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The East Village in the 1980s: a conversation with: Penny Arcade, Clayton Patterson, Chris Rael

October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


October 19th at Tompkins Square NYPL

Penny Arcade Aka Susana Ventura is an internationally respected performance artist, writer , poet and experimental theatre maker known for her magnetic stage presence, her take no prisoners wit and her content rich plays and one liners.

Clayton Patterson began exhibiting the photographs he took of local residents in the space’s front window in the 1980s. Over time, he amassed an exhaustive photo, video, and audio archive of every aspect of the Lower East Side, including his pioneering videos of the Tompkins Square Park police riots in 1988.

Chris Rael is one of New York City’s most prolific veteran composers and a founder of the pioneering Indo-pop group Church of Betty and indie music label Fang Records. The band was in the first wave of the progressive music movement at the original Knitting Factory in New York in the 1980s.

Moderator: Andy McCarthy, a reference librarian at the Milstein Division of US History, Local History, and Genealogy at NYPL, and a former NYC doubledecker bus tour guide.


October 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tompkins Square Library


Tompkins Square Library
331 E 10th St
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