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East Villagers out and about in prelude to summer

Cross cultural sharing adds enjoyment as Aalokan performs its Classical Indian dance forms.
Photo by Tequila Minsky

Bristling from hunkered-down cabin fever, this past weekend’s prelude to summer provided New Yorkers perfection for emerging. Community and family fun included the Whoop Dee Doo performance in the Lower East Side’s Garden of the Humanities on E. 4th St., this past Saturday.

Whoop Dee Doo artists, working in collaboration with local students and community members, founders of Garden of the Humanitarians, and the South Asian dance company Aalokam staged a series of short performances, ever changing as the sun went down.

The event, organized through Whoop Dee Doo’s residency in Artists Alliance’s LES Studio Program included innovative Classical Indian dance with Aalokan. The inventive immersive set—a giant oversized sink built by the artists and local students provided the backdrop.

Meanwhile, on East First Street, in more conventional outdoor engagement, Pinky’s Space, which encourages people to make art by offering art materials, provided patrons and passersby with jamming jazz, keyboard and drums, at one end of its sheltered outdoor street eating area.

Ghost like figures in the supersized sink set built by and performed with community kids in Garden of the Humanitarians on E. 4th St.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Pinky’s Space on E. 1st creates a hospitable vibe outdoors for those out for the evening.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Pinky’s Space on E. 1st creates a hospitable vibe for those out for the evening.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Billed as an art food space, jazz jamming at Pinky’s Space on E. 1 added to the chill atmosphere enjoyed by New Yorkers out on a mild Saturday night.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
New Yorkers enjoying the mild night got their comfort food fixes in a chill atmosphere at this E. 1st St. eaterie. Jazz jaming with keyboard and drums at Pinky’s Space on Saturday night added to the great vibes in this outdoor space.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Creativity is nurtured on E. 1st St. at Pinky’s Space, billed as a food art space, serving comfort food and with live jazz jamming music on Saturday night.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
New Yorkers enjoying the mild night got their comfort food fixes in a chill atmosphere. Jazz jaming with keyboard and drums at Pinky’s Space on Saturday night just added to the great vibes in this outdoor space.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Creativity is nurtured on E. 1st St. at Pinky’s Space, billed as a food art space, serving comfort food and with live jazz jamming music on Saturday night.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Performance ends in racous exhuberance.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
In community Garden of the Humanitarians (formerly Generation X Garden) on Saturday night. The mylar curtain is down revealing that the free live show for the community is about to begin.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Curtain up, with the next act about to begin.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)
Classical Indian dance forms with the South Asian dance company Aalokan enter, about to go on stage.(Photo by Tequila Minsky)

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