Get Ready for a Summer of Free Public Programming at Myrtle Avenue Plaza

Photo by Anthony Huntington


Brooklynites can get out and enjoy another new public space this summer with a roster of free public programs sponsored by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.

The season of events, dubbed ‘Move on Myrtle,’ kicks off on Thursday, June 21 with a day of music and an official ribbon cutting for the long-awaited Myrtle Avenue Plaza.

myrtle avenue plaza

Photo by Anthony Huntington

Construction on the 25,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza broke ground in 2014 after years of planning. Now completed, the four-block long public space includes 50 benches and tables, trees and plantings.

There’s also a permanent public art installation, ‘I Ought To’ by Matthew Geller. The massive canopy of steel and glass is meant to evoke a 19th century manhole cover. Loungers can take a seat on perches incorporated into the work and enjoy the glow from the colored glass above.

While the ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 4 p.m., there’s a whole day of events to enjoy on the 21st. There’s yoga at 7 a.m and live music with Make Music New York starting at Noon and going until 7 p.m.

myrtle avenue plaza

Photo by Matthew Geller

After that it’s a busy summer of events designed to keep residents moving. Mondays are focused on fitness with yoga and boot camp classes, Tuesday are kid friendly with sing-alongs and other fun and Wednesdays are musical with afternoon and evening concerts.

Brownstoner is a media sponsor for this event. For more information on the ribbon cutting and the full schedule of summer events, click here.

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