2019 PARK(ing) Day | Troy, NY Style

PARK(ing) DAY 2019 : Friday, September 20

Its that time again! On Friday, 09/20 we will be taking back the streets of Troy and creating temporary parklets! We are currently in OPEN CALL mode for the 2019 PARK(ing) DAY event. The program is part of the 2019 Collar City Ramble but has starting to take on a life of its own. In conjunction with the Transport Troy, The City of Troy, The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District and the The Arts Center of the Capital Region there will be up to 15 spaces made available for SHORT TERM parking space take overs and 4 LONG TERM parking space take overs.
 
The OPEN CALL is for businesses, artists and local residents. Group collaborations are encouraged!

2019 SHORT TERM
Parklets will be available on Friday 09/20 with some extending through Saturday 09/21 for the Farmers Market.


2019 LONG TERM
installations will be available from Friday 09/20 through Saturday 10/05.

We are currently in our OPEN CALL for submissions. For more info on how you can participate check out the TRANSPORT TROY WEBSITE

Deadline for submission is 08/07/19.
Participating locations will be posted on 08/14/19.

ABOUT

Transport Troy is Partnering with the Transport Troy, the City of Troy, The Arts Center of the Capital Region and the Troy Downtown Business Improvement District there will be up to 15 spaces available for SHORT TERM parking space parklets and 4 LONG TERM parking space installations. PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat …at least until the meter runs out.

International Parking day 2018 is September 21. To coincide with the Ramble & Troy Night Out we are PARK(ing) Troy-style.

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