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There’ll Be an Epic, Tie-Dyed Goodbye to Activist Adam Purple

(Photo: Nicole DIsser)

(Photo: Nicole DIsser)

While he was showing me around the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space yesterday, Bill Di Paola, founder of the environmental non-profit Time’s Up and this place as well, told me all about Adam Purple– the radical environmental activist was known for his colorful personality, a lifelong dedication to direct action, and passionate advocacy for community gardens on the Lower East Side.

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Still More Chances For Culture Amidst Horticulture

Turns out the Communal Spaces theatrical festival isn’t the only cultural happening adding some color to local community gardens next weekend. The annual “harvest festival,” hosted by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS), returns next Saturday and Sunday, bringing a variety of live music (from Afro-Cuban to jazz to “multiculti dream pop”) to the gardens of the East Village.

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