Saturday, November 2, 2019

A day-long celebration of Steve Cannon's life this Sunday

Steve Cannon, the writer and poet who founded the East Village-based magazine and gallery A Gathering of the Tribes, died this past July. He was 84.

There's a celebration of his life tomorrow (Nov. 3) at various locations throughout the neighborhood. Select details follow (find the Facebook invite here with more information) ...

• 1 to 1:30 p.m.: Gather in front of the old Tribes Gallery building at 285 E. 3rd St. between Avenue C and Avenue D

The renowned Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans, will kick it off.

• 2 p.m.: Salutations, poetry, music, dance.

Rebirth will be joined by NYC musicians via the Arts for Art “Artists for a Free World” marching band, spearheaded by William Parker.

• 3 p.m.: The Second Line will stop in Tompkins Square Park for poetry music and dance.

• 3:30 p.m.: Exit at 9th Street, Second Line continues west to 2nd Avenue, north to St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery

• 4 p.m.: Doors open to indoor music by downtown jazz (Vision Festival, Arts for Art) with snacks and drinks available in the Parish Hall until 4:30 p.m. (music continues in Sanctuary which will conclude w/ poetry performance by Anne Waldman w/ Melanie Dyer (viola).

• 4:30 p.m.: The formal service begins, with family, speakers, poets, films, Poets Choir, and a short play by Steve.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Though I was not blessed enough to have known him,These events sound like wonderful tributes to a man who was a multi-faceted talent😥💔