Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Enjoy our free workshops and public art while shopping for fresh produce at GrowNYC's Greenmarkets. Bring your family and stay a while - we've got the accommodations!

We are very excited to announce that our One Stop Family Pop Up will be appearing at GrowNYC's Brooklyn Greenmarkets on August 8th and 11th!



August 8th
From 10:00am- 2:00pm
Scrapbooking workshop - Enjoy creating a beautiful custom-made scrapbook. Bring your precious photographs and background decor, or add your favorite photos later. 

Guest artist, Ayaka Kobayashi

Prospect Park West at 15th Street, Brooklyn [map]
(Green Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Ayaka Kobayashi
 is the Founder of be.COLORful – NYC Scrapbooking – 



August 11th
From 11:00am-3:00pm  The event was cancelled from heavy storm weather
“POKETTO”, a participatory public art installation - "If you could find anything you wished in a pocket, what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave it in a pocket. Read what others said.”
Bring POCKETS from your precious old clothes to add to the installation.

Guest artist, Hiromi Niizeki
On plaza at Court St and Montague St, Brooklyn [map]
(Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  
Hiromi asks people to stop for a short time and think about what is important to them and why. Participants may respond to the question by drawing, writing and/or creating small pieces of art work to leave in the pockets. 




Niizeki Hiromi: Niizeki has exhibited her work both domestically and internationally at many prominent art institutions which include The National Museum of Art in Johannesburg, South Africa; Palo Alto Junior Museum, Palo Alto, CA; Memorial Art Gallery, The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Highways Performance and Arts, Los Angeles, CA; Cave, Brooklyn, NY; and La Foret Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Her mixed media installations, sculptural objects, and assemblages embody her interest in exploring the use of various types of existing and handmade papers. Her work is widely known and exists among a number of high profile collections. She has received critical acclaim by art critics such as Holland Cotter of The New York Times, Stuart Ferguson of the Wall Street Journal, and Jane Ingram Allen for Sculpture Magazine. She has participated in a number of Arts Residencies which include Clock Tower Gallery/PS1 Contemporary Art Center, N.Y. and Governors Island Studio Program at the Children's Museum of the Arts, New York. Niizeki resides and works in Astoria, Queens, since 1988.  www.niizekihiromi.com


Both workshops will be flanked by our One Stop accommodations: A private and hygenic lactation space, a diaper changing and potette area, stroller parking, and a play space. We also provide smaller chairs for children to participate in workshops.

If you are interested in having us at a NYC event near you, contact us at 1stopfamilypopup@gmail.com.


We appreciate GrowNYC's collaboration. One Stop Family Pop Up is supported by Citizens Committee for NYC, and New York Foundation for the Arts.




Saturday, July 21, 2018

1 Stop Family Pop Up @ Lower West Side!

Hi! We enjoyed a beautiful Saturday at the Chelsea Block Party put on by Infirnity
on 26thstreet, between 9 and 10thAvenue. Thank you, Lisa!

Left is guest artist Yoko’s tent. Right is a lactation space and diaper changing table. A play yard is located between the tents.
Inside the lactation tent, there are chairs, stools, hand pumps, pumping bags, breast pads, a nursing Boppy pillow, ice and a cooler bag to store pumped milk, nipple cream, a nursing cover, and more! Women can feel welcome to nurse or pump in this private, sanitary, (quieter) location.


On the other side of the lactation space, there is a diaper changing table stocked with supplies (and clothes in case of accidents), as well as a potette for older children who are potty training.

The stroller parking area is pictured here.

This is our guest artist, Yoko! The man behind Yoko is her son, Daigo. In the workshop Yoko proposed and led, participants created reusable wraps made with cotton cloth and beeswax. These wraps are used as an eco-friendly alternative to zip lock bags, plastic wrap, or tinfoil to preserve and store food.
Participants picked a favorite cloth pattern.  Yoko then dipped it in melted beeswax.
After the wax cooled, participants shaved the wax to flatten the wraps. 
Daigo supported his mother, Yoko, explaining how participants could recreate the process at home.
Rica recruited passersbys to Yoko’s workshop, explaining what she was doing, how, and why.
Many families utilized the diaper-changing table, including moms, grandmothers, and fathers.
Can you see the outline of a mom breastfeeding inside the tent?

Another mom was changing a diaper outside; the two are kept separate for sanitary and privacy reasons, as we have men change diapers as well. A volunteer high school student was sitting outside to  monitor the tent and answer questions.
 

Christine, who brought her four month old baby to the event, and a pregnant woman and her friend talk in front of the lactation tent.
Thanks to Yoko for the amazing workshop!

Guest artist: Yoko Fukuda
Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Wrap
Yoko Fukuda was born in Japan. She is a mother artist whose life was inspired and improved by art. She lives with her husband, son and daughter in NY since 1995. Her project promotes using sustainable items for daily life, such as this eco-friendly beeswax wrap. 



Yoko’s contact: elephant.zousan @ gmail.com

If you're interested in having us at a NYC event near you, please contact us at 1stopfamilypopup@gmail.com.

One Stop Family Pop Up is supported by Citizens Committee for NYC, and New York Foundation for the Arts.




Monday, July 9, 2018

Join the community event this weekend in LWS!

We are very excited to announce that our One Stop Family Pop Up will appear this weekend at a community event hosted by Infirnity:

Infirnity Community Block Party

July 14th, 12-6pm  Rain or Shine 

26th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues 

The event will have food, music, inflatables, games, arts/crafts etc. 

 

Please drop by if you will be in the area and enjoy a community event made family friendly by our accommodations! (Our two tents will finish at 5pm.)


We would love to introduce our first guest mother artist, Yoko.
She will present a "Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Wrap" workshop.

Living with sustainable material
Reusable beeswax wraps provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap.
Making beeswax fabric wrap at home is a rewarding project, and a great way to use up scraps of old cotton fabric.
We can use recycled baby dress shirts and crib bed sheets to give them new life.
The wraps adhere to a cup, a bowl or can be used to wrap up a sandwich and left over food.
You can use a baby dress, shirts, etc. that represent your special memories. If you don't want to throw them away, this is a great way to give them new life!


Let’s end plastic pollution! We hope to see you there.


If you're interested in having us at a NYC event near you, contact us at 1stopfamilypopup@gmail.com

One Stop Family Pop Up is supported by Citizens Committee for NYC, and New York Foundation for the Arts.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Shopping at Materials For The Arts


Alongside our accommodations, we also host a workshop for families at each event.  We are excited to announce that we have now selected our guest artists from our open call!

We arranged a trip to the Materials For The Arts  for three of our guest artists last week.


The materials they picked up will be used in their One Stop Family Pop Up workshops, free to the public.
 
We were very excited to receive these supplies at no cost!

Thanks to all of the donors and Materials For The Arts for supporting artists’ projects around NYC!
Gina Verdi, One Stop Family Pop Up guest artist: "I was focusing on flexible, shiny, and transparent items. I also got practical items: a box, some clothesline, some big envelopes with clear windows, etc for setup/directions."
"Here are the phone cases I got at MFTA. They are flexible plastic. My plan is to have people cut off the edges of the cases to make a flat piece and use them in the sensory gel bags. "
 We hope you get to join one of our workshops soon!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1 Stop Family Pop Up @ Ditmars Park!

We had beautiful weather and a great turnout of over 200 people for our event.
Many thanks to Friends of Ditmars Park for having us!




We offered a lactation space, diaper changing station and potette, stroller parking, play area, priority rest area, and interactive art related to pregnancy/families!


Moms enjoyed our private space and quiet time inside the lactation tent.








 Thank you Mike Moreno of The Friends of Ditmars Park!IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT...






Friday, June 8, 2018

Join our debut this weekend in Ditmars Park, Astoria!

We are very excited to announce that our One Stop Family Pop Up will debut this weekend at the Friends of Ditmars Park Astoria Day Festival!

June 9th, 10am-2pm

Ditmars Park

Steinway Street, between Ditmars Blvd and 23rd Ave.

 

Please drop by if you will be in the area.

Enjoy a community event made family friendly by our accommodations!


If you're interested in having us at a NYC event near you, please contact us at 1stopfamilypopup@gmail.com

One Stop Family Pop Up is supported by Friends Of Ditmars Park, Citizens Committee for NYC, and New York Foundation for the Arts.

 





Thursday, May 17, 2018

Open Call: Artists for an Artst's Tent!

we are pleased to announce this Open Call!
Artists for an Artist's Tent.

We are the One Stop Family Pop Up! Our aim is to help families access and enjoy outdoor events while raising children by providing two tents in public spaces: 1). An artist’s tent that invites community members to engage in interactive art workshops related to family, and 2). A lactation tent + a diaper changing station + priority rest & play area + an information table – accommodations that all families need but are not yet provided in our community. Our awareness initiatives celebrate maternal health and serve to improve access for pregnant women and parents.

Your proposal should have:
Your name
Your website/SNS account name
An explanation of your interactive art workshop idea(s) in a one-two page proposal. Please describe your:
A: Workshop or interactive public art.
B: Art show
You may hold either A (workshop or interactive public art), B (an art show), or both A and B.
Tent dimensions are 10 x 10 feet. You will be supplied with a table, chairs and tarp wall if needed.

Proposals are due: May 31 at 11:59pm, 2018. Please email your proposals to 1stopfamilypopup@gmail.com.

One Stop Family Pop Ups will be held four times from about 1:00-4:00PM on Saturdays or Sundays during June – September, rain or shine. Planned locations include Astoria Park and Socrates Park, in Queens; a street festival in LES of Manhattan; and Boogie On The Boulevard, in the Bronx. As specific dates are still TBA, we will match you to an available date and location.

Each participating artist will be awarded $125 for their participation and $100 for material costs for a total of $225. Selected artists are able to access and shop for free materials at The Materials For The Arts during June-September. Each artist is responsible for the design and implementation of their agreed-upon project.

To aid you in brainstorming and proposing applicable concepts, please take a look at our previous activities at:


Please feel free to email us with any questions at 1stopfamilypopup@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!
One Stop Family Pop Up


The project is supported by Citizens Committee for NYC, and New York Foundation for the Arts.








Enjoy our free workshops and public art while shopping for fresh produce at GrowNYC's Greenmarkets. Bring your family and stay a while - we've got the accommodations!

We are very excited to announce that our One Stop Family Pop Up will be appearing at GrowNYC's Brooklyn Greenmarkets on August 8 th  an...