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MOCA Check In: Esther Park

Moca check in: ester park

Name and title/occupation
Esther Park, VP of Programming at Oolite Arts


What are you reading/watching/listening to?
Currently, I’m re-reading “The Gift” by Lewis Hyde; watching “Ramy” on HULU; listening to the new YaeJi album entitled “What We Draw”

How has your work changed now that you are doing it from home?
It’s been great. I feel more focused and have built a pretty stable schedule based on this new routine. Also, I’ve been able to sneak a 30 min nap in the middle of the afternoon, depending on how packed my schedule is.

Have you taken up any new activities?
I started a fake podcast with a friend of mine. We did 3 episodes already where we interview friends as an opportunity to check-in, vent, crack jokes and be vulnerable. We have no idea what we’re doing but these gems are living in the digital cloud somewhere.

What are you looking forward to doing once we are no longer sequestered?
Hugging as many people as I can.

Do you have a MOCA memory that you want to share?
I have so many amazing MOCA memories but my favorite memory is when I was able to put on a breakdance battle in front of the old MOCA at Goldman Warehouse back in 2007 in honor of Merce Cunningham’s debut in Miami and when Wynwood was really just MOCA and the restaurant Joey’s! We had the best turn-out, so many locals came through, and we even got Maseo from De La Soul to DJ. I can honestly say, that might’ve been the first real “block party” in Wynwood.

Moca check in: ester park, a breakdance battle in front of the old MOCA at Goldman Warehouse back in 2007 in honor of Merce Cunningham’s debut in Miami and when Wynwood was really just MOCA and the restaurant Joey’s
Breakdance battle in front of the old MOCA at Goldman Warehouse