The Connective Project

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Reprise @ Pioneer Works

Join Pioneer Works and the Prospect Park Alliance during August’s Second Sundays to view 30 pinwheel finalists from The Connective Project and to participate in a workshop to make your own pinwheel.

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The Connective Project

Prospect Park’s 150th Anniversary provides a momentous opportunity to come together as a community and show that collectively we can create something beautiful.

Select submitted works from the public, artists, and Brooklyn notables have been printed and transformed into thousands of pinwheels extending across the Rose Garden, a hidden gem in the Park’s northeast corner that the Alliance plans to restore in the coming years. These moving expressions form a dynamic, engaging and ever-growing display worthy of the Park’s 150th.

7,000 Pinwheels

Pinwheels were crafted onsite through a herculean effort by Brooklyn’s own Misnomer Dance Theater.

Vantage Points

The elevated bridge adds a unique and fully accessible experience for all attendees. Suchi Reddy’s vision called for unique experiences and perspectives throughout the installation.

Custom Printed Pinwheels

Over 1,000 of the pinwheels on display have been printed with imagery and verse from artists, the public, kids, and Brooklyn notables, all provided through the generous support of GSB Digital.

Prints Available

Cultural Partner Brooklyn Museum offered limited edition signed prints of works submitted by the top selected artists at their newly overhauled gift shop. Contact connective@wearearea4.com for information on available prints.

When the Breeze Blows

A truly enchanting experience presents itself when the wind starts blowing.  A must see at the Rose Garden.

Prospect Park's 150th

Since it first opened to the public in 1867, Prospect Park has been a cherished green space in the heart of Brooklyn for millions of community members each year. In celebration of this milestone year, Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains the Park in partnership with the City, is hosting a full season of special events and performances in Brooklyn’s Backyard.

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Rose Garden Restoration

Prospect Park Alliance is working with Hester Street Collaborative, a non-profit organization focused on improving the physical environment in underserved NYC neighborhoods, to engage the community in the future vision for the Rose Garden—the first step in the Alliance’s plans to restore this landscape in the Park’s northeast corner. The Alliance is looking to gather input from a wide variety of communities that border the Park and use the Park regularly. Over the course of the summer and fall, the Alliance and Hester Street Collaborative will be reaching out to the community in a variety of settings to help determine the future design of this space. To kick off the community engagement process, Prospect Park Alliance and Hester Street Collaborative are hosting a Community Design Workshop on June 10.

This community engagement phase is made possible through the generous support of The Altman Foundation.

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Prospect Park Alliance

Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park, “Brooklyn’s Backyard,” in partnership with the City. The Alliance provides a majority of the staff and resources that keep the Park green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home.

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