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Playground Art Fair
Open to the public 1:00p-8:00p in the Garden Terrace
Join us for a fundraiser and anniversary celebration for Playground Cofee Shop. Showcasing DJs, artists, zine-makers, apparel, and services from the Playground community, this event is the epitome of Playground’s mission: to inspire
dialogue and catalyze social change by ensuring a safe space to exchange art,
cultural knowledge, and strategies.
Entrance will be sliding scale $5 – $10 with donations encouraged.
Playground Radio will be broadcasting live from the underground Cinema Bar all day and there will be an afterparty on the roof at Lemon’s.
Cocarosa Apothecary (wellness, body balms, salves)
Vei Darling (tarot card, birth chart readings)
Durian Days (zines and merch)
Make Techo Black Again (merch)
Inshady Company (hats)
Good Earth (zines)
Reclaimed Womxn Vintage (vintage clothing)
Deskarga Groupo (zines and merch)
Hell World (merch)
Fantasy3 (zines and merch)
Olivee Floral (floral arrangements)
Alysia Mazzella (handmade beeswax candles)
Xia Gordon (zines and prints)
Mil Mundos (books)
More about PLAYGROUND: Zenat Begum is a New Yorker, owner of Playground Coffee Shop, founder of Playground Youth, and an alumni of The New School. The corner where Playground sits on Bedford and Quincy was her father’s, hardware store, Abedin Building
Supplies. Closing shop after 20 years in, Zenat took over in 2016. With
Playground Youth, her 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, the Annex bookstore and
the Playground Eats kitchen, Zenat intentionally seeks to center people of
color, marginalized bodies, the arts, and community engagement in order to
foster change in a shapeshifting and gentrifying BedStuy.
- Yalla Yehaw (Anisa)