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Are you a karaoke fan? The Fun and Games Committee of the Echo Park Time Bank has organized a little Tuesday night social event at Home in Silver Lake. Everyone is invited to this free, all ages event full of karaoke, socializing, and snacks. Bring your friends!

Echo Park Time Bank Holiday Social
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
@ HOME Silver Lake, at the corner of Riverside and Fletcher (not the one on Hillhurst!)

GOOD magazine and EPIP LA (Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy) are holding a competition of sorts for $2,500 to go to a deserving community project. Any project or organization that is “good for our city” and needed funding submitted their ideas to the website, and the winner determined by the number of public votes received. Applications were accepted up until August 24, and there are only seven days left to vote!

Lucky for you, there are two well-deserving Echo Park projects on the ballot for the funding – Peace in the Garden, submitted by the Echo Park Time Bank, and Echo Park Public Displays of Art, a local art walk/community event/neighborhood cleanup.

Peace in the Garden is sponsored by the Echo Park Time Bank and the Micheltorena School Community Garden, a partnership aimed at “peacemaking program for elementary school kids to learn non-violent communication and conflict resolution.” They’ll accomplish this by hiring a conflict resolution instructor for the school. Additionally, the funds will purchase a “buddy bench,” sashes for Peacemaker participants, and copies of the book Jadyn and the Magic Bubble: I Met Gandhi. Click here to vote!

The Echo Park WedPDA project will fund the one-day event where Echo Park becomes a “fun, playful and engaging artistic landscape to connect and celebrate COMMUNITY!” The funds would support artists and participating attendees for supplies, sidewalk chalk, etc., the costs of permits/insurance, design and printing costs for all the advertising/marketing, volunteer costs (water, t-shirts, snacks) and the neighborhood clean up. Click here to vote!

Now there are a total of 47 great ideas, but you have until Wednesday, September 7 by midnight to vote! You can only vote once, so make it count!

Multimedia Journalist and Los Angeles resident Emily Frost sent us this video she shot recently documenting the Echo Park Time Bank.

Having heard about such projects on the East Coast, she discovered the Echo Park Time Bank and decided to start filming. Emily told us, “It’s a great organization – I loved hanging out with them while shooting.”

Check out Emily’s video below!

If you’re interested in time banking, check out the organization’s website.

The next time banking workshop is a Beekeeping class on Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Learn from Echo Park Time Bank member Leonardo Chalupawicz about how to maintain a colony of your own! The workshop takes place at the Micheltorena School Community Garden, 1511 Micheltorena St. Contact info@echoparktimebank.com for questions.

Join Echo Park residents and crafters for the second Echo Park Share Fair. Bring whatever you care to share: treasures you’ve outgrown, your keen wit, leading of a craft project, edibles… a bike maintenance demo perhaps? Or just go hang out and meet fellow residents!

Click here for the Facebook page and event info.

Sunday, October 17
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1380 Echo Park Ave

Free and all ages!

A couple of Saturdays ago on July 10, Echo Park residents put together a “Share Fair” down on Echo Park Avenue. One of our readers wrote up a sort of review/article on the event, and shared it in the comments section of our post. We thought you’d like to read about Thea’s experience at the Share Fair here:

Echo Park Share Fair: What the Heck is a Share Fair?

Saturday July 10, 2010 from 1-5pm the first Echo Park Share Fair was held at the home of Katherine Gladwin and Car Nazzal. What is a share fair? When people come together and share goods or services or good company for the price and profit of enjoyment; the event was created by Echo Park Time Bank Members (a group that is all about sharing) but open to the community.

The house was placed in one of those secret Echo Park type locations; I drove around for a bout 15 minutes, looking for this seemingly made up location. I then remembered how some houses in Echo Park are without road access. I parked my vehicle and walked up the street. I ran into my friend Monique (a fresh transplant from France who hails from the Westside) on the sidewalk. She asked if I thought this place existed, I explained that the City of LA used to have a great public transportation system, and why there wasn’t a need for driveways in yesteryear Echo Park. She replied with a French lilt “L.A. is a very funny place.” I smiled, looked down and noticed the chalk arrows on the sidewalk as promised by the information on Echo Park Now and EPShareFair facebook page.

Monique and I entered the gate, and followed the sidewalk chalk arrows. Half way up the nefarious looking staircase was a young woman and a middle-aged man, the former was drawing arrows and writing “Share Fair a little bit further” and “Share Fair Almost There.” Three-quarters of the way up the harrowing-uneven-shifting-step-size staircase was the house of share.

Upon walking into the urban garden, there was a Share Table at the front of the yard where you could place unwanted items for exchange. There were toys, children’s clothing, and adult clothing. At one point in the day a few fellows started trying on the the kid’s clothing for humor, a few girls walked away with cute clothing items in both children’s and adult size.

Entering the house Breanne Martin (of Brock Real Estate) was teaching knitting. On the patio Car Nazzal (the woman I met on the stairs) a San Francisco filmmaker transplant showed us how to make cyanotypes and provided found objects from the junk drawer and garden. I felt proud one my cyanotypes looked like a helicopter, this was a result of using a decaying leaf, a strip of super-8 film and a small branch. Others used leaves, crystal unicorns, popcorn kernels, branches, stencils, sunglasses. Each print provided a new look into old items, providing abstract images, surrealism and direct representations of objects.

In the kitchen Katherine made and shared delicious vegan berry popsicles and chocolate peanut butter popsicles. The skills I shared were Handwriting Analysis and Hypnosis. I provided handwriting analysis to all who attended, people were amazed at what traits their handwriting revealed and some were a bit taken aback by the accuracy. Neither Katherine or Car had ever been hypnotized, I had been so busy with the writing we barely had time for it. Toward the close of the Share Fair I eased them into a progressive relaxation and into a state of calm. Did I make them quack like ducks? No…Was I tempted?

In the beginning of the event people trickled in and out: by mid-event several people were present and then shifted to a different group of people. The conversations were friendly and amiable. Discussions regarding handwriting, personality traits, dating, cinematography, music, funny psychic stories, veganism, pure land Buddhism and satirical filmmaking filled the air. The plan according to Katherine is to hold a Share Fair bi-monthly. What are you going to share?

Thanks for the review!

1642 Beer and Wine Bar is hosting an Echo Time Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, July 17 from 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight.

Special musical guests include: Karen Ramos, Les Shelleys and Angela Correa.

They will hold a raffle at 10:00 pm with prizes from Skylight Books, Fix Coffee, Masa and more!

$5 suggested donation.

1642 is located at 1642 West Temple St.

The Echo Park Share Fair takes place on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 1- 5:00 pm at 1380 Echo Park Ave. (on the corner Echo Park Avenue and Montana).

Basically, the Echo Park Share Fair is a collective of people sharing their knowledge and services – artistic, entertainment, and other skills and services – so that community members can benefit from your knowledge. From the event organizers:

Join in giving and/or receiving goods, services, skill-sharing, meeting your neighbors, and FUN.

Free market, skill-share, potluck, community building…it’s in your hands.

Ideas for what to share: food, clothes, sewing, bike maintenance, cooking lessons, haircuts, massage, music, anything you imagine might be useful to someone else in the community.

If you would like to contribute a service, skill-trade, teach a workshop, or entertain, please contact the event organizers at ohjeepers@gmail.com. If you let them know ahead of time, they’ll make sure to save a space for you!

Check out the event website here.

The next free workshop on Time Banking will be on Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 5-5:30 pm at Williams Hall (2000 Stadium Way, between Scott and Elysian Park Ave.)

Williams Hall is in the center of the Barlow Hospital campus in Elysian Park, behind the library. Stay after or the member potluck.

Go to the Echo Park Time Bank blog for more information.

From the Echo Park Time Bank:

The next free workshop on time banking will be:

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

from 5-5:30PM at Williams Hall Barlow Hospital

2000 Stadium Way (Between Scott and Elysian Park Ave.)

Williams Hall is in the center of the Barlow Hospital campus in Elysian Park, behind the library. Join us after for a member potluck and talent show.