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!
Bushwick History & Walking Tour with John Dereszewski and Adam Schwartz starts @ The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway (SUN 2PM)
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.
The Block is Hot!! Block Party @ St. Nicholas Ave & Troutman St. (SUN 11AM-8PM)
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.
TAT: An Immersive Participatory Urban Game @ 56 Bogart St.; 2 Harrison Pl.; 1 Grattan St. (SAT-SUN 12-7PM)
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.
The Patio @ 1400 Willoughby Ave. (SAT 12-7PM)
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.
Rock Street 2013 @ Rock St. (SAT 10AM-5PM & SUN 12-6PM)
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.
Bike Tour of Bushwick Agriculture starts @ 400 Irving Ave. (SUN 2PM)
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 @ Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St. (SAT 12PM-1AM & SUN 12-10PM)
Truck Yeah transforms Grattan Street into a creative hotspot with a bunch trucks full of art and food!
“Don’t Box Me In” – Outdoor Performances @ 56 Bogart St., 2 Harrison Pl., 1 Grattan St. (SAT- SUN 12-7PM)
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.