Friday, February 03, 2012

Weekend Links: Art Not Arrests, First Saturdays, & More


The first weekend of February is upon us! Updates and links, in no particular order:

- Art Not Arrests from Ground Up Designers has entered its final week of fundraising on Kickstarter, and they still need lots of donations to launch this fantastic community art project. Consider these five great reasons to give, and then ask a friend to help, too!


  • If launched, this project will collect the interests and donations of over a thousand people looking for a better way to tackle the gun violence issues that plague our streets, neighborhoods, neighbors, friends, and families, every day.
  • If launched, this project will build a creative environment within the Crow Hill Community Garden for conversations to grow and children to learn.
  • If launched, this project will host FREE art classes all summer long for local kids and teens. 
  • If launched, this project will help other community organizations working toward safer neighborhoods with the funding they need to launch their youth oriented initiatives.
  • If launched, this project will raise awareness on the many ways to fight gun violence within your community. 

  • - Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum returns tomorrow night to kick off Black History Month with a celebration of "Black Males Defying Stereotypes." Head up the parkway for art, presentations, music, and dancing.

    - Parents, with support from Councilwoman Tish James, will boycott PS 161 on Monday in an effort to make the city rethink its plan to remove the school's middle grades.  

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