May 01, 2017 through June 30, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6
Built from recycled materials and set atop a 130x40 foot barge, Swale was created with two goals in mind: to highlight the function of food as a public resource in cities and to show that recycled materials can be made into productive and aesthetically pleasing structures. Visitors to Swale will see persimmon, bok choy, yucca, onion, tomatillos, herbs and other perennial fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Water to nourish the plants is taken directly from the East River and filtered through slow sand and activated carbon filters. Rainwater is collected from the rooftop of the Biome Arts Greenhouse Theater, a pavilion on the barge that serves as a performance space, activist meeting area, and artist gallery.
Partnering with local schools and organizations, Swale will host a variety of interactive progams and events focused on sustainability and the environment, arts and culture, and health and wellness. Throughout its stay, visitors can attend yoga classes, performances, lectures, and workshops.
Address: Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201