Creating a safe place to celebrate Halloween on the street in the Bronx
On Halloween, Street Lab hosted a special Open Streets event on Jackson Avenue in the Bronx as part of the NYC Dept. of Transportation’s “Trick-or-Streets” celebration, which created nearly 100 safe streets for communities to gather and celebrate citywide. Located next to PS/MS 5X, Jackson Ave is one of seven “School Streets” where Street Lab is working to create Open Streets in partnership with and adjacent to the schools as part of our New Public Space initiative.
Besides Street Lab programs, the event included activities offered by several Bronx artists and organizations, including Spooky Story Time with Boogie Down Books, Monster art-making with the BxArts Factory, obstacle course trick-or-treats with Equity Design, spooky jams from DJ Pagan Sounds, and a pumpkin giveaway with the Horticultural Society of New York. We also had a special guest, the Commissioner of DOT, Ydanis Rodríguez, join us for story time. See below for photos and coverage from BronxNet and News12 Bronx.
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