There's live music this afternoon featuring Kate Reddy (of the band 108) and tomorrow (2-6 p.m.) brings a live-painting event.
You can access the free show via MoRUS, 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street.
This photo show was initially set up in Berlin back in June. It debuted in New York as part of the Anarchist Bookfair, and after this weekend, it will be shipped back to travel across Italy.The photo selection is based on the 370-page Negazione photo book by DeeMo. It primarily focuses on the community surrounding the band Negazione, but there are also photos of other iconic Italian hardcore punk bands like Raw Power, Wretched, Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers, and Bedboys.
Without fail for 23 years, Brooklyn circus cabaret punx The World/Inferno Friendship Society have faithfully raised The Great Pumpkin at their annual HALLOWMAS celebration. Sadly, due to the recent tragic passing of their lead singer, their version of Hallowmas will not take place this year, or ever again.We cannot try to begin to replace that event, but we can do our part to help make sure that Jack is remembered on this sacred holiday. So, in honor of Terricloth, we are setting up a small pop-up exhibit as a tribute to our fallen Halloween-obsessed friend.Starting in the late 1990s, Jack used to make postcards for his band's cultish following. The cards would advertise the Inferno's latest shows, capers and misadventures. At a time when the internet was replacing how punk rockers mainly heard about gigs, Cloth refused to give up the art of the physical mailing list. He wanted some things to remain tangible.
We will display the original cut-and-paste postcard collages in all of their wonderful disintegrating DIY scrap art glory. We will also have some original handmade punk show flyers and pages to a lyric zine that he made back in the late 1980s.
A visual cut-and-paste elegy hoping to pay respect and send a message back to him about the work that he did. Because it mattered.
After the art show, a number of World Inferno fans will gather in Tompkins Square Park to play cover songs of their music. The band was booked to play a show in the park this Halloween. Obviously, the band will not be appearing but dedicated Infernites are still gathering around 5 p.m. to make sure the songs do not go unplayed this Halloween.
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) invites you to a 'zine release party and art show on Saturday (May 3). We will be presenting a history lesson in zine form — the history of our tenement building, No. 155 Avenue C, starting from when it was first built in the 1800s and ending when it was abandoned in the late 1970s/early 1980s.
Also, throughout May, MoRUS will be displaying photos from Brian Rose's book "Time and Space on the Lower East Side," a collection of photographs of the Lower East Side from 1980 and 2010, photographs that look backward and forward, that posit the idea that places are not simply “then and now,” but exist in a continuum of decay and rebirth.
Saturday's event begins at 1:55 p.m when the art show opens, featuring work by: Alyssa Tanchajja, Amy Westpfahl, Brian Rose, Diane Rohem, FLY, Konstantin Sergeyev, Lauren Denitzio, Mac McGill, Maggie Wrigley, Nico Ramirez, Peter Missing, W.D. Bickerknocker, and a collection of flyers, pamphlets and articles from Jerry the Peddler's Squatters & Riots archive.
Music starts at 5 p.m.
The nightlife operator said concern about noise at the soon-to-open location is news to him, and he looked quite perplexed that a quality-of-life complaint might be emanating from C-Squat.
His bar will not be on the lookout for loud students and, in a nod to the pre-gentrifying pioneers, Ersahin eruditely observed that the East Village “has a tradition of cultivating culture…from Jack Kerouac to Talking Heads.” His club, he insisted, is just following that tradition.
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) presents:
Eric Drooker Slide Lecture
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8 pm
MoRUS's Storefront in C-Squat
155 Avenue C
Avenue B native Eric Drooker will give a slide lecture exploring his early years as a street artist in NYC and will trace the evolution of his graphic novels into animated films — and from his cover paintings of "The New Yorker," to his slow infiltration of the mainstream. The artist will talk about growing up on the Lower East Side and how the changing landscape has shaped his vision.
He'll screen animation he designed for the movie, "Howl," reminisce about his friendship with Allen Ginsberg and discuss the process of adapting the Beat poem into the recent "Howl: A Graphic Novel." He will accompany his lecture on various musical instruments.
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is a living archive of urban activism opening in C-Squat's storefront on November 17th. The museum chronicles the East Village community's history and grassroots activism. It celebrates local activists who transformed abandoned buildings and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and community gardens.
This Saturday at 12 noon we will hold another trial-run squat tour. Longtime squatter activist Frank Morales will lead the tour and we will have a few guest speakers along the way. Please join us and bring all your friends! The tour will start at the museum's new storefront at 155 Avenue C and will visit several squats in the area. We will probably cover one mile over the course of about two hours.