SONYA Studio Stroll, Photography, Brunch, Street Painting

I can't believe I haven't written about it earlier -- one of my favorite events takes place this weekend!  The SONYA (South of the Navy Yard Artists) Studio Stroll, celebrating its 10th Anniversary,  allows people to visit the studios and homes of local artists.  I think I've purchased something every year- it's nice to watch my apartment fill up with local artistic pieces. scan10001

As part of the Stroll, the Fort Greene Photography Organization will be holding a show at Gnarley Vines on Myrtle Avenue.


Download the Stroll map online at the SONYA site.

Several Myrtle Ave restaurants will also be offering a 10% discount on brunch to those with a Stroll map (Anima, Five Spot, La Stalla, Square Root and Tamboril).

And finally, Livable Streets Education is organizing a community mural event called Paint the Pavement, taking place on Edwards Street between Myrtle and Park.  More information:

What: Paint the Pavement - Parents, students and volunteers will be painting a mural on the street in front of their school!

When: Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 51 St Edwards Street between Myrtle and Park Avenues in Brooklyn

Cost: Free!

About Paint the Pavement

Paint the Pavement is a community mural project that is part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program, an initiative to invigorate the City's streetscapes with engaging temporary art installations. For this project, students will use the actual street surface in front of the school as their canvas. The mural in front of the school will serve as public art as well as a conduit for bringing together the community to mark the school zone. Ellie Balk, a local muralist and SONYA artist, has worked with Community Roots Charter School (CRCS) art teacher Leslie Elvin to take the CRCS second grade students’ ideas and weave them together into a colorful “kaleidoscope”— a multi-colored abstract map of the immediate area —drawn in temporary materials. Partners

This project is part of DOT’s Urban Art/Arterventions program and is a collaboration between CRCS, PS 67, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and New York Cares, and is sponsored by Livable Streets Education.

Let's hope the rain stays away!