This past weekend, between South 3rd and Grand Streets on Berry Open Street, community groups from across the neighborhood joined together for a fun afternoon of art, acrobatics, and activities.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, who appeared earlier this summer at Banker’s Anchor, dazzled children and adults alike. North Brooklyn Mutual Aid and the NBK Book Squad did a free book giveaway. The new McCarren Demonstration Garden led a seed-bomb-making workshop. North Brooklyn Parks Alliance provided grass for kids to play on.

Other groups involved in the effort include PS 84 parents, McCarren Park Play Center, Make McGuinness Safe Coalition, No NBK Pipeline Coalition, volunteers from the Banker’s Anchor and Bedford Slip public plaza efforts, and the offices of local elected officials: AM Emily Gallagher, CMs Lincoln Restler and Jennifer Gutierrez, and State Sen. Julia Salazar.

“It was so amazing to revive Williamsburg Walks this weekend on the Berry Open Street, we’re so grateful to the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus for a beautiful show and for the hundreds of neighbors that came out to be a part of it. This is what it looks like to have streets for people!” said Brent Bovenzi, a coordinator for the North Brooklyn Open Streets Coalition

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