2011 Archive

WORK-WEEK UPDATES

Check it out! We are DEEP in the midst of our projects, and our res­i­dent doc­u­men­tar­ian Rosin has been work­ing hard too — tak­ing pho­tos of it all! Mov­ing a 300-gallon water reser­voir up a hill? Learn­ing to use chain­saws? Lay­ing down the begin­nings of a new roof? Rebuild­ing the bridge? Check it out below! And don’t for­get, if you can’t be here but love what we are doing, you can still DONATE!!

PHOTO SETS: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

LISTEN to What we’re get­ting up to in the first few days!

LOOK at how the var­i­ous crews have taken apart, replaced, rebuilt, planned for and got­ten done. Amaz­ing meals includ­ing a fancy salad bar, stag­ing a med­ical emer­gency to prac­tice our new pro­to­cols, build­ing “babels” [bench/tables] and tool­sheds from reclaimed wood…and more. Check out our flickr to see all the excite­ment.

 

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mack and luca per­form­ing @ So Gay It Hurt 2010

BENEFIT EVENTS

NYC: Work Hard Party Hard!
Resched­uled to Sept 7
 9PM-1PM (due to Hur­ri­cane Irene!)
Pub­lic Assem­bly Back Room
70 N6th St. / Brook­lyn, New York
$5-$10 scale

Come see if the New York crew is really ready to Work Hard in the woods for a week! Watch feats of WRESTLINGGO-GO DANCING and REVELRY!

SF: Ben­e­fit Fancy-pants din­ner and Walk-in movie!
Assy­classy Gayla Din­ner
Sat­u­ray, August 27th
Secret loca­tion in the Mis­sion
7p and 9p seat­ings for fancy din­ner $20-$40 per head slid­ing
10:30 walk-in movie (She Devil!) $5 for the film or free with din­ner, con­ces­sions, cock­tails, and mock­tails on sale as well
All money ben­e­fits Work Hard Stay Hard
RSVP to me at andrea.m.danger at gmail.com for din­ner and name your dietary needs.The fancy din­ner will be a pre fixe, vegan and meat option, four course meal with musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment and lovely light­ing. Dress up!

Pitts­burgh: Juicy Sex­ti­val: Fresh Squeezed Dia­logue and Vir­gin Cock­tails
Sun­day August 28th, 1 — 6 pm
Fundraiser for Work Hard Stay Hard
Entrance Fee $5 – 15 Slid­ing scale
All You Can Drink Juice Fee $ 5–15 slid­ing scale 

 

PHILLY: GARDEN PARTY & GAY OLE OPRY!

Philly’s 2nd Annual Gar­den Party Fundraiser took place on July 24th and raised enough money to spon­sor one of our atten­dees!  Thanks to all who donated and helped make it a lovely event!

Then on August 6th, the The Gay Ole Opry Came to Philly with Fancy Lemon­ade and Refresh­ments for sale to ben­e­fit Work Hard/Stay Hard which also raised enough to spon­sor a WH/SH attendee!

BANDS: My Gay Banjo // Karen & the Sor­rows // Joshua Mar­cus //Red Rose and the Tea Bags // + 2-step les­son by Billy &Cara Jo!

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INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISER

Thanks to the folks at Amer­i­canreCy­cled, Lex, and Damien,  we’ve got a fab­u­lous 5-minute ver­sion of the IDA Doc­u­men­tary that can be used for fundrais­ing through our INDIEGOGO Cam­paign and into the future. Check out the gor­geous full length ver­sion here

And spread the word about the cam­paign! We have 19 more days to raise $700 — we can totally meet or exceed that goal if folks keep shar­ing the link to their friends and networks.”

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REGISTRATION DETAILS & UPDATES

Hello friends!

The dates are set for WHSH 2011! Sep­tem­ber 10th-17th!

Work Hard/ Stay Hard is orga­nized by non-Ida res­i­dents as a work party to sup­port and improve the phys­i­cal infra­struc­tures at Ida. It is a heart­felt gift of our labor, funds and joy to make life just a lil bit eas­ier for Ida’s full time res­i­dents.  It is also an invest­ment in a queer com­mu­nity space that reju­ve­nates and sus­tains many of us year after year it’s about putting our money where our backs where our mouths are when we say ‘com­mu­nity’; a lived love let­ter, writ­ten in sweat.

We’re cut­ting off reg­is­tra­tion at 100 peo­ple, so make sure you fill out this reg­is­tra­tion form soon.

There are many excit­ing projects planned for this year, with a con­cen­trated focus on both the front barn (a roof!) and the back barn (keep it stand­ing!).  Other pro­posed projects include a spring water catch­ment sys­tem for the back house, clear­ing for an orchard, and improv­ing the swim­ming hole.  The work is divided into about twelve dis­tinct crews with an inten­tion towards skill-sharing. More infor­ma­tion com­ing soon.

If you have any ques­tions or want to get more involved, do please drop us a line at workhardstayhard@gmail.com

Yours Truly,

Annie and Kills

 

Dear friends,

Work Hard/Stay Hard 2011 plan­ning is in the works and this work-in-progress web­site update is just one sign of changes and updates to come!

On the left hand side­bar, we’ve got a fundrais­ing goal ther­mome­ter and a donate now but­ton. plus a link to fab­u­lous pho­tos from the 2010 gath­er­ing!

Com­ing soon: for­mal date announce­ment (WH/SH will be in Sep­tem­ber 2011),  a new reg­is­tra­tion form, and more info about how to get involved and spread the word. can’t wait? get in touch at workhard.stayhard@gmail.com!

till then, dar­lings, we leave you with this inspir­ing image!

 

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Babes,

The week of Work­ing Hard and Stay­ing Hard is one month from today! Two big things to do:

  • If you’re com­ing, tell us your dates through this sur­vey 
  • if you haven’t sent reg­is­tra­tion money or let us know when to expect it — get in touch ASAP with workhardstayhard@gmail.com.   The attendee list is fill­ing up, and we won’t be able to save spaces unless we get con­fir­ma­tion that you will be there.
  • don’t for­get to check out the IDA RideShare Board
  • And whether you’re com­ing or not, please help to spread the word about this online fundrais­ing campaign——————————-

 

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Yes­ter­day was the open­ing day of WHSH 2011 and after a week of set-up, the place is look­ing great. The barn roof is a lat­tice of wooden beams with not a shred of metal — ready for the re-roofing crew, and sur­rounded by signs mark­ing the hard-hat area. The lawns are mowed, the poi­son ivy is cleared, the front house got a great clean­ing, the food is glo­ri­ous, and last night we held the 2nd annual Ori­en­ta­tion­time Won­der­fun Par­tyShow fol­lowed by a mixer/meet & greet orga­nized by the Party Patrol. There’s about 70 folks here already and we expect to reach the full 100 over the course of the week!

Thank you so much to all who have donated already — we’ve raised $15,000! We crossed our IndieGoGo goal of $2,500 with time to spare, brought in about $2,000 from ben­e­fit events around the coun­try, and received over $10,000 from reg­is­tra­tion and other donations!

We still have a lit­tle more to go to meet our bud­get needs. We did some re-organizing and dropped our expenses from $21k to $18,000 and as of today, so we’re about $3,000 from our goal. It’s not too late to donate to the online cam­paign at IndieGoGo (till 9/15!) or give directly via pay­pal up there in the top right cor­ner! Every lit­tle bit counts and we need it!

Thanks to all the lovers and sup­port­ers of WHSH and IDA! Things are look­ing great and stay tuned for more updates com­ing soon!

 

Pod­cast by crews & day three photos!

LISTEN to what we’re get­ting up to in the first few days!!

LOOK at how the var­i­ous crews have taken apart, replaced, rebuilt, planned for and got­ten done. Amaz­ing meals includ­ing a fancy salad bar, stag­ing a med­ical emer­gency to prac­tice our new pro­to­cols, build­ing “bebels” [bench/tables] and tool­sheds from reclaimed wood…and more. Check out our flicker to see all the excite­ment.Plus, the most recent pho­tos are here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Work­ing Hard! Day TWO of our build­ing & sup­port projects

Check it out! We are DEEP in the midst of our projects, and our res­i­dent doc­u­men­tar­ian Rosin has been work­ing hard too — tak­ing pho­tos of it all! Mov­ing a 300-gallon water reser­voir up a hill? Learn­ing to use chain­saws? Lay­ing down the begin­nings of a new roof? Rebuild­ing the bridge? Check it out below! And don’t for­get, if you can’t be here but love what we are doing, you can still DONATE!!

And here’s a slideshow from the first day!

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