Co-produced by MEZCOLANZA NYC & Loisaida Inc. Starting at 12:00 pm on La Plaza Cultural Community Garden [Read Press Release here!] The Loisaida Festival’s Theater Lab, a production of Loisaida […]
The 2018 Loisaida Festival Sunday, May 27th 2018 11:00am – 5:00pm Avenue C Corridor / Loisaida Avenue / Alphabet City. The Loisaida Festival is the largest ethnic community pride festival […]
Through a collaborative project between Loisaida Inc., La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez and DIAP (Digital Intermedia MFA program at City College), artist and researcher Matthew Mottel (Syeus Mottel’s son) will build 2 geodesic domes (one at La Plaza and the other at the Loisaida Inc. Center’ courtyard) as an interactive art installation. In interviewing Carlos ‘Chino’ Garcia as part of his research, Matthew was told that the domes CHARAS built functioned as both recreational activity spaces and as experimental examples of how to build disaster relief housing in non urban areas. The same functions apply now. The dome at La Plaza Cultura, will be seen from the street, with high visibility. This will bring people to the other dome in the courtyard and exhibition happening at Loisaida Center, which will feature a more detailed documentation of the original events of 1972-73.
Pateco en Nueva York -at the Loisaida Inc. Center, will be a year closing event and one of a kind presentation for New Yorkers and the Puerto Rican diaspora to feel closely connected to the dire situation many Caribbean islanders are facing in the wake of the 2017 storm season, and to laugh about it.
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
The Loisaida Festival’s 4th Annual Theater Lab Co-produced by MEZCOLANZA NYC & Loisaida Inc. Brief description of participants and their performance, visual, theatrical or musical pieces: 1. Teresa Hernández / […]
In the face of political uncertainties, we will also consider what tactics and strategies work to strengthen cultural equity advocacy, to influence policy and to advance equity principles as part of what should be enshrined in NYC’s cultural plan. A report-back on the discussion will be included as a set of recommendations to the New York City Council’s 10 year Cultural Plan.
Ours to Lose tells the oral history of that movement through a close look at a diverse group of
Lower East Side squatters who occupied abandoned city-owned buildings in the 1980s, fought to
keep them for decades, and eventually began a long, complicated process to turn their illegal
occupancy into legal cooperative ownership.
Before we all break for the holidays, let’s refocus our energies towards realizing our self-determined liberated life. Engage in a strategic dialogue around needs and resources and learn to work together to define boundaries, affirm goals, and stand in our power.
The top literary event in Puerto Rico, and the only literary festival in the world based on one single community -the Puerto Rican community- which is held in two very distinct cities: San Juan and New York, and for the first time celebrated at Loisaida Inc. in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.