SATURDAY September 23, 4–6PM •DANCE PERFORMANCE• Program curated by Martha Tornay and Ayo Harrington with Sheep Meadow Dance Theater, choreography by Billy Blanken. Art of Motion Dance -Theater “Monarch” (excerpt from HEAVEN and EARTH) choreography by Lynn Needle. Performances by Chloe London, John Gutierrez and more
El Jardin del Paraiso 4th St (Aves C & D)

Enjoy Incredible Music at Harvest Arts Festival

 The 2017 Line-Up at Green Oasis, both Saturday and Sunday,  368 E.8th St between Aves C & D

Saturday September 23

 5-5:45 pm        mbiraNYC


mbiraNYC is a musical group which presents the uplifting and magical music of the mbira (thumb piano) of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. mbiraNYC’s performances are engaging and participatory, with audiences encouraged to clap, sing and dance.
6-6:45pm   Deanna Kirk


Deanna Kirk’s voice has been compared to a lark and her rendeition of jazz classic like Fever would make Peggy Lee shudder.Deanna has recorded and co-produced 5 CDs as a signed recording artist with Atlantic and Electra Records.She hosts a regular Wednesday night evening of musical at Nomad, in the East Village. She won the Bistro Award in 2013 (outstanding achievement, jazz vocal).She is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award for vocal excellence.


7-7:45 pm   Tony Williams Band

 Tony Williams Band will get you humming, tapping and up on your feet with his classic funk and soul beats. His drumming style makes him a go to for many popular bands.




Sunday September 24


5- 5:45pm  The Green Machine*

 Sax virtuoso Arthur Green, brings his signature sounds of funky soul with his Green Machine, mixing a blend foot tapping rhythms and get up and dance beats moves you into action.

*Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts & the New York State Council on the Arts.

6 -6:45pm       Keisha St Joan*

 A seasoned jazz vocalist and a fixture on the New York City scene for decades, she is, at first glance, a garrulous, warm, expansive presence with an easy laugh and an eye, and an ear
her soulfulness on the bandstand, and in her unyielding commitment to her craft. Keisha’s ability to disarm her audiences with charm, wit, and vocal intensity, tends to obscure her more complex qualities.

* Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

 7- 7:45pm              Faith









What can be said about this amazing singer/songwriter, Felice captures you with her soulful ballads, with rock/soul and reggae flair, with the raspiness of Nina Simone. Felice Rosser “Sings in a voice both plangent and wailing” (New York Times).

LUNGS 6th Annual Harvest Arts Festival September 23 & 24

The 6th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is fast approaching this year, Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, Sept 24.  We are lining up a many great programs. Please let us know what your garden is planning so we can include it in the schedule and promotions.

This year HOWL Arts will be presenting their audacious program Sunday afternoon in El Jardin.

And we are very happy to announce that The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre will be present Czech & Slovak Fairy Tales With Strings with Puppeteer and Storyteller Vít Hořejš. Vít  performs a one-man show of Czech fairy tales (in English) replete with kings, clever village maidens, witches and spirits.  His marionettes speak in dozen voices, dance, play violin, swim and fly. Saturday 2pm at All People’s Garden on E.3rd St and Sunday 2pm at Campos Garden E.12th St

The remarkable Ray Santiago and his crazy hot band again playing for your dancing pleasure on Saturday night, Sept 23.

“Faith” with Felice Rosser will preform Sunday evening.

“Avon Faire”will join us again.

Paul Sachs will sing on Saturday.

The East Village Dance Project is putting together a program of dance companies.

The Loisadia Center will be presenting an extravaganza.

The Festival will have workshops and yoga as well as painting, photography, films, poetry and crazy fun.

Let us know if you interested in participating.

LUNGS 6th Annual Harvest Arts Festival 2017

The LUNGS 6th Annual Harvest Arts Festival is happening this year on September 23 & 24. Plenty of talented artists are going to be offering free performances, stay tuned for more info.

LUNGS CSA will begin Sunday, July 9  with fresh produce coming again from the Acevedos Family Farm in Orange County. Campos Garden on E. 12th St is hosting the CSA each July Sunday.  It’s still $10 for a bag of fresh produce, you pickup between 1-3pm, if you are interested send an email to

The LUNGS Summer Youth Employment Program will begin July 5, if your garden has special projects that need support, let us know.

LEEP the LUNGS Environmental Education Program will begin July 10 with free classes for elementary students Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 to 4pm in the gardens. More information on how to register.

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