Showing posts with label La Plaza Cultural. Show all posts
Showing posts with label La Plaza Cultural. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2022

A solar pavilion fundraiser at La Plaza Cultural on Sunday

La Plaza Cultural is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday for its proposed solar pavilion here in the community garden on the SW corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C. 

The festivities include a performance by Claudi and Marc from Pinc Louds... there's also a variety of food, drinks, etc., from 3-9 p.m. There's a $10 donation for entry. 

As for what the fundraiser is about: 
We are raising money to install solar panels to power the garden and take us off-grid. The pavilion will also serve as a four-season classroom offering workshops for the community.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sen. Schumer announces infrastructure funding for community gardens at La Plaza Cultural

Photos by Stacie Joy

On Friday morning, Sen. Charles Schumer visited La Plaza Cultural on the SW corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C to announce infrastructure funding (aka "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law") for NYC community gardens...
Joining him for the announcement were Sen. Brad Hoylman and local City Councilmember Carlina Rivera...
We will update when we receive more specifics — beyond the general announcement/photo opp — about the funding for the community gardens... 

Monday, January 31, 2022

Monday's parting shot

Thanks to Ted Phillips for this photo at La Plaza Cultural community garden on Ninth Street and Avenue C yestersay. (Some more kids were there today.) Some local residents built the ramp Saturday by packing snow on the amphitheater seats.

Monday, December 6, 2021

A fundraiser under the stars for La Plaza Cultural on Thursday evening

The folks at La Plaza Cultural are hosting a winter fundraiser on Thursday evening for their solar pavilion at the community garden on the SW corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street. 

Per the invite:
We are raising money to install solar panels to power the garden and take us off-grid. The pavilion will also serve as a four-season classroom offering workshops for the community.
The event, from 7-9 p.m., will feature fresh-made Neapolitan pizza, seasonal drink offerings and s'mores from the Wayland, hot chocolate, tarot card readings, live music by Eric Hoffman and Ken Hatfield, and a raffle. 

You can find ticket info at this link.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

A moment or two at the Anarchist Bookfair

The 15th Anarchist Bookfair took place yesterday at La Plaza Cultural on the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C. 

There was a nice turnout, as this pic by EVG contributor Stacie Joy shows (click on the image to go big)...
... and two other scenes...
... with an appearance by Monty Cantsin...

Friday, October 1, 2021

About the 15th Anarchist Bookfair tomorrow at La Plaza Cultural

The 15th Anarchist Bookfair takes place tomorrow (Oct. 2) at La Plaza Cultural on the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C. 

Per the organizers: "The theme of this year's book fair is Mutual Aid and Zero-Money Living. Come browse through a wide selection of zines and books..." 

The Bookfair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find more details here

Afterward, there's the Emma Goldman Film Festival in Tompkins Square Park... read about the program of short films (expected to screen at 7:30 p.m.) at this link.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A farewell, for now, as Pinc Louds hit the road

Late Saturday afternoon, local favorites Pinc Louds played a farewell (of sorts!) show at La Plaza Cultural, the community garden and open-air theater on the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C.

In support of La Atómica, the band's second full-length release,  Claudi, RaiMundo and Marc Mosteirin are embarking on a 10-city tour starting tomorrow night in Chicago. 

EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by La Plaza for the concert...
... which included a performance by Maira Duarte of Dance to the People...
... in what was truly an all-ages show... 
And Claudi's fans got the chance to say goodbye as well...

La Plaza Cultural debuts two free lending libraries

La Plaza Cultural, the community garden and open-air theater on the southwest corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street, now features two free lending libraries ... with a third on the way.

For now, one of the bookshelves is on the outside fence along Avenue C, while the other is inside the garden, which is open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (as well as for other special events during the week).

Passersby are welcome to drop off books and pick up a few in exchange. According to a La Plaza volunteer, the bookcases are built of sustainable bamboo plywood paid for through a Citizen's Committee grant. 

Local residents and activists founded La Plaza in 1976. It was renamed in honor of Armando Perez, a community activist who was murdered in 1999, in 2003. 

Photo via La Plaza Cultural

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Catch the latest video premiere from Pinc Louds tonight at La Plaza Cultural

Pinc Louds, fresh off a rousing set at La Plaza Cultural on Saturday evening, returns to the community garden on the southwest corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street for a video-viewing party tonight of the band's new single.

"Aire Acondicionado" officially drops tomorrow, but you can check it out tonight. The screening starts at sundown, though the gates will be open earlier.  

Photo Saturday by Stacie Joy!

Updated 6/11:

Check out the new video below...
 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Hot in the city: Pinc Louds bring the (pre) summertime fun to La Plaza Cultural

Picking up from the previous post ... currently in a crackdown mode (to say the least), the NYPD would not let the Pinc Louds set move forward in Tompkins Square Park on Saturday evening. (No amplified music without a permit...)

However, the show was able to go on at a new location — La Plaza Cultural on Ninth Street at Avenue C, where attendees were treated to another euphoric performance on this hot (not-officially-summer-yet) night. 

EVG contributor Stacie Joy took these photos... 
In other Pinc Louds news, the band's new single, "Aire Acondicionado," drops on Friday.

Previously on EV Grieve:

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday's parting shot

This afternoon, the Loisaida Center hosted a "spiritual cleansing ceremony" featuring the amazing bateria drumming of Batala NYC at La Plaza Cultural on Avenue C and Ninth Street ... 

Derek Berg caught the group as they first performed on Avenue B.

P.S. 

We'll have photos from today's March to Save East River Park later on...

Monday, July 20, 2020

Monday's parting shot



A view earlier today of La Plaza Cultural on Avenue C and Ninth Street via Vinny & O...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Shell shock! Lost turtles return to La Plaza Cultural


[Photo by Chris W. from June]

Back in May, Wilson and Gator, two of the resident turtles at La Plaza Cultural, went missing.

In a bit of welcome news (for once), the turtles have been found... new signage up notes that the two are awaiting reintroduction to the pond here on the southwest corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street...


[Photo via @decolorescommunityyard]

Moving forward, there will be a turtle barrier around the water in the community garden to allow for "safe basking."

No word on how far away Wilson and Gator got.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Winter Flowers looking radiant this summer



More Winter Flowers have arrived along the fence at La Plaza Cultural on Avenue C at Ninth Street...









Rolando Politi created these unique sculptures from discarded materials in 2000, and displayed them at the community garden. The Winter Flowers, numbering nearly 250, had to be removed when La Plaza received a new fence last year.

He started hanging them back here in May.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Winter Flowers return this spring at La Plaza Cultural

Friday, June 12, 2020

Wilson and Gator are missing from La Plaza Cultural



Wilson and Gator, two of the resident turtles at La Plaza Cultural, are missing.

EVG reader Chris W. shared this missing poster from outside the community garden on the southwest corner of Avenue C and Ninth Street. There's an undisclosed reward for their return. No word if they were stolen or made a getaway on their own...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Winter Flowers return this spring at La Plaza Cultural


[Photo Sunday by Dave on 7th]

Winter Flowers, the unique sculptures that adorned the fence at La Plaza Cultural for nearly 20 years, returned to part of the community garden/green space over the weekend.

Last spring-summer, La Plaza received a new fence here on Avenue C at Ninth Street. The previous chain-link fence was sagging in spots and in need of repair.

With that, the handmade sculptures from discarded materials that Rolando Politi started creating in 2000 had to be removed in the fall of 2018. The collection had grown to nearly 250.


[Photo from September 2018]

While GreenThumb community gardens operating on NYC Parks property are currently closed to the public (open to gardeners only for necessary maintenance) you can check out the Winter Flowers along the fence simply walking by... and we've already heard from several residents who said they were happy to see Rolando putting these colorful creations back along Avenue C...