CityArts workshop Aug. 18 and painting party Aug. 27 to help clean up Corlears Hook Park

In just over a year, Friends of Corlears Hook Park, led by cooperator Michael Marino, has helped to turn around this often-overlooked part of our neighborhood. New plantings, fixed benches and lighting, improved dog runs — next up: art!

This coming Tuesday, Aug. 18 will be a workshop sponsored by CityArts, an organization that brings together professional artists and community groups to create public art. This is the beginning of a process to transform part the concrete walls around the playground at Corlears Hook into a vibrant urban mural. Children are especially encouraged to attend and participate in the whole project.

Tuesday, August 18
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Vladeck Houses Resident Association
(Entrance at Gouverneur & Monroe St)

Corlears wall

Next up will be a day to prepare the bare concrete for a mural: a painting party! Community members will join corporate volunteers from BlackRock to repair and paint the retaining wall and benches.

Tuesday, August 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Meet at the field house in Corlears Hook Park

For the painting party, don’t forget to wear some old clothes you don’t mind getting splattered.