Paint on, Grove Alley
With summer slowly waning to an end, Grove Alley is making one final comeback for the year before your leisurely vacation days end, school starts, and the Earth’s orbit shifts us into cooler weather. To join the party, be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, September 12 from 5pm to 11pm.
“Grove Alley Paint Nite will pay homage to 5 Pointz in Long Island City by featuring street artists creating a mix of permanent artwork on the alley walls and temporary live artwork on canvas,” said the producer of Gowanus Nite Market and the Grove Alley event series. “With help from our friends at Street Art NYC, we are bringing together these talented artists with live bands throughout the night, which will serve as a great draw for Downtown Brooklyn’s residents, workers, and students alike.”
Live art will be created on Paint Nite by brokeMC, The Sole Rebel, Praxis, and Stencil1 adding to the murals which already grace the alley, thanks to last year’s project with See One and Don Rimx. Artsy vendors will include Pachamamita Designs, Culture Shock, Emmanuel Toribio, Musiq Republiq, and Tim Kerr.
Music will be provided by DJ Chela and feature performances by F. Stokes, Napoleon, and Legs. There will also be beer for purchase courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and a line-up of food trucks including Coolhaus, Kimchi Taco, Mamu Thai Noodle, and Morris Grilled Cheese.
The event builds upon June’s Makers Nite, which drew more than 2,600 attendees for DIY workshops, dancing, feasting, and the marquee attraction – building an 8-foot-tall wooden dinosaur dubbed Hodor. In 2013, the 250-foot-deep alley played host to more than 2,000 attendees for our Grove Alley Nite Market and Game Nite, which brought activities such as bocce ball, live concerts, and Atari game stations to the area.
“The success of Grove Alley showcases the demand for nighttime activities here in Downtown Brooklyn,” said Tucker Reed, President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. “This neighborhood is transforming and growing, and we’ve generated so much buzz with Grove Alley that it has attracted attendees here in the community and throughout the region. This has truly been a golden opportunity to bring together the greater Downtown Brooklyn community.”
To RSVP for this free event, click here.