VAIGAI RIVER RESTORATION PAGEANT – Earth Celebrations launches its innovative strategies applying community-based arts to effecting ecological change, now in India. The Vaigai River Restoration Pageant Project is an international collaboration and social action art project to raise awareness and restore the Vaigai River in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, South India, that is in a severe crisis due to pollution, waste dumping, and the drying effects of climate change.
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STAND BY ME – Changing the Dialogue with Acts of Conscience
In Honor of Pete Seeger
Thursday April 17th 6:30-9:30pm @ Quaker Meeting House
15 Rutherford Place (15th St. bet. bet. 2nd and 3rd Ave)
Stand By Me is a free public event to foster a vibrant dialogue about civic responsibility and the capacity for moral courage—and what it all means to New York, starting a movement and taking individual responsibility for changing the dialogue. A lively multi-media event honoring acts of conscience past and present through the common language of the arts: music, poetry, spoken word, and moderated panel discussion.
Panelists: Felicia Young, Executive Director of Earth Celebrations
Amy Gottlieb, Director of AFSC Immigrant Rights program
Walter Naegel, surviving partner of Bayard Rustin
Visual Artists: Rossa Cole and Cannon Hersey
Performers: Stephan Said, musician, co-founder and director of difrent: music=actionJackson Lynch, bluegrass musician
Lauren Melodia, community organizer, soapbox theater, Milk Not Jails
Sam Wilson, performing Bread and Puppet’s “The Foot”
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EARTH CELEBRATIONS 2013
Earth celebrations’ Exchange of Ideas Procession: new Museum Ideas City Festival
Earth Celebrations’ at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Direct Action Fashion Show
EARTH CELEBRATIONS HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT – 2012
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An ecological parade and performance art event to restore the Hudson River and address climate change in New York City.
Saturday May 12, 2012, 1-5PM (Rain date: Sunday, May 13, 2012)
From the World Financial Center (in front of the marina) to Gansevoort Street in the downtown section of The Hudson River Park
HUDSON RIVER PAGEANT – PUPPET & COSTUME WORKSHOPS: MARCH – MAY
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FREE – (Adults & Teens)
Workshops engage community participants to learn about the diversity of species and habitats of the Hudson River, and then create spectacular giant puppet and costumes representing the marine life of the Hudson River estuary. Participants work with Earth Celebrations’ artists-in-residence, Lucrecia Novoa to create paper-mache puppets and masks, and with ecological artist, Michele Brody, on a series of river species costumes, made from natural and living materials.
Workshops culminate in The Hudson River Pageant to restore the Hudson River and address climate change, on Sat May 12th (raindate; Sun. May 13th).
WORKSHOPS: MARCH – MAY: FREE (Teens & Adults)
PUPPET WORKSHOPS: Saturday’s 12-4pm
COSTUME WORKSHOPS: Wednesday’s 6-9pm
LOCATION: Clemente Soto Velez Center in Teatro LATEA, 107 Suffolk St. Rm. #201 btw Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side
FREE – CHILDREN’S ART & ECOLOGY PAGEANT WORKSHOP
Sunday, April 15th, 22nd and 29th from 2-4pm at the LILAC Steamship at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.
Limit 15 kids per workshop. Email to sign-up! Suggested $20 donation.
Earth Celebrations’ Hudson River Pageant Benefit Party
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th, 2012
Supporting Earth Celebration’s ecological arts program
engaging youth and community to restore the Hudson River
and address climate change in New York City.
Dorian & Jeffrey Bergen and Joel Bluestein
Pheobe Barnard & Greg Fukutomi, Eric Baum, Michele Brody, Lorraine E. Buhannic, Phillippe M. Buhannic & Catherine Haimo, Jules Cazedessus, Heidi Christian-Zechner, Sara Conca, Daria Deshuk, Raymond Dowd, Katherine Freygang, Kenny Gordon, Karine Haimo, Asia Ingalls, Alison M. Jones,
Iva Kaufman, Irina Kruzhilina, Margo LaZaro, Peter Marcelle, Sara Oppenheim, Emilie Price, Gwynne Rivers, Georges Romano, Debra Tillinger, Jade Netanya Ullmann
COCKTAIL PARTY, 6 PM – 9 PM
Includes – Open Bar with Wine Courtesy of Good Earth Winery
Hor D’oeuvres and Light Dinner Fare
Spectacular Costumed Characters
Silent Auction and Performance
529 West 20th Street, 5th Fl
Between 10th Ave & West St
Art in Motion, Alice Farley Dance Theater, Jose Conde, Joule L’adara, Liah Alonso, David Hykes & Friends
Among Other Great Artists and Performers.