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  1. What's Happening at the Kickstarter Block Party, Part 2

    By now, you may have heard that we’re having a block party this Saturday, May 3rd from 12-6. You don’t need to RSVP or anything — just show up at any point, and there’ll be a bunch of cool stuff to try out and good food to eat. In addition to the debut of our art gallery, a lot of other Kickstarter alumni are showing off their goods. We asked them what they'll be bringing to the table (for the first part of the block party roundup, see here).

    What can people expect from your booth?

    Short Stack: "At the Short Stack Editions booth, we'll show you how to hand-stitch one of our books with baker's twine. And, of course, we'll be selling all of our cookbooks, as well as some other gifts and goodies." 

    Satya Twena: "We are selling our newest product (and soon-to-be Kickstarter project), a fashionable sun protective hat. We will also be doing custom monograms on site, so clients can customize their hats at the event!"

    SKT Ceramics: "I'll be exhibiting and selling my sturdy high fired porcelain cups, mugs and bowls, screen printed with original SKT illustrations, all made in my Williamsburg studio with the new SKT RAM press, purchased through our Kickstarter campaign. We're also pulling out the wheel and will be giving demos and letting attendees try their hand at throwing porcelain, our clay of choice at SKT Ceramics."

    Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop: "People can expect my utter elation at their presence, alongside loads of undecorated cookie canvases, heaps of colors and brushes and sprinkles, and a crash course in my quirky means of cookie decor!"

    We Flashy: "We're having a We-Flashy pop up shop at the block party. We're super-excited about meeting people from the Kickstarter community — backers, project creators, and showing them the reflective clothing that we make. We'll have tanks, shirts, and sweaters — all great for being seen on dimly-lit streets, without looking like a crossing guard."

    yMusic: "A lively conversation amongst friends who happen to have pieces of paper on stands between them. A set of music that was written for the group and that speaks to the relationship between songs, chamber music and city life. Pieces by songwriters (Sufjan Stevens), composers (Marcos Balter) and folks somewhere in between (Son Lux). Strings, woodwinds, brass, guitar!"

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  2. What's Happening at the Kickstarter Block Party

    By now, you may have heard that we’re having a block party this Saturday, May 3rd from 12-6. You don’t need to RSVP or anything — just show up at any point, and there’ll be a bunch of cool stuff to try out and good food to eat. In addition to the debut of our art gallery, a lot of other Kickstarter alumni are showing off their goods. We asked them what they'll be bringing to the table. 

    What can people expect from your booth?

    Jix: “Jix is all about creating density and complexity out of randomness and emptiness. It is about being curious, focused, and ready to experiment. Obviously, there'll be a lot of connecting and exchanging.”

    Booze Books: “We will be offering a wide assortment of repurposed booze books for sale along with a bunch of free giveaways and tips on how to make your own booze book at home.”

    Fire and Bone: “The three of us will be there to answer questions and we’ll have a limited number of our skulls for people to purchase. We’ll also have on display several of the actual skulls we used to create our pieces. We’re excited to talk to people about our project and the process we use to make our miniature animal skulls.”

    Kimcheelicious: “When people stop by my kiosk I want them to take a little bit of the experience of my ePUB cookbook with them—and what better way than a tasting. I have vegan kimchee tastings planned followed by three scheduled how-to demos: napa cabbage kimchee, fermented Korean radish, and white miso. If you're hungry I'll be selling 'Chickpea Ssamjang' rice bowl—stewed garbanzo beans tossed in a seasoned Korean chili sauce. I'll also have a few jars of fermented goods ready for purchase.”

    MO-TO: “Retail boxes in case someone decides to splurge. A black sheet of foam core to hang cars and oversized cutouts of cars. Somehow install a long IKEA shelf as a jump rap, with landing area where I can place something soft.”

    PitchBlak Brass Band: “We are expecting to tear shit DOWN and bring energy and good vibes to the party. Can you expect anything less from a 10-piece hip-hop brass band? We are very excited to part of the Kickstarter block party and very excited to meet perform for other creative people like ourselves. It's gonna be a great day!”

    The Kickstarter Block Party is happening Saturday, May 3rd from noon-6pm, at 58 Kent St

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