Universe City Grand Opening Industry & Art Easy NY 2019
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - May 15, 2019 - PRLog -- Universe City NYC, the first urban aquaponics coworking hub in New York City, is co-hosting INDUSTRY & ART East NY Brooklyn 2019 alongside SMASH Industries, and Legion Lighting, a free block party on May 18, 2019 from 12-8pm at East New York Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone, 234 Glenmore Avenue.
Our minority- and women- owned start up offers memberships to a 5000 ft² warehouse where local residents can grow their business and projects alongside access to urban farming and trade.
We are crowdfunding via In Our Backyard (ioby) through May 31, 2019 for Grow Brownsville ("GB"). Funds up to $1000 are being matched by National Grid through May 21. GB is building the Universe City Food Hub, which will serve local food systems (schools, shelters, restaurants)
Universe City NYC Founders Alexis Mena, Brittany Markowitz, Franklyn Mena, and Jill Bellovin are dedicated to community building via entrepreneurship, art, and agriculture. Executive Director Franklyn Mena said, "We are building a community makers' space like no other where agriculturalists, entrepreneurs, techies, activists and creatives can learn, connect, and thrive!"
The block party's sponsors include Local Develop Corporation of East New York (LDCENY), Smash Industries, Legion Lighting Co, Maverick Scrap Metals, Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, NYC C Design 2019, ARTrepeneurship, Educated Little Monsters, BCCC, East New York Brooklyn Improvement District, Color Scenes, and Bushwick Street Art, Brooklyn Improvement Economic Development, HELP USA, Bank of America, Phillips Lighting, Bowery Bogie, ROSCO, JIG Media, Taino Vision, MFidel Photography, Key Tech, and Smart Sheep Productions.
The block party is happening on May 18, 2019 from 12-8pm with a day full of Performances, Live Mural Painting, Florescent Light Sculpture Competition, Informational Programs, and Free Food at East New York Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone, 234 Glenmore Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207.