On Saturday November 21st from Noon to 3:30 PM, join host and MC Cemi Guzman at The Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery at 1st Street, F Train to 2nd Avenue), for a celebration of the work of The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York.
Following in the footsteps of his father, actor and activist Luis Guzman, Cemi is producing this fundraising event as his high school senior year Capstone Project. “This is a way for me to honor my family’s Lower East Side roots and support a really exciting youth organization, one that is creating the next generation of leaders,” Cemi told his faculty advisor.
As organizer and MC of this event, Cemi has put together an exciting line-up of talented performers and local artists. Teens (and their adult friends and supporters) will be entertained by:
· Speakers: Luis Guzman, Liz Murray and author Ivan Sanchez
· Performances by: Cuculand from Yerba Buena, La Bruja, Kess (from the L.E.S), Krazy Race (From L.A), Mike Imperiale (From L.E.S) & Leon Heartman
· Comedy: Ruperto Vanderpool
· And dropping by to talk about art: Local fashion designer Victoria Keen, the one and only Lee Quinones, one of the originators of graffiti and New York Street Art
Admission to this event will be sliding scale for adults (tix sold at the door for $20 and up). Youth are being asked to bring a donation of canned or packaged food, which will be donated to the Middle Collegiate Church Food Pantry.
For more information about the Girls Club visit www.girlsclub.org.
Friday, November 20, 2009
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