Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloweenfest-BACK FROM THE DEAD Oct. 31st

Back after a four-year baby-break, Salina Sias and Matt Mailer are hosting their 5th Annual Halloweenfest - BACK FROM THE DEAD. Come and munch, drink and celebrate their beloved event and help support a future youth production.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Roger Smith Hotel
Starlight Loft
501 Lexington Avenue (@47th)

8:00PM - 12:00AM


*Costume contest winner will be announced at 11PM



COSTUME GUIDELINES: Be Creative. Have fun. Go with the theme: Back from the Dead.

Norris Church Mailer, Jennifer VandenBosch, Karen Odyniec, John Buffalo Mailer, ElizaBeth Taylor, Stephanye Dussud, Miriam Velasquez...

Will DiMartino

Larry Hama
Michael Mailer
Matt Mailer

Admission is $25.
For more info on halloweenfest, go to

Proceeds will benefit undiscovered brooklyn (ubk), an initiative aimed at building a collective of young artists who want to further develop their talent and work on original productions they help create from scratch.
Learn more at

Monday, October 26, 2009

Get Your Affordable and Delicious Eat On!

Jason Isch, REPUBLIC's charity coordinator, has teamed up with his photographer roommate to create a foodie website: Corner Store Restaurateur.

Your prayers for a food blog created and maintained by two painfully handsome, polished young gentlemen have been answered. The two blindingly chiseled chaps we speak of are ourselves; Devon "does this camera make me look fat?" Knight and Jason "is that my finger or the sausage?" Isch.

Their name is complicated but the mission is simple: seek out interesting corner stores, bodegas, "Deli/Grocery's" etc. and create gourmet dishes from their unique wares. Delicious delicacies derived from disparate delicatessens? (They sure love our alliterations.)

Cornerstore Restaurateur is their illegitimate brain child, a child spawned from countless scribbled-on bills, receipts, overdue student loan notices and, of course, a handful of inebriated arguments between its creators.

The boys aim to use your suggestions as their compass, so, if you have any bright ideas on where they should go/what they should cook (or if you just want to say hi) don't hesitate to drop them a line!

Here are two of my favorite dishes:

Handmade Ravioli with a stuffed Zucchini Floret

Cinnamon Yorkshire Pudding Sundae

REPUBLIC is very proud of this endeavor and you should check out the site and give the recipes a try. You won't regret it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oktobership Party: Oct. 25th

Join Economy & V-Squared Promotions this Sunday, October 25th for OKTOBERSHIP PARTY a night of art, music, theater, circus and more aboard the Lilac Preservation Steamship ( at Pier 40 (between White and W Houston)

6-11pm with Beer and Wine Bar
$10 admission at the door

Aerial performances by Lady Circus
Theatrical Performances by Aztec Economy & Everywhere Theatre Group
Musical Performance by The Astor Kings, Casa de Chihauhau, The Dirty Shames & Vinyette
Sound & Visuals by VJ Clay Franklin

Art instillations throughout the boat! Free giveaways, live Burlesque and more!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cook Center Toy Donation: Success!

REPUBLIC joined forces with Techno Source to bring the students at Cook Center for Learning and Development $750 worth of toys. These toys are not typical toys that you can find at Target--they are not baby dolls or Monopoly. Techno Source developed these educationally based products that are geared towards children who can benefit from social-building toys. The award winning Rubik's Revolution, Hide 'em and Find 'em Eggs (mentioned on Oprah), Guess What I Am, and Smiley Central Studio were all donated to the ecstatic children. Each toy promotes interaction via team work and opens up communication and exploration through. The REPUBLIC members were able to present the toys to specific classes in the center, step back, and watch the children play and connect. REPUBLIC wants to express their gratitude to Techno Source for their donation because seeing the smiles stretch across each child's face was a moment that will not soon be forgotten.

We look forward to working with the high school children on an up-coming art event, so check back for more information.

Demonstrating how "Guess Who I Am" is played

Finding the "Hide 'em and Find 'em" eggs