For three Tuesdays in July, the New York Restoration Project and Flux Factory present
a series of free sun-cooked meals paired with performances in the
Bed-Stuy Community Garden. Our team has built two solar ovens out of a steel oil drum, and invited chefs to experiment with different ways of cooking with the sun.
Each week features performances that focus on bringing interactive and
community-oriented performance work outdoors.
Is a collaboration of chefs and artists CARINA KAUFMAN, DANAE LAGOY, and ROSS GARCIA. They have been experimenting with what cooking techniques work best with the solar ovens and are excited to share their findings in preparation of a spread of Mediterranean inspired cuisine cooked solely with the sun.
Is a steel drum performance artist. He performs with CASYM Steel Orchestra, having notable performances at The Harlem Day Street Fair, Citi Field, and The Barclay Center; as well as winning a National Steel Pan competition. Jahlani currently works as a teaching artist of Steel Pan at Brooklyn College and is currently recording a CD.
7 PM — ZODIAC DINNER CLUB
Is a social club that promotes methods of seeing and holding space for way-out consciousnesses. We practice awareness of the continual turning of the wheel as the sun travels through each sign. Members include ALLISON HALTER, LENA HAWKINS, TINA KOHLMANN & WILL OWEN.
Is a Brooklyn based artist and electrical engineer investigating inherent and assigned esoteric qualities in technological devices. His practice appropriates discarded or otherwise obsolete electronics and design practices in a combination of performance, installation, and teaching. Wesley founded Waste Electronic Systems, a business developing products that integrate old media into new designs, and new designs with sustainable relevance.
6:30 PM — WORKSHOP
Build your own sun oven with Apocalypse Chow curators out of cardboard and tin foil, and a basic solar circuit from recycled solar panels. All materials provided. RSVP TO HI@NIGHTLIGHT.XYZ
Is a classically trained chef and graduate of the French Culinary Institute. She has worked as a chef for the non-for profit org.Wellness in the Schools, promoting healthy eating and environmental awareness as a way of life for children in NYC public schools. She initiates solar demos in schools and greenmarkets. She also moonlights as a private chef for various clients.
Apocalypse Chow is part of Nightlight, an ongoing series of free art and education events exploring creative uses of the sun that take place in community gardens throughout New York City.
This program is supported, in part, by the New York Restoration Project, Marlow & Daughters, Wilklow Orchards, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The Windmill Community Garden is a brand new green space for Long Island City built by Greenthumb and maintained by the community with co-founders the Dutch Kills Civic Association, Growing Up Green Charter School and Flux Factory.