PARK(ing) Day urges rethinking the use of city spaces

Community members Bryan and Shannon Caldwell, 307 S. Clinton St.

The couple moved to Armory Square two years ago from Auckland, New Zealand. Bryan is a professional lighting designer and installation artist and Shannon a writer. They will recreate the famous Waitomo Caves of their homeland by building a foliage-covered hill/cave (tent), complete with glowworms (Christmas tree lights embedded on black cloth). Passersby can walk through the cave or ride on a boat (small trolley) to view glowworms.

Lock 49, 120 Walton St.

Two staff members from the graphic design and web development service will construct a large checkerboard using chalk, with cardboard or foamcore for checker pieces. Passersby can make moves in on-going games.

Shakespeare in the Park ing Space, 120 Walton St.

Syracuse-based teacher, improviser and artist Ken Keech and his students from the Lafayette Big Picture School, where students are encouraged to explore interests and work on subjects that they are passionate about, will host "Shakespeare in the Park ing Space." The installation will be a miniature outdoor theater--complete with lights, proscenium stage and curtain--where the group will perform "Hamlet" and stage other Shakespearean scenes. The humorous installation will allow students working on the project to learn about performance art, stagecraft and Shakespeare.

Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, 428 S. Franklin St, near the shot clock

The full service hotel and conference center, located just outside of downtown , provides accommodations and meeting facilities for business, social and leisure travelers and groups. Staff members will install a mock hotel room with emphasis on the energy and environmental sustainability efforts that the hotel and hotel industry are currently making.

The Red House, 304 S. Franklin St.

The nonprofit cultural center, whose mission is to change lives through intimate and distinct experiences in the arts, will install a miniature golf course made of sod and buliding materials with obstacles that can be customized throughout the day, in addition to having materials on hand for participants to customize their own golf balls.

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