Work with Enel to create a temporary exhibit that is powered by waterpower. A streetlamp could be powered, or cell phone charging station, or maybe a LED sign that provides up-to-date information about the canal system. This could be a demonstration but also start a campaign for waterpower awareness of costs and benefits!
Now that we have movable tables and chairs for Lucy Larcom park, let’s build a temporary information kiosk. This could be put in Lucy Larcom Park or other active areas. Kiosks in golden age style (as in San Francisco) could serve as a focal point and place to exchange information. Perhaps a temporary replica one [Read more…]
A big version of this happened in Lowell previously. This could be smaller to work back up to the big event. Close off a street or series of streets and riverside paths to create a bicycle racing circuit similar to the marathon. Find sponsors for race. Have a variety of distances and divisions, including a [Read more…]
Nashua had an art project where 10 kitchen tables were painted and put around the community. These tables created a scene and could be used for picnics, kids’ play, or to provoke discussion. Sponsors would be sought to provide artist stipends and donated materials (old tables) would be used and given new life.
This would create a special theme that people from outside of the community would want to visit and "see them all" in special locations in Lowell that might be overlooked. They might provoke conversations, neighborhood residents could use them for picnics, and each table could represent a tradition in Lowell's [Read more…]