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May 2018

Dome Building Workshop

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Learn how to build a dome, using Build With Hubs, Kit for Geodesic Dome Building. This kit uses pre-fabricated connection hubs that allow for the sides of the dome to easily snap together. Come together and build a dome! . The history of dome building on the LES goes back to when CHARAS built domes in collaboration with Buckminster Fuller in 1972/73. Syeus Mottel documented this effort in his photo-journalism book CHARAS THE IMPROBABLE DOME BUILDERS , first published in 1974 and now re published in 2017 by Song Cave Press & Pioneer Works.

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CHARAS IS ALIVE ON SPACESHIP EARTH

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - May 11 @ 9:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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CHARAS IS ALIVE ON SPACESHIP EARTH A project by: Matthew Mottel in collaboration with Loisaida Inc., La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez and DIAP (Digital Intermedia MFA program at City College Overview: The history of dome building on the LES goes back to when CHARAS built domes in collaboration with Buckminster Fuller in 1972/73. Syeus Mottel documented this effort in his photo-journalism book CHARAS THE IMPROBABLE DOME BUILDERS , first published in 1974 and now re published in 2017 by Song…

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CHARAS IS ALIVE ON SPACESHIP EARTH: Reception + Performances

May 9 @ 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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Reception + Performances

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Chino Garcia Oral History and Screening of CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth 

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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music performance by William Parker & Jackson Krall "Sitting In the parking lot”

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Ecological City

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Earth Celebrations’ ECOLOGICAL CITY, a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event - features a spectacular 6 hour procession featuring visual art, giant puppets and costumes with 20 site performances of dance, music, theater and poetry celebrating sustainability solutions throughout the community gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City.

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Last One Standing – Premier *SOLD OUT*

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Filmakers Gary Cruz and William Rosario from Yagrumo Productions documented Adela's life for the last four years culminating in their latest documentary "Last One Standing". They have immortalized the trajectory of this beloved Loisaida Icon.

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The 31st Annual Loisaida Festival

May 27 @ 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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Bridging Resurgence

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5th Annual Loisaida Festival TheaterLab 2018

May 27 @ 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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Bridging Resurgence

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June 2018

Performances: CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Films Charas, an independent cinema program, was an ongoing series during Charas' operation of El Bohio on 9th street between Avenues B and C. Bradley Eros, Lary7, Kit Fitzgerald and many others, known as the Optipus collective, were integral members of the East Village projection/film/video community. This performance in and around the dome in the Loisaida Center courtyard is a homage to the character and experimentation that was nurtured at El Bohio.

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Exhibition Closing: CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loisaida Center,
710 E. 9th Street, Lower East Side
New York, NY 10009 United States
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Please join us for the closing reception of the exhibition: CHARAS is Alive on Spaceship Earth with special performances from Art Jones, Krisia Ayala and Yuko Otomo. Art Jones will create live audio/video mix featuring the animated sights and sounds of NYC’s utopian future-past, projected onto artist Krisia Ayala’s installation. Both artists will use the dome as a sculpture to be activated through their own creative interventions. Yuko Otomo: a visual artist & a bilingual poet (poetry & haiku). She…

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