Great News – We’re Extending!

We are so happy to announce NY_Hearts: Park Slope is extending. We’re taking this weekend off, but the storywalk returns on May 24 and runs to June 16. Special thanks to our participating businesses for making this happen. Here’s the official press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: James Carter | info@onemuse.com | 646.279.6886

NY_HEARTS: PARK SLOPE
FEATURING CARLO ALBAN

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!

MAY 24 – JUNE 16

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN PARK SLOPE BROOKLYN
INCLUDING BABELAND, DELUXE COFFEE & BAR TOTO

After a successful initial run in Park Slope, NY_Hearts storywalks returns May 24 – June 16 to share the tale of Sal and Madelyn, two struggling Brooklyn musicians. Part walking tour, part love story, NY_Hearts offers people a new way to discover NYC by stepping into the characters’ shoes. Set in NYC neighborhoods, participants enjoy drinks and other surprises from local businesses, which are featured in an audio story shared over mobile devices. Other bits of the story include character websites, online character vlogs, original music and visual art.

Carlo Albán plays the role of Sal, a songwriter who meets the love of his life, Madelyn. Together, amidst the brownstones of Park Slope, they write tunes and find more than just a musical partner.

“We’re thrilled to be extending the Park Slope storywalk,” said creator and producer James Carter. “It’s been a beautiful spring, and participants have been treated to a great story as they visit gorgeous locations and get cool gifts from our fantastic participating businesses. I can’t wait for more people to enjoy it.”

Featuring six different locations in the Park Slope, Brooklyn, including three small businesses, NY_Hearts: Park Slope integrates goods and services featured in the tale. Participating partners include Babeland, DeLuxe, and Bar Toto. Conceived as a fun way to discover the New York neighborhoods, the ticket includes coffee, drinks and a surprise toy.

NY_Hearts: Park Slope
April 19 – May 12
Purchase tickets at
BrownPaperTickets.com
For details about the show or to listen to part one, visit
www.NY-Hearts.com

Carlo Albán has been acting in theater, film and television for over twenty years.  He has appeared on television shows ranging from Sesame Street to Prison Break, and in films such as Whip It, Margaret and 21 Grams. As a writer, he developed his solo show Intríngulis, dealing with his experiences growing up as an undocumented immigrant, with Labyrinth Theater Company. Intríngulis received its world premiere in November 2010 in Los Angeles, in conjunction with Labyrinth and the Elephant Theater. Carlo is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company and a recipient of New Dramatists’ Charles Bowden Award.

One Muse Presents is a presenting and producing company of James Carter a playwright and experience designer. He uses transmedia to tell rich and exciting stories. Transmedia describes one story told over multiple digital and physical platforms. His previous transmedia play, Feeder: A Love Story, was presented by terraNOVA Collective at HERE. More about One Muse Presents and James Carter at www.onemuse.com

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Let’s Go on a Story Hike!

The first weekend of NY_Hearts: Park Slope was a grand time. It was great to see familiar faces and new friends come through the experience.

People often ask, “What is NY_Hearts?”

This weekend one of our awesome participants distilled it down to a great description.

“I’m going on a story hike!” he exclaimed.

A story hike is exactly what a NY_Hearts neighborhood experience is. You listen to a love story from the POV of one of its characters in the locations where the story takes place, and you walk from location to location, experiencing the environment and getting gifts from local businesses.

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Our sponsors, Babeland, Bar Toto and DeLuxe are tops. We couldn’t do it without them, and we have so much fun whenever we pop in with a new group in tow. Can’t thank them enough.

We can’t wait until next weekend. NY _Hearts: Park Slope is already turning out to be a super fun story hike.

Join us! Purchase tickets here.

 

Opening Night Party!

NY_Hearts: Park Slope launched last night at Babeland on Bergen Street in Brooklyn. We had a great time and want to thank Babeland for offering such a wonderful evening. Thanks to our killer creative team, especially Carlo Albán, who plays Sal. Most of all, thanks to our fans for showing up. Can’t wait for you all to go through the experience.

We kicked things off with some champagne, and experience designer James Carter shared how NY_Hearts came to be. He recapped the story from last year in the Lower East Side and set up the Park Slope leg. Then, we listened to the second part of Park Slope, which features Babeland. The performances ended with Carlo Albán singing “Hit,” the original tune by Shaun Bengson and James Carter, which is also in the story.

All our guests, of course, received the special surprise gifts featured in the Babeland portion of the story. And one lucky winner walked away with big bag of toys and goodies from our sponsors for answering the trivia question from the Lower East Side part of the tale:

What were the two kinds of art Jill from NY_Hearts: LES created?

The first person to tweet the answer to @NY_Hearts wins two tickets to the experience.

Thanks, again, to Babeland and all our fans. Love you loads!

NY_Hearts: Park Slope Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: James Carter | info@onemuse.com | 646.279.6886

NY_HEARTS: PARK SLOPE
FEATURING CARLO ALBAN

APRIL 19 – MAY 12

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN PARK SLOPE BROOKLYN
INCLUDING BABELAND, DELUXE COFFEE & BAR TOTO

Following up the first of his neighborhood experiences, writer and experience designer James Carter heads to Park Slope, Brooklyn for part two of NY_Hearts. Part walking tour, part love story, NY_Hearts offers people a new way to discover NYC by stepping into the characters’ shoes. Set in four different NYC neighborhoods, participants enjoy drinks and other surprises from local businesses, which are featured in an audio story shared over mobile devices. Other bits of the story include character websites, online character vlogs, original music and visual art.

Carlo Albán plays the role of Sal, a struggling musician who meets the love of his life, Madelyn. Together, amidst the brownstones of Park Slope, they make music and find more than just a songwriting partner.

“I can’t wait to share the second part of this four part love story,” said creator and producer James Carter. “Part two brings the tale of Sal to a close and introduces a new chapter in this series. Plus, there are several great local Park Slope restaurants and merchants appearing in this story.”

Featuring six different locations in the Park Slope, Brooklyn including three small businesses, NY_Hearts: Park Slope integrates goods and services featured in the tale. Participating partners include Babeland, DeLuxe, and Bar Toto. Conceived as a fun way to discover the New York neighborhoods, the ticket includes coffee, drinks and a surprise toy.

NY_Hearts: Park Slope
April 19 – May 12
Purchase tickets at
BrownPaperTickets.com
For details about the show or to listen to part one, visit
www.NY-Hearts.com

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Carlo Albán has been acting in theater, film and television for over twenty years. He has appeared on television shows ranging from Sesame Street to Prison Break, and in films such as Whip It, Margaret and 21 Grams. As a writer, he developed his solo show Intríngulis, dealing with his experiences growing up as an undocumented immigrant, with Labyrinth Theater Company. Intríngulis received its world premiere in November 2010 in Los Angeles, in conjunction with Labyrinth and the Elephant Theater. Carlo is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company and a recipient of New Dramatists’ Charles Bowden Award.

One Muse Presents is a presenting and producing company of James Carter a playwright and experience designer. He uses transmedia to tell rich and exciting stories. Transmedia describes one story told over multiple digital and physical platforms. His previous transmedia play, Feeder: A Love Story, was presented by terraNOVA Collective at HERE. More about One Muse Presents and James Carter at www.onemuse.com

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www.NY-Hearts.com

Kickstarter Ahoy!


Today, the Kickstarter campaign for NY_Hearts: LES, which opens in The Brick Theater’s Game Play Festival in July 2012 launched. Check out the video and then go to Kickstarter and support!

Contribute $25 and submit a sentence about someone you love or loved, and we’ll integrate it into the story. You can also get 30% off the regular price if you pledge $40 for limited early donation discount tickets. Once this deal is gone, you can still reserve regular priced tickets through Kickstarter.

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT ON KICKSTARTER

New LES Business Parnter

NY_Hearts: LES is happy to announce a new business partner!

Lost Weekend NYC, a new coffee shop serving Blue Bottle Coffee on Orchard Street, is the newest merchant offering a special goodie as part of the story.

What are they offering? You’ll have to come out in July and find out.
Hint: It’s tasty, rich and cold.

Thanks to Michael Little, Lost Weekend NYC’s owner. We can’t wait to see how our hybrid story/tasting experiment plays out.

In the mean time, check them out online or drop in on them at 45 Orchard Street, NYC.

lostweekendnyc.com

facebook.com/LostWeekendNYC

@lostweekendnyc

NY_Hearts LES accepted into the GAME PLAY FESTIVAL

NY_Hearts: LES will premiere in the The Brick Theater’s GAME PLAY FESTIVAL in July 2012

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NY_Hearts: LES shares the romance of a couple living in the Lower East Side through an app that geo-tags stories to locations of various businesses in the neighborhood. Part scavenger hunt, part love story, this transmedia theatrical adventure integrates goods and services featured in the tale, including a yoga studio, a bar, a bakery, a retail store, and public landmarks. The experience is designed to be carried out in one day over 6 hours.