August 2013

NYC BM Newsletter

Issue #4- AUGUST 2013

Welcome to the NYC Burning Man Monthly Newsletter.

Our goal is to provide local, E. Coast regional and BRC info for and about our Burner Community. This is also a great outlet to streamline and disseminate information about deadlines and events pertaining not only to Burning Man but also to local community and participatory gatherings.
This is for the past, present and future Burners, young and old, seasoned and new to get the information which will help them/you plug-into the community the way that suits you best, with…
-Day events and Night events
*{have kids and/or just want a picnic/outside gathering? Looking for a Newbie orientation? Want an all-night party? Here, there’s something for everyone!
-NYC and E. Coast events & Burns
*{can’t get to the Man in Nevada but want to burn locally? Look no further..actually look below}

*In this issue

PRE-PLAYA (East Coast)

1. Newbie Picnic and Orientation (NYC – Central Park July 30th)
2. DISORIENT presents: COUNTRY CLUB (Upstate NY – Aug. 2-4)
3. PHILADELPHIA  CONTAINER LOAD-IN (Philadelphia – Aug. 10)
4. NYC CONTAINER LOAD-IN (New Jersey – Aug. 10th)
5. Camp Tsunami Bass in Booshwick presents EPICENTER:03:Wave Particle Duality Camp (Brooklyn – Aug. 10)
6. Second Annual Bathroom Beacons Toilet Bowl-A-Thon & George’s Birthday Celebration! (Brooklyn – Aug. 11)


7. Broken Angel Bathhouse


8. ‘Dimension of Accessibility’ (BRC DoA) located in Center Camp at 7 o’clock!  (Anytime)
9. The Fairy Princess Tent… (Anytime)
10. Burning Survivors Walk to the Temple (Monday 6pm)
11. Burning Man 50k AND 5k (Wednesday 5am)
12. NYC CORE 2013: Star of the City (Thursday 5:30pm)
13. Support the Empire Fire Collective! (Saturday Night)


Zhenya Shabs– The Sexy Russian Woman
Andrew Sewell (aka Dr. Mercury – Connecticut Regional)



1. Newbie Picnic and Orientation (NYC – Central Park July 30th)

WHAT:  Newbie/Virgin/Burner Picnic!
WHERE: Central Park – the Great Lawn (South End)
WHEN: TUESDAY JULY 30th  (Raindate Wednesday July 31st)

Starting about 6pm
*First time going to Burning Man and have questions?
*Wondering about That Thing in the Desert and want to learn more about it?
*Been a few times and want to meet other community members?
*Been a bunch of times and want to help answer questions and share your experiences with new burners?

Bring a chair, blanket, water.. snacks to share, an open mind and great energy! We’ll be gathering at the South end of the Great Lawn of Central Park starting at about 6pm.
(Look for the balloons)


2. DISORIENT presents: COUNTRY CLUB (Upstate NY – Aug. 2-4)

2 hrs. from NYC, 3 hrs. from Boston.
Exact location will be sent to ticket buyers week of event.
No tickets will be sold at the gate
Tickets & Info:
RSVP & Invite Friends:
Country Club is deep chilling with Disorient. It’s three days of off the grid relaxation where blissful self-reliance meets massive multiplayer participation. It’s a blank canvas for music, fire, art, and performance, where every host is our guest, and every guest is our host. Create your own art and interactivity and come to play! There is no vending at Country Club, and no vending is allowed . Bring everything you need for survival and well-being including shade, food and water. You may bring your pets but please be mindful of them, as there are coyotes in the area. Most of the camping site is in the woods. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE event.


3. PHILADELPHIA  CONTAINER LOAD-IN (Philadelphia – Aug. 10)

***Space still available***
The 2nd Philadelphia Container to Burning Man is on Sale! The demand is high, so please get your tickets before space fills up!
Please read the following information carefully!
Hello! Due to the extreme demand this year, we are opening up a second container to BRC.
1581 N Randolph Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
1581 N Randolph Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

There is no guaranteed arrival date on the playa. Once it leaves Philly, we have NO control. It has been made it clear to the shippers the nature of the shipment and that it can be an issue of someone’s survival if the container is late. Don’t pack perishables or your prescriptions in the container!
Home Depot:
Please pack into these yellow topped bins. These bins have been tried and proven from years of shipping gear to BRC. Space on the container will be sold in 6 cubic feet increments for $54, which roughly translates to $9.00 per cubic foot. If you have odd sized items that do not fit in these bins, you will be responsible for the volumetric rectangular space it takes up. We will not refund,
ALL BIKES MUST BE BOXED. ONE (1) STANDARD BIKE BOX IS EQUAL TO TWO (2) TICKETS. You must purchase 2 tickets per bike box


4. NYC CONTAINER LOAD-IN (New Jersey – Aug. 10th)

It’s almost that time, the lot is reserved, the containers ordered, here’s a quick rundown of what everyone needs to know.
This is a community event, come load, help, eat, drink, be merry.  We have a good team of volunteers, we’ve been doing this now for 8 years. We’ll all be working hard, while having a good time.
Read it, Please, really read it first.
Date: Saturday Aug 10th.
Time: 9am-6pm, each purchaser has been notified of a load in time window, please adhere to it. Showing up at 9am when you’re loading in at 4pm will NOT get your stuff on any quicker. We’ll just put you to work.
Where: Parking lot at the intersection of Warren and Morgan Sts
(350 Morgan for GPS)
Jersey City, NJ 07301.
For those not driving, we are 1 block east of the Grove St Path Station. for maps, etc.
Know what is not allowed on the containers. Explosives, flammable liquid or gases, this includes anything that had flammables in it before, no compressed gases, this included canned air.  No illegal substances, we are ultimately responsible for what is loaded and we will not end up in jail so you can have a good time. Any questions refer to the website. Make sure that your bins/boxes/whatnot are properly labeled.
This should include:
Your Real Name-Your Real Address-A working contact number.-Playa Name-Camp Name-Camp Address.
It’s important that you put your real name and contact info on everything. If there is an issue w/ the containers and you want your stuff back, I’ll guarantee you the shippers or authorities are not going to bother to try to contact Little Lord Puffy Pants, they will reach out to John or Jane Doe. If you have any odd shaped, over sized or really heavy items, contact the container at ASAP.
Remember while we have people helping w/ Load In, you are responsible for getting your stuff on and off the containers. We do not provide help on the playa, so plan accordingly.  We do not offer lifts, hand trucks, derricks, cranes, trains or automobiles either in JC or BRC.  Make sure you are prepared to load and unload your stuff w/out help.
Waivers: If you are loading gear for someone else, make sure you have a notarized waiver, you can get a copy by emailing Without the waiver you will not be able to load anything onto the containers.  The waiver confirms that YOU are taking responsibility for their stuff.
Volunteers: A call will be going out this week, we need people to measure, parking badgers and a host of other parts to play. If interested, send me a note,
Remember, we are Volunteers and we GUARANTEE NOTHING.

Nickname, Cin and the rest of the Container crew.


5. Camp Tsunami Bass in Booshwick presents EPICENTER:03:Wave Particle Duality Camp (Brooklyn – Aug. 10)

Camp Tsunami Bass Experience
The Booshwick campus of the Tsunami Bass Experience Multiversity of Bass Culture Appreciation (first established in Black Rock City at 10 o’clock & Graduation in 2011) is proud to sponsor a special community gathering intended to both educate & facilitate, EPICENTER:03: an experimental exploration into Wave Particle Duality. Enter the Tsunami Bass LAB~oratory, discover your zone of proximal development and refreshen those multi-sensory perceptions on SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2013.
Sadly this will be our final event at the current HOUSE of YES so we fully intend to make it extraordinary as well as Extraterrestrial!! We will be presenting a very similar version of our playa experience we will be delivering at our home in BRC at 10 o’clock & E.T. We hope you will join us as we continue the Tsunami Bass mission by showcasing some of the finest low-frequency producer “professors” in North America, utilizing the full force of the TSUNAMI BASS SOUND SYSTEM to deliver their lessons! We hope you will join us to experience a whole new dimension of bass culture appreciation and enlighten your perceptions! T’is high time & tide to let go of them quantum strings and fall forward, into the future!! not backwards into the past…. Cheers ~}*{~ ShiZaru & Morphous, CampTsunami Bass
For details click here
Or if you prefer to pay at the door discount password, simply provide the The Camp Tsunami Bass Experience address on playa for 2013!! to your lovely door being.

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6. Second Annual Bathroom Beacons Toilet Bowl-A-Thon & George’s Birthday Celebration! (Brooklyn – Aug. 11)

Do you have what it takes to win the title of Toilet Bowl Champion?
The Toilet Bowl is a bowl-a-thon and party with costumes, booze and great music to benefit the Bathroom Beacons Project. Please join us for the Second Annual Toilet Bowl-A-Thon and George F. Ingalls birthday on Sunday, August 11th 2– 8:30 PM at The Gutter in Brooklyn, NY!
BOWL! Form a theme team– haul out those costumes and come up with a name.  Or show up stag and we’ll hook you up!  You might get to join the Sexy Nurse team! DRINK and DANCE! Even if you don’t want to bowl, booze it up at The Gutter’s full bar and move to the grooves of this fabulous DJ Lineup:
– SmallChange (No Parking NYC | WFMU)
– Barney iLLer (Vitamin B NYC | Mischief)
– Tim The Enchanter (Vitamin B NYC)
– Orange Krush (Disorient NYC)
– Lucky (NYC DJ debut)
WIN! Fabulous prizes will be awarded to bowlers for:
– Best Team and Individual Costumes
– Most gutters rolled with the bumpers on
– Lowest Individual Scor
– Team with highest pledge amount
It’s $15 to bowl preregistered ($20 at the door), including the shoe rental, if you’re into that sort of thing.  If you just want to drink, dance, and laugh, we request that you pledge one of the theme teams for $15.
For more details, and to register, visit the Facebook event page here:

LAST CALL (for Participation)


7. Broken Angel Bathhouse

Calling all dusty playa souls… The Broken Angel Bathhouse is looking for campers! If you are a playa homeless and need a camp check us out! We are looking for all kinds of people especially those that love to make people happy!  We offer massages, healings, bath salt readings and much more!  So please email Dani at and dont forget to check out our facebook page!   See you in the dust!!!




8. ‘Dimension of Accessibility’ (BRC DoA) located in Center Camp at 7 o’clock!

The Dimension of Accessibility is a new name for an old camp providing VITAL services to the disabled burners in the interest of RADICAL INCLUSION.  We are looking for campers to join us, both able bodied and disabled. Visit our website for more info.
We offer playa tours 4x daily, as well as transportation services out to the burns for the disabled and able bodied, the disabled are served first. We have a charging station for electric wheelchairs, a wheelchair friendly Bus and tips for disabled burners – available to you on the Playa and at our website at We will have a workshop on how to make your Camp, Art or Artcar wheelchair friendly Wed. Aug 28th at high noon.
Due to a recent leadership change, we may be in the guide as either the ‘Department of Mobility’ or the shiny new name ‘Dimension of Accessibility’. Please visit!
We still have a limited number of spaces available in camp. Contact Rat Lady at
Please pass this on to anyone that you think might benefit, for this year or coming years ! Any help is appreciated, visit
Dani Moore
Rat Lady
Black Rock City Dimension of Accessibility

fairy princess gift tent

9. The Fairy Princess Tent… (Anytime)

will be in hushville on the lettered avenue. this is a sweet little tent, filled with various treats for all who wish to take a peek and
find something for themself or a friend. come visit!



10. Burning Survivors Walk to the Temple (Monday 6pm)

Join Burning Survivors as we walk from the Man to the Temple to celebrate those of us surviving cancer, honoring those not with us. Mon. 6pm, the Man
Please Join the Burning Survivors as we walk from the Man to the Temple to celebrate those of us surviving cancer, honoring those not with us. We will celebrate being ALIVE! We will honor the fight, the spirit and the challenge that is cancer. This year we walk on MONDAY at 6pm-7pm. Meet at the 12:00 side of the Man.



11. Burning Man 50k AND 5k (Wednesday 5am)
Choose your distance
Don’t forget your running shoes when packing for the playa – pick from the 5k and the 50k.
Black Rock City’s running races are a great way to see the playa in a different way, while getting that all-natural high. Run as fast or as slow as you want. Come join the fun.
Volunteers for both races and pacers wanted for the 50k – contact for more info.
More more info about the 5k:
And the ultramarathon:



12. NYC CORE 2013: Star of the City (Thursday 5:30pm)

The piece burns Thursday night at 9 pm. All fire safety team members need to be at our meeting place (TBA) at 5:30PM. PLEASE DON’T BE LATE. I will be going over our emergency plan and procedures then giving you your laminates and your vests which will mark you as fire perimeter team. We will then all WALK over to the piece and start the perimeter. There WILL NOT be a space for you to lock up your bike inside the perimeter so either leave your bike at camp or be prepared to have it outside of the crowd of people.

You all need to be or have the following:
Non-confrontational – Have a head lamp!! – Bandanna in case of a dust storm – Goggles – Water!, Wearing fire retardant natural fiber clothing (will be asked to leave if not dressed properly). This means jeans, cotton, natural fibers or leather.
You WILL NOT be on the team if you are wearing the following: – Feathers, plether, faux fur, spandex any sort of poly stretchy cloth
We will start a small tight ring around the piece and slowly walk towards the rope being assertive, but polite. You are the host, they are the guests. Anyone not wearing a laminate will not be allowed into the perimeter. We will hold this circle while they fuel and then light the piece. Only after height has fallen to the point where it can no longer hurt anyone and myself and the FAST team have agreed it is no longer a danger, and  I have given you the signal are you to drop the perimeter.
I will be roaming the whole perimeter and will be coming by to check on all of you throughout the whole process. Once the perimeter has dropped we will meet back at an appointed space so I can get a headcount and you are free to go.
I have included a link here please read it all and specifically “Step Four on playa” as this is the most important for you all.
If you have a friend who wants to participate please send them my way, we still have a couple of openings.

Molly Rose
Fire Safety Lead
The Star of the City Core Team
707 363 5513
**timings are subject to change, as all things at Burning Man are. You will have exact times and meeting locations before you leave for playa.



13. Support the Empire Fire Collective! (Saturday Night)

The Empire Fire Collective will be proudly representing NYC in this year’s Fire Conclave on Burn Night. We have worked hard over the past three months and are extremely honored to be part of this great tradition.
Show your local conclave some love and follow us on: Facebook:
Twitter: @EmpireFireCollective
You can also help get the Empire Fire Collective to the playa by purchasing a limited edition, semi-fabulous decal on Etsy: Empire Fire Collective – Etsy
See you all at the burn!





Zhenya Shabs


*(Wednesday 6pm  in front of  Kostume Kult and Thursday morning @ The Temple)

Her Life Celebration

Zhenya was a unique individual much loved by all who knew her and her passing was and is an opportunity to honor her life, style, and gracious humanity while reflecting on how lucky we are to be part of a community with people like her.

An alter will be set up somewhere on the east side of the Temple.  We encourage people to bring photos to add to the memorial.  You can also write messages and read stories about her.

On Thursday morning, we will attach a locket of her hair to the end of a White Balloon Chain line and fly it over the temple during the sunrise.  The line will be made on Wednesday, 6PM in front of Kostume Kult frontage (3:15 & Esplanade).  People will have the opportunity to write messages to her on the white balloons.  You’ll also have a second chance just prior to sunrise at the temple.  Both times, we will toast her life with a shot of Vodka.   Let her fly high and give her the best view of the Playa.

Andrew Sewell


*(Thursday 2pm 830 & Esplanade)

By now most of you have heard…
Dr. Andrew Sewell, aka Dr. Mercury – the outspoken Connecticut Regional -is no longer with us.

He was an instrumental part of the Connecticut Burner scene. He was a highly intelligent, clever, irreverent human being with a wicked sense of humor and the ability to share insightfully and intelligently with just about anyone. He is missed greatly already.

In honor of, and to celebrate the life of, this most interesting of fellows, I propose that anyone who is interested please join me in traveling out to the Temple to honor his passing Thursday from 2-4:00PM. Meeting at AutoSub-8:30 & Esplanade, around 2:00PM and heading to the Temple around 2:30PM. Many of us have lost someone in the past year and although we all mourn and celebrate in our own ways, I feel that as a community it would be nice to visit and remember one who was so part of and instrumental to, and in, our community


Douglas Ruuska

1/4 Boston

JUNE 2013

NYC BM Newsletter

Issue #2- JUNE 2013

Welcome to the NYC Burning Man Monthly Newsletter.

Our goal is to provide local, E. Coast regional and BRC info for and about our Burner Community. This is also a great outlet to streamline and disseminate information about deadlines and events pertaining not only to Burning Man but also to local community and participatory gatherings.  This is for the past, present and future Burners, young and old, seasoned and new to get the information which will help them/you plug-into the community the way that suits you best, with…

-Day events and Night events /Have kids and/or just want a picnic/outside gathering? Looking for a Newbie orientation? Want an all-night party? Here, there’s something for everyone in NYC-tri-State and E. Coast area. Can’t get to the Man in Nevada but want to burn/play/connect/plug in locally?

Look no further…actually look below

*In this issue

BRC Official Info and Deadlines

  1. New York Burning Man Website (New York City)
  2. Art and Media Questionnaire Deadlines: June 19th & 26th (BRCHQ-San Francisco, CA)
  3. ARTery Volunteers (BRC & Beyond)
  4. “WALK THE TALK” Grant (BRC)
  5. Ranger Training (Montreal)
  6. Burns Around the World (JUNE Edition)

Events & Happenings

  1. NYC Burning Man Town Hall (NY, NY) June 13th
  2. Black & Light Ball (Brooklyn, NY) June 1st
  3. Name Tag day (NYC) June 1st
  4. Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn, NY) June 1st & 2nd
  5. Happy Hour Field Trip w/ Black Rock French Quarter (9th Ward-NY, NY) June 5th
  6. 12.   Figment (Governors Island) June 8th and 9th
  7. Burners Social Hour: Burners with Babies, tot and cool Kids (Governors Island, NY) June 8th
  8. Burning Man Happy Hour @ Double Down Saloon (NY, NY) June 12th, 19th, 26th
  9. Summer of Love: Burner Bon Fire (Central CT) 15th  (16th Raindate)
  10. Free Form Arts Festival (Woodstone, NJ) June 13th – 17th
  11. Reformata Art Car Fundraiser: Talisman Temple (NY, NY) June 22nd
  12. SPARK Screening sponsored by NYC 2013 CORE (NY, NY)  June 26th

Call For Participation, Donations  & Art Work Proposals

  1. All is Love (BEX-NYC Art Initiative)
  2. Cargo Cult (CT Art Proj.)
  3. Truth is Beauty (San Fran. Art Proj.)
  4.  Burning Man Ultramarathon 2013! (Playa Group)
  5. Burning Man Post Office Kickstarter Support (Kickstarter Camp.)
  6. ReVITALize A “Leave No Trace” Art & Education Recycling Project (CO & Beyond Art Program/Project)
  7. Shamandome (Theme Camp)

Burners in the Spotlight

  1. Burn2 (Virtual)
  2. Temple for Christchurch (New Zealand)




Hey All, of the regions new word press websites rolled


Art Installation Questionnaire: Open until June 19th 013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Media Application: Open, deadline for video/film is June 26, 2013 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time.

All other press open until July 31, 2013, 12:00 noon Pacific Time



Calling ROCK STARS who work with ART and ARTISTS at Regional Events!

The scale of art at Burning Man is staggering both in size and numbers.

Have you ever wondered how we deal with all of the logistics such as pre-event artist registration, art placement, art support services and the hundreds of other details related to the awesome display of art?

Ever wondered how this all relates to your Regional Event and if there are any lessons that could be brought back to your event? Ever wanted to meet all of the great artists who populate the Playa with all of that great art? Well, we have something for you.

We are looking for volunteers and interns for the ARTery who are involved in the art process at the Regional level.

What is the ARTery?

Check it out here.

This would be a great opportunity to learn from each other and for us to find new folks who might be a good fit for our team. Let us know if you are interested by emailing here and please make note that you are a Regional Art person and please indicate the Regional area you work in.


The GLC Community Grant Workshop Group is proud to announce:

*The Walk the Talk Grant*

A new $500 grant opportunity for the Burning Man Regional Network.

Deadline June 5th, Apply here:

Does your community already have an innovative project idea and need help

with funding?  Have you been looking for a way to help kick start a local

project?  Simply looking for a way to start the conversation about civic

and community projects?  This grant might be for you!

This grant is open to ANY community or regional group that is being back by a

Regional Contact.

Read our grant outline on the BwB Website:

Our send us an email at:



(Montreal, Canada)

Greetings New and Returning Ranger Volunteers!

A fresh pot of training has arrived direct from Ranger HQ.  If you’re going

to volunteer as a Ranger at Burning Man, or at Mooseman please join us

on Sunday June 9 in Montreal.

This year’s training has been revised so that we’ll have less lecture, and

more scenarios!!  Scenarios are fun? I promise.

Need more info?  Please check out this site:


Sign-up for training @  Signing up

allows you to receive info and updates pre and post training.

You’ll need to create an account for this.  If you are NOT planning to

Ranger at Burning Man, please enter your “call sign” in the following

format:  Tom Allen = AllenT13(NR)

Download and Read the 2013 Ranger Manual:

After you sign-up, you’ll be sent a link to complete a very simple manual

review.  This lets you cover the basics, and lets us get into more complex

topics during our training.

Much Love,

Ranger Martin Jay



Apogaea – June 4-9, 2013 – Front Range, Colorado

SoulFire Precompression – June 21-23, 2013 – South Bay, California

Lakes of Fire – Anima Mundi – June 20-23, 2013 – Chicago, SW Michigan, Wisconsin
Otherworld 2013: Patterns – June 28 – July 1, 2013 – Victoria, BC

For the full list go to:

Events & Happenings



June 13th 8pm-11pm

The Lounge @ WeWork SoHo

173 Lafayette

This will be an open forum/dialogue between the community and NYC Burning Man Regionals. During this session of questions, answers and ideas all NYC regionals will be present.

Please RSVP @ with “Town Hall” in the subject line with your group name,  the names of attendees from your group and you will received a confirmation.

**Space is limited**

8. BLACK & LIGHT BALL (Brooklyn, NY)



June 1, 2013:

Kostume Kult & Disorient present:


Enter The Golden Age

A New Dawn breaks. Mankind Awakens and a true Age of Enlightenment begins. Wars subside, art flourishes and science explodes. A time of intense innovation, multi-virtual realities and crowd-powered creativity — it is our future and it will be —

Saturday, June 1st

6:00 PM – 5:00 AM

(Sunset on roofdeck! Indoor and Outdoor party all night long!)

The Panther Room

74 Wythe Ave at N. 12th Street

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

(New club next to Output)


Buy Now at:


ART/STYLE/DRESS: Optimistic Futuristic, Hi-Tech Brilliance, Black Light Reactive, Neon Formal, Body Paints, Laser-Chic and Retro Elizabethan. All that Glows and Glitters… is Golden.

ABOUT: Black and Light Ball is an annual Burning Man project fundraiser for Disorient ( and Kostume Kult ( that features hi-tech and fluorescent art and costumery where participation is required and no spectators are allowed! This year’s theme encourages any mix of gold, neon and electronic style with a sense of optimism and gratitude for all we have and the glorious things to come.


name tag day

Here is a link to our promo video:

On Saturday, June 1, teams of volunteers at five locations throughout New York City will hand out free nametags to passersby. Nametag Day organizers hope to add some familiarity, joy, and spontaneity to a day in the life of NYC residents and visitors. “The goal of Nametag Day is to slow down the pace of the city just a bit and give New York a small town feel for a day, so we can appreciate the people all around us,” say organizers. “We hope to make Nametag Day an annual event and to bring New Yorkers a little closer together every year.” A hundred volunteers have signed up on to distribute nametags between 11am and 5pm in various city regions, including: Union Square, Central Park, Williamsburg, East Village, and Prospect Park



Come out and Go into over 100 Brooklyn Artist Spaces (600+ events) over the course of 3 day

Today Friday May 31st to Sunday June 2nd



PARTICIPATE: BLACK ROCK FRENCH QUARTER VILLAGE (Meet and Greet / Info at Happy Hour on June 5)

Love New Orleans? Want to visit New Orleans? Want to help CREATE a slice of New Orleans…on the Playa this year?

Laissez les bons temps roules: The Black Rock French Quarter may be for you! Camps in this elaborate re-creation of a New Orleans French Quarter city block range from a gumbo shop to a farmer’s market, not to mention the affiliated 10-year-strong, top-shelf bar and music venue The Golden Cafe, hosting numerous NOLA-themed events such as Mardi Gras (of course!) and a Jazz Funeral for the Man. For more information about the village, visit:

Learn more from past and this-year members: Come out to the weekly NYC Burner Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 5, at New Orleans-themed bar and restaurant 9th Ward: 180 2nd avenue between 11th and 12th street. Have fun with it and wear your beads, masks, or other N’awlins-inspired finery!!!!

12.  FIGMENT     (Governors Island)


Please join us for the kickoff to the FIGMENT NYC 2013 event, FIGMENT’s 7th Season on Governors Island, and the official opening of the Head in the Clouds Pavilion!

Original tunes from Singer Son of Ed, including a new song about FIGMENT’s Principles

Opening remarks from FIGMENT Executive Producer David Koren and FIGMENT NYC Producer Andrea Kirk

Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang, designers of Head in the Clouds Pavilion (winner of the 2013 City of Dreams Design Competition) officially open the pavilion to the public

An an eclectic mix of FIGMENT art and artists join the celebration!


FIGMENT NYC 2013 Opening Event


Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 11am sharp

(please take the 10am ferry from Manhattan to be there on time)


Head in the Clouds Pavilion

in the middle of the Parade Ground

Governors Island, NYC Harbor


Want to add something or bring something for the kickoff?

Email us at

See you at the FIGMENT NYC 2013 Opening Event!

Head In The Clouds construction for 2013 NYC FIGMENT

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13.  NYC Burning Man “Social Hour” BURNERS with Babies, Tots & Cool Kids @ FIGMENT

(Governors Island, NY)


*(kidville logo)

The TREE HOUSE @ NYC FIGMENTtreehouseFIGMENT is welcoming us for the next Burners “SOCIAL HOUR”: Burners with Babies, Tots and cool Kids

SATURDAY JUNE 8th 3pm-8pm.  *(Governors Island- Tree House)

This Social Hour is for All Burners, but is especially geared towards those Burners who have mated and want to immerse their wonderful offspring into the community.

Thus the special focus for this day/sunset SOCIAL HOUR is Burners with Babies, Tots and cool Kids!

Feel Free to bring a blanket and knosh if you like.

Harley and I (KLM) will be holding it down with Brownies, Bubbles and Green Balloons near the tree house!

Be patient with the ferry from Downtown Manhattan or Red Hook, the festival is huge and the wait can be a bit (we had a 20 min. last year that was well worth it!)

Though this is kids focused, all of the Burner Family/Community are encouraged and welcome to attend




Every Wednesdays, Burners congregate informally to share information and social time, in the longest-running weekly Burner event (11+ years!) anywhere *in the world*!!. Watch for additional announcements on the Burning Man discussion list if you’re subscribed, but here’s this month’s schedule:

June 5: FIELD TRIP to bar/restaurant 9th Ward

Whether you want more info about participating in this year’s Black Rock French Quarter village, OR, simply want to get a little N’awlins spirit on, come on out to 9th Ward, 180 Second Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. Wear your beads, masks, or anything else to get the spirit on!

June 12: Back to current residency at DOUBLE DOWN SALOON

14 Avenue A just above Houston Street

General mingling: Usually representatives from CORE and various other camps are around!

June 19: Again at DOUBLE DOWN SALOON, 14 Avenue A, just above Houston St

Special guest hosts, with legal-related theme. Watch the Discussion List for more information.

June 26: Again at DOUBLE DOWN SALOON, 14 Avenue A, just above Houston St

Theme: CORE night and SPARK screening pre-party. Come learn more about the CORE project, whether you’re off to the SPARK screening and donated to the project; or whether you just want to come to Double Down to learn about CORE.

15. Summer of Love Burner Bonfire (Central Conn)


Free Meet and Greet/ campout

June 15th (rain date June 16)

1pm hike

5pm Potluck

8pm Bonfire and 1000 fireflies

Goat Farm in Central CT

Private property but open to all!

For Details or

16. Free Form Arts Festival (Woodstone, NJ)


FreeForm Arts Festival held at Salem County Fairground in Woodstown, NJ.

It is not an official regional burn but we do uphold many of the burning man values and we draw many burners from the east coast to our event. The website is and ticket sales have been ongoing since April, We are now in our second tier of tickets.

FreeForm takes place  June 13th to June 17th this year. This is our second year following an amazing inaugural event.freeform2

17. Reformata Art Car Fundraiser: Talisman Temple (NY, NY)


Come support Reformata art car project and come to a very special event, with burner DJs your ears will love.

View our design for this years art car on our facebook group photos section.

Talisman Temple

June 22nd 8pm till late

405 West 39th st., New York, NY

Costumes highly encouraged

Secret Rooms, Hidden Tunnels, Gorgeous Costumes, Puzzles, Riddles and one of 4 talismans endowed to each participant that grants you access to hidden areas. Let Reformata raise your expectations, find yourself in a world where decorated rooftops and secret passages await you. A truely unique experience that will be different for each and every participant. Proceeds go towards event art and Reformata’s Burning Man art car/installations (join our FB group and check out the group photos and videos!)

Theme and Attire: Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec, Exotic, anything from Indiana Jones to King Tut (if you don’t feel inspired, we encourage you to wear all of one color, white, black, red, or blue) *adding a color to your attire may have a secret benefit during the event 😉

Interactive Art Installations throughout the space

Performers will lead participants to special areas if they are bold enough to follow

-Theme room by camp DiscoFist

-“Spectrum Sanctuary: See the Light” by SinnaBunz Wing

-Hookah Labyrinth Lounge

-Temple of Resurrection

-Disguises and Makeup by some of NYs most talented



– Volunteer Form at:

– Art Proposals Form at:


Get one right now here —–>

(all tickets are General Admission, please pay what you can afford to support us, all tiers are limited quantity)

Door Price will be listed if tickets are available



18. SPARK screening sponsored by NYC 2013 CORE (NY, NY)



(Village East 7 Cinema  NY, NY)

NYC CORE: Star of the City is happy to announce that we will be hosting a pre-release screening and Director Q&A for Spark: A Burning Man Story.

Event link:

NOTE: This is a fundraiser for NYC CORE: Star of the City, but due to restrictions on the movie (its not in general release yet), no portion of the ticket price goes to CORE. So, PLEASE DONATE TO CORE using the option when you checkout, and help represent our city at Burning Man!

More info on the NYC CORE:

Spark is an engaging behind-the-scenes documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art. Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams.

Watch the Trailer here:


Call For Participation, Donations  

& Art Work Proposals



Calling All Hoopers!

THE BEX presents: All is LOVE

Join the army of hoopers and the sea of glittery spirally beauty that brings Figment to life Saturday June 8. Bex Burton, aka THE BEX, nationally acclaimed hoopdancer, teacher, and the hoop behind HELLO!100, brings ALL OF THE HOOPERS together in a new work, All is LOVE. For more information and registration details, visit

20.  Cargo Cult CT (Conn.)

Cargo Cult Connecticut call for artists picture


On August 31st, 2013, summoned by frenetic drumming and the gyrations of hula dancers and poi spinners, a cargo plane laden with glow-sticks, electroluminescent wire and playa schwag will drift down serenely from the heavens to alight in Connecticut and reward all the good little burners who weren’t able to journey to the big burn this year.

Are you interested in helping to plan or participate? Email

21.  Truth is Beauty (San Fran, CA)


Marco Cochrane’s studio is hard at work on Truth is Beauty, the much anticipated follow-up to Bliss Dance (2010) and the second in this series of 3 monumental sculptures of a woman expressing her humanity (The Bliss Project). Truth is Beauty, Bliss Dance and Marco’s other sculptures are intended to be catalysts for social change.  Please watch the video and consider contributing to our Indiegogo campaign: And, to learn more about the Bliss Project  please go to our website!

22. Burning Man Ultramarathon 2013!


 Want to get the ultimate high at Burning Man? That’s RUNNER’S HIGH. Start training now for the Burning Man 50k and/or 5k on the playa! These races will be fully supportive, incredibly fun, and with no time cut-off, how can you not want to run? Time to start training – build up your mileage so you’re ready for the race on the playa.

The 50k starts Wed at 5am (before the dust storms start):

The 5k starts Thursday at 9am (Who can sleep late anyway on the playa?):

To register for the 50k, or questions about either race, or training tips, email

This will be the most fun you can have in running sneakers!


23. Burning Man Post Office Kickstarter Support!


BRC Post Office needs your support

Here’s our kickstarter. Any help/fund is much obliged.


This is the address of our kickstartstuff – for the post office!

for you and yours.  hugs and sympathies!


24. ReVITALize – A “Leave No Trace” Art & Education Recycling Program


We are “Revitalize.” Our goal is to bring the collective conciseness of Burning Man to the outside world. If you’re not familiar with Burning Man, it’s a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. The event is best described by many participants as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Burning Man promotes ten principles to try and make the world a better place. Our Mission is to take one of the principles, “Leave no trace” and use it to educate kids across the country on the importance of recycling plastic by recycling their TOOTHBRUSH.

The Toothbrush is an everyday item that many of us forget is often made from plastic. We are asking schools to participate in collecting old used toothbrushes to help us build a communal art project.

It’s estimated that over ONE BILLION toothbrushes make their way to landfills annually and takes several hundred years to decompose into our soil. The American Dental Association (ADA) is now on record recommending you replace your toothbrush every three months. We are now in a full-blown plastic epidemic threatening our environment. Lets use our collective power in putting plastic in its proper place through recycling.

“In partnership with TerraCycle, we have created a year round sustainable program for every school that participates in our art recycling project. It’s a great program where your school earns .02 cents for every toothbrush sent to TerraCycle through ReVITALize. In addition, ReVITALize will be giving away a $5,000 grant to one school through a collection contest.

We need your help in spreading our campaign to your school.

Below highlights how to sign your school up for the ReVITALize/TerraCycle recycling program,

1           Click or cut and paste the following link:

2.             Fill in the personal information box. For the username, type the “ReVITALize” custom prefix code “NFPR” first before your school name. So for example it should read like this NFPRgeorgewashingtonhighschool. It’s very important to make sure you use our prefix code. It allows us to account with Terracycle on the toothbrushes you collected and it insures they’re directed towards our art project.

When it’s time to ship the bins back with the used toothbrushes, please follow the below instructions to download your pre-paid shipping label.

Log into your ReVITALize/TerraCycle account. Click or cut and paste link – Then click “send your waste” link, then click “get shipping label” to download and print your pre-paid shipping label.

VERY IMPORTANT: ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERD YOUR SCHOOL, PLEASE EMAIL US BACK TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION. As soon as you email us back we’ll mail out a ReVITALize bin to you. Please remember to include the name and address we should mail the bin to.

Please email us at with any questions.

Thank you for your Interest and we look forward to working with you.


Scott London

The ReVITALize Team

25.  Shamandome (NYC, NY)


Shaman2Shamandome is…

a service camp dedicated to giving spiritual healings to the people of the playa. Shamandome is building the ShamanCycle, a green, renewable energy vehicle. Our dream is to take drumming, ceremony, healing and ritual onto the Playa. We need finishing funds for this amazing monster,  visionary community bicycle that will show how people can generate their own electricity and their own healing.

Please be a co-creator and co-visionary of the ShamanCYcle and give at whatever level feels comfortable to you!

We are 70% funded with 22 days to go. We have awesome rewards including an invitation to the ritual unveiling of the ShamanCycle, invitation to a dinner with the Shamans and Shamanistas of ShamanDome, a holistic singing lesson, original artworks by Phoebe Legere, a graphic novel by Phoebe Legere, a chance to be in a movie that will also feature the late Hunter S. Thompson as he has NEVER been seen before, and beautiful t-shirts and hats with our logo.

Phoebe tells how the Eagle gifted her with the idea:

“When I arrived on the Playa. I put some of Mummy’s ashes in the Temple. I fell asleep and I had a dream. An Eagle came and sang to me in her Eagle voice and told me to create a new kind of car. It started like those beer bikes you see around Europe, but I kept designing, and drawing, and thinking and dreaming, and soon it had morphed into a “save the planet” mobile.

Curious Jeff Carver and Phoebe Legere began designing a vehicle that would run on all renewable energy.  They are getting help from Burners and Makers all over the world!   Ah ho! That’s the Magic of Burning Man!

This dream has turned into monster 10 person bike that will use solar panels, Golden Spiral Horizontal Wind Turbines and Pedal power.  We hope to achieve 35mph (only 5 mph on the Playa of course!)  and have energy to spare to charge YOU! There will be a giant Eagle on top with flaming eyeballs.

This is your chance to be a Co-Artist of a Monster, 10-person vehicle that symbolizes Shamandome’s commitment to healing the planet and ourselves, and  our children.

For information about the Horizontal wind turbines (the use the Fibonacci series in 3D!)  follow my blog at:

The  page that has gained almost 10,000 likes in two weeks….

And a press release created somewhat before I had a another dream about horizontal wind turbines…and thought “Somebody must have come up with this idea before…” that’s when I googled ….and began collaborating with Omar Abass and now things are REALLY getting interesting!


Lots of photos here:

Burners in the Spotlight

26.  Burn2 (Virtual Playa)


The Burn2 Regional had a wonderful Virtual event this past weekend called “Color Out Of the Lines”. The event ran from noon Friday, May 24, through midnight Saturday, May 25.  It was a collaborative building event, where you could construct things using pre-built elements, or create and insert your own. The Burn2 Lamplighters were there too, for processions and drumming. You can read more about it at

See you next year on the virtual playa!

Dusty, Emcee & Danger

Burn2/Second Life

Nonsense courtesy of iOS Spell Changer

27.  Temple for Christchurch (New Zealand)


Greetings Fellow Burners,

We in Kiwiburnland need your help with a very significant project that will help a severely shaken community. Many of you will remember the year 2011 as the year of worldwide natural disasters. While the devastating Tohoku earthquake/tsunami and scary Virginia earthquakes caused a great deal of discussion amongst the Burningman Regionals Network, the most devastating earthquake in New Zealand history went largely unnoticed. The beautiful city of Christchurch enjoyed very quiet times for almost a century before the devastating February 22 Richter magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck. This rare event produced some of the strongest shaking ever measured on planet Earth, and instantly reduced the CBD of the city to rubble. 181 people lost their lives, and many thousands were displaced from their homes due to earthquake shaking and liquefaction damage. The earthquake cost New Zealand over 10% of the country’s annual GDP. Believe me this is huge on the scale

of things, and the city will not fully recover for 20 years or more.  What’s more, the earthquake was one of at least four earthquakes over Richter magnitude 6 to occur in the area over the period Sept 2010-Dec 2011, and was actually an aftershock of a magnitude 7.1 earthquake located well to the west of the city. The earthquakes are still on-going to this day, and some suburbs have experienced more than six liquefaction episodes! As a seismologist who studies earthquakes and makes hazard maps and numbers for the engineering community in my default world job, I was revolted by the raw edge of my science. So fascinating to study, but so horrible to realise. I was actually at Burningman at the time of the 7.1 quake, and I felt horrible inside because of what might lie ahead, and for being so far away from my Kiwi people.

Not surprisingly, Christchurch people still need major healing after the earthquake. Homelessness, depression, alcoholism, marriage breakdowns, and suicides have been rife in the city. The city now needs every bit of support in order to heal and move on. To this end, the Kiwiburn community has got into action. Under the esteemed leadership of Hippie Tim, a greatly respected veteran of Kiwiburn, the Temple for Christchurch (TFC) project has been conceived, planned, and implemented.  As is the case for temples at Burningman, the TFC project has been conceived as a way for the people of Christchurch to let go and move on from their experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.

What makes the TFC special? The temple is designed to replicate the seismogram (earthquake squiggly lines) of the February 22 earthquake in 3D. Its dimensions are 40m long by 25m wide by 6.3 m tall (6.3 was the initial Richter magnitude assigned to the Feb 22 earthquake), and it is beautiful. You can check out the design images in the website (image also attached). TFC will be constructed in the CBD of the city on a site formerly occupied by an old Convention Centre (now demolished). It is being built by local volunteers from wood recycled from demolished houses. After Christchurch people have had a chance to visit the temple and leave their thoughts, offerings etc over a set time period, it will be relocated to the country to be burned (city bylaws prevent the burning  happening in the CBD). Judging by the community responses so far, the TFC will bring huge healing to the city. As people visit the Temple

they will be encouraged to share their earthquake stories and experiences with others by adding to the walls of the Temple. People will be invited to bring photos, poems, mementos, letters from insurance companies etc. They will be able to write poems, and draw pictures. As more and more people add their stories to the walls, a communal dialogue will be created, allowing insight into how others have been affected by the shared history of the earthquakes.

So where do you come in? In short, we need our international Regional Burningman network to be aware of, and feed positive energies to, the TFC.  It would mean a great deal to us to have your endorsement, support and love. However, another big big issue is that we need to raise a significant sum of money to support the project. The TFC project is currently well short of the absolute minimum budget for the TFC to happen, and we are very close to the scheduled completion date (the site can only be occupied for a specific timespan). The Black Rock Arts foundation has kindly provided funds, as well as the Canterbury community, but these generous donations are still well short of the mark. We desperately need to find these extra funds now. So given your collectively vast network and access to resources, could we please prevail on you to see if you can come up with any sources of funds, donations and donors? The people of Christchurch will thank you,

love you and be forever grateful, and this gem of humanity will shine again in Kiwiburnland.

Please let us know. Please let us know.

Yonderman Mark

TFC fan, Kiwiburn Founder, Burningman Lifer, and Seismologist in the default world

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