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October 2017

The Avant Ricuas: A Cross-Generational Poetry Bombessa

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Featuring Victor Hernandez Cruz Urayoan Noel and Edwin Torres This event is a reading, performance, and discussion among three Puerto Rican luminaries, celebrating the publication of Hernandez' new book, "Beneath The Spanish" (Coffee House Press). It will take place at our Center on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30pm ABOUT THE BOOK  Beneath the Spanish is history, the clash and melt of cultures, the conquest of the New World, colonialism, bilingualism, fragmentation, and cubism. Poems built of tobacco, sugar, café; Spanish, Arabic, English;…

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November 2017

Fantasy Island: Performances

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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For Shey Rivera Ríos and Huáscar Robles, Hurricane María is an atmospheric manifestation compounded by the fiscal crisis troubling Puerto Rico’s urban landscape. The installation and performance Fantasy Island is an experience that explores how tourism and consumer culture sell a "fantastical" luxury lifestyle, a tropical paradise twisting crisis into “opportunity".

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Fantasy Island: Exhibition Closing

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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For Shey Rivera Ríos and Huáscar Robles, Hurricane María is an atmospheric manifestation compounded by the fiscal crisis troubling Puerto Rico’s urban landscape. The installation and performance Fantasy Island is an experience that explores how tourism and consumer culture sell a "fantastical" luxury lifestyle, a tropical paradise twisting crisis into “opportunity".

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