The Day | Penley Preps for RNC Convention

Gumball TreasuryJoann Jovinelly At the flea market on East 11th Street, which will soon close.

Good morning, East Village.

The Daily Beast chatted with protestors camping out in Tampa, Florida in anticipation of the Republican National Convention, and guess who was working the media tent in Romneyville? John Penley, the “longtime East Village anarchist activist.” He tells the Web site that roughly 600 protesters from New York will join rallies against the Republican agenda.

The New Yorker notes that Nublu will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at Le Poisson Rouge on September 13. That means for one night only, cocktail service is back!

The Times gives props to Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s performance of the opera “Dialogues des Carmélites,” performed at East 13th Street Theater. “The singers in the Dell’Arte performance, directed with eloquent simplicity by Victoria Crutchfield on a set consisting of little more than some chairs, were largely up to the task, singing with force and musicality and acting with unexaggerated sobriety.”

The Daily News has the heartwarming story of an sanitation worker who sifted through the trash to find an East Village artist’s wedding ring.

EV Grieve hears word that Duane Reade will expand on Avenue B.

East Village Eats notes that Goat Town has a fried chicken extravaganza planned for Labor Day.