Cool off for a couple of minutes beside a mountain stream.
Enthusiastic Hare Krishna devotees on 2nd Ave on Saturday evening. When I first heard them I thought they might be part of the 13 Portals event I was covering at 2nd and 3rd. But when I heard their energetic version of their famous chant, I had to try to capture it. I let YouTube do its magic stabilization trick, that’s why the GammaBlog logo is dancing around so in the beginning. I’m impressed with the quality of the stabilization, it actually made my handheld footage as I struggled to keep up with them not as jerky as it was.
Time’s-Up Donna Summer’s Bike Ride, with an example of peaceful conflict resolution.
The Children’s Magical Garden on the Lower East Side of Manhattan is in a battle with a developer who claims about half of their space. This is the preparation for a party to raise funds and awareness about their situation.
I was sitting near the Temperance Fountain in Tompkins Square Park when this guy landed his hand truck and large suitcase with a clatter near the fence. When he took out a music stand I expected to see an accordion come out of the case,but he spent the next half hour setting up two wide spread speakers and various electronic equipment connected by cables. I stuck around figuring I was going to hear something like Brian Eno’s ambient music or some variation on Steve Reich. I was right. Panacussticum
You know the beat is flowing when people start to dance and sing.
Nicolina Johnson and Perola Bonfanti created a series of street mural they call portals. This one makes use of the unusual architectural decorations on this former bank at East 7th Street and Avenue C.
Music by The Hungry March Band and from what I could read on their strap covered tee shirts, Candombe.
I’m not sure how everyone else found out about the parade, I stumbled upon it as I was checking out the foliage changes in Tompkins Square Park for my tree project.
A dedicated performer in the 90 degree heat.
A performance on the main stage at the Howl Festival 2013 in Tompkins Square Park, NYC, combinced with some of the art pieces from Art Around the Park.