REIMAGINING SYNC EVENTS

posted May 2017

We're in the process of reimagining events at Synchronicity LA, stay tuned. send us an email.

Salon at the Witch House

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -- 7pm

Our next Salon will be hosted by the Witch House, one block from Sync. If you don't know where the Witch House is send us an email.

Synchronicity LA Salon at the Witch House

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Our next Salon will be hosted by the Witch House, one block from Sync. If you don't know where the Witch House is send us an email.

POSTPONED Synchronicity LA Salon

Saturday, June 11, 2016 POSTPONED

The next salon at the Blu Elefant Cafe on Washington! There will be a vegan dinner served at 6:00 for a $4 donation. Salon to follow with cheap beers by donation! send us an email.

Food&Thought at Sync

Thursday, June 9, 2016 | Dinner at 7:00pm!

Come to Sync Thursday Night for dinner and a discussion of Basic Income, led by friend-of-sync, Larry Cohen. Katie will be cooking and we're encouraging guests to share a dish. send us an email.

Synchronicity LA Salon

Saturday, March 26, 2016 | Dinner by Donation at 6:00pm, Salon at 7:00pm!

Salons are now at the Blu Elefant Cafe on Washington! There will be a vegan dinner served at 6:00 for a $4 donation. Salon to follow with cheap beers by donation! send us an email.

Synchronicity LA Salon

Saturday, January 23, 2016 | Dinner by Donation at 6:30pm, Salon at 7:30pm!

Salons are now at the Blu Elefant Cafe on Washington! There will be a vegan dinner served at 6:30 for a $4 donation. Salon to follow! send us an email.

BLVD Gaggle (Group Bike Ride)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | Meet at Sync at 8pm, Ride at 8:30 pm sharp!

A group bike ride with miniature musical instruments and droney jams on our lakes and rivers. Each person carry along a mini guitar or uke or harmonica or melodica or clarinet or anydamnthing or just your voice. We'll stop at our bodies of water and offer sweet droney jams to the Water Gods asking for plentiful but non-destructive rains this El Niño season.

Synchronicity Salon

Synchronicity Salons are cancelled until further notice. We'll miss y'all.

Synchronicity Salon

Saturday, October 10, 2015 CANCELLED

Synchronicity Salon

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | Snack Potluck at 6pm, Salon at 7pm sharp!

Join in the artistic reverie! Come with a snack or dish to share. If you don't know the address yet, send us an email.

Synchronicity Salon

Saturday, July 11, 2015 | Snacky Potluck at 6pm, Salon at 7pm sharp!

Join in the artistic reverie! Come with a snacky dish to share. If you don't know the address yet, send us an email.

Synchronicity Salon

Saturday, June 13, 2015 | Snacky Potluck at 6pm, Salon at 7pm sharp!

Join in the artistic reverie! Come with a snacky dish to share. If you don't know the address yet, send us an email.

Synchronicity Salon

Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Snacky Potluck at 6pm, Salon at 7pm sharp!

Join in the artistic reverie! Come with a snacky dish to share. If you don't know the address yet, send us an email.


Participating in the Gift Economy

Yes! Magazine put out an article entitled “37 Ways to Join the Gift Economy.” I love thinking about an economy that is thriving without the addition of what most people think economies need—money. So I took a look at the list. It turns out that our little house already participates in many of the suggestions!

To see all of the suggestions, check out the original article.

Here’s how we bring the gift economy home:
“1. Start a dinner co-op. Rotate among the homes of friends and neighbors for weekly or monthly potlucks.”
We have group dinners four nights a week! People from our house as well as neighbors and guests cook for each other and eat together.

“3. Put up a traveler.”
Guests come through our doors all the time. Already this year we have hosted strangers from Texas, British Columbia, and Idaho.

“5. Harvest wild or unwanted fruits and vegetables.
6. Grow your own, and give some of it away.”
We have fruit trees in our backyard we eat from and give to our neighbors.

“9. Buy food or supplies in bulk and share with friends.”
We buy all of our food as a group and often share food with friends and neighbors. Though not everything we buy is bought in bulk, we try to get rice, beans, and other items in this way.

“10. Form a home-repair team to fix your own place and others’.”
This effort has recently taken the form of work exchangers – offering housing in exchange for special projects around the house, which has brought us lovely additions such as our table and outdoor shower!

“18. Throw a block party.”
Happened two years ago… I might try to make it happen again…

“19. Show up at a soup kitchen and ask to volunteer help.”
We have volunteered off an on at our local food bank.

“21. Convert a duplex, apartment building, old nursing home, or seminary into a cohousing community.”
Though our home is not any one of these cool locations originally, we did convert an old, early 1900’s home into a cohousing situation.

“22. Convert a barn or warehouse into a space for artists and start-up businesses.”
Our studio! Also, Andress Yourself = start-up business.

“23. Create a space for neighbors to keep and share infrequently used tools and extra garden supplies.
32. Exchange lessons, for example, cooking for carpentry.”
We have recently begun to share more tools on the block through a skill/stuff share. If you live nearby and would like to exchange skills, email us about it.

“25. Hold a monthly clean-up of a beach, park, roadway, river bank; get coffee houses to donate goodies.”
Royce, a friend from the block, had the idea to clean up the street once a month. We’ve done a street clean up twice now and hope to continue it and to get more people on the block involved!

“28. Share a car.”
We share cars a lot as many of us bicycle goers have random long distance trips to take to see family or to get home safely late at night. Thanks car people!

And last but not least… a couple of ideas we should consider…
“35. Work with your neighbors to develop a vision for your neighborhood’s future.”
We are still dreaming of making the lot for sale at the end of the block into a park. Looking into it right now. I think there is a lot of potential for involving neighbors in this as well as more group activities such as in street cleaning, food growing, and skill sharing.

“36. Hold talent shows. Give kids lots of recognition, and everyone opportunity to discover their hidden talents.”
A local talent show?! Yes! I think we could pull this off with our Salon experience. Spring talent? Where would it be located? I’ve always wanted to make use of the parking lot at the end of the street by Washington.

Oh and this one…
“15. Give co-workers neck and shoulder massages.”
Tin just got back, so… gift economy…?

-Ariel


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