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The U.S. Department of Department of Arts and Culture* invites you to come mix, meet, mingle, share, and help spark a grassroots movement that harnesses the power of art and culture to cultivate empathy, equity, and social change!

If you’re working on a creative project aimed at making the world a more just and sustainable place, come share it at the USDAC Café at Bowery Poetry on Saturdays April 12th, 19th, and 26th. Set up a table. Hold “office hours.” Make connections. Find collaborators.

Each afternoon will also feature pop-up performances, a barter board, break-out conversations, and a Project Open Mic. Lots of possibility; no panel.

12:30-1:30—Open Space 1:30-2:30—Performances and Open (Project) Mic

FREE to attend. All are welcome.

APRIL 12: Trust Art, Opportunity Agenda, Theater of the Oppressed NYC, Participatory Budgeting, NOCD-NY, Arts + Democracy, Floating Library, SWAP/HAUL,, Sandy Storyline, New York Live Arts, STooPS, Maria Bauman Dance, and many others...

APRIL 19: Trust Art, Solar Salon, SPARK Movement, Creative Visions Foundation, Beautiful Trouble, Urban Bush Women,, The Living Theater, Tisch Center for Art and Public Policy, Sandy Storyline, Brown Rice Family, The Delta, Home Land City, and many others...

APRIL 26: Trust Art, Interference Archive, Capacity Arts, Priority Boxes, Tatfoo Tan,, Lyrical Democracies, The Living Theater, Sandy Storyline, and many others...


Earlier Event: April 12
Later Event: April 26