Meet 596 Acres at the Hester Street Fair this Earth Day for…
- STORIES FROM THE ACRES: Listen to short audio documentaries about Lower East Side community land history at our table from 11am to 6pm — and on the hour, every hour, at Hester Street Fair central’s speakers! The Lower East Side has a rich history of residents organizing for access to our land (listen here)!
- OPPORTUNITIES TO TRANSFORM VACANT PUBLIC BUILDINGS: Find out about opportunities to transform the Lower East Side’s vacant Parks Department buildings into vibrant community spaces! We’ll have a big map of closed buildings that need advocacy in Manhattan Community District 3 (see it here).
- OPPORTUNITIES TO TRANSFORM VACANT LOTS: Connect to opportunities to transform vacant lots in your neighborhood into community spaces! Get one-on-one consulting about the vacant lots in your life and how to organize for access to transform them with your neighbors. More at livinglotsnyc.org.
596 Acres champions resident stewardship of land to build more just and equitable cities. It facilitated the creation of 39 new and community growing spaces in NYC since 2011 where vacant lots used to be, and played a key role in the preservation of dozens of others. It is actively involved in current campaigns across NYC to transform vacant public land and buildings into community resources, to build long-promised community spaces, and to defend community spaces in jeopardy. More at 596acres.org!
Hester Street Fair’s Earth Day is dedicated to our planet and those who love living on it. The team has gathered environmentally conscious vendors, plant workshops, recycling programs and much more. Event information on their website here and on their facebook event page here.