We recognize that it is important to acknowledge everyone’s rights to occupy and access public space, especially those who are vulnerable to racial injustice and discrimination. It is vital to ensure the accessibility, safety, and inclusion to all residents of our community, while ensuring that local voices are uplifted effectively. As we stand in solidarity, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Concrete Connection mural project, an initiative that celebrates local residents with the South Bronx and their access to public park spaces.
Concrete Connection is a proposed art intervention at a busy intersection in the South Bronx. It seeks to create a visual connection to and thereby increase awareness of the neighboring Bronx River Greenway parks. The proposed artwork will depict community members of the Southern Boulevard neighborhood engaging in park activities in a series of largescale portraits displayed as a mural near the Westchester Avenue entrance at Concrete Plant Park part of the Bronx River Greenway. In collaboration with Interboro Partners, New York City artist Richard Chance will develop the resident portraits, encouraging passerby to explore the nearby park space.
Here’s how to participate:
1. Think of something you love to do at Concrete Plant Park.
2. Take a picture of you doing this activity with your face towards the camera.
3. Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, age, zip code, and a short description of your activity.
4. See yourself in a beautiful mural created by artist Richard Chance at the Westchester Avenue entrance of Concrete Plant Park!
Check out Richard’s amazing artwork here! Interact with us on social media using the hashtag #ConcreteConnectionMural.