Thursday, June 24, 2010

4 days, 4 amazing things to do with your neighbors

Cinco de Craft Mafioso New Orleans Craft Mafia's 5th Birthday Party Fiesta!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Factory 8314 Oak Street

Come join us on Thursday June 24 from 6-10pm at THE FACTORY to celebrate our 5th birthday!!

The New Orleans Craft Mafia is celebrating its first 5 years of bringing crafty alternatives to the Crescent City with a birthday bash on Thursday, June 24. The event, dubbed "Cinco de Craft Mafioso", will take place from 6pm - 10pm at The Factory, a new crafty workspace at 8314 Oak Street, which will begin teaching screen-printing classes on July 7.

Cinco de Craft Mafioso is a celebration of all things crafty. The event is free and open to all ages, and will feature free craft workshops, including t-shirt recycling and screen-printing. Bring your old t-shirts in and revamp them - we'll show you how to breathe new life into your old tees!

The event will also feature a crafty marketplace with handmade goods by members of the New Orleans Craft Mafia, as well as music and snacks. Be sure to stop by for free beer (while it lasts!) and get there early because the first 20 guests will receive a free New Orleans Craft Mafia tote bag filled with handmade goodies!

Friday, June 25, 2010
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Jackson Square into the cul-de-sacs and secret streets
15 miles, 2 hours.

Hey bikers! join the Rolling Black Out Friday June 25th! There's no
need to drill, baby. 6pm Jackson square.

Thanks for everyone who came out last month, and to the Dead Pelicans
and Murdered Gulf Events. let's make this month's mass even more
massive. Let's show New Orleans how unnecessary cars are! Tell
your Friends, Bring your Mom, Bring a date.

This month, on the table is another JP/ suburbia route, only hitting
more of the tree-lined neighborhoods in Lakeview and Bayou St John
this time. In addition to catching some shade, we'll be hitting Canal
and Veterans, some secret passages, some shady spots, and riding
amidst the parts of New Orleans cul-de-sac'd away into car culture:
check it out here:

of course, the route is always negotiable, and subject to radical
change. please give feedback! or come up with routes. or mis-lead
the ride somewhere new and interesting.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Big Top!
1638 Clio Street

The New Orleans Food Co-op presents a live auction @ The Big Top!, hosted by famous MC Celebrity Auctioneer John Calhoun and his band! Doors and viewing @ 6pm. Auction bidding begins @ 7:30pm sharp. FOOD PROVIDED. Cover: $10 / $5 for NOFC member-owners.
Auction items include a wonderful selection of original art and gift certificates for a wide range of local services including massage, martial arts classes, and meals at your favorite restaurants.
All proceeds to benefit the NOFC's mission of bringing healthy, affordable groceries to New Orleans.
HEN: Friday, June 19th and/or Friday, June 26th Meet at Fairgrinds Coffee House to create your clay Spirit Vessel with guidance from local artist Jane Hill. Prayers and small animals also will be created.

Sunday June 27th 8:00 pm

Meet at the banks of Bayou St John, at the Bridge opposite Cabrini. In a simple ceremony, the unfired clay Vessels created by the community will be lighted and released into the water of the bayou, carrying our intentions and wishes for the Gulf’s restoration before they dissolve and go back to nature. Participation and performance from local musicians and poets will take place.

Note: All materials used in this community project are biodegradable and will not damage the bayou in any way. Please note that this event is not a protest or demonstration space. Children are encouraged to participate, but parents should know this is not designed as a children’s clay class or art project. Rain Date is Monday June 28th at 8 pm.

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