PenTales at the BMW Guggenheim Lab: Growing Up and Old in New York City’s Ever-Changing Lower East Side

BLOG September 28, 2011 16:02

One hour of 5-minute stories from locals on making a home in a place of flux

Sunday October 2, 2011 from  12-1pm
BMW Guggenheim Lab
First Park | Houston at 2nd Ave

Stories by

/Royal Young – Co-Founder at HOLY DIVER /Contributor at Interview Magazine 

/Laurie Gwen Shapiro – Writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker

/ Bonnie Lucas – Painter

/Barbara Browning – novelist – cultural critic

/ Kathleen Webster – Community Garden Organizer

/ Allen Salkin – Food Critic – Writer

/ Fred Gutzeit – Painter

/ Cameron Dunnaville – Community Garden Organizer

There’s an old saying that goes, ‘you can never go home again’. This may mean the bookstore that you spent your childhood in was replaced by another Trader Joe’s, or, maybe those sweet old neighbors moved away after 30 years. These types of changes are sometimes hard to bear when they happen in or around our homes. But what would it be like to grow up or grow old in a place where no two days are ever really the same? That is what thousands of people, of all backgrounds, are doing on the Lower East Side. Amidst all the topographical, cultural, demographic, and economic changes, they remain firm in calling these streets home. “Growing” will bring together locals who will share 5-7 minute stories about how and why they call LES home.

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