benefit party 2012

Benefit 2012: Nomad Mixer

Wayfarers, wanderers…

tramps, train-hoppers, drifters, day-trippers, pilgrims, globetrotters, vagabonds, lost souls, rolling stones and anyone who’s ever felt the urge to go beyond.

As our Migration year draws to a close we invited you to celebrate the things we’ve seen, how far we’ve come and where we’re going next.


the Nomad Mixer

A winding, art-packed romp through our labyrinthine halls and courtyards with music, food, drink, and exotic experiences ‘round every bend was held on Saturday, June 2, 7-10 pm



Intimate encounters with the literary Gypsies of The Poetry Brothel
Uncanny Tarot card readings
The runaway-train sound of the Union St. Preservation Society Band
Holus Bolus transforms our alleyway into a Nomad Spectacle
The incredible steam-punk Seed Machine
A transformative Map-Your-Life workshop
Writing challenges courtesy of the Writhing Society
Shift Beds for transients and would-be horizontals
and a
Live Auction
of Extra-Ordinary Experiences!

Image above by Atty Gell


Food generously provided by Damascus Bakery of Atlantic Avenue, Sahadi’s of Atlantic Avenue and Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, opening later this summer at 433 Third Avenue. Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

If you were unable to attend the benefit but would like to donate to the ongoing work of Proteus Gowanus, please go to the Support page and click the Donate button. You can also send a check to: Proteus Gowanus, 543 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Proteus Gowanus is a 501(c)3 and your donations are tax-deductible.

We hope to see you at the benefit and thank you as always for your support of our Protean community.