CAPITAL B and the ZANDL GROUP are very happy to host a free arts marketing workshop with the nationally acclaimed marketing guru Donna Walker-Kuhne!

Cafe Orwell
Join us for a hands-on marketing workshop to create or polish marketing plans! No matter how small or large your art product is, we all need a roadmap. Please bring your notes, outline or plan and we will review and enhance to create simple action steps designed to accomplish your marketing goals.  RSVP on Facebook.

DATE:  October 13, 2009
TIME:  7:00pm
PLACE: Roberta’s
261 Moore Street · Brooklyn, NY 11206
Purchase Tickets online here

ROBERTA’s is super…
(read the Youth Culture Lab’s review of Roberta’s here!)

Roberta’s is throwing a feast next Tuesday, October 13th. We’ll be joined by food and wine gurus Joe Bastianich and Mark Ladner, as well as a host of local foodies and farmers. It’s going to be the most delicious party of the year, and it’s all in the name of building support for a very good cause.

The Cause
Next spring they’re breaking ground on a one-acre rooftop farm in North Brooklyn. Ben Flanner of Greenpoint’s Rooftop Farm and the resourceful and creative entrepreneurs that brought us Roberta’s have committed to build the first ever commercially-viable rooftop farm in the world. Based on low-input, bare bones efficiency and high-yield organic methods, the farm will offer fresh produce to the community downstairs, bringing food and people closer together in order to address the growing environmental, economic and health problems that face our city and our world.

The Bottom Line

The farm is a small business, and it will sustain itself through the sale of affordable fresh produce by cutting out distribution and transportation costs. It is an innovative for-profit urban farm model and an expression of the type of green industry that will enable our city to overcome rising food prices, nutrition-related disease and extreme environmental degradation.

In 2010, they will build one farm, but their vision is for others to replicate our model and thousands of acres of rooftop throughout the city to be put into agricultural use. This is a call to arms: invest in our farm now, and help us plant the seed for New York’s food future.

Buy your tickets today because there’s limited seating!

A giant GRACIAS to everyone who celebrated
on Sunday!


Rains did not stop recycled art production, hydroponic planting, cultural remix open-faced sandwiches, bag stitching, wishing trees, walking history, green theater dreams, friends of the public library, DJ Dancey Pants, dancers, culture mappers + much more from transforming the Chez Bushwick studio into a tremendously gorgeous pop-up-inddor-block party.

THANK YOU to our SUPER DELUXE ♡ contributors:

Arts In Bushwick + Art of Living Yoga + Bags for the People + Beacon Center for Arts and Leadership + Bushwick Food Co-Op + CAPITAL B Youth Culture Lab + Coalition of Hispanic Family Services + DJ Dancey Pants + EYEBEAM + GELATO + Boswyck Farms + Bushwick Starr Theater + Brooklyn Public Library + Laurel Dance Program + No Standing Anytime + Our Goods + Up From Flames

PLEASE  email us your photos to
+ we will add them to the CAPITAL B Flickr set + Eyebeam’s Flickr set!
And check out Michael Hart’s fabulous photos here!

CAPITAL B thanks our local business
+ culinary contributors

Angel’s Fruit Market (for a case of nectarines)
272 Knickerbocker Avenue
Associated Market (for all sorts of super, supermarket essentials)
229 Knickerbocker Avenue
Boars Head (for cheese, mustard, sour kraut + pesto-mayo!)
24 Rock Street
C-Town (for drinks!)
Circo’s Bakery (for a tray of irresistible Italian biscotti!)
328 Knickerboker Avenue
Fortunatas (for pepperoni bites!)
305 Knickerbocker Avenue
Gaby’s Bakery
(for 100 heart-shaped cookies)
238 Knickerbocker Avenue
Kelso of Brooklyn
(for the barley bags from which we stitched cushions!)
Olive Valley (for pita, pita, pita!)
43 Bogart Avenue
La Orquidea Mexican Food Market (for tortillas, limes, beans and spices!)
268 Knickerbocker Avenue
Pica Pica
(for that famous Dominican chicken in that sauce everyone keeps talking about!)
392 Broadway
Mi Bella Dama (for more chicken that was eaten up in seconds!)
296 Knickerbocker Avenue
Northeast Kingdom (for a deluxe cheese + salami platter + bread!)
18 Wycoff Avenue

Roberta’s Pizza (for perfect baguettes!)
261 Moore Street
Trinity Farm Stand (for the perfect fall apples!)
Visit them on Saturdays at Maria Hernandez Park
Wonton Food Company (for 1,750 fortune cookies!)
222 Moore Street

WE SAY CHEERS our extreme
event decorators + pop-up artists

EYEBEAM education coordinator: Stephanie Pereira
EYEBEAM student residents: Luther Cherry, Jade Highleyman, Caroline Spivack, Zoe Baker, Spencer Brown

WE SALUTE our gorgeous event documentarians

PHOTO: Michael Hart
VIDEO: Spencer Brown + Stephanie Pereira

We SHOUT OUT to our amazing volunteers
+ donation-helpers

Lia McPherson + Amy Ramirez + Chloe Bass + Chris Henderson + Hannah Cloepfil + Lise Brenner + Maria Belen Galallaga + Eric Ost + Amanda Cordero + Genesis Henriquez + Wanda Gala + Shriya Malhotra + Udai Malhotra + Pedros + Carizma Pinney + Wander Castillo + Michael Sheriff + Daniel Arsham’s Truck!

We THROW FLOWERS at the feet of our fabulous performers

Jonah Bokaer + Michelle Mola + Davon Rainey

And GRACIAS GUAPA to Christina Kral
of the NSA Test Kitchen

for her extreme snackitecture, culinary-cultural remix sandwiches:
It blew our minds!

Gracias a todos por su ayuda con una
celebración INCREIBLE!

Thank you + let’s keep nourishing the ♡.

I HEART BUSHWICK moves indoors to Chez Bushwick studio!

304 Boerum Street!
2nd Floor

1 – 6 PM

Dancing, cookies, art, carts, trees, community feast!

Due to morning rains . . .
I ♡ BWCK will run from 1PM to 6PM.

Join us at Maria Hernandez Park
1-4PM =  art, advocacy, walking tours, workshops, dance, music, fortune cookies

4-6PM = a bite-sized banquet of neighborhood foods

SUNDAY DOMINGO SEPT. 27  11AM to 6PM at Maria Hernandez PARK
CAPITAL B + Chez Bushwick invite you to be part of the !


11-4 Islands of Art + Barter + Plants + Music + Yoga + Local Food!

3-4 Chinese Jump Rope + Dances + Stories +  Hip Hop + Juggling!

4-6 Bite-Sized Banquet!

CELEBRATE with  //

Arts In Bushwick
Art of Living Yoga
Bags for the People
Beacon Center for Arts and Leadership
Bushwick Food Co-Op
CAPITAL B Youth Culture Lab
Coalition of Hispanic Family Services
DJ Dancey Pants
DJ Marty McSorley
Make the Road NY
Boswyck Farms
Bushwick Starr Theater
Brooklyn Public Library
Laurel Dance Program
No Standing Anytime
Our Goods
Some Skateboarders
The Smiling Experiment
Up From Flames
y mucho más!

RSVP to the HEART on Facebook!


The New York Times ran an article today brining attention to the fact that some parks in Brooklyn, (including Bushwick’s own Maria Hernandez Park), are omitted from the MTA subway maps, despite being larger than other featured parks in Manhattan.

Representatives from the MTA did not seem to give any reasons for the omissions, but the journalist pointed out that parks in lower-income neighborhoods were the ones left out.

Although it might be excessive to say that a park’s entire validity is depended on this, one has to wonder why the city’s most visited map does not show such an important-and large-public park.

As writer Thomas Wolfe wrote in one of his short stories,  ” ‘Map or no map,’ I says, ‘you ain’t gonna get to know Brooklyn with no map.’ ”

You can read the full article here:


Yo Bushwick is a neighborhood celebration that will take place in one of the hearts of the community  – Maria Hernandez Park.  The event is free and open to the public, and invites Bushwick’s diverse residents, organizations and small businesses to collaborate and contribute to a day of outdoor activities, performances and installations that engage the public to have fun, to learn, and to celebrate the best of the neighborhood.

How can I contribute to the ?
Individuals, organizations, businesses and all our neighbors are invited to propose artistic, cultural, educational and recreational activities.  The goal is to offer interactive and informative activities that offer opportunities for community building and fun. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH by 5PM.

We are looking specifically for activities + installations around the following neighborhood themes:

– Personal + Environmental HEALTH
–  HOUSING rights
– Local FOOD +Urban FARMING
– LABOR rights
– TRASH + recycling
– SAFETY + the police
– COMMUNITY building + COLLABORATION + communication

To submit a proposal, please email us the following info:

1. Project Name (optional)
2. Name(s) of lead contact
3. Name of affiliated Organization/Business/School/Group
4. Website
5. Activity Description [What will  you do? Who is your audience?] (50 words max.)
6. How does it relate to one of the community themes? (50 words max.)
7.  What kind of space and logistical requirements will you have?
8.  Would you like us to help you partner with an artist/arts organization? If so, please specify what you’re looking for.
9.  Anything else you’d like us to know?

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, September 4th, by 5PM.
Email your proposal to
Any Questions? Call 347.421.3817.

You will be contacted by September 9th regarding logistics and any questions we may have.

Thank you!
And we look forward to reviewing your ♥ proposals.

Christina Kral and Adriana Young
Co-Artistic Directors

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Artist/Researcher Xavier Acarin has crafted a brilliant study of found objects in Bushwick.  His experiment includes collecting and reintroducing discarded items and documenting their appearance and reappearance.  The full photo essay can be viewed here.