Event Date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Event Info
Contact Phone or Email: 
(212) 343-0460
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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The IDEAS CITY Festival is a four-day event culminating on Saturday May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with an innovative public outdoor StreetFest occupying the streets around the New Museum, Sara D. Roosevelt Park and the Bowery, Stanton, Rivington, and Chrystie Streets. Scores of vendors, inventors, small business owners, entrepreneurs, ecologists, and food vendors will share their products and concepts demonstrating the value of untapped creative capital.

IDEAS CITY StreetFest will also include family activities for all ages, including interactive games, communal arts and crafts projects, and concerts, among the hundreds of participatory projects. Enjoy a puppet show about the subway system, participate in a musical performance with recycled instruments, or paint a mural of the New York City skyline. Some other family friendly highlights include:

New Museum: First Saturday for Families

10:00 AM–12:00 P.M.

New Museum Sky Room, 235 Bowery

Join us in exploring the untapped capital of the Bowery as we recreate the skyline and landscape of the Museum’s surrounding neighborhoods. Audiences will be asked to contribute their visions for a future Bowery in a series of collectively produced large-scale drawings. For children and young adults four to fifteen years old.


Bash the Trash Environmental Art LLC: Sustainable City Sounds

StreetFest: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Bash the Trash builds, performs, and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials in a perfect mix of science, sound, and the environment!


Community-Word Project: Community Paint Day

StreetFest: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Community-Word Project invites kids of all ages to collaborate with the public school students we serve in painting murals.


HOWL! Arts Inc.: Kids Art Around the Park

StreetFest: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Kids Art Around the Park carpets the festival with drawing paper, crayons, and pens, calling on young artists to produce art from the heart.  With washable markers, crayons, chalk, and paint, the event offers young “taggers” limitless opportunities for free expression. For talented scribblers, show-offs, and pint-sized Picassos.


Sara D. Roosevelt Park & The Bowery
Chrystie Street Between Canal and East Houston
New York , NY
Phone: (212) 343-0460
40° 43' 18.804" N, 73° 59' 8.0124" W
New York
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