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On Foot: Brooklyn

Craig Shepard

Aug 2010

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Posted on:
January 6, 2012
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Each week for 13 weeks, Craig Shepard will compose a new piece, write it down, and perform it outdoors in a public space in Brooklyn. From February 21st to May 21st 2012, Shepard will walk 780 miles in New York City. He will travel exclusively on foot, including his weekday 9-mile round-trip commute to Manhattan. Each Sunday, he will walk from his home in Greenpoint to an outdoor location in Brooklyn, perform the piece composed that week at 1:00 pm, and walk back home. Pieces will be named after the place and date of the first performance, for example "Canarsie, March 4, 2012". The performances will take place at the following locations and times: February 26, Bensonhurst, northwest corner of 18th Avenue and 85th Street March 4, Canarsie, Rockaway Parkway north of Glenwood Road March 11, South Williamsburg, Roebling Playground March 18, East New York, Gateway Center Mall, in front of Marshalls March 25, Red Hook, Northeast Corner of Van Brunt and Van Dyke Streets April 1, Greenpoint, Newton Creek Nature Walk April 8, Fort Hamilton, in front of Dover Patrol Monument obelisk April 15, Coney Island, at the end of Stillwell Ave, on the Boardwalk April 22, Downtown Brooklyn, island at intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and 4th Aves April 29, Cypress Hills, southwest corner of Force Tube and Ridgewood Avenues May 6, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Von King Recreation Center, in the field behind the ball field May 13, Sunset Park, top of Sunset Park May 20, Sheepshead Bay, on the Sheepshead Bay footbridge

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