August 2013

NYC BM Newsletter

Issue #4- AUGUST 2013

Welcome to the NYC Burning Man Monthly Newsletter.
****LAST EDITION BEFORE PLAYA 2013****

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)

LAST CALL

7. Broken Angel Bathhouse

ON PLAYA

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

LIFE CELEBRATIONS

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

PRE-PLAYA – EAST COAST

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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)

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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: http://disorientcountryclub.com
RSVP & Invite Friends: https://facebook.com/events/375003115932458/
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.

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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! https://sites.google.com/site/phillycontainerbrc/
Please read the following information carefully!
Hello! Due to the extreme demand this year, we are opening up a second container to BRC.
PLEASE ENTER YOUR EMAIL WHEN YOU CHECK OUT AND PRINT YOUR RECEIPT AND BRING IT TO THE
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PHILLY LOAD-IN: SATURDAY AUGUST 10 1PM-5PM
1581 N Randolph Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
ESTIMATED ARRIVAL ON-PLAYA: Monday AUGUST 19 @ TBD
PLAYA LOAD-IN: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 – 12PM-4PM @ TBD
PHILLY LOAD-OFF: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 12-4PM
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!
LOWES: http://tinyurl.com/BRCBINZ
Home Depot: http://tinyurl.com/64wjmyl
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,
BIKES
ALL BIKES MUST BE BOXED. ONE (1) STANDARD BIKE BOX IS EQUAL TO TWO (2) TICKETS. You must purchase 2 tickets per bike box

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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.
http://www.nyccontainer.com
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. http://goo.gl/maps/6lco7
For those not driving, we are 1 block east of the Grove St Path Station. http://www.nynjpa.com 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 nyccontainer@gmail.com 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 nyccontainers@gmail.com. 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, nicknamenybm@gmail.com.
Remember, we are Volunteers and we GUARANTEE NOTHING.

Thanks
Nickname, Cin and the rest of the Container crew.

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

Camp Tsunami Bass Experience
tsunamibassexperience@gmail.com
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
https://www.facebook.com/events/412387902208159/
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: http://www.facebook.com/events/215898085234695/

LAST CALL (for Participation)

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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 brokenangelbathhouse@gmail.com and dont forget to check out our facebook page!   See you in the dust!!!

http://www.facebook.com/brokenangelbathhouse

ON PLAYA INFO

ANYTIME

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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 brcdoa.com. 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 brcaccessibility@gmail.com
Please pass this on to anyone that you think might benefit, for this year or coming years ! Any help is appreciated, visit brcdoa.com.
Dani Moore
Rat Lady
Black Rock City Dimension of Accessibility

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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!

MONDAY

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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.

WEDNESDAY

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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 cherylish@yahoo.com for more info.
More more info about the 5k:
And the ultramarathon:

THURSDAY

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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:
**SOBER!**
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.
http://www.burningman.com/installations/safety_perimeters.html
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.

SATURDAY

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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: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireFireCollective
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!

 

LIFE CELEBRATIONS

 

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Zhenya Shabs

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*(Wednesday 6pm  in front of  Kostume Kult and Thursday morning @ The Temple)
https://www.facebook.com/sexyrussianwoman

Her Life Celebration
https://www.facebook.com/events/208723035944261/

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

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*(Thursday 2pm 830 & Esplanade)

https://www.facebook.com/andrew.sewell.56

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

Respectfully,

Douglas Ruuska

1/4 Boston

JULY 2013

NYC BM Newsletter
Issue #3- July 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

BRC Official Info and Deadlines

1. Ticket Fulfillment concludes (July 15)
2. Disabled persons vehicle app  (July 31st)
3. Press app due  (July 31st)
4. STEP Closes- Secure Ticket Exchange Program (July 31st)
5. Burns Around the World (July Edition)

Events & Happenings

6. “CO-DEPENDENCE DAY!” NYC Meet & Greet (s) & Happy Hour (July 3 & #2 TBD)
7. PEX (July 4-8)
8. THE DESERT FOREST (July 6)
9. NYC CONTAINER SALE (July 10)
10. EPICENTER – OUTLAW SPEAKERBOX Launch & Camp (July 13)
11. IGNITION NW (July 15-21)
12. 2013 FIGMENT Boston (July 27th & 28)

Call For Participation, Donations & Art Work Proposals

13. Balloon Chain – Kickstarter
14. NYC CORE – Kickstarter

BRC Official Info and Deadlines

 

1. Ticket Fulfillment concludes (July 15)

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All of your Ticket “Gotta know” is on this page.
http://tickets.burningman.com/

2. Disabled persons vehicle app  (July 31st)   

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Let’s face it: Black Rock City is huge, and it grows larger each year. How does one navigate such an expanse? It’s daunting. Human (foot and bike) power is the standard mode of transportation in Black Rock City, but as Burning Man continues to grow, and BRC expands to accommodate its population, more people are tempted to fall back on their attachment to driving to get around.

With a city of tens of thousands of people, and the problems inherent in human-vehicle interaction (over the years we have seen severe injuries and even death due to vehicle-related accidents), it is critical that Burning Man remain primarily a city for pedestrians and bicyclists. The only vehicles that may be driven at Burning Man are staff and service vehicles, vehicles for people with a physical disability, and Mutant Vehicles.

The Department of Mutant Vehicles (DMV) was created in 1997 to address the very real challenges of non-human powered driving at Burning Man. It was the alternative to banning the movement of vehicles at the event altogether. Black Rock City can only accommodate a small number of vehicles being driven. If you wish to bring your Mutant Vehicle to Black Rock City or require accommodation due to a disability, you must go through the DMV licensing process.

http://burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/index.html

3. Press app due  (July 31st)   

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This Burning Man Press Resource Center is designed to help journalists prepare for the event. All media outlets must register with Burning Man prior to arrival in Black Rock City. The Media Team is here to help you get your story, but the most important thing to remember is that you are a citizen of Black Rock City and are expected to comport yourself accordingly.

Burning Man is a private event, and photographers, videographers and documentarians wishing to capture images intended for public distribution are required to sign use agreements that will be emailed upon approval of a project. Our review and written permission is required to use any image from the event publicly regardless of its commercial intent; no public use of images is allowed without this written consent.

If you are shooting film or video only to show your friends and family, you do not need to register as press. Information about personal use video cameras can be found here. Personal use still cameras – cameras which use film and only capture still imagery – are permitted and do not require a written agreement, but any image use beyond personal use must be approved in writing post-event.

http://burningman.com/press/

4. STEP Closes- Secure Ticket Exchange Program (July 31st)

To sign up to participate in STEP go to your Burner Profile anytime after 12pm (noon) PST February 28th 2013. Burners who have an extra ticket to sell can submit it for sale through the STEP system, and those wanting to purchase a ticket can sign up to join the STEP queue to buy.

For more information about STEP, see the STEP section below as well as our Frequently Asked Questions.

http://tickets.burningman.com/

  5. Burns Around the World (July Edition)

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-FIREFLY -Boston (July 3rd-7th)
http://fireflyartscollective.org/firefly/

-NOWHERE – Germany/UK/Spain  (July 9th -14th)
http://www.goingnowhere.org/

-ELEMENT 11 – Utah (July 11th -14th)
http://element11.org/

-BURN IN THE FOREST – Vancouver (July 11th -14th)
http://regionals.burningman.com/event/burn-in-the-forest/

-CRITICALLAND – Seattle (July 15th -21st)
http://ignitionnw.org/

-TRANSFORMUS – North Carolina (July 18th-22nd)
http://www.transformus.com/

-SOAK: The Oddity Emporium – Portland (July 18th-21st)
http://www.burningmanportland.com/

Events & Happenings

6. “CO-DEPENDENCE DAY!” NYC Meet & Greet (s) & Happy Hour (July 3 & #2TBD)

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The Happy Hour Crew and NYC Regionals are planning two “Meet & Greets” for you this year!  Please join us for the first one this Wednesday, July 3.

“CO-DEPENDENCE DAY!”

Burning Man doesn’t happen in a void. (Okay, actually it kinda does. But you know what we mean.) The event is all about working together to create the most amazing week of the year for everyone attending.

Come and learn  how you can: learn from, ask of, lean on, camp with, volunteer for, work with, cook for, craft with, share an RV with, get a ride from, ship your stuff on, make art with, create gifts for, swap blinkies with, well, you get the picture.

Representatives of Rangers, CORE Project, Thunder Gumbo, Ghost Town, Fluffers for BRFQ, DPW, French Quarter, Tsunami Bass, BRC Airport & DMV, Burning Survivors, Container, Reformata and MORE will be on hand to answer all your burning questions!

Wednesday, July 3
Burning Man Happy Hour
Double Down Saloon
14 Avenue A
Starting at 6pm
2-4-1 drinks till 8

7. PEX (July 4-8)    

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This year PEX Summer Festival brings you over 70 musical guests from around the globe. From amazing live bands and world-class DJs, to mesmerizing Fire & Dance, this year’s bill is the most exciting yet. We can’t wait to share in the awesomeness with you. And while great care and thought was put into all the amazing music acts, live bands and DJs that help create that one-of-a-kind PEX Summer Festival experience, we’re careful to never forget that the Complete Lineup of the festival is built by you.

YOU.

Who bring the Theme Camps
Who create the Art
Who build grounds
Who burn The Effigy

YOU.

Who teach The Workshops
Who play with fire
Who transform Art CabinT Row
Who light the lights and sound the sounds

YOU.

Who work your ass off and play even harder
Who offer a simple smile or simply contribute to the inexplicable vibe

YOU.

ARE The Complete Lineup of PEX Summer Festival. Thank you, with all we got.

Only 7 days to PEX Summer Festival!

Facebook Event Page
http://www.facebook.com/events/160426494106896/
Join our Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment/
Join our Mailing List
http://www.thephiladelphiaexperiment.org/?p=7
http://www.pexsummerfestival.com/

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8. THE DESERT FOREST (Jul y 6)    

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The Desert Forest Fundraiser

July 6 from 2pm – 10pm

Havemeyer Park

49 South 4th Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn

Dance all day with the Wolf+Lamb family as we kick off the summer with a Domino Forest Funraiser Party!

DJ sets by Wolf+Lamb/Zev, Nick Monaco, Nicholas Matar, Smirk & Friends

Come join us in The Domino Forest, a unique large-scale immersive art experience that will transport you to another world.  The Forest’s swaying leaves and soft faux-fur understory create an intoxicating simulation of nature amidst the cityscape. This is a place to experience deep relaxation, a space for inspiration, and childlike playfulness.

About the park: Havemeyer Park is an urban park space located across from the old Domino Sugar factory. Over one acre in size, it is a multidimensional space that plays host to large scale interactive art, an urban farm, a bike trick trail, a reading room, and way more!

All proceeds go to support the construction of the Desert Forest, to be installed at Burning Man in August.

Suggested donation begins at $25 at the door, $20 until June 28.

See you in The Forest!
TICKETS: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?489435
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/665180493499430/?fref=ts
WEBSITE: http://www.thedesertforest.com

9. NYC CONTAINER SALE (July 10)

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The NYC Container goes on sale Wednesday, July 10 at noon EDT.

After you’ve dusted off from PEX but before you are too crazy to have spent all your money on sparkles and shit.
Our website will have the details.

Here’s the deal:

A. You are required to read the WHOLE WEBSITE. It has important information on it about packing, buying, etc.
B. Space is sold in cubic feet…not square feet.
C. No refunds, so don’t horde. And no refunds, so measure well!
D. You will be signing legal forms, so if you share your space with someone else, make sure you trust them!
E. No BIG BOXES that you can not lift yourself. Seriously, if you have to have a team of people lifting it, you can’t load it. (exceptions for art and themecamps only). But we WILL turn you away and no refunds. You read it here.
F. IF YOU ARE BIG ART…we are not an art moving company. I promise. So if you are loading on for someone else or you are having someone else load your art, let’s chat. Seriously, this won’t go well otherwise.
G. No BUYING FOR A RICH BOSS who just doesn’t feel like dealing him/herself. Unless we have already had this conversation, don’t even think about it. This NEVER goes well.

We are scary and mean and all that stuff, so follow the rules and things will go well! Otherwise, we have ogres and goblins that find you on the playa and steal all your good stuff…..growl.

We are truly looking forward to another wonderful year of container bliss. We will do a call-out for day-of volunteers close to load-in!

All our burning love,

Cinemagirl and Nickname and the whole damn container crew.
http://www.nyccontainer.comsc3

10. EPICENTER – OUTLAW SPEAKERBOX Launch & Camp (July 13)

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TBE BM Fundraiser
Camp Tsunami Bass Experience

tsunamibassexperience@gmail.com

TSUNAMI BASS invites one & all to join us as we celebrate our ongoing mission in collaboration with burner Bruvistas from around the world at the second installment of EPICENTER on Sat. July 13th, 2013. For this, our sole fundraiser for Camp Tsunami Bass Experience at Burning Man 2013, we are rolling out our playa installation, the body~sonic TBE~WaVe, powered proper by the full force of the Tsunami Bass Sound System, which now feature 8 playa retired burner hand-crafted LABHORN subs.Deluging golden spirals that’ll make you smile whilst blissing out in our multi~sensory environment featuring analog feedback immersion delivered by resident visualist Cineomeba, as well as performances by Floasis Fire Crew, Dancers & more, its gonna be a multi~sensory dub~flip~trip along 10 o’clock & deep playa at the House of Yes. All this for a mere $10 on the pre-sale tip~>>http://tsunamibass.com/epicenter or $15+ at the door, t’is thebest deal in town for sure!!

In addition to showcasing the finest North American live fusion bass culture from our local and national faculty, this lovingly produced slice of Booshwick playa will also serve as an album release launch for the latest project by our illustrious host MC ZULU!! His forthcoming CD #OUTLAWSPEAKERBOX is jam packed with collaborations, including NYC’s very own Alex Ferguson a.k.a Barney Iller, and you can get your copy, as well as official Tsunami Bass merch at this event to fully support our collective creative endeavors!

See our flyers with the full line-up of performers here~>>Epicenter:03:OutlawSpeakerBox Facebook Invite

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, Tsunami Bass

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11. IGNITION NW (July 15-21)

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I am on the board of directors for Ignition Northwest in Seattle and am doing outreach networking to share our event nationally with other regions.  I would like to cordially and personally invite you to come to our greater Seattle area’s regional event, Critical Northwest. Our theme this year is “Criticaland: The Jankiest Place on Earth” (July 15th-21st) and we have an entire, full sized county fairgrounds within which to house our week-long shenanigans, no time limit on sound and an airport conveniently located adjacent to the site!! (just in case you have a plane… 😉 Janky carnival is the flavor, expect allll kinds of twisted, burnerific awesomeness. It would be a wonderful treat to see some of you at our event!!

http://www.criticalnw.org/

Karen Sloane
Ignition Northwest
http://ignitionnw.org/

12. 2013 FIGMENT Boston (July 27th & 28)

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July 27-28, 2013

Rose Kennedy Greenway

What:

FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For two days this summer, it will transform the Rose Kennedy Greenway into a large-scale collaborative artwork, and then it’s gone.

When:
Saturday, July 27 — 11AM – 11PM
Sunday, July 28 — 11AM – 6PM

Where:
the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Click here for directions

How Much:
FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorships.

What to Bring:
Whatever you need for a day of fun. For specific ideas or if you have specific questions, view our list!

Call For Participation, Donations & Art Work Proposals

13. Balloon Chain – Kickstarter

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Robert Bose and Michael Cha are the artists who are bringing Balloon Chain to Burning Man this year.
We have set up a Kickstarter campaign to assist me in bringing Balloon Chain back to the playa.

TITLE:  Balloon Chain at Burning Man Kickstarter Support (NYC Art Project)

SPONSORING GROUP’S NAME AND CONTACT INFO:  Robert Bose balloonwrangler@gmail.com

INFORMATION:  This summer, NYC based balloon artist, Robert Bose, will be bringing his large scale, trippy art installation, Balloon Chain, back to Burning Man.

In years past, he has funded his art project out of pocket, taking out pension loans to pay for the helium, balloons, line, tools, LEDs, batteries, and all of the other supplies needed to make Balloon Chain happen.
This year, his pension loans have been maxed out and he needs your support to bring Balloon Chain back to the playa.  He has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help him pay for his materials and his new, kick-ass, interactive, super bright balloon lighting system.

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14. NYC CORE – Kickstarter

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10 Bucks…

May not get you a cocktail at the Plaza or an 8 o’clock movie ticket in Union Square or a carriage ride through Central Park or even entrance to a super swank party at an undisclosed location, BUT…

it Will connect you to your community and to the project of joint effort and love which goes by the name of 2013 NYC CORE: Star of the City.

YOUR art piece, OUR art piece represents for the New York Community five wings, five arcs, five points, five boroughs of strength that is not only New York City, but also the New York City Burning Man’s Community symbol of Tenacity and Perseverance.

On or Off playa you can be part of  this project and experience.

When completed, the Star of the City will be a towering 20-foot tall structure.  It will be part of Burning Man’s Circle of
Regional Effigies where regions from around the world present structures that are representative of their local communities.

So not only are we building an awe inspiring and poignant art piece, but we’ll be doing so with close to 100 members of the New York community -which should include you. So, in order to bring the Star of the City to life, our team needs to raise a lot of money for its construction and cross-continent installation.

We’ve already received lots of financial support/faith in the project but we still need you! The Kickstarter campaign is up to fund the remainder of what we need to make this project happen. Please consider joining the team, with a little financial faith ($$) and sharing with your friends.

To make a donation visit our Kickstarter page:

For updates and to share with your friends visit our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/StaroftheCity?fref=ts

Thank you so much for your support and I hope to see each of you in the near future.