For the second time, University Settlement is excited to collaborate with the New Museum's Biennial IDEAS CITY. For the first festival in 2011, Settlement programs at the Houston Street Center set up creative projects for festival goers, and Performance Project artists delighted audiences with captivating performances. Check out our expanded participation in this year's festival, which explores the Untapped Capital in our City. Why not spend the weekend with US?
PLAN YOUR VISIT:
Great performances with The Performance Project: 184 Eldridge Street
- Artist-in-Residence Trusty Sidekick's "Off The Map" on Saturday, May 4 at 10:30AM and 12:30PM: Bring the kids on an adventure that extends far beyond the city and into an extraordinary world past the end of the subway lines.
- KOREresponse's "Along the lines of sleeping" on Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4 at 8PM: Take in intensely visceral dance performances that explore the blurred lines between sleep and reality. Excerpts will also be performed outside for StreetFest at 12PM, 1:10PM and 2:20PM.
- After-school youth and Groundswell teaching artists will create a 250-square-foot mural at our Houston Street Center. Stop by on Saturday, May 4 to see them in action, plus enjoy opportunities for community interaction.
- The Little Free Libraries movement places small-scale book shelters in neighborhoods. Stop by our historic home to "leave a book, and take a book" for your family! Come witness the installation of the Little Library designed by Mark Rakatansky for University Settlement, and then take a walking tour to visit all 10 Little Libraries being installed throughout the neighborhood on Saturday, May 4.
Plus - Project HOPE staff will also be on-site during the festival to provide creative coping strategies for individuals still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Clockwise from top left: Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, KOREresponse Dance Company, Little Free Libraries, Houston Street Center Mural.