We organized a two days opening festival of the Boerhaaveplein(square) in Amsterdam-East. The city council and local residents have worked hard together over the past years to redesign and renovate the square. We initiated and organized this event together with the local community arts centre ‘Badhuistheater’ and the city council (Stadsdeel Amsterdam-Oost) as well as local businesses and neighbours. An open air opera performed by over 300 kids from the local primary school directed by theatre group Accu marked the official opening of the new square. Local musicians were encouraged to join in the new neighbourhood brass band. The second day of the festival was all about sports and fun for the local kids. City council organized a neighbourhood football tournament, dance workshops and much more. Our mission is to improve the image of the square and encourage more and positive interaction between its diverse residents by providing community arts, food and drinks, entertainment and sports. Please connect to and like the BADPLAATS FACEBOOK PAGE to find program listings and updates.