Sunday, September 27, 2015

At the memorial for Adam Purple

Friends and neighbors came together yesterday at La Plaza Cultural on Avenue C and East Ninth Street to remember environmental activist and urban gardening pioneer Adam Purple, who died Sept. 14 at age 84.

EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by for some photos ...

Meanwhile, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) has an exhibit on display through Oct. 10 featuring photographs, zines and other ephemera as well as a film by Harvey Wang and articles about Purple's life and work.

MoRUS is also exhibiting the machine that created the purple footprints leading to his Garden of Eden on the Lower East Side.

Find more details here.

MoRUS is at 155 Avenue C between East Ninth Street and East 10th Street.

Previously on EV Grieve:
RIP Adam Purple


Anonymous said...

Thanks Stacie!
Can't help but think that Adam would be happy that so many people remember him fondly, and that his efforts will continue to inspire others.
Plant on!

Eden Bee said...

The Memorial was really nice. Tons of healthy food, speeches about what Adam meant to them by dozens and dozens of people and little brown bags full of garlic were given out along with white t-shirts you could tie-dye purple right there and keep. I met Adam when I was 14 years old and thought he was the greatest person ever.

Anonymous said...

RIP to an rare individual; I wish there were a million more like him!