Come and smell the roses (well, wildflowers) at the Kingsland Wildflowers Festival. The 6th Annual Kingsland Wildflowers Festival is happening on July 23 from 4 – 8 pm at 520 Kingsland Avenue. There will be art, music, food, dance, roof tours, and more. Entry is free.
Come and see performances and visual arts during the festival showcased by NOoSPHERE Arts with dance curation by CreateART. Experience a print exhibition by Kingsland Editions in the KWBS Community Room, paintings at Last Frontier NYC, and words shared by Fritjof Capra in the Teepee at Last Frontier NYC.
The list of timed performances that will be taking place below:
- 4:30 Momentum with Stephen Shynes (Stage Roof)
- 5:10 EB DANCE (Middle Roof/ Upper Meadow)
- 5:35 Nicki Miller & Benjamin E. Oyzon of Sticks and Stone Show (Last Frontier NYC)
- 6:00 Momentum with Stephen Shynes (Stage Roof)
- 6:35 EB DANCE (Middle Roof/ Upper Meadow)
- 7:05 Nicki Miller & Benjamin E. Oyzon of Sticks and Stone Show (Last Frontier NYC)
- 7:30 Jordan McLean’s Musical Resistance paired with dancers Oksana Horban & Dulce Crespo (Stage Roof)
Stay tuned for more information and details to come. Other agenda items include a native plant sale and harvested seed giveaway, Creekside marine ecology activities led by Riverkeeper and Guardians of Flushing Bay, and guided green rooftop tours with Alive Structures and Newtown Creek Alliance
The 25,000 square-foot green roof habitat was created through the collaboration of private and non-profit organizations such as Newtown Creek Alliance, Alive Structures, Broadway Stages, NOoSPHERE Arts, New York City Audubon and Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. They are “looking to rewrite the narrative on the possibilities of the cohabitation of ecology and industry,” said the Eventbrite’s page for the festival.
The annual festival’s goal is to “bring awareness to Greenpoint’s and the surrounding communities’ long-standing environmental burden and its transition to a cleaner, healthier future as well as the global climate crisis and the potential for local, community-based solutions.”
There is a wonderful array of public events (such as Open Hours in the past), many can enjoy and check out, so look on their website or Instagram for them. Come and visit the rooftop that serves as a habitat and rest for native birds and pollinators. You can register for this free community festival at Eventbrite.