11/17: TOWN HALL to Save our Community Center

Town Hall

TOWN HALL
Save Our Community Center

November 17, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm
Casa Victoria, 308 East 8th Street (between Avenues B & C)

Join Council Member Rosie Mendez and elected officials, neighbors, and community organizations in an important discussion about the status of former P.S. 64 at 605 East 9th Street. Organize to return the building to community use!

East Village Consumer Survey

Do you live in the East Village? Or love to visit? Don’t get here often enough?

Let us know what you think! Take our short survey by November 22nd to help us determine where and how people are spending in the community. 

Goals of the survey:
Help to identify what types of retail are missing from the East Village
Assess affordability of products in the neighborhood
Determine how often people are spending money in the East Village
Capture information on neighborhood demographics and other retail factors

Take part is sharing your vision for the East Village. Visit www.eastvillagesurvey.com today!

 

The survey is part of the of the organization’s retail diversity campaign, which advocates for increased diversity of available retail and local services for residents within the East Village. Learn more at our website: www.evccnyc.org.

The East Village Consumer Survey is made possible with the support of AvenueNYC, a program of the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

10 Year Anniversary Party

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Thursday, Oct. 9th marks the 10th anniversary of the East Village Community Coalition’s founding. Help us reflect on past accomplishments, current and ongoing work to protect the architectural and cultural heritage of our historic neighborhood.

Join us for an evening of music, drinks, small bites and to:
Honor Michael Rosen, founder and president of EVCC
View artwork by James & Karla Murray
Take a Taste of Ten Years from East Village Restaurants

Thursday, Oct. 9th, 6:30pm
Housing Works Rooftop
743-749 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
 
Tickets
Neighbor, Merchant – $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Guardian – $100
Pigeon – $250
Angel $1000

Tickets can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets

Unable to attend the event, but still want to donate? Visit Network for Good to contribute to EVCC’s work.

A Taste of Ten Years featuring long-standing East Village restaurants…

Butter Lane
Caravan of Dreams
Casa Adela
Casimir
Gruppo
Hummus Place
Native Bean

…with generous prizes from:

The Bean
Butter Lane
Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy
Declutter 123
Goat Milk
Good Beer
HousingWorks
Jillery by Jill Fagin
La Palapa
Love Shine
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Marjory Warren
James and Karla Murray
Pageant Book & Print Shop
PS122
SoulCycle
Sunny’s Florist
Sustainable NYC
The Wild Project

10/15: Upscaling Downtown: A Forum and Book Launch

Four years in the making, Richard Ocejo’s Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City surveys the social and economic impact of bar proliferation on the Lower East Side’s traditionally diverse neighborhoods. Representing groups examined in the book, panelists will discuss what is easily one of this community’s most hot button issues. Q&A will follow.

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About the Panelists:
Rob Hollander: Neighborhood Historian and Activist
Bob Holman: Poet, Founder of Bowery Poetry Club
Matt Krivich: Dir. of Operations, The Bowery Mission
Sara Romanoski, Director, East Village Community Coalition
Mike Stuto: Owner of HiFi Bar
Richard E. Ocejo: Assistant Professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Host: Alison Fleminger, University Settlement

About the book: The product of four years of fieldwork in the East Village and on the Lower East Side, Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City uses nightlife as a window into understanding urban development and explores what community institutions, such as neighborhood bars, gain or lose amid gentrification. Ocejo considers why residents continue unsuccessfully to protest the arrival of new bars, how new bar owners produce a nightlife culture that attracts visitors rather than locals, and how government actors – including elected officials and the police – regulate and encourage nightlife culture. By focusing on commercial newcomers and the residents who protest local changes, Ocejo illustrates the contested and dynamic process of neighborhood growth.

When: Wed., October 15 7:00pm

Where: University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (near Rivington), NY, NY

FREE and open to the public!

City Raises Objections to “Dorm” Plan for PS64

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The Department of Buildings has issued a Stop Work Order and moved to revoke a partial permit for the dorm conversion planned for former PS64/ CHARAS – El Bohio. In response to Councilmember Rosie Mendez’s letter dated September 3rd, the DOB raised objections to the approved conversion plan, which had earned agency support based on misinformation. The plan violates the zoning code and the “dorm rule”, a hard-fought protection on the speculative development of student housing.

The collective efforts of community groups, community members and the community board with a unified group of elected officials led by CM Mendez kept the energy and pressure needed to reverse the City’s decision. We continue to demand the return of this landmark building to true community use.

The EVCC remains dedicated to ensuring that the historic PS64 building and the intent for future use at the time of its sale are honored. Join us, other community groups, residents, and CM Mendez with other elected officials at a rally/ press conference on Sunday, 1pm at 605 East 9th Street (Avenues B & C)!

Third Annual Harvest Arts Festival

The Third Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival 2014 is taking place in more than 30 community gardens on the Lower East Side on Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21. This year, the Festival coincides with the People’s Climate March. In support of the March, many gardens will host workshops and teach-ins on a wide range of environmental issues.

LUNGS is working closely with Converge for Climate to coordinate our own homegrown workshops and theirs. The NYC Climate Convergence is a weekend packed with skill-shares, teach-ins, speak-outs and protests from September 19 to 21 in conjunction with the People’s Climate March.

The gardens will also host fabulous performances in music, dance, theater, spoken word, on site visual artists, and more. One of the highlights of this year’s Festival is a performance by Bread and Puppet Theater of their new piece “Anti Tar Sands Manifesto Pageant”.

On Sunday, the Festival gets on its feet as gardeners and friends join the People’s Climate March en masse.

GARDENS
Dias y Flores Garden, 13th St (B & C)
El Sol Brillante, 12th St (A & B)
El Sol Brillante Jr., 12th St (A & B)
Children’s Garden, 12th St (Ave B)
Campos Gardens, 12th St (B & C)
11th Street Community Garden, 11th St (1st & A)
11BC Garden, 11th St (B & C)
Toyota Children’s Garden, 11th St (B & C)
9C Garden, Ave C (9th St)
La Plaza Cultural, Ave C (9th St)
DeColores Community Garden, 8th St (B & C)
Earth People Garden, 8th St (B & C)
Firemen’s Garden, 8th St (C & D)
Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden, 8th St (C & D)
Creative Little Garden, 6th St (A & B)
6B Garden, Ave B (6th St)
6BC Botanical Garden, 6th St (B & C)
Generation X, 4th St (A & B)

NEED TO KNOW MORE?
Email info@LUNGSnyc.org
Websites: lungsnyc.orgconvergeforclimate.orgpeoplesclimatemarch.org
Twitter: @lungsnyc#lungsnyc@nycconvergence
Facebook: facebook.com/lungsnycfacebook.com/climateconvergence

 

The 2014 Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens is organized by LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) and sponsored by NYCCGC (The New York City Community Garden Coalition).

This year’s festival is supported in part by generous grants from The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and The Citizens Committee for New York City.

9/24: Save Our Parks/ Save Our Village Rally and Press Conference ft. STOMP

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It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (Garden)

East Village Residents gather around treats and talk neighborhood shop.

East Village residents gather around treats and talk neighborhood shop.

Last Tuesday, July 8th marked the East Village Community Coalition Host Committee’s third ever “First Tuesdays” event. We were fortunate to make use of the beautiful Green Oasis Community Garden & Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden. This large-lot community garden, tucked away on 8th St. near Avenue D, was slated to be shut down by the Giuliani administration. The gardeners successfully protected the site through the early aughts. Thanks to their efforts, the garden today features a gazebo, stage, brick oven grill and a koi pond. Green Oasis was the perfect setting for East Village residents and enthusiasts to socialize, share with and support one another.

The Koi Pond, one of the many beautiful and unique features of the garden.

The Koi Pond, one of the many beautiful and unique features of the garden.

Throughout the evening, residents mingled over wine and delicious cookies generously donated by Taneesha Crawford of Rebellious Treats. We were fortunate to welcome State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh who joined in the festivities. Each guest left with a printed map marking East Village community gardens and their accompanying information. Interested in finding your local community garden? Click here or check out this East Village Gardens Key.
If you weren’t able to attend our most recent First Tuesday, don’t fret! We are in the midst of assembling another exciting event for Wednesday, August 13th, and you’re invited. Looking to learn more about our Host Committee and the EVCC, or considering volunteering?  Contact HOSTCOMMITTEE@EVCCNYC.ORG for more information.

7/8: First Tuesdays: In the Garden

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm

SOCIALIZE Meet your neighbors in the great outdoors.

SHARE Use your green thumb.

SUPPORT Engage in your community.

Register today.

About First Tuesdays
The First Tuesdays meetup series is designed to bring together residents of the East Village in the hope that socializing, sharing and supporting one another will lead to a stronger, more informed community. Our First Tuesdays series is presented by the East Village Community Coalition’s Host Committee, dedicated to creating enjoyable and informative events throughout the community on behalf of the EVCC.

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143 Avenue B - Simplex
New York, NY 10009
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