In this moment of unprecedented isolation, when connection and community tend to be mediated by a screen, Café Forgot presented a night of stories, poems, and essays mediated by a screen with Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Coco Gordon Moore, Gideon Jacobs, Rebekah Campbell, Stepahanie LaCava, and Yves B. Golden.
Café Forgot in collaboration with Jade Forrest Marks and Cara Marie Piazza hosted a series of virtual workshops focused on healing and catharsis during the time of COVID-19.
FOUND FLORA SCULPTURES with Fleurotica, PYSCHOPHARMACOLOGICAL MEDITATIONS with Gideon Jacobs, EMBODIED MOVEMENT WORKSHOP with Marisa Hall, BODYSPELL: Somatic Plant Meditation + Improvised Movement Session with GOODWITCH, INTRO TO HARM REDUCTION with Ripley Soprano, HERBS + ELIXIRS FOR RELATIONSHIPS with Suanny Upegui of Casa Finca, EDIBLE BEAUTY: CONVERSATION + DEMONSTRATION OF SPRING MEDICINALS with Antonia Perez, and VIRTUAL REIKI SESSIONS with lily bo shapiro
In this virtual healing group, live on Zoom, Luke Simon led participants in a Breathwork journey to shake off restlessness and worry, and move forward with courage, creativity and trust.
Breathwork is an active meditation that takes you out of the mind and into feeling. The increased oxygen flow shifts your brain chemistry, helping old emotions to release and new understanding to dawn.
A guided journey to ground yourself and open your intuition. Connect to the essence of your style with prompts to uncover the colors, textures and looks your spirit is craving. Uniting intuition with appreciation for life, we receive new visions for ourselves and the planet. Guided by Luke Simon with music by Deta Factor & Matthewdavid
Photography: Tasmin Meyer Ersahin.
Models: Giannina Oteto, Kaia Jane Abraham, Ava Ferguson, Manon Macasaet, Lumia Nocito, Taylor Jeanne, Sadaf Nava, Dasha Nekrasova, Seashell Coker, Vera Bulder, Hannah Woldetsadik, Sabrina Fuentes, Kelly Zutrau.
Images co-produced with No Agency New York.
Side Effect has been postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates. If you already purchased tickets you will be contacted via email regarding refunds. Take care + stay safe.
Designer Renea LaRiviere founded the concept for her line in 2018 as an ode to her Great Grandmother Zepherina. A combined influence of familial photographs, stories, and heirlooms constructed her character of Zepherina. This narrative is illustrated in her collection of limited-edition silhouettes, crafted with premium textiles and one-of-a-kind details for a mysterious-yet-sophisticated look. This March, for A Narrative Room, Renea will create an immersive installation of found furniture, art objects, and one-of-a-kind garments, featuring work by Claudia Cruz, Daisy Chains, and Ty & Calla. The result will be an enchanted space that the character Zepherina would inhabit.
Opening Party Mar 9 7—10 PM with a selection of natural wines by Berlin & Zev Rovine Selections.
On February 24th, 2020, Café Forgot and No Agency New York hosted an intimate test screening at Anthology Film Archives of Cyrus Duff’s unfinished documentary on Cafe’s inception and journey from ephemeral pop-ups to a long-term East Village lease. Duff’s documentary also covers the collaboration and conflict between Café Forgot and No Agency New York on a recent shoot.
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8 PM, Monday, February 24
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 2nd Ave New York NY 10003
Breathwork healing at Café Forgot (627 E 6th ST), lead by mystic, Luke Simon of Maha Rose addresses the energetic intensity of life in NYC. Breathwork is an active meditation that takes you out of the mind and into feeling. As you relax and let go, the increased oxygen flow rejuvenates your body and helps to open your heart.
Photography: Christian DeFonte, Sasha Frolova.
Models: Yasmine Geurts, Vera Bulder, Christian DeFonte.
Larrie and Café Forgot were pleased to host a concert with True Blue, Eyeshadow, Personal Trainer, and Sadie.
Café Forgot founders Lucy Weisner and Vita Haas moderated a conversation between stylist Becky Akinyode and artist/designer Martina Cox. The discussion focused on the impact of limited edition and handmade clothing in their respective practices as well as utilizing second hand clothing as a visual and physical resource.
Marie Lea Lund is an artist and designer based in Berlin, Germany. Marie created an anonymous survey for Café Forgot’s month long residency at Larrie. Based on the chakra system, the survey is made to measure the balance of each of the seven main energy centers in the body. The final results of the survey will be treated as an indication of the overall health of the Café Forgot community. The results will act as a foundation for a collection by Marie, who is working with a methodology of integrating holistic and spiritual care to fashion objects. Stay tuned for the collection.
Photography: Christian DeFonte. Models: Laine Bolte, Paris Reid.
Photography: Christian DeFonte. Models: Venice W, Ada O’Higgins, Sadaf H. Naha, Blanche Apsara.
Photography: Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Lila Gold, Maya Laner, Rosy Brown.
Photography: Sara Grace Powell, Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Sara Grace Powell, Kat da Silva, Sabrina Fuentes, Daniela Lalita, Lulu Bonfils, Maggie Lee, Maia Ruth Lee.
Hosted by Jzuj – the collaborative cooking project of graphic designer Owen Dodd and chef Nicholas Sewitz, the wine bar spanned two evenings, providing a selection of snacks paired with natural wines. On the second night of the wine bar, opera soprano, Charlotte Jackson, provided live accompaniment, performing selected arias from the 17th-20th centuries.
Organized and curated in collaboration with friend and comedian Ruby McCollister, The Night You’ve Been Waiting For, featured performances by five comedic acts: Leah Hennessey and Emily Allan, Larry Owens, Peter Smith, Amy Zimmer, and Ruby McCollister.
Photography: Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Katerina Tannenbaum, Erika Spring, Zoe Elise Bullock, Paulena Lynch.
Photography: Allegra Sussman, Christian DeFonte. Models: Hayett McCarthy, Briar McQuilkin, Bobbi Menuez, Lida Fox, Adinah Dancyger, Paris Reid.
Photography: Christian DeFonte. Model: Marland Backus.