posted Dec 7, 2011, 11:11 PM by Alison Sirico
updated May 25, 2012, 1:13 PM by Robin Enrico
REAL ESTATE UPDATE
We found some potential spaces. Mhmm, think about the possibilites....
We exist! We go hard! We shred the streets!
Come join us! If you're interested in helping out Silent Barn scour Brooklyn for potential properties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our next ride will be on Monday at11am!
Email for details! Here's a map of what we've already covered! Contact: Nat, Kristen, or Katie for more information on Volunteering, Bike Tours, and Real Estate Leads
We won Village Voice’s Web Award for the Best Kickstarter Campaign. Nat Roe accepted the award on our behalf.
Something really crazy happened to us this year. Surreal, still. This kickstarter was nothing short of the most leverage the Silent Barn has ever had towards becoming really incredible. Suddenly, I can't believe it happened. It is so much money. I want to say that, so we can respect it, and everyone's participation in it.
Here's a glimpse at our current projected budget, ever a work in progress, as we interact with the constraints of potential new spaces to revive the Silent Barn. The numbers are far from accurate, but the biggest change is to formally include public exhibition spaces and cooperative workshop spaces in our vision of the new Silent Barn. More soon on what that means!
http://silentbarn.org/projected_budgetMeanwhile, we just had a fantastic community board meeting today in Brooklyn, making the new Silent Barn project that much more exciting!
MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW
PARTY LAB UPDATE
FROM THE ARCHIVES
"We did this show with Anamanaguchi, Starscream, Nullsleep and George & Jonathan in February. We always thought the capacity of the old Silent Barn was 150 people, but at the end of the night we had let in 238. At one point during the second band it was so crowded that when a small mosh pit started everyone got pushed to the sides and this one kids arm went right through a patch we had in the wall. Everyone stopped and looked at the kid, who looked at everyone staring at him, looked at his arm, and then slowly removed it from the wall. It was fine! Everyone cheered and went back to partying, and I resumed my life as my impending heartache was canceled.
Also, that night I figured out a really good way to prevent underage kids from drinking. Most kids are smart enough to not drink out of beer cans. After they see you take one away they know not to do it. Mostly. What they will do is drink whiskey out of a coke bottle. I would go dance for a little bit, walk over to them and say, "Oh! I'm so thirsty! It's so hot in there! Can I have some of that, please?" And then if it tasted like alcohol I would dump it. One girl had a really expensive bottle of champagne I had to take away. That I drank by myself because it was nicer than any champagne I'll ever be able to afford."
BARN EXAM UPDATE SPECTACULAR
Seriously, guys, take the muthafuckin' BARN Exam! It's not hard, just silly! It continues to be our primary source for volunteers, and is the only way we're able to find out about your awesome skills and cool ideas. If you have any interest in supporting, developing, or contributing to the Silent Barn, the BARN Exam is the first step!
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If you would like to contribute to the newsletter and add a story to the archives email me @ email@example.com. Seriously, what are your werid stories from the Silent Barn? Did you meet your partner there? Get punched in the face? Dance until you vomitted? Sounds great!
Thanks for all the Support!
XXX, THE SILENT BARN