URBAN MEMORY PROJECT FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Esopus Space 64 W. 3rd Street, NY, NY 10012
ABOUT THE EVENT
The 2012 Urban Memory Project fundraiser will feature a short program, student art exhibition, silent auction, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit the Urban Memory Project and our spring collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LOMA) at Seward Park High School.
Tickets: $20 in advance online, $25 at the door (cash or check only). If you are unable to make the event but are interested in contributing to our work, or you would like to make a donation to the Urban Memory Project, please visit us here.
ABOUT THE SPRING COLLABORATION
The Urban Memory Project will be working with students at the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LOMA) at Seward Park High School. Student work will become part of the vast archive of documentation and art that is the legacy of the Lower East Side.
Spring Collaboration Goals:
- To introduce students to the rich history of the LES and have them understand that they are part of the continuum of history.
- For students to understand the choices facing the neighborhood today and to share their voice about the community.
Students will research the history of the neighborhood with historic documents and artifacts, and by reading and discussing complex texts. Students will create their own documentation of the neighborhood using photography and film, and by interviewing community members, including shop-owners, long-time residents, and members of community-based organizations.