Monday, August 23, 2010

FlyNY Showcase and Auction

The evening before our FlyNY kite flying day, we held an auction and showcase at the Center for Architecture. I was supposedly "in charge" of said event but really didn't do much at all. I probably sent a hundred emails to the event coordinator at the CFA and delegated every possible task I could to someone else. It turned out pretty well though.

We held a kite design competition and displayed the entries in the CFA's gallery. Several of the contestants presented their ideas to a panel of judges. Then we had a public design discussion before a winner was chosen from the kite entries. There was wine and snacks and I think everyone had a good time!

FlyNY co-founders Victoria and Aurelie

Rachel, our FlyNY moderator and resident Twitter expert, with judges Craig Dykers of Snøhetta, Nora Abousteit of Burdastyle, and Lauren Cornell of the New Museum and Rhizome

Kite presentations


Rita (far left) is the FlyNY/AFHny director. This event was not possible without all her hard work! She really went above and beyond to pull it all off. Kofi (tall guy) and his volunteer support were in charge of participation.

Our Department of Parks and Recreation cohorts

Not sure whether this was our attempt to "look natural" or my reaction to Kurt telling the photographer, "I'm a model."

It was a fun event but I am glad it is all over! It will be nice to take a breather. Thanks to all our volunteers, participants, and backers for your time and support!

(All images via Niki Leigh's flickr page. Thanks, Niki!)

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