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On Saturday 4/21, FBR hosted the third installment of the Super Fun Superfund Variety Show. Great crowd, incredible performers. Thanks for another memorable night! We’re looking forward to the next Super Fun Superfund show on June 23rd. See you there! Photos courtesy of Joseph Vincent.
FBR Presents!Â is the flip-side to the daytime Film Biz Prop Shop;Â Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, FBR is open to the community as a venue for booking performances, rehearsals, open mics, poetry readings, stand-up comedy, film screenings and more â the skyâs the limit!
In celebration of spring,Â Dale Radio, the Gowanus Canalâs premier arts & culture podcast, moves to Film Biz Recycling for its acclaimed live show tapings. Join host Dale Seever as he welcomes this episodeâs guests: Debbie Tuch, artist and creator ofÂ GlitterlimesÂ - recently featured as part of Lady Gagaâs âGaga Workshopâ at Barneyâs NYC â andÂ rising comedian and actressÂ Camille HarrisÂ (The Muffin Man, Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy), a very special Gowanus celebrity to be revealed. The hour-long show also features music by accordionist Matthew Fass of Brooklynâs ownÂ Raya Brass BandÂ and most likely a fair amount of whiskey.
Dale RadioÂ is an ongoing performance and podcast project byÂ James Bewley. Over the last ten years, Bewley has appeared as his alter ego, Dale Seever in venues across the country including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Yerba Buena CenterÂ forÂ the Arts, San Francisco; and various small clubs and cabaret settings in Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis. Since moving to New York he has been featured in comedy nights at Housingworks, KGB Bar, and Dixon Place. Bewley is a co-creator of the award-winning online comedy shortsÂ Strindberg and Helium,forÂ which he provides the depressing baritone of August Strindberg. He lives in Brooklyn, on the foul banks of the Gowanus.
Follow Dale Radio on Twitter! @daleradio
1) begin the dialogue to engage residents along 4th Avenue
2) test greening strategies
3) create an socially engaged streetscape through experimental playThrough a co-design workshop, we will develop some actionable ideas in small teams to design, test, and deploy before the 4/21 launch date.Some initial questions:
How might we transform the street into a living room for the weekend? How might we transform a few parking spaces into mini-gardens? How might we ingrate new behaviors on the street that incorporate movement and social interaction? How might we form a new identity along 4th Avenue that connects these interventions together? How might we collect the wishes of other residents passing by?Workshop Details:
When: Monday 3/26, 6-9pm
Where: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, 2nd floor
What: Community Interest Meeting and Hands on Workshop
Refreshments will be served
To Bring: ideas, concepts, thoughts on material resources, and a friend or two!
Weekend of 4/21, which will coincide with a number of events and workshops by the Forth on Fourth Avenue committee.
A future design/build date will be scheduled, soon.
About Minuette Le:
I am an MFA Transdisciplinary Design student at Parsons and working on my thesis on how design plays a role in Community-Based Action. Through inclusive and participatory processes, I hope to show how temporary interventions help to lay the foundation for long term change. I’ll be working closely with the Fourth on Fourth Avenue Committee to organize the workshop and execute the final streetscape interventions.
On Thursday, March 29 FBR Presents! Dale Radio,the Gowanus Canal’s premier arts & culture podcast featuring interviews with some of the most interesting emerging cultural voices from Brooklyn and beyond. Recent guests include… Mary Lou Metzger (The Lawrence Welk Show); Stephanie Pereira (Kickstarter); Marc Horowitz (ineedtostopsoon.com); Emily Elsen (4 & 20 Blackbirds); Joanna Ebenstein (Morbid Anatomy Library); Jessi Klein (SNL, Comedy Central Presents); and many others including FBR Founder & President Eva Radke (listen to Eva’s interview here).
Dale will be recording a live show so make sure to swing by and join the fun or catch his podcast after the fact. 8 PM, $5 at the door, stay tuned for details… See you there!
Starting next weekend - March 3rd and 4th - and recurring every Saturday & Sunday through June, FBR will be hosting Imagine This! workshopsÂ in our RE-Workshop. Â Imagine This!Â classes are taught by professional teaching artists. Small class size ensures individualized instruction and full participation for each student. Â All classes are open to kids ages 7 to 10. Â These exciting educational opportunities include…
Imagine Architecture!Â with Andrew Zelmar -Â Students will learn about basic structural properties of everyday material, such as paper, cardboard, string & wire by designing and building models in different scales.
ImagineÂ Re-Style!Â with China Aroh -Â Using old clothes from home, fabrics and design accents, students develop, pattern and create original fashions.
Imagine Digital! with Omar & Jeffrey -Â Students participate in all aspects of creating and producing a short film: conceptualization and writing the story, creating the sets, props and costumes, casting and acting, and editing the final project.
Imagine Visual 2-D! with Omar Villegas -Â Children become art students in this class, as they work with various materials to explore the visual arts. Mediums will include painting, drawing, print making, and collage.
There’s still time to sign up! Â If you have further questions, please see the Events page at filmbizrecycling.org or call Imagine This! atÂ 347.489.1996. Â We hope to see you there!
Brooklyn Robot Foundry has recently opened up shop around the corner from FBR at 3rd Ave & Carroll. Welcome to the neighborhood! The Brooklyn Robot Foundry is a group of educators and technologists dedicated to helping Brooklyn children optimize their hands-on, technology-based learning experience. Very cool. In their new Gowanus space, the Foundry will be hosting a variety of robot-building classes and workshops for age ranges 4-12. Make sure to check out their upcoming classes: “Robot Storybook and Shrinky Dinks,” “Tin Can Robot,” ”Build a Robot from Scratch.” They’ll also be featuring extended summer sessions for the true robot enthusiast.
We recently met Jenny, one of the founders, here at the SHOP where she picked up some benches. Her creativity goes without saying (a professional robot-builder , c’mon…) and she plans to transform her benches into incredible shelving units to house robot merchandise and supplies. Check back for the making-of…
Building robots is all about thinking outside the box and using unusual and often unexpected materials (upcycle, anyone?) to create something extraordinary - and pretty cute. Let’s make robots!
Earlier this week, FBR was profiled in a blog post by ExchangeMyPhone. Â Thanks for the shout-out! Â Turns out… ExchangeMyPhoneÂ is another Brooklyn start-up (right up the street in Carroll Gardens, what’re the odds?!) that focuses on the reuse and responsible recycling of electronics - specifically cell phones.
ExchangeMyPhone makes it quick and easy to sell or recycle your used and broken cell phones while doing something good for the environment. Â On their website you can get an instant quote of how much your used phone is worth. Â Some broken or older phones may no longer have monetary value but can still be sent to ExchangeMyPhone - for free! - to be responsibly recycled. Â If your phone is worth a few bones, you can mail it to their Brooklyn location from anywhere in the U.S. - again, free of charge - and ExchangeMyPhone will write you a check for the value amount. Â What’s super cool about their program is that you can start a phone drive - where lots of people send in their phones - and fundraise with e-waste. Â Awesome.
There is so much environmental creativity happening in the Gowanus area, we couldn’t be more proud to call this place home. Â At FBR we love to support our community and think that what ExchangeMyPhone is doing is super great. Â Way to go, guys… keep up the good work!