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Give It To Me Baby – Rocks The Night On Tuesday Oct. 18th at M.O.M.

More: Carolyn Castiglia is a New York-based comedian/writer wowing audiences with her stand-up and freestyle rap. You may recognize her hip-hop alter ego Miss CKC from Comedy Central, VH1 and MTV2. Carolyn’s web vids have been nominated for an ECNY Award and featured in two issues of EW magazine. She’s appeared in TONY, The NY Post, The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes and Life & Style. You can find Carolyn’s writing online at Babble.com, MarieClaire.com and The Huffington Post.

Lenora Champagne has been making work as a performance artist, playwright, and director since 1981. She has received three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, commissions and project support from the New York State Council on the Arts, residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art. Champagne’s publications include Out from Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists and performance texts, plays and essays published by Smith & Krauss and in Plays and Playwrights 2009, Performing Arts Journal, Performance Research, Women and Performance Journal, Chain and The Iowa Review. She is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Purchase College, SUNY.

Alice Eve Cohen is a writer and solo performance artist.  She will perform from her memoir What I Thought I Knew, one of Oprah Magazine’s “25 Best Books of Summer” and one of Salon.com “Best Books of the Year”.

“Her darkly hilarious memoir, What I Thought I Knew (Viking), is an unexpected bundle of joy.” Oprah Magazine

Cara Lemieux is an Emmy Award winning network news producer and single mom. She found out she was pregnant the day before her 30th birthday and the way she saw the world changed forever.  Now she is relying on her amazing family, friends and sense of humor. You can follow her musings on single motherhood and life in Manhattan on www.MeAndDucky.com

Cassandra Neyenesch is a journalist and novelist. She writes about art for Art in America and the Brooklyn Rail and is the author of two novels.  She is currently finishing her first YA novel.

Artist Darryl LaVare is a painter and performer from Memphis, Tennessee. She is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, and moved to NYC in 1990.  She has shown at Max Fish, CBGB’S Gallery, The Limelight, Danceteria, Exploding Sky, Supreme Trading, Wooster Projects, Stendhal Gallery and The Brooklyn Historical Society.

Christen Clifford (curator) is a curator at Dixon Place (Experiments and Disorders).  At the Culture Project, she created and curated the long running series Heat. Her work is strongly influenced by feminist art and the art of mothering. Her solo BabyLove, about maternal sexuality, had its premier in Ljubljana, Slovenia and toured San Francisco, British Columbia, and ran for three months in New York, where it was named Critic’s Pick by New York Magazine, NBC, and Time Out New York, which gave BabyLove five stars.

Clifford has appeared on panels about maternal sexuality and has been featured in articles about mothering in The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Time Out New York and on Fox New York News.  Clifford’s writing has been published in Salon, Nerve, Smith Magazine, Huffington Post, The Evergreen Review, Bambini, Black and White Magazine, Blue, Identity Theory and The New York Press, as well as anthologized in M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art (Demeter Press),and  Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong (Disinfo press).  Her graphic graphic memoir “My Home Birth” on Smith Magazine, with cartoonist David Heatley, was a pick of the week on Flavorwire, which called it “hilarious and uncensored.”

Find out more at MOMmuseum.org or by calling 212.452.9816

Mamapalooza In San Juan, CA on July 23rd

The Museum Of Motherhood – Opening New York City, Sept. 1st, 2011

Museum Of Motherhood

Celebrating The Cultural Family

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WHAT: Opening Gala

WHEN: Sept 16th, 2011 7-10PM (Interviews & Special Press Pre-Invite 6:30. RSVP)

WHERE: 401 East 84th St. (@1st Ave), New York City, New York


Available Online: www.MOMmuseum.org

 WHO: The Museum Of Motherhood. M.O.M. is a living, breathing community-centered arts, media and social change museum focused on amplifying the voices and experiences of mothers, and connecting ‘the cultural family’, while pioneering new areas of academe in mother studies.

FEATURING: Performances by Guerilla Girls On Tour, Mother The Job – Exhibit and music by Double Breasted.

 WHY: M.O.M. Pop-Up Exhibit is an arts-centered program connecting creativity and motherhood with the community at large for the purposes of engaging families in an exploration of the ‘Art Of Motherhood’ and the ‘Cultural Family’. Sept 1 – Dec. 30th 2011, empowered by Motherhood Foundation Inc. and Mamapalooza.

DESCRIPTION: ‘Mother the Job’ by artist Alexia Nye Jackson, is a multi-media exploration of integrated art forms including a film, sculpture, photography, domestic artifacts and original writings portraying the day-to-day life of the mother and her relationship with her child; raising questions regarding status quo, while exploring tensions within and between mothers, society and current economic forces. The exhibit facilitates people to construct their own reality while increasing the self-efficacy they feel within their motherhood identity, thus engaging the community and expanding the conversation regarding ‘human capital’, ‘cultural capital’ and economic valuation.

Find Your M-Spot events, ongoing throughout the weekend, May 16-18th with Mama Art, Poetry, Theater, Feminist Dialogue, Family Programming, Silent Auction, Giveaways and more. Live milk bar, Red Tent, Grief-fitti Wall.

Mama Expo ~ MAMAPALOOZA Rocks The World! The premier international organization for Women in the Arts…who are raising children as well!

Mama Expo ~ MAMAPALOOZA Rocks The World!

The premier international organization for Women in the Arts…who are raising children as well!

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WHAT: Presenting Multiple Platforms for women, mothers and families to gather, including Mamapalooza Stages, Academic & Arts Conference, Evening Performances, Concerts FREE Family Festivals.

WHEN: May 20-25th 2011

WHERE: Performance & Presentation venues in Mom Entertainment & Education across New York City, including Soter-Lee Blackbox Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancy, Bar East, The Drilling Company, Marymount Manhattan College (open to the public) and Riverside Park South. Details: http://www.MamaExpo.com

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 with performances, informational sessions, advocacy, activism and education happen across the world with performances by thousands. Organized by NOW-NYC’s Susan B Anthony award-winning, Joy Rose, MediaMom™ & MAMAPALOOZA Founder, Lynn Kuechle, MotherMonolgues.org & Team Mama.

FEATURING: Music stages, Poetry Readings, Film Screenings, Theatrical Presentations, Comedy, & Burlesque as well as live Performances by Funniest Mom In America finalists and artists, academic presentations and dissertations, bloggers, activists and business women from around the world, including timely discussions and presentations on ‘The Motherhood Movement’; Marymount Manhattan College (open to the public)

WHY: MAMAPALOOZA is an exciting opportunity with artists, educators, mothers, FEMpreneurs & families to:

– foster personal and professional advancement;  – be beneficial to mothers seeking community;

FAMILY EVENTS: Sunday, May 22nd New York City (City of New York Parks & Recreation) Summer on the Hudson @ Riverside Park South presents the 8th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza. Pre-event Walkathon at 11AM, free. Noon to 5pm: featuring Tot Rock with renowned Mom Bands, Swingset Mamas, Anna Banana Band, Parent’s With Angst, Bilingual Birdies, Moey’s Music Party, Jane Getter, and more, 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!

CONFERENCE: May 23-25th Marymount Manhattan College 221 East 71st St. New York City: The Vulnerable Mother, with keynotes by Carol Evans, Working Mother Magazine, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Feminist and author of 13 plus books, Laura Tropp, Mother Studies, MMC and featuring the voices of The 21st Century Motherhood Movement, with presentations, discussions, film screenings and workshops. Open to all. www.MotherStudies.org

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: Friday, May 20th – MOMEDY™ Comedy; Soter-Lee Blackbox Theater 236 West 78th 2nd fl. 8PM, l Saturday, May 21st – Family Bands & Singer/Songwriter Showcase; Arlene’s Grocery 95 Stanton St. 2-6PM, hosted by *REW l Saturday, May 21st – Hot Mama Burlesque; The Delancy. 168 Delancy St 7:30PM, hosted Raven Snook l Monday, May 23rd – MOM FUN-raiser; Bar East 1733 1st Ave@90th St 7-10PM, hosted by Carol Lester l Tuesday May 24th – She’s History w/Amy Simon and Fear & Desire with Alana Ruben Free; The Drilling Company 236 W. 78th; Wine & Cheese 6 PM, Performances 7-9:30.