BarnBurner NYC is coming to the Richmond County Fair Labor Day Weekend 2019
BarnBurner NYC is coming to the Richmond County Fair Labor Day Weekend 2019. Barn Burner NYC is Public Art in 3 Acts.
Act 1 – Genesis
August 30th – September 1st
“BarnBurning” – An act or event that arouses much interest or excitement.
A curated rotation of Artists representing our local and extended creative community will perform live painting at the Richmond County Fair in Staten Island, NY. Each Artist will be responsible for completing a wood panel of a predetermined size (see sizing) using an agreed-upon medium in the time allotted.
The completed panels will be used in the onsite construction of a Barn.
Act 2 – Adventure
September 2 – Summer 2020
“Barnstorming” – To travel from place to place making brief stops, often for theatrical performances.
The Barn structure will be disassembled and transported for the sake of touring cultural sites and events around the borough, city, state, and country, representing Staten Island and it’s cultural community.
Act 3 : Sacrifice / Finale
“BarnRazing” – Homonym, meant to denote the complete annihilation of the structure.
To ensure that only one objet d’art exists at any given time, the barn structure will be burned before the 2020 Richmond County Fair, under the supervision of professionals, with the proceeds going to a designated charity and the seed funding for the next round of BarnBurning.
Richmond County Fair has been an end of summer tradition for Staten Island locals for four decades!
AUGUST 31ST-SEPTEMBER 2 • 12:00-6:00PM • 441 CLARKE AVENUE
ADULTS $10.00, KIDS $5.00, SENIORS/STUDENTS $8.00
UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND $15.00
As Staten Island’s only County Fair, the grounds of Historic Richmond Town will host one of the biggest, longest-running and well-attended festivals in the county – all while supporting local businesses and authentic Staten Island staples!