Angelica Kitchen, a #vegan restaurant in the East Village just closed after a 40-year run due to rising rents and a changing neighborhood demographic. It was originally an offshoot of Angelica Herbs on St. Mark's Place and Leslie McEachern, a customer, took the Restaurant over and moved it to East 12th Street in 1988. It was a farm-to-table establishment since its beginning and now that vegan cuisine has become more mainstream, Leslie felt more competition and business declined. Coupled with rising rents, Leslie sadly made the decision to close on April 7th. We will greatly miss this amazing restaurant and its dragon 🐉 bowls!
This is one of many #storefront we will highlight in our upcoming free workshops in collaboration with the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village: CAPTURING THE FACES AND VOICES OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE’S DISAPPEARING MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS.
Session #1a: Monday, April 24 or #1b: May 1, 2017
Session #2a: Monday, May 22 or #2b.Monday, June 5, 2017
6:30 PM - FREE - Registration Required via Eventbrite.com
Please note that when you register for either date of the first workshop, you will automatically be registered for the corresponding second workshop spaced about 1 month apart. Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts is a photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities.
There will be two free workshops (consisting of two sessions each) held at the NPC in the East Village culminating in an exhibition of each participant’s work at the Theater for the New City Art Gallery from August 14 – September 18, 2017. The workshops teach how photography and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners, which communicate artistically and are insightful and moving. Taught by acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors Karla and James Murray.