Support ABC No Rio
If you've walked down Rivington Street within the past six months, you'll have noticed a gaping hole where ABC No Rio once stood. You may have felt a pang of nostalgia or a grip of worry that this hole signals an end to our 37-year-old community arts center.
But fear not! Like the phoenix rising from its own ashes, we will rise out of the debris and detritus of our crumbling building. But to complete our transformation, we need your support!
In July 2016, we vacated our beloved building at 156 Rivington Street and started the process of finally (finally!) building our new home. We've already taken apart our building, brick by brick, and we anticipate beginning construction in spring 2018.
Currently and throughout the construction of our new facility, ABC No Rio programs and operations are continuing "in exile" at other venues and in collaboration with other organizations. ABC No Rio in Exile requires a more expansive approach towards collaborative work that brings us back to our roots - ABC No Rio was founded as a project of the 1970s artist group Collaborative Projects. And even in "exile" No Rio retains its mission and enables people to continue sharing resources and ideas in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support.
We've taken on an immensely difficult project, but we've met every challenge head-on, from overcoming bureaucratic complications and inertia to meeting successive funding shortfalls in an overheated construction market.
We believe that grassroots collectively-run organizations can implement large, complex, multi-million dollar projects. Our friends, supporters and comrades are the wind at our back. Your support remains crucial to us. You've helped us get this far. We hope that we can count on your contribution to ABC No Rio as the year comes to a close.
And remember - if your employer has a matching gift program, you can double your contribution.
Secure on-line contributions by credit card can be made to ABC No Rio through PayPal. Please make a donation today.
Gifts by check or money order should be made payable to ABC No Rio and sent to our ABC No Rio in Exile address:
ABC No Rio
107 Suffolk Street, #305
New York, NY 10002
ABC No Rio is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to ABC No Rio are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor with any tax-related queries.
Thank you for your support.