(top photo) April de Simone, co-founder of Designing the We, giving a tour of “The Big Rethink”
In November 2017, The Laundromat Project launched our Community Artist Residency. Out of our Kelly Street Collaborative space, Bronx-based artists and collectives can engage with Hunts Point/Longwood residents through 3-month, interactive projects. Our inaugural artist-in-residence was Designing the We, ... MORE
Designing the We
2017 Kelly Street Collaborative Community Artist-in-Residence
, Multidisciplinary, Performance, Photography, and Visual Arts
The Laundromat Project is excited to announce the launch of our Kelly Street Collaborative Community Artist Residency, a three-month site-specific residency in which Bronx-based artists are invited to work in our Kelly Street Collaborative space at 920 Kelly Street. Artists-in-Residence create an ... MORE
On August 11, 2017, Melissa Liu interviewed* Fay Bonas—a visual artist, teaching artist with The LP, and Kelly Street resident—about her artistic background and work. Fay most recently made a three-panel work of intricate and detailed buttons, which was on view during July-October 2017.
*Note This interview has been edited and condensed for length.
Melissa: When did ... MORE
On July 29, 2017, Ayana Evans brought her performance piece, “Operation Catsuit” to the Kelly Street Garden.
Evans’ performance delivered fantasy into the space and invited participants to live an unusual experience while doing their everyday activities. Wearing boas, tiaras, and masks, participants gardened, danced, and had refreshing drinks served by the artist herself.
Evans’ performance questions ... MORE
Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, since March, The Laundromat Project has been offering free art workshops in front of Laundry Pro laundromat at 938 E 163rd St in Hunts Point/Longwood. These workshops are spaces of experimentation and inspiration, where people can dedicate time to work with their hands, and connect with other dimensions of their ... MORE
GREENING THE CITY AT THE 14TH ANNUAL HUNTS POINT FISH PARADE AND SUMMER FESTIVAL
Photos by Osjua Newton
The Laundromat Project’s Greening The City Festival at the 14th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade was a wonderful event filled with community engagement and conversation through artmaking, and hands-on activities exploring environmental justice in Hunts Point, Bronx. Despite some unexpected, ... MORE
Beginning in Fall 2016 and continuing through this year, the Laundromat Project has been bringing artists and communities together at our Kelly Street Collaborative space in Hunts Point/Longwood to address shared struggles, differences, and diversities while centering BlackLivesMatter.
Regarding the ongoing and longstanding crisis of racial violence in our communities, we want to be responsive by ... MORE
Walter Cruz is our second Kelly Street Artist-in-Residence.
See what’s coming up at our Kelly Street creative hub!
Meet Alicia Grullón, Artist Catalyst
In partnership with Workforce Housing Group, Kelly Street Garden, and Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association, The Laundromat Project has transformed 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 allow us to engage the larger Kelly Street community.
The ... MORE
Artist Assistant, Taylor Brock, takes us through the Kelly Street Garden in the South Bronx
Creating an archive to celebrate the cultural richness of Kelly Street in the Longwood section of the Bronx
Photo essay on Hunts Point by 2014 Fellow Sasha Phyars-Burgess
Sasha and Alison at Kelly Street Block Party with StoryBlock – August 15th