Project EATS exhibit to make farm stands art outside the Brooklyn Museum

July 15, 2014 Editorial Staff
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As a precursor to an exhibition highlighting Brooklyn artists, Project EATS will run a farm stand in front of the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, starting Thursday, July 17.

On Thursdays during the summer and fall, from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the stand – a first for the location for Project EATS — will sell produce grown on Project EATS’ community farms in neighborhoods such as Brownsville and East New York, right outside the museum.

“We’re really excited about breaking ground in the next couple of weeks,” said Charlie Wirene, program and operations manager of the Active Citizen Project. “It will sort of upscale the visibility of our workspace in the city and in a highly trafficked area.”

In addition, Project EATS will create vegetable gardens on two plots of land on museum grounds.

“A third component will [be] stations where bicycles can be attached for stationary pedaling to generate energy that will be stored in batteries. These batteries will be used to power equipment in the gardens in Brownsville, setting up a relationship between two different Brooklyn neighborhoods,” said Eugene Tsai, a spokesperson for Brooklyn Museum.

Project EATS is a program of the Active Citizen Project, whose goal is to produce forms of art that introduce new possibilities into the life of communities and to document and present these projects in public spaces where they can engage by a larger public.

This farm stand will lead up to Crossing Brooklyn: Art From Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond

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