(apologies to those who aren’t living in new york city – this is an event announcement)

(it seems like there are many more radical purim extravaganzas going on all over the country, though, and i’m posting this announcement in part to encourage folks to think big and exciting for next year…)

this year’s eighth-or-so edition of the Workmen’s Circle/arbeter-ring & Jews For Racial & Economic Justice purim extravaganza is fast approaching!

28 Condos Later: A Zombie Purim!

will be a ridiculously elaborate and raucous party
that talks about displacement, gentrification, housing, and zombies
to feed resistance and organizing in our communities.

SEE zombie buildings devouring our neighborhoods! HEAR schemes of eviction – and worse!
SMELL the bitter scent of betrayal! FEEL the the terror of a city without public spaces!
TASTE the growing resistance!

it’s been created under the wings of the arbeter-ring and JFREJ
by jewish performance rockstar Jenny Romaine
and the evolving group of artists and cultural workers known as the Spectacle Committee
with the guidance and collaboration of members of the NYC section of the Right to the City coalition:
Mothers on the Move (kick-ass anti-poverty organizers fron the South Bronx)
Picture the Homeless (innovative local organizers with a global vision)
FIERCE (queer youth of color organizing around public space in the West Village)
Good Old Lower East Side (keeping it live in the alte heym)

TERRIFYING performance! HORRIFYING costumes! DEVELOPERS that go bump in the night!
SPINE-TINGLING drinks! RAVENOUS food by Domestic Workers United!

music by:
The Rude Mechanical Orchestra – street brass for the movement!
Rebel Diaz – radical hip-hop!
Michael Winograd & Friends – the hotshots of the next klez generation!
DJ Doom Dub – till morning…
…and more…

spectacle & performances by:
Jenny Romaine – the spectacular spectacle creator
Adrienne Cooper – reigning diva of yiddish song
The Spectacle Committee
(Daniel Lang/Levitsky, Ariel Federow, Killer Sideburns, Aleza Summit, Michelle Kay)
Alessandra Nichols
Sam Wilson
Talya Husbands-Hankin
…and many many many more…

and the details for my fellow new yorkers:

saturday march 22 – doors open 7:00 pm (show starts early, don’t be late!)

45 east 33rd street (park avenue) [6 train to 33rd; everything else to 34th]

$12 – no one fed to zombies/turned away for lack of costume or cash

dress up – everyone else will!