Opening Reception
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 6-9pm
First Park, 33 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003


NYC Parks, First Street Green, OHWOW and OSMOS are pleased to announce a special outdoor screening at First Park of Jacolby Satterwhite’s video works: Forest Nymphs (2009) and Reifying Desire 2 (2011), as well as portions selected from his latest piece, Reifying Desire 6 (2014). The videos will be on view nightly from 6 to 8 PM, March 9 through 15, along with a live performance on the opening night, Sunday, March 9, which will feature the artist as a fully fleshed avatar, enacting a movement piece that mimics his perpetual animations of the figure.

Satterwhite’s work often creates scenarios that move to decode the body. In the case of Forest Nymphs, the subjects interact in a natural arena, devoid of a contemporary context. Reifying Desire 2, staged in a similar wooded setting, teases the feral environment with complexly choreographed, computerized imagery, designing a space fully removed from familiar interpretation. Along with these two video pieces, Satterwhite presents clips taken from his newest work, Reifying Desire 6, currently on view at the 2014 Whitney Biennial; this latest iteration from his vigorous Reifying Desire series includes liveaction footage filmed in the LES. Combined here for the first time on one screen, Reifying Desire 6, along with Forest Nymphs and Reifying Desire 2, culminate at First Street Green as a specific homage to this site, and to New York, in general.

Using video, performance, 3D animation, drawing, and printmaking, Satterwhite explores themes of memory, desire, ritual, and heroism, as well as investigating process as a meta-narrative: the narrative between past, present, and future; and the narrative between media. By utilizing his body and artistic facility, his work serves as an extension/interpretation to examine history, insider/outsider art practices, and queer phenomenology – pushing the tensions created during translation to the viewer.

Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, SC) lives and works in New York, NY. He received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. His work has been included in exhibitions at several prestigious institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; New Museum, New York, NY; Bronx Museum, New York, NY; and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.

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An Installation on Beating Fear to the Punch

Friday the 13th of December, 6-9pm
First Park – 33 East 1st Street Manhattan

There are no saber-toothed tigers, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we fear. Our ancestors’ fears protected them, triggering the life-saving reaction of flight or fight. Today this primal instinct remains in us and though it still protects us, fear can also hold us back. Join the TAPIN crew as we resist the urge to ignore or fight fear and instead warm up to it, name it and expose it – Let’s Out Fear together.

On Friday the 13th, in partnership with First Street Green, the TAPIN crew’s first public installation will expose some of the group’s biggest fears in a larger-than-life art installation. You are invited to simply observe or join us by sharing your biggest fear, either on site or through a live Twitter feed @wetapin #outfear. By naming what scares us most and sharing it out loud, we take the first step in facing our fears and tackling them before they get the best of us.

Want to RSVP?
Unable to attend and want to join in?
Check out our Live Twitter feed on December 13th @wetapin #outfear

TAPIN seeks to make the world a more emotionally-connected place. The TAPIN community connects through interactive art installations that explore the broad spectrum of human emotions, one by one. We believe true freedom comes through exposing our most intense emotions and finding new power to remove the barriers around our dreams.

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Residual Images

Great press for the amazing photos by Michael Redpath, screened in First Street Green.

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Rats to Arts by Ann Shostrom

Please visit public.imaginingamerica.org to see an article Ann Shostrom wrote about First Street Green, “Rats to Arts,” in the new interdisciplinary e-journal Public: A Journal of Imagining America


Public is the new, open source, e-journal of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a national consortium of some 90 colleges and universities. Public promotes forms of scholarship and practice that partner people in higher education and those in the public sphere across arts, humanities, and design, including texts, literature, video, photography and other visual arts, performance, sound, interactive media, and historical representation.

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T-REX for Halloween

T-Rex Christopher Walken Project is presented by Ethan Cyr, Isaac Auslander, Caleb Kuball, Denali Ferrall, and Jasper Toman-Yih.
The name of the crew is Rainbow Hoodie Gang Productions. http://rhgproductions.blogspot.com/ IMG_7050

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Residual Images: a collection of storm-battered photographs by Michael Redpath

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October 24, 6 pm: Launch introduction by the curator
OSMOS Address, 50 East 1st Street, Manhattan, NYC

October 24 to 29, 7 to 9 pm Nightly
First Park, 33 East 1st Street, Manhattan, NYC

October 29, 9 pm: Closing conversation with the artist
OSMOS Address, 50 East 1st Street, Manhattan, NYC

First Street Green in partnership with OSMOS is proud to present Residual Images, a collection of storm battered photographs by Michael Redpath.
The images capture a 9/11 first responder’s records of the destruction in Lower Manhattan, that were transformed a decade later by the murky flood waters of Hurricane Sandy. On the afternoon of September 11th 2001, Michael Redpath, a FDNY firefighter with Ladder 169 in Brighton Beach, was dispatched to the ruins of the World Trade Center. “The first thing that struck me was the silence,” said Redpath. “Everything was covered with this ash. Everything was white. It was almost like a silent black and white movie.” Starting just hours after the collapse of the towers and continuing for several months throughout the recovery effort at Ground Zero, Redpath made hundreds of photographs of the unimaginable destruction and tremendous effort required to return chaos to relative normalcy. For more than a decade, Redpath’s archive of stunning images was stored away in the basement of his home in the Rockaways until October 29th 2012 when Hurricane Sandy flooded, rendering his possessions trash and irreversibly altering his negatives to fossilize the two tragic events.

OSMOS invites the public to view these powerful, cathartic, and never before exhibited artifacts depicting first responders atop twisted steel surrounded by psychedelic splotches, inverted colors and abstract water spots on corroded emulsion. From October 24 to 29, nightly 7 to 9 pm, a slide show curated by Niko Koppel will be projected as public art on an exterior wall at First Park. The event will start and end at OSMOS Address where visitors will have an opportunity to meet the artist and curator.

Mike Redpath (born 1963, Brooklyn), a FDNY firefighter, earned a BFA fine arts degree (Graphic Arts) from New York Institute of Technology. He moved to Breezy Point at age 10 and has resided in Rockaway for 30 years.

Niko Koppel (born 1984, Chicago) received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He is the Metropolitan photo editor for the New York Times.

OSMOS functions as an integrated concept for curatorial and editorial activities, featuring emerging, established and overlooked artists and photographers. OSMOS Address is a project space for art gatherings, publications, and exhibitions in the East Village storefront that was a saloon frequented by Emma Goldman and other radicals at 50 East 1st Street in Manhattan.

First Street Green provides cultural programming in First Park at 33 E. 1st Street in Manhattan. Through their efforts First Park has become an open art space that serves the Lower East Side community by engaging with contemporary artists, designers, architects, community groups and cultural institutions through a series of programs that activate this public space.

Residual Images will be on view October 24th through October 29th, nightly from 7 to 9 pm.

For more information, please contact Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, +1 917 859 7104, osmosaddress@gmail.com

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Mexican Day with LA SIRENA


First Street Block party organized by First Street Block Association @ 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, Manhattan, NY.
Map your favorite places in Manhattan and much more on First Street Green’s DREAM CITY MAP mural!

LA SIRENA MEXICAN FOLK ART presents the work of 2 amazing artists! 2-5 pm @ FIRST PARK, 33 E 1st St, 2nd Ave and Houston St. Manhattan, NY.
Miguel Angel Mendoza Melchor A Oaxacan artist who will be showing his work and doing a painting with coffee workshop, good for all ages!
Alicia Garcia de Leon
A Chicana artist will be showing her work and will be painting live!

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OPEN CALL for MURALS has been extended to September 13!


First Street Green, in cooperation with NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, calls for ideas and volunteer support for an initiative to paint murals on the plywood walls installed in First Park, along the north side of Houston Street near Second Avenue.

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FRINGE NYC “A Game Without a Name”

Free Outdoor Show “A Game Without a Name” Premieres at Fringe NYC
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A Festival of Fools theatre company, in partnership with the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, is pleased to announce the premiere of an original, full-length verse play: “A Game Without a Name: Being the Tale Wherein Impostor Acts the Fool” written by artistic director Timothy Bungeroth.

The FREE play will be performed OUTDOORS as part of Fringe Al Fresco in August 2013, taking full advantage of the city landscape to present an exciting hour-long plunge into a world of myth, daring and imbecilic clowns.

WHERE: First Park, 33 East 1st Street, corner of Houston Street and 2nd Avenue

Saturday, August 17, 12 p.m.
Sunday, August 18, 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 24, 12 p.m.
Sunday, August 25, 2 p.m.

Visit www.afestivaloffools.org for more information.

About the Play
The Fool is trapped inside the Primordial Zenith, unable to escape or understand his plight until a quartet of bumbling Clowns appears. They lead the Fool through five acts of a cosmic, comic ritual, and a mythical masked trickster figure, the Impostor, appears. The Fool can’t escape until he knows why he’s there – but once he does, he’ll have to make a choice – escape or sacrifice.

The play, which is the origin story of Impostor, is written in iambic pentameter and brings new life to an old style of verse. The heroic couplets are accompanied by original choral music, swordfighting bouts, and rubber chickens battles. It’s a swashbuckling, rhyming adventure into a fantastical world of mythology.

Cast & Crew
Timothy Bungeroth, the company’s artistic director, is the playwright and also plays the Fool. Directed by Amanda Thompson, original music by Brian Kirchner, fight choreography by Teddy Lytle. The cast: Lynda DeFuria, Tatyana Kalko, Ally Katselianos, Teddy Lytle, Meg Mark, Claire Nasuti, Amanda Rodhe, Zachary Zimbler. Costume design by Anna Winter, makeup/props by Christopher George Ebel.

About A Festival of Fools
The non-profit company was founded in 2009, following the production of a free show in Prospect Park of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. From there, A Festival of Fools has continued to produce both old and obscure works of verse (including the world premiere of a new translation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream) as well as original plays written by Timothy Bungeroth, the company’s founder and artistic director. The company’s mission is to make verse plays fun and accessible for a modern audience, by creating new works of verse written in present-day vernacular. A healthy dose of sword fighting and buffoonery also helps enliven the medium.

Visit afestivaloffools.org for more information about the company and the show. Visit fringenyc.org for information about the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival.

Find the company on Facebook: A Festival of Fools and Twitter: @FoolsTheatreCo.

Contact: Megan Bungeroth, 908-319-3527, megan@afestivaloffools.org

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