As we tune into the energy of warmer weather, we are excited to share more information about the Madison Plaza Summer Series, a collection of pop-up programs and events in partnership with the Museum, The Numberz FM, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Working with the City Repair Project, staff gathered on Friday, June 18, for a day of street painting in front of the Museum, laying the groundwork for the Madison Plaza. The Plaza is a shared outdoor public space spearheaded by PBOT as part of a city-wide summer plaza initiative for communal gathering and events. The Numberz FM will be regularly programming the Plaza on Saturdays throughout the summer months, in addition to occasional activations by neighboring organizations.
“As summer life slowly opens up, the Museum is excited to work together with The Numberz FM, PBOT, and other community groups to join efforts and activate downtown spaces with music, art, and simple opportunities for safe gathering. We hope lots of folks will join us both outside in Madison Plaza, inside in the galleries, and that all these spaces feel like welcome spots to connect with each other again.”
—Stephanie Parrish, Director of Learning & Community Partnerships
For the kickoff celebration of the Plaza on Friday, June 18, The Numberz FM hosted DJ Aloso, Chris Turner and Ronnie Wright for an evening of lively music performances. Most every weekend through August, The Numberz FM will host musical performances, workshops and programs in collaboration with a range of community partners and Portland-based artists.
July 10 (1 p.m.–8 p.m.): Afro-Caribbean Marketplace & Celebration feat music from DJ’s Ambush, DJ Solo, and DJ MPenzi
July 17 (3 p.m.–8 p.m.): The Numz and Friends Day Party
July 24 (noon–4 p.m.): Music performance & Fashion Show with Serendipity @ Numz Live
July 31 (time TBD): Art and Healing in partnership with The Numberz FM and Subashini Ganesan
August 15 (3 p.m.–8 p.m.): A Community Conversation August 21 (4 p.m.–9 p.m.): PDX Hip Hop Week Show August 28 (1 p.m.–6 p.m.): An afternoon of Black Health and Wellness programs