Park(ing) Day 2021

Día de calle verde

Friday, September 17, 2021

W. 182nd Street between 

Amsterdam & Audubon 1:30-6:30 PM

Green Corridor 182 / Corredor verde 182

A celebration of a healthier and vibrant community streetscape for learning featuring the WHEELS Student-led “Clean Air Green Corridor”

Una celebración para una calle más saludable y vibrante en nuestra comunidad que presentara la iniciativa estudiantil “Corredor Verde para Aire Limpio” dirigido por estudiantes de WHEELS

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This event is in collaboration with volunteers from Friends of WHEELS, NYC Public Design Commission, NYC Planning, American Planning Association APA-NY, American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA-NY and CCNY Student ASLA chapter.

In the media

The following news organizations are covering Park(ing) Day 2021!

"Eco-Friendly Street Festival Coming To Wash Heights: What To Know"

Posted 9/16/2021 on Patch. Read here.

If you would like to participate at any level – from securing materials, setting up, facilitating participatory activities or just being involved in the event on the day of, please sign up or email parkingday@aslany.org

Video: PARK(ing) Day 2020
Source: "Dancing, Art, Music, “Outdoor Classrooms” & Bike Lanes on West End Avenue Open Street" By Streetfilms

The Green Corridor 182 Parking Day activation transforms the entire block between two school buildings to demonstrate the need for a healthier, safer and more engaging streetscape and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, landscape architects and planners. W. 182nd Street will become a green play street to promote community and environmental wellness to bring awareness of the elementary student-led initiative of a “Clean Air Green Corridor”. The event will set the stage as an Open Street model, with a pop-up park and educational / urban design related activities.

Physically-Distant Connected Activities Include:

Green Corridor Visioning

Interactive Urban Design Demonstration

A Pop-Up Park in the Street

Street Art

Games courtesy of our friends at STREET LAB

Planter Decorating & Herb Planting

Mask Decorating

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform curbside parking spots into public spaces. Activations often take the form of creating temporary parklets for community use and providing opportunities for art and civic engagement. The mission of these happenings is to call attention to the importance of urban open space and generate a dialogue about the benefits of public green space to elevate the health and quality of urban life for the surrounding neighborhood.

 

Photos from PARK(ing) Day 2018, 2019, and 2020. Physical distancing and mask-wearing are required during 2021 event activities.

Check out ASLA-NY's PARK(ing) Day YouTube Channel: