Friday, September 21, 2018

Summer 2018- The Breakfast Den on the Highline

Discussing aging and celebrating an 80th birthday on the Highline in June. Read a transcript of the conversation here.

Discussing Utensils in July. Read a transcript of the conversation here.

Ivory and silver utensils belonging to Robert Mapplethorpe and his partner, Sam Wagstaff.   

Discussing Masks in August. Read a transcript of the conversation here.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Breakfast Den on the Highline, Summer 2018!

The Breakfast Den will take place on the Highline this summer on 3 Wednesday mornings from 8-10. Spots are limited! Reach out if you'd like to join:

Aging /June 27th/ lard on toast/ pomegranate tea
Utensils /July 25th/ yogurt and toppings
Masks / August 29th/ meat substitutes/ tangerine juice

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Breakfast Den Schedule:
10/21/17 Utensils/ Porridge
11/11/17 Babies / Eggs from Den Hens
12/17 Fur/ Lamb & Peaches
1/20/18 Babies / Eggs from Den Hens
2/10/18 Fur/ Lamb & Peaches 


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Breakfast Den: End of Life Experiences

Another amazing morning with Lindsay Key, Dave Shade, Shaun Leonardo, Eugenie Tsai, Pablo Griff, Pamela Reyes, Leigh Davis and Heather Oakley.  Now go write your wills and do all the things you want to do but still haven't!

Angel food cake was eaten

Cremated remains and keepsakes from Heather's grandmother

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Breakfast Den: End of Life Experiences

We have devoted much of The Breakfast Den to talking about life.  This Wednesday, we will do a tribute to death, and discuss ELE's (End of Life Experiences).  This may mean near death experiences, or the livings' experience of another's death.  JOIN US for this second to last of the Breakfast Dens!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Breakfast Den: KIDS ONLY: Sprits of the World

This morning at the kids only #thebreakfastden .. Banana smoothies were drunk and spirits of the world were discussed, among many other things... Recording will be out soon! Thanks @heddyberry @kananshree and others and to @elcleonardo for moderating.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Breakfast Den: Higher Education

Time for open windows at The Breakfast Den...we talked about higher education (and so much more) and ate coconut quinoa.  Thanks Rachel Stein, Jess Willa Wheaton, Pam Reyes & Shaun Leonardo.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Breakfast Den: KIDS ONLY: Spirits of the World

April 23rd: KIDS ONLY Breakfast Den. Topic: Spirits of the World. Breakfast is Smoothies.  Please RSVP!

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Breakfast Den: HANDS (a collaboration with Georgia Elrod and Sarada Rauch)

Using our hands to share a meal this morning at #thebreakfastden . We talked about hands while eating finger food, thanks for collaborating @georgiaelrod @sarada.rauch and for sharing your wisdom, @biffelrod @ctatarczuk and others! — with Kananshree Vyas-prasse, Biff Elrod, Georgia Elrod, Corey Tatarczuk, Sarada Rauch and Jessica Sucher

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Breakfast Den: Makeup

All ages contributed to this morning's Breakfast Den on the topic of Makeup, while eating mini crepes.
Who knew that this mornings' #thebreakfastden on makeup would be so ripe for discussion? After over 2 hours of talking about femininity, race and assimilation, we finally tried on some clear lip gloss! Thanks @heyjessnyc @jasmine_sk and your niece, @elcleonardo Juliette and mini- crepes for an amazing morning.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Breakfast Den: Old Wives Tales

This Wednesday at The Breakfast Den, come eat a breakfast salad with lots of random things in it, and talk about Old Wives Tales.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Breakfast Den: Meditation

Ever meditated? Ever wondered if it's baloney?  Ever had your life changed by it? Saturday, April 2 we will discuss over breakfast.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Breakfast Den: Cults

Such a great morning at #thebreakfastden talking about cults and eating cultivated cornmeal. Today's guests included someone that grew up in a cult, someone that ran away from a cult, someone who dabbled in cults, someone who studied cults and someone who thought they had nothing to do with cults, then discovered they belong to one.
Cultivated cornmeal with sour cream, blackberry jam and salt, and bulletproof coffee.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Breakfast Den: GMO Foods

This mornings' ‪#‎thebreakfastden‬ on GMO foods was incredibly interesting. All parties came in open-minded.. We talked Monsanto, Zambia (where gmos were just banned), and the connection between hybridization of Vikings and Apaches and drought- resistant corn species. Thanks @meredithcristal and @divadyek for enriching the conversation so! Also, the lard was amazing. U gotta spread it thick.

The Breakast Den: Aging

Amazing convo about aging with Dany Rose, Danielle Rambert, and Zoe Sheehan Saldana.  We talked about trial and error and everything BUT wrinkles, while eating warm bread and butter.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Breakfast Den: El Chapo

Breakfast burritos abound at yesterday's Breakfast Den on El Chapo.  We talked about power, Hollywood and tunnels.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Breakfast Den: The Color Mint Green

Talking about mint green and eating mint green eggs from Den hens at The Breakfast Den

Georgia Elrod mixed mint greens for us

Mint Green in India


Victorian England

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Breakfast Den: Detroit

The first Breakfast Den meeting.  Topic: Detroit. Heather Oakley shared this poem:

Detroit, Tomorrow

Newspaper says the boy killed by someone,   
don’t say who. I know the mother, waking,   
gets up as usual, washes her face
in cold water, and starts the coffee pot.

She stands by the window up there on floor   
sixteen wondering why the street’s so calm   
with no cars going or coming, and then
she looks at the wall clock and sees the time.

Now she’s too awake to go back to bed,   
she’s too awake not to remember him,
her one son, or to forget exactly
how long yesterday was, each moment dragged

into the next by the force of her will   
until she thought this simply cannot be.   
She sits at the scarred, white kitchen table,   
the two black windows staring back at her,

wondering how she’ll go back to work today.   
The windows don’t see anything: they’re black,   
eyeless, they give back only what’s given;   
sometimes, like now, even less than what’s given,

yet she stares into their two black faces   
moving her head from side to side, like this,   
just like I’m doing now. Try it awhile,   
go ahead, it’s not going to kill you.

Now say something, it doesn’t matter what   
you say because all the words are useless:   
“I’m sorry for your loss.” “This too will pass.”
“He was who he was.” She won’t hear you out

because she can only hear the torn words   
she uses to pray to die. This afternoon   
you and I will see her just before four   
alight nimbly from the bus, her lunch box

of one sandwich, a thermos of coffee,
a navel orange secured under her arm,
and we’ll look away. Under your breath make   
her one promise and keep it forever:

in the little store-front church down the block,   
the one with the front windows newspapered,   
you won’t come on Saturday or Sunday   
to kneel down and pray for life eternal.