Events

Events

Upcoming Events

October 1, 2022

Van Alen Block Party

Join us at this year’s Van Alen Block Party — a day of food, music, and dancing in the streets! We all need joyful, welcoming public spaces that truly serve our communities. For us, that work starts rights here in Gowanus, where we’ve put down roots. Free and open to the public, the Van Alen Block Party showcases the creative energy of Gowanus and celebrates the power of bringing people together.


Past Events

Brainstorm, draw and collage ideas to shape our Gowanus CSO Installation! Using light fixtures, boards, paint, fabrics, plastic and/or other recyclable materials, we'll roll up our sleeves and flex our creative, artistic muscle.

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Join us at the Flatiron Public Plaza for the first look at Interwoven by Atelier Cho Thompson, which celebrates the joys of reconnecting in public space.


Join us for a book discussion about Restorative Cities: Urban Design for Mental Health and Wellbeing, co-authored by Jenny Roe and Layla McCay, which provides a practical guide for policymakers and practitioners in the COVID-19 recovery period.


October 2, 2021

Van Alen Block Party

Van Alen’s inaugural Block Party is a celebration of our new Gowanus community and will bring Sackett Street alive with street art, free treats, family activities, and live dance and music!


Presenters from the Chinatown, South Bronx, and Lower East Side working groups shared their achievements, reflections on interdisciplinary practice, and plans to carry their work forward.