We go in with love today to support a man who has influenced a generation of hungry word lovers and changed the face of poetry in New York City.
Algarín has been a good friend and beautiful person in my life and I implore you to please, join us, donate, help us raise money to help this man find a comfortable new living situation. He was living in a modest studio. We seek a humble respectable solution to this situation & need your help. Thank you
Latino Rebels and The Phoenix present: Words and Music For Miguel Algarín
A benefit/fundraiser hosted by Charlie Vázquez
Featuring Penny Arcade, Machete Movement and San Juan Hill
With Carlos Manuel Rivera, Bonafide Rojas, J Skye Cabrera, Rob Vassilarakis, Papo Swiggity Santiago, Pietro Scorsone, Gabrielle Rivera, Jani Rosado, Karen Jaime, Maegan “La Mala” Ortiz, Odilia Rivera Santos, Tod Crouch, Deborah Magdalena and Jeny Nilenie and surprise guests!
449 E 13th St/Avenue A - East Village - 21+
All are welcome...$5 suggested donation but no one will be turned away...
The iconic Miguel Algarín is a man deserving of various accolades, among his most noteworthy being founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café in the Lower East Side in the early 1970s—a place where marginalized voices founded a movement and created a home that Allen Ginsberg once described as “the most integrated place on the planet.” Out of the Nuyorican Poets Café were born books and legends—too many to report here.
So what's the point?
The man responsible for carving a space for literary and counter-cultural expression in the urban war-zone of the 1970s Lower East Side/Loisaida is in need of our help. Miguel is being forced to vacate his Lower East Side apartment this summer. As a 70-year-old disabled man this is proving to be quite a challenge. So to help offset the cost of his legal fees and other expenses we are throwing a party to raise money for him.
As a living icon who has given a platform to thousands of marginalized voices in his lifetime, we feel that this is the least we can do for Miguel and hope that you can join us in our celebration in honor of him. Yes, the goal is to raise money, but the way in which we’ll do that is by having fun. Come join us as we revel in the Lower East Side/East Village poetry and performance legacy he helped create…
(Note: All money raised will go to Miguel Algarín. Neither The Phoenix, Latino Rebels, nor the performers will receive any funds raised—we are all volunteering our time.)
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