Friday, November 30, 2012

Squat or Rot

Squat or rot. Squat the world. The Squatters are your neighbors. Housing is a human right. And all of those other slogans and sayings that used to go with that squatter movement of the Lower East Side, now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes in New York City, maybe. And so now that Tompkins Square Park everywhere movement could now be thought of as homestead or rot in the age of gentrification and the Disneylandification of a neighborhood. And so I came across this Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Facebook event invite throughout my travels in internetland on this day for their opening party at their space. And that Facebook event invite and their website reads something like as follows:

Opening Party for Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7:00pm

*Due to Hurricane Sandy and its physical damage to the museum, the grand opening party was rescheduled from November 17th to December 8th. Come celebrate the opening of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) with a party at our C-Squat space, 155 Ave C, on Saturday, December 8! The museum will be opening to the public at 3:00pm Saturday, and we will be hosting events throughout the day, including a chain-cutting ceremony, tours, and presentations by community organizers. At 7:00pm, the party will begin, with live music, dancing, food, and drinks. Hope to see you there! Spread the word and help us open this innovative history museum in style!

Grand Opening The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is officially opening on Saturday, December 8. Councilwoman Rosie Mendez will kick start the grand opening with a chain cutting ceremony at 3pm. More events will follow throughout the day, including free museum and garden tours and slideshows. The East Village’s own radical marching band the Rude Mechanical Orchestra will play at 7pm. Then at 8pm, join us for a big grand opening party, complete with music, dancing, and plenty of food and drinks. See you on Saturday, December 8!

MoRUS Grand Opening Party
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
MoRUS Storefront at C-Squat
155 Avenue C, NYC (between 9th and 10th Streets) AddThis Social Bookmark Button

No comments: