This past weekend, Queens music venue Silent Barn was robbed and damaged, as more than $15,000′s worth of equipment, personal belongings and venue tools were stolen from the site. The venue’s owners put out the following statement on their Facebook page on Monday:
“This weekend has been incredibly heartbreaking for all of us at the Silent Barn. On top of many issues that we’re currently dealing with, over the weekend our house was completely ransacked. About $15k worth of audio equipment, house projects and personal belongings are gone. The violence to the space is almost as upsetting as the theft. Doors were ripped off of hinges, furniture ripped to shreds and everything in the space strewn about in a sea of debris. We’ve lost seven years’ worth of accumulated equipment, tools and artwork donated and built by individuals from every end of the scene’s spectrum, and we’re still reeling with what this means for our own lives and the future of the space. If you would like to find out what you can do, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your help to continue.
Thank you for your concern over the last few days. It means as much to us as the space itself.
- Castle Oscar, Momma, Kunal, Lucas, Nat, Jordan, James, Joe”
Some planned shows at Silent Barn have already been moved or cancelled. To stay up to date with the progress of Silent Barn’s recovery, keep an eye on its Facebook page.