Friday, September 23, 2011

Good Morning Rickshaw, Good Evening Ice Bike

The city is hot as hell and beautiful as ever. We walked around Red Fort yesterday and through the markets near there. Goat heads, fish, spices and auto parts for sale...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

we're here!

we've arrived in new delhi and it smells wonderful. catching a train to farrukhabad tomorrow, can't wait to see the river and our boats again. here are proposal drawings for our performance in varanasi, scheduled for early november (at the time of the diwali festival)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Swimming Cities crew prepare for departure

From left to right: Robin Frohardt, Charlie Buckets, Orien McNeill, Porter Fox, Mayra Cimet, Lamar VanDriver, Angie Kang (not everyone pictured is traveling - still, bon voyage!)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ganges Itinerary

Swimming Cities 2011 Ganges Itinerary

21 -24 (Wed-Sun) Arrival and Stay in New Delhi
24-25(Saturday) Voyage to Farrukhabad
25- 9 Build in Farrukhabad

9 Arual
10 Nanaman
11 Nearby Bithur
11-13 Shivarajpur
13 Nearby Kanpur
14 Najavghar
14-17 Bhidor
17 Navstha
18-21 Kara
21 Nearby Allahabad
22 Rasulpur
23-24 Vindhyanshel
24-27 (Wed) Chanar
27 (Thu) Adlpura
28 (Fri) Varanassi
28-8 Build at Varanassi

6-9 Festival Ganga Mahotsav
10 Dev. Diwali Full Moon
8-12(?) Collaborative Finishing of Sculpture
12-20 Break Down to Storage

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Come To Our Last Last Last Party! (Before we go to India)

Swimming Cities presents:

The Last Last Last Party

(Before We Get the Hell Out Of Here and Take Our Boats Down the Ganges River)

We’re leaving September 20 for India…but before we do we’re throwing one last blowout in Bed-Stuy, Friday Sept. 16, to party with our friends. Booty dancing, booze, freaks and face paint all night with DJs Stache, Tinseltown and Dave O'Clock. 16 oz. beers for $2 all night; open bar 9:30-10:30. We’ve been building boats and fundraising for two years, and now we’re headed to the Ganges for a 400-mile river trip...Come send us off in style from 9pm-late!

Friday, Sept. 16

80 Vernon Avenue, between Marcy and Tompkins, Brooklyn

G train to Myrtle/Willoughby station

9:30-late; $5 all night

21 and over

Friday, September 2, 2011

Swimming Cities presents A Weekend at the Boggsville Boatel

Swimming Cities Presents:
Constance Hockaday’s Boggsville Boatel
September 8- 9- 10.

photo by: lunar camel co

The Boggsville Boatel in Far Rockaway, has been SOLD OUT all summer long. We’re auctioning rooms for a weekend bash September 8-10. (All proceeds go to the Swimming Cities India raft project...We leave Sept 20!) Scroll down to see the boats and current bids. Send an email to or text or call 718-757-2558 to bid on your favorite boat and extend your summer one more night! All auctions will end 24 hours before check-in time. So you have time to pack!

Scroll down to see listings and prices for all the boats. Published prices represent the current highest bid. Bid up from there ...

1. The Chris Craft | Current Bid Per Night: Friday 9/9 $95

A new addition to the fleet... This 1960s vintage cruiser was decked out by the Swimming Cities crew. It sleeps 6 in two double beds and two bunk beds and has a sexy bar built into the stern. Plenty of room to lounge on the sky bridge, bow or poop deck.

2. Crumb | Current Bid Per Night: Saturday 9/10 $100

Crumb is a quaint and comfortable boat and was probably previously owned by an elderly couple. There is a private sleeping area; it’s spacious and perfect for rolling around in. She sleeps 4 people. This boat also has a shaded top deck with reclining furniture.

3. Ms. Nancy Boggs | Current Bid Per Night: Saturday 9/10 $150

Ms. Boggs is a rustic floating cabin. This 1967 Drift-R houseboat has been remodeled into down-home love nest. This boat can sleep 4 or 5 people. There are two beds, one of which can fit 3.5 people and the other just one. It is the perfect place to roll around with more than one or two. It has a spacious breakfast nook and several decks for sun bathing, fishing, or picnicking.

4. Four C's | Current Bid Per Night: Saturday 9/10 $80

The Four C's is a little cabin cruiser with a dinette, double V-berth and teak interior. There's a nice deck for sittin' on the stern too...

5. Americano | Current Bid Per Night: Saturday 9/10 $70

Americano is a Guido vessel with a long sloping bow. This boat is very private and sleeps 3-4. The windows are tinted and the inside is very Slick Rick.

6. New York, NY | Current Bid Per Night: Saturday 9/10 $70

New York, NY is Euro. This boat has been remodeled to be more open than she was originally designed to be. She sleeps 3-4 people, and she has a breakfast nook, a great space for preparing lunches, and a desk for the writer-ly types.

7. Queen Zenobia | Current Bid Per Night: Saturday 9/10 $80

Queen Zenobia is a classy little 30-foot yacht. She can sleep 3-4 people, if they are willing to snuggle up. On this boat there is a comfortable little breakfast nook and plenty of deck space for lounging around.

The Boggsville Boatel is a floating hotel and theater fashioned out of abandoned and re-claimed boats, all of which sleep 2-5 people. Six of the vessels are leisure fishing crafts from the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, ranging from 28 to 40 feet long. Another is a 70’s drifter houseboat remodeled into a rustic penthouse. Rooms include dinner and access to our GOING AWAY PARTY Sept 10 right next door at Marina 59, from 8pm-late. Kick it on your poop deck four blocks from the beach with cold beer, all of your friends and swim trunks—plus Cocktail Cruises in Jamaica Bay, Jerk Burgers & Pineapple Hot Dogs by Carnival Queen Lamar Iposa and Sea Shanty Karaoke.