Thursday, August 20, 2009

Save La Pregunta!!

I live right around the corner from La Pregunta. I must say this is a place where many dope shows has taken place. It has become a place for artist, painters, poets, MC's, activist, and supporters...I heard they was facing closer bcuz of lack of funds.. So come through and show support this Sat. during there fundraiser....

Join us this Saturday, August 22,
from 4pm to 4am

For a 12- hour extravaganza featuring Art, Music, Performances, Fashion, Food and Libations - all for the worthy cause of saving the La Pregunta Arts Café.

A $10 Donation gets you in the door for all 12 hours, plus a food tasting of delicious La Pregunta treats. A $12 Donation gets your name in the lottery for artwork, makeovers, gift certificates, clothing, eyewear and many other prizes donated by local businesses.

There will be $3 beers, signature sangrias and spiked smoothies all day and night long. Come party, celebrate and drink for this noble cause. For those who can't make it to this all day event and would like to contribute to the cause, you can visit our website at to make your contribution.
¿Why Save La Pregunta?
A message from La Pregunta founder Yscaira Jimenez

"A slow economy and a losing battle with financial institutions resulted in an eviction notice last week. I started La Pregunta for the uptown and working class communities of New York City. La Pregunta belongs to you. It belongs to the poets, musicians, filmmakers, painters, photographers, writers, comedians, actors, playwrights, producers, designers, students, teachers, PTA's, entrepreneurs and members of non-profit organizations. It belongs to the janitor, home attendant, cashier, baby-sitter, beautician, banker, bodeguero, street vendor and MTA worker. It belongs to Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx. This space has been offered to you either free of charge or at a low cost for you to share your talent and message with the community. Now La Pregunta needs you."

¿Que es La Pregunta?
About La Pregunta

La Pregunta is part Nuevo Latino cafe, part community meeting place, part performance venue, part arts lounge. It is a place to share and create culture, or simply kick back and enjoy the positive uplifting atmosphere. La Pregunta's mission is to provide a space to share and support the abundant creative and intellectual energy of uptown Manhattan and other working class and immigrant neighborhoods. La Pregunta is especially committed to working with emerging artists from around the world, community based organizations, neighboring schools and demographic groups who have been historically underrepresented in the mainstream cultural institutions of the city. For years, uptown talent has been commuting downtown to perform. Now, at La Pregunta, artists, organizations and audiences have their own space, around the corner, in their neighborhood.

For more information and to donate to the cause online, visit our website at:

Location & Information:

La Pregunta Arts Cafe
1528 Amsterdam Ave (btw 135 & 136 St)

New York, New York 10031

1 train to 137 St - City College

Media Contact: Jessica Vosburgh, Events and Gallery Curator

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