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What’s Happening at 920 Kelly Street?

In partnership with Workforce Housing Group, Kelly Street Garden, and Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, The LP is transforming a 2 bedroom-apartment on Kelly Street in Longwood, South Bronx into a thriving creative community hub, with artist studios, arts programming, and community partnerships that will allow us to engage the larger Kelly Street community.

 

For questions, please contact Alicia Grullón, LP Artist Catalyst, at alicia@laundromatproject.org or Emily Mock, Program Associate, at emily@laundromatproject.org

 

Upcoming Events

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING WORKSHOPS

Winter hours: Wednesdays from 3pm – 5pm

Drop by Wednesday afternoons to design your own buttons and make bracelets about your neighborhood and loved ones! During the colder months, these hands-on art workshops take place inside the Kelly Street Collaborative in the basement of 920 Kelly St. Please contact Emily Mock, Program Associate, at emily@laundromatproject.org or (347) 699-7506 with any questions.

 

getting ready for the holidays workshop

With Faye Bonas

Saturday, December 16th, from 4pm – 6pm

Join teaching artist Fay Bonas for a holiday hands-on art workshop. Bonas will be teaching participants how to make holiday wreaths for decorating. Join us for a fun filled afternoon. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served at the workshop’s conclusion.

Fay Bonas artista de enseñanza del LP conducirá un taller para las navidades. Bonas enseñará hacer coronas navideñas para decorar. Vengan a compartir con nosotros para una tarde llena de diversión. Galletas y chocolate caliente se servirán en la conclusión del taller.

 

public programming from THE BIG RETHINK

With Designing the We

Wednesday, January 17th, from 3pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday, January 24th, from 5pm – 6:30pm

Join us for public programs with Designing the We as part of “A View from Kelly Street,” a site-specific project of the BIG rethink done in partnership with The Laundromat Project’s Community Artist-in-Residence program. Its focus is to use residents’ stories to provoke questions and dialogue about the history of Kelly Street and its design planning.

“A View from Kelly Street” es un proyecto del El GRAN Repensar (The BIG Rethink) realizado en asociación con el programa Community Artist in Resident del Laundromat Project. Desde una perspectiva localizada, esta experiencia provoca pensamientos, preguntas y diálogo en torno a la experiencia vivida con el área de Kelly Street en forma de percepciones y diseño.

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM WITH KELLY STREET ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Saturday, January 20th, from 3pm – 5pm

Join Artist-in-Residence Walter Cruz in a fun filled event for the whole family.

Venga a visitar Artista-en-Residencia Walter Cruz en un evento lleno de diversion para toda la familia.

 

OPEN STUDIO with kelly street artist-in-residence

With Walter Cruz

Saturday, January 27th, from 3pm – 5pm

Come visit Artist-in-Residence Walter Cruz and learn about his process as he shares his work. All ages are welcome.

Venga a visitar al Artista-en-Residencia Walter Cruz y aprenda sobre su proceso mientras comparte su trabajo. Todos las edades son bienvenidas.

 

Join the Community Advisory Coalition (CAC) with The LP @ Kelly Street!

Live in the Hunt’s Point/Longwood area? Want to art with and in community? We’re looking for you! Let’s come together around common dreams to build creative and community power. For more information, contact emily@laundromatproject.org or 347-480-3015.

PAST EVENTS

 

PUBLIC PROGRAM WITH KELLY STREET ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Saturday, December 2nd, from 3pm – 5pm

Join Walter Cruz, the Kelly Street Collaborative’s Artist-in-Residence, in discussion and activity. Learn about his art work and current projects. All ages are welcome.

 

KALIEF BROWDER: A LESSON PLAN BY THE LITERARY FREEDOM PROJECT

With Literary Freedom Project

Wednesday, November 29th, from 5pm – 7pm

This workshop from the Literary Freedom Project has been developed for educators and adults wishing to use social justice material in their teaching. It will explore the short but resonant life of Kalief Browder. Accused of a crime he did not commit, and not willing to accept a guilty plea, Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, primarily in solitary confinement, while awaiting trial. Two years after his release he committed suicide – he was 22 years old.

 

THE BIG RETHINK: “CITIZEN JANE” FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

With Designing the We

Saturday, November 18th, from 11am – 1pm

Join us for this film screening of “Citizen Jane” and open discussion of the documentary. “Citizen Jane” is a film about activist and writer of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” Jane Jacobs, who organized against the proposed West Village highway proposed by Robert Moses in the early 1960′s. This screening and community conversation is a part of “A View from Kelly Street,” a site-specific project of the BIG rethink done in partnership with The Laundromat Project’s Community Artist-in-Residence program. Its focus is to use residents’ stories to provoke questions and dialogue about the history of Kelly Street and its design planning.

Proyección de la película “Citizen Jane” (ciudadana Jane) y discusión abierta de documentales. “Citizen Jane” es una película sobre la activista y escritora de “La muerte y la vida de las grandes ciudades estadounidenses\”, Jacobs, que se organizó en contra de la propuesta carreteraen el West Village propuesta por Robert Moses a principios de la década de 1960.

 

OPEN STUDIO

With Walter Cruz

Saturday, November 18th, from 3pm – 5pm

Come meet the Kelly Street Collaborative’s artist-in-residence Walter Cruz. Learn about his art work and current projects. All ages are welcome.

Ven a conocer a nuestro nuevo artista en la residencia Walter Cruz. Aprenda sobre su obra de arte y proyectos actuales. Todos las edades son bienvenidas.

 

FILM SCREENING: “THIS AIN’T A EULOGY”

With Taja Lindely

Saturday, November 18th, from 3pm – 5pm

Join us for a screening of “This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering” by Taja Lindely. Moved by the non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Lindely draws parallels between discarded materials and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States. This film screening is a documentation of Lindely’s solo performance where she re-purposed trash bags to re-member, honor, and value the Black lives we have lost due to police violence. In this post-Ferguson moment, Lindley is imagining how to recycle the energy of protest, rage, and grief into creating a world where, indeed, Black lives matter. After the screening, stay for a conversation with Lindley and Walter Cruz, Kelly Street Collaborative’s Artist-in-Residence.

 

THE BIG RETHINK: “70 ACRES IN CHICAGO” FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

With Designing the We

Saturday, November 11th, from 1pm – 4pm

“70 Acres in Chicago” is a documentary that “tells the story of the Cabrini Green public housing development located on the most hotly contested 70 acres of land in Chicago. With its prime central location, Cabrini Green was initially hailed as a public housing triumph, then more recently demonized as an urban disaster. It was demolished, bit and bit, beginning in 1995, and repackaged as a “mixed income” development. The mainly black residents of Cabrini were forced out, though there is still a remnant of Cabrini in the row houses.”

This screening and community conversation is a part of “A View from Kelly Street,” a site-specific project of The BIG rethink done in partnership with The Laundromat Project’s Community Artist-in-Residence program. Its focus is to use residents’ stories to provoke questions and dialogue about the history of Kelly Street and its design planning.

 

THE BIG RETHINK: MUSIC AND STORIES

With Designing the We and Uptown Vinyl Supreme

Saturday, November 4th, from 3pm – 7pm

How do we use design and music to shape our neighborhoods and home? Join Designing the We and Uptown Vinyl Supreme for an afternoon of music and design. This program is a part of “A View from Kelly Street,” a site-specific project of The BIG rethink done in partnership with The Laundromat Project’s Community Artist-in-Residence program. Its focus is to use residents’ stories to provoke questions and dialogue about the history of Kelly Street and its design planning.

 

THE GARDEN WITHIN

With Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful

Saturday, October 28th from 2pm – 4pm

This multisensory workshop combines healing with art-making, inviting participants to focus on one of the most conspicuous signs of spring and summer around the South Bronx: the rose. Those attending will engage their senses in an exploratory process focused on the rose and geared towards generating a balance between introspection and awareness of our immediate surroundings. The rose, a plant that has been around for millions of years, will be the departing point for meditating, painting, and tasting. At the end of the class we will sample an organic rose petal tea, enjoy some organic rosehip jam, and other similar treats.

 

Este taller multisensorial combina la curación con la creación de arte, invita a los participantes a centrarse en uno de los signos más destacados de la primavera y el verano en todo el sur del Bronx: la rosa. La rosa, una planta que ha existido durante millones de años, será el punto de partida para la meditación, la pintura y la degustación. Al final de la clase, probaremos un té orgánico con pétalos de rosa, disfrutaremos de mermelada de escaramujo orgánico y otras delicias similares.

 

OPEN STUDIO

With Walter Cruz

Saturday, October 28th, from 1pm – 3pm

Come meet the Kelly Street Collaborative’s artist-in-residence Walter Cruz. Learn about his art work and current projects. All ages are welcome.

Ven a conocer a nuestro nuevo artista en la residencia Walter Cruz. Aprenda sobre su obra de arte y proyectos actuales. Todos las edades son bienvenidas.

 

THE BIG RETHINK: RAINEY PARK TOUR

With Designing the We

Friday, October 20th, from 3pm – 5pm

On the sidewalk in front of Laundry Pro (938 E. 163rd St., Bronx)

The BIG rethink (El GRAN repensar) is a project from Designing the We exploring how perception shapes design to equitably respond to human needs. Join us on Friday 10/20 and Wednesday 10/25 for “A View From Kelly Street: Rainey Park”, a walking tour focused on exchanging peoples’ stories of the area versus the city’s. “A View From Kelly Street” is a site-specific project of the BIG rethink done in partnership with The Laundromat Project’s Community Artist-in-Residence program. Its focus is to use residents’ stories to provoke questions and dialogue about the history of Kelly Street and its design planning.

 

WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY?

With Walter Cruz

Saturday, October 2nd, from 2pm – 4pm

Join Kelly Street Collaborative Artist-in-Residence Walter Cruz to talk about the larger question of living.

 

THE NOTION OF PROPERTY

With Jasmine Murrell

Saturday, October 14th, from 1pm – 3pm

Come to Kelly Street Garden for a conversation on the notion of property.

 

LIVE PAINTING: A PORTRAIT FOR KELLY STREET

With Leslie Jimenez Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez / FEEGZ

Saturday, September 2nd and 30th, from 5pm – 7pm

Leslie Jimenez and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez / FEEGZ are interdisciplinary artists working collaboratively to create tribute portraits celebrating people of color. Inspired by history, neighborhood, and street art, their tribute portraits are meant to amplify community achievements directly. For the Kelly Street Collaborative, they will create a mural dedicated to the Kelly Street community, followed by a printmaking workshop. Free and all ages are welcome.

 

OPEN STUDIO

With Walter Cruz

Saturday, September 30th, from 3pm – 5pm

Come meet the Kelly Street Collaborative’s artist-in-residence Walter Cruz. Learn about his art work and current projects. All ages are welcome.

Ven a conocer a nuestro nuevo artista en la residencia Walter Cruz. Aprenda sobre su obra de arte y proyectos actuales. Todos las edades son bienvenidas.

 

RED CARPET VEGGIE PICK UP

With Ayana Evans

Saturday, September 16th, time TBD

As the natural conclusion to the Catsuit Garden public program, which happened on July 29th, we are now ready to harvest! What would a harvest be without a red carpet with Catsuit diva Ayana Evans! Organic living meets Soul Train goodness will be happening here. Come for the fruits and veggies, walk the red carpet and gather your harvest. A playlist curated by a DJ will be played via speakers, and a limited edition prize by the artist will be awarded to the best soul train dancer of the red carpet. Evans wants to encourage us all to infuse bold joy into our everyday lives and diffuse the pressures of the week and reinforce community togetherness and healthy eating via The Laundromat Project’s community garden harvest celebration. Your most flamboyant and GLAM outfits are encouraged, but be comfortable. Pick up your veggies in style. This is a kid friendly event.

 

MUSIC AS HEALING

With Uptown Vinyl Supreme

Saturday, September 16th, time TDB

In this workshop Uptown Vinyl Supreme will be focusing on using music as a form of healing. The workshop will first begin with a brief description of Vinyl, lead into an open discussion on music that has helped healed participants in certain parts of their lives. Afterwards, participants will be lead through a meditation with music. It will end with music and dance for all to move their bodies and keep the energy flowing.

 

CATERPILLAR

With Glendalys Medina

Saturday, August 19th, from 2pm – 3pm

Join the interdisciplinary artist Glendalys Medina lead an observational drawing exercise of the host and nectar plants for Black Swallowtail butterflies. The exercise will be followed by the artist’s performance of “Caterpillar” whose themes deals with the power of one’s ability to transform. All ages are welcome.

 

OPEN STUDIO

With Walter Cruz

Saturday, August 26th, from 3pm – 5pm

Come meet the Kelly Street Collaborative’s artist-in-residence Walter Cruz. Learn about his art work and current projects. All ages are welcome.

Ven a conocer a nuestro nuevo artista en la residencia Walter Cruz. Aprenda sobre su obra de arte y proyectos actuales. Todos las edades son bienvenidas.

 

SOAP PROCESSION

With Francheska Alcantara

Wednesday, August 9th, from 6pm – 8pm

Join us for Bronx-based artist Francheska Alcantara’s performance using “jabon de cuaba” – a popular soap found in households from the Dominican Republic and its diaspora. Participants will walk with Alcantara in the form of a procession dragging soaps along the neighborhood. With the Bronx facing many challenges, Alcantara’s performance uses the soaps to claim public space and transforms them into cultural place markers from the community. All ages are welcome.

 

MIGRA-STORIES OPEN MIC: WHAT’S YOUR MIGRATION STORY?

With Damali Abrams

Saturday, August 12th, from 2pm – 4pm

This open mic led by artist Damali Abrams invites participants to shrae their own tales of how migration has touched their lives while listeners take notes or draw elements from a story that resonates with their own. All ages are welcome.

 

CATSUIT GARDENING

With Ayana Evans

Saturday, July 29th, from 11am – 1pm

Why live a basic life when you can always have sprinkles of the extraordinary mixed in with the every day? Per usual, artist Ayana Evans will bring their extravagant essence “Operation Catsuit” to the Kelly Street Garden. The action of gardening yields being one with nature, chemical FREE eating, and slowing down from the NYC hustle. It is important to appreciate and know where your food comes from. It is equally important to have fun and celebrate your life at every turn. To take full advantage of that ideal Evans will be gardening in her neon body suit with matching tools and will have tiaras, umbrella assistants, and boas for her gardening guests. Kneel on red carpets and flow with soothing music as you work…because WHY NOT?! (Tea will be served, along with a brief Q&A roundtable chat with the artist.)

 

OPEN STUDIO

With Walter Cruz

Saturday, July 29th, from 3pm – 5pm

Come meet the Kelly Street Collaborative’s artist-in-residence Walter Cruz. Learn about his art work and current projects. All ages are welcome.

Ven a conocer a nuestro nuevo artista en la residencia Walter Cruz. Aprenda sobre su obra de arte y proyectos actuales. Todos las edades son bienvenidas.

 

UBUNTU OPEN STUDIO

With Tijay Mohammed

Saturday, July 29th, from 6pm – 8pm

We are happy to present “Ubuntu,” a large scale project and installation anchored in West African cultures and traditions. It focuses attention on the South Bronx’s connections to migration and creates a gathering space to celebrate women, particularly those living in the community. Tijay Mohammed is the Create Change Hunts Point/Longwood Artist-in-Residence.

 

UBUNTU

With Tijay Mohammed

Saturday, July 15th, from 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, July 22nd, from 1pm – 3pm (on the sidewalk in front of Laundry Pro at 938 E 163rd St.)

We are happy to present “Ubuntu,” a large scale project and installation anchored in West African cultures and traditions. It focuses attention on the South Bronx’s connections to migration and creates a gathering space to celebrate women, particularly those living in the community. Tijay Mohammed is the Create Change Hunts Point/Longwood Artist-in-Residence.

 

saturday morning walk – meet the create change artists!

Saturday, July 1st from 9am – 10am

Join us on a morning walk around the neighborhood and meet our newest Bronx Create Change fellows! We will meet in front of 920 Kelly Street at 9am.

 

EMANCIPATE YOURSELF

With Dennis Redmoon Darkeem

Saturday, June 24th from 3pm – 5pm

Bronx artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, who uses his work to question cultural and racial stereotypes, performs a Native American smudging ritual in Rainey Park.

 

GREENING THE CITY ARTS FESTIVAL

With Misra Walker, Faye Bonas, Charles Esperanza, JJ The Clown, & Kelly Street Garden

Barretto Point Park, Hunts Point, Bronx

Saturday, June 17th from 12pm – 4:30pm

Greening the City is part of the 14th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade & Summer Festival, a day promoting arts and creativity as a means for bringing about environmental awareness, justice, and wellness.

 

ROADWORK: MEMORIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

With the RoadWork Collective

Saturday, June 10th, from 12pm – 5pm

RoadWork: Memories Under Construction is an ongoing, migratory, community-based research project for participants to share their memories and imaginations through the arts. RoadWork Collective invites drawing, interviews, and walking tours. In the spirit of inquiry, the project serves to entice community participation in the understanding of the experiences of others as they visualize and speak to concerns about their communities and world in which they live.

 

MOSAIC MAGAZINE: LITERARY FREEDOM PROJECT

With Kanene Holder and Eisa Nefertari Ulen

Saturday, May 20th, from 3-5 pm

This workshop has been developed for educators and adults who wish to use social justice material in their teaching. A large part of Mosaic’s lesson plans and workshops demonstrate how the African diaspora experience can serve as a connective tool. The workshop will be focused on Walter Dean Myers, Black Lives Matter, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Afrofuturism, African Diasporas, and more.

 

LISTENING TO OUR BODIES – CONNECTING WITH THE EARTH

With Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful

Saturday, May 13th, from 3-5 pm

This multisensory workshop combines healing with art-making, inviting participants to use clay as a point of departure for a conversation on one’s body in connection to the Earth and the Cosmos. Those attending will be gently guided through the process of undertaking an internal journey with the purpose of unlocking their creative selves, achieving relaxation, and kindling wellness. No previous art background required. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear that you can take off if you wish. Ginger tea and snacks will be served.

 

PASTE PAPER MAKING

With Jessica Lagunas

Saturday, April 29th, from 3-5 pm

Learn a technique for decorating paper that was used in early bookbinding using acrylic paint and paste medium. Embellish your textured papers with a variety of different tools and materials easily found at home and in our own Kelly Street Garden. Be inspired with various demonstrations to create one of a kind paste papers with this fun and easy to do method.

 

RECYCLED SCULPTURES

With Antonia Perez

Saturday, April 22nd, from 2-4 pm

Join artist Antonia Perez to make sculptures and assemblages from recyclable objects! Participants will learn how to create new forms from simple everyday materials that might not typically be regraded as art materials. The goal of the workshop is to create art out of household and commercial discards that would otherwise end up in the landfill and to build awareness about waste and the environment.


DROP-IN SIDEWALK WORKSHOP – MAKE YOUR OWN ZINE

With Alicia Grullón, LP Artist Catalyst

Saturday, April 15th, from 1pm-2pm

Saturday, April 29th, from 1pm-2pm

Share what you have to say by designing your own zine!  Find us in front of Laundry Pro (938 E 163rd St.) for . During these times, The Laundromat Project’s space at 920 Kelly St. Basement will be closed.

Please contact Alicia Grullón, LP Artist Catalyst, at alicia@laundromatproject.org.

 

THE BLACK SCHOOL

With Joseph Cuillier

Wednesday, April 5th, from 11am-12:30pm

The Black School, with artist Joseph Cuillier, is an experimental school for Black, POC, and allies to explore art making and Black history. Program sessions include short workshops covering a range of art making techniques, including photography, poetry, drawing, collage, print making, and new media. Participants will explore the potential that creative acts have to affect change on a local level. Free and open to the public but RSVP required - register through this link.

Due to limited capacity, we kindly urge you to arrive 15 minutes early. For any questions, please email alicia@laundromatproject.org

 

URE:AD PRESS SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP

With Shani Peters

Wednesday, March 29th, from 4-6 pm

URe:AD Press (a print and media based collective by artists Sharita Towne and Shani Peters) will guide South Bronx residents in a screen printing workshop and invite participants to share in an open discussion on African ancestry and identity. Grounded in shared affinity for travel, the African Diaspora, Self-Determination, audio/visual media, and DIY printmaking strategies, URe:AD (United Re:public of the African Diaspora) Press shares these values through collective activity, and various methods for using printmaking to spread related messages.

 

THE BRONX FATHER’S PROJECT

With Dennis Redmoon Darkeem

Saturday, March 25th, from 2-4 pm

Bronx Fathers Project is a creative outlet for Bronx fathers and their children to create memorable memories through free arts workshops and cultural activities.

 

I CAN’T BREATHE

PERENNIAL LOVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER

With Shaun Leonardo

Post-workshop Q&A co-facilitated by Sheyline Rodriguez (Take Back the Bronx), Shannon Jones (Why Accountability), and Omar Arponare (People Power Movement)

Saturday, February 25th, from 6-8 pm

I Can’t Breathe is a public-participatory workshop and performance that will take the form of a self-defense class. The overall, impromptu composition of defensive actions will, thus, create a reflection and meditation on our community’s legacy of self-preservation, and continued desire/need/fight to protect and survive. The piece will be conducted in memory of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Jamar Clark, Laquan McDonald, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin…and countless others.

Immediately after the program, Shaun Leonardo will co-facilitate a Q&A with Sheyline Rodriguez (Take Back the Bronx), Shannon Jones (Why Accountability), and Omar Arponare (People Power Movement)

 

DRAWN TOGETHER

With Bruce Zeines

Saturday, February 11th, from 3-5 pm

Join teaching artist and Kelly Street resident Bruce Zeines to work in simple pen and ink drawing, the most basic form of illustrative expression. All ages are welcome! Families are encouraged to attend.

 

SPOKEN WORD PROJECT

With Rossemary Gomez and Emilio Montilla

Saturday, January 21st, from 3-5 pm

Where do you see love show up in your community? Join Rossemary Gomez and Emilio Montilla for this workshop focused on creating spoken word pieces centered around one of The LP’s values – Propelled by Love. Come express the many things that propel you towards love and learn some tools to help you get them down on paper. All ages are welcome! Families are encouraged to attend.

 

HERBAL TEAS FOR HEALING

PERENNIAL LOVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER

With Damali Abrams

Saturday, December 17th, from 2-4 pm

As we move deeper into the cold dark part of the year, many of us face health challenges, stress, or deep sadness. Come and learn to make a winter tea blend that lifts the winter blues, breaks fever, warms you up, and soothes sore throats. Participants will make their own tea bags to take home!

This workshop is part of Perennial Love: Black Lives Matter, arts and culture programming surrounding BLM in the Bronx. In light of the recent events regarding the ongoing crisis of racial violence in our communities, we as an organization continue to move towards creating spaces of healing, creativity, and reflection.

 

PAPER TREE MAKING WORKSHOP

With Faye Bonas

Saturday, December 10th, from 2-4 pm

Join resident and local artist Faye Bonas to create and adorn paper trees to share with family and friends.

 

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

With Antonia Perez

Saturday, December 3rd, from 2-4 pm

Join us to make collograph plates and prints using found materials such as mesh, fabric, cardboard, and plants! This is an intergenerational workshop. Anyone under 8 years old needs to be accompanied by an adult and work together.

 

SCREENING AND COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

PERENNIAL LOVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER

Saturday from 3:30-6 pm

A screening of the documentary Nana Dijo by Bocafloja will be followed by a community conversation about Black and Brown unity in the face of state terror against our communities.

 

PERENNIAL LOVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER KITE MAKING WORKSHOP

With Yasuno Miyauchi and Yamil Lora

Wednesday, November 16th, from 5-6:30 pm

The Spinning Project is an experimental sound collaboration between artist Yasuno Miyauchi and local musician and educator Yamil Lora. It is based on Yasuno’s ongoing project Wa Tsagumi, in which participants use voice and found objects to create a musical piece conducted by Yasuno. In collaboration with Yamil Lora, this program will bring together youth from The Point CDC’s music group and A.C.T.I.O.N. group with visiting artists from Asia to create a musical piece influenced by the youths’ Hunts Point experience.

 

PERENNIAL LOVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER KITE MAKING WORKSHOP

With Dennis RedMoon Darkeem

Friday, November 11th, from 1-3 pm and Saturday, November 12th, from 12-3 pm

Make a kite with Kelly Street Artist-in-Residence Dennis RedMoon Darkeem and bring it outdoors to fly!

 

AFROFUTURISM BOOK CLUB ON KELLY STREET

with Suhaly Bautista-Carolina

Saturday, November 5th, 3-4:30 pm

Founded in 2014, Black Magic is an Afrofuturism Book Club composed of womyn of the African Diaspora intended as a space to envision, imagine & create other possible futures. Join Black Magic for a reading & writing workshop that incorporates one of our favorite 2016 book club titles: “Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements” by Adrienne Marie Brown & Walidah Imarisha. Through a series of writing prompts and experiments, we will explore the question, “What does the future we want look like?” Read more about Black Magic on their website.

 

KELLY STREET HALLOWEEN PARTY AND ACTIVITIES

Saturday, October 29th,

11am-1pm Halloween decorating

4-6 pm Pumpkin decorating and pizza

Come celebrate Halloween at Kelly Street! Join us in decorating from 11am-1pm in the Kelly Street Garden. Come back at 4pm to create fun and “spooooky” pumpkins, enjoy a slice of pizza, and share some candy.

 

PERENNIAL LOVE: BLACK LIVES MATTER KELLY STREET (SPOKEN WORD WORKSHOP)

Saturday, October 22nd, 4-6 pm

with Emilio Montilla and Rossemary Gomez

A Spoken Word Poetry Workshop by Emilio Montilla centered on an alternative solution any emotional instability (anger, depression, frustration). There will be a visual arts component of the workshop illustrating verbal expressions headed by Rossemary Gomez. Montilla and Gomez are teaching artists and longtime residents of Hunts Point.

 

RETHINKING COLUMBUS DAY

Monday, October 10th, 12-1:30 pm

Join us for coffee and a light snack as we reconsider the history surrounding Columbus in the “new world”.

 

BOOKBINDING: A BOOK JOURNAL INSPIRED BY KELLY ST. COMMUNITY GARDEN

Saturday, October 2nd

Join artist Jessica Lagunas and learn the fundamentals of bookbinding and create a personal journal. Participants will learn how to fold paper, stitch pages together and create beautiful covers for their books. RSVP is required, please email alicia@laundromatproject.org.

 

YOUNG TALENT EXHIBITION AT THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NY

Click here for more details on Kelly Street Artist-in-Residence Dennis Redmoon Darkeem’s exhibition.

 

GLITTER PRIESTESS MAD TEA PARTY

Saturday, September 24th, 4-6 pm

Join Damali Abrams, the Glitter Princess, as she shares recipes for herbal remedies to soothe your nerves. Regardless of current events, each of us deserves to feel happy, healthy, and whole. Each participant will learn to make their own lavender honey to take home, as well as other tools for healing rage, sadness and anxiety when the whole world seems to be going mad. Ages 11 and up.

RSVP is strongly encouraged in order to take home some honey, email alicia@laundromatproject.org.

 

FIELD DAY 2016 @ KELLY STREET

920 Kelly St, Bronx, NY 10459

Join us for a series of drop-in community art workshops, open studios and a special performance:

  • Bronx-based teaching artists Faye Bonas and Sharon de la Cruz will lead a series of workshops including repurposing paper to create unique placemats as well as a mixed media collage making workshop centered on the notion of celebration & joy within the African diaspora through the lens of carnival.
  • View the collaborative student work from our inaugural iteration of Neighborhood Print Lab (NPL) in Longwood. NPL is a youth summer program using oral history and art techniques through a social justice lens to creatively amplify neighborhood narratives.
  • Check out the studio and latest work of our current Kelly Street Artist-in-Residence Dennis Redmoon Darkeem.
  • Learn about The Natural Knitting Project!—a collaborative Bronx arts project focusing on the process of everyday products being created in an eco-friendly way where activities included growing dye plants, knitting products from natural fibers, and exploring our communities mass consumption of landfill products. Join us for a culminating exhibit showcasing the workshop process and participants’ handmade results.
  • Watch a live thread spinning performance by the artist and Kelly St. resident, Sajata Epps at 4pm.

 

FIELD DAY 2016: SAY IT LOUD – EMPOWERING THE SOUTH BRONX

Happening at three locations during the following times:

2-4:30PM: Monsignor Del Valle Square (a.k.a. Hunts Point Plaza, at the intersection between Hunts Point Ave & Bruckner Blvd) 3-5PM: Libertad Urban Farm, 972 Simpson St, Bronx, NY 10459 4-6PM: Mothers On the Move, 928 Intervale Ave, Bronx, NY 10459   Empowering the South Bronx​ is a collaborative effort with various Bronx organizations to foster civic engagement. Based on feedback from young community members our Create Change Fellows co­-created an immersive hunt to connect ideas and spark dialogue. Activities will take place in communal spaces, covering topics that range from: wellness, state/community violence to cross­-cultural unity through creative exchanges.​   FIELD DAY 2016: CREATIVE WALK Departs at 3pm from 920 Kelly Street RSVP on a first come, first serve basisClick here to sign up. The Bronx incubated a new concept of contemporary art in the early 80’s to 90’s that was political simply due to its existence. Artists and organizers responded to the energy on the streets. Culture from people of color, for people of color. Join Bronx-based artists Alejandra Delfín & John Ahearn as they lead an interactive walk that highlights the creative response & history generated in the Longwood area.

 

“HEART AND NEIGHBORHOOD” WORKSHOP

Saturday, September 10th, 2:30-4:30 pm

Join instructor Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful for this multi-sensory workshop that combines healing with art-making, inviting participants to use their own hearts as a point of departure for a conversation with their neighborhood. Those attending will be gently guided through the process of listening carefully to their bodies with the intention of initiating a meaningful heart-to-heart dialogue with the place they call home. Art will serve as the tool to translate personal and collective experiences that emerge in this workshop.   Kindly note that this class is geared to adults. No previous art background required. Wear comfortable clothing and sandals or similar footwear that you can take off if you wish. Rose petal tea and snacks will be served.

 

DRAWING ON THE STOOP

Saturday, September 3rd, 1-2 pm

Grab some paper, markers and crayons and draw! Join neighbors and artist catalyst on the 920 Kelly Street stoop.

 

PASTE PAPER WITH TEXTURE AND MARKS FROM KELLY ST. COMMUNITY GARDEN AND BEYOND

Saturday, August 27th from 12-1 pm, and Saturday, October 1st from 12-1 pm

Learn a technique for decorating paper that was used in early bookbinding using acrylic paint and paste medium. Embellish your textured papers with a variety of different tools and materials easily found at home and in our own community garden. Be inspired with various demonstrations to create one of a kind paste papers with this fun and easy to do method. Participants will make multiple sheets of paper to take home or use these papers in a pamphlet book.

 

THE NATURAL KNITTING PROJECT

Location: The LP space at 920 Kelly Street (bet. 163rd and Intervale Ave) and Banana Kelly Community Room at 924 Kelly Street

The Natural Knitting Project is a collaborative Bronx arts exhibit focusing on the process of everyday products being created in an eco-friendly way. The project consisted of 14 workshops with artist Sajata Epps where Bronx residents get to grow dye plants, knit a product from natural fibers, and explore our communities mass consumption of landfill products. Workshops took place from 6–7:45 PM, as detailed below:

 

May 11 (adults): 924 Kelly Street

May 25th (kids/youth) The LP space on 920 Kelly Street

June 8th (adults): 924 Kelly Street

June 22 (kids/youth): The LP space at 920 Kelly Street

July 6th (adults): 924 Kelly Street

July 20th (kids/youth): The LP space on 920 Kelly Street

August 3rd (adults): 924 Kelly Street

August 17th (kids/youth): The LP space on 920 Kelly Street

August 20th (adults) 2:30- 4:30 pm: 924 Kelly Street

 

RAINEY PARK ART HISTORY WALK

Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 5-6:30 pm

Location: Tour starts at 920 Kelly Street   There was always art in the Bronx and more than traces remain today. Join Bronx- based artists Alejandra Delfin and John Ahern as they lead an interactive walk that highlights the creative and political response generated in the Longwood area during the early 1980’s to 1990’s. Participants will visit present and historical art sites such as Rigoberto and Ahearn’s reliefs and Banana Kelly High School (BKHS), the original location of the Longwood Art Gallery, which incubated several Bronx-based artists including Pepon Osorio, Tim Rollings & KOS and The Bronx Printmakers Workshop.

 

KELLY STREET ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY

Saturday, August 13th, 2016, from 12-5pm

Location: Kelly Street (between Intervale Avenue and 163rd Street in the Bronx)   Join us for this annual block party co-organized by Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association and Workforce Housing Group. 2016 Hunts Point/Longwood Artist-in-Residence, Misra Walker, will be sharing her Create Change residency project “Coco & Climate Cart” and giving out iced treats from a Coco Helado cart in exchange for stories. The LP will also be leading community art workshops throughout the day on literacy, spoken word poetry, and printmaking. The work of youth participants from our Summer 2016 Neighborhood Print Lab will also be on view in an exhibition at our Kelly Street apartment space.

 

STAIN GLASS INSPIRED “SELFIE” COMMUNITY MURAL (PART WORKSHOP)

Thursday, August 4th, 2016, 2-3 pm & Thursday, August 11th, 2016 2-5 pm with Shellyne Rodriguez

What does a selfie reveal about us? What do we hope people will see when they see a photo of us? What is our “context”? Could our community make up our context? If the community is part of us, then does that mean that a representation of our hood is also a representation of us? What is allegory? How could body language say something more than words? Could body language provide a portrait (or a selfie) as well?   Using photographs taken of each other and of people in the community, participants will work with Shellyne Rodriguez gathering images for to make a community collage mural to then place over windows in the garden.

Major funding for the Kelly Street Collaborative is provided by the New York Community Trust and Surdna Foundation.