Eric Sanderson at the LUNGS Harvest Arts Fest

Saturday, September 24, at 6:30pm at 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St. Please join us for a Slide Show/Discussion with Eric Sanderson, landscape ecologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, director of the Mannahatta Project and the author of the bestselling book, Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. 51cupltstxl-_sx380_bo1204203200_


imageCORNFIELD DANCE  will perform “Small Stages”  a 2013 duet on Saturday, September 24 at 4 pm at El Jardin del Paraiso E. 4th St ( C & D).

“Small Stages” features the Choreography of Ellen Cornfield, Dancers, Vanessa Knouse & Joshua Tuason,  Music by Andreas Brade and Costumes by  Ellen Cornfield.

The Dance Program at El Jardin del Paraiso includes:

Heidi Henderson and Students from Connecticut College
Kizuna Dance (Cameron McKinney)
John Gutierrez
Sheep Meadow Dance Theater (Billy Blanken)
Kizuna Dance (Cameron McKinney)
Rina Espiritu
Lauren Kravitz and Shantel Prado
Cornfield Dance (Ellen Cornfield)
Rod Rodgers Teen Dancers

and more

New York City-based choreographer Ellen Cornfield has been honing her work for over two decades. Her work exemplifies the exhilarating combination of heart and intellect, performed by dancers who “…are among the most proficient technical and kinetically expressive dancers around.” Her dances revel in the use of space, time and geometric relationships, and have rigorous structures that carry a pleasure all their own. She works with a mix of elegant, robust, and at times quirky movement material interspersed with surprising details suggesting stories that never become literal or obvious. Intelligence and humanity shine throughout.

Photo Credit: Photographer: Brooke Trisolini; Dancers: Cori Kresge & Joshua Tuason

The Fifth Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival

“As I floated lonely down the street one day

Who did I see slippin’ my way?

Slum Goddess from the Lower East Side

Slum Goddess gonna make her my bride” The Fugs

The LUNGS Harvest Arts Festivals celebrate the poetry/anarchy/history and culture of the Lower East Side.

The Fifth Annual LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) Harvest Arts Festival will take place in 38 community gardens on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016.

The Festival is free and open to all. Events include music, dance, performance, films, photography, painting, sculpture, puppets, and comedy as well as environmental workshops and yoga. Each garden designs its own programing, so the festival is as interesting and eclectic as the Lower East Side.

The 2016 Harvest Arts Festival is organized by LUNGS

(Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens), a nonprofit organization founded to promote, protect and preserve the community gardens on the Lower East Side.

For more information go to LUNGSNYC.Org