ECOLOGICAL CITY: A Community-Based Arts & Climate Solutions Action Project applies Earth Celebrations’ pioneering creative engagement and collaborative art strategies we have developed
since 1991, of community-based arts, partnership-building and environmental action, that led to the preservation of hundreds of community gardens on the Lower East Side
and throughout New York City. In 2018 Earth Celebrations’ successfully launched Ecological City now in its 3rd year in 2020, engaging community gardeners, river-based groups, community centers, schools, youth and residents through a series workshops to develop visual art, giant puppets, costumes, performance, dance, music and poetry works exploring local climate resiliency and ecological sustainability solutions to mitigate flooding, run-off, carbon pollution and consequences of climate change. These artistic works are featured in a culminating theatrical pageant/procession with 20 site
performances throughout the gardens, neighborhood and East River Park waterfront on the Lower East Side of New York City on Saturday May 10, 2020.
Community-Based Arts Collaboration: Partners include over 50 groups: LUNGS (Loisaida Urban Neighborhood Gardens), East Village Community Coalition, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, NYC Community Garden District, East Village Community Coalition, Green Map, Lower East Side Girls Club, University Settlement, Theater for the New City, Sixth Street Community Center, Educational Alliance, Loisaida Inc. Center, GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side), LES Ready!, East River Park Coalition, East River Alliance, Lower East Side Ecology, Solar One, Friends of Corlears Hook Park, Waterfront Alliance, FAB (Fourth StreetArts Block Association), Arts Loisaida, Global Water Dances/Studio 55C, 4th Street Block Association, Times Up, Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, One Brick, New York University, Parsons/New School, Hunter College-School of Community Organizing, BMCC and PS364 – Earth School, Avenues High School and Children’s Workshop School.
INTERNSHIPS – Earth Celebrations-Engaging Communities to Generate Ecological & Social Change through the Arts
TO APPLY:Please email back with your interests, skills (i.e. social media, website editing (wordpress), photoshop/graphic design, community outreach, press/publicity, arts/theater production, environmental research/activism etc. and your time availability each week. Generally interns commit to 4 hours per week and volunteer join for specific events, workshops and actions.