Today’s LUNGS Harvest Fest Schedule, Monday, September 16

Children’s Garden, 194 Ave B (12th St)4–7pm • Bokashi composting workshop with E. Shig Matsukawa. We’ll make the bokashi fermentation starter.

Siempre Verde, 181 Stanton St (Attorney St)5-7pm • Go Green Map! Curious about creating a GreenMap with your neighborhood, school or group? Come& find out how to use adaptable youth & communityresources to map sustainability, generate climate& support a greener, healthier city! Rain cancels this event

Theater for the New City Gallery,155 First Ave (9th & 10th Sts)6–8:30pm • Mom and Pop Storefront photo workshop.Opening Reception, Capturing the Faces & Voices ofMom-and-Pop Storefronts. Curated by James and KarlaMurray, featuring the work of 26 photographers.

LUNGS 8th Annual Harvest Arts Festival SCHEDULE—Saturday, September 14

All People’s Garden293 E3rd St (Aves C & D)

4pm • The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings Vít Hořejš and over a dozen 200-year-old marionettes.

Campos Garden 640 E 12th St (Aves B & C)

2–5pm • East Village Wellness Circle. A give and or receive gathering focused on regenerative living andwhat makes us well.

Children’s Garden 194 Ave B (12th St)

12:30–2:30 • Bokashi composting workshop with E. Shig Matsukawa This workshop will focus on trenching/burying technique of bokashi fermented food waste. We will also make the microbial spray version for fermenting food waste.

Children’s Magical Garden 129 Stanton St (Norfolk St)

1:30PM–5PM • Arts for Art presents In Gardens Programs of free jazz, poetry, dance, justice.

1:30pm • Rob Brown / Juan Pablo Carletti Duo,Rob Brown—alto sax, Juan Pablo Carletti—drums.

2:30pm • Poetry Tributes to Steve Cannon, Luciann Berrios—poetry, Janice Lowe—poetry.

3:30pm Val Jeanty / Patricia Nicholson, Val Jeanty—percussion, Patricia Nicholson—dance.

4:30pm Wimberly, Ricks &Roland Trio, Michael Wimberly—drums, Waldron Ricks—trumpet, Larry Roland—bass.

Creative Little Garden 530 E 6th St (Aves A & B)

3:30–5:30pm • The East Village Poetry Salon. An afternoon of poetry and creative community.

Clinton St Garden 171 Stanton St (at Clinton)

12 : 0 0 – 5 p m • Friendly Dominoes Tournament. Open to players of all ages, rating & strengths. Beverages, prizes, great fun!


12–8pm • Eclectic music hosted by Elizabeth Rufand Karl Bateman

12pm • OpEd Original songs.

1pm • Brian Defiance of the Bloody Muffs. Original punk.

2pm • Tompkins Park Rumberos. Paz, Maximo Valdes, and friends.

3pm • The Head Peddlers. Karl Bateman and Elizabeth Ruf. Guitar and vocal duo.

4pm • Finn and His Rustkickers Original rock ‘n’ roll.

5pm • Spike Polite’s SeWagE Original punk rock.

6pm • Pupa Santiago Boricua Guitar Power

7pm • Jazz Bastards Aldo Perez, Jenny Lee Mitchell, and Glen Heroy.

8pm • Hootenanny Come one, come all!

Green Oasis370 E 8th St (Aves C & D)

4pm Amza & Ayla, Beatbox, 21 Century Kids

5pm • Opening Celebration of the 8th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival light refreshments and fun.

6pm • Michael Laderman Quartet with Guitarist/composer Jonathan Heagle, drummer Rishav Acharya and bassist Scott Fragala

7pm • Pete Margolis and friends Explore songwriting,vocal harmony and re-working of Americana classics from bluegrass to rock with Pete Margolis.

Le Petite Versailles 274 E 2nd St (Aves B & C)

7:30pm • Garrin Benfield Freestyle Acoustic Rock. His music is a blend of moody, guitar driven rock andpolyrhythmic groove all run through the filter of a veryserious Singer/Songwriter

M’Finda Kalunga 179 Chrystie St.( Rivington St.)

Noon • Children’s Events. Alisanne/Mary Clare

3–7pm • The Garden at the Edge of the Other Side of the World a soundscape installation by artist Gregory Lee Pickard. Behold: A “non-visual” work of art—consequentially equitable to the visually-impaired. From the edge of the other side of the world, wild Africa comes alive! Superimposed sounds of bird species, elephants, lions and monkeys of the African Congo abound within the garden site. This art event is more than mere amusement however, it’s a homage and commemorative to the African-American burial ground in which the garden takes it’s name.

Miracle Garden 94 E 3rd St (Aves A & B)

12–5pm • The Advisor Is in! Need to gain clarity and insights on your life? As a nod to Lucy van Pelt, Carolyn (who works as a Life Coach) will be doling out advice on any topic.


4pm • Los Fascinates old school salsa band…We’re dancing here!

6TH & B GARDEN 84 Ave B (6th St)

6:30pm • Vernas-Colas, Loomis & Shetler. Virtuoso guitarist Rudolph Vernas-Colas, singer-songwriter,Abe Loomis, and sultry vocalist Melissa Shetler weave together diverse strands of American music.

8th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival begins this Saturday, September 14

The Festival Schedule is up, check it out. It runs for 9 days and is jammed packed with goodness and gets as weird as it can. You are going to have a good time! FREE! Come and get it!

Saturday, September 14

Sunday, September 15

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 16, 17 & 18

Thursday, September 19 & Friday, September 20

Saturday, September 21

Sunday, September 22

LUNGS remembers Brian Butterick aka Hattie Hathaway.

Our friend Brian was a poet, musician and performer that helped countless other artists find a platform for their work.

His impact on downtown nightlife is immeasurable. He helped found Wigstock and Night of a 1000 Stevies, was a Howl board member, and a great friend to LUNGS.

He bore the sadness and devastation caused by AIDS to this community with grace and demonstrations of love.

His genius, patience, sense of humor, and most importantly, his generosity will be remembered forever.


Yo Lungsters,

I see October growing, glowing in your eyes all golden with orange flecks. You’re smiling, then hiding a small yawn, as the sunlight kisses goodbye.

WAKE UP–Too much good stuff to do!

LUNGS Meeting this Saturday, OCTOBER 7 at 11am, at DeColores Garden 311 E.8th St Btwn Aves B & C. RAIN or Shine–if it’s raining we will meet at 428 E.10St btwn C & D. We need to talk about garden membership and how to improve it, some gardens are in need of help. In 2018 our licenses with GreenThumb are up for renewal, they are going to be very strict with gardens maintaining open hours. We need to work on a neighborhood wide membership plan.
We will also be discussing the LUNGS FEST, lessons learned and improvements needed.

AND ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON 6B Garden’s Amazing Harvest Festival 2-7pm, Music, Food, Prizes, Great FUN!

The LUNGS CSA has moved this to DeColores Garden at 311 E.8th St between Aves B & C. Pickup is still Sundays between 1-3pm. The CSA will be in DeColores for the entire month of October. Still $10 for a bag of fresh goodies.

This coming THURSDAY, Mayor DeBlasio is holding a Town Hall Meeting with Council Member Mendez and BP Brewer and Brian Kavanagh on Thursday, October 12th, at 7 pm. The town hall will be held at PS 188- The Island School, 442 East Houston Street, New York, NY, 10002. The event is open to all constituents of Council District 2 and it is an opportunity to ask the Mayor and Commissioners and senior officials from all City agencies questions on any topic.

Space is limited at the school so people must RSVP by visiting  or calling 212-788-2781.

Also FYI GOOD NEWS –the Governor’s Office of Sandy Recovery has finally signed off on the Second Phase of the Gardens Rising Project, better late than never. It is too late in this year to actually do any green Infrastructure work in our gardens but we need to start now planning in earnest for 2018. So keep your eyes peeled for notices of neighborhood meeting we will be having this Fall.
That’s all folks!!


One day only! Saturday, September 23, 2017  1 – 6pm

at Children’s Magical Garden, Stanton and Norfolk Sts, (F train to Delancey St.)

2017 LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival

+ Live Art, Sidewalk Drawing, and Interactive Art with audience participation by

Help Ourselves

 A site-specific pop up exhibit of vivid night photographs by George Hirose of NYC community gardens installed all throughout a Lower East Side community garden… Please come and explore!

Help Ourselves” is a youth empowerment group involved with creative activism in diverse communities. In collaboration with Children’s Magical Garden, they will be inviting local Artists to create spontaneous works of art alongside audience participants and guests!

Le Petit Versailles productions in LUNGS Fest

Curated by Karl Cooney

SEPTEMBER 22 —7 PM – 12 AM


346 E. Houston St. / 247 E. 2nd St.

At times, being a performance artist can feel more like being a failed librarian. This series is a small contribution to the historical record of performance art in New York City. Twelve artists total, four per night.
Each performance will be lovingly documented and the video archived on YouTube.
Jenna Kline’s most important tool is her body. Nightmares, memories and heartbreak fuel her work. Her body is a sculpture, storyteller, and most importantly, an instrument to connect with her audience. The performances are an outlet to create an expression of raw emotion. The goal is to achieve emotional enlightenment. Once she reaches this state, she is her most genuine, transparent and true self. Wearing her heart on her sleeve for all to see. Exhausted and sweating and she has transcended her body and has become a sweaty, fleshy creature. The air is left with lingering aroma of copper, fried foods and hand sanitizer.
Quinn Dukes is a multimedia performance artist, activist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work addresses human connection, social injustice and ritual. In 2014, following a heated discussion about the death of performance art, Dukes founded Performance Is Alive. She is a tireless advocate for performance art and higher education via appointments at Grace Exhibition Space and the School of Visual Arts.
Sophia Mak is here and creates, makes and performs. They have made their home in Baltimore City for the past 7 years but have recently moved back to New York to apply knife and chopstick to perceptions and assumptions. Sophia investigates issues of race, gender, class, sexuality and intergenerational trauma through performance and invokes the stories of their ancestors to present new narratives. Their eyes are open and they are taking in the changing landscape of city neighborhoods, learning about the role that art plays in it all, and trying to listen real hard to the growing pains, unacknowledged histories, and the rumbling, crumbling walls that have heard stories of multiple life times.
Zavé Martohardjono is an interdisciplinary artist interested in geopolitics, social justice, queer glam, and embodied healing. Zavé is currently in residence at The Bronx Museum of the Arts through the BxMA Co-Lab residency. Zavé was a Gibney Dance Work Up 3.0 artist (2017), has had residencies at The Shandaken Project at Storm King (2016), La MaMa (2016), Chez Bushwick (2015), and was a Lambda Literary Fellow (2015). Among many venues, they’ve performed at BAAD!, Boston Center for the Arts, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance, Issue Project Room, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Movement Research at Judson Church, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Recess, and the Wild Project.


Multi-Media Performance by Ethan Weinstock

Fire Bug, a new multimedia performance by Ethan Weinstock, explores the circumstances behind a string of 70 cases of arson that took place in the small town of Coatsville, PA between 2008 and 2009. To date, seven individuals have been arrested in connection with the fires but many of the incidents remain unsolved and many questions are still unanswered. Ethan is a Brooklyn, NY based artist who has previously shown work at the Joe’s Pub, The BFI Flare London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival.