Showing posts with label FABnyc. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FABnyc. Show all posts

Thursday, October 20, 2022

About the LES Arts & Culture Open House this weekend

FABnyc has organized the LES Arts & Culture Open House for Open House New York.

From 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons, more than 20 organizations will host open houses and offer free programs welcoming people inside cultural spaces and "fostering more connections between neighborhood arts and culture groups and residents." 

You can find a list of participating East Village and LES organizations here.
As the FABnyc organizers said: "Arts and culture groups were hit hard by mandatory COVID closures, which lasted nearly two years, and they are not fully back yet. The Open House is one element in FAB's efforts to sustain the vibrant and diverse culture of the LES."

Friday, November 29, 2019

About the Messages to Go shopping bags that support small businesses in the East Village

[Rossy's Bakery & Cafe owner Rossy Caba, right]

The East Village Independent Merchants Association (EVIMA) and FABnyc have joined forces to bring greater awareness and appreciation to small- and immigrant-owned businesses in the East Village.

Beginning Small Business Saturday (tomorrow, Nov. 29!), customers can stop by any of the participating businesses and pick up their free Messages to Go shopping bags:

● Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, 28 E. Second St. (between Second Avenue and the Bowery)
● Downtown Yarn, 45 Avenue A (between Third Street and Fourth Street)
● Dual Specialty Shop, 91 First Ave. (between Fifth Street and Sixth Street)
● Exit9 Gift Emporium, 51 Avenue A (between Third Street and Fourth Street)
● East Village Vintage Collective, 545 E. 12th. St. (between Avenue A and Avenue B)
● Lancelotti Housewares, 66 Avenue A (between Fourth Street and Fifth Street)
● La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, 27 E. Third St. (between Second Avenue and the Bowery)
● Pageant Print Shop, 69 E. Fourth St. (between Second Avenue and the Bowery)
● Pink Olive Card Shop, 439 E. Ninth St. (between Avenue A and First Avenue)
● Random Accessories, 77 E. Fourth St. (between Second Avenue and the Bowery)
● Rossy's Bakery & Café, 242 E. Third St. (between Avenue B and Avenue C)

Messages to Go is an art project by Hatuey Ramos-Fermín that creates and distributes a series of reusable shopping bags based on conversations with local business owners and advocates to draw attention to small business displacement in the Lower East Side.

EVG contributor Stacie joy shared these photos of the bag featured at Rossy's Bakery & Cafe ...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Time again to take a Load OUT!

FABnyc's biannual recycling and repurposing event returns tomorrow (Saturday), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 E. Third St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

Per the FABnyc website:

Started in 2010, FABnyc noticed that materials, props, costumes and the like were being thrown out after each theater shows load out. In response, we organized Load OUT! as a way to divert what would otherwise be sent to the waste stream, and instead, brought to the hands of other artists and the public to reuse and repurpose materials for their next project.

Find out more details about the day here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Take a Load OUT tomorrow on East 3rd Street

[Image via Facebook]

The annual Load OUT! event is happening tomorrow (Sept. 12) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here are details via the EVG inbox…

FABNYC is hosting Load OUT!, a creative recycling and repurposing riot during which we bring together gently used materials from arts organizations throughout the East Village and LES. Take home costumes, props, and furniture for your next artistic endeavor!

In 2010, we noticed that local theaters were “loading out” sets and materials directly into dumpsters after productions ended their runs. Not only were the materials being disposed of inefficiently and unsustainably, but were often of great value to other artists.

As a creative response, FABnyc initiated “Load OUT!” inviting neighborhood arts and cultural groups, non-profits, and community members to donate sets, costumes, props and office equipment they no longer needed, to be made available to other artists.

Among the listed items up for grabs: 200 candles, costumes from La MaMa's production closet, 20 gallons of white paint, 70 cowboy hats, prop cigarettes, printers, a voodoo doll… (we saw something about tennis balls too)…

Load OUT! is happening at 11 E. Third St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery. Visit the FABNYC website for more details. Admission is $5; free for artists (not sure how you prove this) and students.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Get your Load on again today

From the EVG inbox...

Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) hosts its eighth Load OUT! — a twice yearly "riot" of repurposing and recycling activities today. FABnyc will gather gently used materials from arts organizations and other donors throughout the East Village/Lower East Side for this one-of-a-kind extravaganza, taking place at 11 E. 3rd St. (between Second Avenue and the Bowery) from 12-3 PM.

Load OUT! is specially designed to showcase creative thinking about sustainability and the arts. Artists and art students are welcome to take home any costumes, props, and furniture they need for their artistic endeavors, free of charge. Community members and non-artists can also attend Load OUT! for a small entrance fee of $5, and take away any amount of materials free of charge. Everything remaining will be repurposed or recycled responsibly by GrowNYC, Wearable Collections, Lower East Side Ecology Center, and United War Veterans Recycling. Any unrecyclable items will be properly disposed of by the NYC Department of Sanitation.

Load OUT! also features clothing, textile, and e-waste community collections - open and free for everyone from 12-3PM. Lower East Side Ecology Center will collect e-waste, and GrowNYC will collect clothing and textiles. A list of accepted donations is available here.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

10th Annual FAB! Festival takes over East 4th Street today

[Photo by Whitney Browne via the FAB website]

From the EVG inbox...

FABnyc will present the 10th Annual FAB! Festival today from 1-5 pm on East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. This one-day-only arts explosion features FREE performances and exhibits for all ages. Attendees can sample tasty bites from local food vendors while enjoying dance, theater, and music by artists from across the Lower East Side (and beyond!). All performances will take place across numerous indoor and outdoor stages and sites on East 4th Street. Full lineup here

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sonni's Boom Box leaves East Fourth Street

Now that the water main project on East Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery is complete, the construction crates have been retired...

Yesterday, workers hauled away Sonni's Boom Box and the other work commissioned through FABnyc's ArtUp program this past summer... Keith Schweitzer, director of public art for FABnyc, shot the following video yesterday...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

FAB Café is closing on East 4th Street; 'FAB Lab' on the way


From the EV Grieve inbox...

Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) announces the closure of FAB Café at 75 East 4th Street in Manhattan, New York. FABnyc will be holding a Closing Holiday Party, open to all 5-7 PM on December 14, 2012, the Café's last official day of service.

FABnyc plans to transform the café space into what will be called "FAB Lab." FAB Lab will function as a shared creative workplace and hub for community events and programs. Though forgoing its food service operations, FABnyc is excited about this transition, believing that it will better serve the neighborhood by providing new opportunities for creativity. FAB Lab is set to open in January 2013.

FABnyc originally decided to expand the scope of its non-profit community service by assuming the lease at 75 East 4th Street and opening the FAB Café in January of 2011. FABnyc broke a NYC record for opening a new café, from lease to health inspection, in under one month. The café was staffed and managed by artist-baristas who helped make the it a creative hub for the neighborhood.

FABnyc was also able to relocate the East Village Visitors Center, a collaboration with the Lower East Side History Project, to the space, creating a vibrant spot for tourists and locals alike to learn more about the neighborhood. The FAB Café & East Village Visitor Center has hosted a total of 11 art exhibitions since its opening, curated by Joyce Manalo and Keith Schweitzer.

After consulting with board and community members, FABnyc has determined that the FAB Café space will better serve by acting as a hub for artists, creatives, and local culture aficionados who desire to work and learn together. East Village Visitors Center is anticipated to continue operations out of 75 East 4th, however the structure and hours of EVVC are yet to be determined.

Closing Holiday Party:
December 14, 2012
5PM-7PM @ 75 East 4th St.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Load OUT! today on East 3rd St.; 'a reuse & repurposing riot'

From the EV Grieve inbox..

Load OUT! a Reuse & Repurposing Riot Plus Community Coat Drive

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 11AM-3PM

On Saturday, November 17, 2012, FABnyc will gather gently used materials from donors throughout the East Village/Lower East Side for Load OUT!, a one-of-a-kind reuse and repurposing event that showcases creative thinking about sustainability and the arts. Load OUT! will take place at 19 East 3rd Street (between the Bowery and Second Avenue) from 11AM-3PM.

At Load OUT!, attendees are invited to take home any materials they need for their next creative endeavor, free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with bags, rolling carts, tape, and string to make carrying away items easier. Items available at this year's Load OUT! event include:

* Lumber
* Stacking chairs
* Furniture
* Hard hats
* Sampling jars
* Costumes

Attendees are encouraged to bring textile and e-waste for an onsite collection.

A full list of accepted items for collection may be found here.

Gently used coats will also be accepted in a drive for New York Cares. All coats will be sent to New York Cares for distribution to the homeless and those in need.

OurGoods will also be onsite at 19 E. 3rd Street hosting a live barter meetup, along with participatory Barter 101 workshops taking place at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, and 1:30PM. Barter activities will encourage attendees to find new, exciting ways to share resources with one another in an increasingly difficult creative economy.

FREE admission for artists, art students, and local residents affected by the storm
$5 admission for the general public

[Photo from last year's event Whitney Browne]