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 have been closed since this spring, and are trying to re-coup since losing our most recent lawsuit with the landlord.
We are thrilled to be hosting the first night of the 12th Dissident Arts Festival, produced by John Pietaro, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 19th. The line-up for this year's event includes:

  • 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
  • TRUDY SILVER'S 'WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?' 
    Composition and piano by Trudy Silver; actors/vocalists Scottie Davis and Kathryn Hall; Bhutto mime Sanae Buck; poets Raymond Nat Turner and Zigi Lowenberg; 50 years of protest film
  • Performance Artist CRYSTAL SHIPP
  • Poet BERNARD BLOCK
  • Poet RAYMOND NAT TURNER

Second night information available at http://dissidentarts.com/?section=dissident_arts_festival

Please stay tuned. In the meantime, we are in the street!
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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