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Eco-Theatre & Walking Tour
Get inspired by environmental arts activism in action!
Learn about the history of the Gowanus neighborhood through movement based activism!
Join us and our partner Artichoke Dance Company as we bring our focus to the Gowanus Canal and Gowanus neighborhood.
Both with their own host of challenges facing the community, this tour educates around environmental justice, climate and human equity, sustainability and local community development and infrastructure.
The canal is one of New York City’s named superfund sites due to decades of pollution in and around the canal. Remediation is underway and will take place over the next decade.
The Gowanus neighborhood rezoning is the largest rezoning in New York City in 20 years. The past and future of Gowanus are riddled with a host of equity issues. These tours are constructed to educate and physicalize the unique geography, history and potential future of Gowanus, and by extension, illuminate urban history and current realities from an environmental justice perspective.
Location: Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Duration: 4-8 hours
Tour Capacity: 4 min / 60 max
Tour Includes: Performance by Artichoke Dance, tour of Gowanus neighborhood, team building exercises, optional happy hour add-on with Emma’s Torch Refugee Kitchen
- Introduction to Artichoke dance and their mission around eco-theatre, experiences with plastic pollution and waste
- Guided neighborhood walking tour by the founder of Artichoke Dance and other community members
- A private environmental justice theater and musical performance by the Artichoke Dance crew
- Team building exercises around environmental justice, creative expression, belonging and localized impact in our communities
Artichoke Dance Company is a local community eco-dance company that addresses environmental justice through forward thinking collaborations and integrative community programs. They are known for innovative and engaging performances paired with environmental activism, education, community building and civic engagement.