Pop-Up Build Zone in Roslindale Village!

Join us for an exciting, interactive play event that is popping up in a vacant storefront in Roslindale Village!

The Pop-Up Build Zone, a collaboration between Roslindale Wants to Play and Roslindale Village Main Street, will convert 2 Belgrade Avenue (the old Select Cafe) into a collaborative, community-built ball run. The event will be held from 10 AM – 2 PM on March 18, 19, and 25.


Event Details

Roslindale Wants to Play will design and develop a hand-cranked conveyor belt to be used by children to launch balls into a ball-run developed by the event’s participants. Come help us design crazy contraptions and loopy ball runs. The collaborative nature of the event provides a wide age range an opportunity to build and create in an open-ended way. The ball-run itself will be built from a mix of specialized components and everyday items that we will provide: cardboard tubes, PVC connectors, dowels, corrugated tubing, custom-built wooden track pieces, and much more.

We don’t know exactly what the Pop-Up Build Zone ball run will end up looking like (you’ll build it, not us!) but our team does have some great experience and has been busy prototyping. As STEAM and Maker Project Manager at Boston Children’s Museum, Cora Carey helped organize a collaborative ball run exhibit at Google’s Geek Street Fair last fall:

Meanwhile, another member of our team, Dave Hamilton, has been working on a ball run exhibit for Austin’s SXSWedu festival in his role as Creative Director for Exploration Summer Programs:

We’re excited to see what Roslindale can build. Come help us find out at 2 Belgrade Avenue!

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