Birds of Summer 2011

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.

As always, check our website for updates. We’ll be posting info on our Facebook invite, too, where you can RSVP.

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF ALL EVENT LOCATIONS

TUES. AUG 9 – FRI. AUG 12: BIG MOUTH
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Visitors checking out the art at 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

Participatory Art Creation at Big Mouth

for more information, see our press release

SAT. AUG. 20: PROTECT YOURSELF ‘CAUSE YOU’LL WRECK YOURSELF
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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
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Flyer for 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
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Flyer for Who'd Ya Lose and How Ya Dealin?

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
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Flock Rock Compilation Cover Art by Liz Prince

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!