Green Corridor 182 / Corredor verde 182
A Park(ing) Day celebration of a healthier and vibrant community streetscape for learning featuring the WHEELS Student-led “Clean Air Green Corridor”
PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where communities, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into temporary parks, or parklets. The mission is to call attention to the importance of streetscapes for people, generate a dialogue about the benefits of public green space, and demonstrate how to equitably elevate the quality of urban life.
The Green Corridor 182 Park(ing) Day activation transforms the entire block between the school buildings of WHEELS and I.S. 143 to demonstrate the need for a healthier, safer and more engaging streetscape for learning and to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, landscape architects and planners. W. 182nd Street will become a green play street to promote community and environmental wellness to bring awareness of the elementary student-led initiative of a “Clean Air Green Corridor”. The event will set the stage as an Open Street model, with a pop-up park and educational / urban design related activities.
This event is in collaboration with WHEELS, Friends of WHEELS, American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter (ASLA-NY), NYC Public Design Commission, NYC Planning, American Planning Association New York (APA-NY), StreetLab, and CCNY Student ASLA chapter. This event is a recipient of the 2021 Park(ing) Day Grant from SPIN, Park(ing) Day and Better Block organizations (See announcement HERE)
If you would like to participate at any level – from securing materials, setting up, facilitating participatory activities or just being involved in the event on the day of, please sign up HERE or email [email protected]
CLICK HERE to visit the Park(ing) Day NYC website
We will be meeting every other week to plan and prepare for the big event. By signing up above, you will receive the meeting invites as well.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Executive Director, Diane Sferrazza Katz at [email protected]