Poster for the exhibition Adam’s House in Paradise, 1984.

People’s Gardens: 

A Walking Tour with the Museum of

Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)

Saturday November 12, 2:30-4 pm
Storefront for Art and Architecture, in partnership with the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, invite you to join a walking tour of community gardens in Lower Manhattan. Led by Bill Di Paola and Marco Lanier from MoRUS, the walk will begin at Storefront’s gallery at 97 Kenmare Street and will culminate at La Plaza Cultural on East 9th Street in the East Village, meandering through six other sites along the route. Each of these gardens hold historical and political significance as places of resistance in the struggles against increasing real estate expansion and austerity. Stops include:
1. Elizabeth Street Garden
2. Liz Christy Garden
3. Garden of Eden Site
4. Children’s Magical Garden
5. 6B Garden
6. Carmen’s Garden
7. La Plaza Cultural
As a living history of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action. It celebrates the local activists who transformed abandoned spaces and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and gardens. Many of these innovative, sustainable concepts and designs have since spread out to the rest of the city and beyond.
This event has a limited capacity.
Public Space in a Private Time: Building Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2022.
Photo by Michael Oliver.

Guided Tour

of Public Space in a Private Time

with Justin Beal

Wednesday November 16, 6:30pm
Join us for a guided tour with artist Justin Beal as he walks us through our 40th-anniversary exhibition Public Space in a Private Time: Building Storefront for Art and Architecture.
This exhibition connects our focus on the built environment with New York City’s social and political challenges at the time of its founding in 1982. Through a close reading of early shows and projects, Public Space in a Private Time showcases the leading role Storefront has played in the defense of public space through artistic practice. 
Justin Beal is an artist and writer based in New York. His first book, Sandfuture, was published by the MIT Press in September 2021. Beal was a co-organizer of Public Space in a Private Timeand will lead a small group of Storefront members in an intimate conversation around the show.
If you would like to join and are not yet a Storefront member, please sign up here, or contact us at membership@storefrontnews.org.
Note to members: This event has limited capacity. Please RSVP by Friday November 11.
Storefront’s 40th Anniversary program is made possible through the support of the Graham Foundation, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Storefront Circle and Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

Storefront for Art and Architecture

97 Kenmare Street

New York, NY 10012

Email: info@storefrontnews.org

Phone: 212-431-5795

Storefront for Art and Architecture | 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012



AAQ / Resource: Ben Krupinski Builder