Earth Celebrations Benefit/RSVP
>> EARTH CELEBRATIONS BENEFIT
>>Supporting Earth celebrations educational environmental art programs
>>to celebrate and preserve the community gardens.
>>>On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000, EARTH CELEBRATIONS, hosts its
>>>10th Annual Rites of Spring: Benefit Dinner & Performance Party. This
>>>spectacular evening supports Earth Celebrations, a non-profit organization
>>>and its' educational environmental arts programs to celebrate and preserve
>>>the community gardens. Costumed garden spirits, giant butterflies, and
>>>floral puppets, will greet guests into this annual spring celebration at
>>>the elegant Astor Restaurant & Lounge in Noho, 316 Bowery (corner of
>>>Bowery & Bleeker, from 7:30pm-midnight.
>>>The Benefit includes a three course dinner with open bar (wine & beer).
>>>Featured performances are: LARRY RIVERS & THE CLIMAX BAND
>>>with GWYNNE RIVERS-vocalist, costumed garden performers, pageant
>>>projections,dance, opera, and ritual theater.
>>>Elegant Floral Attire/Dress Fabulous
>>>WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2000
>>>7:30 PM - MIDNIGHT
>>>@The Astor Restaurant & Lounge
>>>316 Bowery (corner of Bowery & Bleeker)
>>>DINNER & PERFORMANCE PARTY
>>>Features: Larry Rivers & The Climax Band,
>>>Dance, Music, Costumed Garden Spirits,
>>>Pageant Projections, Ritual Performance.
>>>Call for tickets: (212) 777-7969
>>>Dinner & Performance: 7:30 - Midnight - $90 (per ticket)
>>>Performance: 10:30 - Midnight - $10 (per ticket)
>>>ALL TICKETS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE
>>>RSVP by Friday, March 10th Admission:
>>>For more information and to buy advance tickets call (212) 777-7969
>>>Make checks payable to:
>>>638 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10009
>>>All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law
>>>For more information on earth celebrations programs you can view our
>>>On Saturday, May 20, 2000 (raindate: Sunday, May 21), Earth Celebrations'
>>>10th annual Rites of Spring: Procession to Save Our Gardens, to celebrate
>>>and preserve the nettwork of over 50 magnificent gardens on the Lower East
>>A spectacular procession of giant puppets, colorful costumed garden
>>spirits, mudpeople, and butterfly children dressed in glittering wings of
>>will visit the gardens throughout the day-long journey from 10am-7pm. A
>>Uruguayan, Samba, and Afro-Dominican Band, as well as a conch shell chorus
>>lead the parade. The pageant celebrates the history of these gardens and
>>their struggles to survive in the city with performance, dance, and
>>poetry, presented at each garden. Within the pageant, a mythic play is
>>performed throughout the gardens, enacting the story of Gaia (representing
>>the gardens), and her birth, marriage, kidnapping, and saving by the
>>butterfly children and community. The saving of Gaia is celebrated with the
>>release of 50 live butterflies at the end of the day.
>>>THE PAGEANT IS FREE
>>>VOLUNTEERS NEEDED & FOR MORE INFORMATION (212) 777-7969
>>>You can view our web-site @: http://www.earthcelebrations.com
>>RITES OF SPRING PROCESSION
>>TO SAVE OUR GARDENS
>>Lower East Side, NYC
>>Artists, Poets, Musicians, Dancers, Performers,
>>Puppeteers, Gardeners, and Children for
>>ART & ECOLOGY: GARDEN PAGEANT WORKSHOPS APRIL - MAY
>>CHILDRENS' WORKSHOPS (ages 8-12)
>>Creating Garden Totems for the Pageant.
>>Saturdays from April 1 to May 13, 1:30-4:30 pm
>>@ Green Oasis Garden - 8th St. (bet. Aves. C & D)
>>in the Lower East Side
>>PUPPET & COSTUME WORKSHOPS (teens & adults)
>>Saturdays in April, 1-5 pm
>>Wednesdays in April & May, 6-9 pm
>>Saturdays & Sundays in May, 1-5 pm
>>@ Earth Celebrations, 638 E. 6th St. (bet. Aves B & C ) 3rd Fl.
>>GARDEN PAGEANT SLIDESHOW & POTLUCK PARTY
>>(featuring spectacular images of Rites of Spring '99 & Winter Pageant 2000)
>>Wednesday April 12, 7:30 pm
>>@ 6th St. & Ave. B Garden
>>(call to RSVP-and to coordinate offerings of food and drink (212) 777-7969)
>>Wed. April 5, and Wed. May 3 - 7 pm
>>Earth Celebrations, 638 E. 6th St. (bet. Aves. B & C) 3rd Fl.
>>RITES OF SPRING: PROCESSION TO SAVE OUR GARDENS
>>Saturday, May 20 (Raindate: Sunday, May 21)
>>For more information call (212) 777-7969
>>>CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WORKSHOPS OPEN TO CHILDREN & ADULTS
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