Our friends at the Movement Creative have created a Popup interactive playscape on Governor's island! What is a Popup playscape? It's like a jungle gym for adults and kids alike with multiple levels and textures and monkey bars, etc. that is intended for multipurpose use from parkour, yoga, Natural Movement, play, or just relaxing on!
I'm excited to head down to Governor's Island this Sunday to lead a mov nat fundamentals workshop. Come join me and explore Governor's Island.
What to expect:
• We'll touch on the details of efficient crawling, climbing, jumping, running, and balancing.
• We'll incorporate these techniques in the playscape to create obstacle courses and challenges.
• We'll explore on the playscape and around the island to find more freestyle playtime
the ferry is super quick in getting to the island.
Here's a link to the ferry schedule: https://govisland.com/info/ferry
Also, if you have any trouble finding the space you can message me on the meet up site.
Here's some more info about the space as provided by The Movement Creative:
POPUP PUBLIC will be located in Nolan Park on Governors Island in NYC, just south of the Manhattan Ferry. The design is composed of two major spaces–the Jungle Gym and the Playscape Path. Consideration is given to entry points to Spontaneous Interventions and the location of the Little Free Library (see below).
The Jungle Gym
The bar jungle gym will inhabit the cozy space between the houses. Over the course of the summer, this will change shape, varying between more geometric forms to more organic ones. These bars also fit into the larger bar system holding the sunshades down popup path. Designed for children AND Adults!
The Playscape Path
Playscape path creates a series of smaller social spaces established by large timbers and material threshold changes between path and grass. These spaces are further defined with sunshades and hammocks. Each area is unique, providing different opportunities to move, explore, and play.
Throughout the site we hope to install sunshades, to cast shadows on the bars and keep them cool for use in the mid-day, high-heat summers. They also will provide much needed shading for the social spaces along playscape path for visitors who choose to lounge or relax in the space.