THE CENTER FOR TACTICAL MAGIC
PROSPECT PARK, Willink Entrance (near the Carousel, Lefferts Historic House; on Flatbush Ave), BROOKLYN:
SEPTEMBER 13, 12-6 PM. View Map.
FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK, QUEENS:
(NEAR THE BOAT HOUSE PARKING LOT)
SEPTEMBER 14, 12-6 PM. VIEW MAP.
The Center for Tactical Magic’s Tactical Ice Cream Unit (TICU) rolls through the city in an act of intervention that replaces cold stares with frosty treats and nourishing knowledge. Combining a number of successful activist strategies into one mobile ice cream truck, the TICU is the alter ego of the police force's mobile command center. Although the TICU appears to be a mild-mannered vending vehicle, it harbors a host of high-tech surveillance devices⎯including a 12-camera video surveillance system, acoustic amplifiers, GPS, satellite internet, and a media transmission studio capable of disseminating live audio/video⎯and of course, ice cream. With every free cone handed out, the sweet-toothed citizenry also receives printed information developed by local progressive groups.