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Jun 08

13th Annual SONYA Studio Stroll!

Hola hola! When I first moved to the neighborhood, I heard about SONYA (South of the Navy Yard Artists) and checked out the studio stroll that year and had a great time! Stop by this weekend (it’s going to be goregous!) and check out the artwork by the amazing artists in this year’s 13th Annual SONYA Studio Stroll on Saturday June 9th & Sunday, June 10th from 12PM- 6PM both days, rain or shine. Of course, it’s free and open to the public. The studio stroll takes place throughout the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout and Bed-Stuy neighborhoods so check out the site for more information, down load maps, preview artists page, etc.!

Other related SONYA Studio Stroll events I recommend are:

* Friday, June 8th! Come out to play and make art with SONYArtists from 3PM - 6PM at the Putman Triangle on Fulton Ave.! FREE! Featuring hands-on mosaic making, comic Illustration/storyboard, watercolor painting, urban landscape drawing, sculpture and more!

*SONYA Prelude Exhibition at The Alumni Room Gallery at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Ave.. The exhibition is up during the stroll and the closing receptions on Sunday, June 10th, 6:30PM - 9PM

*Check out more of SONYArtist’s work as you stroll down Myrtle Ave. Join the SONYArtists for a guided tour on June 21st. The tour begins at Connecticut Muffin (423 Myrtle Ave.) at 7PM, and closes with a reception and party at The Emerson (561 Myrtle Ave.) in conjunction with the SONYA Social.

Jun 14

Meet Najva Sol, the GO Neighborhood Coordinator for Crown Heights and Bed Stuy.  Najva is another one who knocked our socks off during her interview.  She’s got more than a strong understanding of her neighborhood and she’s a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and experience curator; check out her collective, the Lowbrow Society for the Arts. While Najva is all over the interwebs thing, she’s a firm believer that working on the ground is where it’s at and that was something that impressed us.  In her own words…

I’ve lived in the area for 3 months, but I have been staying with friends here for over a year- I was working in DC but I’d stay for a week of every month!

You’ll find me hanging out at Imhotep Health Foods, obsessing over the curried pumpkin. Or picking up stacks of books at the Brower Park Library. If it’s sunny, I’ll be sneaking a swim at the (highly under-rated) Kosciusko Pool!

I’ll never move from the neighborhood because the Central Brooklyn CSA, a library branch, a community garden, and a park are all within a block from me. Not to mention a bunch of creative energy and the people here say hello when they see me!