Hundreds of umbrellas are currently suspended above Flatbush Nostrand Junction, as the Umbrella Sky Project has made its way to NYC. The culturally inclusive project has been popping up all across the world since its creation in Águeda in 2012.
It’s meant bring “color and protection to public spaces while transporting us into a fantasy world,” explains their website.
NYC’s Umbrella Sky installation is in conjunction with Raindrops @ Junction, a colorful installation from women-led urban design and placemaking studio, Hive Public Space and the Flatbush Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District.
The installation features a technicolored street mural co-created by local volunteers. Hive Public Space held community paint days for residents of all ages on May 13 & 14 to come and participate in the murals creation.
Aiming to represent the diversity of the Flatbush Nostrand community through “endless possibilities and color combinations,” Raindrops @ Junction livens Hillel Plaza and centers the public space as a welcoming environment for residents, students and shoppers to congregate.
The Umbrella Sky Project will be on view through September 30, 2023.
Stay up to date on the Hive Public Space’s upcoming projects here.