"Runway to Love"

A fashion show to celebrate the late All About Love author bell hooks

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

2-4 p.m.

Principles GI Coffee House, 139 Ninth St, Brooklyn, NY

Dress up or down: eccentric, ethnic, handmade, repurposed, vintage, etc. Transform the cafe aisle into a runway of love to celebrate small acts of kindness we do or witness. Or read a simple quote of bell's we'll provide. Here's one: "Love is an action, never simply a feeling."


"La Festa di la Madonna Nera: Black Madonna Festival"

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022

7 p.m.

Phoenix Bar, 447 E. 13th St, New York, NY

The Ferlinghetti Girls with Black Madonna Festival supplicant Joe Sciorra

"Voci Del Mare: Giving Mermaids Back Their Voice"

Saturday, June 18, 2022 The Mermaid Parade, Coney Island

10-1 p.m.

Boardwalk near West 12th Street


From left to right: Gabriella Belfiglio, Paola Corso, Phyllis Cappello

"Exercise in Love"

(Diane di Prima Tribute at the Soapbox Gallery)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

8-9 p.m.

with Clotilde & Chris McCarthy

Special Guests: The Ferlinghetti Girls

Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY 11238 (MAP)

Introducing The Ferlinghetti Girls!

Thursday, March 24, 2022
(The 103rd Anniversary of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's birth)Dove Sta Amore?

Where Lies Love?

Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 1 pm

Reigelmann Boardwalk
(near West 12th St stairs in front of Ruby's)

Coney Island, NY

Join The Ferlinghetti Girls, Brooklyn poets Gabriella Belfiglio, Phyllis Capello & Paola Corso as they celebrate Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) and his seminal 1955 book, A Coney Island of the Mind.

Meet in Coney Island on the Reigelmann Boardwalk, closest to the West 12th St stairs.

Let's honor his work, share some poetry, and invite the community to respond to the question of where love lies in their lives. Tell us your answer!