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.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Le Petit Versailles Season 2010

Le Petit Versailles

346 East Houston Street (Avenues B & C )

212 529 8815

F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on Houston St. or

J / M trains to Delancey. Walk northeast to Houston St.

FREE/ Voluntary Donation. rain or shine.

Please join us at Le Petit Versailles May 1

for an all day celebration highlighting the range of arts that the garden will present throughout its 2010 season; May - October.

May 1 Opening Events


International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day 2010

On May 1, guerrilla gardeners around the world sow sunflowers all over the place. It's a way to bring beauty, bumble bees and bundles of fun to your neighborhood.

6:30 pm

"Pistol" Pete Sturman - local singer/songwriter.


Ongoing screening of House of the Gentle by Lili White.


Installation of the luminous painting Versailles in the Sky

by Sabine Mohr detailing an aerial view plan of the real Versailles of France.

About the Artists

"Pistol" Pete Sturman is a local singer/songwriter That sings folks songs with a queer perspective.


Lili White / House of The Gentle interprets eight hexagrams from the classic text oracle of the I Ching, or Chinese Book of Changes, thru gestural performances set in Nature, Chaco Canyon, and Shofuso, the Japanese House & Garden in Philadelphia.

Lili White performs in Nature’s stage set; her form suggests a bodily connection to a dream logic—that is no logic—no answers posited to --?--— What was the question?

The form derived from authentic movement, a technique of improvisational movement practice that allows its participants a type of free association of the body, started by Mary Starks Whitehouse in the 1950s as "movement in depth". Perception was the ultimate theme…

Regarding the East’s treatment of landscape:

“…Nature as a reflection of consciousness: eschewing traditional Western schemes of landscape as monumental & eternal…the East’s (view is) the notion of landscape as ephemeral form and infinite process, like Chinese landscapes (that) achieve a dynamism to suggest something numinous and wonderous beyond eternal form.”

– taken from a museum comment card

The I Ching is a "reflection of the universe in miniature." Its hexagrams represent descriptions of certain states or processes, using the essences found in Nature as the basis for its descriptions. There are a total of sixty-four different yet archetypal forms of energy described. The “gentle” refers to wood or the wind, both are gentle yet penetrating powers.


Versailles in the Sky by Sabine Mohr is a luminous painting of an aerial plan of Versailles, the palace estate of Louis the Fourteenth. When flashed with a light source the painting will then glow in the dark. Created originally for the show LAST CALL last October at Le Petit Versailles but now finally to be exhibited this year.


Le Petit Versailles, created in 1996 by community neighbors is a GreenThumb garden and a project of Allied Productions, Inc. a non profit arts organization. LPV provides a green oasis for meditation and relaxation dedicated to fostering the interest of all segments of the community in the arts, broadening and enriching the general public through performances, screenings, workshops..

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.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Petit Versailles Season 2010

Spring is in the air and a whole lot more
is coming up at
Le Petit Versailles!

The spring bulbs are in bloom as is the Forsythia. Lilac is just around the corner and we may even see some wisteria blossoms this year.

There's still prep to get the garden ready for public viewing, so
Let us know if you are interested in
outdoors, publicity & promotion, artistic coordination, stagecraft/ tech installation, refreshments, event documentation and fundraising
(note that you must email LPV directly. We will not get your email if you merely hit reply to this message).

official visiting hours
the garden gates are now open during fair weather daylight hours.

The artist and performers lineup on the 2010 events schedule is moving into place, so
click to join our FACEBOOK GROUP to keep posted.

our developing list of HIGHLIGHTS of the mediums and artists
from as far as New Zealand and as close as our very own Lower East Side:
Workshops WPA 2010 / Bike Racks Exhibitions House Magic / John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) / William Corwin Screenings Enviro-Art Theater/Performance Princess Dingles &Alaska Thunderfuck
Music Pistol Pete / Make Music New York Festival Digital/ Internet Works Helen Varley Jamieson / Alexander Hahn
And those are just samples!
As usual we'll be full of surprises with all new and intimately familiar talent!

We'll soon launch a new web site that will have the updated schedule of events
with video, photos and blog capabilities for your feedback.
If You've never visited click HERE for a great background review

there's been so much written about us over the years in all our flowering diversity you might want to go HERE for a google eye view of selected articles
We are SO looking forward to seeing you!!!

Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston Street. between avenue b + c.
F/V train to Second Ave. J/M - Delancey Street
(212) 529-8815