+$10. Metro-North to Mamaroneck. End of Mamaroneck Ave. Doors at 7pm. No alcohol. All ages.
This show is taking place in an old stone brick building owned by the Town of Mamaroneck. The room is a small area fitted with a blue plastic floor because it is normally being used for children's dance classes. The building is in Harbor Island Park, a 44-acre park on the edge of the Long Island Sound with tons of grass, playgrounds, beach space, docks, a boat launching area, a giant dome filled with tennis courts(?), swing benches, baseball fields, and basically anything else you would expect a park in the town Archie Comics is based on to have. Oh, also Mamaroneck is where Archie Comics is from. Betty supporters are welcome to come, but please keep your opinions to yourself as this show is being organized by a life-long member of Team Veronica.
room rental: $375 - $450 (This is $75 an hour for 5 hours that includes set-up, the show and load out. Low end is i the show ends on time, which is on a tight schedule.)
sound engineer: $100
moving PA equipment: $50
flyer design: $50
printing flyers: $5
staff: $0? Volunteer? Do you want to help me work this show? Sign up.
total estimated overhead: $750 - $825
Want to see receipts? Want to know why these numbers cost what they do? Ask me. I’ll explain it to you.
All money made after the overhead will be going directly to the artists. As the promoter, I am not paying myself for money that would otherwise go to artists.
So how am I paying myself? Well, you'll notice that when you go to buy a ticket you will be given a few options. Here is a quick summation of them all...
+$2 - This pays for your ticket as well as pays me $2 for putting together tis show.
+$10 - This pays me $2 and pays the artists $8. This money is earmarked as going to the artists no matter what! If you donate this additional $10 that $8 will go directly towards the artists no matter how well or poorly the show does.
+$6 - This gets you a comic book! I also publish comics. Choose this option and I will pay myself $2 and sell you a comic for $4.
+$30 - This will get you dinner with my mother and I if you choose to come up to Monroe, NY where she lives. The money doesn't go towards dinner. The split of this money is $5 for me and $25 for the artists. Dinner optional, obviously. Also, I haven't told my mom I am doing this. This is a test to see how deep she goes into my newsletter.
+++Why am I doing this?+++
A lot of my time is thinking about shows, and making things needlessly complicated is the best way to express my feelings about what I do. I want you to know the work that goes into it, and how much it costs. I want you to ask why it costs what it does, and then understand the mechanics of the things you go to. If you understand the mechanics, you don't have to go to my shows anymore because you can throw your own shows.
+++These are all-ages shows!+++
I really want to stress that. In high school? I want you to come to this show.Also, don't hesitate to sign up to work these shows. You are why I am trying to crowdsource staff. I grew up in the suburbs; it was fucking terrible. I've been doing shows in Brooklyn for a long time, and I don't get why all the cool shows need to be in the same neighborhood. Let's do cool shows where there aren't cool shows, and this way you don't need carpool into the city like a bunch of disgusting animals.
Show up on time. Expect music to be on time. Respect the venue. Don't bring outside alcohol. Don't be a jerk. Any jerk-like behavior as determined by me at the time of said jerk-like behavior will lead to you being asked to leave.
+++getting there from NYC+++
There are trains leaving Grand Central at 6:05pm and 6:36pm and leaving Mamaroneck at 9:57pm and 10:27pm. Off peak round trip tickets cost $17.50. Mamaroneck Station is on the New Haven Line.
+++getting there by car+++
By car you can get pretty close by taking I-95 or the Hutchinson River Pkwy. Type in "Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY" into Google Maps it's 2016.
+++Where in the park?+++
Once you enter the park drive straight it is the stone brick building on the left on the water.
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You can order No Ivy League #2 here or pick it up IN PERSON from Hazel herself at the MoCCA Arts Festival in New York tomorrow April 2nd or Sunday April 3rd at booth H254.
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