In some public spaces you "people watch". At Astor Place we "cube watch". Tables, chairs and parasols are back!! Swing by and chill with the Cube. Swing by this Saturday for the #AstorPoetryJam and swing by on 5/5 for the Friday night #AstorBlaster Silent Disco!! . . #astorplace #eastvillage #nyc #empirestateofmind #publicspace #poetry #disco
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The Alamo sculpture, the Cube, is fifty this year! Start the festivities at the Astor Poetry Jam, which celebrates National Poetry Month and Earth Day. The FREE festival of poetry, features LIVE poetry slams and readings, poetry writing workshops led by ‘Professor Poets’ from Bowery Poetry and a pop-up gallery of poems and stories in which to immerse yourself. In partnership with the Academy of American Poets and Bowery Poetry, Astor Poetry Jam brings the joy of poetry to Astor Place with four exciting interactive and poetic experiences.
The Astor Place Poetry Jam is tomorrow from 1-7 p.m. Go here for a rundown of performers.
And on Friday, May 5, there's the Astor Blaster Silent Disco...
Three live DJ’s will spin their decks with tunes featuring the very best beats of today, with a nod to the musical heritage of the neighborhood. Wearing FREE wireless headsets, guests will dance their way through the sunset and into the night around the iconic Astor Place “Cube” which will be the focal point of a dazzling light and projection show.
Find more details here.