Many years ago, I attended a kukai held at Poets House, NY, which was then in an old building in SOHO. I think the kukai was called "Seventh Street Haiku Club". Dee Evitt was leading the kukai, and Cor van den Heuvel was there,too, but I did not know who was who then because that was my first exposure to English haiku, and also it was the beginning of my involvement with haiku and haiga.
The Poets House has a new place now, in a quite modern building. I made an offer to donate my haiga books, and they are happy to accept my offer.
I wrote about the experience in the following blog post.