The Fortune Society’s Creative Arts Festival

Saturday, June 22 | 1 – 6pm

Celebrate community, liberation and healing through the Arts with the Long Island City-based non-profit dedicated to building people, not prisons. Enjoy family-friendly festivities, including hands-on art-making workshops, live music, spoken word performances, food for purchase and more. More details to come!

Bring some sunblock, grab a blanket or chair, and hang out with us on the waterfront! The event is free, no RSVP required.

Erobos Abzu Lamashtu OKA “E”
Tiffany Amezquita
Orlando Bonilla
Tony Cruz Celestine
Noey Christ
David Coleman
Greg Doughty
Becky Jane Dunham
Alex Emerson
Nestor “Panama” Eversley
Jonathan Finkelman
Rev. Keith Gadson
Tanell Gaskin
Kevin Gray
Felix Guzman
Luz Hernandez
Julie Herrnkind
Nevel Heslop
Rubi Hochland
Tyler Hoppin’

Ervin “Easy” Hunt
Clemese Jack
Bruce Leroy
Francisco Lino
Luz The Goddess
Marshall McDermott aka Mr. Spades
Ashante Paige
Victor Quinteros Marquina
Dawud Rahman
Nadene “Isis” Richardson

Joshua Ruby Torres
Mic Ruiz
Tony Skies
Barry Sloan
David Stewart
Gerard Tanella
Helen Taylor
Jasmine Thomas
Ben Villaronga
Marvin Wade
Hilton Webb Jr.
Samantha White
Timmy the Train Eater
Ryan Blustone Bennett – Forever in Our Hearts

Contributing Artists
Yazmany Arboleda
Laura Ceron Melo
Russell Craig
Olivier Dabisso
Alyson Fraser Diaz
Karen Hadju
Daniel Kelly
Lee Kim
Bob Krasner
Francisco Lino
Jamie Maleszka
Mychal Pagan/Papillon Creative LabMario Wright
Cinthia Pimentel
Jenny Polak
Queen Robinson
ingrid romero
Robert Rose
John Runowicz
Jacob Shwartz
Andrew Tate
Jasmine Thomas
Stephan William
Marie Williams
Mario Wright

Echoes of Incarceration
Emancipated Stories
Freedom Agenda
The Gate Money Program Bill Campaign
The People’s Bus

Food Vendors
J&A Craving Catering
Pinche Vegana



The Fortune Society 

The Fortune Society’s (Fortune) mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. The agency offers support to New Yorkers following the trauma of legal system involvement and incarceration and helps to bridge the many systemic divides that are barriers to individual and community success. We do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision. Since the organization’s inception more than 50 years ago, Fortune has been committed to using the restorative capacities of art and art-making to promote healing through the arts and to help to realize possibilities for more just collective futures.

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The Fortune Society’s Creative Arts Festival is made possible by funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund.