How to Prepare for Your First Burning Man Experience

How to Prepare for Your First Burning Man Experience Sat. June 29th at NIMBY, Oakland 12-2:30pm with East Bay Burners & CORE art project

Planning to head to Burning Man this year for the first time? Still on the fence since you’re not sure what to bring, what to expect or if it’s really for you? Is your dust mask and headlamp packed? Bike lights purchased? What are those bare essentials to ensure your survival? Or for those pack rats and gear heads, what should you bring "just in case?" We'll go over many of the staple items, as well as other important things to have and do at Burning Man.

This is a joint partnership with the East Bay Burners and East Bay CORE Project. What’s a CORE art project? Want to start meeting other Burners before hitting the Playa? Do you want to start contributing to the Burning Man community now by helping to build an art project? Come to this meeting! We want you to have the most positive experience possible, so bring those questions (it’s ok to ask anything!) and curiosity about life on the playa. We'll go over:

1. the basics

2. the necessary items to bring

3. costumes and outfits

4. shelter and camp infrastructure

5. gifting, participating and interacting

6. the Burning Man 10 Principals

7. radical human expression

8. and answer any questions you may have!

Please join us NIMBY in Oakland on Saturday, June 29th from noon until 2:30. To get in the Burning Man spirit, please feel free to bring some pot luck food or drink items to share, though only if you'd like! Please sign up so we know to expect you and please invite others, the more newbies the better. If this date doesn’t work for you, please contact Trixie, as she’ll be holding various Burning Man 101 Newbie Classes throughout the summer both in SF and the East Bay!

Don’t have a ticket yet? No problem! Burning Man organization will be selling more tickets starting in early August.

Saturday, June 29th from 12-2:30pm

NIMBY Oakland, 8410 Amelia St., Oakland, CA 94621

Getting there: the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station is a one mile, a 25 minute walk, or take the AC Transit bus 89 to/from BART to NIMBY.

OR if you would like a ride from the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART to NIMBY, please contract Trixie.


- Trixie (AKA Trina)

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Trina has attended Buring Man for the past six consecutive years. Though she's by no means a "expert" Burner, her knowledge of how to prepare has served all of her friends well, as they keep coming back to the Playa! S

Trina's diverse professional background spans a wide range of environmental professions, including environmental science, policy, and engineering. She also serves as a lead coordinator for clean energy and climate change initiatives within the transportation and policy space. As a California native, Trina received Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science and Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and as a lover of the Big Apple, received a Masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.

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