Us birds over here at FTB HQ have been non-stop planning for The Big She-Bang IV. We have a NEW COMP to be released at the event, and some newer surprises up our sleeves! We’re even presenting our original workshop, Queer Eye for the DIY. Here’s the press release!
THE BIG SHE BANG IV!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2009 @ JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY
The Big She-Bang IV
A Celebration by Women, for Women
The Big She-Bang, organized by For The Birds Collective, is being held on Saturday, August 15th at Judson Memorial Church, located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY from 10 AM to midnight.
The Big She-Bang is an all-day event of workshops, panel discussions, visual art, and music by and for women and women-identified artists & community members. The Big She-Bang strives to cultivate a space for women to share creative endeavors, exchange ideas, and provide support in a safe and open-minded environment. It is a multimedia event that serves as a platform for women artists and activists. This year’s She-Bang festival will include workshops and panel discussions, live musical performances, an all-day art show and tabling by various feminist organizations from New York. The event is always all ages, and everyone is welcome. Childcare will be provided.
THIS YEAR, our theme is – A How-To Guide for D.I.Y. Feminism!
Throughout the day, there will be an art show exhibiting different mediums of work created by various women in New York City:
Workshops and panel discussions will also be happening throughout the day, covering topics such as:
Feminist Urban Mobility
presented by Right Rides, Safe Walk, & Holla Back NYC
Women and Resistance in Prison
presented by Victoria Law
Queer Eye for the DIY
presented by For the Birds Collective, featuring Karen Soskin of Strength In Numbers
Sexual Assault and Accountability workshop
presented by Support New York
The event will end with performances by:
FULL OF FANCY
We are asking for a $6 to $10 sliding scale donation, although no will be turned away. A tape and CD compilation of the bands performing, as well as many more, will be available for purchase.
The Big She-Bang was previously a celebration thrown by the Long Island Womyn’s Collective. Information on The Big She-Bang 1 & 2 can be found here: http://myspace.com/liwomynscollective. All information on The Big She-Bang 3 & 4 can be found here: http://myspace.com/thebig_shebang
Judson Memorial Church is on the south side of Washington Square Park between Thompson and Sullivan Streets.
We are accessible by subway from the 8th Street/NYU R and W stop, the West 4th Street A, C, E, F and V stop or the Christopher Street/Sheridan Square 1 and 2 stop.
NYC Transit bus # 5, Southbound, stops at 8th Street at Fifth Avenue. Bus #? (Northbound, stops on 6th Avenue at W. 4th St. Check MTA bus maps for other possibilities.
AUTOMOBILE (FROM THE WEST):
If you’d like to drive to Judson, from the West Side Highway exit at 14th Street. Drive east on 14th to 7th Avenue, turn right on Seventh Avenue and go south to West 4th Street. Turn left onto West 4th Street and go about 6 short blocks. Judson is on the Corner of West 4th Street (aka, Washington Square South) and Thompson Street. On Sunday mornings parking can usually be found along West 4th or on Thompson Street.
AUTOMOBILE (FROM THE EAST):
Those coming down FDR drive should exit at Houston Street, drive west and turn right onto 6th Avenue. Drive north to West 4th and make a right. Drive 2 1/2 blocks and we are on your right, across from Washington Square Park, at the corner of Thompson Street and West 4th Street (aka Washington Square South).