7.30 pm – late
Venue: The Cumberland Arms
From New York, Pongress is proud to present, the People’s Ping Pong Party!
In February of 2012, artist and Ping Pong pro, Rocky Wäng, tried out for, but unfortunately did not make the U.S. Olympic Ping Pong team. He was down, but definitely not out. In a moment of clarity, he decided that his next 2012 pursuit would be politics. Rocky asked fellow artist and friend, iona diamond, to be his presidential running mate; he would run for Vice President.
That is how the People’s Ping Pong Party (PPPP) began. With Ping Pong as their sole (soul) platform, Brown.Diamond-Wäng is leading all other candidates in popularity. (300 million people play Ping Pong!) The PPPP realized that it needed to be more socially aware and started The Free Ping Pong Initiative (currently taking place at Fatcat in New York’s West Village), which was inspired by the Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast for School Children Program.
In collaboration with Transformer Gallery of Washington DC, Brown.Diamond|Wäng2012 presents a People’s Ping Pong Party performance in honor of the Black Panther Party’s and the US Ping Pong team’s visits to China in the early 1970′s. In celebration of these visits, and, inspired by the BPP’s “Free Breakfast Program,” PPPP is offering free coaching to all who want to learn or to improve their game.
PPPP presents special Pongress guest referee/champion, our commrade from the Palistine Ping Pong Peace Partnership, “Mustafa Mustafa aka Mu Squared aka Jihad Moon.”
On Oct 30th, PPPP will engage participants in the friendly Berlin style pong, and the winners of 3 rounds will play against PPPP’s own ping pong champion, Little Big Wong. Top score will participate in the Free Lessons programme.
Music selections by Selektah Yona
Advance tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/187240
Get em quick, cos there won’t be many on the door!