[WE ARE HERE Festival] Plant Walk with Herban Cura

Presented in partnership with the WE ARE HERE Festival

Gather with HERBAN CURA to meet the plants that thrive along the East River. On this walk along ancestral land,  you will learn a brief history of Manahatta, how to meet plants, plant identification, medicinal and nutritional properties of plants, an overview of how to make medicine, and honorable harvest.


HERBAN CURA evolved from the acknowledgement that the urban landscape can be taxing on our physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Our response to this urban disconnect is to provide inclusive spaces of healing, learning, and collaboration. We make these spaces accessible to varying communities in New York City by offering sliding scale pricing and hosting gatherings in every borough. As healers we observe an inherent integrity present in Nature. In natural systems there is no waste. Difference enriches landscapes and abundance surges forth from simplicity. We aim to support the process of awakening these values in our Urban World.

WE ARE HERE is three-day arts festival exploring Indigenous past, present and future, curated by Abrons Arts Center 2019 AIRspace Curatorial Resident Aru Apaza. The festival will include work by Indigenous visual artists, filmmakers and musicians who utilize their own technologies, ancestral knowledge, and survival tactics to reflect on what it means to live a “balanced” life during the “unbalanced” times of late stage capitalism.


WE ARE HERE is made possible by the New York Women’s Foundation, American Indian Community House, Abrons Arts Center and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance Leadership Fellowship.

The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Govenor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image: Herban Cura