This weekend at the Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell Street), you’re in store for some consciousness-raising, togetherness, performances and an art benefit sale. 100% of proceeds will go to Make the Road NY, a network of courageous folks who stand up for immigrant and working class communities, communities of color, and LGBTQIA people. Raffle items include gift certificates from local businesses, and B’s Bikes (262 Driggs Ave), Van Leeuwen (620 Manhattan Ave) and Drama Club (211 Nassau Ave) have all donated to help the cause. You can follow Sanctuary on Instagram, where they’ll be previewing artworks for sale and the line-up of performance and installation artists. Artists who’ve donated pieces include: Ruby Palmer, Betsy Alwin, Paula Stuttman, Chantelle Norton, Amy Talluto, Ed Woodham, Jess Rosen, Diana Rodgers, Thomas Lendvai, Christen Clifford, RA Friedman, Michael Hambouz, Anna Ortiz, Sharela May Bonfield, Sejin Park, John Boone, and Marcia Cooper.
The event goes from 5-11pm on Saturday, and on Sunday from 1-4pm they’ll have a panel discussion that focuses on actionable ways to work for justice in a current climate of fear, anger and frustration at government policies. Bring your friends and collect some beautiful art for an excellent cause; enjoy music, performance art, food, and drink!
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Saturday, October 21st | 5-11pm
5pm – Preview of artworks in benefit sale
6pm – Benefit sale and Protest Partying commence!
8pm – 10pm Performances in church sanctuary.
11pm – Event winds down.
Sunday, October 22nd, | 1-4pm Panel Discussion
The discussion will focus on action we can take to work for justice in a current climate of fear, anger and frustration at the policies of our government and the malaise that infiltrates our eagerness to do “something.”