Saturday, May 26, 2012

CULTURE: @Circa95 Pop-Up Shop #UptownWellness FREE Yoga, Beauty and Vegan Cooking in the Bronx ::: June 2nd


FREE !!!  FREE !!!  FREE !!! FREE !!!  
1:15pm Yoga class (gentle and fun.. please wear clothes you can move in.) 
2:30pm  Healthy food and easy vegan snacks, little demo, tastings and talk with Jenne Claiborne founder and head chef at the Nourishing Vegan and Fa-Tai from the rooftop garden at Intervale Green.
3:30pm  Make your own beauty product with stuff from the kitchen and the garden! Taught by Amy Galper from Buddha Nose. Learn about conscious beauty and health.
BIO’s ::: 
YOGA INSTRUCTOR ::: Kristin is a vinyasa yoga instructor certified by yoga alliance; her classes focus on breath-synchronized movement, artistic expression, and proper alignment.  Also a holistic health counselor educated at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and certified by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners; she has studied under top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Copra, Geneen Roth, and David Wolfe. Kristin combines her nutrition knowledge from IIN with her graduate studies in international affairs and epidemiology, from The New School in New York City; creating a platform in dietary theories and public health allowing her to treat the whole person through holistic nutrition, yoga, coaching, and preventative care. When not in a yoga studio, you can find Kristin running the streets of Manhattan, brunching with friends, or exploring the world. 
VEGAN CHEF ::: Jenné Claiborne, HHC, founder and head chef at The Nourishing Vegan.  She created this personal chef service and health coaching practice as a way to share her passion and talent for creating tantalizing cuisine with busy health conscious New Yorkers. A self proclaimed addict of plant based food that is delicious, healthy and beautiful. A vegetarian for over 4 years, she is a glowing example of the amazing effects of plant based whole foods. Thanks to this lifestyle she has greatly improved her digestive system, reversed depression and gained back her energy and zest for life. Her foodblog Sweet Potato Soul was created as a way to share her immense passion for food, while deepening instincts and skills in the kitchen. Coming from a family of fantastic home cooks who utilize love as their signature ingredient, she certainly adds a lot of heart and soul to every dish. She is a board certified holistic health coach and student of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.
BEAUTY ::: Amy graduated from The Ohashi Institute and completed the Institute’s instructor training program and studied aromatic plant medicine at The Ojai School of Massage. She maintained a private practice in New York City for 5 years and is a member of the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia, (AOBTA), and OASIS, (Organic and Sustainable Industry Standards) a pioneering organization whose purpose is to support organic and sustainable Health and Beauty consumer goods by establishing workable industry standards for organic and sustainable manufacturing. Amy created  Buddha Nose , which only uses USDA certified organic ingredients when available. All of the ingredients used in Buddha Nose products are totally free of all synthetics and chemical preservative systems. The skin is our largest organ, and by using only organic ingredients, we not only respect the health and well-being of our bodies but we also respect the health and well-being of our environment.

Circa '95 Pop-Up Shop is Located at 1303 Louis Nine Blvd - BX NY
  2/5 Train to Freeman Street. 
For more info on The Circa '95 Pop Up Shop Visit :::

Monday, May 21, 2012

CULTURE: @CIRCA95 Pop-Up Shop Upcoming Events JUNE & JULY 2012

CULTURE: @LadiesLoveProj #PopUpShop June 16th 3-9pm FREE @Circa95 #PopUpShop


Shopping Event Showcases Brazen Art, Avant-Garde Fashion & Hand-Crafted Designs at Circa 95’ Pop-Up Shop!

NEW YORK, NY May 16, 2012 — On Saturday, June 16th, 2012, the LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its fourth POP-UP SHOP at Circa 95’ Pop-Up Shop from 3pm – 8pm. The PROJECT, a brainchild of renowned street artist TOOFLY and sound sensation Patty Dukes of the Circa ‘95 duo, highlights some of NYC’s most creative underground artists and designers.  The one-day-only event boasts an intimate, yet brilliantly colorful shopping experience – designed to familiarize consumers, media and tastemakers with artists currently celebrating prominence.
Featured participants Good Wood NYC, Vanilla Medallions, Endless Noise (and a host of others), will be exhibiting one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted pieces just in time for summer! Music across all genres will be handled by Circa '95's RephStar, and DJ Charlie Hustle. A live broadcast of the event will be streamed at and includes the first ever performance showcase by indie rap sensation Nitty Scott, MC! The Puerto Rican/African-American femcee is known for her breakout performance at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher and for opening up the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Complimentary cupcake treats will be served by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes, while Samantha Morales will be on deck with event photography.

Our LLP summer event venue, the Circa 95’ Pop-Up Shop, is a new arts and culture event space, located at 1303 Louis Blvd, plays host to the eclectic mix of talent. The shop prides itself in exposing both new and established artists who are traditionally under-represented in the cities big chain stores, galleries and museums. Art pieces on canvas, tote bags, jewelry, t-shirts, graffiti, live music—you name it--- the LADIES LOVE PROJECT SPRING POP-UP SHOP doesn’t get any more New York than this! A handy fact sheet is included below to showcase a list of participants and their websites.
“Having the LADIES LOVE PROJECT POP-UP SHOP in our space is a perfect fit,” says Patty Dukes and Rephstar of Circa 95’. “All of the vendors have styles that honor old New York, yet each demonstrates a unique progression with great, must-have niche items.”

About A Ladies Love Project:
The Ladies Love Project is a collaboration between artists Toofly ( PattyDukes & Rephstar ( and A.Mari of ( Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and entrepreneurship. Ladies Love Project thrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to the community, reaching young women who are inspired by them.

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. In 2007 she co-founded the international female arts collective, YOUNITY. 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, Latination TV and Latina Magazine.

About Patty Dukes & RephStar (Circa95):
Patty Dukes and Rephstar are Co-Founders of Circa ’95,a Hip-Hop music and media group that curates a daily blog, hosts an original web series and features ground-breaking international urban artists. Rhyming seamlessly through English and Spanish, PattyDukes & Rephstar perform all over the U.S. and have graced the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, Nina Sky and Mala Rodriguez. HBO Latino is currently featuring them in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC” and “Habla Ya”. They are currently hard at work on their untitled debut EP.

About A.Mari:
Allison Maritza, an educator in Brooklyn, NY and arts advocate/planner/curator and creative soul, is Co-President of FOKUS. – a non-profit arts organization based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. ” I believe there is passion in all that we do, who we are, and where we are coming from and going. For me, art is life; art is a global sanctuary for all of us to learn, share and grow with one another.”

Closing Performance: 8PM
 Location:  Circa 95’ Pop-Up Shop        
1303 Louis Blvd
Bronx, NY 10469 2 or 5 Trains to Freeman

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Music Video: @BlingCrosby "XTRA LARGE" Featuring @DjDyllemmaRadio (PRODUCED BY @ZEPS)

Artist statement: 
I decided to make a video for the song Xtra Large becuase I wanted to capture a piece of my history from an important point in my life. I wanted to offer people a glimpse into my real life story, growing up in the Lower East Side, the same place the Beastie Boys had come to pave the way for respectable white rappers like myself. First off, I want people to know that I made this music video before MCA passed away. The entire look and feel for Downtown 85 has centered around references made about the Lower East Side throughout Hip-Hop's history. When I first recorded Xtra Large, I sampled Basquiat talking about life as an artist and inserted it directly into the song. I've also referenced the Beastie Boys, due to their profound influence in my life. When I created artwork for the song, I took the Beastie Boys cover art for Paul's Boutique and added the Xtra Large logo. The cover to Paul's Boutique had been taken on Ludlow & Rivington, which is yet another reason I decided to shoot most of the video on the same corner - just blocks away from ABC No Rio, where I have made my silk screens for years. I wanted the video to capture something very special to me so I could share it with Hip-Hop and prolong the world I love from fading away. 

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MUSIC::: @Circa95 performs at Bronx Museum of Arts Friday (5/18) FREE !!!