Sandy5 March & Block Party

October 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Cadman Plaza Park
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Analisa Freitas



Assembly at Cadman Plaza Park
The day will begin at 11 am at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn.
There will be a pre-march rally featuring speakers from the communities hardest hit by Sandy 5 years ago, as well as music.
The closest subway stop is the High St-Brooklyn Bridge Station on the A and C lines, and the Borough Hall Station on the 4 and 5 lines is a few blocks away.

March over the Brooklyn Bridge
When we leave the assembly area we will walk just one block over to the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.
The very front of our march will be led by young people of color from many of the frontline and hardest hit communities of NYC. They will be followed by Sandy survivors, followed by Sandy first responders, followed by everyone else from every neighborhood of NYC!
Banners, posters and other art work will be distributed as people are gathering.
We’ll cross the Bridge and then head to ball field at the Alfred E. Smith Houses on Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place.

Closing Block Party
Depending on the pace of the march we will be arriving the Alfred E. Smith Houses sometime between 2:00 and 3:00pm.
We will be greeted at the Smith Houses Tenants Association along with several other speakers and lots of music. This program will begin at 2:00 pm.

The day will close with a massive arts project that everyone will be able to participate in.
The closest subway stops are the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station on the 4, 5 and 6 lines, and the Chambers St. Station the J and Z lines.

If you are not able to participate in the whole day that is fine and we welcome you to either come to the pre-march rally in Cadman Plaza Park or the closing event at Smith Houses. (See details above.)

We encourage everyone to wear blue as a sign of the water issues we face and as an expression of how we rise together as a wave of humanity.
Dress appropriately for the weather, and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!
Bring water and light snacks. It will be a long day and we are not able to provide drinks or food.
Bring your own signs and banners!! (Remember: no wooden or metal poles or sticks are permitted by the NY Police Dept.)
Bring musical instruments that are easy to carry.
Most importantly…bring your family, your friends, your co-workers, people you go to school with, etc. Bring everyone you can!