Welcome to 5C!

5C Cultural Center was the inspiration of five lower east side residents during the early 1980s. With firm roots as artists, educators, gardeners and urban homesteaders, we survived the turbulent times of “alphabet city”. Thus we share a belief in retaining the best historic and cultural traditions of the neighborhood while continuing to foster empowerment in this diverse community. We offer delicious, affordable food plus wine and beer.


Events

Here's the latest news from 5CCC. 
We are now open nights only with a new kitchen, and a pro chef and restaurant crew serving exciting new comfort food!

Saturday, August 19
Dissident Arts Festival
7 pm , $15 admission

featuring...
*AMINA BARAKA & THE RED MICROPHONE
*TRUDY SILVER'S WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?
*LINDSEY WILSON & the Human Hearts with special guest DANIEL CARTER
*Poet STEVE DALACHINSKY
*Performance Artist CRYSTAL SHIPP
*Poet BERNARD BLOCK
*Poet RAYMOND NAT TURNER

SCHEDULE:
7:15-7:55PM: Trudy Silver's Where's the Outrage?
Trudy Silver - pianist
Scottie Davis - mime/actor/vocalist
Kathryn ‘Kat’ Hall - vocalist
Sanae Buck - Butoh mime
John Pietaro - drummer
Silvia Ondina Ravelo - dancer
Raymond Nat Turner and Zigi Lowenberg - poets
Jane Grenier - 50 Years of Protest Film
Kentucky Parkis - makeup & tech
Orin Buck - sound, set and video, paintings, video art
8-8:10: Raymond Nat Turner-poetry
8:15-8:55: Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone
Amina Baraka-poetry/voice; Ras Moshe Burnett-tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Rocco John Iacovone-alto and soprano saxophones, piano; Laurie Towers-electric bass; John Pietaro-drums, hand drums, percussion, musical direction
9-9:10: Bernard Block-poetry
9:15-9:35: Crystal Shipp-performance art
9:40-9:55: Steve Dalachinsky-poetry with John Pietaro, drums, and other guests
10-10:40: Lindsey Wilson & the Human Hearts
Lindsey Wilson-voice, songs, poetry, guitar; Michael Trotman-bass guitar; Reggie Sylvester-drums; special guest Daniel Carter-reeds, trumpet
10:45-11 finale -all poets and musicians in the house!


June 20 – Trudy was arrested as part of a coalition of anti-nuclear groups blockading the US Mission to the United Nations in protest of the US boycott of the talks at the United Nations to draft a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Ban the bomb!

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