Moving Stories

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EXHIBITION/MOVING STORIES

Featured as part of the Annual Older Adults Art Exhibition in celebration of Older Americans Month and LES History Month.

ON VIEW AT JEWISH COMMUNAL FUND GALLERY | 5/13-6/24 | 10AM-6PM | FREE

…A laundered synagogue on Madison Street, A first kiss at Seward Park Library, Biking hands free on the East River Path…

Guided by artist and Lower East Sider, Laura Nova, Moving Stories is an interactive walking tour on the Lower East Side that encourages senior citizens to combine physical movement and memory developed through a series of storytelling workshops and group walks.

Created in partnership with the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living at the Manny Cantor Center, this immersive journey unravels stories of people and places and preserving personal identity, community and connection.

An often overlooked population within a changing neighborhood, many seniors who participate in the project have lived on the LES all of their lives. Others are newer – not only to the neighborhood, but to the United States.

Download the press release HERE.


ACTIVITIES & PUBLIC PROGRAMS:

MOVING MONDAYS | Mondays | 5/13-6/22 | 10:30AM
Moving Stories walking group

MOVING STORIES PERFORMANCE @ OLDER ADULTS ART OPENING | 5/13 | 2PM
A installation and performance in the Manny Cantor Center lobby featuring older adults

MOVING STORIES @ IDEAS CITY | Sara D. Roosevelt Park | 5/30 | 12-6PM | FREE
Moving Stories walking tours at 1:30PM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM

MOVING STORIES SCREENING & FINAL PERFORMANCE | 6/25 | 6PM
Screening of Moving Stories documentation and a performance featuring older adults in the Manny Cantor Center rooftop space


Discover the Lower East Side’s hidden gems – through the eyes of its longest-residents: our seniors.

Moving Stories: A Senior Led Walking Tour from Laura Nova on Vimeo.


CONTRIBUTORS:
Moving Stories is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and SPARC, a collaboration among the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for The Aging and the City’s five local arts councils. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the Department For the Aging.

NYCSPARC
In partnership with the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living

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