Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ANIMAL FARM: The Seven Commandments of Animalism BBQ & Dance Party



Time Out's number one party in NYC!!







Swimming Cities Presents:

A N I M A L F A R M

The Seven Commandments of Animalism BBQ & Dance Party

Friday May 6, 5pm-4a.m.

370 Ten Eyck, between Waterbury and Morgan, Brooklyn

Come early for a real, live afternoon pig roast, robotic petting zoo, swimming pool, lawn chair balloon flights, wife-beater wet T-shirt contest, live bluegrass with "Crooks and Perverts," Frito pie, $3 beers and honey-lemon-pepper-ginger vodka shots. The late show starts at 10pm with a Half Hour of Power® open bar from 10-10:30pm. Stay all night for a dance party with DJ Dirtyfinger.

$5 before 10 or with a costume, $10 after.

COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Old Major, Bolshevik Old MacDonald, Greased Pig, Colonel Sanders, Miss Piggy, Mr. ED on Raging Coke Bender, Stalin, Trotsky, Or Lenin in Kremlin Casual, Marx-Engels Hybrid, KGB, Templeton


Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Boats Are on the Ganges!!!!









Mike O'Toole unpacked the container today in Fatehgarh, India, near the shores of the Ganges River! This closes one chapter and a very long build/fundraise/ship process...many more chapters to come as Mike scouts the trip on his Royal Enfield and reports back. Way to go Mike and Swimming Cities!!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hey everybody, come out this weekend and support some members of our collective and many other great artists in this amazing show at the GOWANUS BALLROOM . Lots of great bands DJs and performances friday and sat nights.

SEE YOU THERE

Wednesday, April 13, 2011




Friday & Saturday April 15-16, 7pm-12am

55 9th Street, Brooklyn


Art + Architecture 2011, a diverse and multidisciplinary exhibition of emerging artists, is comprised of works that examine, question, or outright challenge everyday interpersonal and contextual relationships.

Through the integration of a variety of media including painting, sculpture, video, performance and works on paper, the installation weaves a wide ranging fabric of form and style, which envelops the immense Gowanus Ballroom and transforms the space into a thoroughly interactive experience. This affords both artist and audience a chance to dismantle and construct anew one’s perceived environment. By alternately reinforcing and undermining the suppositions defining social and physical arrangements, the exhibition implores participants to reexamine the boundaries delineating self.

Art + Architecture is being presented in collaboration with Mister ArtSee.

Featuring: Adriana Atema, Aimee Bonamie, Amy Consolo, Ben Wolf, Ben Mortimer, Brian Whiteley, Christina Kelly, Domestic Construction, Douglas Draper, Emma Stern, Felix Morelo, Georgie Flores, Gerri Davis, Heidi Tullman, Jay McDonald, Jason Gandy, Kristin K√ľnc, Lopi LaRoe, Manonce Celestine, Matt Allison, Matthew Silver aka Heartpocalypse, Matt Stolle, Matthew William Robinson, Nathan Maxwell Cann, Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor, Patricia Watwood, Rob Zeller, The Objectionists, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Shannon Gillen & Guests, Tod Seelie, Ursula Viglietta, Vanessa Cronan, and a still growing list others. Please check our featured artists page to learn more about our artists.

There will be live music, performances and a cash bar Friday and Saturday nights.

Performers Include: Shannon Gillen & Guests, Yula & The Extended Family, Apocalypse Five and Dime, Joe Keady and The Royal Garden Jass Band, Crooks and Perverts, Melody Allegra Berger, Morgan O’Kane, Sweet Soubrette, Abby Hertz aka Lady C, and others. A performance schedule can be found below, and will be continuously updated.

SCHEDULE Fridays: 6pm – 12am Performances begin at 8pm Saturdays: 11am – 1am Performances begin at 8pm Sundays: 11am-6pm Video work will be screened throughout the dayADMISSION Friday, April 8: $5 before 8pm – $10 after 8pm Saturday, April 9: Suggested donation before 8pm – $10 after 8pm Friday, April 15: Suggested donation before 8pm – $10 after 8pm Saturday, April 16: Suggested donation before 8pm – $10 after 8pm Sunday, April 10 and 17: Suggested donation only Viewings by appointment during the week, please contactgowanusballroom@gmail.com

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Boats Arrived in India!!




Our boats traveled in a 40-foot container across the Atlantic, through the Suez Canal, past Somali pirates and arrived in India today, at the Nhava Sheva port in Mumbai. They will now hitch a train to New Delhi, where Mike O'Toole will receive them, along with our Indian logistics liaison. Welcome to India Swimming Cities, and bon voyage Mike!