Showing posts with label LUNGS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LUNGS. Show all posts

Friday, October 14, 2022

Last weekend for the annual Harvest Arts Festival

We're into the final weekend for the 11th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival...  where you can find activities at dozens of East Village/LES community gardens, each featuring various performances, concerts, workshops and other related events. 

Check the LUNGS website here for the day-by-day, garden-by-garden schedule.  

Thursday, October 6, 2022

The annual Harvest Arts Festival starts tomorrow in East Village community gardens

The 11th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival gets underway tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 7). 

This year's 9-day festival includes activities at dozens of East Village/LES community gardens, each featuring various performances, concerts, workshops and other related events. Check the LUNGS website here for the day-by-day, garden-by-garden schedule. 

The opening-night festivities are at La Plaza Cultural on the SW corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C... featuring "LGBTQ performers highlighting famed artists from the legendary Apollo Theater, with guest MC Lee Soldier Simmons." The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 3, 2022

These 2 community gardens are hosting a free summer theater festival

In 1956, Joseph Papp began the outdoor theater tradition on the Lower East Side when he introduced "Shakespeare in the Park" in the (now-demolished) East River Park Amphitheater. 

This month, LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) continues this tradition with the free LUNGS Summer Theater Festival in two East Village community gardens. 

Via the EVG inbox... 
The theme of the 2022 Festival is Mother Earth/Nature. 

The festival will present six 30-minute plays performed in two community gardens. Three plays will be performed on Saturdays, June 4 & 11 at 6B Garden, on the corner of Avenue B and Sixth Street ... and three different plays will be presented on Sundays, June 5 & 12 at Green Oasis Garden, 370 E. Eighth St. between Avenue C and Avenue D. 

A set of three plays will be performed twice on Saturdays from 2-7 p.m., and twice on Sundays from 2-7 p.m. Each program will be repeated the following weekend, Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.

This inaugural Theater Festival is curated by Penny Arcade, Erez Ziv, Riki Colon, Roman Primitivo Albear, Bonnie Sue Stein and Charles Krezell. 
Everyone is welcome! We are hoping for great audiences to experience Free Theater in our community gardens! 
Find more info here.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

On Saturday, a Spring Awakening and Car Free Avenue B

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) is hosting its annual Spring Awakening in honor of the neighborhood's community gardens on Saturday.

Here's more via the EVG inbox:
Join LUNGS NYC for the 9th Annual Spring Awakening. The parade kicks off from El Sol Brillante Community Garden (12th Street between A and B) at noon and continues to Avenue B Open Streets, where we'll celebrate until 5 p.m. with pop-up gardens, pony rides, presentations and more.
Avenue B will be closed between Seventh Street and 10th Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday as part of the citywide Car-Free Earth Day...
Among the activities on B Saturday (via this news release) ... 
• Bio Bus Lab: Scientists help participants investigate the environment through a different lens, and develop scientific reasoning skills in a mobile biology lab set-up

• Black Cowboys of Brooklyn: Children are invited to enjoy activities and pony rides from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. The Black Cowboys of Brooklyn are committed to sharing Black Cowboy culture and heritage with children in urban environments.

• Citizens' Climate Lobby: Learn about respectfully engaging elected officials, community leaders and the public on the best solutions for climate change. Children are invited to make climate change postcards.

• FABnyc/East Village Community Coalition: Participate in arts and culture workshop led by a team of artists and organizers working to preserve, strengthen, and grow the cultural vibrancy of the Lower East Side. 

• Materials for the Arts: Materials for the Arts will have a booth set up where everyone can make their own art pieces out of an inspiring selection of found objects and re-used materials including hundreds of leftover shiny CDs. People can make puppets, wands, and whatever else their imagination decides upon at this art-making station that celebrates sustainable strategies.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

A night at the opera via the LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival

The 10th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival continues through Sunday in neighborhood community gardens. 

Here's one of the more unique events taking place... tomorrow (Friday!) night, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble and LUNGS present "The Great Aria Throwdown" in the Campos Community Garden on East 12th Street just west of Avenue C.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., you'll find "an hour of music at operatic proportions featuring Bahati Barton, Perri di Christina, Diana Charlop and Jeffrey Mandelbaum with Pablo Zinger at the piano."

Find the full LUNGS schedule here.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The 10th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is underway

In case you missed our post from Wednesday... the 10th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is underway.

This year's festival includes activities at dozens of gardens, each featuring various performances, concerts, workshops and other related events.

Check the LUNGS website here for the day-by-day, garden-by-garden schedule. There's a lot of free live music on the calendar for today (Sunday!).

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The 10th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival begins on Friday evening

There are 10 days of free events in the neighborhood's community gardens connected to the 10th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival.

This year's festival includes activities at dozens of gardens, each featuring various performances, concerts, workshops and other related events (dominos tournament!). 

The festivities begin with an opening-evening celebration at 6 at Green Oasis, 370 E. Eighth St. between Avenue C and D.

Check the LUNGS website here for the day-by-day, garden-by-garden schedule.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Saturday's parting shot

A moment from the LUNGS parade today on Avenue B in celebration of the neighborhood's community gardens... photo by Derek Berg...

Friday, April 30, 2021

A celebration of community gardens on Saturday

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) is hosting its annual Spring Awakening in honor of the neighborhood's community gardens tomorrow (Saturday).

Per the LUNGS website:
The parade will begin at noon at El Sol Brillante, 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, meander down Avenue C ... cross 6th Street and end up on Avenue B. 
Spring Awakening will feature a photo scavenger-treasure hunt, prizes, music, puppets, workshops, comedy and art.
Some of the individual community gardens will be hosting events throughout the afternoon. Check this link for details. 

There will also be events in the afternoon on Avenue B between Eighth Street and Ninth Street in conjunction with Loisaida Open Streets. (Yesterday, City Council made the Open Streets program permanent. More on this later.)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

At the 9th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival


This last weekend saw two days of arts and events in participating East Village community gardens... as always, the annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival — an abbreviated and socially distant version compared to previous years — brought out the best in the neighborhood (art, music, creativity, community, etc.) 

EVG contributor Stacie Joy shared these images from the weekend.

"Sounds of our Ancestors" HOWL Arts at La Plaza Cultural on Ninth Street and Avenue C ...
"The Contemplative Garden: Nature is Healing" at Le Petit Versailles on Second Street...
Penny Arcade reading from "Front Row Seat At The Apocalypse" at La Plaza Cultural ...Michelle Shocked at De Colores Community Yard & Cultural Center on Eighth Street...
Dance to the People in Tompkins Square Park...
   
 Kuki Gomez at El Sol Brillante on 12th Street ... Elizabeth Detjens Maucher in "From Microbes to Metropolis" outside Grace Exhibition Space on Avenue C...  Nora Balaban and some mbira music plus her drawings at La Plaza Cultural...
Samone Leona showcasing her art at La Plaza Cultural ...
Ian Dave Knife at Tompkins Square Park...

 
Live Music from VC, featuring musician/gardeners Victor Weiss and Carmine D’Intino at 6 & B Community Garden ...


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Reminders: The 9th annual Lungs Harvest Arts Festival is this weekend

An abbreviated version of the annual Lungs Harvest Arts Festival is taking place this weekend in participating community gardens around the East Village.

Check out this link for the full list of performances, which includes a reading by Penny Arcade at La Plaza Cultural and music by Michelle Shocked at De Colores Community Yard & Cultural Garden.

And an overview via the EVG inbox...
It's 2020 and we are all stuck inside somewhere ...  This year's festival is dedicated expressing our situation through art ...  sharing the reality of what is going on in our lives

All the exhibits will take place behind the garden fences with the audiences on the sidewalks.

The audience will be moving, fluid. The art stationary. We want to foster our wild variety of sentiments through our art. We are all politically bent, given the times and election. Vote with your ART too. Let people know how you feel.

This as an Art exhibit and the gardens are the Green Museum.

It's perfect for touring audiences to visit and enjoy our community gardens.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Save the date: The 9th annual Lungs Harvest Arts Festival is Oct. 3-4

An abbreviated version of the annual Lungs Harvest Arts Festival is taking place on Oct. 3-4 in participating community gardens around the East Village.

Here are a few details via the EVG inbox...
It's 2020 and we are all stuck inside somewhere ...  This year's festival is dedicated expressing our situation through art ...  sharing the reality of what is going on in our lives

All the exhibits will take place behind the garden fences with the audiences on the sidewalks.

The audience will be moving, fluid. The art stationary. We want to foster our wild variety of sentiments through our art. We are all politically bent, given the times and election. Vote with your ART too. Let people know how you feel.

This as an Art exhibit and the gardens are the Green Museum.

It's perfect for touring audiences to visit and enjoy our community gardens.
More details will be on the Lungs website closer to the festival.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Last weekend for the LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival



The 8th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival concludes tomorrow in the neighbor's 50-plus gardens, which are hosting a variety of performances, concerts, workshops and other related events. Today's highlights include a Secret Garden Treasure Hunt that spans 10 gardens.

Check the LUNGS website here for the garden-by-garden schedule after the rally for East River Park.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Reminders: There is a lot going on in community gardens for the next week



The eighth annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is underway... with a variety of performances, concerts, workshops and other related events happening in the neighborhood's 50-plus community gardens.

Check the LUNGS website at this link for the garden-by-garden schedule.

You can also keep an eye out for this LUNGS newspaper with a rundown of activities ... picked this one up at my laundromat...





The festival continues through next Sunday, Sept. 22.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

8th annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival begins on Saturday



More than 100 events are scheduled in the neighborhood's community gardens starting Saturday (Sept. 14!) as part of the LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival.

This year's Festival now spans nine days in 50-plus gardens, each featuring a variety of performances, concerts, workshops and other related events.

Check the LUNGS website here for the garden-by-garden schedule.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Here's info on the LUNGS CSA



The folks at Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) passed along news about their ongoing community-supported agriculture (CSA!) program... and info about how to take part this fall...

The program runs week to week. A person can sign up just the weeks they want produce. One just pre-pays for the weeks they want to participate. It is $10 per week and you get a full bag of locally grown seasonal produce.

In September, the Miracle Garden, 194 E. Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B, serves as the pick-up spot Show up between 1-3 p.m. at Miracle Garden this coming Sunday [Sept. 1] and start supporting an amazing community organization that promotes the community gardens in the East Village while also supporting local farming and healthy eating.

All the money goes to the local family farm.

Questions about the CSA? Ask away via email: info@lungsnyc.org.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

An Earth Day gathering in East River Park



The above flyer is from the folks at LUNGS — Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens ... they're hosting an Earth Day celebration in East River Park tomorrow (Monday) from noon to 5 p.m. at the LES Ecology Center/Fireboat house by Grand Street and the seal spray shower (find directions here).

The LUNGS site has the above details here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Spring comes alive on Avenue C



On Sunday afternoon, Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) hosted its sixth Spring Awakening in honor of the neighborhood's community gardens.

EVG contributor Stacie Joy took these photos along Avenue C, where there were activities for kids (pony rides!) as well as live music, puppet shows and other garden-related events...