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Summer Arts Festival in Maria Hernandez Park

Our park event is back! Presented with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (Made in NY) and Oye Group, our Summer Arts Festival in Maria Hernandez Park is a FREE event featuring activities, food, and performances, good for all ages. Join us on Aug. 26, rain or shine!!


This year's Summer Arts Festival is An Ode To Bushwick, Brooklyn curated by Modesto Flako Jimenez’s Oye Group, a Bushwick collective of both native and immigrant artists making new work in theater, dance, poetry, and film on immigration, gentrification, economics, and urban survival.

Performances by:
Spoken word artist Elisabet Velasquez
Rapper 7Perception
Award-winning solo performer Darian Dauchan (songs from The Brobot Johnson Experience, originally co-produced by The Bushwick Starr and All For One Theater, with costumes by Asa Benally)

Music by:
Hip hop & Rap DJ Drbxt
Latino music extraordinaire DJ Good Food
Musical producer Latteef Dameer

Art by:
Lopez Speak and Taino Image will be leading a live mural painting about old and new Bushwick

-Color theory workshop and school supplies station with Arts And Rhymes
-Crafting reusable shopping totes and second-hand clothing upcycling with Alex Guyon
-Urban ecology demonstrations with Jill Sigman
-Poetry writing and chapbook making with Jani Rose
-Dominos playing tables

Free food from park vendors will include Manuel’s Hot Dogs and Jose’s Ice Cream stand!

This annual free public event in Maria Hernandez Park reflects Bushwick’s diverse community through music and poetry, and with visual arts projects for participants of all ages, demonstrations by local grassroots organizers, and performances that respond to the desires of our rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood.