My name is Laura Arena and I am a graphic designer, artist and curator for a project space located in Red Hook called DE-CONSTRUKT projekts. We develop projects with local and international artists that support the cross pollination of ideas and experimentation among cultural diverse artists and audiences.
This first dinner of the series is taking place in a magical artist space owned by Laura, where I’ll be serving up vibes & a tasty 3-course meal while Elaheh guides conversation & shares her poetry/stories/love. The idea is simply to wrangle a group of strangers in NYC who share a willingness to spill their hearts or support others in their heart-spilling-- all over a tasty plant-based meal! Tickets are a sliding scale donation from $15-50, please pay what you feel is fair and comfortable for the meal + performance + charity. If you cannot afford the minimum donation, reach out to discuss work trade opportunity! Proceeds are going to Puerto Rico hurricane relief for the first few dinners.
Guests will enjoy a passionately prepared plant based meal in a dreamy space with conversation led by poet & storyteller, Elaheh Farmhand. All diets + allergies will be accommodated to and all are welcome to join in on the experience! BYOB :-)
I love getting strangers in a room, feeding them, talking about the things that move them and bonding over raw expression. People feeling nurtured, open to connection, and inspired within an often impersonal city motivates me to show my love through cooking and hosting!