General Access Information
This occasion is first and foremost a space for gathering across multiple realms–virtual and in person. None of it is possible without IWBWYE’s Access Coordinator Madison Zalopany and the care, commitment, and imagination of all of the access workers, consultants, and friends in bringing this occasion into being. Thank you. We’d also like to deeply thank Dickie Hearts for Access Consultation. Special shout out to Alexis Fagan for elaborating the Low Stim room with artworks and more. Shout out to Finnegan Shannon and Carolyn Lazard for providing seating that are both artworks and access. Thank you Constantine for the haptic touches on the already extant seating too.
Performances and moments orchestrated through aesthetic encounters will occur throughout the day. That said, the time in between, alongside, before, and after the artworks, poems, and music shared are the true spirit and intent of this day. As much as we love everyone who is performing, we love the fact that everyone will also, hopefully, be hanging out, too. Throughout the day people will be arriving and leaving, coming and going, and moving between the courtyard and Performance Space’s interior. We hope that the access infrastructure we have planned will be able to hold the different comings and goings we know of, as well as those we have no way of knowing will occur. We don’t separate access from life, life from access or access from fun. We know it won’t all go perfectly and that access interference may occur. When it does, we hope we’ll move through this together. We know that human is tech and tech is human and that both experience interruptions. We know that improvisation is our condition. With all of these realities as our intentions we’ve organized the following access presences and infrastructures:
Livestream connectivity between in-person and online attendance via Zoom. Zoom breakout rooms, including a quiet-only breakout room. Live CART captioning. Online ASL interpretation for performances and breakout rooms. Access doulas providing audio and image description.
Livestream connectivity between in-person and online attendance via Zoom. In-person ASL interpretation for performances as well as an informal conversation among attendees. Access doulas providing audio and image description. Quiet rooms and quiet-er rooms will be open both inside Performance Space as well as outdoors in an area adjoining the courtyard. Wayfinding signage will be provided onsite. A large canopy will provide shade and cover in the event of rain with multiple seating spaces and seating options available, including seating with vibrational transducer frequency tactile input.
This is a primarily outdoor and online event, with an outdoor stage and projection screen and indoor spaces including bathrooms and a low-stim room. Many people will be wearing masks. Some of us can’t wear masks, and for others of us masks make communicating impossible. If you can maintain distance while communicating and hanging out, please do. If you can wear a mask please do. “Smile” see-through masks will be available onsite. Please stay home and rest if you’re experiencing Covid-related symptoms. Please attend online with us.
Food will be onsite at Performance Space with gluten-free and vegetarian options.
ADA all-gender bathrooms are located inside Performance Space on the 4th and 5th floors. These uncaptioned videos show the 4th-floor and the 5th-floor bathrooms.
Both in-person and online attendance is free with RSVP. Please RSVP here.
Getting in Touch
If you or a friend require a particular form of support or translation not listed here or in the event descriptions, we would love to connect. Email us at boxoffice@PerformanceSpaceNewYork.org. Advance notice is appreciated and requests made by June 9 will have the best chance of being met.
Performance Space New York is located at 150 First Avenue at the corner of 9th Street in Manhattan. The courtyard is step-free with a gridded flooring overlaying gravel. A large canopy will provide shade and cover in the event of rain, with multiple seating options available. Animals are welcome.
Audience Travel Fund
Getting around New York City is expensive. For local accessible transport in the form of a Lyft/Uber voucher or reimbursement please fill out this form by June 19.
Getting to Performance Space
Click each train stop to view a video route to Performance Space New York.
L train to 1st Avenue
6 train to Astor Place
F train to 2nd Avenue
R/W trains to 8 Street Station
4/5/6/N/Q/R trains to Union Square – wheelchair accessible
6/B/D/F/M trains to Bleeker/Broadway-Lafayette Street – wheelchair accessible
M8– St Marks Place/ 1st Avenue, East 9th Street/1st Avenue
M14a– Avenue A/ East 9th Street
M15– 1st Avenue/ St. Marks Place
Note: If you are new to Access-A-Ride, it may take up to 21 days to process your application. Please plan accordingly.
Limited street parking is available close to Performance Space New York. Please read street signs carefully. Meter rates are posted on each parking meter, typically $4 for the first hour, and $10.75 for 2-hour increments.
The closest parking garage to Performance Space New York can be found at 310 East 11th Street between First and Second Avenues, 0.2 miles from Performance Space. Please call (212) 475-5262 to inquire about their rates if you are interested.
In the event of rain, no ceremonial fire will take place.
Air Quality Contingency
In the event of outdoor Air Quality Index (AQI) numbers projected to reach or exceed 100, this event will be rescheduled or moved to an improvised Zoom room. This event is planned as a hybridized event where our camera crews send multiple angles to Zoom from the Courtyard and our Access Teams are coordinated in and across both spaces. We cannot simply move it all to Zoom in the same ways nor will we move it all inside. No one left behind. We will update all ticket holders on or before June 20th.
General Access Information