Natalie Romero-Marx

Turnout NYC is creating new venues for New York's Artists. Follow the series on Youtube.

The seventh video in the Turnout NYC series goes to Brooklyn with the Brownsville Community Justice Center! Turnout NYC's inaugural season began here with free open mics, dance parties, food, poetry, and more, using public space as an accessible venue for arts and culture. Watch how Osborn Plaza is transformed from a dead-end street into a vibrant cultural hub that reflects the strength and resilience of the surrounding intergenerational neighborhood. The event featured in this video was a part of the 2022 Turnout NYC series at BCJC. "WORD! Brooklyn FAM: Brownsville" was produced by Brooklyn FAM on October 15, 2022, in partnership with Urban Word NYC.

Featured artists: 

 @_ceeflame / emcee 

@staygoldleeway / hip hop artist

 @frankknizza / hip hop artist 

@kearmonie / Urban Word teaching artist

Ayonna Sullivan / Urban Word youth artist

 @clio_barrett / Urban Word youth artist 

@thekendrajross / choreographer/teaching artist

Turnout NYC is creating new venues for New York's artists. Led by the Design Trust for Public Space and SITU, in partnership with cultural community partners from all five boroughs, the project prototyped flexible and semi-permanent outdoor performance spaces with a season of concerts, performances, workshops, and more. 

The Turnout NYC video series is documenting how this collaborative model can create more equitable arts access in New York City, and beyond. 

Videos created by Natalie Romero-Marx, Turnout NYC Communications and Storytelling Fellow. 

Find the Turnout NYC stage across the Five Boroughs at Turnout NYC is made possible by the Mellon Foundation and the ConEdison Arts Alfresco Series.