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Why We Rock!

WHAT: MaMaPaLooZa – The first and only Mom-Branded Music Festival featuring fun activities for the entire family. Now in its 14th year this outdoor extravaganza will be held as part of the Summer on the Hudson series with New York Parks Dept.

WHEN: May 17th 10-5pm rain or shine

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band 2014 @ Mama

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band 2014 @ Mama

WHERE: Riverside Park So. Pier i (take the ramp by West 68th St and Riverside Drive near Trump Towers to access the park and pier)

WHO: Presented by Mamapalooza, http://www.mamapalooza.com home of the Mom Music, Arts and Culture Movement. In partnership with Motherhood Foundation, non-profit M.O.M. (Museum Of Motherhood) & New York Parks Department. This year features “Daughters Forward” with performances, by Timbila, and Dawn Drake, hosted by poet Miriam Tabb where advocacy, activism and education happen across the world with performances by thousands. Organized by NOW-NYC’s Susan B Anthony award-winning mother scholar, M. Joy Rose.

WHY: MAMAPALOOZA is an exciting opportunity with artists, educators, mothers, FEMpreneurs & families to: – foster personal and professional advancement; while benefitting mothers, fathers, and families seeking community. Women-owned businesses featured throughout the park. Great Green Playdate, Many Shades of Green Radio. Be prepared to shop if you want, but also enjoy lots of free activities.

FAMILY EVENTS: Sunday, May 17th New York City (City of New York Parks & Recreation) Summer on the Hudson @ Riverside Park South. Pre-event exercise compliments of GYMBOREE at 11a. Noon to 5pm music all day, including vendors & crafts, food, sampling, drinks, giveaways and family fare. Riverside Park South – Pier I @ 68th Street and the Hudson River. Bring your good vibes and your pocketbook to shop! 

We Rock because we have a voice.
We Rock because we have a vote.
We Rock because we can.
#Mamapalooza

PROJECT AFTERBIRTH – International Open Call for Artist Parents

Beginning Monday 6th April 2015, Project AfterBirth launches an international open call inviting professional contemporary artists of any gender working in any visual, performing, text, film or digital art discipline to submit work they created in response to their own or their partner’s pregnancy, birth and/or early parenthood experiences. Submission deadline is Friday 15th May.

Project_AfterbirthBy the end of June 2015, a dedicated panel of international arts professionals will announce a selection from submissions which will feature in an exhibition about the impact of early parenthood on the artist. This exhibition will launch at White Moose gallery in the South West

of the UK on 2nd October 2015 with the aim to tour to a number of UK, European and USA art spaces in 2016-18.

The Project AfterBirth selection panel comprises founding artists/curators Kris Jager & Mila Oshin (Joy Experiment, Exeter, UK), Stella Levy and Julie Gavin (White Moose, Devon, UK), Martha Joy Rose (Museum of Motherhood, New York, USA), Helen Knowles (The Birth Rites Collection, Manchester, UK) and Francesca Pinto (The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK).

The panel will be looking for high quality and engaging work, reflecting a variety of personal perspectives on 21st century pregnancy, birth and early parenthood experiences by a mix of emerging and established professional contemporary artists working in traditional and new media.

Submitted work may also contribute to an interdisciplinary research initiative led by Project AfterBirth and a team of academics from the fields of obstetrics, mental health, midwifery, media studies, social justice, and women and gender studies, which aims to shed light on current Western pregnancy & birth practices, to investigate their impact on early parenthood experiences, and to inform their future. A further objective is to present submitted work on a new online archive dedicated to contemporary art, social activism and research on the subject of new parenthood.

For more information or to join the mailing list, visit: http://www.projectafterbirth.com.

Please also LIKE Project AfterBirth on Facebook and/or follow developments on Twitter.

For all PRESS ENQUIRIES please email projectafterbirth@lionartprojects.co.uk.

 

Yo! Calling Women-Owned & Family Oriented Businesses

MamapMaMaPaLooZa is Sunday May 17th at Riverside Park So. in NYC from 11-5p. With a mission to leave a lasting legacy of empowerment and support for women, mothers and families, this event attracts between 6-10,000 attendees each year. Yo! SIGN UP NOW to participate with your women-owned small business, family-oriented activities, activist organization – or write us for sponsorship info.

Write Zhen:  Zhen.Heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE; MAMAPALOOZA.COM

Family Fun @Riverside Park Mamapalooza Festival

Family Fun @Riverside Park Mamapalooza Festival

open your heART!

This Valentine’s Day….

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