Saturday, December 7, 2019

Details on Day 2 of the East Village Arts Festival at the Tompkins Square Library branch

Today (Saturday, Dec. 7!) marks day 2 of the annual East Village Arts Festival at the Tompkins Square Library branch.

Highlights today include:

• Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

DQSH captures the imagination and play of gender fluidity in childhood, and gives kids glamorous and unapologetically LGBTQ role models. A drag queen will read inclusive books as well as storytime favorites, and lead participants in a simple craft. Sponsored by the Office of City Council Member Carlina Rivera. This program will be held in the basement community room.

• Walking Tour: Artists, Writers, Musicians of Tompkins Square
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tompkins Square Park has long been a center of the arts. Please join us for a fun, free one-hour walking tour, hosted by library manager Corinne Neary and local street photographer Michael Paul.

• 16mm Short Film Screenings: Artists in New York
1-1:45 p.m.

We will screen three short 16mm films, from the reserve collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts:

"Jackson Pollock" (1951; 10 mins.) Dir: Hans Namuth, Paul Falkenberg
From the straightforward documentation of the artist at work, and his personal explanation of what he is doing, to the original music score, everything in this film is marked with the intense quality of the late Pollock's personality.

"Artist in Manhattan" (1968; 9 mins.) Dir: Barry H. Downes, Linda Marmelstein
A portrait of Jerome Myers, a key figure in the famous Ashcan school of American art and one of the founders of the historic Armory Show of 1913. His paintings and drawings depict New York City at the beginning of the 20th century.

"Andy Warhol" (1965; 22 mins.) Dir: Marie Menken
Warhol is seen in his studio and at gallery showings surrounded by his signature pieces: Brillo and Campbell soup cartons, and his silkscreens of flowers and well-known personalities.

Mike Edison: I Have Fun Everywhere I Go
3 p.m.

Author, raconteur and musician Mike Edison will bring a program of storytelling and music, featuring performances from across his career as a literary wild man, focusing on selections from his books "Dirty! Dirty! Dirty!" and "I Have Fun Everywhere I Go."

Find the full rundown at this link.

The branch is located at 331 E. 10th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Previously on EV Grieve:
A visit to the Tompkins Square Library branch on 10th Street

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