Mindy indy is participating in another fun-filled event this Saturday! I'll be teaching people of all ages how to draw comics at The Stoop 2012 in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn this Saturday August 11th from 2-7pm. The Stoop will feature live performances, DJs, games, activities, interactive arts stations, live art and many prizes, such as DJ101 class courtesy of Scratch DJ Academy, several fitness classes courtesy of Triomph Fitness, Health & Wellness, Dance Class passes from Mark Morris Dance Co., Hair care products from Doris of NY, passes to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and more.
The Stoop is brought to you by an awesome group called FOKUS (Fighting Obstacles Knowing Ultimate Success). Atiba Edwards started the group at the college I went to (University of Michigan) and I did a few events with the group back in the day - I did caricatures of people in U of M's diag. Years passed, we fell out of touch (as happens with college peeps), and one day Atiba walks into the art supply store I work at in Brooklyn! It's so random and great to reconnect with people like that! Glad to be involved with FOKUS again.
Here's more about the event:
For the fifth year in a row, FOKUS will present The Stoop, a celebration of art, music and life. This fun and free event will be held on August 11, 2012 in Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Ave and N. Portland Ave) in Brooklyn, NY from 2-7pm and is designed for folks of all ages!
Stoops are known for being a place for people to gather, relax, share stories and have a good time. This event mimics that by bringing together artists and the community into one space for a fun celebration in the park.
If you are interested in being a STOOP 2012 volunteer, please contact Atiba T. Edwards, The Stoop program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stoop 2012: A Free Celebration of Arts, Music and Life August 11, 2012 from 2pm - 7pm Ft. Greene Park Myrtle Ave between N. Portland Ave and Washington Park (300 Myrtle Ave - if an address is needed for GPS) Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Music all day by: DJ Polarity
Performances by: ScienZe Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band Ayodele Alli Nyendo Arts
Interactive Art Stations: Vinyl Artwork w/ Scratch DJ Academy Live Mural w/ Xmental Inc. Cooking Demo w/ Myrtle Eats Fresh Comic Design w/ Mindy Steffen Terracotta Pot Painting w/ Anna The Bumble Bee of FOKUS HIP-HOP Jeopardy w/ FOKUS Cru T-Shirt Design w/ FOKUS Cru
Games & Activities: Obstacle Course w/ MAChO Bean-Bag Toss Tournament Tug-Of-War Egg Race Hula Hoops OGO Sport Games Connect 4 and other Board Game Tournaments & MORE
via Bus B54 to Myrtle Ave-N. Portland B57 / B62 / B69 to Park Ave-N Portland St.
via Car Take Flatbush Ave Extension and turn right onto Myrtle Ave Take Vanderbilt Ave and turn left onto Myrtle Ave From Manhattan Bridge: Continue onto Flatbush Extension then turn left onto Myrtle Ave. From Brooklyn Bridge: Turn left onto Tillary St then turn right onto Flatbush Ext. and turn left onto Myrtle Ave