Today’s Schedule for the LUNGS Harvest Arts Fest Thursday, September 19

Community Garden Rally 10am on the steps of City Hall.

The gardens continueto be under attack. Our strength is in unity; and ourgoal is to promote the robust preservation of New York City’s community gardens. All gardeners, friends ofgardens and residents of Mother Earth are urged tojoin us. Let’s rally together! WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY GARDENS. Show the world how you feel! 10am City Hall!

Campos Community Garden

640 E12th St (Aves B & C)

7pm • Stand-up Comedy Garden Variety presented by Nick Probst and Ellington Berg, featuring: Brian Bahe, Peter Murray, Veronica Garza, Gus Constantellis and DoRi Dimplez.

Children’s Garden

194 Ave B (12th St)4–7pm • Bokashi composting workshop with E. Shig Matsukawa. We’ll use the bokashi fermented food waste (FFW) by adding to soil (ground and planters).

De Colores Community Yard &Cultural Center

313 E 8th St (Aves B & C) Today’s musical program is dedicated to the memory of Tim Schellenbaum

5:3 0 p m • HOWL ARTS Presents Modern flute music with Jesse Goldberg, piano and Shannon Vandzura, flute.

7pm • HOWL ARTS Presents Elliott Sharp’s Bootstrappers with Dave Hofstra (bass), Don McKenzie(drums).

Dias y Flores

520 E 13th St (Aves A & B)

5–6pm • Mind Guided Meditation session.


84 Ave B (6th St)

5:30pm • Garden Pests and Soils Q&A with SamAnderson from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

7pm • Science IN & BEYOND the City, with studentsfrom the Berkov tropical ecology lab at the City College of New York:

LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival Schedule Today, Wednesday, September 18

Wednesday September 18

Carmen Pabon Del Amanecer Jardin

117 Ave C (7th & 8th Sts)

6–7:30pm • Jim Flynn performs “Ambient Harp Music”. Social Justice Singer, Song Writer, sponsored by Art Loisaida Foundation.

Children’s Garden

194 Ave B (12th St)

12–7:30pm • Bokashi composting workshop with E. Shig Matsukawa. We’ll manage our food waste dropoff using different techniques with bokashi.

De Colores Community Yard & Cultural Center

313 E 8th St (Aves B & C)

7pm • Stand-up Comedy with Cordero and Company. Featuring Andre D. Thomson, Zubi Ahmed, Jared Waters, Von Mycheal and Jarrod Fortune.


84 Ave B (6th St)

7pm • Ecological City Slideshow Celebrate grassroots climate solutions with Felicia Young’s spectacular slideshow of the 2019 Ecological City: Procession for Climate Solutions.


616 E9th St (Aves B & C)

7:30–8pm sharp • A performance by Theresa Byrnes, FRESH. Every piece of plastic manufactured on Earth is still with us. Living forever is something we assume, until we learn of death. We want to be remembered. We fear vanishing without a trace. I propose that plastic is a sacred object to be contemplated. We should treat plastic with reverence and not thoughtlessness.

Today’s Harvest Arts Festival Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday September 17

El Jardin del Paraiso

706 E 4th St (Aves C & D)

10:35–11:35am • Kids’ day in El Jardin, painting shingles to go onto the children’s toolshed, putting perennial seed heads into the E. 4th Street tree pits; formal placement of tree-name plaques onto 4th Street tree guards; brief walk and talk thru medicinal/pollinator plot.

Green Oasis

370 E 8th St (Aves C & D)

7:30pm • Movie Night. Hitchcock’s Rear Window.

Miracle Garden

194 E 3rd St (Aves A & B)

7:30–9:30pm • Non-Human Persons. Video projection by Miah Artola. Her drawings, films and animations of a variety of animal and sea life. Visit

6–7:30pm • Gabriel Royal. Singer/songwriter/cellist beautifully fuses R&B, Jazz, and Classical elements to create an entirely original sound. Check out YouTube, Gabriel Royal.


84 Ave B (6th St)

7pm • Marlis Momber film. Marlis Momber’s 1978 documentary about the LES, Viva Loisaida, chronicles what life was like for the director and her fellow immigrants in the mid 1970s.

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!!