Meet the artists who are transforming Pier 42––a new park space on the Lower East Side Waterfront––through art, design and educational installations created in collaboration with neighborhood residents and a series of public events.

Presented with the Paths to Pier 42 Fall Festival and featuring:

Combo Colab & Stereotank, Sonia Louise Davis, Takashi Horisaki, Tattfoo Tan, Chat Travieso with Yeju Choi, and luciana achugar.

Paths to Pier 42 is a project of Good Old Lower East Side, Hester Street Collaborative, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, in close partnership with the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, NY State Senator Daniel Squadron, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.

Pier 42 is located along the East River between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. The temporary park site is on the south side of the FDR Drive with entrances from the East River Greenway at Montgomery Street and through Corlears Hook Park at Cherry Street. The nearest subway station is the F train at East Broadway.

 

Saturday, September 27 from 12:00–4:00pm
at Pier 42

12:00–4:00pm
Paths to Pier 42 Visual Artists & Designers project activities

12:00–4:00pm
2nd Annual LES Kite Festival with the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Design, build, and fly a kite on the pier, and compete for the highest-flying, fastest, and most-unique kite awards.

12:00pm
Open Studio with luciana achugar
Location: Corner of Madison and Rutgers Streets off the East Broadway F train subway stop, on the way to Pier 42.
Experience The Pleasure Project, a performance/public space intervention with choreographer luciana achugar, an LMCC Arts East River Waterfront performing artist.

12:30pm
Opening Remarks

1:00pm
Guided tour of Paths to Pier 42 artist projects
The tour closes with a christening ceremony of New Earth Apocalypse Knowledge Advancement (NEAKA), an installation by Tattfoo Tan.

2:30pm
Combo Colab & Stereotank, DrumReef 42 Workshop and Performance
Join the artists for a sound workshop and drumming performance on their DrumReef 42 installation.

Combo Colab & Stereotank, DrumReef 42: Join the artists for a sound workshop and drumming performance on their installation and help give a second life to the barrels of this urban reef as they are transformed into congas, rain barrels, planters and compost bins.

Sonia Louise Davis, The People’s Poster Project: Join the artist and fellow residents of the neighborhood for a celebration of the completed exhibition of “People’s Posters.”

Takashi Horisaki, Social Dress Lower East Side – Material Memories: Join the artist and project team for a one-day outdoor sculptural installation of works and stories by the participants of a series of latex casting workshops that took place this summer in the Lower East Side.

Tattfoo Tan, NEPSK (New Earth Personal Survival Kit) workshop: Come and make your own á la carte NEPSK. Survival Tins are a good little emergency kit that can come in handy for many people who carry them on a daily basis. All supplies will be provided.

Chat Travieso with Yeju Choi, On a Fence: Draw and write messages on the chalkboard wall, take respite on the seats, and have fun in the different play areas built into this interactive structure that inverts the function and meaning of the park’s north fence from a physical barrier to a place where people can come together. On a Fence is an extension of Chat’s 2013 project.

LMCC’s Public Engagement Initiatives are supported, in part, by Ameriprise Financial, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Con Edison, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional support is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.

Paths to Pier 42 is a project of Good Old Lower East Side, Hester Street Collaborative, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council in partnership with the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, State Senator Daniel Squadron’s office, and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and in collaboration with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Margaret Chin, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

Paths to Pier 42 is supported, in part, by Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP), Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York Community Trust, North Star Fund, and Surdna Foundation. Materials for Paths to Pier 42 were provided, in part, by Build it Green!, Million Trees, and Solar One.

In addition, this project was funded by an agreement awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program; and funding from the Environmental Protection Fund administered by the NYS Department of Conservation.

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