Beyond Memorial: Artist-Guided Site Walk with Immanuel Oni

Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Image: Youth group conducting site tour and reclaiming space via water ritual at Rockaway Ave. 3 Train stop on Rockaway Ave. and Livonia Ave, Brownsville, BK.

Join us on October 11th for a guided walking tour of Beyond Memorial led by Immanuel Oni

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm: Brownsville, Brooklyn; meet at the Rockaway Ave 3 Train Station Click here for Google Map directions.

Join us on Wednesday, October 11th for a guided walking tour of Beyond Memorial street light prototypes installed in Brownsville, Brooklyn, led by 2023 Engaging Artists Commission Artist Immanuel Oni and youth participants from participatory workshops at the Brownsville Community Justice Center (BCJC).

The walking tour will be followed by an outdoor film screening hosted by BCJC which reanimates a former movie theater, The Pitkin, that was once a community hub. The outdoor screening takes place where the Pitkin roughly stood, and is meant to prefigure a movie theater experience for the Brownsville community which otherwise has none.

We will meet for the walking tour at 6pm at the Rockaway Avenue 3 Station. At 7:30pm, we will join the outdoor screening of “Evolution of Hip Hop: New York State of Mind” (run time: 47 minutes) hosted by the BCJC with an introduction to the project by Oni, at the intersection of Pitkin Avenue and Junius Street. The screening will have seating and complimentary popcorn.  

Click here to learn more about Beyond Memorial and Oni’s practice.

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