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This year's Backyard Biennial features a weekend of free and open to the public workshops, skillshare, and seminars lead by artists, writers, and educators in Ridgewood, Queens. 


The Biennial takes place outside of an institutional framework in a domestic space on the ground floor apartment of a brownstone.


Wheelchair accessible, all-gender bathroom available, service animals welcome, coffee and snacks provided, and childcare upon request.


Please RSVP to workshops involving materials provided by emailing 

6057 68th Rd. 

Ground Floor Apartment

Ridgewood, NY


Please call 907-321-9223 if door-bell doesn't work to be let inside the backyard.



Cooking Workshop

with Patrice Helmar & Rola Khayyat

2:30 - 5:30 

Soups & Salads: Learn to make nourishing food on a low budget. Build homemade soup from the broth up. Create a salad with seasonal vegetables and learn to make your own homemade dressing. Vegetarian cooking inspired by Greek and Lebanese roots. 

Backyard Biennial Supper Club

6:30 PM


Sliding scale supper club open to all. Suggested donation $10 - 20, all proceeds go to RAICES Texas & World Central Kitchen. 



Please RSVP to workshops with materials provided. 


12:00 - 1:15 

Heidi Howard 

20-minute portraits: Drawing workshop - beginners welcome. Newsprint & charcoal provided.


1:30 - 3:00 

Rola Khayyat 

Cyanotype workshop - tote bags & materials provided. 


3:15 - 4:45 

Zephyr Ann Doles 

Seminar & Lecture - Aperture’s Vi͏s͏ion & Justice Issue: discussion, reading, & lecture. 


5:00 - 6:15 

Patrice Aphrodite Helmar 

Seminar & Lecture - Photography: The landed and working-class in practice and institution. 

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