Thin Green Line Timeline/Bibliography

A Thin Green Line was a community gardener’s project in 2000. It was developed and written by an Artistas de Loisaida collaborative. Diana Signa Klein, James Jiler, Pam Pier, Carolyn Ratcliffe and Sylvia Syracuse. It was presented at the American Community Garden Coalition at Columbia University in 2001. This project was made possible from theContinue reading “Thin Green Line Timeline/Bibliography”


Upcoming Exhibit November 6th, 2021 to January 3rd 2022 THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY CRYSTAL FIELD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PRESENTS JUST ACT NORMAL AN ART LOISAIDA VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT Artist Application for exhibiting due by October 22, 2021. Download for more details.


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.


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! LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival, 10th Anniversary (September 24 – October 3rd) Art Loisaida Events are part of LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival.Continue reading “Art Loisaida Upcoming Arts Events”

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 toContinue reading “Garden Stories Spring 2021”

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.