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April 2019

LATINOAMERICANIDAD

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Fabián Villegas is a writer, journalist, spoken word artist, scholar and researcher in Global South epistemologies, decolonial thoughts and racial studies. Since 2007 to date, Villegas has been invited to give multiple conferences, seminars, lectures and workshops in various universities and academic centers, renowned art biennials and community cultural centers across the globe. He is also the co-founder of Contranarrativas, a collaborative project that seeks to create horizontal knowledge production spaces to stimulate the visibility, dissemination and production of epistemologies, decolonial narratives and peripheral aesthetics of the Global South. Born in Mexico City, Villegas currently resides in the Dominican Republic.

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May 2019

Pasado y Presente: Art After the Young Lords

May 3
Nathan Cummings Foundation,
475 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
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The Loisaida Center, in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation, are pleased to announce the opening of Pasado y Presente: Art After the Young Lords, an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Young Lords Organization in New York that will be on view at the Nathan Cummings Foundation offices through October 25, 2019.

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LOISAIDA SMORGASBORD CABARET & RESTORATION PROJECTS

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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L.A.B. & Loisaida Inc. Center present:

THE LOISIADA SMORGASBORD CABARET: A night of visual art and performance not to be missed!

Friday, May 10, 2019
6:30 pm Doors Open - Performances begin at 8:00 pm
at the Loisaida Center, 710 E 9th St

Plus:
Opening reception of: Rolando's Winter Flowers & Bimbo Rivas' post-mortem prints: part of the Loisaida Restoration Projects & The Production of Nabe program

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Fiestas de Cruz at Loisaida

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Loisaida Inc. Center presents: Fiestas de Cruz at Loisaida Saturday, May 11 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm A Loisaida Tradition! Loisaida Inc. and its project The Plenatorium are pleased to host a performance and ritual stemming straight from the faith based history of Puerto Ricans in the Lower East Side. The "Feast of the Holy Cross" roughly translates into "Fiestas de Cruz" and members of the community have kept it alive from generation to generation through oral history. On…

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2019 Loisaida Basketball Tournament

May 25 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dry Dock playground,
Avenue D and 10th Street
Manhattan, NY 10009 United States
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Organized by Loisaida Inc. with the support of Tom Brasuell and, with the help of many of you, the first Loisaida Basketball Tournament is open to boys and girls ages 12 to 16. Register today!

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The 32nd Annual Loisaida Festival

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Avenue C Corridor,
12th - 6th Streets on Avenue C
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Strong Roots, Healthy Branches: Harvesting Connections

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June 2019

Trans & Gender Equity in the YLP

June 26 @ 6:30 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Advocating for the total liberation of women, The Young Lords Women Union produced its own groundbreaking newspaper, La Luchadora, that addressed the specific socio-racial oppressions confronting Afro/Latinx women. Join Young Lords members Iris Morales and Gloria Rodriguez to discuss the platform and activism of the Young Lords Party Women’s Union and the Latinx feminist philosphy: Mujerismo.  Moderated by Johanna Fernandez, PhD.

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Puerto Rico, Debt & Education led by artist-in-residence Jocelyn Bonadio-de Freitas

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Simultaneous events at Loisaida Center and Pública will explore the tension between the traditional and the 21st century as it relates to all things FOOD. Themes and topics will include: growing ingredients, recipes, colonization and agriculture, farming and imported food, where traditional cuisine comes from, where and how Puerto Rican food can be found and prepared locally – both on LES and in Santurce/on the island.

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July 2019

Los Tres del Tablao – Bohemia Flamenca

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Don’t miss the only performance from ‘Los Tres del Tablao’ in the New York.

Come and enjoy this ‘Bohemia Flamenca’ directly from Puerto Rico.

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The Infinite Flash of Memory: A conversation on Jardín de Pulpos (Octopus’s Garden)

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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This evening features a discussion about Latin American resistance movements and protest-theatre art originated in the 20th century; about the collaborative creative process, dramaturgy, acting, staging, and translating Jardín de pulpos for the 21st century Anglophone US audience.

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