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Bronx artist – Melissa Calderon  hit us up about a new interactive sound & skate installation / skate park opening up in the Bronx today (5/9/2013). They built some ramps and boxes on a 6,000 sq foot platform on the front lawn of a former mansion. It’s FREE and open to everyone but will only be up for the Summer.

If you’re down to check it out – take the D Train to 167th St and it’s just steps from the train at 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY. Check the full press release below along with some photos via Osjua A. Newton.

 

Press Release:

Collective Energy.’ Skate the Bronx is a collaboration of seven Bronx-based Artists, eachwith diverse backgrounds and specialties featured in a large scale, outdoor installation presented on the front lawn of The Andrew Freedman, the palatial mansion on the Grand Concourse. The installation coincides with NYCxDesign, the Frieze Art Fair located on Randall’s Island and Bronx VVeek 2013. The aim is to incorporate Fine Art, Technology and Design.

 

Featured Artists include Patricia Cazorla, Nancy Saleme, Elena Bouza, Xavier
Figueroa, Valarie Irizarry, Melissa Calderon and Jeanine Alfieri, who is both an artist and curator for this project.

 

The functional skateboard installation is 6000 square feet and a product of one grand idea. “Using the skills and talents of our featured artists, we’ve created an expansive work that reflects the power of collaboration, while showcasing the unique abilities of these extraordinary artists,” Alfieri says. Collective Energy.’ Skate the Bronx vibrantly displays what is possible when we tap the creative energy of this amazing borough.

 

Opens May 9th. All summer long. D train to 167th Street.Just steps from the train.