Since 2008, For the Birds has presented THE BIG SHE-BANG, a feminist conference and festival, every summer. This year we decided to try something new and exciting.
FOR THE BIRDS is pleased to announce BIRDS OF SUMMER, a series of feminist events in August and September.
TUES. AUG 9 – FRI. AUG 12: BIG MOUTH
contemporary feminist voices in art + illustration
@ Brooklyn Fireproof with open hours throughout
TUESDAY 6p-9p Opening party & participatory feminist art workshop
THURSDAY 12p-6p Open hours, meet the curators
FRIDAY 12p-6p Open hours // 7p Panel discussion with the artists // 9p CLOSING DANCE PARTY!
119 Ingraham St (at Porter Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11237
for more information, see our press release
SAT. AUG. 20: PROTECT YOURSELF ‘CAUSE YOU’LL WRECK YOURSELF
12pm-3pm @ Launchpad // A skill share on how to take care of ourselves while
we try to fix the world. Presentations to include Lauren Nagy of Hosh Yoga, Cassie Karopkin of Verite Catering, and massage therapist Leah DeCesare. Food sampling and donations sponsored by Raw Revolution, Earth Balance, Lightlife, Artisana, Turtle Island, the Integral Yoga Institute, and more!
721 Franklin Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238
SAT. AUG 27 + SUN. AUG 28TH: THE WRITTEN BIRD
Two day event featuring women writers and organizers giving workshops and readings. Also included will be tables of literature by local writers and a bookswap!
SATURDAY 1pm – 5pm Workshops, tables & bookswap @ WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
SUNDAY 7pm Reading @ Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
SAT. SEPT. 3: “THE WORST” COMPILATION ZINE BENEFIT SHOW
8pm @ Death by Audio // “Who’d Ya Lose and How Ya Dealin’?” A benefit show to raise money for The Worst Compilation Zine on grief and loss, featuring: music from Bridge and Tunnel, Worriers, and Slingshot Dakota, Readings by Cynthia Schemmer, Tommy Pico, Sarah Hanks, Maria Arettines, Kathleen McIntyre and more, Puppetry by Geppetta Puppet Theater, and Tabling by For the Birds and Birdsong Collective. $6-10 sliding scale, all ages, no BYOB.
49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY, 11222
FOR THE BIRDS COMPILATION
For the Birds will be curating our annual music compilation featuring women-fronted and feminist-positive bands from all over the country. RVIVR, Small Bones, CAT VET, Big Eyes and No Statik are just a few bands that will be on this year’s comp, titled “FLOCK ROCK.” Past years have included Grass Widow, Fleabag, Slingshot Dakota, P.S. Eliot, Brilliant Colors, Cheeky, Arctic Flowers, Nuclear Family, and Carnal Knowledge. Our compilations are exclusively available at every event and our online store!