Tucked around the side of the Arts Annex, eight satellite dishes loom over the landscape. These dishes have been there since 1991, when Duke Tel Com installed them to receive and broadcast educational programming.

With the rise of the Internet in the late 1990s, the satellite dishes became defunct and now sit there, untouched. Sam Miglarese, director of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, said they had no purpose, becoming “anachronistic” and an “eyesore.” But on Saturday, April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m., the dishes will receive a makeover. The space will become a park, where groups can host events and people can gather or use as a quiet place to work.  Read More...