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We are excited to announce the return of Printed Matter / St Marks x 8-Ball Community’s East Village Zine Fair, scheduled to take place Saturday, June 18, 11am - 6pm, on St Marks Pl between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Like last year, a full schedule of programming will be held throughout the day, including workshops and performances at neighborhood community gardens and a rooftop poetry reading at 38 St Marks Pl.

Last year’s event was a wonderful celebration of independent publishers, zine makers, and East Village DIY culture and history. Join us as we come together once again for this new zine fair tradition on St Marks Pl. Free and open to the public.

Stay tuned for more information about community garden events, musical performances, and three new fundraising editions produced on the occasion of the EVZF in support of 8-Ball Community and Printed Matter / St Marks.

In case of rain, the East Village Zine Fair will take place on Sunday, June 19, 11am-6pm at Free Advice, located on the corner of S 1st and Kent, Brooklyn

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On the occasion of the fair, Printed Matter / St Marks and 8-Ball Community have produced new fundraising print editions. Thank you to our participating artists, who have generously donated their time and work in support of both nonprofits.

In the gardens green

East Side Outside Garden — 415 E 11th St
11am-12 pm: Guided Meditation with Gideon Jacobs
12-1 pm: Born to Kill zine launch with Pat McCarthy
1-3 pm: Crown Royal Chess Club with Nathaniel Matthews
2-4 pm: Tarot readings with Micaela Skoknic

First Street Garden — 48 E 1st St
1-3 pm: Art swap with Give & Take, crochet workshop with FUNHOUSE KNITWEAR
4-6 pm: Zine workshop with Zine Fest NYC Zine library available for browsing.

Green Oasis Community Garden — 370 E 8th St
1-4 pm: Summer Solstice indigo dyeing workshop

La Plaza Cultural — E 9th St & Avenue C
1-4 pm: Acoustic music with Mani the son, BOZOBABY, Jacob Tremont, Arak James
4-6 pm: Bring Your Own Body, a performance event curated by Jack Meriwether

Le Petit Versailles — 247 E 2nd St
8 pm: Charles Lum film screening, curated by Jim Hubbard and Todd Verow
Zines from Lum’s collection available for browsing.

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Community orgs

Joining us on St Marks Pl are four organizations focused on community building and mutual aid work in the Lower East Side and beyond.

Abrons Arts Center is a home for contemporary interdisciplinary arts in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. A core program of the Henry Street Settlement, Abrons believes that access to the arts is essential to a free and healthy society. Through performance presentations, exhibitions, education programs, and residencies, Abrons mobilizes communities with the transformative power of art.

BAILFRONT is a donation-based store that flips items contributed by artists, writers and presses and redistributes the proceeds to bailout/mutual aid organizations like Emergency Release Funds, CovidBailoutNYC and Survived & Punished. We’re always accepting donations <3


Friend of a Friend builds networks of support with our unhoused friends and neighbors in Lower Manhattan.

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Introducing…. the East Village Fanzine, Issue 2! ⁠With another East Village Zine Fair comes another issue of the East Village Fanzine—our fair guide, but more so a love letter to the East Village, the neighborhood that both of our organizations currently call home. In this issue, you’ll find features by members of our organizations as well as our extended community, including: a talk with the owners and operators of the EV’s favorite venue for poetry readings; a look inside Tango Night at the Ukranian East Village Restaurant; intel on the #1 best spot to cry in the EV; Gary Indiana fan fiction; and more. ⁠

The East Village Fanzine will be available free of charge at the Zine Fair this Saturday the 18th. Edited and designed by Hayley Earnest.

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We know that there are far more zine makers in New York than there are tables available at the fair. So, 8-Ball will have a Drop-Off Table where anyone can sell their zines! You can drop off a stack of up to 6 zines, of which 8-Ball will sell 5 and keep 1 to be entered into their archive/library—think of it like a free consignment table. The step-by-step:

1. Drop off up to six zines at the 8-Ball Drop-Off Table
2. Enjoy the fair!
3. When you’re ready to leave, come back to the Drop-Off Table
4. We give you your zines and cash!
5. You now have fewer zines, but more cash! (Use it to buy zines?)

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After the East Village Zine Fair, join us for a rooftop poetry reading at 38 St Marks Pl hosted by 8-Ball fair organizer Em Brill.

The East Village Zine Fair is made possible by our sponsors, Carhartt Work In Progress, Karma, Fortnight Institute, and Kapp Kapp; and the generous support of Below The Line Production Supply, Endless Editions, Keigo Prints Inc., and Essentia.

Flier artwork and design by Jason Wright, EVZF font by Dana Burns.

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