A delirious evening of riotous music, dazzling acrobatics, and amazing photography to celebrate the launch of Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity!
Saturday May 30th, 7pm until late
Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th St
$10 suggested donation
** no one turned away for lack of funds **
>> FEATURING! <<
Hungry March Band – http://hungrymarchband.com
Renegade 20-piece ensemble with an inimitable brass sound combined with inspired, eclectic dance.
Morgan O'Kane Music – http://www.morganokanemusic.com
Banjo-playing, tambourine-toting busker extraordinaire, playing folk and bluegrass with a punk twist.
Batala New York City – http://batala.nyc
50+ member all-female Afro-Brazilian samba-reggae percussion group, ecstatically playing the music of Salvador da Bahia.
>> PLUS! <<
Aerialists from House of YES, Big Sky Works, and The Muse!
Flaming saxophone by Stefan Zeniuk!
Dancing late into the night with DJ Dirtyfinger!
>> AND! <<
A group photo show featuring the fantastic Brooklyn Spaces photographers!
* Maximus Commissar * Alix Piorun * Walter Wlodarczyk * Kit Crenshaw * Tod Seelie * Julia Roberts * Shannon Carroll * Michael Blase * Irene Remi Pann * Jon Handel *
>> ALSO! <<
Food trucks! Booze! Books for sale! Surprises! A preposterous amount of fun!!!
>> ABOUT THE BOOK <<
In Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity, Oriana Leckert introduces us to the creators driving Brooklyn’s cultural renaissance, and in their company takes us on a tour of adapted, hacked, and reused alternative spaces. Whether a graffiti art show in an abandoned power station, a circus school in a former ice warehouse, or a shuffleboard club in a disused die-cutting factory, these spaces present a vibrant cross-section of life in the borough where trends in music, fashion, food, and lifestyle are set. These are spaces to make art together, throw parties and concerts, host classes and performances, grow vegetables, build innovative products, and, most importantly, to support and inspire one another while welcoming more and more collaborators into the fold.
Preorder here! http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934282