The date this year is a little bit later because of work being done on Pearl Road, but expect another great year of fun in Downtown Old Brooklyn!
For inquiries about the event contact Jayme at 216-459-1000
Want to be a vendor? Contact Lisa Nemeth at 216-570-8201
Be sure to check out more of the pictures of the Pop UP Skatepark on Flickr
I just want to thank all of the volunteers, sponsors, partners, and staff that helped make Pop UP Pearl 2012 a huge success. It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful the Old Brooklyn neighborhood is, and we saw last Saturday once again how great a neighborhood I live and work in.
Pop UP Pearl by the numbers:
1050 – Feet of Straw Wattles
Over 300 – Feet of Astroturf
100 – Square Feet of Sod
20 – Trees and Shrubs
19 – Planter Boxes
40 – Flower Baskets
5 – Cans of Spray Chalk
7 – Rolls of White Duct Tape for Temporary Crosswalks
18 – Food Vendors
15 – Music and Dance acts
66 – Arts, Crafts, & Non-Profit Vendors
Over 500 - Cyclists via Pedal for Prizes
Over 2500 – Visitors throughout the day (estimate)
May 19th really is a great day to be on a bicycle, so why not keep it going with a ride that night?
Century Cycles is putting the old-fashioned slumber party on two wheels for its 3rd Annual Pajama Party Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula (1621 Main Street/Route 303). More info.
And remember that Old Brooklyn is a great launching point for this event, what with excellent access to the Towpath Trailhead on Harvard Rd. and all…
Here is a simple plan for the day -
- Wake UP!
- Get bike, helmet, and lights ready
- Ride through Downtown Old Brooklyn on way to Loew Park (Pedal for Prizes)
- Enjoy an afternoon at local Old Brooklyn businesses and enjoy Pop UP Pearl in the heart of Old Brooklyn
- Enter into a raffle that could get you a brand new bike + lots of other great prizes
- Finish out the day relaxing and eating great food at Pop UP Pearl
- Turn on the lights on the bike and head for the the Towpath Trail
- Arrive in Peninsula for the Pajama Party Night Ride
- Head home tired and rejuvenated by a wonderful day
Today is the last Monday before Pop UP Pearl so of course we are busy busy bees. On Saturday we cleaned up the Pop UP Shop at the Cavana Building to prep it for all the great vendors that will be selling their goodies. We also weeded and cleaned up the planter boxes on the west side of Pearl between Broadview and Memphis, and planted lots of great flowers that were from our partner the Old Brooklyn Greenhouse.
The straw wattles get delivered tomorrow to our sponsor Fred’s Breads across the street. Not sure what straw wattles are? Check out the photo below to see what Better Blocks Philly used them for! Temporary curbing!
Come join us for the cleanup and planting tomorrow, Saturday May 12th at 1 PM!
We will be meeting at the former Arby’s parking lot at 1 pm and cleaning the windows and vacuuming out the Pop UP Shop located in the Cavana Building at 4193 Pearl as well as planting flowers in the planter boxes along the west side of Pearl.
Not sure which planter boxes are being spruced up? It is these ones! Hope to see you there!
Thanks to Old Brooklyn’s own Rakauskas Architecture, and especially Whitney Hasman, for donating time and hard work to design the Pop UP Pearl streetscape, including creating the base map that is going out to 36,000 households as part of the Old Brooklyn Quarterly.