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Thank you so much for your ongoing support for ABC No Rio. We know that progress with the new building has seemed slow, but please be assured, we are moving forward. It's been tough and we're glad that you've had our back. We hope that we can count on your continued support as we move into 2020. In anticipation of the New Year, one of our regular supporters, a former volunteer, will match the first $2,020 donations that come in.

After excavating additional test pits to confirm existing conditions at one of the adjacent properties, we determined a redesign of our foundation and support of excavation plans was required. We're also resolving some outstanding access issues with our neighbors. We hope to have more good news on the building for you soon - but for now want to share an update on our regular programming, which stays strong.

While we may not have our building quite yet, thanks to the ABC No Rio volunteer collectives, our programs and projects carry on in exile at other spaces. Our screen-printing shop continues every Thursday in Bushwick; the hardcore/punk crew is booking matinees at the People's Forum in midtown; and our Zine Library, "in exile" at the Clemente, right around the corner from our Rivington Street site, welcomes scholars, students and zine aficionados.

Exhibitions continue in partnership with other organizations and at other venues. Through Sickness + Health at Bullet Space/292 Gallery, fifteen artists examined illness, disease and decay, prophylaxis, cure and vitality. Through a powerful discussion panel, many shared the personal experiences that inspired their work.

For Lower East Side History Month, we worked with the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space to present History in a Box, drawing on our zine collection and historic neighborhood newspapers to explore downtown culture and politics in the 80s and 90s. We hosted three events - a panel with the founders of the National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side and the Unbearables Assembling Magazine, another with the publishers and editors of alternative and neighborhood newspapers from the period, and a presentation by contributors to the political comics anthology World War 3 Illustrated.

The Art of the Score and More (When Art, Music, Scoring and Instrumentation Collide) at 519 Evergreen in Bushwick featured work based on musical scoring and notation (or scoring based on visual art), and musical instruments as sculpture (or sculpture based on musical instruments). A series of concerts and sound-art amplified the themes in the exhibition.

We're wrapping up the year by getting back to the streets and to No Rio's roots with the exhibition No New Jails NYC - The Art & Design of a Movement, a collaboration with the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space and the No New Jails campaign to look at the design, art, movement, dance, and cultural work critical to grassroots organizing against the plan to build four new jails in New York City. The exhibition runs through January 15 and we hope you'll visit the show at MoRUS at 155 Avenue C.

We trust that you will join our matching donor, and that we can count on your generous tax-deductible contribution to ABC No Rio as the year comes to a close. Your support remains important to us.

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 your 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

From all of us at ABC No Rio: We wish you all the best in the New Year!

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.




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