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Silent Barn Public Meeting #15: Building Legal & Sustainable DIY Venues Inclusive to the Community You Serve

Mon, April 24

$88pm

Building Legal & Sustainable DIY Venues Inclusive to the Community You Serve

Panel Moderated by: Michael Lawrence – Attorney for Silent Barn/Owner of Lawrence Law

Panel Including:

Ariel Bitran – Sunnyvale

John Barclay – Bossa Nova Civic Club

Rachel Nelson – Secret Project Robot

Adam Reich — Shea Stadium

Anya Sapozhnikova —House of Yes

Bands Performing:

HNRY FLWR

Hiccup

Haybaby

DJ set by Mike Lawrence

What does a DIY venue have to do to become legal and avoid being targeted by the authorities and internet haters? Our panelists, some who currently run DIY spaces and some who have run DIY spaces in the past and now run successful venues in the DIY spirit will take you through the whole process...from DOB, DOH, FDNY and SLA. They will talk about problems that crop up for enterprises with limited resources and describe solutions they implemented without government help. Panelists will also address efforts they make to be inclusive to the communities they serve in an era where gentrification is running rampant all around NYC.