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…]
We rent, borrow, occupy an empty space once a week or every two weeks. We play a variety of popular music. Families can come and grade-schoolers and middle schoolers dance just for fun and show off their moves. Juice and water are sold. A dance instructor and DJ make sure everyone’s having a good time.
An artist or community member builds a large Lowell Dollhouse: model of a boarding house or of a mill. We then come together to have an event where kids can come, make their own mill girl doll, and then place it in the dollhouse or play together with the dolls and dollhouse. It could be [Read more…]
In addition to providing food from a community vegetable garden it would provide a community gathering space, provide habitat for wildlife, vegetation for water control, and improve urban air quality, reduce energy consumption, and generally improve the quality of life for residents of the community. This is a system that [Read more…]