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"Street / Art, Gowanus" Brooklyn art walk

Brooklyn, NY , United States
1h30m
English

About Your Host

Rich was born in Cleveland in 1980. He spent his formative years exploring, playing sports, goofing off with friends, and making art. He studied hard enough to attend Fordham University in the Bronx, where he reveled in New York City's art and history. He met his future wife, graduated, then moved back to Ohio for a few years. Here he had his first art studio, managed an apartment complex, and studied more art and history. He moved back to NY and took work in the Brooklyn Museum's education department. Freelance cultural tours and art education followed, as did a wedding in 2009. Since that time, his art has focused on found-object collage, and he's enjoyed scattered art shows. Rich now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two young kids. He divides his time between family, doing his own artwork, and planning creative tours for his company, Gotham SideWalks.

What we'll do

Join the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club for a stroll along our shoreline and streets to view our quirky art and athletic scene, with a focus on the area’s history in honor of Battle Week and the 244th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. In a neighborhood once notorious for industrial pollution and the death of waterfront marine life, a vibrant renaissance and rebirth is underway with amazing public art. Local insider artist and Gowanus Dredger Rich Garr, First Aid and CPR certified and a NYC licensed tour guide who specializes in street art, collages together an art-centric walking tour of the streets around Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. Our narrated neighborhood tour will run rain or shine, departing from the Old Stone House, 336 Third Street, near R at Union Street or the F at 9th Street. Purchase Tickets (before 8am day of walk). A $19 contribution per person is requested to sustain the Dredgers programs or contact us for large group pricing. Heavy rain will cancel but if it's only a light drizzle and we'll still walk as that's a great opportunity to see live sewer overflows! There is a growing manufacturing, culinary and artistic creativity that the Gowanus Dredgers are helping to sustain and grow as the area is redeveloped in the near future. Gowanus has additional athletic options after the walk, including free canoeing.

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