Volunteer to help Build a Better Block with your neighbors, August 22 – 25
To make the best use of your time, you can volunteer to work on specific projects. But hey, if you’re a real go-getter, sign up for as many build teams as you like. Just what does each team do?
- Streets and Public Spaces: Learn and help create ways to make a better multi-modal experience for all. These workshops will include traffic calming as well as building parklets and urban furniture.
- Art and Beauty: Create new ways to beautify your block. The workshop will focus on storefront upgrades, public art, and murals.
- Pop-up / Programming: Create vibrant public spaces with pop-up activities. These workshops will focus on building a stage, seating elements and setting up the pop-up shops for the event.
Schedule of Activities
|Wednesday, August 22||Thursday, August 23||Friday, August 24||Saturday, August 25|
|10:00 – 12:00 | Material Pick Up||10:00 – 12:00 | Material Pick Up||7:00 am – 12:00 | Striping on street performed||7:00 – 9:00 am | (Street and Public Spaces) Bulb Outs|
|12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch||12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch||12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch||7:00 – 9:00 am | (Art and Beauty) Set out seating, planters, public art piece and landscaping|
|1:00 – 3:00 | Set up workshop space||1:00 – 3:00 | Volunteer organization/merchants workshop – Plaza design and construction||1:00 – 3:00 | Volunteer organization/merchants workshop – Street mural||7:00 am – 1:00 pm | (Pop up/Programming) Pop up shop spaces open for clean out and construction|
|3:00 – 5:00 | Volunteer organization, merchants workshop||3:00 – 5:00 | Volunteer organization/ merchants workshop/ Transportation staff – Mark street for striping and placing interventions||3:00 – 5:00 | Volunteer organization/ merchants workshop – Crosswalk art||2:00 – 6:00 pm | Better Block Event|
|5:00 – 6:00 | Dinner on site||3:00 – 9:00 | (Pop up/Programming) pop up shop spaces open for clean out and construction||3:00 – 9:00 | (Pop up/Programming) pop up shop spaces open for clean out and construction||6:00 – 7:00 pm | Clean up and Group Photo|
|6:00 – 7:30 | (Art & Beauty) Murals and Screening||5:00 – 6:00 | Dinner on site||5:00 – 6:00 | Dinner on site|
|6:00 – 7:30 | (Streets & Public Spaces) Parklett construction and painting||6:00 – 7:30 | (Art and Beauty) Seating, planters and public art piece||6:00 – 7:30 | (Art and Beauty) Mark locations for landscaping to be placed, murals|
|7:30 – 8:00 | Clean-up||6:00- 7:30 | (Streets and Public Spaces) Stage, plaza seating and shade||6:00- 7:30 | (Streets and Public Spaces) Stencils, trail buffers and crosswalk color|
|7:30 – 8:00 | Clean-up||7:30 – 8:30 | Volunteer party and group photo|