MORUS at The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival

We had a great time listening to Batala New York pass by in a parade while tabling at Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space – MORUS during The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival this past Memorial Day weekend. Viva Loisaida!

And those are the words I find myself typing on this blog the day after that Memorial Day weekend of events that has since come to pass in that City of New York.

And if I were to copy and paste that 36th Annual Loisaida Festival Facebook event invite and the participants of this Loisaida Festival event, it would read something like as follows:

“For the 36th Annual Loisaida Festival, we’re taking it back to our streets! Join us for a day of community on Sunday, May 28th on Avenue C!

We are gearing up to celebrate the The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival, every year on the Sunday before Memorial Day, Loisaida, Inc. celebrates our Latino and Hispanic culture, heritage, food, music and art by turning the Avenue C – Loisaida Avenue corridor into a one-of-a-kind block party spanning across 14th Street to 5th Street inside the historic district known as the East Village/Alphabet City/Loisaida neighborhood.

Main Stage

DāSo+ DJ Drestar, Batalá New York, Dorill Initiative Teens, Eljuri Power Rock Trio.

Kinto Zonó Plena & Bomba, VIVA Loisaida! Awardees Recognition, Lower East Salsa, NaboriNyah

Theatre Lab at La Plaza Cultural

Line-Up & Schedule

12:00 pm – The Island School (short play)
1:00 pm – Brentwood High School Bilingual Theater – (short play)
1:45 pm – Westbury School Bilingual Theater – (short play)
2:00 pm – DJ Sunny Cheeba (music)
2:30 pm – Alejandra Rosa (poetry, performance)
3:00 pm – Adriana Devers (poetry, dance, stories)
3:30 pm – Teatro Yerbabruja (short play)
4:00 pm – Teófilo Torres con Pateco (performance)
4:30 pm – Jota Erre (music)

Street Level

5th Street – 12th Street

Conjunto, Los Fascinantes, Casa Adela Rumba with Jip Jop Jibarito, PRIDA Artisan Block, Charlie Rosario Exhibition, Bouncy Houses, Bio Bus, Pony Rides, Thrive Collective * Community Mural Painting in honor of Jean Michel Basquiat, LES Sports +, PSA – 4, Kids vs Cops, Basketball Game, Loisaida Inc. & Listening Lab Activation”

And then there’s MORUS, that Lower East Side radical history museum that finds itself in that city of New York, whose Facebook event invite reads something like as follows:

“Come celebrate the The 36th Annual Loisaida Festival. Join us for a day of community on Sunday, May 28th, 11:30 am – 5 pm, an all day festival of food, music artists, activists and vendors on Avenue C. MORUS will be tabling outside our space between 9th and 10th Street.’

And if I were to copy and paste their May/June mailing list , their upcoming events are:


Pop-up design exhibit at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

155 Ave C, NYC

May 19 through June 11

Opening: Friday May 19, 6-9pm
Viewing Hours: Fri-Sun, 2-6pm

“Design Without Authority” speaks to autonomous action, and building without authority in architecture and design. The project borrows lessons from an ad hoc approach often seen in the urban environment, where an abundance of improvised decisions, broken rules, unauthorized additions and constructions participate in the realization of the built environment. Can tacit architectural knowledge become ubiquitous, entering everyday life?


Featuring Work by Catherine Grau + Nathan Kensinger, Fly, George Bliss, John Szot, Kotti & Co, LOT-EK, Marwan Kaabour, Mohamed Nahleh, Nina Cooke John, Nof Nathansohn, Ross Martin and Xavier Delory.Curated By Renan Teuman.& ABC No Rio In Exile

Screening: Saturday May 27 at 7:00Pm


Sunday, May 21…………12:00pm

Green Oasis Community Garden, 8th St between Avenues C and D
Come learn the basics of beekeeping for city honey bees and their importance to the urban environment. From pollination to good tasting honey, learn from bee expert Dan Rothschild of City Bees and Peas.



Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. 155 Ave C

Thursday May 25th…………6pm-9pm

La Plaza Community Garden

One of the cleanest forms of transportation is the wind. Come learn how to sail and let the world be your new home! Once you complete your free sailing classes you will have the opportunity to sail you own boat on the East River.


May 28…………11:30am-5pm

Come celebrate Latino and Hispanic culture, heritage, food, music, and art by turning the Avenur C – Loisaida Avenue corridor into a one-of-a-kind block party spanning across 14th Street to 5th Street inside the historic district known as the East Village/Alphabet City/Loisaida neighborhood. Mesuem of Reclaimed Urban Space with be tabling outside our space between 9th and 10th Street.


Saturday, June 3…………8:00pm

Wednesday, July 5…………8:00pm
La Plaza Community Garden, SW corner of 9th St & Ave C  NYC

Celebrate the light of the full moon in La Plaza. Pause and be guided into unconscious bliss under the healing light of the moon with a meditation. Then reconnect sonically with ourselves and the planet. Get up and move with the moon in a moon circle of healing, sounds and higher consciousness. Release your limitations and step into nature.


Help local communities as we help cultivate these beautiful community gardens


Last Saturday of the Month

May 27…………7:15pm. 

June 24…………7:15pm. 

Grand Army Plaza Entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Meets at 7:15pm at Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn, across the street from the arch where the Saturday Greenmarket takes place. Discover Prospect Park at night with a peaceful ride that visits the park’s little-known treasures. Bicycle lights are recommended.


Meet every Wednesday at the south side of Union Square, 8pm, April through October. Weekly social skate through the streets of NYC, since 1996. 


Every Thursday 7pm meet at Columbus Circle entrance of Central Park.

Hosted by Social Cycling NYC.


Last Friday of the Month

May 26…………7pm

June 30…………7pm

Union Square Park-North

This Critical Mass bike ride will be a celebration of future renewable energy and non-polluting transportation. Critical Mass meets the last Friday of every month in over 200 cities around the world. NYC’s Critical Mass and group bike rides increased bike riding and created the sustainable, safe infrastructure that we now enjoy today in NYC.

8-Ball Zine Collective Outdoor Zine Fair

St. Marks Place between 1st and Avenue A

Saturday, June 24th…………..12pm

MoRUS and Time’s Up! will be tabling and leading a free radical outdoor walking tour starting at 2pm, meeting at our table.


626 E 14th St between B & C Manhattan.


Sundays at 4:00pm-8:00pm & Wednesdays at 4:30pm-8:00pm. New indoor space will open after Easter.

Come check out the new TIME’S UP space: 626 E 14th St between B & C Manhattan

Open shop – you use our tools and stands to work on your bike. Experienced mechanics will be present to answer questions but you do the work. Bike workshops are free but we strongly encourage you to make a donation or become a Time’s Up member to help support our efforts. If you have a big project in mind please be considerate of the time and plan ahead.


La Plaza Community Garden. 9th St & Ave C, East Village

Come and learn how to fix your bike and do simple maintenance and tune-ups. This is a class, not a workshop, so you do not have to bring your bike. If you want to repair your bike you should be attending the indoor bike repair workshop which is every Wednesday and Sunday. 

First and Third Saturday of the Month.”

And in the midst of reading headline news of the day, some stories do not end as you expect and the only thing constant is change. Have a great Loisaida, Lower East Side Festival, Memorial Day weekend and more.


An End of the Year Holiday Event in NYC


Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. Another year here on planet earth. 2022, according to that Gregorian calendar, has passed since I last signed in to post on this blog. And in between following King Jesus and his Guardians of Divinity Drag Queen Story Hour protests at New York City Public Libraries, via East Ghost Reports, NJEG Media’s videos and internet travel, and reading other gog and magog seemingly end of the world headline news of the day….. 

It was also an attempt to have a MoRUS Fly & Carla Holiday Art Market on the coldest day in New York City in three years at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, that radical history museum that finds itself in that City of New York, where I attempted to vend that Black Lives Matter jewelry, those Tompkins Square Park T – Shirt ‘s with Fly Orr and lots of Fly hand stamped holiday cards and more. And if I could just copy and paste that MORUS mailing list information for this holiday market and other events at morus, because hey, it’s less writing sometimes… And that Bill TIME’S UP events mailing list would read something like as follows:


Join us at a Rally to save CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center


605 E 9th St between Ave B and C

CHARAS has served the Lower East Side for over 20 years, providing artists space, educational programs, and meeting space for countless neighborhood organizations. For the past 21 years, a coalition of community organizations have fought to landmark the building, enforce the use restriction, and return the building to community use. The developer is now in foreclosure and it is time to return CHARAS to the community!


‘STOP THE INVASION! An Exhibit of Artists Protesting the Russian Invasion of Ukraine


 pop up  show Thursday,Friday, and Saturday DEC 22,23,24 

At the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space- 155 Ave C, , NYC.

Free / Suggested Donations strongly recommended to benefit charities helping people in Ukraine.
Seth Tobocman and Tamara Wyndham are co-curators of this International art show condemning the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. This is a travelling exhibit which was first shown in New York at the First Presbyterian Church on 12th Street and then again at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island.
This art show includes artists holding many different political and philosophical beliefs, working in different styles, from graphic novels to photo-journalism, from Fusionism to fashion design, and more abstract pieces. The artists come from many different countries including Ukraine, Russia, Italy, France, the UK, the USA, Israel, and Palestine.
The purpose of the show is to demonstrate that all over the world, people of good conscience condemn this invasion.
This art show originated with artists sending each other jpegs that were printed and shown in numerous locations around the world — so that this exhibit has had various manifestations. Versions of this exhibition have been shown so far, in Manhattan, Staten Island, Prague, Berlin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yerevan-Armenia, Paris-France, Easton-PA, and Miami-Arizona.


MORUS Holiday Market


Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space- 155 Ave C, first floor, NYC. 

Winter Solstice is upon us and we are having a Holiday Market.
Handmade items by MoRUS volunteers. 
Zines, Postcards, Art Prints, Hand-Made Holiday Cards, Patches, and More!! by Fly Orr
Holiday themed jewelry, hand stenciled t-shirts, hand knitted hats and ornaments by Carla Cubit
Customers can purchase handmade, local, artisan and vintage gifts for your holiday shopping.
Check out our tote bags, t – shirts, zines, books and other merchandise we have for sale.
Our exhibitions will be open for viewing and our radical history walking tour will take place at 3pm. We will have food, refreshments and holiday music. Come and hang out even if you can’t buy anything. We hope to see you there.
Happy New Year 2023
Additionally “Stop the Invasion” will have extended viewing hours during the holiday market. The hours are below:
Thursday, 3-6pm
Friday, 1-6pm
Saturday, 1-6pm

TIME’S UP! Annual Future Positive New Year’s Eve Bike Ride

Start the year off right- on your bike or skates!
Feeder Bicycle rides Four meet-up locations:
9:00pm at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn9:45pm at the Brooklyn-side entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge10:00pm at Washington Square Park Arch, Manhattan10:20pm at Madison Square Park, 23rd & Broadway, Flatiron side
Come celebrate a future positive New Year’s Eve in the great outdoors. We’ll be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free)!New Year’s Eve dance party in town, with fireworks!
Dress festive- don’t forget your noisemakers and party favors.
This year’s Annual New Year’s Eve bike ride and after party will be focusing on positivity and bring people together in the future.
Let’s stop the division and create a positive future.”
The only thing constant is change and some stories do not end as you expect. No one is free when others are oppressed. Have a great end of the year holiday event and more. 

Celebrating 10 Years of MoRUS







 MORUS , is now 10 years old special thanks to all the volunteers and all the volunteer run reclaimed spaces that we’ve used and promoted to bring about more community and urban sustainability. 


For ten years, the Museum Of Reclaimed Urban Space has worked to preserve the history of grassroots activism. Since the museum’s foundation by volunteers from Time’s Up environmental organization with the generous donation of their archives, we have continued to thrive and grow. In addition to hosting workshops, collaborating with schools and colleges, and working with other museums, MORUS has inspired a younger generation to create a new revolution of reclaiming their history and recreating their public urban space in a more sustainable, community-oriented way. Join us to celebrate 10 years of direct action with a party at Nublu on September 11, 2022 from 5-9pm.

Film festival Thursday, Sept 8 LaPlaza garden 7pm
Film festival Friday Sept 9 Green oasis garden 7 pm
Anarchist book fair Saturday, Sept 10 la Plaza garden 11:30am
Anarchist film Festival Saturday 10 Tompkins Square,Park 7pm
MORUS 10 year party Sept 11 @5 NUBLU Pinc Louds
Save the date for our 10th Annual Film Festival! Join us to watch films such as Your House is Mine, Takeover, Still We Ride, and 1971 in some of the East Village’s beautiful community gardens

16th Annual Anarchist Bookfair

The NYC Anarchist Book Fair brings hundreds of anarchists, anarchy supporters and curious visitors together in New York City (on Lenape land). The book fair and related events offer a space for the anarchist community, bringing together anarchx-feminists, activists, scholars, workers, immigrants, queers, trans, artists and multi- racial individuals. It also offers an opportunity for the curious to learn about anarchism tradition, philosophy, praxis and the anti-capitalist struggle.
Each year, the NYC Anarchist Book Fair hosts over 60 exhibitor
16th Annual Emma Goldman Film Festival (9/10) (7:30pm until late)
Tompkins Sq. Park and La Plaza Community Garden

Saturday, September 10…………11am

La Plaza Community Garden, East Village- E 9th St & Ave C

An awesome exhibit of anarchist cultural materials plus festivities, from films, books, and zines to art, performances, and bikes.

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space – MORUS  

September 11…………5-9pm

nublu Nightclub – 151 Ave C, NY, NY 10009

Join us to celebrate 10 years of direct action at Nublu nightclub. Music from DJ Dany Johnson, former resident DJ at Club 57, and the band Pinc Louds

And those above event descriptions are just a few of the words that I have come across on morus’s Facebook page for their 10th Anniversary party that Bill, a co founder of morus, who is also the founder of  Time’s Up! , and volunteers, seem to single handedly put on,

And in between battling  murphy’s law and not being able to actually make it to any of these above events, and reading world news of the day , this blog post is yet another attempt to maintain web 2.0 user generated content whenever blaghers block possible.

And so I dropped off a few #tompkinssquarepark t-shirts @ Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space – MORUS . Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space! Film Festival, Anarchist Book Fair, Anarchist Film Festival and morusnyc 10 Year Anniversary Party @ nublu Sept 8th – Sept 11th, #morus #nyc #newyorkcity #alphabetcity #lowereadtside #eastvillage

Have a great MORUS is now 10 years old in New York City day and more. Squat the world.