2016 LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival SCHEDULE by DISCIPLINE

FESTIVAL dates: Friday, September 23, Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25

Festival PROGRAMS BY Disciplines

(Times are subject to change)


Saturday & Sunday 12 to 5pm, sculpture by Andrea Arroyo “Boundless in the City Toyota Childrens’ Garden, 11th St, Aves B & C, 





 Saturday 1pm-4pm, Art Rumble live art/painting with Carolyn Ratcliffe, Roman Primativo Albear and more. Secret Garden, 4th St & Ave Cpainting-blue



All Day Art Installations by Annie Doran, Ross Schaner and the Cadillac Project, La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St,

7pm Garden Projections art show by Laurie Olinder garden-projections-web9C Garden (Ave C & 9th St)




Sunday 2-5pm Ever wonder who painted the 17 portraits of “Women Who Change the World” on the walls in the First Street garden? Or “What is that Bamboo Sculpture” all about? Come and Meet the artists, architects and young women from The Lower Eastside Girls Club who have created this lively and vibrant Art Park, and learn about our next art project. (ps- refreshments from the Girls Club Sweet Things Bake Shop will be served) First St Garden 1st bwtn 1st & 2nd Aves

4-6pm Fountain installation
 by Nicholas Vargelis, “Jeux d’Eaux” is an installation consisting of garden hoses and water sprinklers and other watering accessories commonly found in suburban yards and implanted as new infrastructure. More than serving the practical function of bringing water to the garden, this art work-cum-infrastructure makes visible what is usually hidden under city streets: a system overseeing transportation, direction of movement, and administering of quantities. Le Petit Versailles, 2nd St, Aves B & C



Sat | Sept 24: 4–6 pm Dance Performance Program curated by Martha Tornay and Ayo Harrington

The Dance Program at El Jardin del Paraiso includes: image

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


El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St, Aves C & D, 

Sunday 2

2pm Howl Arts presents Vangeline Theater’ WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE”- Butoh for Waste Prevention- Reducing Coffee Trash in New York. The Vangeline Theater is a leader in the development of contemporary Butoh dance (The Japanese post-Hiroshima dance form) since its founding in 2002. It brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of Butoh that captivates audiences throughout the world. El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St, Aves C & D, 


Friday, September 23, 6:30-9:30, LUNGS Festival Opening night party with” Source” Afro jazz Band, La Plaza Cultural, 9th & C

Saturday, 4 -7pm, concert-lungsSalsa Dance Party with “Los Facinantes” 9C Garden, Ave C & E.9th St,




Sunday, 7:30 -9:30pm, Dance Party with Ray Santiago Band Campos Garden, E.12th St, Aves B & C, ray-santiago



Sense: Dimensions of Radical Ecology noon A day of ecoperformance, lectures, workshops, and installations at La Plaza Cultural, urban amphitheater and permaculture garden in Alphabet City founded by Buckminster Fuller and Gordon Matta-Clark. Installations by Ross Schaner, Annie Doran and Cadillac Project

5pm Panel Discussion: Dimensions of Ecology with Stuart Losee, Felicia Young, Anna Fitzgerald and Chloe Rosetti, La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St

 6:30 Slide Show/Discussion with Eric Sanderson, landscape ecologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, director of the Mannahatta Project and author of the best selling book, “Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City.” 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St,

Slide Show/Discussion with Felicia Young, a social action artist and the Founder/Executive Director of Earth Celebrations, a non-profit organization engaging communities to effect ecological and social change through the arts. Earth Celebrations’ Save Our Gardens project (1991-2005) applied the arts and community to mobilize the grassroots conservation effort.6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St,

Film screening, “Concrete Gardens”, this summer LUNGS worked with19 City students in Summer Youth Employment Program in our community gardens. Partnering with DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center) the students learned the craft of filmmaking and produced an 11 minute documentary on our gardens. 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St,

7:30pm Films Garbagia Island” directors Arilyn Martinez Cora and Andrea Gordillo (12 min) “Rocketman ” Short from Ukraine by Den Kushnarov and Dmitriy Mulenko (10min) / “Panzie: A Rockumentary” by Damian Kolodiy and Sean P. Murphy (50min)  DeColores Garden E 8th St Aves B & C


6:30  “Midnight in the Garden”, George Hirose’s Photographs from the East Village and Lower East Side Community Gardens  George Hirose came to the Lower East Side in 1978 and immediately fell in love with its alternative culture and energy. George has continuously been involved with the community since and is a gardener at the Children’s Magical Garden. He is an Associate Professor in Photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and his fine art photography has been exhibited shows in the United States and abroad. Campos Garden, E12th St, Aves B & C,



1pm Loisaida Center and MORUS presents “Garbagia Island” A Creatures Performance and Fashion Show made with recycled materials. It’s a post-apocalyptic dystopian representation based on the parallels of the gentrification of the Lower East Side and the crisis in Puerto Rico. Artists: Rolando Politi, Marta Rosario, Kevin Perez, Nick Broüjos, Deedee Maucher, Nicola Tranquillino, Jamie McGann, Roman Primitivo, Zuleyka Alejandro, Daniela Fabrizi, Benjamin Cerf. El Jardin del Paraiso, E.4th St, Aves C & D

4pm Howl Arts presents Riki Colon’s “Men In Skirts”- From the streets of Loisaida comes this polysexual, multi-racial revue entitled “Love Is the Message.” Celebrating the beautiful rainbow of freedom that is our neighborhood with uplifting Vogue, gorgeous voices, House Music Beats and loads of  Runway action. Featuring vogue legends Derrick Pendavis Extravaganza and John Mitchell, Japanese Performance artist Masae Satouchi, incredible vocalists William Sanders and drag diva Ms. Dupree, runway sensations Blane and Tessa and Dancing Divas 908. A HOWL! Festival standard returns to the stage! Tens across the board! El Jardin del Paraiso, E.4th St, Aves C & D


Saturday & Sunday

Noon to 5pm Childrens programs, drawing project, singing colors, leapfrogging, tree talking, building a native structure, storytelling, PLUS  We can thank pollinators like bees and butterflies for most of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts that we eat!  Honeybees live in colonies, but most of our native species are solitary.  Solitary bees need safe, dry places to nest and we can help by making homes for them.  We will use invasive plants like bamboo and Japanese knotweed to build hotels for our leaf-cutter, carpenter, and bumble-bee friends.  Stop by to learn about The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to improve habitat connectivity for pollinators and make a bee hotel to take along with you! Fireman’s Garden, E 8th St, Aves C & D,

Noon -5 pm face painting, arts and crafts and storytelling M’Finda Kalunga Garden, Chrystie & Rivington Sts

 Saturday 10am-2pm Garden tours for kids with Diana Alutto, La Guardia Corner Gardens, Bleecker & Houston


Saturday & Sunday

12-3pm Health with Emerita Torres 1) Introduction to basic fitness exercises and stretching 2) Reading food labels 3)  The Power of Vegetables La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St

 Saturday 10am to noon Yoga in the Garden, Orchard Alley, 4th St, Aves C & D

2-3pm Guided Meditation: Matthew Caban and Jaquay Saintil invite you to Total Wellness, a guided meditation session. Bring a water source and an open mind. The Lower East Side Peoples Care Garden, Rutgers St, between Henry and Madison


11:15 am – 12:00 pm  Vinyasa Yoga
Get your stretch on with instructors provided by our neighborhood lululemon athletica. Please bring your own mat.Elizabeth Street Garden Elizabeth St (Prince & Spring Sts)

2pm Laughter Yoga with Sara Jones; 3pm Garden to Table Nutrition with Vanessa Berenstein; 5pm Laughter Yoga with Sara Jones La Guardia Corner Gardens, Bleecker & Houston

3-5pm Herbal Medicine Workshop with Parker Pracjek: Harvesting and Preparing Medicinal Plants (description: In this hands-on workshop, we’ll be working in Umbrella House Rooftop Garden to discuss medicinal plant identification, cultivation, harvesting, and basic medicinal preparations.) Umbrella House Rooftop Garden, 21-23 Avenue C between 2 & 3 Sts.


Friday, September 23

5–7pm jazz concert Lisala Beatty and Trudy Silver and MbiraNYCmbiranyc_lungs2016


All Peoples Garden, 3rd St  Aves C & D

8–9:30pm stylish Jazz with Statue of Libertyalexevent-2 6B Garden, E.6th St & Ave B,




1-5pm KRMN – 60s and 70s Folk, Blues and Rock; Good Leaf – Americana Music Creative Little Garden 6th St, Ave A & B

DeColores Garden E. 8th St Aves B & C

Sat | Sept 24: 1–5pm DeColores Garden E. 8th St Aves B & C Music Elizabeth Ruf (songs traditional and original) / Ben Cauley (keyboards and original compositions) / Avon Faire (a female trio inspired to sing in 3-part harmony & play traditional UK & Irish folk, Renaissance & Medieval, and folk/pop songs)

Avon Faire (a female trio inspired to sing in 3-part harmony & play traditional UK & Irish folk, Renaissance & Medieval, and folk/pop songs)

Tammy Faye Starlight (this satirical songstress returns to her old alter-ego as a barnstorming, crop-burning, evangelist country singer / Amen! Witch Camp with Amber Martin & Nath-Ann Carrera (More Fae than Gardinerian, this legendary Wiccan duo will become the Ises Black and pay homage to the harvest goddess with their soaring, on-point vocals. Spoiler Alert: “sky-clad” may occur at any time!)  Salley May longtime curator of the famed PS 122 Avant-Garde-O-Rama will be doing a performance with a cast of thousands Val Kinzler, singer songwriter extraordinaire.

2-4pm Acoustic Dias y Flores, E.13th St, Aves A & B, Jam with Victor Weiss and Michael Abrams

2pm music from New Orleans Warren Peace and Micha Davis Wheeler, Earth People Garden, E.8th St, Aves B &C

 2-4pm Arthur Booth, Jr, Kenkeleba House Garden E.2nd St, Aves B & C,

2-6pm Saturday jazz, Children’s Magical Garden, Stanton & Norfolk Sts,Art for Arts presents “Raza y Resistencia” 2pm  LathanFlinAli, 3pm  Larry Roland Duo, 3:45pm Avram Fefer Trio, 4:45pm Jaimie Branch Duo


2  LathanFlinAli Lathan Hardy – winds
Sean Ali – bass Flin Van Hemmen – drums

3  Larry Roland Duo Larry Roland – bass & poetry Michael Moss – sax, flute, cl

3:45 Avram Fefer Trio
Avram Fefer – tenor sax  Michael Bisio – bass Reggie Nicholson – drums

4:45 Jaimie Branch Duo Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Brandon Lopez – bass


3 pm to 4:00 pm: Folk Music: Eranga and Priyanga: A singing duo from New York – their vocal arrangements are complex, the harmony sublime and the voices blend in rich, vibrant tones. grand-opening-lungs-festival-flyer-revised-9-6-16The Lower East Side Peoples Care Garden, Rutgers St, between Henry and Madison






4pm Music Rockin’ Rick Eckerle with ArchAngels & Jets.  East Side Outside Garden, E.11th St, Aves 1st & A,

4-6 pm 60’s Sing-A-Long & Karaoke with X-Tine and the City Timbres 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St

 4-7 pm Sat & Sun Music Eclectic, Green Oasis E8th St btwn Aves C & D

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4pm Lukka 5pm Bob’s Ghost

6pm Clete and Friends

Sun | Sept 25: music eclectic

4pm Broadband

5pm Just Pete & Francie 6pm Keisha St John


5-6:30 pm Jazz Combo with Jim Flynn and friends, 11BC Garden, E11th St, Aves B & C


Noon-6pm Jack Hardy Exchange songwriters Circle with Norman Salant, Frank Mazzetti, John Hodel, Ina May Wool, Orly Bendavid, Libby Johnson, Rick Snyder, David Massengill, Paul Sachs, Chris Fuller, Steve Schalchlin, Mike Glick, Ed Tristam, Matthew Broady, Dana McCoy, Bev Grant,Diana Jones and other guests  DeColores Garden E8th St Aves B & C,

3:30 pm jazz quintet “No Chaser” Elizabeth St Garden, Prince & Spring

 2-3:30 – Jin-Xiang and friends – Soprano Voice and Piano Duets Creative Little Garden E 6th St, Ave A & B

2 pm Broadway, blues, originals vocals/piano by St Orr 11BC Garden, 11th St, Aves B & C

3:30pm Val Kinzler, singer songwriter extraordinaire.11BC Garden, 11th St, Aves B & C

 2-6pm Jazz– Art for Arts presents “Race and Resistance” 2pm  Karen Borca Trio, 3pm  Poetry Reading Yuko Otomo, Patricia Spears Jones, 3:45pm Laubrock/Rainey Duo, 4:45pm Dickey/Knuffke, 6BC Botanical Garden on E 6th St between Aves B & C

3pm music inspired by the cosmos and Native peoples with Carmine D’Intio and Goodleaf. Siempre Verde, Stanton & Attorney Sts.

 3-5 music by Elizabeth Ruf with afternoon coffee Parque de Tranquilidad, E 4th St, Aves C & D

4-7 pm Music Eclectic 4pm Broadband 5pm Just Pete & Francie 6pm Keisha St John Green Oasis E 8th St btwn Aves C & D

5:00 p.m.  El Sol Brillante Jr. 12thSt (Aves A & B)

Lost AXIS , an acoustic rock duo will perform a set in the garden.  lostaxis_banner



4pm performance piece by Theresa Byrnes, “The Bride” La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St

7pm Live performances by Susannah Simpson & Elisa Ghs La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St

7pm Renegade Cabaret in Exile, When the High Line opened in 2009, Patty Heffley, suddenly found herself staring face to face with park visitors. She responded by creating The Renegade Cabaret, an ad-hoc performance series on her fire escape that included music, comedy, burlesque and even a science lecture. Patty Heffley Elizabeth Soychak, Mary Foster Conklin, Roger Manning, John DiPinto and Amber the Poet El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St, Aves C & D



Saturday & Sunday,

1-5pm Poetry and spoken word, with Pitts and Friends and Count Slima Creative Little Garden E.6th St, Ave A & B

 Saturday, 3pm Collaborative Poetry Workshop with Rhoma Mostel, La Guardia Corner Gardens, Bleecker & Houston

Sunday 2pm, Storytelling-Open Mic, “Stories from the Neighborhood” Sam& Sadie Koenig Garden, E.7th St, Ave C/D

Sunday  2:30 -3pm Author Catherine Adami Reads From “On Elizabeth Street” Elizabeth Street Garden Elizabeth St (Prince & Spring Sts) What if you had a weekend in New York City to pretend you were the person you always thought you could be?

Catherine Adami reads from her comedy On Elizabeth Street about two college friends and former lovers, now in their forties, who are given a second chance to connect with one another during a summer weekend at an apartment on Elizabeth Street. The couple’s adventures include visits to many downtown jewels, including Elizabeth Street Garden. Find out more on catadami.com and poolhustlersdaughter.com.

 3pm, Poetry Reading Yuko Otomo, Patricia Spears Jones, 6BC Botanical Garden, E6th St, Aves B & C


Saturday, 6-7pm, “Sense” by Chloe Rosetti La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St

 Sunday 2-4pm, Live Radio Broadcast radio plays performed by Action Racket Theatre 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St


Friday, September 23— the walk starts at 5:30pm sharp at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Ave C. Come early so you can test the energy bicycle and enjoy the exhibits. Get energized by the bottom-up innovation that abounds in the East Village. This one-hour Green Map – Climate Week NYC walking tour features historic, planned, and exemplary energy generation and bio-design sites. We’ll visit 10 resilient solar, microgrid, green infrastructure locations and view Sandy’s impact on ‘ The New York City Community Garden District’. We end at the LUNGS Harvest Arts Fest opening party! Your guides are Marga Snyder of La Plaza Cultural, Paul Garrin of Beyond the Grid, Bill DiPaola of MORUS/Time’s Up, Wendy Brawer of Green Map and more.

Saturday, & Sunday

Seed Labyrinth walks all day La Guardia Corner Gardens, Bleecker & Houston

Saturday 10am-2pm, Garden tours for kids with Diana Alutto, La Guardia Corner Gardens, Bleecker & Houston

12pm, Permaculture Tour w Ross Martin, Marga Snyder La Plaza Cultural, 9th & C


Saturday , September 24 & Sunday , September 25

1-5pm tie dye workshops with Max Katz El Sol Brillante, 12th St, Aves A & B,

1-3 & 3-5pm Bokashi Composting workshop with Shig Matsukawa Children’s Garden, 12th St & Ave B

Saturday 1pm RAT ACADEMY with Caroline Bragdon Caroline Bragdon will demonstrate how to use Stalite to combat the rats. Stalite is a lightweight aggregate fill that is used in construction and horticulture – it looks like pebbles or gravel, All gardens that attend the workshop and sign up will be eligible for free bags of Stalite.
. East Side Outside Garden, 11th St, Aves 1st & A,

1–3 pm LES READY workshop Join LES Ready! to learn what types of disasters threaten the Lower East Side and envision resources and strategies to face them. LES Ready! is an LES coalition working to prepare our community for future disasters. Information about our work along with disaster preparedness resources for family members of all ages will be available. El Jardin del Paraiso 4th St & 5th St (Aves C & D)

1-3pm Solar Workshop: Our Power will give a 30-minute workshop on community solar– the cost-saving, solar energy solution designed for the quintessential New Yorker.
LES Solar Panel Artistic Display
Accompanied with the workshop Our Power will have an engaging, artistic solar panel display. The solar panel frame will start out as empty and bare; however, over the course of the festival, attendees can show the support for community solar in the Lower East Side by adding blue tiles to it. El Jardin del Paraiso 4th St & 5th St (Aves C & D)

2pm NYC Community Garden Coalition with Aziz Dehkan discussing Gardens Rising, building garden membership and protecting our gardens East Side Outside Garden, 11th St, Aves 1st & A,

2pm Green building workshop with Ross Schaner La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th

1-4pm Gardening Workshops with Penny Jones Fundamentals of Picturesque Gardening Learn strategies to make your garden appear bigger Liz Christy, Bowery & Houston

2 pm Foliage Color Design, Examine layering of blue, green, yellow, and variegated foliage Liz Christy, Bowery & Houston

3 pm Know Your Tools, Handle shovels, spades, and pitchforks; learn ergonomics to save your back Liz Christy, Bowery & Houston

1-5pm Building Tree Guards Workshop, with Kristin Ellington & Matt Saba Dorothy Strelsin Suffolk St Garden, Stanton & Houston


11am to 2pn “Pysanky Workshop” how to make Ukrainian Easter Eggs with Anna Sawaryn 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St


Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm. (Building door will be open) open Rooftop Garden with discussion and tours Umbrella House Rooftop Garden , 21-23 Avenue C between 2 & 3 Sts.

Gardens with OPEN HOURS

 11th St Community Garden, E 11th St, Aves 1st & A, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

 Generation X, E 4th St, Aves A & B, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

Brisas Del Caribe E 3rd St, B & C, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

Los Amigos 3rd St, B & C, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

 Miracle Garden, E 3rd St, A & B, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

Peachtree Garden, E 2nd St, Aves B & C, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

Hope Garden, E 2nd St, A & B, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

 Albert’s Garden, E 2nd St, Bowery & Second Ave  Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

Forsyth St Conservancy, Forsyth & Delancey Sts, Saturday & Sunday open hours 12-5pm

 Lower East Side Ecology Center E 7th St, Aves B & C, Sunday only open hours 8am to dusk