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Volunteer opportunity description
The Laundromat Project is seeking volunteers for its Greening the City event, taking place on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Weeksville Heritage Center located at 1698 Bergen Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Greening the City will be a day of workshops, food demonstrations, and art activities focused on environmental awareness, food cultivation, and urban beautification. This free outdoor event is an opportunity for Brooklynites of all ages to connect with artists, farmers, and food activists about strategies guaranteed to improve the quality of life for their families and communities. Additionally there will be food trucks, a DJ and games for kids.
LP is seeking volunteers to assist with setup and break down, running activity stations, assisting with artists’ workshops and other booths, face painters, bike riding tutors as well as visitor and table services. While the actual event is from 12pm-4pm, we are looking for volunteers in two shifts: 8am- 12pm and 12pm-5pm. Please specify if any particular areas interest you.
About The Laundromat Project
Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies - The Laundromat Project organizes art programs in laundromats throughout New York City through its two core programs, Create Change and Works in Progress. By bringing art to where our neighbors already are (everyone has to do their laundry), we aim to raise the quality of life for people of color whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities. www.laundromatproject.org
About Weeksville Heritage Center
Weeksville Heritage Center is a multifaceted museum that celebrates the history of Weeksville, an African American community established in 1838. Located in Brooklyn, the mission of Weeksville Heritage Center is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African, Caribbean, and African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn, and beyond to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of history through education, the arts, and civic engagement. www.weeksvillesociety.org
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August 04, 2012