Expo Gowanus

Saturday, May 19, 11am-3:00pm

Thomas Greene Park, 3rd Avenue between Douglass Street and Degraw Street

Visit over 30 activity stations at this community festival with environmentally-themed art, science, and maker activities.

Make art with recycled materials; step with the Gowanus Wildcats drill team; see live creatures from the Gowanus Canal; learn to knit, weave and dye; climb with the Brooklyn Boulders; skateboard with Homage, and so much more!

11:30am – Frilucha
An all-female, Brooklyn-based band playing a mix of blues, soul and jazz.

12:00pm – Gowanus Wildcats
An all-girl drill team (ages 6-21) that originated in 1970 in the Gowanus Houses Community Center led by founding member Renee Flowers.

12:30pm – SOFT, A Social Justice Performance-in-Progress
An excerpt of this theatrical work highlights the rich arts and culture history of Gowanus Public Housing artists, residents and community organizers.
Performed by: Theatre of the Liberated & Making Gowanus (debuted at BRIC in 2017)

1:00pm – Spoken Word by Ijaaza EL-Nuwaubun & Sweet Aminata
Ijaaza EL-Nuwaubun’s poetry is centered on political unfairness and historical awareness for the oppressed. Performing poet Sweet Aminata engages all five senses with her poetry and will feature her scrumptious “Cookie Poem.”

1:30pm – Plaza
This band of all-girls (ages 13-15) and all-around lovely humans play melodic rock and pop songs, mostly original material.
Plaza is a Brooklyn Music Factory touring band.

1:45pm – Environmental Justice Tour
A mini-tour with a vision for sustainable, just and equitable development in the Gowanus neighborhood and Brooklyn’s first Eco-District.
Tour led by: Fifth Avenue Committee’s (T3) Turning the Tide Environmental Justice Initiative. Meet at the T3 tent.

2:30pm – Hungry March Band and Parade
Throughout the day, make costumes and instruments out of up-cycled materials and join the celebratory marching band parade around the park!

Activities by: 350 Brooklyn, Artichoke Dance, Beam Center, Billion Oyster Project, Brooklyn Boulders, Brooklyn Microgrid, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, Brooklyn Urban Garden School, Carnival of Connectivity, Fifth Avenue Committee’s (T3) Turning the Tide Environmental Justice Initiative, Freshkills Park, Friends of Thomas Greene Park, FUREE, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Gowanus Dredgers, Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse – LES Ecology Center, Gowanus Souvenir Shop, Homage Skateboard Academy, KOKO NYC, MS 51, MS 88, MS 447, NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse, Textile Arts Center, Trellis, and more.

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Expo Gowanus Partners





Gowanus Souvenir Shop
Friends of Thomas Greene Park
NYC Council Member Brad Lander
NYC Council Member Stephen Levin


Boreum Hill Association
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Brooklyn / Troutbrook Company
Park Slope Civic Council

Additional Supporters

Carnival of Connectivity supported by