Tomorrow is the public memorial celebration for Chloe Dzubilo at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square at 2:00 pm. She will be celebrated by singers, artists, filmmakers, and activists.
A transgender and HIV/AIDS activist, an artist, writer, and punk rocker, Chloe moved to the East Village in 1982. She died on February 18, falling onto the subway tracks while disoriented from overmedication. She was 50 years old.
If you didn't know her, you noticed her. Maybe walking around the East Village, as she said, "wandering around the neighborhood that I am sadly watching disappear." Or playing with her band at CBGB's or Meow Mix. Or at a book party or a poetry reading. At a rally or a march. When you saw her, you were reminded of what the neighborhood was all about.
People like Chloe keep vanishing from the city, for one reason or another. It seems that when one like her goes, 100 cardboard cut-outs fill the space left behind. The city, and the East Village, will be that much less vital, less alive without her.
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And visit Chloe's Facebook memorial page here.