Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pop-up exhibit will support the 'Save Our CHARAS Community Center' movement

From the EV Grieve inbox...

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space will host a pop-up exhibit in support of the movement to Save Our CHARAS Community Center (SOCCC).

Come celebrate and learn about the vibrant history of CHARAS/El Bohio and demand the return of this historic cultural institution. The exhibit will open tonight when community leaders, local activists and concerned neighbors will gather for a show of unity.

With guest speakers: Chino Garcia, Rosie Mendez, Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, Senator Brad Hoylman. More guests, performers and announcements TBA.

May 23 - 31, 2013
Opening Night:
Thursday, May 23, 2013
6-9 pm

Meanwhile, here's footage from last week's rally and march from PS 64 on East Ninth Street to Cooper Union.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Rebranded P.S. 64 up for grabs: Please welcome University House at Tompkins Square Park to the neighborhood

Efforts continue to fight the dorm planned for the former PS 64 on East 9th Street

Report: The Joffrey Ballet School will lease 2 floors of the former PS 64 for student housing


Anonymous said...

Stringer sucks and I do not want a dorm or 20 story building but I don't necessarily want Charas back either. They lost the property because they didn't pay their taxes. It would be great for a nonprofit to take over but it should be finacially able t pay their bills.

bow boy said...

Don't the marches and rallies seem really old school? Have they ever saved anything? Seems like what needs to happen is to get the law changed that lets a dorm be considered a "community use". By definition it's NOT. If our elected leaders are not working to change the law, then are they really supporting us or just posing?