Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Black Lives Matter Went To Make Music New York

And so I found myself at another one of those Black Lives Matter Art Show, well this time Black Lives Matter Show events just yesterday in that City of New York.  And this time it was Black Lives Matter went to Make Music New York @ Andrew Freedman Home, then @ Orchard Alley Community Garden, then to Prospect Place PlayHouse as part of that Black Lives Matter Show as part of Make Music New York on this day.  Well, it's sort of like there was an attempt to take a few posters and banners with those "Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter" statements written all over them and those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #berniesanders, #occupywallstreet and #nopolicestate necklaces, magnets and key chains to vend for $1 each somewhere in between at this event.  And in between singing that No Police State song at these places I found myself at, the highlight, well one of the highlights of that day seemed to be Gbenga Akinnagbe who played the part of Chris Partlow, I think as a junkie, as I was told..., in that TV Series, The Wire, signing that Black Lives Matter banner to share those thoughts on Black Lives Matter to where I took that all things The Wire, Law and Order drama series spin offs and more opportunity to take a photo of this actor in front of one of those Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter banners throughout my travels on this day.  And so that Black Lives Matter Facebook event invite read something like as follows:

Hi everyone,

I am looking forward to singing my No Police State song as part of my Black Lives Matter Show as part of this years Make Music New York. Please stop by if you happen to be in the neighborhood on Make Music New York day.

My schedule of performances are

The Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
The Bronx's premiere nonprofit alternative art space focusing on artists and musicians. 
Canceled in case of rain

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Carla Cubit
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Street Studio City
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM The NYChillharmonic

Orchard Alley Community Garden
350 E. 4th St East Village
A community garden on East 4th Street.
Rain or Shine

2:00 PM - 12:30 PM Allen Weiser
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Carla Cubit
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM The Legendary RT
03:00 PM - 04:45 PM Clarinet and Violin Duo
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Domino


Prospect Place PlayHouse
22 Prospect Pl. Park Slope
22 Prospect Place PlayHouse is dab smack, in the middle of the 100 Block of Prospect Pl. Park Slope Brooklyn, NY bet. 5th & 6th Avenues.
If rain, will move to a sheltered place

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Jixi Fox
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Didi DLicious
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM VIIK
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Square One
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM SØF
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM The Myth of Sisyphus
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM One Lucky Lady
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Carla Cubit
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM The Dry States
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM Globular Cluster

The Black Lives Matter Show invites you to perform or sing your song about all things Black Lives Matter and more. I will be singing my songs and participants are encouraged to bring a drum or some type of musical instrument to perform at the Black Lives Matter open mic.
The Black Lives Matter Show is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss, expand scope, perspective and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time.

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs.

And Make Music New York and the musicians as Make Music New York Rock.  Have a great Make Music New York Day and more.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Bushwick Arts Festival And Block Party

And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day one thousand and something, I think. And Occupy Wall Street and that all things police brutality and beyond movement Black Lives Matter are still moving fast. And in an attempt to maintain web 2.0 social media user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever blaghers block possible, I find myself posting about all things current events, headline news and other random thoughts of the day on this day. And so I found myself attempting to vend DecorForU ‪#‎berniesanders‬ , ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬, ‪#‎occupywallstreet‬ , ‪#‎nopolicestate‬ , ‪#‎brooklyn‬ and ‪#‎bushwick‬ necklaces, magnets and key chains for $1 each @ the intersection of Troutman St and Wyckoff Ave, which actually became Starr Street and Wyckoff Avenue, as part of Bushwick Arts Festival 2016, also known as Bushwick Open Studios and a 5th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party just yesterday, to be found in that rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn to be found in that city of New York as in those photos and video that find themselves posted above. And if I must blogger say, that all things art, graffiti and more event was really cool. And so those Facebook event invites for those Facebook events that find themselves posted above read something like as follows: 

Bushwick Arts Festival 2016

June 3 - June 5
Brooklyn, New York 11206

A free art festival in Bushwick & East Williamsburg! 
200+ artists across 30 locations

Saturday, June 4 at 10 AM - 7 PM in EDT

The Bushwick Collective
Troutman Street at Saint Nicholas Ave. , Brooklyn, New York  11237

Join us SATURDAY JUNE 4th 2016 to celebrate the 5th Year Anniversary Block Party 


LIVE Performances By: JADAKISS

Lil Waah
Chris Rivers
Joell Ortiz 
Dave East
Sun voyager
Lauren Flax
God tiny

50 Graffitti and Street Artists painitng live on buildings



Body Painting by PineapplePainting





Wyckoff Heights Medical Center - Parsons School of Design - The New School - The New School x The Bushwick Collective Art Exhibition + Live Music - Nooklyn - Montana's Trail House - KOBRA Paint USA - Kobra paint - Mana Urban Arts - Mana Contemporary - Mana Wynwood - #EBCcapital -#theJEFFERSON - #KINSEYcapital - Egg Shell Stickers - Lot 45 Bushwick - The Rookery - The Bodega - - #OAKBEVERAGES

Have a great Bushwick Brooklyn,  art, party and beyond day.
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