LDBA Summer Camps! 2017

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LDBA/NYC Day Camp, July 17-20

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LDBA Farm Camp 2017, July 24-28

Join us on a foraging walk with Fish & Bicycle this Sunday on the Delaware.

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Spring Wild Edible Walk + Tasting + Water color workshop

Leap into spring and join our first foraging walk followed by a tasting of the natural edible bounty and tea pairing by Tay Tea.

In collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America, we will walk their pristinely protected land in Tusten, NY along the Delaware River. Nathaniel Whitmore, local naturalist/herbalist/alchemist, and TaraMarie Perri, founder/director of Perri Institute for Mind and Body, will be our guides. Each step along the way will be illuminated by the senses as we dive deeper into nature.

The post-walk tasting and tea will be hosted at Smokey Belles Catskills Le Petite Cabine in Narrowsburg, NY.  We will gather at the charming and rustic woodland retreat overlooking a trout stream and learn how to clean, taste, and process our seasonal field foraging.

Artist Sara Moffat of LDBA Brooklyn will provide artist’s field supplies and share the naturalist’s way to document, draw, and watercolor the botanicals we find.

Takeaway: take home your foraged bounty, your own original botanicals watercolors, and Fish & Bicycle field notebook (5”x3.5”) filled out with your observations to inspire future walks.

RSVP: Space and supplies are limited!

  • Details will be provided via the confirmation of reservation email (i.e. what to wear, what to bring, etc.)
  • Exact start location will be revealed few days prior to the walk.

Who are our beloved collaborators?!

About Nathaniel Whitmore naturalist, herbalist, alchemist & land whisper.

About TaraMarie Perri, founder of Perri Institute for Mind and Body.

About Sara Moffat founder of L’Ecole des Beaux Arts Brooklyn.

About Nini Ordoubadi, founder of Tay Tea.

About Anie Stanley, founder of Smokey Belles Catskills Homestead.

Ticket: Adult $150 / Student $75 (10% of the profits are donated to the Boy Scouts of America.

LDBA & Joint venture host a weekend at Glen Tonche

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Owl design by@subletstudio.

Hey friends, please join us for a very special event. On April 22nd and 23rd, we are headed upstate for a weekend of food, fires, and music at Glen Tonche, near Shokan, NY, brought to you by LDBA & Joint Venture.


The setting for our getaway was built in 1928. Glen Tonche, the mountaintop estate, is steeped in rich history and music royalty. It is the home of Allaire Studios, where David Bowie and Grizzly Bear recorded, among others. It is a stunning 18,000-square foot compound that can be reached only by private switchback road.

We invite you for a 24-hour stay. We will provide transportation from Brooklyn on Saturday, April 22nd. After drinks and snacks, we will take you on a tour of the property and check you into your individual rooms. There will be plenty of time to explore the hiking trails, enjoy a cocktail or two, mingle, or relax on the grounds or in your room until dinner. Dinner, cooked over the fire, will be served in the Neve Hall  (Bowie’s favorite room and where he made his music). There will be musical entertainment, a lovely outdoor fire after dinner, and wine and cocktails all night.
We will serve a light breakfast and coffee on Sunday and, eventually, head back to Brooklyn.


Food and Beverage 
$250 per person

$100 for single person
$175 for couples

Local’s Ticket
(no room, Just food and beverage)
$250  Transportation from Williamsburg can also be provided. More information will be provided upon purchase.

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LDBA Day Camp and Farm Camp dates and info

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Summer ARTS Camp
Monday- Thursday, 9am-3pm
Session 1: July 17-20
$800 per week
Enrollment for sibling:
$700 per week

LOCATION: LDBA Summer Arts Classroom, Williamsburg Public Library Studio- 240 Division Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
LDBA will take your kids on a New York City Arts and Parks exploration! Activities and field trips include: Daily art classes with emphasis on the fine arts, including watercolor, painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. We will travel to MOMA, (MOMA art lab), Explore History and SPACE at the Natural History Museum and Planetarium, Visit Natural Dye Gardens and then learn how to dye and batik textiles, and many other hands on art projects! Price includes all Metro rides, Museum admissions, snacks, and water, as well as art supplies and camp T-shirt. Students bring their own lunch, sunscreen and a change of clothes. Waiver, information form and details provided upon registration. Please register soon for the limited number of spots available!

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DATE: JULY 24-28, 2017
Ages: 7-12 (Mature 6yr.olds will be considered. Children must be able to sleep away from parents for 5 nights.)
Location: Mark Firth’s Farm, near Great Barrington, MA
Price for the week: $1500.00 (Price includes all food, water, tents, classes, art supplies and transportation including to and from camp, pick up/drop off in Williamsburg).

Sign your kiddo up for a camping experience they will never forget! LDBA is pleased to announce registration is open for the 5th annual Farm Camp! For five days and nights your child will learn invaluable skills such as how to pitch their own tents, how to build and manage shelters and fires safely, how to make arrows, tie knots, identify plants, mushrooms and trees, how to milk cows, feed and care for chickens, pigs, sheep and goats. We will learn about bees, gardens, pottery, foraging, and so much more. Daily art, cooking and survival classes will be held and visiting artists will teach special workshops. Food will come from surrounding farms and is cooked by professional chefs, as well as food from Prairie Whale, Mark and Bettina’s restaurant in Great Barrington! We will visit farms in the area, but the main farm school will be on the Firth Farm. Kids will sleep in canvas tents, hike in the great outdoors, swim, fish, play soccer, hone their skills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have 6 core councilors (cpr certified) who will be there day and night, and many visiting artists and teachers- we also have a tipi!
Parents are welcome on the final night, ( Friday, July 28th), to come join us for dinner and a sleep over- (parent transport and camping supplies not included)-
Purchase is available in full, or you can reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the full price.
Waiver, information form, supplies list and details provided after registration. Please register soon for the limited number of spots available!

Let’s Create!

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Photo by Riley Salyards

Let’s keep creating beauty and magic. We’re doing it constantly here at LDBA.

Sign your kids up for camps and classes! Or take one yourself- see upcoming classes HERE.