AUNTS goes public!

A series of outdoor performance events as part of the OPEN CULTURE NYC PROGRAM. 

ORGANIZED by AUNTS: Kadesmiles, Shana Crawford, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Jordan Lloyd, Jessie Young, Laurie Berg
HOSTED by: House of Yes
Robin Denzer, Blaze Ferrer w/ Justin Faircloth, Fogul Azul New York City, Lea Fulton, Janelle (Jei) Lawrence creator/performer & Candice Segarra actor/dancer, Rishauna Mari & Bridget Barkan, Pia Monique Murray/PMMDC, Kris Seto, Hadley Smith & Elanor Grace Bock, Ogemdi Ude, Rochelle Jamila Wilbun, Audre Wirtanen, Jessie Young
STREET BARRICADE ART by: Jonathan Allen (from June 6th!!!)
DJ SET and SOUND COLLABORATION:LVJjay (Larissa Velez-Jackson)
SOUND PROVIDED by: Karlala Soundsystem
: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the New York City Artist Corps Grant

Each 3 hour encounter is a *classic* one day only AUNTS event with multiple performers, overlapping performances, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished / experimental / unfinished / process art, a dance party and more – and all free to the public and the people!

SPECIAL OFFER FROM HOUSE OF YESAttend the AUNTS event and get into the Sunday Night Fever Dance Party at House of Yes after the event for FREE! Just mention “AUNTS” at the door. ***You must show proof of vaccination for entry into House of Yes***

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: AUNTS Goes Public! on September 19th will take place on the unceded ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape and Canarsie people. Consider a donation to The Lenape Center, an organization dedicated to continuing Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts.

These performances are known as AUNTS Goes Public! and have taken place in the streets across Brooklyn and Queens in June and July. EVENT THREE will take place on September 19th. LOCATION: JEFFERSON ST. BETWEEN IRVING + WYCKOFF IN BUSHWICK, OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE OF YES (2 Wyckoff Street Brooklyn, NY 11237 United States)

DIRECTIONS – BY SUBWAY: the L train to Jefferson St is on the block! For a station with an elevator take the L/M trains to Myrtle-Wyckoff (.7 m) BUSES with routes close to Jefferson Street: B39, B57, Q39

ACCESSIBILITY: Please note this performance will take place outside on Jefferson St between Wyckoff Ave and Irving Ave next to House of Yes. Chairs will be available for anyone who needs one. Please contact[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions, or needs that you might have in order to attend the event.

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing to keep us all safe.

In 2021 AUNTS launches a series of outdoor performance events as part of NYC’s OPEN CULTURE PROGRAM with the organizing team of Laurie Berg, Shana Crawford, Kadesmiles, Jordan Lloyd, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and Jessie Young; an organizing team leveraging skills in the performing arts, arts advocacy, arts administration, event production, choreography, teaching and the interdisciplinary arts. The team’s mission is to preserve the ethos of AUNTS events, upholding an equitable, diverse and supportive space for experimentation and creation for their invited artists, as well as to produce a safe, live outdoor event for the local and artistic community.

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This project is supported in part by Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco series, and Harkness Foundation for Dance:

Logos: Con Edison Arts Al Fresco & Harkness Foundation for Dance

NYU Skirball’s programs are made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, Collins Building Services, Consolidated EdisonDuBose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Marta Heflin Foundation, as well as our valued donors through memberships and commissioning fund support.

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Crowd of people on an NYC street watching Joey Kipp & Edie Nightcrawler performing
Photo by Majesty Royale. Pictured: Joey Kipp, Edie Nightcrawler.
A performer jumping with their arms raised, in a cloud of gold tinsel. In the background, a group of people watching on a sidewalk.
Pictured: Symara Johnson