New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: City Kitty

From Bedford Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Open 24 Hours

June 21, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

OPEN 24 hrs

Taken by Alex Tabak.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: In Flight

June 21, 2012 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

in flight

Taken by Pajarita Frenetica.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Free Pussy Riot!

Ordinarily I dislike posting press releases verbatim— but quite frankly this one is too good to pass up. Read on, gentle readers, and methinks you’ll understand why.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Kaitlin Archambault
Permanent Wave

TODAY: PERMANENT WAVE TO HOLD SECOND BENEFIT FOR IMPRISONED RUSSIAN PUNK BAND “PUSSY RIOT” AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXTENDED PRE-TRIAL DETAINMENT

(NEW YORK, NY) June 21st- Today, Permanent Wave will be holding a second benefit show for those imprisoned as alleged members of Russian punk band “Pussy Riot” at 8PM at 285 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY. The first show, on June 12th, packed the space at Death By Audio in Brooklyn. This show is taking place a day after yesterday’s announcement that Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, Maria Alekhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, will remain in detention during further pre-trial investigation until July 24th (freepussyriot.org). Before a recent change in the prosecution team, the trial was set for June 24th. Admission will be offered on a sliding scale with a $7 minimum donation. The show will feature performances from all female-fronted acts: The Shondes (http://www.shondes.com/static/), Making Friendz (Tami Hart of MEN) (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Making-Friendz/153308008025567), Ritz Riot (http://ritzriot.bandcamp.com/), Bachslider (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bachslider/220379011336945), and a DJ set from Maura Johnston (http://maura.com/). The show is all-ages.

From freepussyriot.org: “Three alleged members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, charged with ‘hooliganism’, have been remanded in jail, facing up to 7 years criminal punishment for allegedly participating in the punk-prayer Virgin Mary, Send Putin Away that publicly demonstrated for human rights and against the current oppressive regime under Putin. The case illustrates the gross level of violations against human rights in Russia and requires immediate attention. The detained activists now need the support of the world’s community.” Amnesty International have called for the women’s immediate release.

Permanent Wave (thepermanentwave.org) is a national network of feminist artists and activists. The group challenges gender inequality as it manifests itself in art, politics, and personal lives. Members believe that women should see each other as collaborators and inspirations, not rivals. The group exists as a continuation the feminist movement by creating a revolutionary arts movement that’s relevant to women, queer, and trans people today. Permanent Wave book benefits and other shows, host movie screenings, organize protests, and generate dialogue on feminist issues facing artists, musicians, and the public.

This show is the second of a series of “Pussy Riot” events orchestrated by Permanent Wave to take place across the nation this summer.

You can learn more about this event by perusing its Facebook page. Check it out!

Benefit For Pussy Riot
Today, June 21st starting at 8:00 p.m.
Price of Admission/Suggested Donation: $7.00 minimum
285 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Morgan Avenue

Per a fellow employed at the establishment where this missive is located, this is their slogan.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: El Adios

From Troutman Street.

The Word On The Street, Part I: A Kingsland Avenue PSA

Taken June 21, 2012.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Sunshine Laundromat

Taken June 21, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Java Street

Taken June 20, 2012.

THIS WEEKEND: Red Shed Garden Summer Barbecue & Block Party!

Given that yours truly was not appointed with anything resembling a green thumb I have a genuine appreciation for those who do. Thus why I am pleased as punch to pass along that the folks at Red Shed Garden will be having their annual Summer Barbecue and block party this upcoming Saturday, June 23rd! Those of you who are unfamiliar with this lovely endeavor can get a taste by perusing the following (granted, a few years old) slide show below.

Any and all who have the opportunity do swing by and see Red Shed Garden for yourselves. Not only will you be supporting a great cause but chances are you will have a lot of fun in the process!

Red Shed Garden Barbecue & Block Party
Saturday, June 23, 2012 starting at 1:00 p.m.
266 Skillman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211