The only thing constant is change and some stories do not end as you expect.
Another year here on planet earth. 2022, according to that Gregorian calendar, has passed since I last signed in to post on this blog. And in between following King Jesus and his Guardians of Divinity Drag Queen Story Hour protests at Elmhurst Queens, Andrew Heiskell, Stavros Niarchos, 96th Street and other New York City Public Libraries, via East Ghost Reports, NJEG Media’s videos and internet travel, and reading other gog and magog seemingly end of the world headline news of the day…..
It was also an attempt to have a MoRUS Fly & Carla Holiday Art Market on the coldest day in New York City in three years at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, that radical history museum that finds itself in that City of New York, where I attempted to vend that Black Lives Matter jewelry, those Tompkins Square Park T – Shirt ‘s with Fly Orr and lots of Fly hand stamped holiday cards and more. And if I could just copy and paste that MORUS mailing list information for this holiday market and other events at morus, because hey, it’s less writing sometimes… And that Bill TIME’S UP events mailing list would read something like as follows:
Join us at a Rally to save CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH AT 12 NOON
605 E 9th St between Ave B and C
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:
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.