Bowery Mission Chapel Celebrates 100 Years
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Tonight, the Bowery Mission will continue celebrating the 100th anniversary of its chapel at 227 Bowery! Our good friends at the Lower East Side History Project sent along the following event information:
The Bowery Mission is one of the Lower East Side’s oldest and most important institutions, founded in 1879 to serve New York City’s homeless, unemployed and working poor. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Mission’s work and get an inside, first-hand look at the space where thousands and thousands of New Yorkers have found peace, hope and transformation over the last century.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Part of the Bowery Mission Anniversary Art Series, every Thursday in October:
This is a free event. Tours of the Mission will be available from 6:30–7:00 PM and 8:30–9:00 PM. Local art will be on display, curated by Anna Sawaryn. I will be giving a short lecture and brief presentation on the history of the Lower East Side.
The line-up is as follows:
6:15PM – Bowery slide show with David Mulkins, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
6:30PM – Steve Elson performs
7:15 PM – Welcome from James Winans of the Bowery Mission
7:30 PM – Presentation by Eric Ferrara, director of Lower East Side History Project
8:00PM – Presentation by Bob Holman, founder of Bowery Poetry Club
8:30PM – Steve Elson performs