Park jams, then and now, are an opportunity for us to gather, lay down our differences, and discover our similarities. All while having fun. We could use more of that these days.
You don't want to miss Vernacular this Thursday, September 7th 2017 at the Bronx Music Heritage Center.
A night of spoken word, storytelling, dialogue, and music presented by the insanely talented multidisciplinary artist Bocafloja and Quilomboarte.
Live performances by Bocafloja, Josefina Baez, Fabian Villegas, and music by DJ Boo promise smart, savvy, multi-lingual mergings of art and politics. The objective is to engage a communal conversation about colonially, social imaginaries, and political participation beyond resistance. A good time for it. Always a good time for it. I’m in.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the awesome going down Thursday:
Joe Conzo Jr. and Francisco Molina Reyes II Photo Exhibit:
Opening reception: Thursday, July 28 7:30 - 9pm
Bronx Music Heritage Center
BMHC Lab 1303 Louis Nine Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free and open to the public!!
Exhibit on view July 28 - September 28
Thursdays 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fridays 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Chalfant (Style Wars) and Cooper (Subway Art) are among the earliest documenters of and campaigners for graffiti as artistry. The exhibit showcases subway graffiti of the 1970s through the early 1980s. reproductions of 850+ subway cars photographed by Chalfant and Cooper cover the walls, replicating a trainyard environment. Walk in and you are surrounded by history, beauty, and ingenuity.
This exhibit is a must see for those interested in NYC history, culture, and street art. The work is amazing--from the subway writers to Chalfant and Cooper to the construction of the exhibit itself. Moving Murals will be open for viewing through July 10th, and City Lore will host several totally cool programs associated with it.
Where: The City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
How to get there: Take the F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleecker St.
For more information: 212-529-1955 x13 or email@example.com
E. B. Gallardo
is a documentary photographer and anthropologist based in New York City.