First Street Green Art Park
First Street Green
Since 2008, First Street Green (FSG) has converted a derelict building lot at 33 East 1st Street in Manhattan into an open art space and garden serving the Lower East Side community. Working with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks, FSG has successfully incorporated the lot into First Park. After collaborating with the BMW Guggenheim Lab in 2010 to hold a series of visioning workshops with the community, FSG launched its first season of cultural programming on Earth Day in 2011 with a public sculpture.
Today, FSG provides ongoing cultural activity in First Park by engaging with artists, community, and cultural groups through a series of programs that activate this public space. Each year volunteers and artists gather to host events, art workshops and continue with park’s stewardship and beautification efforts. To date, FSG has hosted approximately more than 300 events in the park and is looking to provide a community resource, even more, going forward.
Nestled between two buildings and lined by interchangeable murals and fence art, this art and cultural park emerged from a derelict building lot and hosts frequent community events. Bring chalk art to add to the colorful vibe.