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Zine Jams are back…again!

June 8, 2023

We love zine making of all kinds, but creating zines in public parks is special to us.

There’s a long history tying bookmaking to nature. For us, each zine that’s crafted once started out as a tree that was made into paper. Creating zines in public parks connects us to that cycle of life. Zine-making workshops in public natural spaces are a perfect place for life and wellness processing.

Zine Jams are FREE, drop-in workshops in NYC public parks, and this year we are expanding into some new locations! Everyone is welcome to join in the zine-making (recommended for ages 5 and up). It will be facilitated by Booklyn educators, Elvis Bakaitis, Jan Descartes, Emma Karin Eriksson, Monica Johnson, Mylo Mendez, and Maria Veronica San Martin, who you may know from Zine Camp, Zines 101, and our wonderful workshops at Mixteca and the Brooklyn Pride Center. Through visual, tactile, and storytelling prompts everyone can create their own one-sheet zine.

Exact park locations can be found within the links below. Come jam with us at these times:

Please note schedule changes due to climate changes!

Saturday, June 3, 1-3pm at Sunset Park


Sunday, June 18, 1-3pm at Herbert von King Park

Saturday, June 24, 1-3pm at Fort Greene Park

This program was made possible in part by funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the New York City Council.

Booklyn’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.