All that glitters is not gold — sometimes it’s glass! One Map of Many Moments, the newly-completed glass mosaic map of the park, celebrates volunteerism and stewardship in Fort Greene Park. With the help of many neighborhood hands and minds, we worked together with local artist Amanda Patenaude to transform park trash into our community’s newest treasure.
Installed in late May 2016, Outer Seed Shadow (OSS) #02 serves as a green space to discuss issues of coexistence, immigration, and cultural identity. It is the second of five gardens to be installed in each of the boroughs of New York City. The term “outer seed shadow” relates to plant migration, and is the region where there exists an influx of seeds from a species’ reproductive core, but where—due to adverse conditions—seed germination and seedling reproduction are complicated, causing a decrease of those species’ representatives in this region.
The many jubilant children, parents, and caretakers who attended Fort Greene Park's weekly Kids Concert on June 29th were treated to the musical stylings of one of Brooklyn's most popular children's artists, Mil's Trills. Over 500 people filled into the grove of London Planes by the Monument Plaza, creating a palpable energy that permeated through all who were present and only increased as the performance went on.