Sunshine, friends, bikes, trucks, lots of booze and art everywhere! Bushwick Open Studios weekend might easily be proclaimed as the time of the year to spend out in the open. Hit the block party, go on a bike or walking tour, scan a mysterious QR code…and, most importantly, enjoy yourself!
Truly fascinating history of the Bushwick will unravel before your eyes during a walking tour with John Dereszewski, the unofficial historian of Bushwick who has been largely involved in the community since the 1970s, and Adam Schwartz, who has been teaching in Bushwick for a decade.
In case you were wondering who is responsible for the amazing street art and murals on St. Nicholas and Troutman, it’s Bushwick Collective and its curator Joe Ficalora. On Sunday, head there for live street art, music and booze.
You are the hero of Isha: A Tell-All Tale, an Indian-style soap opera about the NY art world, created by Meenakshi Thurikode. Scan a QR code, solve a set of clues and receive a bag of goodies at the end.
Tune into the 7-hour long outdoor ambient musical composition by Paul Damian Hogan, performed by Matt Meade and a cast of rotating guests. Promised are cicadas, basketball games colliding with bird songs and more.
Co-curators Deborah Brown and Leslie Heller will transform a privately owned Rock Street into a massive sculpture park featuring works of 19 artists. Don’t miss the opening reception on Saturday, 3-5PM with live music.
Chrissy’s Cooking Club will take you on bike tour with established locavores of the Bushwick food community. You will visit a high school rooftop farm, make a pit stop at Momo Sushi Shack and end the night with a BBQ dinner and party!
Truck Yeah transforms Grattan Street into a creative hotspot with a bunch trucks full of art and food!
A performance every hour and a video installation will occur around a “10’ box truck.” Spread Art and Playground Detroit will showcase video profiles of six artists who have moved from Brooklyn to Detroit, or from Detroit to Brooklyn.