Park(ing) Day: A view of what could be in Mid City _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Penni Guidry sits in front of her pink and white VW Micro Bus, background, waiting to share pink lemonade at the PARKlet she and David Mooney created at 201 St. Charles Street during the 2013 Park(ing) Day. The event returns to Mid City on Friday, Sept. 18.

A trio of Mid City parking lots and spaces will be transformed Friday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. for the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance’s Park(ing) Day event.

Park(ing) Day started in San Francisco in 2005 by the design firm Rebar as a way to reimagine urban space and rethink the way streets are used. Baton Rouge got in on the event in 2013.

The parklets will be located at Baton Rouge General (3600 Florida Blvd.), Aladdin’s Lamp (2648 Government St.) and the Radio Bar (3079 Government St.). The event will also feature food trucks throughout the day at the three locations.

Check out a full schedule at each temporary park below.

At Baton Rouge General

10:30 a.m.: Yoga

11 a.m.: Meditation

Noon: Chef demo and lunch

1:30 p.m.: Learn about nutrition

2:30 p.m.: Adult recess

2 p.m.-7 p.m.: BREC Park 2 Geaux

4 p.m.-6 p.m.: Plant a Garden

At Aladdin’s Lamp

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Little Free Library book drive, and cake balls and coffee from Brew Ha-Ha

At the Radio Bar

4 p.m.-10 p.m.: Pop-up gallery/exhibit, and interactive art

6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.: Belly dancing

8 p.m.-10 p.m.: Live music