Parallel Walks, August 12 & 17, 2023


Join us for the first in a series of Parallel Walks, artist-led walks that take place in two locations, connected through a shared political, social, contextual, or geographic theme. The walks are part of artist-led programming organized through Creative Time HQ, a forthcoming gathering space for art and politics opened by Creative Time.

Upcoming Parallel Walks

Creating A Community Forest: Artist Walk with Matthew López-Jensen

Saturday, August 12
12-1:30 PM
Mosholu Parkway, Norwood, The Bronx — see RSVP link for details
Join artist Matthew López-Jensen for a slow walk through and around the future home of the Mosholu Teaching Forest. López-Jensen is a “Super Steward” for this 20-acre site and he has been building a community coalition to help restore this landscape. The walk will unpack this complicated, years-long project and along the way the group will assist with some stewardship activity. The walk will visit important trees (like one of the oldest sassafras trees in New York City), look at bedrock, talk about edible plants, maybe see mushrooms, discuss what makes a forest “healthy” and see what happens when an urban forest is abandoned. López-Jensen will also discuss the artistic layers that overlap with the project and the advocacy.
The walk will end with light fare and drinks at the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center (JBOLC) Community Farmers Market.
Foraging in the city! What is it? How is it done? And is it worth it? with Journei Bimwala

Thursday, August 17
6:30-8:30 PM
Lower East Side and Creative Time HQ — see RSVP link for details
Join clinical herbalist and foraging practitioner Journei Bimwala on a short walk in the Lower East Side, focusing on the plants, weeds and trees that grow all around the streetscape. Within the short distance of a few blocks, visitors will look closely at urban greenery and learn to identify plants that are available for use in cooking, herbal remedies, and personal care. After gathering plants during the walk, visitors will return to CTHQ for a hands-on workshop on how to prepare these plants for everyday use.