Paul Revere Rec Day!
â€˜TAKE BACK THE BLOCKâ€™ HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED.
OUR MISSION: TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH ART, ATHLETICS, AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM–Â & TO JUMP START A MOVEMENT FOR GLOBAL CHANGE. Â POINT BLANK.
This past Sunday, the Street Team hosted a Rec Day at Paul Revere Middle School fully equipped with the makings of the summertime block parties you remember when you were young…
You don’t remember? Let me paint it for you.
A sunny day in Los Angeles â€“ hot beats bumping in the background, live bands, kids chalking it up, girls playing double-dutch, Â boys balling and shooting hoops, moms and daughters making food, and a whole community of people coming together to paint murals on the wall of their local school. Â ALL FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE & ART.Â I donâ€™t know about youâ€¦ but that’s my idea of Eden.
Our goal was to highlight the on-going need for art programs in public schools. Â Unfortunately, Paul Revere MS is missing one. Â *GASP* Â We’ve stated many a time how passionate the Street Team is about the importance of creative expression. Â That said,Â this Â is probably a good reason why many people are ‘creatively-challenged’ if you will– due to the lack of opportunity to express– but most importantly, Â the lack of glory art receives in our society (illustrated by the cuts on art programs, which are almost always the first to go!). Â I don’t want to knock on any of our future doctors and lawyers, but for real… we need some more Picasso’s and Van Gogh’s in our time.
AND SO THE BEAUTY OF THE REC DAY WAS…Â EVERYONE TAPPED INTO THEIR INNER ARTIST BYÂ REALIZING THAT THEY CAN BE AN ARTIST.
EVERYONE CAN DO ART. Be it through music, paint, words, food, or other media… if you created it, IT’S ART.
And so by the end of the day, stuffed with HOME MADE hummus wraps and Luna Bars, the remaining community gathered to enjoy live music on the courts. Â And enjoy we did! Â Brooklyn, New York’s very own– SHINOBI NINJA– blew us away with their electrifying performance reminiscent of a mash-up between Sublime, Incubus, and Hip Hop. Â BIG SHOUT OUT TO SHINOBI NINJA for rocking out and closing the day with a bang!
Stay tuned for our next community take over Â Spreading good vibrations one block at a time!