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Obscura Day Kickoff Party w/NYC Trivia

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Obscura Day Kickoff Party with NYC Trivia
Saturday, May 6, 11 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by New York Obscura Society
Admission: $12

The City Reliquary is proud to host the kickoff party for Obscura Day 2017. Awaken your mind with a special morning session celebrating exploration and observation. Enjoy free coffee from Oslo Coffee Roasters and beer and shandy cocktails from The Brooklyn Brewery for a suggested donation from the treehouse bar in our backyard garden.

Test the obscurity of your NYC knowledge with trivia hosted by Atlas Obscura resident quizmaster and staff writer, Eric Grundhauser. New York know-it-alls of all ages are invited (but not required!) to participate. Topics will include the Reliquary collection, everyday New York sights, and the hidden wonders of our city. Trivia begins at 11:30 AM.

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Tickets available through Eventbrite. Advance Tickets Only. All Sales Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.

QUESTIONS?
Email Larissa Hayden at larissa.hayden@atlasobscura.com

FilmIndie Cinema Club Screening “Kicks”

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Friday, May 19
Doors @ 7, Film @ 8
Admission: $12

Release: September 2016
Directed by: Justin Tipping
Starring: Jahking Guillory, Kofi Siriboe, Mahershala Ali,
Christopher Wallace Jr., Christopher Meyer

Runtime: 80 minutes

We’re proud to welcome FilmIndie Cinema Club for a pop-up screening of Kicks, one of the hidden gems of 2016 and the directorial debut for Justin Tipping. The film sparks a conversation around male masculinity and violence, sneaker culture, and the coming-of-age experience of urban teens. It also beautifully showcases something we don’t often see in film: black male friendship.

Synopsis: An East Bay teen longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, in hopes of escaping the reality of being poor, picked on and ignored by girls. His prized kicks get snatched soon after he gets them and he embarks on a dangerous quest to get them back.


FilmIndie Cinema Club is a pop-up screening series aimed at (re)introducing audiences to must-see independent and cult black cinema. We screen the classics that you loved, the hidden gems that you missed, and the new releases that you need to see! Our mission is to provide a platform for discovering, elevating, and celebrating films created by, for, and about black people across the diaspora.

Bicycle Fetish Day 2017 Registration Form

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BICYCLE FETISH DAY 2017

Saturday, June 24, 12-6 PM

The City Reliquary Museum is proud to present its 13th annual Bicycle Fetish Day! Our block party for bikes will take place on Havemeyer St. between Hope & Grand Streets on Saturday, June 24.

To reserve a booth, submit your information below and pay the deposit through Artfully (see Event Details below). We’ll accept submissions through Friday, June 16. For a mention in our press release, please respond by Friday, June 2.

Event schedule TBA


Event Details

Booth Deposit:
An early registration fee of $40 will reserve your booth space and help support The City Reliquary. Booth space includes 10 x 10′ of curbside space, one 6′ x 3′ table, and one folding chair.

To pay the fee, go to our Artfully donation page and type $40 in the “Other” field. Be sure to note “Bike Fetish Day” in the Special Instructions area of the Checkout page.

Early registration ends after Friday, June 2, at which point the registration fee will be $50.

The fee is waived for nonprofits, cyclist clubs, and advocacy groups, but all Bicycle Fetish Day participants must register.

Participant Rights & Responsibilities:
Merchandise will remain in the care and protection of its owners.The City Reliquary is not responsible for any damage or loss. The owner understands that photo documentation may be taken of his/her booth and used for press and other promotional purposes. 

Booth set-up will happen between 10:30 and 11:30 AM on Saturday, June 24. Displays must be packed up by 7 PM.

Rebel Women Remember the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

ca. 1916, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA --- Female garment workers striking on May Day fashion a neglige as a banner. ca. 1916, New York City. --- Image by © CORBIS

ca. 1916, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA — Female garment workers striking on May Day fashion a neglige as a banner. ca. 1916, New York City. — Image by © CORBIS

The City Reliquary Museum
Presents:
REBEL WOMEN REMEMBER THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE
A fundraiser for the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
Friday, May 5, 7-9 PM
Online Admission: $7/$5 Reliquary Members
Door Admission: $10/$8 Reliquary Members


Join us at the closing of our front-room exhibition of Robin Berson’s Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt, for an evening of remembrance through performance, poetry, and song.


Event Program

Robin Berson: A presentation on the Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt

Bracha Nechama Bomze: Reading of the Triangle Fire segment from her book-length poem, Love Justice

Phyllis Capello: Telling the story of how she came to write her prizewinning poem: Factory Girls, Bangkok followed by performing a song inspired by the young women who perished in the Triangle fire.

Paola Corso: Reading from Once I Was Told the Air Was Not for Breathing.

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto:  Performing her iconic songs Ballad of Joe Zito (elevator operator at the Triangle Factory) and Girls Girls, Where Did You Work Last Night? 

LuLu LoLo: Performing an excerpt from her play Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Rose Schneiderman’s historic speech of April 2, 1911

Mary Anne Trasciatti:  Reading a brief excerpt from the autobiography of the original Rebel Girl, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Potluck with Reboot & Beyond Bubbie

bb banner copyFriday, April 28 @ 7 PM
Admission Variable (See below)

The City Reliquary welcomes the Reboot initiative Beyond Bubbie for an informal Shabbat-style potluck dinner and storytelling event.

Celebrate the rich, diverse narratives of New York City food culture through a dinner in the Reliquary garden. Share tales of your grandmother’s casseroles, your favorite bodega bacon-egg-and-cheese, or your go-to dim sum spot. Marinate in stories from neighbors spanning boroughs and generations while noshing on dishes from kitchens in all corners of the city.

Potluck participants should bring a food that evokes a memory. All guests are invited to bring a prop, poem, or song–something non-edible to facilitate sharing a story with the group.

Scared to share? Contact Zoe Penina Baker from Reboot for help workshopping your story.

Admission:
If bringing a dish: $2 online/$5 at door. You must have the dish with you for entry at this price.

General admission: $9 online/$12 at door

City Reliquary members: $7 online/$10 at door

Online tickets available through Artfully.

This event is part of the public programs for the current Reliquary exhibition Heroes of the Knish. This show explores the intersections of memory, food culture, and the immigrant history of New York City.


About Reboot:

Reboot affirms the value of Jewish traditions and creates new ways for people to make them their own.

Inspired by Judaism’s embrace of the arts, humor, food, philosophy, and social justice, we produce creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. Among our productions are events, exhibitions, recordings, books, films, DIY activity toolkits, and apps.

Since our inception, 480 network members, 700 organizational partners, and hundreds of thousands of people have looked to Reboot to rekindle connections and re-imagine Jewish lives full of meaning, creativity, and joy.

Projects include The National Day of Unplugging/Sabbath ManifestoThe FRIDAY AppThe Kibitz Podcast10QreBarSix-Word Memoirs on Jewish LifeBeyond Bubbie, and Unscrolled.

 

Visible Poetry Project outdoor screening

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Visible Poetry Project
Saturday, April 22 @ 7 PM
Artfully: $7/$5 Reliquary members
Door: $10/$8 Reliquary members

To inaugurate the new season of outdoor events in the Reliquary’s beautiful back yard, and in honor of National Poetry Month, we proudly welcome the Visible Poetry Project! See collaborative short films by select poets and filmmakers under the stars in the Reliquary garden.

Visible Poetry Project Trailer from Visible Poetry Project on Vimeo.

Discounted tickets online through Artfully! Admission will be slightly higher at the door.

The Visible Poetry Project is a non-profit National Poetry Month initiative bringing together a collective of thirty poets and thirty filmmakers to create videos that present poems as short films. Drawing from works created by renowned and emerging poets alike, the Visible Poetry Project strives to make poetry accessible, exploring how we can recreate and experience poems through the medium of film. The Visible Poetry Project releases visual poems daily throughout National Poetry Month (April) on their website.

Featuring poems by:
Sojourner Ahebee
Rabih Ahmed
Lena Blackmon
Peggy Ellsberg
Caroline Kaplan
Ilana Simons
Matt van Sol
In shorts directed by:
Michael Arce
Sarah Doody
Alexandra Galvis
Arya Liev
Reva Santo
Ilana Simons
Waley Wang

City Reliquary on WPIX “I Am Brooklyn”

Joe Mauceri of WPIX interviewed City Reliquary Founder Dave Herman for a segment on I Am Brooklyn . Hear Dave talk about the history, collection, and mission of the museum.

Collectors’ Night 2017 Recap

Collectors’ Night 2017 was a huge success! Last Saturday, nearly 300 people come to The New York City Fire Museum to see over 30 collectors show diverse collections ranging from Beanie Boos to business cards for Chicago street gangs. Guest speaker Miriam Sicherman presented her Closet Archaeology project she has worked on with her 4th-grade students, and LuLu LoLo performed her collector obituary monologues.

Check out the pics below. Thanks again to the sponsors for this event: The New York City Fire Museum, Two Boots Pizza, and Brooklyn Brewery. See you next year!

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Collectors’ Night on NY1

Roger Clark from NY1 visited us to talk about Collectors’ Night with Reliquary Founders Dave Herman and Bill Scanga. Collectors Brandon Johnson, Miriam Sicherman, and Harley Judd Spiller showed some of their collections, and a few of the City Reliquary kid collectors made an appearance too!

Roger Clark of NY1 visited us to talk about Collectors’ Night!

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Jumpin’ Jive: Vintage Musical Shorts

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Friday, April 14 @ 7 PM
$10/$8 Reliquary members

Brooklyn-based film/video archivist Russell Scholl returns to the Reliquary with a program of musical shorts both ecstatic and sublime. See vintage jazz, pop, country and gospel performances through shorts, Soundies, and television and film appearances ranging from the late 1920s to the early 21st century. Join us for some of the rarest and finest examples of 20th-century popular music.

Run time: 80 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets available at the door and online through Artfully.


Russell Scholl is a Brooklyn-based film/video archivist and curator who screens moving image programs on a wide variety of subjects (the history of animation; early jazz shorts; educational and propaganda films, etc.) at venues in and around New York City. Working with the multimedia collective rev.99, his own video work has been screened at Anthology Film Archives in New York and The Hirshhorn Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is known for having produced a compact disc by noted American folk artist Howard Finster, “The Night Howard Finster Got Saved” (Global Village Music), and he appeared in the 2007 PBS television documentary “Soundies: A Musical History.”