Red Hook

Philippe Quesne for Performa 13

The French artist Phillipe Quesne transported a mostly 30 something audience to a mystical mole land in Red Hook, Brooklyn with a live theremin soundtrack, local scotch on the rocks and a Michelle Williams sighting.

It was all part of the city-wide Performa 13 visual arts biennial taking place now until November 24th.

Taste of Red Hook 2013

I am fortunate enough to be able to donate to some amazing charities. One of these is Red Hook Initiative. RHI believes "that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth."  October 22nd marked their 7th year hosting the Taste of Red Hook event & silent auction. Local restaurants, wineries and businesses worked together to provide an amazing experience for both guests and RHI staff. Lots of money was raised :)

This year's feast was held at Dustin Yellin's Pioneer Works center for art + innovation. Seeing is believing.