Witkem House

a Crown Heights house-in-progress

Mel, my dear friend Maxx Passion, and I are producing an interactive performance series this weekend (June 8th & 9th) on Governors Island called #TweetDance as part of the Under One Dances project. Molly & Mendel will also be a part of the fun! It’s going to be awesome! Here’s the 411:

#Tweet Dance invites the public to direct minute-long dances performed by professional dancers! Tweet inspirations, prompts, words, phrases, etc for the dancers prior to the performances by adding the hashtag #TweetDance to your tweet! Not on twitter? Send an email to underonedancecollection (at) gmail

Immediately before performing, each dancer will be given a tweet prompt that will guide their one-minute dance. Videos of these tweet-dances will be uploaded to our Vimeo channel. Musicians and artists of all mediums can download the videos, add in their own voice, music, effects, etc, and then add their “remixed” video to our “Remix” channel.

#TweetDance will premiere at Figment on Governors Island on June 8th & 9th 2013. There will be 2 performances each day, each performance will run approximately 15 minutes:

June 8th - 2pm & 4pm

June 9th - 4pm & 5pm

At 3pm each day we’ll be performing #TweetDance inside Le Tigre Tent!

Use the Figment app on your smartphone to find our exact location!

 

-ky

This past weekend Kathy & Larry came to Witkem House. Kathy spent her birthday weekend planting and correcting our amateur gardening mistakes and Mendel built and installed the first vertical garden box!

Our good friend Meg was knocked off her bike and run over by a delivery truck on Memorial weekend. Miraculously she survived with “just” a broken pelvis. She was wearing a helmet. When we visited her in the hospital a few days later she was cracking jokes despite the intense pain and discomfort. She’s had two surgeries so far and is in for a very long recovery. If you are compelled, her co-workers have started a fund for her where you can make donations… This is the second time in two years that a terrible bike accident has impacted our lives, and we are so fortunate that Meg survived. Please ride with caution and wear your helmets.

The winter rose has been through a lot, but she’s finally been planted and pruned and is looking glorious!

The winter rose has been through a lot, but she’s finally been planted and pruned and is looking glorious!

The newly planted garden is looking really happy this morning! Last night the fellows didn’t let rain stop them from firing up the BBQ!

We went shopping today at our local  Bed-Stuy Home Depot. Since moving here they’ve gone from possibly the worst home & garden store in the world to a friendly if not totally efficient place.
Tomorrow we’ll clear out some more rubble that’s still in the beds and start planting!
We’re creating a little bit of Vermont in our Brooklyn back yard.

We went shopping today at our local Bed-Stuy Home Depot. Since moving here they’ve gone from possibly the worst home & garden store in the world to a friendly if not totally efficient place.
Tomorrow we’ll clear out some more rubble that’s still in the beds and start planting!
We’re creating a little bit of Vermont in our Brooklyn back yard.

Sunday afternoon at Witkem House. Mendel is working on the fence roof. Our ball collection is growing - the most recent addition landed a few feet away from me as I was doing yoga during the week. There are over 15 balls in our neighbors yard.

it was a beautiful weekend and we all spent a lot of it in the yard! The steps are now finished, the drains have been cleared, and we’re going to start planting this week. On Sunday a few blocks of Eastern Parkway were shut down for a giant parade and festival. By 3 everyone had dispersed, leaving behind barricades, trash, and nearly the whole alphabet of stop sign-sized letters.