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Open Brain NYC

  • The Skinny 174 Orchard Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

Open Brain is an informal forum for sharing all forms of expression, from traditional arts to knowledge on a topic to demonstrations of techniques and technologies to whatever it is you're passionate about! Extemporaneous storytelling and discussions are always welcome.

There's no curation, no signup list, no pretense. Just show up and share whenever inspiration strikes, or simply enjoy what others have to offer!

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Join us for a night of expression at the The SKINnY Bar & Lounge, centrally located just a few blocks from the 2nd Avenue F Train. We encourage everyone to show up early, check out the space, and take advantage of the Happy Hour specials that run until 8pm.

We'll be congregating in the loft at the back of the bar. If you have any material that needs to be played on speakers or shown on a projector, please bring a flash drive [or have them uploaded to a publicly accessible server] so we can load your material onto a computer.

We like to start sharing at 7:30 to ensure there is enough time for everyone, but the beginning of each night is dictated by when everyone arrives.

If you don't know what Open Brain is all about, you can check out some videos here.


Things to keep in mind:

1. Sharing is NOT required.
Though it is encouraged! Presence itself is participation, and the more people that come, the larger the reach of our collective expression. Come with an open mind, leave with it full of inspiration and ideas.

2. If you're bringing an instrument please keep it acoustic. 
If you draw or paint, please bring your work, as it's a great space to present physical pieces. [Perhaps consider a live demo...] We also have a projector and speakers if you want to share something you've filmed or recorded.