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Bubble Island, a once magical land nestled deep within the mystical Galapagos Islands... A now-lost world full of never-before-seen creatures large & small... gigantic carnivorous flora and fauna in colors so vivid that sterile minds such like ours remain unable grasp their splendor... and sunrises the likes of which no mere mortal has seen since prehistoric days.
Flash back 53 years, October 30th 1954... Amidst the backdrop of the detonation of the first hydrogen bomb, the premiere of the color television, Red scares & McCarthy hearings, the birth of Godzilla, the Fender Stratocaster & Scientology as well as the deaths of Freda Kahlo & school segregation. A well-to-do crew of elite New York weekend explorers set sail from New York Harbor in hopes of reaching the famed Galapagos Islands.
Their trip was going according to plan-- perfect weather, the finest champagne & caviar, and performances by world class musicians, all aboard the most luxurious cruise ship the world had to offer. But how quickly things can go awry! From out of nowhere, an ornery 400-year-old giant tortoise sideswiped the ship capsizing the vessel nearly 75 miles from their destination, the shore of Marchena Island. The desperate crew and passengers clung on to life and anything buoyant enough to keep them afloat for what seemed like weeks, but was in fact only days before land was reached.
When they finally hit shore they were greeted by what can only be termed mystical creatures so fanciful they were undeniable proof that evolution has a sense of humor indeed, as well as vegetation as delicious as it was beautiful. This untapped eden would become their new home, away from the hustle & bustle of the big city. They had the best & brightest, including scientists, doctors, artists & musicians, and their civilization flourished and thrived. They lived happily ever after, that is with the exception of the poor sap swallowed by a 9-foot version of a Venus fly trap, and the overzealous bathing beauty who swam out too far, only to be gobbled up by a gigantic and vicious tentacle sea monster.
Join us as we bring you to an undiscovered eden.
Escape To Bubble Island
Hosted in a new 6000 sq ft loft space with 10,000 sq ft roof
(to enjoy a sunrise view over NYC) which will be transformed into the legendary Bubble Island, a since destroyed paradise hidden deep within the recesses of the Archipelago, where on November 3rd 1954 the passengers & crew of a capsized luxury liner landed to find a scenic tropical paradise complete with excesses far beyond the capacity of their imaginations... even sea monsters and foaming waterfalls.
Musical Interludes by:
Dr.littlefish (zuvuya collective)
Kimyon, Deeply moving soul-infused techno
Haj (freak factory / Sub Swara), Funky Breaks
Zemi 17, Space Haus
Zev (Wolf & Lamb), Minimal Techno
Spinoza (the Bunker, Beyond | NYC), minimal techno maybe some weirdypants ambient stuff
Anthony Tortorici (Synesthesia)
New York Sparkworks: The NYC Burning Man Conclave Performance
Mojo Video Tech
James Ian Morrison
Saturday Nov 3rd 11 pm -
Sunday Nov 4th 12 pm
(staying open late for after DeCom)
3706 36th st LIC, NY 11101
G,R,V train to 36th st
10 dollars with RSVP to
Win prizes in your best Cruise Wear or imaginary creature or plant
(extra points if balloons or bubbles are involved)
The Sleepy Hut will be open til Sunday late afternoon for those who wish to join the sleepover.
PLEASE bring soft stuff to donate (pillows, blankets, air mattress, and stuffed animal, whatever floats your boat)