August & September Events

SUNDAY, September 11th on Havemeyer Street between Grand and Hope Streets. 1:00 until 7:00 PM Block Party
“The September Tribute to Our City”
featuring live bands throughout the day
plus, the street will be closed for you to enjoy your picnic lunch under the trees.
All Day – bring your own B.B.Q. We will also be sharing delicious treats such as Big Apples and Big Apple Cider supplied by Red Orchard Apple Farms, home made Brooklyn Browncakes, freshly grilled Cobblestone Corn, and many other less witty delicacies.
1:00 – SALSA & SAMBA HOUR – Bring your drums, shakers, congas, and whistles to join in the street music of Williamsburg’s Puerto Rican Southside.
2:00 – CIRCUS CONTRAPTION – This Seattle-based circus will have musical and acrobatic performances to coincide with their New York show currently running at the Theater for the New City.
3:00 – RUDE MECHANICAL ORCHESTRA – Enjoy the sounds of this street marching band as seen at Bicycle Fetish Day, The Mermaid Parade, and many other events around town.
4:00 – LAVENDER LAKE – The impressive jazz duo of Mindy Abovitz and Tianna Kennedy, both of WCRM Radio show fame!
5:00 – THE GOOD GOOD – If you’ve seen them before you know this indie band always lives up to their name!
6:00 – PINATALAND – As heard on the WCRM September Tribute radio show, this incredible band finds their inspiration in the rich history of our great city, New York!
We will also be accepting donations for the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina fund throughout the day.
Please stop by to enjoy the benefits of civic life and appreciate the greatness of being a New Yorker during this special day of remembrance. The streets are yours. Let’s enjoy them together.

Friday, August 19th at the City Reliquary (Grand & Havemeyer), 7:30 PM, FREE for the people!
Community Collections Sidewalk Reception
Collector of the Month, Ervin Mendez presents just a small sample of his collection of over 300 bobble-heads. Better known as “nodders” to the proffesionals, these nodding figures will fill the Reliquary windows through September 8th, complete with animatronics, black light figures, and an LED display! Come to the reception for “jiggly” refreshments, and a chance to win the Giant Bobble-Head RAFFLE! This oversized nodder is a promotional character for the Funko company Wacky Wobblers which make up the majority of Ervin’s collection and has an “MSRP” (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of over $200.00!!!

Sunday, August 21st; Reception from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Matzoh Files (Rivington and Suffolk Streets, L.E.S.)
A Lower East Side Howl Festival Event; the City Reliquary with the Matzoh Files at the Streit’s Matzoh Factory
Featured in the Matzoh Files’ “Top Drawer Exhibition” will be a selection of New York City specimens by Resident Geologist Nik Sokol. Also included will be selections from the Streit’s Factory and City Reliquary Archives displayed by V.P. of Collections Bill Scanga. The show opens at noon as a part of the Alan Ginsberg inspired Lower East Side “Howl Festival”.

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