Saturday, November 17, 2012

Load OUT! today on East 3rd St.; 'a reuse & repurposing riot'

From the EV Grieve inbox..

Load OUT! a Reuse & Repurposing Riot Plus Community Coat Drive

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 11AM-3PM

On Saturday, November 17, 2012, FABnyc will gather gently used materials from donors throughout the East Village/Lower East Side for Load OUT!, a one-of-a-kind reuse and repurposing event that showcases creative thinking about sustainability and the arts. Load OUT! will take place at 19 East 3rd Street (between the Bowery and Second Avenue) from 11AM-3PM.

At Load OUT!, attendees are invited to take home any materials they need for their next creative endeavor, free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with bags, rolling carts, tape, and string to make carrying away items easier. Items available at this year's Load OUT! event include:

* Lumber
* Stacking chairs
* Furniture
* Hard hats
* Sampling jars
* Costumes

Attendees are encouraged to bring textile and e-waste for an onsite collection.

A full list of accepted items for collection may be found here.

Gently used coats will also be accepted in a drive for New York Cares. All coats will be sent to New York Cares for distribution to the homeless and those in need.

OurGoods will also be onsite at 19 E. 3rd Street hosting a live barter meetup, along with participatory Barter 101 workshops taking place at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, and 1:30PM. Barter activities will encourage attendees to find new, exciting ways to share resources with one another in an increasingly difficult creative economy.

FREE admission for artists, art students, and local residents affected by the storm
$5 admission for the general public

[Photo from last year's event Whitney Browne]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You people need to get a life and stop painting murals on gentrifying restaurants and on the plywood or construction sheds in front of luxury hotel and housing developments. Also, please stop working with the city. All of this actually goes against preservation and goes against rent stabalized residents who are barely holding on. I like the preservation of the theatres and the props and supplies for theater companies but the murals work towards gentrification. Luxury developers actually love mural art because it helps to proliferate more luxury housing.