Grand Street Block Party
Saturday, June 23 from 1PM-6PM
On Grand Street, between Wythe and Kent Avenues
Come join us as we celebrate community with a neighborhood block party.
Share food with friends, strangers, and fellow community members. It’s a potluck and with 2 separate grills: one for vegetables and one for meat.
Live music, performances, children’s crafts, and pop-up events!
LIVE MUSIC and PERFORMANCES BY ARTISTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY:
Michael Evans & Zack Fuller
Hee Ran Lee
Lou Mandolini/Something Blue
Martha Ursula Moszczynski
Jeremy D. Slater
and other special guests!
About our Community Artists:
Michael Evans is an improvising drummer/percussionist/ thereminist/composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics combining ordered systems with intuitive choices of sound making. He often performs with an amplified snare drum, various percussion, hand drums, found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics. He has performed and had fun in over 25 countries throughout the world. He has worked with a WILD variety of artists from many different disciplines. www.michaelevanssounds.com
Zack Fuller has performed throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. in works by the renowned dancer/farmer Min Tanaka, including the U.S. tour of Poe Project and the European tour of the Goya series. His own work has been presented by CAVE’s New York Butoh Festival, Plan B in Tokyo, The Dance Hakushu Festival, Mobius in Boston, Movement Research at Judson Church, and elsewhere. His dance has been described by the Boston Globe as “Cryptic… but characterized by astonishing theatricality,” and “Like an angel coming down Jacob’s ladder to play in the garbage” by the Japanese dance critic Hidenaga Otori.
FreeDa Banana is a potassium loaded drag queen and Paraguay’s most popular oceanless mermaid. Extremely colorful, spicy, and untamed; she’s a storyteller, shapeshifter and shamaness who unveils multi-layered stories through accented lip sync. She loves long walks on the beach with a bottle of rum and is inspired by latin divas, such as Celia Cruz, Selena, and Yma Sumac.
Sandra Kluge, hailed by Travis Knights as “one of the finest tap dancers of her generation”, is a tap musician, writer, and visual artist. She has performed in Thomas Marek’s NOLA, at the Tap Ahead Festival, and at various venues around NYC, including Symphony Space, LPAC, and Judson Church. Her current main project Neosole explores tap as a full member of the rhythm section, being fully integrated, comping and providing a foundation for the musical context. She has been invited to teach at renowned facilities such as tanzhaus nrw, tap club, and Peridance, and to be a tap dancer in residence at Studio Footprints.
Lou (Lindsey) Mandolini is a non-binary performer, professional dancer, choreographer, and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. They began their formal training in Chicago at the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance and graduated from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts High School Program. Mandolini went on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where they graduated with high honors receiving a BFA in Dance and a minor in Art History. They have danced for Jody Oberfelder Projects, LEIMAY, The Moving Architects, and Regina Nejman & Company among others. To connect, visit lindseymandolini.com
Martha Ursula Moszczynski is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Detroit, Michigan. Her multivariate practice embodies performance, installation, and sound, exploring themes of catharsis, ecstatic sensory experiences, and repetition. She performs her songwriting and sound based works as Ursula Kennedy.
Irena Romendik is a multidisciplinary artist from Ukraine, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She holds degrees from Shevchenko Art School in Kiev, Pratt Institute, and Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She has been a friend of LEIMAY for many years.
Jeremy D. Slater‘s sound work consists of field recordings as a base to create processed drones with guitar, objects, ambient noise, and environmental sound. He’s collaborated extensively with Leimay as a musician for many performances. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan. http://www.jeremyslater.net http://www.parenthesismusic.com
Socrates is a producer, performer, and DJ. His original music uses elements and inspiration from old-school Chicago house, minimalism, and pop. The last three years he has been developing an electronic music style without the use of a computer. He wants to thank everyone at LEIMAY for the support, and he says hello to his cat Truman in Texas.