Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Opening

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Photograph courtesy Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Photograph courtesy Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Photograph courtesy Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Photograph courtesy Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

After being delayed by Hurricane Sandy, this volunteer-run institution—located on the ground floor of long-occupied East Village tenement C-Squat—will officially open on Dec 8. The museum celebrates the area’s legacy of social activism, preserving artifacts and stories from events including the Tompkins Square Park Riot and the community garden battle, as well as recent movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Visitors can sample the space’s offerings, with afternoon tours of the collection and nearby green spaces, presentations by community organizers and an evening party with tunes by Rude Mechanical Orchestra. For more details, visit See the full schedule below.


3:00 Chain-cutting ceremony and proclamation by Rosie Mendez

3:45 Slideshow by Seth Tobocman with Eric Bliss, Ben Barson and Joe Merolla

4:30 Talk and slideshow by Adam Purple

4:45 Reading by Maggie Wrigley

4:55 Reading by Felix

5:05 Slideshow by Mac McGill

5:35 Talk by Ben Shepard

5:50 Slideshow by Fly

6:30 Talk by Frank Morales

6:40 Spoken word by Pete Missing

7:00 Sermon and songs by Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping

8:00 March by Rude Mechanical Orchestra

8:30 Performance by Rude Mechanical Orchestra

Deejaying by DJ Dirtyfinger

Music and dancing, food and drinks

More performances TBA

Event phone: 973-818-8495
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