Last Saturday, Broadway Stages held the second Kingsland Wildflower Festival in honor of the continued commitment to transform 30,000 square feet of roof space into floral gardens. The event was open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. with refreshments and meals provided by Broadway Stages and Broadway Stages staff. Participants for the festival included local Brooklyn conservation groups, who set up booths to teach attendees the importance of sustainability and responsible environmental stewardship. In addition, nearby residents were able to climb atop the roofs of Broadway Stages' 520 Kingsland Avenue location to experience firsthand the beauty of the Kingsland Wildflowers.
The Kingsland Wildflower Project was created in partnership with GCEF, Alive Structures, New York City Audubon, the Newtown Creek Alliance, and Broadway Stages, who provided the space and infrastructure costs. The project was created to achieve a shared goal between its members, which is to preserve natural greenery and introduce new green infrastructure in Brooklyn. Set to be an example of sustainable conservation practices and infrastructure, the Kingsland Wildflower Project provides a cohabit space between different natural wildlife species as the first of its kind, hoping to inspire many more to follow.
The successful conversion of 22,000 square feet of rooftop space has already been finished, with 10,000 square feet to be finished in the coming year. Green spaces such as the Kingsland Wildflower Project not only help the environment but also function as a great public space for New Yorkers to come and enjoy a scenic destination. Events such as this one also allow likeminded individuals to share sustainable practices and ideas.
Broadway Stages could not have asked for a better turnout for the Kingsland Wildflower event. Thank you Brooklyn for showing your enthusiasm for our project and for your continued support!