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Museum of Street Culture presents "Looking for Home"

The Museum of Street Culture is not a physical building, but opens literally on the street with programming about the street. The exhibition “Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on Mary Ellen Mark” will be updated quarterly throughout the various venues The Museum of Street Culture calls home: the Stewpot and Encore Park’s 508 Amphitheater, 508 Park, and Encore Park Community Garden.   

Encore Park’s Museum of Street Culture grand opening is free and open to the public. It will be held throughout Encore Park on October 1, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. and will feature:

  • Interfaith service and Blessing of the Animals at 508 Amphitheater

  • Street entertainers including Lone Star Circus and buskers

  • Free concert paying tribute to music of 508 Park

  • Docent-led Mary Ellen Mark exhibition and Encore Park Sculpture Wall tours

  • Free lunch for all served will be in The Stewpot

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Prior to the noon start for the event, there will be a orientation/training session for interested volunteers at 11:00 am in the Encore Park Community Garden at 514 Park Ave.   Please email if you are interested in volunteering.  The event will begin at noon.