UNY ART GIVEAWAY + SUCH STRANGE GRAVITY by Jeff Tang
We are thrilled to invite you to see SUCH STRANGE GRAVITY, UNY contributing musician Jeff Tang's theatrical song-cycle, premiering at National Sawdust on Saturday, August 11th, at 8 pm. Use the promo code UNY and we'll give you a free Underwater New York broadside featuring original artwork and poetry inspired by historical events at the water's edge in New York City. Tickets and more info here.
“Such Strange Gravity: Songs of Gotham” is a theatrical song-cycle that explores and deconstructs the mythology of home via the narrative of a “hidden” historical anthropology of New York City, including underwater history highlights like the spectacular 1911 fire that destroyed Coney Island’s Dreamland amusement park, the demise of the Collect Pond, once the primary life-source for generations of the island’s inhabitants, and the stories of the sandhogs who built the subway system, as in the song PURPOSE, OR THE GREAT SUBWAY LEVIATHAN OF 1904.
Nolan Park 5B, home of the Underwater New York / Works on Water Artist's Residency. Photo by Robin Michals