Kerry Kennedy Hosts RFK Young Leaders Event at Angel Orensanz

Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy for Justice and Human Rights, and Sierra Ewert, RFK Young Leaders Fellow. Photos courtesy: RFK Young Leaders.

Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy for Justice and Human Rights, and Sierra Ewert, RFK Young Leaders Fellow. Photos courtesy: RFK Young Leaders.

Editor’s note: This story was written by a new contributor to The Lo-Down, New York City journalist Helaina Hovitz.

Last week, the second annual RFK Young Leaders event went down at the Angel Orensanz Center, on Norfolk Street. The space was perfect: blue lighting, gothic architecture, crystal chandeliers, and a neon pastel pink, orange, and green exterior.  The fundraiser, hosted by Kerry Kennedy, was a boost for their newest campaign, “Except Farm Workers” which advocates giving New York farm employees the same basic labor rights that everyone else in the state receives.

Angel Orensanz Hosts Open House, Brunch Friday-Sunday

There are lots of events scheduled this week around the Armory Show and the Art Show.   One of the most beautiful spaces on the Lower East Side is joining the fray.  Beginning tomorrow and continuing through Sunday the Angel Orensanz Foundation is hosting an open house and free brunch.  You’ll be able to look at “Transparent Matter,” an exhibition by artist Angel Orensanz, walk through the galleries and enjoy the spectacular sanctuary in the 1850 synagogue.  Angel Orensanz is located at 172 Norfolk St. If you’re interested in attending, you’re asked to RSVP via Facebook.

 

Lower East Side “On The Screen” Film Series Begins Tonight

Our friends at the Angel Orensanz Foundation are teaming up with The Film-Makersʼ Cooperative to present the film series, “LES ON THE SCREEN – EVOLVING URBAN IDENTITY.”  They will kick off the series tonight with Philip Hartman’s (yes, of Two Boots fame) “No Picnic,” from 1985.  They write:

We are pleased to invite you to this collaborative project, conceived and developed by two nonprofit organizations.
The “LES On the Screen – Evolving Urban Identity” screening series will take place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation.
It will kick off on September 13, 7:30 PM, with the screening of:

PHILIP HARTMAN’S “NO PICNIC”, 1985, 84 min
(‘Best Cinematography’ Award at Sundance Film Festival, 1987)