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Eileen Myles, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, June 29th.
Le Petit Versailles
247 East 2nd St.
presents Forbidden Fruit Fête
Saturday June 29
RAIN OR SHINE $5 voluntary contribution requested . F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on 2nd St. or J / M trains to Delancey . Walk northeast to 2nd St. towards Avenue C
Closing reception - Dogwoods Under the Berry Moon -
Visual AIDS/LPV collaborative exhibition.
Inspector Collector Cedes the Seeds - Everything you wanted to know about seeds but were afraid to swallow. Fun for the whole family! Join Harley Spiller, a.k.a. INSPECTOR COLLECTOR as he stimulates the desire to learn and hone a crucial life skill: persistence in the pursuit of knowledge. INSPECTOR COLLECTOR deploys his copious collections of Chinese takeout menus, paper clips, neckties, spoons, and more to inspire the lifelong love of learning that necessarily comes to collectors of integrity. Museum displays of his collections have twice been cited by Art in America as "Exhibitions of the Year" and his work has been covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker's Talk of the Town, CNN Headline News, National Public Radio, The Learning Channel, and more. Harley has worked in New York City museums and cultural organizations for 19 years and is currently Administrator at the infamous Franklin Furnace Archive.
Readings by Romy Ashby , Mary Gaitskill, Eileen Myles Romy Ashby is the editor of Goodie magazine and most recently edited Ira Cohen's Poems from the Akashic Record. She is also a lyricist of numerous Blondie songs. Mary Gaitskill is the author of a previous collection of stories, Bad Behavior, the novel Two Girls, Fat and Thin, and numerous other stories and articles. Her newest published collection is Because They Wanted To. Eileen Myles is the author of Not Me and Chelsea Girls and the poetry collection Skies.She is a regular contributor to Art in America, Paper, The Nation, The Village Voice and The Stranger.
The Lower East Side redefines Pride weekend with a high spirited carnival of treers, quannies and bihermies.
Le Petit Versailles, a public community GreenThumb garden located at 247 East 2nd Street between Avenues B & C celebrates its fifth anniversary with a season of events to include film, music, performance, workshops, readings, exhibitions, yoga and more. Garden opens at 6pm on performance evenings unless otherwise scheduled.
Events are scheduled every other Saturday beginning June 1 to Halloween. June 1,15, 29 o July 13, 27 o August 10, 24 o September 7, 21 to October 5, 19
Yoga, guided by Nammi Lee, begins Sunday June 9 & every other Sunday at 3pm. Bring your own mats June 9, 23 o July 7, 21 o August 4, 18 o September 1, 15, 29 o October 13, 27
made possible by Gardeners & Friends of LPV, Allied Productions, Inc., GreenThumb's
Plant & People Grant, The Trust for Public Land, Materials for the Arts;
Department of Sanitation & Department of Cultural Affairs