Spring into the Plazas

Concluding the event series in Bliss Plaza (with 2 events in Lowery Plaza on June 18th and June 21st), Spring into the Plazas will have one more month of activities ranging from a pop-up library, art workshop, chess fest, and fitness day. Check it out before the series ends!



June in Bliss Plaza Activity Description
Friday, June 3 12pm-3pm Uni Project: Pop-up library The Uni Project will provide a mini-library full of activities for kids of all ages. ​
Friday, June 10 12pm-2pm Kids Art Workshop: Make Moss Paint!  Have you ever observed moss growing on a wall? Participants will help stir up a moss paint recipe and learn
how to create a template for their own design!
Friday, June 17 12pm-3pm Chess Fest The Large Chess Board will return once more, with many more chess boards and players of all levels. 
Saturday, June 18 10am-12pm [Lowery Plaza] Fitness Day Organizations including Punk Rope and Suryaside Yoga will set up free activities for those wanting to participate in group fitness.
Tuesday, June 21 4pm-7pm [Lowery Plaza] Make Music NY As part of Make Music NY, Sunnyside Shines will present a world premiere of the hip-hopera: "A Sunnyside Mixtape".
Friday, June 24 12pm-3pm Uni Project: Pop-up library The Uni Project will provide a mini-library full of activities for kids of all ages.



Cevan Castle, local artist and landscape designer, will be providing free, drop-in art workshops for kids and the young at heart, making spring art out of simple household materials. Sunnyside Shines is also partnering with the Uni Project to provide pop-up libraries to help get young children enthused about reading and share in the excitement of reading together. On Tuesday, June 21 from 4pm-5pm and 6pm-7pm, Sunnyside Shines will participate in Make Music New York to present a world premiere of the show “A Sunnyside Mixtape,” written specifically for Spring Into the Plazas produced by Rebecca Crigler and the WT Theater Company.  Check back for more programming as it is announced!

Local businesses who provided beverages in this free series include:


Thank you to Materials for the Arts for donating supplies used in our Kids Art Workshops. 

Thank you to NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer for allocating funding from the Neighborhood Development Grant Initiative for this new series!