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AUNTS goes public! June 6th

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AUNTS goes public! June 6th

AUNTS goes public!

A series of outdoor performance events as part of the OPEN CULTURE NYC PROGRAM. 

ORGANIZED by AUNTS: Kadesmiles, Shana Crawford, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Jordan Lloyd, Jessie Young, Laurie Berg
HOSTED by: The Chocolate Factory Theater
FEATURING PERFORMANCES by: Chloë Engel, Jasmine Hearn, Mia Martelli, Storm Thomas, Thea Little, Symara Johnson, kirsten michelle schnittker + tara sheena, Bria Bacon
VIDEO WORKS ON ROTATION by: Thomas + Adrianne, J Bouey, Kayla Farrish (in collaboration with Cayla Simpson), Jordan Lloyd, Kelsey Pyro + Kino Galbriath, Ogemdi Ude, Mariana Valencia, Connor Voss, Wamoo 
DJ SET for a DANCE PARTY!: Karlala
SOUND PROVIDED by: Karlala Soundsystem

In 2021 AUNTS launches a series of outdoor performance events as part of NYC’s OPEN CULTURE PROGRAM with the organizing team of Laurie Berg, Shana Crawford, Kadesmiles, Jordan Lloyd, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and Jessie Young; an organizing team leveraging skills in the performing arts, arts advocacy, arts administration, event production, choreography, teaching and the interdisciplinary arts. The team’s mission is to preserve the ethos of AUNTS events, upholding an equitable, diverse and supportive space for experimentation and creation for their invited artists, as well as to produce a safe, live outdoor event for the local and artistic community.

These performances are known as AUNTS Goes Public! and will take place in the streets across Brooklyn and Queens in June, July, and September. EVENT ONE: 49th Ave between 5th St. and Vernon Blvd. ( aka in front of the Chocolate Factory Theater, LIC)

Each 3 hour encounter is a *classic* one day only AUNTS event with multiple performers, overlapping performances, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished/experimental/unfinished/process art, a dance party and more – and all free to the public and the people!

AUNTS Goes Public! on June 6th will take place on the unceded ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape and Canarsie people. Consider a donation to The Lenape Center, an organization dedicated to continuing Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts.
Please note this performance will take place outside of The Chocolate Factory Theater 5-49 49th Ave Queens, NY 11101. Chairs will be available for anyone who needs one. Please contact[at] with any questions, or needs that you might have in order to attend the event.
Accessible Subway Stations near the performance location:
7 train at Court Square – Elevator on Northeast corner of Jackson Ave & 23rd St. ~10min walk to The Chocolate Factory 
F train at 21st Street Queensbridge – Elevator on Northwest corner of 21st St & 41st Ave. ~25min walk to The Chocolate Factory 
A full list of MTA accessible subway stations can be found at stations.htm#queens 
BUS: B62 to Jackson Avenue / Pulaski Bridge
Getting to AUNTS Goes Public! via subway/ferry:
7 Train Vernon/Jackson stop. (2 minute walk from station) 
G Train 21st Street stop. (6 minute walk from station) 
E Train Court Square/23rd Street stop. (12 minute walk from station)
NYC Ferry to Hunters Point/Long Island City. For more information, visit