Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome Park(ing) Day to DC!

Listen up Washingtonians! Tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 18th) is DC's first ever Park(ing) Day from 11am to 9pm.
Parking(ing) Day will take place at local garden shop Garden District (located on 14th and S street NW)
DC's very first Park(ing) Day is the brain child of ReadySetDC and Bloomingdale blogger of F1rst-n-R, Brandon Schmittling.
Park(ing) Day will turn a portion of the lot at Garden District into a park for a day. Come by with friends and pets and enjoy music, games and refreshments.
Park(ing) Day was founded in San Francisco by Rebar an art and design collective.
What is a Park(ing) Day you ask?
Well it's an annual global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to transform metered parking spots into Park(ing) spaces aka temporary public parks.
Park(ing) Day was created to rethink what we use urban spaces for.
Check out the Park(ing) Day website for more information.

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