This isn’t your grandmother’s bingo.
Bushwick City Farm, an all-volunteer-run community garden and gathering space, located at 354 Stockton St., will be hosting its first-annual Chicken S**t Bingo fundraiser later this month.
The Oct. 18 event involves feeding the garden’s dozen chickens a plentiful meal and then letting them run around on a life-size bingo board, according to the farm. Attendees can buy squares at $5 for two squares, and then wait for the birds to defecate on the squares.
There will be prizes for bingo winners, and all proceeds will go toward the operation of the farm.
“The farm has become a real community space,”James Telfer, one of the farm stewards said.
“People of all different backgrounds and ethnicities come together here to work, play, grow food, and eat together. They might not ever interact with each other otherwise. It’s community building at a fundamental level. There’s a lot of talk about how to fight gentrification. We think talking to your neighbors is a good starting point, ” he continued.
Along with the all the chicken poop, there will be music, drinks, cargo bike hayrides, pumpkin carving and a raffle during the festivities, which last from 1 to 6 p.m.
If you still have an appetite after seeing all of that chicken poop, then there will be grub from new North Carolina BBQ joint Arrogant Swine, which will be selling plates for $5 each. The eatery will also be hosting an after party in its backyard.
Though admission is free, there will be VIP presale tickets available for a limited time at $10 each, that will get you $15 worth of food or booze at the event. Visit Bushwick City Farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 6 p.m. to purchase.
Chicken s**t bingo is not the brainchild of Bushwick City Farm. The unique twist on the traditional game has been going on for years at a bar in Texas.
On Sundays, theLittle Longhorn Saloon in Austin offers the game for $2 a ticket, entertaining locals, and even reaching international notoriety.
“We’ve always paid for the chickens’ food through grants and various other means, but we decided to give them a shot at earning their keep by being part of the fundraiser, Telfer said of the Bushwick event. “People really like the birds, and this is not the type of game you see often in NYC. The farm is outdoors and it’s still green and pretty, although it won’t be for much longer, so we wanted to invite everyone in to see it before winter comes.”