LUNGS SUMMER THEATER FESTIVAL UPDATED SCHEDULE 2022

Saturdays, June 4 & 11, 2022  2-7pm

6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St, NYC

12pm
SHOW UP, KIDS!
Written by Peter Michael Marino & The Kids
Directed By Michole Biancosino & The Kids
This fresh twist on the traditional kids’ show blasts off into unknown comedy zones when Pete enlists the Audience to help write, design, and Direct it. What could possibly go wrong?

June 11: Performance in Spangish by Denisse Estefany Mendoza

1pm
TALES WITH STRINGS,
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre
Czech and Slovak Tales with antique marionettes, performed by Master Puppeteer, Vit Horejs

2pm & 5pm
COFFEE WITH MY TATA
Written and directed by RIKI COLON
Performed by Saarah Medrano (as Tata)  and Joseph Johnson Afthonidis (as Ricardo.)
This is the story of Tata, a shy mother of six, living in Spanish Harlem. She had a secret festering in her soul that she was ready to share with Ricardo, her grandson who had an energetic seeking spirit.

3pm & 6pm
THE GORGON APPROACHES
Written and directed by JUSTIN ELIZABETH SAYRE
Performed by Peter Donnelly and Judy Darling
A comedic dialogue about growing up, growing wise, and perhaps growing kind.

4pm
BY YOUR SIDE
Written and Directed by CHARLY WENZEL
Performers: Kevin Hobaichan, Fernando Rockenbach, Nancy Yao, Nya Yeanafehn
An elderly Chinese woman on the Lower East Side of New York City is immersed in an imaginary birthday party for her late husband. She is yanked back into reality by the frantic knock on her apartment door.
7pm
POST TENEBRAS SPERO LUCEM (After the darkness I hope for the light) Written and directed by ROMAN PRIMITIVO ALBEAR
Performers: Computer – MacBookPro
Mistress – Charly Wenzel
Servant – Andrew Chapman


A mixed media play featuring a dystopian New York with AI as the oligarchy state controlling everything and a tribe of survivors trying to get off the planet.

Sundays, June 5 & 12,  2-7pm
Green Oasis Garden, 370 E.8th St, btw Ave C & D, NYC

2pm & 5pm
SHOW UP, KIDS!
Written by Peter Michael Marino & The Kids
Directed By Michole Biancosino & The Kids
This fresh twist on the traditional kids’ show blasts off into unknown comedy zones when Pete enlists the Audience to help write, design, and Direct it. What could possibly go wrong?

June 5: Performance in English by Peter Michael Marino.

June 12: Performance in Spangish by Denisse Estefany Mendoza

3pm & 6pm
TALES WITH STRINGS,
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre
Czech and Slovak Tales with antique marionettes, performed by Master Puppeteer, Vit Horejs

4pm & 7pm
INKTOMI
by Charles Krezell, Directed by Susan McKeown
Performed by Stephen Carlsen, Ryan Opalaniete Pierce and Shabbi Sharifi
Inktomi is the trickster spirit of the Lakota people with the ability to change shape or gender at will. He is a mischief maker who delights in leading others astray and he’s coming. for you.

LUNGS SUMMER THEATER FESTIVAL 2022

We are having a Fundraiser for the LUNGS Summer Theater Festival 2022 April 18, 2022.
 
This is A FREE Arts Event. In 1956, Joe Papp began the outdoor theater tradition on the Lower East Side when he introduced “Shakespeare in the Park” in East River Park Amphitheater. From the 1950’s to the present, the Park was the site of frequent free Evening-in-the-Park concerts and plays.
One of the last performances was in 2021, Jody Oberfelder Projects immersive dance and music event called “Amphitheater”.
 
In June 2022, LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) will continue to honor the tradition with the FREE LUNGS Summer Theater Festival, at East Village community gardens.
The theme of the 2022 Festival will be Mother Earth/Nature. Everyone is welcome! We are hoping audiences to enjoy a great experience Free Theater in our community gardens!
 
The LUNGS SUMMER Theater Festival will present 6 thirty-minute plays performed in two community gardens.
Three plays will be performed on Saturdays, June 4 & 11 at 6B Garden, corner of Ave B & 6th St. And three other plays will be presented on Sundays, June 5 & 12 at Green Oasis Garden, 370 E.8th St.
 
Each set of three plays will be performed twice on Saturday, June 4 and another set of three plays will be performed twice on Sunday, June 5. Each program will be repeated the following weekend, Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.
 
Festival Schedule:
SATURDAY Programs: in 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St begins at 2pm with a play presented every hour on the hour, with the final performance at 7pm Saturday June 4 2-4pm and again Saturday, June 11.
SUNDAY Programs: in Green Oasis Garden, E.8th St, btw Ave C & D begins at 2pm with a play presented every hour on the hour, with the final performance at 7pm and again Sunday June 12.
 
This inaugural LUNGS SUMMER Theater Festival is curated by Penny Arcade, Erez Ziv, Riki Colon, Roman Primitivo Albear, Bonnie Sue Stein and Charles Krezell.
 
Please join us and support free theater in the community gardens.  Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens Inc is a registered non-profit 501 (c) (3) so your contribution is tax deductible and will have an impact. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

LUNGS FEST schedule Sunday 10/3/2021

Sunday 10/3

14th Annual Art and Music Festival at the ~ Sam & Sadie Koenig Garden

3:30pm ~ Music starts at 4pm

ART , Andre Lucien ~ painting, Anne Edris ~ painting and sculpture, Kathy Creutzburg ~ sculpture, Alicja Sobieraj-Litwinski ~ drawings and paintings.

MUSIC with jazz stylist Carla Savoy & her trio with special guests, Dan Rosengard ~ Keys, Paul Shapiro ~ Tenor and Flute, Tony Lewis ~ Drums

Guest singers ~ Matthew Sarles & Michael Austin, celebrating the lyrics and music of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and Anthony Newley

Green Oasis, 8th St (Aves C & D)

5 pm Theater with Bina Shariff’s ,“Life is a One Act Play “

Children’s Magical Garden, St

Free JAZZ Presented by Arts for Art, Arts for Art is dedicated to the exceptional creativity that originated in the African American multi-arts jazz culture that utilizes improvisation to express a larger, more positive dream of inclusion and freedom.

1:30 Ishito/Carter/Nebula , Ayumi Ishito – tenor saxophone/fx / Nebula – theremin /Daniel Carter – reeds, flute, trp

2:30     Patrick Holmes Trio, Patrick Holmes – clarinet / Jesse Dulman – tuba / Ryan Sawyer – drums      

3:30     NoLand – Poet / Luke Stewart – bass 

4:00     Sound & Cry, Patricia Nicholson – text, dance / Jean Carla Rodea – vocals / William Parker – gimbre    

El Jardin de Paraiso, 4th St & 5th St (Aves C & D)

3pm Vít Hořejš’s Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, presents Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings

Beginning On the corner of 10th St and Ave B and ending at 6th St and Ave B

5pm- Procession with Batala and Earth Celebrations

Batalá New York is a part of a global arts project made up of over 30 bands around the world. The music of Batalá originates in Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia, in northeastern Brazil.

VOLUNTEER & SIGN-UP to wear a specular Climate Solution Costume:  https://earthcelebrations.com

6th&B Garden Ave B (6th St)

6pm Cubracabras

A seven-piece band of brothers, Chupacabras peppers Afro-Cuban beats with jazz, rock and a captivating stage presence, inspiring audiences to move, love and live like never before.


Schedule LUNGS X Saturday 10/2/2021

This Schedule is subject to change!

Orchard Alley Community Garden 350 E 4th (C&D)

9 am Yoga Classes – 45 minute hatha flow!By Alex Royals of YesYeahYoga! Bring your own mat!

CLINTON St Garden, Clinton and Stanton Sts.

2pm-5pm LUNGS Amazing Domino Tournament, Free and Open to All, Prizes and Fun

 

 

De Colores Community Yard & Cultural Center 8th St (Aves B & C)

3pm Vít Hořejš’s Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, presents Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings, accompanied by Shoko Nagai on accordion and Satoshi Takeishi percussion

Children’s Magical Garden, Stanton St & Norfolk St

Free JAZZ Presented by Arts for Art, Arts for Art is dedicated to the exceptional creativity that originated in the African American multi-arts jazz culture that utilizes improvisation to express a larger, more positive dream of inclusion and freedom.

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1:30     Behroozi /Cooper-Moore/Mela, Daro Behroozi  – reeds/ Cooper-Moore – diddley-bow,mouth-bow/ Francisco Mela – drums

2:30     Michael Wimberly Trio , Waldron Madhi Ricks – trumpet / Adam Lane – bass / Michael Wimberly – drums

3:30     Yuko Otomo – Poet

4:00     Steve Swell Kende Dreams, Steve Swell – trb / Rob Brown – alto / William Parker – bass / TA Thompson – drums

11St Community Garden, First Ave & Ave A

Noon to 6pm Gina Healy Band and friends

Green Oasis, 8th St (Aves C & D)

3pm Joan Reinmuth’s Satire workshop, 2nd PART PERFORMANCE

30 FULA FLUTE

Sylvain Leroux is, without a shadow of a doubt, a major musician. He is also an activist who is deeply committed to preserving the music of the people of the West African country of Guinea. In doing just so, Mr Leroux has also helped preserve and grow an important aspect of the Guinean music tradition as well as the little-known musical instrument of the Guinean “Fula” people – the tambin (or “fula” flute)

5pm- DASO – Afro-Caribbean Soul

DASO El AfroCaribeño calls his eclectic mix of styles “Afro-Caribbean Soul” fusing Salsa Tropical, Hip Hop and Reggae – which reference his early influences of Afro Caribbean Rhythms, like Bomba and Musica Jibara

6pm  Drag Show, Isaac Miss Isaac presents an hour of drag. In this set there will be live singing, live painting, and full on drag numbers! Exploring themes of harvest and feasting in connection to the garden, this show made of Broadway songs and pop music with performance art elements is sure to be one of a kind.

Campos Garden E.12th St C & D

7pm Afro-Cuban Jazz– Ray Santiago and friends

 

Friday’s LUNGS FEST Schedule 10/1/2021

Outside of Grace Exhibition Space: 182 Avenue C, Between 11/12th Sts.

2:00 pm Social  C Tawk with JC Augustin.Don’t dream it, BE it.” Live the talk show experience, live from Avenue C. JC channels Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas on Lois

4:30 pm – up to 6:30  Kids Make Bioremediating Reliefs with artist Jacobie Zeretsky. Use clay, sticks, earthen plasters, sand, seaweed, small shells, plant matter, probiotics, plant based pencils, paper, cardboard.  We reflect:  “Who you want to be in the place you want to see”. 

5:45 pm  Social: Protecting Wilderness: Ancient Forests and Our Future Breaths

7:00 pm  Social: “What’s your name?” with JK Canepa

Garden of Trinity Church, 602 E.9th St (B & C)

7pm Theater, October 1-4

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Magical Garden, Stanton St (Norfolk St)

5pm Vít Hořejš‘s Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, presents Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings

 

 

 

 

La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez (Ave C & 9th St)

5 pm Pinc Louds

The band that “saved summer” (ABC News, Gothamist , Ari Shaffir) was born in 2015 when lead singer, Claudi (all pronouns accepted), moved from Puerto Rico to NYC to fulfill her dream of playing in the subway. Pinc Louds quickly gained a following, including Paul Banks (of the band Interpol) who called one of her performances “Absolutely epic. This music turned my soul.”

Green Oasis, 8th St (Aves C & D)

5:30 Music Mbira NYC Nora Balaban

6:30 pm Matthieu Eveillard

7:30 pm Pete Margolis

8:30 pm Faith

 

Faith has formed a musical style, “Unlike virtually any other sound out there” (J. Lien – CMJ). “If Nina Simone had a power trio with a rock/soul and reggae flair, it would sound something like this” (Doug DeFalco, Talent Buyer, Southpaw).   Felice Rosser “Sings in a voice both plangent and wailing” (New York Times).  With sweet and powerful guitars from Nao Hakamada and funky polyrhythms from drummer Paddy Boom (x-Scissor Sisters), Faith has developed an immensely colorful sound., “…tunes that are not rock, not funk, not r&b, so much as deeply soulful tone poems back by multiculti dream pop” (Village Voice).
www.faithnyc.net

Campos Garden, 12th St (Aves B & C)

6:30 OPERA: Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble presents The Great Aria Throwdown

 

 

 

 

 

Carmen’s Garden, 117 Ave C, 7th & 8th Sts

6pm Jim Flynn on the Irish Harp

Thursday 9/30/2021 LUNGS X Fest schedule

4:30 pm Kids & Family  Socially distant Tango Tangles class. Dance tango connected via a rope, host DD Maucher. 

De Colores Community Yard & Cultural Center, 8th St (Aves B &

 

 

 

 

 

 6pm Standup Comedy: Joan Reinmuth and Nature Boi Comedy

Green Oasis, 8th St (Aves C & D)

6:30p Music. Family PLAN: Immaculately conceived in 2018 in Brooklyn, Family Plan is an aesthetically diverse three-person extraction. The contemporary jazz trio consists of the Canadian pianist Andrew Boudreau and two Chileans, Vicente Hansen and Simón Willson, on drums and bass, respectively. Family Plan has performed at venues such as Scholes Street Studio (NYC), Dièse Onze (Montreal), and the LilyPad (Cambridge), among others. Descendants in equal parts to the sensibilities of high- and low-brow music, Family Plan is performing this concert to celebrate the release of its eponymously-titled debut album comprised entirely of original compositions on Endectomorph

Festival Schedule for Wednesday 9/29/2021

Outside of Grace Exhibition Space: 182 Avenue C, Between 11/12th streets

4:30 pm  Kids: Run the Obstacle Course Challenge: painted decorated boxes become an obstacle for a children’s race course. Lead by runner & passionate health advocate Harry B. Lichtenstein.  

6:00pm Wellness: Herbal Class with Noreen Kelly, ND Free Medicinal Herbal Class.  We will learn how to identify medicinally viable plants, determine what is a “weed”, examine the traditional uses of these plants, look at some of the current science, and then make a tea.  All are welcome. https://www.naturopathnyc.com/

:30pm Social Protecting Wilderness: Ancient Forests and Our Future Breaths Learn about an ancient wild forest in the Yaak Valley, Montana – “the lungs of this continent” – that is under threat of being cut and sold for profit. – Write your own imaginings of what the forest has to teach us in our current age of fires – Create a silk wildflower that is native to the Yaak Valley that will be part of the body and organs of a 10-foot puppet installed in this forest.  – Integrate embodied artistic practice, political advocacy and community action.

Also Friday, Oct 1 at 182 Ave C & Saturday, Oct 2 at El Jardin Del Paraiso at 4th /5th between C&D

De Colores Community Yard & Cultural Center, 8th St (Aves B & C)

6:30 pm PERFORMANCE: Tim Cusack’s “I Ping the Body Electric” reimagines Walt Whitman’s iconic ode to the human anatomy from the perspective of a 50-something, HIV-positive gay man. This solo dance-theatre piece, co-created with director Patrice Miller, foregrounds Cusack’s queer, aging, “diseased” bodily presence as the focus of the performance, in the process disrupting and challenging normative valuations concerning “masculinity,” “youth,” and “health.” 

La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez (Ave C & 9th St)

FILMS 6pmGARBAGIA” RT: 10 minutes, Or how the trash was one.

6:30 pm Film: Demeter’s Daughter, Site Work version (1997) With intro by Tamar Rogoff RT: 58 minutes https://tamarrogoff.com/

9C Garden, corner of Avenue C & 9th St)

The 10th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival 2021

Beginning Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 3 join us for ten days of celebrations, art, music, poetry, puppets, workshops, theater, performances and fun.


2021 – The X Year!

Our tenth anniversary festival featured a wide variety of events for 10 days in more than 30 community gardens. As always, the Harvest Arts Festival reflects the variety, individuality and independence of each community garden, with a focus on showcasing local artists and performers, including:

  • Pinc Louds pinclouds.com 
  • Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble – The Great Aria Throwdown dellarteopera.org 
  • Mystical Garden Treasure Hunt
  • Jack Hardy Songwriter’s Exchange
  • Midnight Radio Show – Original Sci-Fi Fairytales and Puppet Shadow Theatre
  • Vit Horejs’s Czecholslovak-American Marionette Theatre
  • Isaac Miss Isaac
  • Therese Byrnes – Painter, Performance Artist, Writer, Activist
  • Baby Soda Jazz Band
  • Los Fascinates – Old School Salsa
  • Fiddler and the Crossroads – Irish/Cajun/Bluegrass Band
  • Elliott Sharpe
  • Tim Cusack’s “I Ping the Body Electric”
  • Green Map’s Walking Tours
  • Matthieu Eveillard meveillard.wordpress.com 
  • Pete Margolis
  • Faith NYC – Felice Rosser, Nao Hakamada, Fin Hunt faithnyc.net/home 
  • Mudball
  • Ray Santiago & Friends – Afro-Cuban Jazz
  • Chupacabras facebook.com/chupacabrasofficial 

Detailed Schedule: