S.O.S. Outreach - The Laundromat Project


Leaflet is also translated into Spanish to engage the public better.


There is a lack of access to fresh produce in the neighborhood of Tomkinsville and St. George in Staten Island. Yes, there is a summer farmer's market at the municipal parking lot but not every resident can afford to buy from the farmers market. Why the most simply and straight forward argiculture practice can't sustain the need of everyone? Shouldn't produce be more affordable when the farmer did not buy synthetic fertilizer and did not use harmful poison to control the weeds and pest? Let's not wait for the law to pass, the politician to appear to television, let plants some of the crops ourselves. Let's get inspired and work together and formed a community garden and be self sustainable.

Let’s Green Up Our Neighborhood! Learn how to compost, raise egg laying chickens and participate in a seed exchange. See what other gardeners are growing in Staten Island. Saturday June 12, 26 and July 10, 2-4pm here at Victory Laundromat. This S.O.S. (Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship.) programming is an art project by an artist and your neighbor, Tattfoo Tan and commissioned in part by The Laundromat Project. The Laundromat Project is a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to the well-being of people of color living on low incomes. Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies, we bring art programs to where our neighbors already are: the local laundromat. In this way, we aim to raise the quality of life in New York City for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities. We understand that art exhibits may seem off-limits to the uninitiated. And in turn, the average person may feel locked out of their own creativity. To root art making in reality, every year we invite local artists of color to create public art projects in and/or around their neighborhood coin-ops through our Create Change program.

Let this bi-weekly programming be a catalyst to a greener future and create change in our own neighborhood.

This project was developed and commissioned in part by The Laundromat Project's Create Change Public Artist Residency Program.




These recycle detergent bottles planters are fills with corn seedlings that will be given away at the Laundromat Project's event.


 We are pround to showcase the debut of Cat Wizard from Furgus Farm at The Laundormat Project.