Cherry Bomb & I are hosting the Second Annual Grindhouse Barnhouse Weekend once again at Mistress Hannah's lair in Warwick, NY! We'll be checkin'out the Warwick Drive-In Theatre too and loads of other kool krazi shit!
No, dumbnuts, we don't know what'll be playing yet, and it won't be Grindhouse either, but it don't really matter, as this is a real old-school classic Drive-In Theater. They don't make 'em like this anymore ladies and germs. If you haven't yet experienced a film under the stars at a REAL Drive-In, then you're missing some Classic Americana, which unfortunately won't be around for too much longer. I was lucky enough as a young lad to have had a psychopath for one of my several fathers (yeah, I'm a child of a groovy hippy 60's/70's mom) who had a VW Bus which he made a bed for on top.
I'd climb up the side with my franks and pop to enjoy a scary double-feature wherever my folks took me to, as we traveled a lot since they were both in the theater. ANYhow, he'd no doubt several times through the night turn into a monster and scare the living shit out of me, as he was a set tech and make-up specialist, as well as the baddest Jud you ever saw in Oklahoma! -- the part was MADE for him. I always had the best costume in the neighborhood for Halloween when I was a kid, as he handcrafted them himself, planning for weeks sometimes what we were gonna turn me into from year to year. This is where my unhealthy love of Horror and Grindhouse truly sprung from.
ok, Ok, OK! - enough walking through mammary lane. So what else we gonna do for this proposed 'Grindhouse Weekend', when is it, and how MUCH $$? Take it easy, I'm getting to it. For this adventure, we're once again heading to Mistress Hannah's awesome barnhouse. For some crazi reason she's decided to host our weekend party again -- she Just INSANE! For pictures and feedback from last year's weekend clik HERE.
Mistress Hannah, the woman who owns the Barnhouse property, is a HUGE Grindhouse aficionado! She has a film projector and regularly screens films outside on the wall of her gigantic barnhouse. SO, we'll have lots of boobs n'blood splashing on the wall Fri & Sat night!! (see her in the photo below at her crazy Halloween party last year -- she ain't the red head)
But, to answer your question, no, it ain't a barn full'a hay. It's furnished, has water (yes, it's running you idiot!), & you don't have to pee behind a tree. You can even shower if the urge hits you. There are beds (which cost a bit more), but, depending on how many wanna go with us, some might be on a couch, and some might be on an inflatable mattress. Some might also be in sleeping bags on the floor or in a tent outside . There's PLENTY of space. However, if you want 5-star luxury, then join a different Meat-UP.
PRICING IS AS FOLLOWS for the Entire Weekend (NOT per night):
$20 to camp outside [bring a tent]; $30 to sleep inside the barnhouse on the floor [feel free to snore n'fart as much as you want]; $45 for a room [rooms are for two people only [$45 per person for the weekend aka $90]
** There are bathrooms and showers available for everyone, but pls don't take 45 minute baths (Adam). Also, a courtesy flush or two might be nice. (you know who you are...)
The price for the weekend won't break anyone's budget, as I'm a cheap bassturd, and, if I can do it, you can do it. Of course, the price is just for the use of her place. If you wanna eat anything other than leaves, you best bring a bit more green. She has a big grill and a fully stocked kitchen we can use. You can also go into Warwick (a 10 min drive from her place) to pick up some dead animals to grill, or just stop along the way up to pick-up any you see lying on the road. We'll probably be getting a keg from the local beer distributor too (Beverage Plus Beer & Smoke Shop) [MORE ON THE KEG SITUATION SOON]
WHERE THE HELL is this place boss?
80 West Ridge Road
Warwick, NY 10990
It's just over an hour and a half drive from midtown Madhattan. What? You don't have a CAR?! Don't fret, as a few of us have wheels, and I'm sure we can carpool. For those that want the independence of their own gasguzzler, just rent a Zipcar! (did you know that zib means penis is Arabic?). There is no 'P' in the Arabic language. It's substituted for 'B', so, well, you get the point. They don't have much business in the Arab world...
There's also a bus that goes to Warwick directly from Port Authority. We can come pick you up at the bus depot, which is less than a 15 minutes from Hannah's place....
To see info on the bus, click HERE. Also, check out RelayRides.com, which is the Airbnb of car rentals. It's even cheaper than Zipcar, and hey, you can even rent a Lamborghini if you wanna look like a giant douchebag!
OK - gotta get back on track here. Natalia and I will be driving up to the barn at some point on Friday morning. For those of you unlucky enough to be slavin' to the man, you can arrive anytime after 1pm, and up till whenever the hell you get there.
It might be cool to all grill out together on Friday night. Hannah's kitchen is also stocked with whatever we might need to prepare n'cook our shit, and we can do up a good meal. Of course, once again, this means you need to bring shit to grill.
Then, after the dishes are done, and before we start drinking too heavily, I propose we roll a few at Pin Street, Warwick's local bowlin' alley. Or, we can just stay at the barn and screen some creepy dirty Grindhouse fliks, or do whatever the fk' else you wanna do!
On Saturday, if it's sunny n'nice, as it G damn better be, I'd say we find a lake to go swimming at. For those of you who ain't swimmers, you could check out the town of Warwick, as there's actually quite a lot of stuff to do/see. Saturday night I say we go to the Drive-In, and then Sunday, well, we all nurse our hang-overs and have a late brunch before heading back en masse to the Big Bad Apple.
If you are in, or want more info, call, text, email, or yell my name really loud and I'll get back to you. Although this shindig ain't happenin' till mid-July, we need to find out who is interested and available and wants to come. If you have friends that you want to invite, you need to ask me first, but it will be OK, as long as they are hot single women under the age of 18. WHAT?! Natalia, I'm only asking that for Marcuss!!
Here are some other links to things to see/do up in Warwick:
White Cloud Warwick :
Let me stretch y'all on the rack out while you're here. It looks torturous (mwahaha), but feels oh so freakin good. I also teach group Gyrokinesis classes here on the property and in town for anyone interested.
Wawayanda State Park :
Wawayanda State Park is a 16,679-acre state park about 15 min. away from the Barn. There are 60 miles of hiking trails in the park, including a 20-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail. The park also has a glacially-formed, spring-fed lake with a swimming beach and boat launch and group camping. Not to be missed.
Warwick Valley Winery :
Vino and Musica. Sweet.
Warwick Farmer's Market :
Local = Good.
Pennings Farm Market :
Food, Pub, Ice Cream, Music, Farm Animals. Any questions?
Across the street from the Drive-In, I'd highly suggest you all consider eating at Pennings beforehand and bringing some hard apple cider and apple crumble to the movies. YES.
Bellvale Creamery :
Quite possibly the best ice cream on the planet. Great views - try to time it so you can enjoy the sunset money shot.
Rogowski Farm :
Awesome farm with an awesome brunch. Tell Cheryl Hannah says hiya.
The Eclectic Eye Antique store :
Tell George I said hiya and to give you guys a sweet deal.
Jenack Auction House :
Pacem en Terris / Peace on Earth :
This place is a gem with running stream, man-made cave and sculptures by Frederick Franck. Get your meditation on.
Brakewell Steel / Warwick Park world-class frisbee golf course :
Magnificently manicured world-class frisbee golf course featuring rolling terrain, beautiful views and great variety. Some tight woods and long open holes with excellent use of ridges and small cliffs.
Kaaterskill Falls :
**note that this is 1.5 hours drive from Warwick, but most DEFINITELY worth going to. There's a little place to swim there too, and you can, if you are very careful, climb up along side the falls to the top, but if you fall, you're on your own...
FAWN'S LEAP and THE RAT HOLE are also up there (a 10 minute drive from the falls), which are friggin' AWESOME places to cliff jump and swim!!
THE BLUE HOLE is also a 1.5 hour drive from Warwick, but in a different driving direction from Fawn's Leap and Kaaterskill Falls. The drive time between the Blue Hole and Kaaterskill Falls/Fawn's Leap is around an hour and 15 minutes.