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. http://www.alliedproductions.org
Le Petit Versailles presents OctoberKore,
a weekend of exhibition, music, film and ritual celebrating the Eleusinian Mysteries -the myth of Persephone (Kore) and Demeter.
October 7th Sunday 2- 8pm.
2-8pm. - Obtusus cum Acumine ~ Prayer Flags for the Garden
5:30 - 7pm - "Whip'd Up Harvest Creamy Delights, Baked Music For Love" - featuring Whip Whipperten and Carlo Maria.
POSTPONED >> Film Screening & Eleusinian Mysteries Ritual Initiation.
October 6 / 7 Saturday & Sunday 2-7pm.
Obtusus cum Acumine ~ Prayer Flags for the Garden by Lucia Maria Minervini.
Prayer Flags for the Garden is an observation of the delicate harmony of our symbiosis with our spaces.
The prayer flag, a colored panel of rectangular cloth including text and image, blesses its surroundings.
These jewels of photosynthesis, preserved and shared in community, honor the bees for their gifts of flowers and wax.
Just as our cosmic union supersedes ego and commemorates our instinctive history, Obtusus cum Acumine whispers
that conscious mindfulness between all that are in the moment so omnipresent planetary winds will carry these messages beyond the beyond.
Le Petit Versailles, a NYC queer community garden established in 1996 by artivists Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, is internationally known as an art space of cultural significance that presents year round public events including exhibitions, music, film/video, performance, theater, workshops and community projects. LPV is a project of Allied Productions, Inc., a not for profit arts organization that has been a part of downtown history since 1981. LPV’s mission is to develop an appreciation of New York's green-spaces thru art and activism. Highlighted activities include the zine PLOT and LPVTV, a 13 part Manhattan Neighborhood Network public access cable series documenting Le Petit Versailles events and history, both of which are available at Printed Matter bookstore in Chelsea.
Our collaborators have included Visual AIDS, MIX NYC, FRISE (Hamburg) and are part of the Daffodil Project sponsored by New Yorkers for Parks. We are featured in the books On Guerilla Gardening, Temporary Urban Spaces and most recently The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination by East Village writer Sarah Schulman.
Located at 346 East Houston St. the garden features an arbor, performance platform, site specific art installations and a passageway to 2nd St.
LPV events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., 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 with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.