Thursday, June 15, 2023

MDC and Tompkins Square Park T Shirts

Chris Flash had another one of those Shows in Tompkins Square Park last weekend. I know because all of those photos he posted on his The Shadow Presents... Tompkins Square Park Concert Series Facebook page says so.  And some of those photos and videos I took at the 3rd Annual Wastefest as I vended those Tompkins Square Park t shirts for $10 each while listening to Millions of Dead Cops find themselves posted above.

The bands that played were: 

* The Stress
* Sewage
* Action Park 
* Ache
* Death Cycle 
* MDC 
* Urban Waste

And there's another flyer that's posted on Chris's Shows In Tompkins Square Park Facebook page that's coming up in August that says "35th Anniversary of the 1988 Riots".

And what, if anything does this have to do with a No Police State. We are still living in crazy times. Have a great New York City concert day and more

Thursday, June 1, 2023

MORUS at The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival

We had a great time listening to Batala New York pass by in a parade while tabling at Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space – MORUS during The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival this past Memorial Day weekend. Viva Loisaida!

And those are the words I find myself typing on this blog the day after that Memorial Day weekend of events that has since come to pass in that City of New York.

And if I were to copy and paste that 36th Annual Loisaida Festival Facebook event invite and the participants of this Loisaida Festival event, it would read something like as follows:

“For the 36th Annual Loisaida Festival, we’re taking it back to our streets! Join us for a day of community on Sunday, May 28th on Avenue C!

We are gearing up to celebrate the The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival, every year on the Sunday before Memorial Day, Loisaida, Inc. celebrates our Latino and Hispanic culture, heritage, food, music and art by turning the Avenue C – Loisaida Avenue corridor into a one-of-a-kind block party spanning across 14th Street to 5th Street inside the historic district known as the East Village/Alphabet City/Loisaida neighborhood.

Main Stage

DāSo+ DJ Drestar, Batalá New York, Dorill Initiative Teens, Eljuri Power Rock Trio.

Kinto Zonó Plena & Bomba, VIVA Loisaida! Awardees Recognition, Lower East Salsa, NaboriNyah

Theatre Lab at La Plaza Cultural

Line-Up & Schedule

12:00 pm – The Island School (short play)
1:00 pm – Brentwood High School Bilingual Theater – (short play)
1:45 pm – Westbury School Bilingual Theater – (short play)
2:00 pm – DJ Sunny Cheeba (music)
2:30 pm – Alejandra Rosa (poetry, performance)
3:00 pm – Adriana Devers (poetry, dance, stories)
3:30 pm – Teatro Yerbabruja (short play)
4:00 pm – Teófilo Torres con Pateco (performance)
4:30 pm – Jota Erre (music)

Street Level

5th Street – 12th Street

Conjunto, Los Fascinantes, Casa Adela Rumba with Jip Jop Jibarito, PRIDA Artisan Block, Charlie Rosario Exhibition, Bouncy Houses, Bio Bus, Pony Rides, Thrive Collective * Community Mural Painting in honor of Jean Michel Basquiat, LES Sports +, PSA – 4, Kids vs Cops, Basketball Game, Loisaida Inc. & Listening Lab Activation”

And then there’s MORUS, that Lower East Side radical history museum that finds itself in that city of New York, whose Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

“Come celebrate the The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival. Join us for a day of community on Sunday, May 28th, 11:30 am – 5 pm, an all day festival of food, music artists, activists and vendors on Avenue C. MORUS will be tabling outside our space between 9th and 10th Street.’

And if I were to copy and paste their May/June mailing list , their upcoming events are:


Pop-up design exhibit at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

155 Ave C, NYC

May 19 through June 11

Opening: Friday May 19, 6-9pm
Viewing Hours: Fri-Sun, 2-6pm

“Design Without Authority” speaks to autonomous action, and building without authority in architecture and design. The project borrows lessons from an ad hoc approach often seen in the urban environment, where an abundance of improvised decisions, broken rules, unauthorized additions and constructions participate in the realization of the built environment. Can tacit architectural knowledge become ubiquitous, entering everyday life? 

Featuring Work by Catherine Grau + Nathan Kensinger, Fly, George Bliss, John Szot, Kotti & Co, LOT-EK, Marwan Kaabour, Mohamed Nahleh, Nina Cooke John, Nof Nathansohn, Ross Martin and Xavier Delory.Curated By Renan Teuman.& ABC No Rio In Exile

Screening: Saturday May 27 at 7:00Pm


Sunday, May 21…………12:00pm

Green Oasis Community Garden, 8th St between Avenues C and D
Come learn the basics of beekeeping for city honey bees and their importance to the urban environment. From pollination to good tasting honey, learn from bee expert Dan Rothschild of City Bees and Peas.


Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. 155 Ave C

Thursday May 25th…………6pm-9pm

La Plaza Community Garden

One of the cleanest forms of transportation is the wind. Come learn how to sail and let the world be your new home! Once you complete your free sailing classes you will have the opportunity to sail you own boat on the East River.


May 28…………11:30am-5pm

Come celebrate Latino and Hispanic culture, heritage, food, music, and art by turning the Avenur C – Loisaida Avenue corridor into a one-of-a-kind block party spanning across 14th Street to 5th Street inside the historic district known as the East Village/Alphabet City/Loisaida neighborhood. Mesuem of Reclaimed Urban Space with be tabling outside our space between 9th and 10th Street.


Saturday, June 3…………8:00pm

Wednesday, July 5…………8:00pm
La Plaza Community Garden, SW corner of 9th St & Ave C  NYC

Celebrate the light of the full moon in La Plaza. Pause and be guided into unconscious bliss under the healing light of the moon with a meditation. Then reconnect sonically with ourselves and the planet. Get up and move with the moon in a moon circle of healing, sounds and higher consciousness. Release your limitations and step into nature.


Help local communities as we help cultivate these beautiful community gardens


Last Saturday of the Month

May 27…………7:15pm. 

June 24…………7:15pm. 

Grand Army Plaza Entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Meets at 7:15pm at Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn, across the street from the arch where the Saturday Greenmarket takes place. Discover Prospect Park at night with a peaceful ride that visits the park’s little-known treasures. Bicycle lights are recommended.


Meet every Wednesday at the south side of Union Square, 8pm, April through October. Weekly social skate through the streets of NYC, since 1996. 


Every Thursday 7pm meet at Columbus Circle entrance of Central Park.

Hosted by Social Cycling NYC.


Last Friday of the Month

May 26…………7pm

June 30…………7pm

Union Square Park-North

This Critical Mass bike ride will be a celebration of future renewable energy and non-polluting transportation. Critical Mass meets the last Friday of every month in over 200 cities around the world. NYC’s Critical Mass and group bike rides increased bike riding and created the sustainable, safe infrastructure that we now enjoy today in NYC.

8-Ball Zine Collective Outdoor Zine Fair

St. Marks Place between 1st and Avenue A

Saturday, June 24th…………..12pm

MoRUS and Time’s Up! will be tabling and leading a free radical outdoor walking tour starting at 2pm, meeting at our table.


626 E 14th St between B & C Manhattan.


Sundays at 4:00pm-8:00pm & Wednesdays at 4:30pm-8:00pm. New indoor space will open after Easter.

Come check out the new TIME’S UP space: 626 E 14th St between B & C Manhattan

Open shop – you use our tools and stands to work on your bike. Experienced mechanics will be present to answer questions but you do the work. Bike workshops are free but we strongly encourage you to make a donation or become a Time’s Up member to help support our efforts. If you have a big project in mind please be considerate of the time and plan ahead.


La Plaza Community Garden. 9th St & Ave C, East Village

Come and learn how to fix your bike and do simple maintenance and tune-ups. This is a class, not a workshop, so you do not have to bring your bike. If you want to repair your bike you should be attending the indoor bike repair workshop which is every Wednesday and Sunday. 

First and Third Saturday of the Month.”

And in the midst of reading headline news of the day, some stories do not end as you expect and the only thing constant is change. Have a great Loisaida, Lower East Side Festival, Memorial Day weekend and more.