Play Space, Mural Coming To P.S. 164 In Borough Park

Starting next week, two groups looking to make city life a little more pleasant are teaming up to bring fun and creativity to Borough Park’s P.S. 164 schoolyard.

Groundswell Community Mural Project and the Trust for Public Land will be turning the asphalt schoolyard into what Groundswell’s Development Director Sharon Polli calls a “green play space,” which will include a hand-crafted mosaic specially made for the Borough Park community by volunteers.

A team of artists will help local young people create and install the mosaic for the enjoyment of both students and neighbors of the school.

“The mosaic’s design incorporates imagery significant in Jewish culture, including the use of the number 8 and a motif of pomegranate seeds,” Sharon Polli told the Bean. “The mosaic was designed by Groundswell teens and artists as a gift to the school and local community, an ethnically diverse group of public school students and Brooklyn’s largest Hasidic population.”

Anyone out there with some free time on their hands can volunteer at P.S. 164 on Monday August 8, Wednesday August 10, and Thursday August 11, from 11 am to 2 pm.

A public dedication, as well as a celebration, of the mosaic will be held on Tuesday, August 30.

P.S. 164 is located at 4211 14th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets.