Todos juntos (Everyone Together)
Saturday September 7, 2019
Todos juntos (Everyone Together)
Closing Event Program for Aquí vive gente
Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Exhibition Tour by artist and Brigada member Margarita Ramos
Storefront for Art and Architecture: 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
Youth Basketball Game: Puerta de Tierra vs. Lower East Side
Boys Club of New York: 287 East 10th Street, New York, NY
Live medley of Joe Quijano’s music by members of Conjunto Cachana
The Loisaida Center: 710 East 9th Street, New York, NY
To mark the closing of Aquí vive gente: Museum of History and Community of Puerta de Tierra, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Todos juntos (Everyone Together).This day-long program begins with an exhibition tour by Margarita Ramos, a member of Brigada Puerta de Tierra and the artist of the mobile murals on the walls of the gallery space.
Afterwards, the murals will travel from the gallery space to the Boys Club of New York, where a team of young players from Puerta de Tierra, San Juan will play a friendly game against a local team from the Lower East Side brought together by The Loisaida Center. The game celebrates basketball as a manifestation of neighborhood pride, bringing to light the significance of the sport as a form of collective gathering, a platform for cultural interplay, and a catalyst for social change. The event honors the career of Puerto Rican basketball legend Jenaro “Tuto” Marchand, who passed away in 2017. Marchand left a deep imprint in his home neighborhood of Puerta de Tierra and served as an inspiration to the community and its emerging athletes.
After the game, all attendees and players are invited to The Loisaida Center for live music by members of Conjunto Cachana, whose former band leader, Joe Quijano, was born and raised in Puerta de Tierra. The band, put together by Quijano—who passed away earlier this year—features prominently in the section of Aquí vive gente that details the history of music in Puerta de Tierra. Quijano is remembered as a pioneer of salsa music and an advocate for his community.
Visual arts, sports, and music are central to Puerta de Tierra’s identity and are core themes in the collection of the newly formed Museum of History and Community of Puerta de Tierra. The museum aims to preserve and heighten the practice of artists, athletes, and musicians from the neighborhood through creative programs that bring everyone together.
Todos juntos is co-hosted by Storefront for Art and Architecture,Brigada Puerta de Tierra, The Loisaida Center, and the Boys Club of New York.
Brigada Puerta de Tierra is the recipient of the 2017 Visible Award (Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Fondazione Zegna), funding from which has supported this exhibition.
Aquí vive gente is the first exhibition of Storefront for Art and Architecture’s year-long program of exhibitions and events, Building Cycles. Founding support of Building Cycles is generously provided by Linde-Griffith Construction Company and the Graham Foundation.
Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; KPF; ODA; Rockwell Group; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.