Uni in Ft. Greene, meeting readers, beating the rain

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

On July 12, the Uni landed at Fowler Square Plaza to support a recently pedestrianized plaza and join “FAB Fridays,” a series of events organized by the Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB).

With a forecast of rain, we went into weather mode, deploying under tarps with one eye on the radar. Here’s our attitude about activating spaces like Fowler Square: better to get wet trying than to leave space empty. Phillip Kellogg of FAB shared that view, and he was a terrific host and partner.

When the hard rain finally came, the Uni was already loading out, but the evening entertainment was just loading in. The result was beautiful: the band decided to perform a cappella under umbrellas to a crowd that loved the effort.

Thanks to Uni volunteer Will Brockett, Uni installer Peter Zweifel, and all FAB staff. Photos below.

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Channel 12 was on the scene and covered the event.

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Uni volunteer Will reads with a patron.

The Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

Leslie talking shop with FDNY about their installation to teach fire safety. The custom-made rig folds up for transport.

The Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

The Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

The Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

The Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

The Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

The Uni loads out and the entertainers decide to perform unplugged in the rain.

The Uni at Fowler Square, Brooklyn

We stayed to hear the music and let the Uni baseplate rinse in the rain. Thanks Ft. Greene!

Comments are closed.

The Uni Project is the operating name (DBA) of Street Lab, a 501c3 nonprofit.