The Montague Street Business Improvement District (Montague BID) will unveil Montague Street Blooms, a 6-foot tall pop up flower park installation on Saturday, May 13 at 12pm. The pop up park created by artist Piera Bonerba, owner of Le Meraviglie Art Studio, 108 Montague Street, and artist Emanuele Simonelli, will bloom during Open Streets on Montague every Saturday in May, June and July (except June 10), from 12-6pm on Montague Street between Henry and Hicks Streets in Brooklyn Heights.
“Montague Street Blooms embraces a spatial range of color, texture, shadows, and perspective,” said creator and artist Piera Bonerba. “It is intended to be looked at, dreamt over, and walked through, enticing the passerby with the opportunity to escape momentarily into a magical, if temporary, landscape to enjoy the public open space.”
Made predominantly of upcycled and found materials, with a footprint of approximately 700 square feet, the brightly handcrafted pop up will be installed only on Saturdays during Open Streets on Montague.
“New York City’s Open Streets program, designed by the Department of Transportation, transforms streets into car free public space to promote economic development and support local businesses, and provide new ways for New Yorkers to build community and experience culture,” said Kate Chura, executive director, Montague Street BID.
“Montague Street has welcomed so many new businesses over the past few years, including L’Appartement 4F, Books are Magic, and Din Soup Dumplings, and we hope that Montague Blooms gives New Yorkers and visitors to the city another reason to visit and shop, dine and explore the businesses on Montague Street. Plus, it’s a great place to create good content and take a selfie.”
Other activities planned during Open Streets on Montague this season include complimentary photos for Mother’s Day, a craft trunk show, dance classes for kids and adults, FAD pop up market, a day for dogs, poetry readings, music, entertainment and more. For the Open Streets on Montague schedule visit montaguebid.com or follow @montaguebid on Instagram and Facebook.