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5 Harts Launch Party
September 29, 2018
We officially opened our doors to the public in the fall of 2018. Kicking things off with a bang, our launch party featured live music from Mara Kaye, a DJ set and sculptural installation by Amanda Martinez, beer from Svendale Brewing, cider from King's Highway, and a serious pyrotechnics show featuring fireworks from Tennesee and a homemade flame-thrower.
Boondocks Film Society Screening
October 19, 2018
In honor of Halloween the Boondocks Film Society screened the 1968 black comedy horror film Spider Baby upstairs in our hay barn. We rounded out the night with a performance by Ryder Cooley and video installation by Daniel Philips.
Wet n' Groggy Boat Party
January 26, 2019
To keep away the winter blues we held a boat-themed party in our speakeasy, the South Dover Yacht Club. Featuring the musical stylings of Thor Jensen and ocean-themed decor by our own Jenny Morse, we fired up the wood burning stove and kept warm drinking "grog" and singing sea shanties.
We held our first karaoke night in March of 2019 and continued to hold one every month until the realities of COVID set in. Attended by residents from the Wassaic Project and ChaNorth, and MC'd by local legend Danny Hutnick, it quickly became a beloved tradition. We hope to reinvigorate it once we get through this pandemic.
Drag + Burlesque Show
June 1, 2019
Our proudest event to-date in a number of ways, Gender Bender featured a group of drag and burlesque all-stars from NYC; Zenobia Teague, Rara Darling, Theydy Bedbug, Serena Tea, Sterling Tull, and Vogue as Devo. They all absolutely slew during a set of performances in our hay barn, which we followed with an after-party in the South Dover Yacht Club and Superior Lounge schoolbus.
Survey: Dover Plains
Survey: Dover Plains was a large-scale pop-up exhibition curated by Amanda Brown and Stephanie Del Carpio showcasing17 different artists working across painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and film. Set within our hay barn, the installation ran across three separate weekends in July and August and featured a film screening in the SDYC on July 20th.