Thursday, March 22, 2007

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players To Play NYC Food Co-op Benefit

From the press release:

4th St. Food Co-op's Renegade Benefit Show: Help Save Community!
Local Food Co-op vs Corporate Behemoths

The 4th St. Food Co-op: Manhattan's ONLY nonprofit, volunteer run, anti-corporate, organic, vegetarian, food/bulk goods storefront, is holding their first annual benefit!

A star studded lineup will join forces to raise awareness and much needed fundage for the 4th St. Food Co-op, an overlooked diamond in the rough. In light of the imminent arrival of the new Whole Foods megaplex around the corner that is scheduled to open on March 29 (exceeding an entire avenue!). After more than thirteen years in the neighborhood, the 4th St. Food Co-op is planning a major "green" in-store renovation, using sustainable methods and renewable materials.
The co-op is already facing fiscal challenges due to mounting debt and needs support to continue to bring organic food to the community. These obstacles combined make this timely event more urgent and pertinent than ever before.

The magic will ensue between 10pm (sharp)-midnight on Friday, April 6th @ the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, NY, NY). $10 donation at the door.

Performances by co-cop supporters including:

Pioneers of the indie-vaudville-conceptual-art-rock slideshow genre the
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

Reggie Watts the super human with a sampler, operatic beat boxing prodigy, alternative comedian

NYC's premier Antifolk swamp rock duo, Schwervon! "Unplugged"

Former 80's actress turned quirky comedian extraordinare, Sue Ball

...and surprise celebrity guests too huge to mention due to contractual obligations.

These artists share two things in common: alternative lifestyles and unmatched showmanship. All will grace the stage in a valiant attempt to save the 4th St. Co-op!

Donations by vegan dessert sorceress Yoli Cakes (, fair trade supporters Gimme Coffee (, organic beauty experts The Beehive Salon (, holistic healer Michelle Kasmir, culinary whizzes Tina and Rachel Trachtenburg and various items from 4th St. Coop suppliers will be raffled/auctioned off.

About the 4th St. Food Co-op: Recently featured in the NY Times and located at 58 E 4th St. (between 2nd Ave and Bowery), the co-op endorses, "food for people, not for profit." The store is open seven days a week and everyone is welcome to shop, member or not. The co-op is committed to supporting local organic farms and grassroots vendors. All work is done on a purely volunteer basis. Utilities are 100% wind powered! For more information visit

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - "What Will The Corporation Do? mp3 buy

Reggie Watts - "Movin' On (Secure Unit remix)" mp3

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