PechaKucha Night Garrison, at The Garrison
The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison, New York 10524 t. 845.424.3604
PechaKucha Nights are informal gatherings where creative people in and about this region share their creative ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. The 20x20 format is a fast-paced, precise presentation format where a speaker is allotted a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds, which equals 20 images - each for 20 seconds. The result is something like "show & tell" for all ages.
The concept and presentation format were devised by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003. Today, PechaKucha Nights happen in over 600 cities around the world (www.pechakucha.org). The founders of PechaKucha believe there is nothing social about online social networks, and hope that people will get out from behind their screens and go to a live event … with real people, real communication, real drinks, and real creative fun. PechaKucha Nights usually include 6 or 8 presenters, with around 75 - 100 people in the audience, and last around 1 - 1½ hours.
Here in the Hudson Highlands, PechaKucha Nights are held at The Garrison in the The Atrium. The evening begins at 6:15pm with a cash bar and socializing. The presentations begin at 7:00, end at around 8:10, after which drinking and socializing continue. A small plates menu is available afterwards in Valley Restaurant at The Garrison (845) 424-3604. Overnight stays are also available at The Garrison's four comfortable inn rooms.
There is a $5 admission charge paid at the door. Space is limited. First come, first serve. To register for an event, please click here.