Happening Friday: Celebration of Clinton Street Commerce & Culture

Clinton Street Love Mon, 2015.

Clinton Street Love Mob, 2015.

For the second year in a row, several not-for-profit groups are coming together to show a little love for Clinton Street.

Clinton Street Fest is a “celebration of commerce and culture” on the commercial strip above Delancey Street. It takes place Friday afternoon.  Here’s more from the press release:

Featuring artists Raul Rios, Sally Young, Kerry Cox, Erin Sweeny, Bridget Bartolini, Priscilla Stadler, and dru k!d + Friends, the event will feature a walking tour of participating businesses, artist interventions in both active and vacant storefronts, popup installations, music, poetry, and performances. Expect activities such as City of Stories : A community story sharing workshop with Bridget Bartolini of Five Boro Story Project; an installation of Fragile City at Clinton Community Garden by artist Priscilla Stadler; and a Cake Walk with artist Erin Sweeny, outside of Santo Domingo Bakery. Participating businesses include long time establishments such as Socrates Hair Designs and Santo Domingo Bakery, as well as newcomers such as Paloma Rocket. Visitors will enjoy special discounts, tastings, and drink specials. The event will kick off with a welcome and walking tour starting at Donnybrook Bar, including words by LES poet Raul Rios. Clinton Street Fest will bring together a variety of stakeholders residents, visitors, artists, merchants, property owners, and prospective commercial tenants to strengthen, celebrate, and support small business survival on the LES. Participating artists hope to create and fuel conversations about the vibrant and ever changing commercial and cultural landscape of the area.

The event is being hosted by GOLES, ALBOR, FABNYC, and community activist Anna Adler. It takes place between 4-7 p.m. Here’s the Facebook invite.