The Loisaida Center is proud to announce

2018 Artistic Residency Recipient:


Check out all the amazing work our workshop attendees have done. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and energy and THANK YOU Lucrecia Novoa for leading these workshops!!

Posted by Earth Celebrations-Ecological and Social Change through the Arts on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Earth Celebrations

Ecological City Project

Fall 2017–Spring 2018


The objective was to utilize the Loisaida Center to develop and host ecological arts, creative engagement, and puppet and costumes workshops, as well as to execute a successful Ecological City Pageant in the spring of 2018.


Ecological City is a cultural and climate action project engaging the Lower East Side community through creative strategies co-creating a theatrical pageant at Loisaida, and it involves environmental actions to develop and bring together climate resiliency and ecological sustainability plans, policies and solutions within the gardens, neighborhood and waterfront of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and its contribution to city and global climate challenges.

Completed Project

From fall, 2017, through spring, 2018, Earth Celebrations hosted several ecological arts and creative engagement workshops. Additionally, from February 24th through May 9th, 2018, they hosted specialized ecological arts, puppet, and costume workshops with the goal of exploring climate resiliency and ecological sustainability solutions. On Wednesday’s, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, artist Michele Brody would lead the costume workshops while, on Saturday’s from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, artist Lucrecia Novoa would lead the puppet workshops. At the end of their residency, on May 12th, Earth Celebrations hosted and executed the Ecological City Pageant, featuring the works that were developed during the workshops.