Archives: June 2014


LDBA is partnering with SPACEWORKS, a nonprofit organization created in 2011 to develop long-term, affordable rehearsal and visual art studios citywide. The organization is currently engaged in development that will create approximately 30,000 square feet of affordable work space for New York City artists over the next two years.

Actively Practicing Visual Artists can Apply Now through July 31, 2014.
Three artists will be selected from an open lottery for an opportunity to rent affordable workspaces in a new renovated, multi-arts use facility.
Dedicated to equity and accessibility, Spaceworks does not curate the use of the space; visual artist renters will be selected by lottery process. To be eligible for the lottery, artists must complete an application to demonstrate an active artistic practice, as determined by an application including an artist statement, resume, and work samples. Applications selected by the lottery will be reviewed by an Intake Advisory Committee, comprised of artists and leaders from the field, who will help verify that an applicant has an active artistic practice. Artists selected will be eligible to sign a one-year rental agreement for a studio at the Williamsburgh branch. Renters in good standing after one year will have the option to renew. The artist studios at the Williamsburgh branch will range in size from 180 to 225 square feet. All studios are private with large windows, and artists will have access to a shared kitchenette. These studios will be rented to visual artists for $350 to 400 per month.
The even better news is, LDBA will rent a space in the Library as well, so this is our chance to “choose” our creative neighbors! The space is beautiful and light filled, so definitely don’t miss this opportunity!

LDBA makes the list for ’10 coolest cooking camps in America’! (and all the pics too)

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Photos by Hazel Kiesewetter.

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Photos by Riley Salyards.
Well, what can we say? First of all…THANK YOU, BON APPETIT! We are thrilled to have made your list of cool camps. THERE IS STILL ROOM TO SIGN UP to both our NYC/LDBA DAY CAMP and our LDBA FARM CAMP . We are super excited about all the fantastic artists and collaborators we have this year, AND our chefs! It’s hard to believe, but this year is going to be even better! Contact us if you have any questions or would like to join us this summer!

In other news, there are new Tees in our shop- these beauties are 100% organic cotton and are soft as can be. We have a new stock of Russian Sailor Shirts as well- Click HERE to visit our shop. (Thank you Rose and Taylor for modeling for us!)

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Let’s talk about camp, baby.

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Photos by Hazel Kiesewetter and thank you Best Made Co. for donating your enamel-ware!
We are getting ready for this year’s FARM CAMP, (happening the last 2 weeks of July in Great Barrington, MA), which besides other fun stuff, like finding a big enough Tipi, includes some serious food talk. Food for camp comes from the farm we are staying on and surrounding farms in the area, as well as Brooklyn beauties like SHE WOLF BAKERY.  All food is cooked on the camp fire, and food/farm education is a big emphasis. We are nailing down the menu this year and it’s making us very hungry!
There are still a few spots available for SESSION 2 (JULY 28- AUG 1)– For info and to sign up, click HERE!

And coming up even sooner is our LDBA/NYC Day Camp! There are still a few spaces available for this fantastic and fun day-camp happening June 30- July 3rd. For info and to sign up, click HERE.
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Feeling invigorated and inspired after our weekend upstate, we brought some of that forest magic back to Brooklyn- In LDBA’s new space we have a delightful little courtyard garden that’s being planted right now. We put a peeling bark birch tree in one of the corners and are hoping to harvest some forest moss.
We are busy as little beaver’s here getting ready for LDBA Summer Camps and prepping our new space (we are aiming to open in the Fall!!). Stay tuned for news and hints of progress! Also, our next INDIGO DYE CLASS is being sorted now-!