Join us for a special edition of Bronx Lab in conjunction with a tree giveaway sponsored by New York Restoration Project. Join us for a range of green inspired programming below:
11am: Screening of The Apple Pushers (Northwest 2nd floor)
12pm: "Lettuce Liberate" workshop with the BLK ProjeK (Lobby)
12-2pm: Tree giveaway (Garden between the North and South wing of the Museum)
The BLK ProjeK seeks to address food justice and economic development by harnessing the local, good food movement and creating small business and career opportunities for underserved women and youth of color. Through culturally relevant education, beautification of public spaces, urban gardening and community programming we create easily accessible resources and enrich the lives of women who are routinely overlooked and overburdened yet serve an important and critical role in the larger fabric of society.We will strengthen overall mental and public health, create viable pathways out of poverty, support local growers thereby elevating the collective self esteem of the larger communities we live in.
The Apple Pushers, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Edward Norton, and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, follows immigrant street vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into poorer neighborhoods of New York where finding a fresh red ripe apple can be a serious challenge.
Bronx Lab is a test site for new ideas at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, engaging audiences in meaningful discussions about contemporary culture. Bronx Lab serves as a center axis connecting education and curatorial initiatives, exploring the past, present, and future of the Bronx. Using exhibitions, public programming, social media, as well as hands-on activities, participants in Bronx Lab explore critical views of our borough’s culture.