Hunts Point: Public Art, Print Day in May, POINT Town Hall
Led By Carey Clark, Visual Arts Director AND Victor Davila
This guided walk will focus on public art and environmental justice in Hunts Point in the South Bronx, the city’s heart of manufacturing and food distribution, a hub of arts and activism, and the birthplace of hip-hop. The tour explores how industry, community, and nature intersect to fuse art, environmental, and social justice in an inner-city neighborhood. While we celebrate Jane Jacobs, we partake in another international action day – Print Day in May , with a workshop hosted by artist Tammy Wofsey, and the meta local Annual POINT Town Hall, a forum to inform our neighbors and partners about our campaigns to combat environmental and social injustices.
This walk is about 2 miles long and a very leisurely 2 hours. There are some hills involved and part of the pathway is rough industrial landscape. We end up back at THE POINT’s main location where Jane’s Walkers are invited to participate in a printmaking workshop with Artist Tammy Wofsey and THE POINT’s annual Town Hall, which, as described, is a forum for all THE POINT’s environmental and social justice campaigns. THE POINT is located 3 blocks away from the 6 Train (Hunts Point Station). At the moment it is more harrowing than usual with added construction on the Bruckner Expressway under which one has to walk to get to the Hunts Point Peninsula. CitiBike is prevalent in the neighborhood.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.