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GraffitiStomp: Under The EL, featuring writer/artist Louie KR.ONE Gasparro
Sat, September 24, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
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Two-time author and Astoria, Queens native Louie "KR.ONE" Gasparro ("DON1 The King of Queens, The Life and Photos of a NYC Transit Graffiti Master" and the upcoming "Kolorstorm: The Art of Louie 'KR.ONE' Gasparro") joins forces with born-and-raised New Yorker & licensed NYC tour guide, Long Island City-based QueensStomp creator Connie Murray to show you specific Astoria-based 1970s subway graffiti history as well as insight of current street art as it has evolved at Welling Court.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about NYC street art history from someone who actually lived it where and when it happened, as a Queens kid who started writing on subway cars as a tween in 1977: as one of twelve children born in Manhattan to Italian immigrants then raised in the Astoria / Long Island City section Queens, NYC, Louie "KR.ONE" found his inspirations and earliest influences in the Saturday morning cartoons of his childhood and was heavily influenced by, as well as took part in, the rolling art of NYC's Subway Graffiti era from 1977-1983 and was primarily affiliated with MTA writing groups groups such as TSS (The Super Squad) RTW (Rolling Thunder Writers) NWA (New Wave Artists) and MAFIA (Masters Administration For Incredible Artists).
Starting place for this walking tour is two blocks away from the 30th Avenue Subway Station at 31st Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria, Queens. This tour will last about 2 & 1/2 hours, wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring water, sunblock, umbrella and sunglasses as needed. This is a rain or shine event, no refunds given
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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No, families are welcomed, but be prepared to be outside and walking
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The N/Q MTA subway lines to 30th Avenue in Astoria; the tour starts two blocks from there. Parking in the area is not the easiest so public transportation is highly recommended
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Direct contact info will be supplied upon payment
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes: contact the event organizer to arrange
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, paperless is prefered so please use the Eventbrite app or have the confirmation email ready in your device
What is the refund policy?
No refunds but transfers are available, contact the event organizer