(photo of Heiroglyph Thesaurus from The Fader)
Flashback to July 2011: Silent Barn, the Brooklyn DIY music/art/living space curated by a select few, was extensively burglarized and vandalized, leaving the venue in a state of near-closure. Over the past year, the venue has taken its time to launch a successful Kickstarter campaign to find a new space with better rent, safer surroundings, and up-to-code fire and safety requirements. They’ve also kept anyone with interest in the loop via online message group and occasional public meetings. One of these meetings is happening this Saturday, details below!
(from Silent Barn)
Saturday, August 25 / 12-4pm
at GREATER RIDGEWOOD YOUTH COUNCIL
59-03 Summerfield Street
Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11385
L to Halsey / M to Forest
Contact: Lani Combier-Kapel
SILENT BARN PUBLIC MEETING #4
“Topic: All Ages”
We are having our next Public Meeting at The Greater Ridgewood Youth Council on August 25, 2012 from noon to 4PM. The address of The Greater Youth Council is 59-03 Summerfield Street in Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11385.
During this panel discussion, we want to discuses the issues that encircle “all ages” organizations and events. We wish to explore the relationship between youth music and art and navigate through successful and unsuccessful ways to run a “youth organization” or organizations that do not exclude young people.
JOE AHEARN (Showpaper http://showpaper.org/, Silent Barn http://www.facebook.com/silentbarn)
BOB TEMKIN (Greater Ridgewood Youth Council http://www.thegryc.org/)
BRANDON PERRY (WFMU http://wfmu.org/playlists/BY, Representing NYChttp://representingnyc.tumblr.com/)
SAM HILLMER (Representing NYC http://representingnyc.tumblr.com/, Zshttp://www.zzzsss.com/)
KING SHAS (Hieroglyph Thesaurus http://www.facebook.com/HieroglyphThesaurus/)
LUKE CHIARUTTINI (Shea Stadium http://www.liveatsheastadium.com/)
RACHEL TRACHTENBURG (Supercute! http://supercute.bandcamp.com/, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players http://www.trachtenburgfamilyslideshowplayers.com/)
Silent Barn is a DIY music and arts organization and venue that was kicked out of its home in August of 2011. Since then, we have been coordinating a series of Public Meetings to discuss issues we have encountered along the way.
Our last three panels focused on the importance of space to identity, audience inclusion, gentrification, and how to run a volunteer-centric organization. Let us know if you have any ideas for the next one!