Last Saturday, Nov 12th - @Circa95 hosted StoryTime @ WordUp Books in Washington Heights. Together we curated a special event for kids. Thanks to Pick & Eat for providing an awesome healthy breakfast and @Wrucrew for the support. The kids loved it! We read children's stories, then led a warm up and ran 2miles together. Parents and kids running together. Each child got a chance to pick out a book to take home at the end of the run. It was a wonderful experience to bring kids, parents and friends together for a Saturday morning read and run. We took the kids to one of our favorite uptown spots - Highbridge Park. We explored the trees, solar panels and birds. Once we made it on the bridge we had a Hawk sighting. It flew right over us. Spreading its wings. It was a magical moment for the kids to see mother nature in their backyards. Many had never been to the bridge, let alone see a Hawk up close! We hope to continue to do more special events for kids. We love the energy and hope kids have. They are the future! Enjoy some pics from our adventure. For fun we called it the #ReadingRainbowRun because as children we loved the Reading Rainbow Television show! It was a great way to get access to books. Reading Rainbow is back with a special app. Check out READING RAINBOW for more information. You can get access to children's books, videos and more. The NYPL (New York Public Library) has a free app where you can get access to books visit NYPL App
So now..... go read and then go for a run !
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Shopping Event Showcases Handmade Goods, Fresh Vintage Fashion, Home Decor, Independent Artists, Local Flavors + more at City Lore!
NEW YORK, NY Oct 24th, 2016 — On Saturday, November 26th, and Sunday November 27th 2016, the LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its tenth POP-UP SHOP! - to be held at City Lore Gallery from 12pm – 8pm.
Lower East Side NYC, a manhattan neighborhood with galleries, storefronts, restaurants, and busy sidewalks - LLP is ecstatic to return! We invite you to welcome a much anticipated holiday weekend event with your favorite local artists, and designers.
The Ladies Love Project, a brainchild of renowned street artist TOOFLY, sound sensation Patty Dukes who teamed up back in 2010 to bring together NYC’s most creative artists, designers. These ladies felt it was important to keep the “local artisan spirit” alive in the changing face of New York City neighborhoods. The two-day-only event allows for an intimate, yet energetic “marketa style” shopping experience – designed to familiarize the community, consumers, media reps, and trendsetters with the local independent vibe in NY.
This year will be a fun filled, and cozy holiday indoors! LLP will welcome’s 20+ artists like; SMOKE & ASHwho specializes in handmade wood candles; MONIKA’S CREATION'S who brings our smiles back with her “Little Frida” figurines BUBBLY MOON NATURALS with an array of handmade soaps that incorporate fresh fruits, nuts,vegetables and herbs!SHANA LOVES ALL with her charming and anticipated tarot card readings, and THE HENNA MOB who will be taking appointments for live art henna!
We also have some vendors this year like CRAFTY COCKTALES who will set up a mini bar with the infamous holiday drink “Coquito!” Have a sweet tooth? CUPCAKES BY JENNY KINNSinfamous cupcakes for all ages returns; CHEF’S CARIBBEAN KITCHEN will hold you down if you get hungry, with a delicious holiday menu which will surely make you lick your fingers. LLP will have plenty of sweet, savory, and palate satisfying treats for everyone all day!
Our event photographer, SAMANTHA MORALES, is back for those lovely family and market-goers candids so get ready to put that selfie face on!
Arts, handmade goods, jewelry, live art, food, music—you name it--- theLADIES LOVE PROJECT HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP is back and ready to spread love with all our friends and families in the Lower East Side!
About A Ladies Love Project:
The Ladies Love Project Pop-Up Shop is a collaboration between artists Toofly (www.tooflynyc.com/) Patty Dukes (www.circa95.com). Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project is a collective of women who host a summer & holiday weekend pop-up shop. Curated by TOOFLY, the arts and culture pow-wow is a celebration for independent artists and entrepreneurs. We aim to create spaces for creative individuals to come together as a collective and build community. We support the #shoplocal, #shopsmall, and #handmade economy movement.
Maria Castillo a.k.a. TOOFLY is an NYC artist, community builder, and entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females excelling beyond her peers in the male-dominated graffiti scene. Founder of female arts collectives, like; YOUNITY, PROJECT GIRLZ, and LADIES LOVE PROJECT. TOOFLY now runs her successful independent design company,STAY TRU, as she consults, designs, and develops a variety of projects and workshops. Her work has exhibited at many venues such as the Bronx Museum of Art, and can be found on public walls internationally. TOOFLY is featured across media outlets like Graffiti Women, Juxtapoz, Marie Claire, Vibe, and Latina Magazine.
Patty Dukes Co-Founder ofCirca ’95 an independent Hip-Hop music and media group. Puerto Rican & Dominican by way of The Bronx, Patty rhymes seamlessly in English and Spanish. Circa '95 has performed all over the world gracing the stage with artists like MC LYTE, Krs-One, Pitbull, Nina-Sky, Joel Ortiz, Anita Tijoux and Mala Rodriguez. In venues like SOB's, Museo Del Barrio and The Smithsonian Museum in DC. She has been featured on the HBO Latino shows "RoadTrip" and "Habla Ya" and her debut album "FREE LUNCH" is available through their website. When she is not performing or creating in the studio she teaches Hip-Hop, Theater, and Mixed Media Arts to young people through their organization the Rhyme Factory (www.rhymefactory.org). Patty recently completed two artistic residencies, first with the Bronx Music Heritage Center curating The Circa '95 Pop-Up Shop, and with Casita Maria facilitating the Rhyme Factory Master class. Patty is currently touring and in the studio working on Circa '95 second musical project. Patty Dukes is also a resident Hip-Hop Artist at Carnegie Hall. www.circa95.com
About CITY LORE
Founded in 1986, City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs. We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions. We work in four cultural domains: urban folklore and history; preservation; arts education; and grassroots poetry traditions. In each of these realms, we see ourselves as furthering cultural equity and modeling a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself.
We ran the inaugural Brooklyn Mile this year...
Representing WRUCREW - We Run Uptown.
It was an awesome day in Williamsburg.
Afterwards we all headed to Pies & Thighs for some food.
Forgot to take pics... sometimes its just better to be in the moment with friends.
feel free to follow our adventures on IG & snapchat ::: @circa95
4 years ago we were invited to run our first 5k & we haven't stopped running since then. This is our favorite race and hope that folks come to support a wonderful organization thats doing amazing things in The Bronx !
Sat, October 1, 2016 @ 10 AM
Race start/end: Hunts Point Riverside Park
The Hustle is Sustainable South Bronx’s premier community engagement event. It’s more than just a race: it connects runners and walkers with the South Bronx Greenway, a network of green streets, bike lanes, and waterfront parks. This 5K run/walk begins and ends at Hunts Point Riverside Park in the Bronx. There will be male and female race winners!
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
3225 Reservoir Oval East
Bronx, New York
7:15 – 7:25pm
Chhandayan Center For Indian Music
7:45 – 8:05pm
8:20 – 8:40pm
Featuring performances by Hip-Hop artists Circa ’95 and singer/songwriter Lizzie No.
Circa ’95’s quintessentially New York hip-hop sound comprised of performers Patty Dukes and Reph who rhyme seamlessly in English and Spanish. They are currently resident artists at Carnegie Hall. Lizzie No is a local musician and vocalist with a unique sound who has recently performed at the Bronx Museum Boogie on the Boulevard festival. Numerous students from the Chhandayan Center For Indian Music will play a sampling of North Indian Music. Chhandayan was started in 1984 in Calcutta, India. In 1998 it was re-established in the United States as a not-for-profit organization.