PUNK & BEYOND LEGENDS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE
“PUNK & BEYOND: LEGENDS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE”
OPENS SATURDAY APRIL 22nd from 12 noon to 8PM
DJ Performing from 4PM - 8PM
Hours: WED - SUN 12 Noon to 8PM
Show: APRIL 22nd to JULY 9th, 2023
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
An Immersive Art Experience to Benefit Public School Music Education in the Lower East Side
With support from legendary music producers Perry Margouleff and Steve Rosenthal, The MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation along with National Music Education Nonprofit, Music Will, is proud to develop and sponsor Punk & Beyond: Legends of the Lower East Side, an immersive art experience celebrating the musicians that rose to fame on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The exhibition goal is to raise funds for the launch and expansion of Music Will’s music programming in the neighborhood’s public schools. This will fund teacher trainings, instrument donations, curricular resources, and scholarships to attend the Music Will Modern Band Summit. The MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation has kicked off the initiative with a $26,000 donation to open four music programs in local public schools, and hopes to continue building lifelong connections between students and music worldwide.
Stemmed from the belief that music brings people together across all divides, a sentiment shared by friends, philanthropists, and musicians, Perry Margouleff, Steve Rosenthal, and Harvey Moscot, the Punk & Beyond: Legends of the Lower East Side gallery aims to pay tribute to musical pioneers and establishments of the neighborhood while raising funds to inspire the next generation of musicians.
Designed by Daniel Kershaw, Exhibition Design Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the immersive experience features artifacts from Johnny Thunders, Lou Reed, Norah Jones, David Peel, Jesse Malin, Binky Philips, Jason Wilkins, Lenny Kaye, Vernon Reid, and more.