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

In this two-part public forum, our participating designers and our community partners reflected on how collaborative design can inform neighborhood recovery strategies.

Our Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge finalists presented their proposals in a virtual Design Showdown.

Our community partners in Bed-Stuy, Washington Heights, Kingsbridge and Jackson Heights disussed some of the economic and health challenges facing their neighborhoods.

As part of our Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge design competition, we asked: How can our infrastructure betterserve pedestrians and cyclists?

Kriss Roebling, New York historian and documentarian, led a special virtual tour of the Brooklyn Bridge.