“In the summer of 2006 Allied Productions, Inc. was awarded a New York City’s cable access provider Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) grant to produce a twelve part cable series titled LPVTV that highlights the myriad garden events occurring at Le Petit Versailles.
The series features local and visiting artists that have used the garden as platform to exhibit, enlighten, enthrall and entertain audiences on subjects and mediums ranging from preservation of public space & health to community activism and the arts.
Le Petit Versailles is an East Village NYC Department of Parks GreenThumb garden that presents film, music, poetry, performance, exhibitions and workshops. LPVTV and garden are projects of Allied Productions,Inc. a not for profit artist run organization active on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that has produced, presented and promoted cultural activities to a worldwide community since 1981.
– Allied Productions, Inc.
This DVD features the first two episodes of this thirteen part series. Program 1, "Politricks”, focuses on effects of world events outside of the garden. From the destruction of the World Trade Towers on September 11th 2001 to the 2004 RNC. Critical Mass rides, queer youth demos in Holland. Social unrest reflected by the art, music, media, words & the flowering life inside the garden and beyond. Program 2, “Early Years”, features Shelly Marlow, Peter Cramer, Philli, Raj Roy, Patrice Lorens, Susan Salinger, Fred Kahl, Mike Diana, Jim Hubbard, and Carl George.