BRIDGE THE GAP
at Alice Austen House Museum
September 20, 2008
11am to 8pm
2 Hylan Boulevard, Rosebank - SINY
A Staten Island ART HAPPENING (or Be-in), gathering:
Boomer & X-Y-Z, North-South-East & West,
Black & White & Red & Green, Hippies, Hipsters & Beyond
MUSICIANS, VISUAL ARTISTS, POETS, DANCERS,
ACTORS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, PERFORMERS, FILMS,
COMEDY, FOLK ARTS, FACE/BODY PAINTING, FOOD & GAMES
With spectacular beachfront views of New York Harbor and the
Verrazano-Narrows set as background, the Alice Austen House Museum's
lush, six-acre meadow will host SIcoLab's Bridge The Gap art happening
(or Be-In) on September 20.
From 11am to 8pm, artists and art-lovers of all ages, disciplines,
backgrounds, and geographic locations are invited to attend and
participate in the day's collaborative creation.
Participants can bring anything from a chair or blanket to tents and
tables. Artists, artists groups, cultural organizations, vending folk
artists, clubs, bands, groups of friends, and etc., are encouraged to
set up a camp or installation. The more creative, specific, and
involving the better. We will bridge the gap by creating a hyper-real
When the gate opens at 11am, participants will be able to grab land.
The more people in your group, the more tents and installations you
have, the more space you can get.
Things to bring:
Flags Drums Pamphlets
Flowers Instruments Buttons
Banners Body/Face Paint CDs
Beach Balls Costumes/Persona Open Mind
Visual artists interested in showing completed works can contact Mike
Shane at 347-733-2270 for more information.
A professional stage with PA and simple backline will be available for
bands, singers, poets, dancers, or any other acts who wish to perform
and contribute to the vibe.
Performers must sign up for a time slot, in person, the day of the
event â€“ THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. It will be first-come, first-served
in hour long blocks. Performers will get at least eight to ten
minutes, but maybe more depending on time availability in the hour.
The stage will be active from 11am to 3pm and again from 4:30 to 7pm.
Films from local filmmakers will be shown from 7 to 8pm.
Local restaurants, caterers, and food vendors are encouraged to set up
a tent and sell lunches and non-alcoholic refreshments. Potential food
vendors should contact Geoff Celis at 347-432-0136 for more
There are no vending fees for the event, but SIcoLab asks vendors to
provide the art group with a fair donation by day's end.