Feb 28! Arts From Our Neighborhoods at MoMA PS1

Join NOCD-NY on Feb 28, 1-3pm at MoMA PS1 Print Shop for a button making workshop with The Laundromat Project (working in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant and the South Bronx), a theatrical excerpt by Downtown Art (working on the Lower East Side), a body movement exercise with STooPS (working in Bedford-Stuyvesant), and a screen printing activity with El Puente (working in Los Sures) and Mobile Print Power (working in Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan). Participate in activities and witness the power of art and culture as tools for community engagement. We’ll also have snacks!


Button Making with The Laundromat Project: “In my neighborhood I________”:

Join The Laundromat Project in answering the phrase “In my neighborhood I________.” Make symbols and thoughts about your neighborhood with a drawing, writing or collage that will be turned into a button. Participants will also be invited to pose for a photo portrait with their buttons celebrating their neighborhoods.

BIRMINGHAM 1963 with Downtown Art

Downtown Art’s BIRMINGHAM 1963 is the story of the struggle for civil rights based on oral histories and interviews of those who were there. Performed by an ensemble of young women, ages 14-17, BIRMINGHAM 1963 highlights the critical role of young people in the campaign.  Audiences are invited to view short excerpts and converse with the cast on how these historical events connect to our lives now. Performed by Juanita Andrade, Sanique Delpesche, Zola Gray, Mae Hardman Hill, Sierra Christine Johns, Samantha Levine, Fatou Niang, Anais Quiles-Lewis, Mariah Rivera, and Yelena Virovlyanskaya. Directed by Ryan Gilliam, music by Michael Hickey.

A Moment is a Movement: presented by STooPS Artist Wema Harris

Community is the intersection of people. There are moments where we engage or disengage from our community, embodying fears, anxieties, issues of trust and the urge to belong. Using specific moments in our recent history, we will use dance, performance art, and poetry to grapple with ideas of identity, fear, and the power of community movement.  Our co-created movement story will be enhanced with live percussion.

Printmaking with Mobile Print Power and El Puente: What does solidarity mean to you?

El Puente’s Visual Art Leadership program, an art class at partner school MS 50, and multi-generational collective Mobile Print Power (MPP), will host an afternoon of printmaking and conversations based around the theme of solidarity. Basic materials will be provided, or bring your own t-shirt!

This event is presented in conjunction with Greater New York at MoMA PS1. Free for New Yorkers, the exhibition is open the day of the event.

MoMA PS1 Print Shop, 22-01 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens.

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