratically vote for how to spend City money on neighborhood improvement projects. Join us for yummy Caribbean treats by Woke Foods, pizza, tunes by DJ Flip Bundlez, art-making by six different artists, wellness goodies by Earth Mother Medicine, double dutch lessons by Double Dutch Empire, salsa lessons by Balmir Dance Studios and voting, hosted in partnership with New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process that puts power directly in community members’ hands—you vote for how public dollars are spent. District 3 residents will cast votes, but we welcome all to come and enjoy the festival’s activities. Learn more at council.nyc.gov/pb.

Interact with:

DJ FLIP BUNDLEZ
Born and raised in Upper Manhattan (Harlem/Washington Heights/Inwood), DJ Flip Bundlez got his start at the Legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 2005.

BALMIR LATIN DANCE STUDIO
Take a salsa lesson from internationally acclaimed Balmir Latin Dance Studio LLC, who will also grace us with a featured performance.

WOKE FOODS
Catering plant-based vegetarian and vegan bites, Woke Foods is a women owned cooperative business that awakens the healing traditions of Dominican food.

‘COMMUNITY AS LEADER’ AKA ‘WE ARE THE LEADERS WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR’, A DIGITAL/INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY PORTRAIT PROJECT
Drawing inspiration from Grace Lee Bogg’s ‘Community as Leader,’ artist Antonio Serna (Artists of Color Bloc) will create a digital/interactive community portrait project that reconsiders the idea of the classic portraiture.

PRINT A CANVAS TOTE
This hands-on silk screening workshop with Works In Progress NYC includes an opportunity to print a free Participatory Budgeting tote bag! Bags are offered in a variety of colors and all ages are welcome.

JUMP WITH DOUBLE DUTCH EMPIRE
Learn basic jump techniques in a fun and supportive environment from Double Dutch Empire’s experienced instructors. Jump in and out, do basic jump tricks and turn the ropes. People of all ages and skill level should join in!

FOAM PRINTING WITH ALEJANDRA DELFIN
Learn the basics of relief printmaking using styrofoam plates. Make stamps to create your own artworks and do multiple prints that you can exchange with your peers. Make a design of a place that you love or something that you would like to improve in your neighborhood and express your vote through art. Good for ages 7 and older.

CHALKING A COMMUNITY MAP WITH EMILIO MARTINEZ POPPE
Chalk out personal stories, community stories and historical facts about the neighborhood. Bring “tweet length” stories as well as any drawings or objects that represent important places in your community or sites that you would like to improve.

ROOTS IN A MODERN TIME
What does it mean for us to get back to the root? What does developing a filtration system look like in the time of filtered pictures and altered experiences? Exploring these questions with art and herbs, collaborators will discern how to grow Roots in a Modern Time so that they can cultivate their own self-care practices that nourish them for the long haul. Participants will dive in through custom journaling prompts, sharing knowledge on herbal medicine and art therapy. Conjured by Veronica Agard, Vera Icon LLC and Earth Mother Medicine.

Support

Want to stay in the loop and receive PB updates? Text PBNYC to (212) 676-8384 or sign up online.