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    In 2010, FABnyc noticed that local theaters were “loading out” sets and materials directly into dumpsters after productions ended their runs. Not only were the materials being disposed of inefficiently and unsustainably, but were often of great value to other artists. As a creative response, FABnyc initiated “Load OUT!” inviting neighborhood arts and cultural groups, non-profits, and [...]

    As you may know, FABnyc is a big supporter of sustainability and the arts. We’re always looking for ways to both increase sustainable best practices in our artistic community, and also to engage artists in developing new ways to facilitate sustainable behaviors. So, in preparation for Load OUT! (11/2), our biannual recycling and reuse extravaganza, we [...]

    Halloween is tonight, and the holiday season is just around the corner. It’s a time for creativity (costumes, presents, parties!), but it’s also a time of massive consumption in our culture. Do you know what that means? Lots, and lots, and lots of WASTE! Luckily, FABnyc had Myrtle J and Jane B of the band [...]

    Paquita, although a more minor character in Teatro Círculo’s remounting of Carmen Loisaida, utters perhaps the most concisely powerful line in the final moments of the show. If the entire play could only be eight words long, these would be the chosen: “Each of us grows roots wherever we live.” Their resonance comes not from [...]

    - Via Lower East Side History Project’s Blog - Lower East Side History Project is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Public School 126/Manhattan Academy of Technology, located at 80 Catherine Street in Lower Manhattan. The pilot project, launched in September of 2013, attempts to bring history to life through hands-on experiences and [...]

    Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) is pleased to announce “FABLES,” a public art opportunity for artists to explore the Lower East Side’s living cultural heritage, rich historical legacies, and current issues in public storytelling through visual art. Four to five artists (or artist teams) will be selected through an open call process,by a panel of jurors, [...]

  • 12/06/13--14:38: Dream Big for 2014 (chan 9248184)
  • You may know the story of how FABnyc was founded . . . twelve years ago arts and cultural groups on East 4th Street were at risk of being forced out, but thanks to the collective vision and action of FABnyc’s founders, the arts are here to stay. Our roots in the neighborhood are deep, and [...]

    May 2014 Marks First Annual Community Celebration of Lower East Side  NEW YORK, NY – This May, more than thirty Lower East Side-based cultural and community groups are collaborating to launch Lower East Side (LES) History Month, an annual celebration of the rich, diverse history of New York City’s Lower East Side. During May 2014, dozens [...]

  • 01/22/14--10:26: Call for Applications: EMERGENYC (chan 9248184)
  • Are you an emerging activist/artist/performer who lives in (or can easily commute to) New York City? Consider applying to EMERGENYC, the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politic’s annual program to train emerging New York-based artists through a yearly program of workshops, lectures and other events. Applicants must have prior experience in activism and/or various performance genres. The [...]

    Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block at a Time For the last four years, FABnyc has been exploring the many intersections in which the arts and sustainable practices can meet. This has resulted in the creation of our SUSTAIN project, out of which most of our exciting and successful programs have emerged, including Load OUT!, the White [...]

  • 02/13/14--14:30: 9 Semi-Finalists for FABLES (chan 9248184)
  • FABnyc announces 9 Semi-Finalists for FABLES Public Art Program  FABnyc is pleased to announce these nine projects semi-finalist projects as selected by our jury: Lexi Bella Paul Brainard Tamara Gayer Theresa Loong & Laura Nova Levan Mindiashvili Simon Scott Greg Spielberg & Rich Tu Miguel Trelles, with Juan Fernando Morales-Nazario Margaret Inga Wiatrowski Finalists will [...]

    After a competitive jury process, we have selected five finalists for the inaugural FABLES Public Art project! FABLES is a public art series produced by FABnyc to explore the Lower East Side’s living cultural heritage, rich historical legacies, and current issues in public storytelling through visual art. The five finalist artist/teams are: Lexi Bella, Tamara Gayer, [...]

  • 02/27/14--10:31: Speaking in Buildings (chan 9248184)
  • Take a look at this fascinating and informative virtual tour of our block (and surrounding neighborhood) made by our friends over at City Lore. By focusing on their morphology, time constructed, context, form, typology, function, style, and technology, we can begin to understand the basic vernacular architecture of these buildings, and see how integral a part [...]

  • 02/27/14--20:16: Report Back: Forum #2 (chan 9248184)
  • Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block at a Time Following the success of the first, FABnyc held its second sustainability forum, entitled “Cross Sector Approaches: Science, Art, Education, and Activism,” in tandem with the SUSTAIN project in late February 2014 at Bowery Arts + Science. This time the panel included Toby Cumberbatch, Professor of Electrical Engineering at [...]

  • 03/06/14--10:31: Frigid New York Festival 2014 (chan 9248184)
  • I’ve been familiar with Frigid New York for the last two years, but this was my first year in attendance. Always a bit hesitant of these free-for-all festivals, I carefully chose my picks of a long list of options– Petunia & Chicken by Animal Engine and Basic Help by StrangeDog Theatre. My choices were easy [...]

  • 03/20/14--14:37: Opera + Football (chan 9248184)
  • The newest hit to take the off-off Broadway stage is an unlikely one. La MaMa ETC, together with the Monk Parrots, has brought Bum Phillips All-American Opera to a downtown audience often far removed from the genres of opera and live classical music. What seems like a strange pairing, though, works well for La MaMa’s [...]

    “Come One, Come All” to join forces and make a difference! Join our Member of the Month, Cooper Square Committee and the Urban Justice Center March 27th @ 9AM, 1 Centre Street (The Municipal Building), and let our voices be heard, not silenced, and our words spoken, not ignored! Join a coalition of city-wide tenants, advocates, [...]

    Cooper Square Committee’s Transitional Homeless Housing Plan for LGBT Youth Moving Forward: The NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is expected to file the Urban Development Action Area Plan for the Bea Arthur Residence at 222 E. 13th St. with the City Council in the coming weeks.  The City Council must pass a [...]

    Fresh off a successful international tour spanning Russia, Spain, and Cuba, Loren Escandon brings Montera back to New York City for a two week run at IATI Theater. Written and performed by Escandon, Montera is a fierce, fearless one-women show that brings a complex human face to one of the oldest and most dehumanized professions [...]

    While celebrating Lower East Side History Month, Lead Organizer of The Cooper Square Committee, Brandon Kielbasa shares this post on their first ever Tenant Rights Walking Tour: The Cooper Square Committee’s Tenant Rights Walking Tour was designed to deliver basic “know your rights” type information for tenants along with nuanced tips on how to organize their buildings [...]

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