Nature is Love on Earth

What: Create a mural that revitalizes the St. John's Recreation Center providing a new sense of energy to the community.

Where: St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Who: The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, The St. John’s Recreation Center & Crown Heights Live. Artist: Duda Penteado Artist Assistants: Justin Torres, Sarah Edelsburg, Yori Ben-Haim, Jonathan Katz, Jesse Girard, Jacqueline McKayle, Shrimattie Wheeler, Shiv Prasad, Jordan Taler

Why: Engage neighbor youth to become actively involved in transforming their community. Revitalize the neighborhood space to make it more welcoming and enjoyable for the community. Bring together youth and families to collaborate on a project that will improve a significant communal space and their quality of life. Empower youth to take leadership roles in acting as a positive force in their community while learning practical skills.

When: Summer 2008