Pop-up park returning to Williamsburg
by Chase Collum
May 28, 2014 | 479 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After a successful first season, Two Trees is ready to bring back a summer full of events to Havemeyer Park, beginning with the return of the popular bike park and the May 29th unveiling of their new Tipi Project.

Havemeyer Park was created last year when Two Trees teamed up with the local community to transform the formerly vacant 55,000-square-foot lot on Kent Avenue between South 3rd and 4th streets.

“We are thrilled to reopen Havemeyer Park for the Williamsburg community to enjoy,” said Jed Walentas, principal at Two Trees Management. “Our partners this year have done an incredible job transforming the site with programming for people of all ages and interests, and we’re looking forward to a terrific summer.”

Along with the Bike Park, running Thursday through Sunday (1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends), programing for the 2014 season includes: The Tipi project; the Open Space Alliance, consisting of a series of public programs including a dog run and lawn furniture and benches for people to relax and pass the time; and Kent Avenue Murals, a series of large format pieces designed by Brooklyn street and graffiti artists Aakash Nihalani, Hellbent and Rubin. A fourth mural will also be coordinated for painting by the community group El Puente.

“Two Trees is thrilled to present the work of these incredible artists,” said Lisa Kim, director of Cultural Affairs at Two Trees. “Their work has elevated and defined art in the streets and public space, and it's been a pleasure to see such excitement from the community.”
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