13. Ecological City Mobile Mural

Mobile Mural by Earth Celebrations – Design Concept: Felicia Young, Mural Design Painting & Workshop Director, Katherine Freygang

After the city dismissed the community-engaged and approved East Side Coastal Resiliency plan (commonly known as the BIG U or the Dryline) and instead chose a plan that would build a hard edge seawall and close the current waterfront parks for four years, some community members have decided to fight back with “creative placemaking” action. Along with parades of costumed marchers and giant puppets, part of the community action involves creating a 40-foot long mobile mural that celebrates the gardens, neighborhoods, and parks of the Lower East Side waterfront including Two Bridges, Loisaida Area, and Stuyvesant Cove, and of course the river itself.

The six sections of the mural will each be dedicated to the history of a specific facet of the ESCR community vision and anyone can help register to help paint the murals throughout the month of April. You can find register for a mural painting, arts, or puppet workshop on the Ecological City website, here.

Keep reading for more ongoing art installations that are still viewable this month!