1. Living in Sanctuary: an evening with Cinthya Santos-Briones 
2. LES Arts Weekend!  Oct 20 & 21
3. Displacement Alert Project Map 2.0
4. Help Return the Stanton Parkhouse to community use!
5. Events and Programs in LES and Beyond!
6. Call for Participation 
7. Opportunities & Deadlines

1. Living in Sanctuary: an evening with Cinthya Santos-Briones: October 15

Photo by Cinthya Santos- Briones

Freedoms Town Hall with photographer Cinthya Santos-Briones

Documentary photographer Cinthya Santos-Briones will share her latest work from her ongoing, long-term project about undocumented families living in sanctuary in New York City Churches. Sanctuary is the last alternative for keeping families together while they fight for a suspension of deportation. Cinthya's work centers the emotional, psychological, and political impact of taking sanctuary, while showing the poignant, quiet, and tender moments of establishing home, routine, and community. 

Joining will be Angelo Guisado, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Anu Joshi, Immigration Policy Director at the New York Immigration Coalition 

Monday, October 15, 2018  6:30pm- 8:00pm
Magnum Foundation
59 E 4th St, 7W  New York, NY 10003

This event is FREE  RSVP Required 

2. LES Arts Weekend: October 20th + 21st

Learn about opportunities for artists — residencies, fellowships, workshops, classes, affordable workspace — from 18 Lower East Side arts organizations!  

INFO SESSIONS at Downtown Art | 70 East 4th Street

Saturday Oct 20
Each hour includes presentations by arts organizations followed by question & answer period.

2pm Artists Alliance (Visual Arts) | Art Loisaida (Visual Arts) | ABC No Rio (Visual Arts)

3pm  Downtown Art (Performance) | FAB (Multi Disciplinary) | The Poetry Project (Literary) | Frigid New York @ Horse Trade (Theater)

4pm  Loisaida Inc (Multi Disciplinary)  | Rod Rodgers Dance (Dance) | IATI Theater (Theater) | New York Theatre Workshop (Theater) 

5pm  Magnum Foundation (Photography) | Swiss Institute (Visual/Performance) | Creative Time (Multi Disciplinary) | La MaMa (Multi Disciplinary)

INFO SESSIONS at other sites

Saturday Oct 20 
 WOW Cafe Theatre (Theater)  59 East 4th St. 4th Floor

Sunday Oct 21   
Duo Multicultural Arts Center   (Multi Disciplinary) 62 East 4th Street
12pm Teatro Circulo (Theater) 64 East 4th Street
1pm Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Multi Disciplinary) 236 East 3rd Street
1pm IATI Theater (Theater) 64 East 4th Street

3. Displacement Alert Project Map 2.0! 

Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) re-release Displacement Alert Map (DAP Map) now containing data on: 
  • residential displacement in New York City
  • loss of rent stabilized units, property sales, and construction permits
  • eviction rates
  • Direct links to get details on every property in the city from HPD, DOB, ACRIS, tax bills, Who Owns What, and OASIS Map
Report what you find! Send any feedback to lucy.b@anhd.org.

4. Help Return the Stanton Parkhouse to community use!!

Rafael Hernandez Houses Resident Association Leader Felicia Gordon
Thanks to everyone who showed up to make ‘It’s Our Park Day’ at the Stanton Building a success!  Our photo albums have more from the afternoon street fest and the evening projections

We’re working with the Stanton Building Task Force to advocate for the return and re-opening of the building for community use.  Local residents have been advocating for this for years -- yet the NYC Parks Department continues to keep the building as a boarded up storage site.
Please join with your LES neighbors and sign our petition! 
Sign the petition

5. Events + Programs in LES and Beyond!

International Human Rights Art Festival
November 12-14
Wild Project 
195 East 3rd Street NY, NY 10009
Member Org 

The International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF) in cooperation with the Wild Project present a multidisciplinary selection of events at the intersection of performing arts, spirit and social activism. With over 10 dance performances, the festival is a must-go for dance lovers, and will also include wonderful theater, live-music, circus, workshops, and spoken words acts. FAB's Dance Block is a proud partner of the Festival, offering complimentary rehearsal
hours for the dance artists.

Fight for Water in El Salvador
October 11 | 6:30pm
American Indian Community House
39 Eldridge Street  NY, NY 10002
LES Event 

Join the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) raise awareness about the fight against water privatization in El Salvador. This event will have a report back on this major issue threatening the 6 million people living in El Salvador.  Performances by Cruz Kontrol | Gilmarie BriosoThe DaizeezYeiry GuevaraChristopher Soto 

Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents ASL Slam
October 12, 2018
Doors open at 6pm | Program: 7pm-8:30pm
Nuyorican Cafe  
236 East 3rd Street NY, NY 10003
RSVP & More Info
Member Org

ASL Slam offers the stage to audience members to come up and rap, rhapsodize, and rehash at the stage! A space for literary and performing artists in the deaf community to present, create, and develop their works in front of a live audience. Tickets can be purchased pre-sale for $10 or at the door for $12.  All ages event. Followed by weekly Poetry slam, starting at 10 PM.

Ryan Health and NENA Wellness and Resource Fair 
Friday, October 12 | 10am- 4pm | FREE
Ryan Health & NENA Community Heath Center
279 East 3rd Street  NY, NY 10003
More Info
LES Event 
Ryan Health | NENA will host a Wellness and Resource fair to observe National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) which takes place on October 15, the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and aims to increase awareness of HIV/ AIDS in the Hispanic/ Latinx population in the United States. The day will be filled with free HIV testing and other medical screenings, as well as prizes, Latin music, dancing, and a nutritional demonstration. 
The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance
October 13 | 12pm-6pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, FL5  NY, NY 10003
RSVP & More Info
Member Org 
The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance. is orchestrated by Artist in Residence Ebony Noelle Golden and is co-produced with Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. The Homecoming: Joy. Ritual. Resistance. is a mini festival that centers public joy rituals, celebration, conversations with artists, thinkers, organizers, and community members. The program features public performances by artist who have been exploring joy as praxis with Ebony since April, an artist talk, and a panel conversation with community artists. #joyritualresistance 
1st Community Energy Efficiency Movement Meeting 
October 15 | 7pm-9pm
Loisaida Inc. Center
710 East 9th Street  NY, NY 10009
More Info
Member Org
Join Loisaida, Inc. and Beyond the Grid for this special LES Ready! meeting and workshop on how energy efficiency is an important element in achieving lower energy bills, resilience and improving quality of life in our community. Join the "Somos Loisaida" (We Are Loisaida) movement to organize a mass direct action campaign to identify, finance, and replace old and aging energy wasting appliances with highly efficient new ones.
Language Reversal Showing (in progress)
October 12-14
La MaMa- Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street NY, NY 10003
RSVP & More Info
Member Org
Presented by La MaMa with
co-commissioning support from ASU Gammage  
Language Reversal is a new collaboration between US theater artist Aaron Landsman and Serbian collective Kulturanova, about resistance and translation, performed in two places at once. Language Reversal will be presented in-progess, with interactive live-feeds from artists and audiences in Novi Sad and New York through video technology and design by La MaMa's CultureHub
Tough Broads Film Festival 
October 11-14 | FREE
Lower East Side Girls Club 
402 East 8th Street NY, NY 10009
Member Org

The opening night film is RBG followed by two more days of inspiring documentary films focusing on life-long activists. This is the Sisterhood / Brotherhood event that will refresh your spirit. The films in this festival represent the best examples of women power by celebrating the personal lives and decades long careers of inspirational women. 

Imagining the LES: Creating Community
November 3 | 2pm-5pm
Grand Street Settlement at the Frances Goldin Senior Apartments
enter at 168 Broome Street, NY, NY 10009
Member Org
SPARC and Below the Grid Lab will host a day of music, food, performances, art, and organizing to celebrate the past, present, and future of the SPURA community (now renamed Essex Crossing). Fifty years ago a vibrant community of multi-racial/ethnic residents and the tenement buildings they inhabited was destroyed by Urban Renewal. Now a new community of mixed income buildings, including 500 affordable apartments, is rising from these empty lots. This event seeks to knit together the old and new and imagine a strong vision of a more equitable and just neighborhood.

6. Call for Participation 

Master Workshop with Cuban poet, Omar Pérez
October 13 | sign-up by October 5
October 27 | sign-up by October 19
Loisaida Center 
710 East 9th Street  NY, NY 10009
More Info
Featured Opportunity

Cuban artist Omar Pérez, visiting from Havana, invites performers and community members to join him in the creation of the Post-Cuban Cabaret, an intensive workshop culminating in an evening performance. Workshop participants will do theatre exercises, explore themes in multiple forms (music, poetry, dance), and go through improvisational situations. In the evening, the workshop participants perform material that has emerged during the day. All the arts and skills of the troupe members are integrated into the performance, which continues to be based on improvisational principles. 

7. Opportunities

Artist Opportunity | Grant
"Made in NY" Women's Film, TV, and Theater Fund
Deadline: 10/16/18
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Grant 
Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists
Deadline: 10/21/18
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Fellowship
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Research Residency
Deadline: 11/02/18 
More Info

Brooklyn Artist Opportunity | Fellowship
A Blade of Grass Fellowship
Deadline: 11/16/18
More Info
Manhattan Artist Opportunity | Open Call 
Printed Matter Emerging Artists Publication Call 
Deadline: 10/21/18 
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Fellowship
BRIC Media Arts Fellowship
Deadline: 10/28/18 
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Open Call
The Untitled Space: Solo Show Proposal 
Deadline: 11/04/18
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Fellowship 
New York Foundation Artist Fellowship 
Deadline: 01/23/19
More Info

FABnyc's mission is to strengthen the cultural vitality of the Lower East Side. We implement this mission through a range of programs and collaborations with local cultural organizations, independent artists, community-based organizations and neighborhood nonprofits. We work as cultural producers, facilitators, and organizers with an ongoing interest in how arts and culture can advance community health, inclusiveness, and equity.
Ryan Gilliam - Executive Director
Kim Golding - Dance Block Associate
Emilio Martinez Poppe - Programs Manager
Dakota Scott - Director of Special Projects
Addison Vawters - Operations Manager
Imani Vieira - Dance Block + Communications Associate

Board: Tomie Arai, Dipti Desai, Winston Estevez, Lee Ann Gullie, Molaundo Jones, Jasmina Sinanovic, Ela Troyano
FABnyc PROGRAMS are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Humanities New York, New York City Small Business Services, City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, City Councilwoman Margaret Chin, Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation, Con Edison, La Vida Feliz Foundation, New York Community Trust, NYU Community Fund, and LES Ready!
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