Having been shuttered since 1997, the magnitude of Hinchcliffe’s restoration/reopening has commanded extensive coverage by both local and national media outlets. With all of the attention surrounding the project, we took a visit to the Paterson park.
On May 20, Flemington DIY will celebrate its nine year anniversary with a full-day party that includes a group bike ride, open art gallery viewing, music, screen printing and more.
Sussex County’s Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services (DASI) hosts the Rise Up! poetry group and provides support services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
“At the event last year we kind of left an open field in front of the bus by the food area. People started dancing in that field and, like, frolicking in the meadow at our Flower Power Flea Market. Then I saw someone was having a picnic and there were a bunch of dogs everywhere… it was so cool.”
“In 2003, I went to a music store on Sunset Boulevard. I picked up a couple things and then saw Bruce Springsteen’s Greatest Hits and I’m like, ‘Am I really gonna do this?’ I bought it and it wasn’t until I was 3,000 miles aways that I finally understood ‘Thunder Road.’”
“Regardless of who you are, or your skill-level, skateboarding is going to give you fulfillment and happiness. You’re gonna make friends, you’re not gonna be sitting on the couch on your phone, doing nothing.”
“I do sometimes wonder if the person or people who set the flags on fire realize what has become of the situation. As a result or somewhat of a result of their actions, it has truly motivated us to take the cause up, and to make things better for people who are affected by actions like that.”
“Let me tell you something, it’s not a lie when people talk about how the media can almost hypnotize you into thinking a certain way. The more dark and edgy content you watch, it starts to impact your own life, not just your interests.”
The free one-hour event will feature five powerful performances by female choreographers and an accessible movement workshop, all outdoors (rain or shine) at Riverview-Fisk Park in Jersey City on Match 8.
“I was like, I just really want to do a collage-based text where the lettering is different sizes. I started to collect different varieties of each letter because I wanted each of the players’ names to look like a ransom note.”
“Lots of locals eventually find their way in, even if it’s brief. Something finally gets them to walk through the door. A lot of times it’s the odd thing you pass while you take your kids to school or on the way to the train. ‘What the hell is in the window of this place now?’ It’s a Pee-wee Herman Doll. It’s a TV set. It’s a person. Things are always changing based on what’s happening in the space. You will come in at some point. It’s unavoidable.”
“It’s not hostility. [Male skaters] are more willing to really take their own space. And when you’re a non male-presenting person, you might not feel as comfortable doing that and asserting yourself to say, ‘Hey, my turn.’”