Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Scenes from Save Tompkins Day
Photos by Stacie Joy
Monday was a day of celebration on the ballfields/TF at Tompkins Square Park... a day that marked the one-year anniversary of the city's decision not to put artificial turf on the northwest corner of Tompkins... sacred ground for generations of skateboarders.
The skate community marked the day by bringing in a variety of vendors for a flea market of sorts in which all the money was being donated to at-risk local businesses and BLM-related causes. (Organizer Adam Zhu, an East Village resident, reported in an Instagram post that more than $10,000 was raised on Monday.)
EVG contributor Stacie Joy shared these portraits from the afternoon in Tompkins...
...and on the TF...