Water Street’s new event offers a digital detox

Just this year, the neighborhood has introduced a fresh market, multiple restaurants, and a plethora of events.


Feed Gio a topic and he’ll spin you a tale on his vintage Hermes 3000 typewriter.

You’re going to have to power your smartphone down for this one.

Water Street just announced a digital detox event “A Way with Words,” as part of its Sunset Series. The Friday, April 21 event runs from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Here’s some of what’s on tap:

  • Local on-demand poet sensation Gio’s Typos will be in attendance to write verses about guests
  • Water Street will have a yard-sized dice set on hand for attendees to play Haikubes, a game that helps you create a haiku poem
  • Visitors can stop by the recently opened neighborhood bar Small Giant for library-themed cocktails
  • A performance by local spoken word artist Jamie Dawson
  • Folks can craft paper cranes inscribed with intentions that will become part of a community sculpture

Follow Water Street on Instagram for the next Sunset Series announcements + more news.

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