The Liquid Highway
Scherezade Garcia & the Loisaida Center
Developed in collaboration with The Loisaida Center and as part of the Loisaida Festival, The Liquid Highway is a participatory printmaking workshop that celebrates movement and migration. Artist, Scherezade Garcia, will be on site leading an interactive installation of marine landscapes on inner tube material presented as scrolls. This urban intervention and printmaking workshop honors our shared collective history and the commitments we have to one another. Through the act of printmaking, the public will have the opportunity to print a section of the landscape and own their own piece of this complex history.
The Loisaida Festival is a unique New York City neighborhood Festival rooted in the celebration of local legacies and achievements, yet international in scope and impact. This year, Loisaida Center celebrates its 32nd Annual edition of its Festival, under the theme of Strong Roots, Healthy Branches: Harvesting Connections, with a mission to provide grassroots connectivity among communities, learners, artists, and scholars through potent education and career opportunities in cultural fields, S.T.E.A.M., and everyday life. The great success and longevity of the Festival demonstrates to the public and private sectors that the Puerto Rican/Latinx community in the Lower East Side is alive, active, and contributing daily to the character and culture of this unique neighborhood, and the vitality of a diverse City.
Each year, we highlight the history, perseverance and solidarity of the Puerto Rican, Latin American, and immigrant residents of the Lower East Side/Lower Manhattan over decades. Consistently celebrated during the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, the event opens with a lively and colorful parade of artists, residents of all ages, including music and performances, and serves as community engagement platform for: Arts & Crafts, Theater Arts/Lab, Wellness, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Eco/Science, S.T.E.A.M., and Kid Friendly activities all well represented along the Festival route.