Le Petit Versailles is a NYC public community garden in the East Village that presents a season of events including art exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects from May - October. LPV is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a non profit arts organization.

Monday, August 27, 2007

MIX NYC’s “A Different Take”- Sept.4

MIX NYC’s “A Different Take”
Sneak Preview of
Queer Youth Videos

Come join MIX NYC as we unveil LGBTQ youth-made videos
from our 2nd annual video production program entitled
“A Different Take” done in partnership with NYC Park &
Recreation’s RECyouth Program. These young filmmakers
have completed a six-week video production workshop
where they have passionately crafted auto-biographical
videos. It’s an opportunity to meet & greet them &
celebrate the birth of their babies!

Bring food and/or drink to share for an outdoor
evening potluck of cinematic wonder. Mingle with the
filmmakers & the staff of MIC NYC and NYC Parks &

Tuesday Sept. 4, 2007

Le Petit Versailles Community Garden
346 East Houston St @ Avenue C
East Village/Lower East Side

Please RSVP by Friday August 31, 2007 to

Subways: F or V to 2nd Ave. and walk east on Houston St.

WORLD PREMIERE of ADT filmmakers’ videos
MIX NYC Experimental Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
in November 2007
Visit for further details.

LPV programs are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts.
LPV is supported, in part, by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Film events are made possible with support from New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Monday, August 20, 2007


Heather Davis presents THE STAR PROJECT

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 @ Dusk ~ garden opens 7pm
Free / Voluntary donation $5

Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston Street
212 529 8815

What happens to our vision of the world when we can no longer see the stars? When nothing transcends the skyscrapers? Or when we no longer feel the vast Otherness of the universe? The star project invites participants to an evening of lifting of the stars – through balloons – and to reflect on what stars mean to us. Participants and audience are invited to manipulate the stars to form our own constellations. By showing the connections between each of us (figured through the fishing line that connects the lights to balloons to the ground), the performance relies on cooperation and community to fulfill its goal. Through story telling we bring ourselves closer to our own realities and experiences, each other, and to the non-human world that surrounds us. We can also begin to re-imagine our urban environments and recreate a sense of wonderment within them. By performing at night, in a garden, these spaces are revealed as spaces of community, of collective gathering, and as sights of wonder and fright. The night reveals itself as magical and scary. We gather to illuminate the darkness, bring wonder and joy, and revel in the terror of the universe.
The installation itself consists of two parts. One is a number of transparent balloons, with LED lights attached, reminding us of what we are missing. The second is a looped film of the stars and previous performances, with the compiled stories of stars superimposed on the images.

LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts;,
NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation & NYC Board of Education
Film & Exhibition support from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Additional support, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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