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YOU ASK & WE ANSWER: AVAILABLE ART TO BENEFIT MISS ROCKAWAY!

Here are the items currently available from the recent art benefit show we had including Dennis McNett, Doze Green & Dave Ellis:

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ITEMS

MAY 10!!! MISS ROCKAWAY FAREWELL FUNDRAISER BRASS-BAND-STRAVAGANZA AT CLUB EUROPA

Swashbuckler's Ball Miss Rockaway Benefit at Club Europa

Swashbuckler’s Ball
A Benefit for the Miss Rockaway Armada

Thursday, May 10th
Europa Nightclub in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
98-104 Meserole Ave., (corner of Manhattan Ave.)
G train to Nassau
Doors at 7 pm, $7, discount if you dress up real crazy like a pirate or other nautical character

Shake Your Booty to the Fantastic Talents Of:
Rude Mechanical Orchestra (radical marching band)
and Team Awesome (guerrilla dance troupe)
Pony Pants (West Philly dancepartymeltdown)
Rench (block rockin’ honky tonk)
Veveritse (balkan brass dance grooves)
Stagger Back Brass Band (avant accordion and brass)

And:
Enjoy Mississippi-themed snacks! Get your random fabric and clothing
screenprinted by the Rockaway Crew! See the Amazing Slideshow!

Don’t Forget to Dress Nautical: Pirates, Mermaids, Sailors, more!

The Armada is collective of people who traveled down the Mississippi
last year on rafts we built ourselves; a project of sustainability,
cultural exchange and adventure. Help send us down the river again,
this time all the way to New Orleans!

www.missrockaway.org

BUY TICKETS NOW HERE

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SWASHBUCKLER’S BALL TO BE RESCHEDULED

Hi Folks!

Much to our chagrin the Swashbuckler’s Ball party, which was scheduled for April 7, has to be rescheduled due to complications with the venue. Please check back for updates on the next event!

Love,
Miss Rockaway

GET READY!!! ART BENEFIT SHOW FOR MISS ROCKAWAY THIS THURSDAY MARCH 29 IN BROOKLYN, NY!

Miss Rockaway Art Benefit Show

This Thursday!!! Come on down & get us on the river!! A benefit for Miss Rockaway with some incredible artists who have graciously donated work to support us.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
For Press Inquiries contact A’yen Tran, ayen@missrockaway.org
Rolling on the River:
Art Exhibit to Benefit the Miss Rockaway Armada

Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart St. in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Opening reception on Thursday March 29th at 6 pm
Exhibition runs March 28th – April 1st
Open 12 – 6 pm
Directions at adhocart.org

New York (March 26, 2007) – The Miss Rockaway Armada will host a benefit art exhibit in New York City on the evening of March 29, 2007 at 6pm. The group is calling on artists and art enthusiasts for their support to send this scrap-raft flotilla down the Mississippi River. Currently docked for the winter at a biker bar in Illinois, this group of artists, performers, dreamers and doers from all over the country will get back on the water in June. The group hopes to raise funds for much needed motors, fuel, nautical equipment and transportation. The auction will feature performances by members of the Armada and art from the river itself including a life-sized story booth decorated by David Ellis & Swoon. The benefit show will feature work from dozens of artists, including:

*Swoon
*Elbow-Toe
*The Barnstormers
*Dennis McNett
*Gore B
*Visual Resistance
*The 62
*Tod Seelie
*Space 1026
*and many more!

The Armada project was conceived by street artist Swoon, and has been built and organized by a collective of 25 artists, performers and activists from New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Wisconsin. The collective floats down the Mississippi River on a 110 foot raft made of scrap materials. Last year they spent months gathering resources to build this floating home/art project, then floated from Minneapolis to Andalusia, Illinois; all the while stopping to meet people, share skills, perform, swap stories, and otherwise engage in cultural exchange. However, they have many miles to go before they reach New Orleans. The Armada is gearing up to tackle the Big Muddy again and are eager to see who and what they will encounter as they continue the impossible experience that characterizes Miss Rockaway.

The group is creating a mobile cultural center that embodies their search for creative and sustainable ways of living.

For information contact A’yen Tran, ayen@missrockaway.org. Ad Hoc Art is located at 49 Bogart St. in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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