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Peter Cooper Block Party
Free & Open to the Public
Saturday, Sept. 3
7 East 7th St., Outside Cooper Union's Foundation Building
Development, construction, demolition, re-development, re-construction, re-demolition, un-re-development, re-un-construction, de-un-remolition...Amidst the dust, it's hard to know: what's going on here?
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About Peter Cooper Block Party 2016
The Block Party is a relatively new tradition of coming together to celebrate, reconnect, and showcase the ongoing work of the Cooper community.
The theme of this year's Peter Cooper Block Party is a provocation:
And a question:
"What’s Going On Here?”
2016 marks the completion of a decade’s worth of private and public redevelopments — architectural, financial, and cultural — at and around Cooper and the Astor Place area. This year’s celebration bears witness to the unfolding impact of these changes.
This year's programming also takes on an additional charge:
Reflecting while in motion.
Let's! Yet! Both!
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This family-friendly event will feature many alumni, student, and faculty projects, live music and performances, informational materials about the state of the Cooper Union and the re-development of Astor Place, a bouncy house and family craft table, and light refreshments.
More details here.