Kickstarter has funded everything from sci-fi flicks starring Ai Wei Wei to co-working spaces to Bushwick breweries – and now the crowd-funding site is throwing a “block party” featuring some of its success stories.
If it sounds like a marketing gimmick, it is. But it should be a fun one: the May 3 event at Kickstarter’s luxe new headquarters in a former Greenpoint pencil factory will allow you to gawk at the offices, demo a developer-friendly video game console called Ouya, play a live-action game called Joust, use a drawing tool named NeoLucida, and, of course, eat and drink (Brooklyn Soda Works, Butter & Scotch, Snap and Mamu Thai Noodle Truck will be on hand).
After all that, there’ll be a show in the building’s in-house gallery, featuring artists who’ve used Kickstarter, including Mary Ellen Mark, Spencer Tunick, the Marina Abramovic Institute, Swoon and more.
Check out the full lineup of participants (and RSVP for certain events) here. The party goes from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at 58 Kent Street.