Spring is in full effect in Williamsburg as the days grow longer and warmer. In NAG-land that means we are gearing up for our big annual Summer kickoff– Williamsburg Walks.
2013 dates: Sat June 8th — Sat June 15th — Sat June 22nd
This will be the 6th year where Bedford Ave is transformed into a car-free oasis of neighbors having fun in the sun with art, music, cafe craziness, and pop up parks. We hope to make this year better and bolder than ever but that means we need you — your support, your volunteer power, your ideas, and your amazing energy!!
SUPPORT THE WALKS
Sponsor the Walks and help us activate every inch of Bedford with creativity. Your $$ helps us buy more sod and create bigger parks, pay artists (cause they can’t do everything for free), hire helpers to do the heavy lifting, and make all the bold ideas reality. Contact Ryan or Joy at the NAG office (email@example.com) to learn of all our sponsorship opportunities. We have a variety of sponsorship levels and many ways for businesses to help with in-kind services.
VOLUNTEER AT THE WALKS
One of the most popular things about Williamsburg Walks is the pop up sod parks and the random cafe seating. It takes a lot of volunteer power to get that sod laid, chairs & tables set out, and the whole scene readied for play. It also takes a nice crew to get the street cleaned up and ready for car traffic. We get a lot of help from volunteers from the Southside CSA but we can always use more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via the NAG FB page to learn how you can lend a helping hand. There are set-up shifts starting at noon and clean-up shifts that begin at 7pm. A great way to help this fun event be sustainable is to volunteer for a few hours… plus you get that cool T-shirt!!
ADD YOUR ART & MUSIC TO THE WALKS
Williamsburg Walks is modeled after those amazing (permanent) pedestrian plazas around the world. We try to create a pop-up version of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica or the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires with street musicians and artists creating a vibe that makes people-watching an entertaining sport. If you would like to perform your music or art, let us know. We love the impromptu performances that pop up each week, but we are also open to scheduling spots and spaces for musicians and artists. Contact Ryan at NAG office to talk details.
SHOW OFF YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS
One of the main goals of Williamsburg Walks outside of creating a way to rethink public space and streetscapes is to promote local businesses, both on & off Bedford. We invite the businesses of Williamsburg & Greenpoint to set up during Williamsburg Walks and show the world why they rule. Contact Ryan at the NAG office to learn the rules (sorry, our permit does not allow vending! no sales, only give aways and demos)
PROMOTE YOUR GOOD WORKS & ACTIVATE BEDFORD
We invite community groups to join us on Bedford and help create a vibrant space for fun and activism. Over the years a variety of community groups have hosted activities — from picnics to book swaps and everything in between. Join us this year and be a part of the action!! Contact Ryan to sign up and reserve your spot today!!
SO MANY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED!!
Contact Ryan Kuonen today to learn how you can get plugged into Williamsburg Walks 2013.
Office ph: 718.384.2248