Free food, priceless conversation

Come one, come all: Visual Resistance is hosting a dinner this Sunday in Brooklyn. Toyshop Collective and friends kicked this thing off two weeks ago with the first in an ongoing series of free dinner gatherings at Rubulad, and challenged us to cook for the follow-up. There will be vegetarian & vegan food for about 40 people, first come, first served. Here’s the details:

Sunday, April 24
Rubulad — 338 Flushing, at Classon, Brooklyn (Map)
G train to Flushing or Classon stations, J,M,Z to Marcy, B61 bus to Flushing
7:00pm doors, 7:30pm dinner
Free (donations appreciated)

Now that you know where and when, you’re probably wondering who and why. Find out after the jump:


A cheap, simple dinner for strangers and co-conspirators.

We are a small group of people who do a lot of other things in New York, like decorate subways and throw parties in the streets. We work with several collectives and art groups, like Toyshop, Madagascar Institute, Visual Resistance and Rubulad. At Grub we’re just offering dinner.

Whether you are active in other collectives, your neighborhood, your backyard garden, or just new to town, we invite you to our table. To get a little squishy, we are looking for practical ways to build community. We are particularly inspired by weekly dinners served at squats in Amsterdam and Berlin, where you can get a cheap, tasty meal and catch up with friends in a cozy room. We like parties as much as anyone, but we think there should be places to talk without a pounding sound system.

We are not gourmands nor fancy cooks; we offer simple food simply prepared. We will only be able to serve 40 people, first come first serve. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. Please come early and hang out.


  1. thanks tod
    i looked at it

  2. who made that piece? It's really beautiful, I wish there was more street art like that here in baltimouse...

  3. this piece was the result of a collaboration of a few members of Toyshop Collective. it was even redone later by the whole collective, but i don't know where i put those pics.