On Saturday, May 17, the opening of Martine Fougeron’s Heart of the South Bronx: Trades will be the culmination of a rich array of events in Hunts Point on that day, including an NOCD-NY and MAS sponsored Village of Murals walking tour (Register here!). All events are within walking distance of each other:
It’s My Park Day – a commemoration of a newly discovered slave burial ground at Joseph Rodman Drake Park, an early nineteenth century burial ground for the landed gentry and the New York poet for which it is named. From 10am-12pm there will be a park stewardship (raking and mulching) and from 12pm-2 pm, there will be the unveiling of a new historical sign that honors the research done by PS48 students. The Park is located at Oak Point Avenue between Hunts Point Avenue and Longfellow Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10474.
Female Flava, an art/health fair hosted by W.O.M.E.N. (“where our minds empower needs”), THE POINT’s young women’s group. THE POINT, 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10474.
Hunts Point in the Bronx: A Village of Murals – a tour, hosted by THE POINT’s Visual Arts Director Carey Clark, will walk to mural and environmental justice sites in the neighborhood, co-sponsored by the NOCD-NY and Municipal Arts Society (Register here!)
Heart of the South Bronx: Trades’ by Martine Fougeron – an opening. THE POINT’s Art Container at the Campus for the Arts and the Environment, 1391 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, New York , 10474 (adjacent to Hunts Point Riverside Park along the Bronx River, Hunts Point subway stop on the 6 train).