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Announcements of current events.


Dear Friends,

This has been an extremely difficult week for El Barrio/East Harlem. The tragic building collapse that took place just a half block from my district office has been a painful experience for our community. I send my deepest condolences to the loved ones of those we lost and my thoughts remain with the families and friends of those who are still missing.

As I have shared in my public appearances, I was on my way down to City Hall when I received a tweet about the explosion. I turned around and went back to the district right away, establishing a command center out of the District Office.

Since Wednesday, I have been touring the scene throughout the day, monitoring all developments and keeping in close contact with all city agencies. My staff is continuing to connect individuals and families to available resources and seek options for permanent housing in our local community for those who need it.

Services for Residents

Individuals seeking assistance from city agencies can visit the Resident Service Center on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Center is now located at 1580 Park Avenue (@ 114th Street) under the MetroNorth tracks at La Marqueta. The center at the Salvation Army on 125th Street will no longer be open. You can also call 311 or my district office (212-828-9800) with any inquiries.

The City is actively seeking opportunities for short- and long-term housing and is working around the clock to get vacated buildings back on line for families.

As I have been stressing, it is critically important that our immigrant communities in particular understand that no one should be afraid to come forward and seek assistance because they do not have legal status. City agencies are prohibited from asking about immigration status.

How You Can Help

I want to thank everyone for their expressions of support and for wanting to provide assistance during this difficult time. We are currently exploring a mechanism to accept monetary donations and make sure that these funds are used to provide services and support to our neighbors in need. I will be in touch with more information in the coming days.

In the meantime, please continue to keep our neighbors in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.


Melissa Mark-Viverito
NYC Council



For its upcoming exhibition, Unconventional Origins, El Museo del Barrio is seeking objects from local homes and businesses in East Harlem as evidence that art is everywhere. If you have an object that you consider to be “art” in your home, we’d like to borrow it!


EVERYONE COUNTS: One object per person, please, so that many people can participate.

SIZE MATTERS: In order to have room for everyone’s treasures, no 2D object may be larger than 30 x 30 inches. No 3D object may be larger than 24 x 24 x 24 inches.

GIVE IT UP: Be prepared to lend us your object from late February to early September, 2014. If you will miss it too much, consider lending something else.

WE PICK UP NOW: We will pick up your object as soon as it’s decided. Please get in touch with me directly to make arrangements at or 212.660.7149

YOU PICK UP LATER: Works must be picked up at El Museo between 10AM and 4PM on Monday and Tuesday, September 8-9, 2014. Contact Sofia Reeser to let us know when you will be coming,

KEEP IT REAL: Artists and collectors may not submit their own work or work from their own collections, but may submit some other object from their home or studio that they consider to be “art.”

THE CONTRACT: When you deliver, you must fill out a loan agreement that notes your adherence to these rules. El Museo will insure your objects while they are on display to a maximum of $250.

WRAP IT UP: Make sure you deliver your work properly packaged so that it is safely protected.

THINGS WE DIG: Old photographs; old documents; recuerdos; dolls; fancy dishes; religious or spiritual objects or images; family pictures; small sculptures; ceramics; accessories; small paintings; souvenirs; capias; art made with non-art materials like shells, feathers, beads; masks; drums; small pieces of furniture; anything that you’ve had for a really long time…

YOU KEEP THE GOOD STUFF: While El Museo is always grateful for donations, we will not be accepting any objects from this project for its collection, so your loaned object will remain yours!

QUESTIONS?: Call or email the curatorial department! 212.660.7169 or

Raza con “A”: A Latina Artists Exhibit at the Gallery Space at Wagner



Please join us on Tuesday, November 12, for a special panel discussion and live music reception celebrating the opening of Raza con “A”: A Latina Artists Exhibit, the Fall/Winter 2013 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NYU Wagner
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue / Gallery Space

Jayuya Revolt of 1950 – A talk with Dr. Olga J. Wagenheim

The co-editor of “The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History” commemorates the 1950 uprising in Jayuya, Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, October 30, 6pm

at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural
1680 Lexington Avenue (at East 106th Street)
New York, NY 10029

We are honored to host Dr. Olga Jimenez Wagenheim who will be giving a talk on Blanca Canales. The segment she is reading is part of a recently published revised/updated edition of a book she and Kal Wagenheim compiled years ago, entitled: The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History.

Sponsored by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and Taller Boricua.


At the Cornelia Street Cafe…

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 6:00 PM
(Entrance: $8, includes a drink)


Madeline Millan, host
Myrna Nieves and Anita Velez-Mitchell – writers

29 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014
[BY SUBWAY: A, B, C, D, E, F, and V to West 4th St.
or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square 1-212- 989-9319]

For more information, please visit:
(Click on “Performances for Calendar Events”)



InPROCESS is a new initiative of MediaNoche offering previously exhibiting artists the opportunity to showcase technology-based extensions to past exhibited work.

Ji Sun Lee repurposes the technology she developed for an earlier show at MediaNoche, creating an app that allows users to generate their own color-coded images. As an adjunct to her previous exhibition, PEOPLE COLORS deconstructs QUOTIDIAN and serves as a self-reflective commentary on the artist’s process.

Two projections offer a “before and after” look at the work in different stages of development: Photographs of the artist, her family and friends are compiled into sequences that are highly personal chronologies, then codified into blocks of color. Similarly, a video wall displays images of the artist’s mother in interlacing sequences of photographs and code that track the passage of time.

There is deception in the simplicity and accessibility of the work. The photographs are mundane yet overwhelming by their sheer number. The visual overload is resolved in the code, the extracting of color data and its reconfiguration into an illusive art form that exceeds facile correspondences. As Lee has stated: “Recollecting and reconstituting them as visual code creates a meta-level of remembrance that is similar to information graphics but different in representing a micro view of personal data that leads to a macro view of an individual’s life.” In this case, the artist’s life.

Artist Bio
New media artist and interactive designer Ji Sun Lee studied Industrial Design at Sookmyung Women’s University and Interactive Telecommunications at New York University. She has worked for major technology companies in Korea as an engineer and IT consultant. Lee holds a Ph.D. in Visual Communication Design from Seoul National University and is working on projects of image visualization using Processing and other physical computing software. Ji Sun Lee is a professor in the Department of Visual Communication Design at Sookmyung Women’s University.

About MediaNoche
MediaNoche is the place where art, technology and community converge. We offer artists working in new media exhibition space and residencies in order to provoke a dialogue that blurs all lines of marginality and alterity. Unique among art and technology groups, MediaNoche is directly linked to the oldest Latino community of New York City, Spanish Harlem, and has showcased a roster of local and international new media artists.

MediaNoche is a project of and is supported in part with funding from the New York State Council of the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and private donors. Special thanks: Hugh Mandeville, Kenneth Bowler, Christopher Dascher, Joann Arroyo, Maria Catoni, Joe Falcon, Allistar Peters, Alex Mateo, Gus Rosado and Operation Fightback, Inc.

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