1. Did you know that it’s the hundred-year anniversary of the year the Marx Brothers were given their iconic nicknames? Our Project of the Day, Marxfest, is a festival celebrating the work of the Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, and the two younger brothers Gummo and Zeppo. Among the festival’s highlights are a screening of Duck Soup at MoMA and a concert of music from the Marx Brothers movies. 

    Did you know that it’s the hundred-year anniversary of the year the Marx Brothers were given their iconic nicknames? Our Project of the Day, Marxfest, is a festival celebrating the work of the Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, and the two younger brothers Gummo and Zeppo. Among the festival’s highlights are a screening of Duck Soup at MoMA and a concert of music from the Marx Brothers movies. 

  2. After successfully raising upwards of $25,000 from its community, Brooklyn-based arts-and-event space The Invisible Dog hosted a Kickstarter rewards pick-up party and invited backers to come, hang, and walk away with their official tokens of support.

    We’re touched by the many beaming visages we glimpsed over on The Invisible Dog’s Facebook page, not to mention the artful Pillars of Support posted in their most recent project update.

  3. Attention DIY science fans, amateur astronomers, and enthusiastic star gazers! If you’re in upstate New York tonight, take a stroll by Richards Park in Geneva between 8-9:30pm for the first ever Bicycle Astronomy Star Party. Attendees will be invited to gaze at the night sky through a bicycle propelled telescope, then share their experience online, alongside photos and video from the event. More details at the latest project update.

    Attention DIY science fans, amateur astronomers, and enthusiastic star gazers! If you’re in upstate New York tonight, take a stroll by Richards Park in Geneva between 8-9:30pm for the first ever Bicycle Astronomy Star Party. Attendees will be invited to gaze at the night sky through a bicycle propelled telescope, then share their experience online, alongside photos and video from the event. More details at the latest project update.

  4. Update #5: We’ve come so far! Just a few months after reaching their funding goal, The Brownsville Student Farm is underway. So far, their tiny volunteer team has planted an impressive variety of veggies like squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and eggplant, and they report that the little guys are thriving. That’s a good thing, because it means they’ll be plenty to go around when they kick off their farm stand next month:

    There will be a student run farmstand over the summer, beginning the second week of July, every Thursday from 2 - 5 pm. The 5th, 6th, and 7th graders from PS/IS 323 will operate this market. There will also be a community market on our farm site run by a nearby health organization, BMS, on Saturdays.
    We can’t wait! You can read more about their progress at their project blog.
  5. The Shandaken Project is a community-supported residency program on 250 acres of land in upstate New York. They provide free room and board to anybody with a creative practice — writers, artists, curators, and more — to hang out, get to know each other, and make cool stuff. Writer’s block? Residents can also spend time in the communal vegetable garden, growing things like cabbage, kale, leeks, and potatoes. The organization is excited to expand on their project with private studios and new equipment, but attendees are certainly not the only ones who stand to benefit! Backers get curated mixtapes, invitations to a summer BBQ, and pieces of original art. And did we mention? It’s our Project of the Day.

    The Shandaken Project is a community-supported residency program on 250 acres of land in upstate New York. They provide free room and board to anybody with a creative practice — writers, artists, curators, and more — to hang out, get to know each other, and make cool stuff. Writer’s block? Residents can also spend time in the communal vegetable garden, growing things like cabbage, kale, leeks, and potatoes. The organization is excited to expand on their project with private studios and new equipment, but attendees are certainly not the only ones who stand to benefit! Backers get curated mixtapes, invitations to a summer BBQ, and pieces of original art. And did we mention? It’s our Project of the Day.

  6. Did the Kickstarter campaign bring a lot of attention to this project?

    Aaron: Yeah, it definitely did bring us a lot of attention. I think we had a good story, and I think a lot of people latched onto that because we weren’t jaded people — we were really just trying to do something and we were just coming up short. It got us a lot of attention, and it built a connection with the community, and you can’t really put a monetary value on something like that. And it got us in the eye of the neighborhood and the people around here, and we’ve made some lasting friendships and connections out of that.

    NY Eater chats with Aaron and Andy of the Littleneck Clam Shack project. (You can still check out their project here.) SSoooooo, who wants to be our date to this place tonight?