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Liz P
33 E. First Street
(Lower East Side)
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the project

First Street Green,an open art space, engages with cultural groups, artists, designers, and architects, to produce murals, sculptures, installations, theatrical, dance, and musical performances, workshops and more! As a volunteer-run community organization, we make events accessible for all, and reflect the diversity and history of our neighborhood. 

FSG Season Opening Celebration

Join us on May 12, 2018, for a full day of events including murals, music, and art.

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Community Mural School Learn about the environment by making collaborative art with painters Alex Evans & Anna Souverov.

1:00 – 4:00 pm: SVA flower & plant collage workshop by SSuzanne Anker, Chair of SVA’s BFA Fine Arts Department. Ms. Anker weaves traditional and experimental media in SVA's Bio Art Lab.

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Opening Reception for “Neighbors” by John Raymond Mireles
Restoring America’s shattered national unity one photograph at a time, Mr. Mireles exhibits portraits of Americans from all 50 States from his Neighbors Project on the perimeter fence from May 1-July 7.

Live painting by “Wasteland” open call muralists and Centrefuge.

New Media artists Carlos Rosas and Leanna Rosas debut “MAMA II: Above Board”– a Media Art Mobile Attack unit on wheels with FSG’s greatest hits projected on the sail.

Music by DJ Jake Lama 

7:00 -9:00 Benefit reception co-hosted by OSMOS Adress and Turn Gallery @ 37 East 1st Street (suggested donation $25)


the steps


  • Fund capital improvements to the park's essential infrastructure, new art walls, pebble walking paths, nighttime wall lighting

  • Fund artist stipends for muralists, musicians, speakers and others working at First Street Green art park

  • Purchase insurance that covers all programming, public art, and sculpture installations

  • Purchase equipment and supplies to facilitate art programs

  • Purchase and plant new rose bushes to maintain a horticultural presence in the park

  • Offset marketing costs to publicize programming in collaboration with community groups at First Street Green art park

why we're doing it

FSG builds community through the arts. We listen to the community.  Throughout the years, during our visioning workshops, we recognized that arts and ideas programming is valued and brings tremendous benefits to our community. We work with civic and public leaders, community organizations and cultural institutions to provide the kind of programming that enlivens the park's surrounding neighborhood and provides an art destination for others. We are committed to community building through education and inspired collaborative works.

This season, we are promoting environmental stewardship, with a focus on sustainability issues, ocean preservation, environmental awareness and more.

In collaboration with NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, First Street Green art park has successfully incorporated the formerly derelict building lot at 33 E. 1st Street into First Park, providing ongoing cultural activity. FSG has won grants from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Citizen’s Committee for NYC, Partnership for Parks, Penn State’s Institute for Arts and Humanities, School of Visual Art, and College of Arts and Architecture.

As we enter our 7th season, with your generosity and support, we will continue to bring roses, public art, and exciting cultural programs, to the community. 

SUPPORT First Street Green 2018 Arts Programming by donating today!

The tax deductibility of your contribution may be affected by goods or services received. Please contact your financial advisor with questions regarding your donation.


Updated Budget (8.24.21)

Portable Sink (attachable to a garden hose)   Washing brushes, other art materials during mural making and gardening  1 $84.99 $9.16 $94.15
Combination Pad Locks for Corral and tool box   To keep the tool area locked while still allowing access to artists while they are in the park painting (clean up and access to the hose) 1 $4.06 $0.00 $4.06
Yeti 150 80-Watt Battery Powered Portable Generator   Electric panel was destroyed by vagrants in the park, this small generator is used in the park for power tools and other uses during gardening and mural making events 1 $199.95 $0.00 $199.95
Bulbs for gardening   Bulbs in the fall during a gardening event 3 $24.99 $4.99 $79.96


TOTAL RAISED = $411.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $20.55
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $12.33


Original Budget:

Capital Expenditures (One-time cost) Replace 50 Rose Bushes:

$35 x 50: $1,750


Administrative Expenditures

Event and Sculpture Insurance $2,500 per year.


Programming Expenditures (Seasonal)

Event Refreshments:

Refreshments for free public events (art receptions, performances, installations, seminars, workshops, block party, etc.) $1000 [We ask local merchants to donate food and drink (Mudd Hut, Lower East Side Girls Club Bakery, Joe Doe, Prune, Tuck Shop, and Juicy Lucy have donated to our events in the past.]

Promotional Expenditures (Seasonal)

Printing tri-fold double-sided brochures, postcards $450

Printing fliers, posters, and invitations for public events $1200

Office Supplies $500

Expenses for Interns: $1,000



Capital Expenditures (One-time cost)

Permanent installation of structural steel posts to provide structure for canopy and future installations $10,000

Demountable canopy system $1000 - 7,000

Portable lighting system for evening events $500

Portable public address sound system $500

Design & construction work Pro Bono


Administrative Expenditures:

Filing and Legal Fees for Not For Profit Incorporation and 501(c)(3) status $1000 (Lawyers Alliance for New York fee: $375.00)

Office Supplies $500

Expenses for Interns: $1,000


Programming Expenditures (Seasonal)

a) Event Staging Costs

Honoraria @ $300 per special appearance $3,000

Yoga and other Instructors $750

Rental of Sound Equipment $1,500

b) Materials and Equipment

Transportation of artwork and materials $1,500

Installation and honoraria for Sculpture: $1,500

Project Subtotal =  $7,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $350
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $210
Total to Raise on ioby = $7,595



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