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Opening on September 12, 2012, the Locating the Sacred festival will act as a showcase of the vibrancy of the Asian American community and will provide all New Yorkers with fresh ways to think about sacredness means in these turbulent times.
We hope that you will nominate sites that help to tell the histories of Asian American communities in New York City. Nominated sites will be added to the Census of Places that Matter, and will be designated on our Place Matters map with a yellow star through the end of Locating the Sacred.
Third Annual Place Matters Awards
Join Place Matters to honor six Lower Manhattan sites
that anchor community traditions and keep New York City distinctive.
~ Economy Candy, Lower East Side
~ The Bowery Mission, Bowery
~ The Chinatown Senior Citizens' Center, Chinatown
~ Streit's Matzos, Lower East Side
~ Ear Inn, Tribeca
~ Tenement at 109 Washington Street, Financial District
Wednesday, October 26th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Ceremony, Remarks by writer T.J. English
Reception, Refreshments, Klezmer Music by Hot Pstromi
And a chance to experience the Museum of Chinese in America
Free and Open to the Public
Space is limited; RSVP is required: 212-529-1955 x303 or email@example.com
The Place Matters Awards made possible with generous support from
Art/Memory/Place: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory FireJanuary 11 - March 26, 2011 & April 12 - July 9, 2011 Curators' Gallery Talk: Wednesday, February 2, 6pm
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, New York. 212-998-6780. www.nyu.edu/greyart
2011 is the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. The exhibit Art/Memory/Place: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire explores both historic and contemporary efforts to document the tragedy in which 146 young women garment workers, mostly daughters of Jewish and Italian families from the nearby Lower East Side, lost their lives. The fire broke out on March 25, 1911, in the former Asch Building at the corner of Greene St. and Washington Place—now named the Brown Building and part of NYU’s Silver Center complex (which is also home to the Grey Art Gallery). It quickly spread throughout the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors, which were home to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. With many of the stairways blocked, only some of the workers managed to escape; others climbed out the windows, leaping to their deaths, or perished on the factory floor.