FOOD SAFTEY PROGRAM

Many thanks to Citizen’s Committee for New York City for funding our Food Safety Program in partnership with Campos Community Garden. This allows the gardeners to produce more organic vegetables for 33 households and share a bi-weekly donation of fresh produce to Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran’s Shelter and Food for the Homeless soup kitchen.

OPEN ARTS LES

OCTOBER 1st. Jim Flynn on harp. OCTOBER 2nd Anna Pasztor jewelry workshop.

OCTOBER 5th. FALLing for Art & Poetry – Carolyn Ratcliffe and Lissa Moira co-creative directors presented works by six artists, performers, poets: Aziza, Izzy Church, Jonathon Fox Powers, Paige Cutrona, Bina Sharif, Kevin Martin.

Art Loisaida Upcoming Arts Events

Open Arts LES (Oct 1-10) an opportunity to explore world-renowned institutions, vibrant community hubs, and unique small arts organizations that together make up one of the most creative neighborhoods in New York City! http://www.fabnyc.org

LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival, 10th Anniversary (September 24 – October 3rd) Art Loisaida Events are part of LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival. http://www.lungsnyc.org

In the fall of 2021 LUNGS hosts the TENTH Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival. This 10-day-long arts and cultural event is staged in more than 30 community gardens. The festival is FREE to the public and features dance, music, theater, spoken word, and much more.

Garden Stories Spring 2021

ALF’s Garden Stories project 2021 worked with 3rd graders at Childrens Workshop School to plant a traditional Native American 3 Sisters Garden. They went on to explore Lenape bandolier designs by creating their own individual stoles based on exploring Campos Community Garden plantings for inspiration. Instructors Montana Leonard, Gladys Feliciano and Carolyn Ratcliffe introduced the children to the concepts that this area was inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans before the European settlers arrived. We explored planting practices as to how corn squash and beans planted together compliment one another. The art project explored how the Lenape designs for their clothing decoration was inspired by nature and replicated plants and animals that were part of their everyday life. Each child created their own bandolier stole which they took home with them. We also engaged the children to write and draw their experiences in the garden in notebooks provided by ALF for the project.

LES Home Again: Gallery Exhibit

ALF.TNC.LESFA.2021.Artist list – DOWNLOAD

Surviving Covid: Gallery Exhibit of 27 New York Artists

ALF.Surviving Covid Artist Program – Read/Print

ALF.Surviving Covid Artist Program – Read/Download

East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side by Lower East Side Preservation Initiative’s A Photo-journal Essay

This remarkable collection of contemporary photographs, shot by photographers whose artistic roots in the East Village, shows unique and beautiful portraits of a now familiar neighborhood. This collection reminds people of our neighborhood’s beauty, wonder, and individuality and calls out for the preservation of its invaluable, irreplaceable legacy, for our own and future generations.