Sunday, July 26, 2015

Public Space Potluck at Highbridge Park July 29

Following the June reopening of the High Bridge, New Yorkers can once again walk across the Harlem River from Manhattan to the Bronx on the oldest standing bridge in NYC.   Join the Design Trust for Public Spaces for a communal meal on the terrace beside the historic High Bridge Water Tower, followed by a guided tour across the recently renovated bridge.

Free and open to all, the popular Public Space Potlucks gather urban enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds together for a shared meal, temporarily transforming New York City’s public space into a communal dining room. Launched in 2008, Public Space Potlucks were initially inspired by architects Zack McKown and Calvin Tsao, who threw a dinner party in the center of the Brooklyn Bridge. Through the years, the Potlucks have steadily gained a following and taken place in diverse locations like the Grand Concourse, the Staten Island Ferry, Roosevelt Island and underneath the BQE, to name a few. 

The Public Space Potlucks are organized by The Design Trust for Public Space, which was founded in 1995 to unlock the potential of New York City's shared spaces. Today they are a nationally-recognized incubator that transforms and evolves the city's landscape with city agencies and community collaborators. Their work can be seen, felt and experienced throughout all five boroughs–from parks and plazas to streets and public buildings.

You’ll be joined by Jennifer Hoppa, Parks Administrator for Northern Manhattan, Charles McKinney, Principal Urban Designer for NYC Parks, and a few members of City Life is Moving Bodies (CLIMB). Together they’ll give you the backstory on recent developments in the park and the exciting initiatives that are still to come.

As always, cups, plates, and napkins will provide the for the shared meal. All attendees are asked to please bring a food dish to share. The event is free and open to all; however, please note that handicap accessibility is limited in the park.

Dinner will be on the terrace beside the Highbridge Park Water Tower, located behind the Highbridge Recreation Center. RSVP now to secure your spot at our first Public Space Potluck of the summer.

Event Details:

  • When: 
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: 
  • Highbridge Park Water Tower Terrace
    Highbridge Park
    2301 Amsterdam Avenue
    at 173rd St., NY

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