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TODAY: A Couple of Art-Related Events For A Good Cause

April 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

First up, the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and Woodshed Collective will be co-hosting a fund raiser at Public Assembly this evening starting at 8 o’clock. Here’s the 411 from their press release:

The 19th Annual North Brooklyn Talent Show, to be held at Public Assembly, in Williamsburg, April 22nd at 8pm. The evening will include a talent portion, running roughly from 8-11, to be followed by musical acts; entry is $10. In addition, both organizations will be providing information about programming for the upcoming summer season.

All proceeds go to benefit the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and Woodshed Collective; two not-for-profit organizations devoted to accessible cultural programming.

Performers include: Grace McLean, Preston Martin, Dan Cozzens, Victoria Watson, Lauren Pabst, Behind the Façade, John Teufel, Jon Pack, Jason Kalter, Stumblebum, Mercury Landing and more.

The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn is a not-for-profit which, through fund raising and working with the community, elected officials and the New York City Parks & Recreation Department, furthers the restoration and preservation of the existing parks as well as the development of new parks in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg communities, weaving these several green spaces into a tapestry of parks as a resource for the people of New York City.

Woodshed Collective aims to entertain and provoke by creating a fully realized installation theater. Our work seeks to escape the traditional theater of performer and spectator, where one is on stage and the other sits quietly in the dark.

We celebrate the separation from cinema and television: claiming for theater the vital, immediate interaction between audience and event. Presenting our work free of charge, our goal is to increase access to theater in underserved communities.

North Brooklyn Talent Show
April 22, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Public Assembly
70 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Next up, for those of you who are feeling more adventurous The Peoples Art,  will be throwing an opening for an exhibition of art work entitled “Spectrums” featuring art by the students of the Horizon Academy at the Flushing Campus of CUNY Law School. Once again, here are the deets per their press release:

Join us for a very special, FREE event next Wednesday April 22, from 6-9PM at CUNY Law School.  Spectrums is a one-night only exhibition of artwork from Horizon Academy (HA) on Rikers Island.  HA is an alternative High School for 19 to 21 year old men while incarcerated.  All proceeds from purchases will go to art supplies for the students and HA’s Artists-In-Residency Program, taught by Ronnye Hightower.

Spectrums will feature prominent guest speakers, live music, open mic, prizes and refreshments.  This free reception is made possible by generous support from Pieper Bar Review.

The guest speakers include Principal Gloria M. Ortiz, who opened HA eleven years ago, and keynote speaker Marvin E. Schechter, Esq., a 30-year veteran attorney specializing in criminal defense.  Both are Directors for Getting Out, and Staying Out  (GOSO) a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the recidivism rate for 18-24 year old young men through purposeful education and directed employment.

The People’s Art is a new organization created by Noah W. Marmar and the Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic, within Main Street Legal Services at CUNY Law School. The People’s Art is committed to addressing recidivism through meaningful arts programming.  This event marks the public launch for The People’s Art.

April 22, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m.
CUNY School of Law at Queens College
65-21 Main St.
Flushing, New York 11367

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

Brooklyn Back In The Day: Where Is It?

December 10, 2008 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn 

Those of you who have a eye for detail will find this one to be a slam dunk. Otherwise if you need a hint (or simply want to see a beautiful Brooklyn family from yesteryear) you can click here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Video Du Jour: Midtown West

December 10, 2008 ·
Filed under: Manhattan 

Last weekend I had the pleasure of schlepping to the Port Authority (Leisure Time Bowl) for a birthday celebration. Well, I can’t honestly say it was much of a pleasure. I detest this part of New York City. Why is this so, you ask? There are too many reasons list here but for starters:

1. It sports some of the worst architecture to be found in the entire city. The Port Authority for one is absolutely HIDEOUS. As negotiated my way through its bowels on the way to Leisure Time Bowl I spied notices admonishing me against taking photographs. I suppose this has something to do with the war on terror. Presuming I was a terrorist for a moment why would I trifle with this building? If I truly wanted to make people suffer I would leave it standing.

2. The only thing possibly worse than the architecture of the Port Authority are the people who hang out there. Want to know what caliber of person considers kicking it the Port Authority to be a splendid way to while away a Saturday night? Watch this.


Miss Heather

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Spotted On Humboldt Street…

December 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Greenpoint Magic 

and headed towards Driggs Avenue as of 1:30 this afternoon, representatives for IDT Energy are still spreading their holiday cheer scam across the Garden Spot.

Upon noticing the clipboards I had my suspicions. When I saw their I.D. holders emblazoned with the “IDT Energy” logo they were confirmed. For more information about what IDT Energy is up to check out this post on the Gowanus Lounge or check out this flier the one man* army over at Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights has created to make people aware of what these miscreants are up to. And while you’re at it, why not rattle off a concerned email to a few of your elected officials (see end of post)?

I have… and so should you.

Miss Heather

*Who rocks despite the fact he went to J.J. Pierce. (Inside joke)

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