C.O.W. Theatre at 21 Clinton St. is Closing in May

C.O.W. Theatre, 21 Clinton St.

C.O.W. Theatre, 21 Clinton St.

C.O.W., the Celebration of Whimsy Theatre, is shuttering its space at 21 Clinton St. Here’s the announcement that just went out to supporters of the arts organization:

After 3 YEARS IN BUSINESS, much angst and deliberation with greedy New York landlords, it is with a heavy heart that we announce The Celebration Of Whimsy Theater will be CLOSING ITS DOORS for business on May 31st, 2016. The business is up for sale with all of its current equipment, licenses and amenities. If you know anyone who is looking to purchase a Full Service Theater & Bar please contact us directly.

The 3500 sq. ft. basement space was previously home to the legendary Living Theatre until 2013 when that institution could no longer pay the rent on Clinton Street. Stephen Michael Rondel and Tyler Maganzini reactivated the theater as a rental venue for a wide variety of performing arts organizations. Rondel’s New Acting Company was forced out of its Sullivan Street home after 12 years when the Children’s Aid Society sold its building.

In the weeks ahead, they’re trying to keep the revenue flowing:

Our theater has been serving the downtown community since 2013 with a variety of events ranging from Off-Off Broadway theatrical performances, live music, sketch comedy, film screenings, burlesque, stand up, drag, variety shows and much more. This popular venue welcomes corporate meetings, lectures and workshops, birthday parties, graduations, wedding receptions and private events. Our full service bar and cafe offers a variety of libations and snacks for before during and after all performances and events. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE….SPREAD THE WORD….SHARE THIS LINK….LIKE OUR PAGE ON FACEBOOK…YELP US….so that we can pack the place with daily events and hundreds of audience members all in hopes to break even on our substantial financial investment!

 Cause after May 31st, 2016 we will be history…MOO!!!

Click here for more info about the C.O.W Theatre.

Report: Love A Lot Pre-School Shutters Amid Allegations, Investigations While Parents Scramble

Love A Lot pre-schoolers on their way to swim class in August 2010.

For residents and business owners on Clinton and Suffolk streets near Delancey, parades of small children coming and going from Love A Lot Pre-School were a regular scene of street life.

But these days, the toddler processions have ceased and the school’s two locations one block apart sit empty and locked. Love A Lot closed its 21 Clinton St. location in July, and state regulators subsequently shut down the original location at 99 Suffolk St. last month. Officials from the health and labor departments are investigating, while parents and teachers are suing for tuition refunds and back pay.

The Local East Village, a joint NYU/New York Times journalism project, documented the troubled school’s decline in an exhaustive investigative piece late last week.

Blondie of Arabia Comes to The Living Theatre

A workshop of a new solo show, Blondie of Arabia, will debut at the Living Theatre tonight. The show, written and performed by Monica Hunken, chronicles the true story of a desert odyssey in the Persian Gulf, while Hunken was working with a catering company at a royal wedding party and ended up biking across three countries in the Middle East. Alone. Directed by Laura Newman.

June 3-5 // 8pm // 21 Clinton St. // Tickets: $15, $10 for military/senior // 10% of proceeds go to support Follow the Women.