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CHARAS has served the Lower East Side for over 20 years, providing artists space, educational programs, and meeting space for countless neighborhood organizations. For the past 21 years, a coalition of community organizations have fought to landmark the building, enforce the use restriction, and return the building to community use. The developer is now in foreclosure and it is time to return CHARAS to the community!
‘STOP THE INVASION! An Exhibit of Artists Protesting the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
pop up show Thursday,Friday, and Saturday DEC 22,23,24
At the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space- 155 Ave C, , NYC.
Free / Suggested Donations strongly recommended to benefit charities helping people in Ukraine.
Seth Tobocman and Tamara Wyndham are co-curators of this International art show condemning the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. This is a travelling exhibit which was first shown in New York at the First Presbyterian Church on 12th Street and then again at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island.
This art show includes artists holding many different political and philosophical beliefs, working in different styles, from graphic novels to photo-journalism, from Fusionism to fashion design, and more abstract pieces. The artists come from many different countries including Ukraine, Russia, Italy, France, the UK, the USA, Israel, and Palestine.
The purpose of the show is to demonstrate that all over the world, people of good conscience condemn this invasion.
This art show originated with artists sending each other jpegs that were printed and shown in numerous locations around the world — so that this exhibit has had various manifestations. Versions of this exhibition have been shown so far, in Manhattan, Staten Island, Prague, Berlin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yerevan-Armenia, Paris-France, Easton-PA, and Miami-Arizona.
MORUS Holiday Market
THURSDAY DEC 22ND- SATURDAY DEC 24TH 1-6 PM
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space- 155 Ave C, first floor, NYC.
Winter Solstice is upon us and we are having a Holiday Market.
Handmade items by MoRUS volunteers.
Zines, Postcards, Art Prints, Hand-Made Holiday Cards, Patches, and More!! by Fly Orr
Holiday themed jewelry, hand stenciled t-shirts, hand knitted hats and ornaments by Carla Cubit
Customers can purchase handmade, local, artisan and vintage gifts for your holiday shopping.
Check out our tote bags, t – shirts, zines, books and other merchandise we have for sale.
Our exhibitions will be open for viewing and our radical history walking tour will take place at 3pm. We will have food, refreshments and holiday music. Come and hang out even if you can’t buy anything. We hope to see you there.
Happy New Year 2023
Additionally “Stop the Invasion” will have extended viewing hours during the holiday market. The hours are below:
Thursday, 3-6pm Friday, 1-6pm Saturday, 1-6pm
TIME’S UP! Annual Future Positive New Year’s Eve Bike Ride
SATURDAY DECEMBER 31ST
Start the year off right- on your bike or skates!
Feeder Bicycle rides Four meet-up locations:
9:00pm at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn 9:45pm at the Brooklyn-side entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge 10:00pm at Washington Square Park Arch, Manhattan 10:20pm at Madison Square Park, 23rd & Broadway, Flatiron side
Come celebrate a future positive New Year’s Eve in the great outdoors. We’ll be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free)! New Year’s Eve dance party in town, with fireworks!
Dress festive- don’t forget your noisemakers and party favors.
This year’s Annual New Year’s Eve bike ride and after party will be focusing on positivity and bring people together in the future.
Let’s stop the division and create a positive future.”
No one is free when others are oppressed. Have a great end of the year holiday event and more.
Hey again Bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And in the midst of battling Murphy’s Law, this blog post is yet another attempt to maintain web 2.0 user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever bloggers block possible.
And this blagh seems to have turned into a travel blog lately, to where I find myself posting travel photos on it, because hey, I don’t know where else to post those photos except Facebook or Instagram.
And so back to that 34th Annual Tompkins Square Park Riot Reunion Concert that passed last weekend, a show put on by Chris Flash of The Shadow, August 6th and August 7th in Tompkins Square Park in that city of New York.
And in between reading about the corruption of The People’s Convoy, there was a Loisaida Festival in that city of New York in that neighborhood of the Lower East Side or East Village for real estate marketing purposes, that I found myself at the other day, vending #flagsoftheworld & #iloveny necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each and Tompkins Square Park t – shirts for $10 each in front of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space – MORUS at 155 Avenue C, NYC, during the Loisaida Festival, Sunday, May 29th, 12pm – 5pm, an all-day festival of artists, activists, and vendors on Avenue C. And in all honesty, the only photos I took at this festival are those few that find themselves posted above.
” As a living history of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action. It celebrates the local activists who transformed abandoned spaces and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and gardens. Many of these innovative, sustainable concepts and designs have since spread out to the rest of the city and beyond.”
“The 2021 musical lineup included: world-renowned Mexican singer & actor Fernando Allende; Afro-Caribbean/electronic music project ÌFÉ; Puerto Rican folk singer Chabela Rodríguez; Afro-Brazilian Samba Reggae All-Female band Batalá New York, and acclaimed local contemporary R&B Soul-Jazz artist duendita as well as pop-soul singer song-writer Linda Díaz, the winner of NPR’s 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. It also featured a short film by the Puerto Rican theater troupe Y No Había Luz, a Cuchifritos cooking demonstration by María Bido part of La Cocina de Loisaida, a monologue by Loisaida Artistic Residency recipient Haus of Dust, and much more… Last year’s theme, ¡Viva Loisaida!, celebrated the Lower East Side’s roots, and the elements that characterize the neighborhood, and its residents, their resiliency, creativity, unity and growth. The official artwork for the 2021, 34th Annual Loisaida Festival was created by João Salomão, a local Brazilian artist also known as PIXOTE, whose distinctive style is heavily influenced by the Brazilian Pixação graffiti tradition. The commemorative poster for the 2021 festival was inspired by the LES punk and hip hop’s NYC graffiti scene of the late eighties and nineties that helped form João’s artistic practice. With the 2021 design, the artist also payed homage to Loisaida’s documentary photographer Marlis Momber, well known locally as the co-producer of “Viva Loisaida”; a 1982 film documenting life in the late 70’s Loisaida neighborhood.
Since 1987 the Loisaida Festival has been the largest community celebration festival event in Lower Manhattan, and grows annually in size, excitement, and impact. Produced by Loisaida Inc., founded in 1978 and one of the last remaining Puerto Rican community organizations in the neighborhood, the Loisaida Festival epitomizes over four decades of the struggle and success of the Puerto Rican/Nuyorican diaspora that settled in the Lower East Side as had thousands of immigrants and migrants over the 19th and 20th Century. This historic place – the Lower East Side— our ‘Loisaida,’ as poet, Bimbo Rivas, coined it in the 70’s, is still the ‘Gateway’ to America, a community that embraces diversity, welcomes difference, celebrates arts and culture, and preserves, in amber and performance, the voice of all that came through this LES portal to settle in this country.”