Planning a special occasion can be tricky. Whether it’s your bestie’s big 30 or your sister’s bachelorette, New York City has an abundance of overpriced activities and cheesy theater troupes that will stop at nothing to snatch that money and give you nothing but a campy night filled with awkwardness. Unfortunately, real life is no Magic Mike.
So what do you do to entertain a bunch of jaded New Yorkers too cool for Karaoke and too high-brow for the Box? The answer is simple: Collage with Caris. And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like, a collage fête you can attend with your crew. Heralded by lovely collage moderator and painter Caris Reid, who supplies carefully selected images from vintage books and magazines (fit for your particular occasion) and a rich selection of patterned paper for the competitive collaging (if your group is anything like ours), while you sip on some quality Rosé.
I know what you’re thinking: “I can do this at home.” But don’t underestimate the power of atmosphere. Held mainly in a private room of the Brooklyn venue, ISA—who provides the delicacies for the evening (whether it’s a private event or a regular one)—Caris’ collage classes feel like a fine dining meets fine art experience. Be sure to see some of Caris’ work on Longhouse Projects until August 15.