1. DTA Flea Market - SATURDAY, 12-5! 
2. Stanton Parkhouse Campaign Update! 
3. LES Arts Weekend & Member Pages 
4. Cultural Organizing for Community Change
5Events and Programs in LES and Beyond!

1. Downtown Art Flea Market - This Saturday! 

All proceeds fund art + community projects at Downtown Art!

Art supplies, costume pieces, vintage accessories, music tapes, and LOTS MORE! Affordable, fun, and unique. 

Saturday, Nov 10 | 12-5pm
Downtown Art, 70 East 4th Street

2. Returning the Stanton Parkhouse to Community Use: An Update

Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez
The work we do in the Lower East Side is often long-term and the difference we make can be slow-moving and incremental. But every once in a while, something changes in a very definite way.  

FAB was just involved with such a change -- and it seems right to mark it and to share it with you, because you’re part of this story.  

This past year, FAB joined with community residents and local nonprofits in a campaign to have the Stanton Street Parkhouse returned to community use. We were one of several partners, and we came in during the final year of the campaign, but we played a significant role in constructing a creative event that served as a tipping point for a decades-long effort.  


3. LES Arts Weekend: THANK YOU! & Member Pages at www.fabnyc.org

A special thanks to presenters and attendees of our first LES Arts Weekend. We loved getting to know more about each organization and what they offer to artists in the Lower East Side. 

If you missed out, don't worry! FABnyc is expanding our online info pages on member organizations and the resources they offer artists, starting with the 18 organizations who presented at LES Arts Weekend. Check them out here!

4Cultural Organizing for Community Change

Sunday, November 18, 9:30am-6:00pm 
Littlefield: 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn NY 11217

Join NOCD-NY and fellow organizers, artists, media makers, and policy makers to learn effective ways to deepen your work and engage your creativity in organizing for community change. The day will include:

  • a cultural organizing framework
  • hands-on skill building workshops
  • case studies from across NYC and beyond
  • a neighborhood walking tour and performance
  • visits to neighborhood organizations
  • networking and resources
Presenters will include (list in progress)Arts & DemocracyCenter for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), Abou Farman and Raquel de Anda of Immigration Matters: Arts & Culture Network, FUREEInterference ArchiveJust Seeds, NOCD-NY,  Reg Flowers of Falconworks Theater Company, Ron Ragin, Theater of the Liberated, Urban Bush Women, and more.
Register here

5. Events + Programs in LES and Beyond!

Free Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon
October 21 - December 2 | 3pm
The Clemente, La TEA Rehearsal Room 203
107 Suffolk Street  NY, NY 10002
More Info
Member Org
Arts for Art presents free jazz each Sunday afternoon. Each Sunday highlights different musicians and performers. Children will be provided with simple drawing materials. The last 15 minutes of the performances will be interactive. This is a free event, donations appreciated! 

Upcoming Performers: 11/11
Maria Rosenbloom Trio
November 2-18 | times vary 
IATI Theater 
64 East 4th Street NY, NY 10003
More Info & RSVP 
Member Org

IATI Theater's 50th Anniversary Production, "Verano Verano" by Myrna Casa, directed by Jorge B. Merced. 

Tragedy befalls a once joyful couple. Now Adriana and Juan Pablo survive by longing and coming to terms with choice, and life’s twist and turns. Set in their beach house, the matriarch attempts to save her husband from insanity. Meanwhile, he straddles the fine line between delusion and the uncanny; he is trying to seize his last opportunity to speak to their deceased daughter.

Wasteland Opening Party 
November 11 | 2-5pm
First Street Green Art Park
33 East 1st Street NY, NY 10003
More Info & RSVP
Member Org
What would a “post human” era look like? Artists have explored this notion in the murals presented on view at First Street Green Art Park.

Join at First Street Green Art Park for a fun, fall party celebrating all of the artists who participated in this year's open call mural series, WASTELAND. Hot cider, cocoa, donuts and other treats will be served!!

Participating Artists:
Charles Basman, Alexander Prosser, Christopher Chiavetta, Nicholas Borelli, Anna Souvorov, Re McBride, Myles Hunt, Levi Haske, Kyle Norris, Alex Dizi, Erin Sharpe, Vanessa Powers, Chenlin Cai, Mikaela Zwyer, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Gongkan, Nat Koa, Grace Chang, The Community Mural School
Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography 
November 10 - December 2 | FREE
Opening Reception: November 15 | 6-8pm
Agora Gallery 
530 West 25th Street NY, NY 10021
More Info 
Manhattan Event 
Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography features the work of four contemporary artists as they challenge the notions of traditional photography. Using collage, double exposure, and blurred images, these artists illuminate the grace and beauty of their surroundings, revealing hidden truths of the world around us.

Stephanie Pitoy | Takyua Yamamoto | Danny Johananoff | Lliam Greguez
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 program is a proud partner of the Festival, offering complimentary rehearsal hours for the dance artists.

Ecological City - Planning Meeting 
November 14 | 6:30pm
Loisaida Center
710 East 9th Street NY, NY 10009
Member Org
Join at Loisaida Center for the first event meeting in planning Ecological City, a climate action, ecological urban pilgrimage and performance art event – featuring a spectacular 6 hour procession of 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.
Acephalous Monster
November 14-17 | 7pm
Performance Space New York
5782, 150 1st Avenue 4th floor NY, NY 10009
Member Org
For his new work, Acephalous Monster, Ron Athey turns to the Acéphale, the figure of the headless man, which inspired George Bataille’s secret society of the same name to combat nihilism and fascism before the Second World War in France. The headless or beheaded man is a powerful symbol of radical transformation, the driving force of all of Athey’s performances pushing towards the merging of humans and gods.


Other People's Money
November 15-17 
Phoenix Theatre Ensemble 
70 East 4th Street NY, NY 10003 
Member Org

Join Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in a staged reading of Other People's Money in honor of their 15th anniversary! 

Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle has targeted the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable, the stockholders could make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since the year one and his chief operations officer, who bring in a young attorney who specializes in fending off takeovers, she’s smart…too smart. 

November 17th reading will be at the Nyack Public Library in Nyack, New York

Anna Della Subin Reading 
November 16 | 8pm 
Poetry Project at St.Marks Church 
131 East 10th Street NY, NY 10003 
Member Org

Anna Della Subin is a writer, critic, and independent scholar. She is the author of Not Dead But Sleeping (Triple Canopy, 2016), a book-length essay on the cultural politics of sleep. Her work has appeared in the London Review of BooksHarper’sThe New York TimesThe White Review, and The New Yorker online, as well as in several artists’ publications. 

The Friday night series brings writers, artists, critics, performers, and audiences together in an uncontainable assembly. Poetry Project hosts readers from here and elsewhere to invite resonances across practices, open and press urgent dialogues, and build a space for shared struggles.

Upcoming Readings 

November 19 - December 30 | times vary
New York Theatre Workshop
79 East 4th Street  NY, NY 10003
More Info &RSVP 
Member Org
In this provocative and explosive new play, Jeremy O. Harris rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender and sexuality in 21st century America. Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara directs. SLAVE PLAY is the recipient of the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences and the 2018 Paula Vogel Award. 
New Exhibit by Haley Silverman
Opening November 21 | FREE
Swiss Institute

38 St. Marks Place NY, NY 10003
Member Org

The Swiss Institute will be opening a new exhibition by Haley Silverman: Protect Me From What I Am on November 21 until January 2019. 

Book Talk: Counter Institution by Nandini Bagchee
November 28  | 6:30pm
Loisaida Center
710 East 9th Street NY, NY 10002
RSVP & More Info
Member Org
co-sponsored by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation & Loisaida Center 

Author Nandini Bagchee examines three re-purposed buildings on the Lower East Side that have been used by activists over the past forty years. The Peace Pentagon was the headquarters of the anti-war movement, El Bohio was a metaphoric "hut" that envisioned the Puerto Rican Community as a steward of the environment, and ABC No Rio was appropriated from a storefront sign with missing letters by artists.
In the Bardo
November 30- December 21 
ABC No Rio 
519 Evergreen Avenue BK, NY 11221
More Info
Member Org

OPENING: Friday, November 30 at 7:00pm

An exploration of the liminal state between death and rebirth, as expressed primarily in the Bardo Thodol, known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The bardo will be explored as an opportunity for liberation, as a source of danger, as a transition or transcendence. In addition to spiritual and existential interpretation, the exhibition hopes to examine the Bardo as applied to political, ecological, economic realities.

6. Opportunities

Artist Alliance Inc. Residency Program 
Deadline: November 25
Artist Alliance Inc.  
107 Suffolk Street, #411 NY, NY 10002
More Info
Featured Opportunity

The LES Studio Program provides free three and six-month residencies to under-represented, emerging and mid-career artists. Artists working across all disciplines are encouraged to apply for fully-funded shared studio space in the historic Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center in the heart of the Lower East Side. There is no fee to apply. Residency includes: free studio space with 24-hour access, monthly studio visits with invited guests, curated exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, and a monthly stipend (available to New York State residents only)*

LES Artist Opportunity | Residency
Jerome Foundation Airspace Residency
Deadline: 11/15/18
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Grant
UrbanGlass: Project Proposals 
Deadline: 11/16/18
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Fellowship
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Fellowship
Deadline: 12/17/18
More Info 

Artist Opportunity | Fellowship 
New York Foundation Artist

Deadline: 01/23/19
More Info


Brooklyn Artist Opportunity | Fellowship
A Blade of Grass Fellowship
Deadline: 11/16/18
More Info

Artist Opportunity | Grant
The NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund
Deadline: 12/10/18
More Info

Visual Artist Opportunity | Open Call
National Association of Women Artists, Inc.: Women Celebrating Creativity
Deadline: 01/15/19
More Info

LES Artist Opportunity | Fellowship
New York Theatre Workshop Administrative Fellowship
Deadline: 03/15/19
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

Molaundo Jones - President 
Lee Ann Gullie - Treasurer 
Ela Troyano - Secretary 
Tomie Arai, Dipti Desai, Winston Estevez, & Jasmina Sinanovic
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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