House of Trees

June 29, 1:30 - 4:30p.m.

Oculus Plaza
Fulton St between Church & Greenwich Sts
New York, NY 10006

All events in the River To River Festival are free and open to the public.

Workshop on the Street

House of Trees (HOT) invite everyone to a special WorldPride Workshop on the Street, where participants are invited to make their own colorful felt creations with phrases and iconography in the form of banners, capes, signs, crowns, sashes, badges or whatever you want! We’ll parade them around Oculus Plaza all the way to the Dyke March happening directly after the event! Workshop on the Street engages the community in social action and encourages a physical artistic response to current political issues surrounding equality and freedom of speech.

While you're busy with your masterpiece, enjoy and dance to music DJed by members of BRUJAS, a feminist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist political organization.

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About Workshop on the Street

Workshop on the Street is created by House of Trees arts collective and is a collaboration between siblings: Amy, Jennifer, and Noah Khoshbin. HOT collective is dedicated to the transformative effects of contemporary art through the creation and production of dynamic, public art projects. House of Trees brings together international artists and institutions to collectively explore and expose deeper ways of connecting personally and politically through artmaking.

 

The three Khoshbin's of HOT have exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including: the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Times Square Arts, etc; published widely, including: Newsweek, Readymade, House Beautiful, Glamour, etc. HOT members have shown at festivals including River to River and South by Southwest; received residencies including The Watermill Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Anderson Ranch, and Banff Centre for the Arts; and have collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Karen Finley, and poets Anne Carson, Naomi Shihab-Nye, and John Phillip Santos, among others.
https://tinyscissors.com/workshop-on-the-street 

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About Stonewall50 Consortium

The Stonewall 50 Consortium is an organization that brings together scores of nonprofit institutions and organizations committed to producing programming, exhibitions, and educational materials related to the Stonewall uprising and/or the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in June 2019.

The mission of the Consortium includes helping participating institutions and organizations share ideas and best practices, facilitate potential collaborations, coordinate outreach efforts, and avoid scheduling conflicts and duplication of programming.
https://stonewall50consortium.org/