april, 2012

28apr1:00 pm7:00 pmThis Side of Paradise: Dance Here. Modernpresented by No Longer Empty1:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST Andrew Freedman Home, 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, NYBuilding A Better Fishtrap:Fishtrap Community Engagement,Fishtrap Showing

Event Details

This day, curated by Christal Brown, Founder In Spirit Dance Company, will include site-specific performances by INSPIRIT, Maverick Dance EnsembleMilteri TuckerLove/Forte, MB Dance, and Donnell Oakley, and Paloma McGregor / Angela’s Pulse, Jessica Danser, Gabriel Forestieri, Slow Walk and Sacred Space Dance.

Special Thanks to Jane Gabriels, Director of Pepatian.

On April 4, 2012, the gates of the Andrew Freedman Home opened to the public. The Home was once built to be a haven, a paradise, for the rich elderly who had lost their fortunes. Bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, the Home provided not only food and shelter but all the accoutrements of a rich and civilized life style – white glove dinner service, a grand ball room, a wood-paneled library, billiard room and a social committee who organized concerts, opera performances and the like.

Referencing this quixotic history, This Side of Paradise references the past and reconnect the vision of Andrew Freedman to today’s Bronx and its realities. The exhibition and its extensive public programming onsite and offsite draws together the economic and social history of the Home with the present day realities of the Bronx and its residents.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST


Andrew Freedman Home

2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, NY


No Longer Empty