Introducing NYC Deli!
Sassy Service 😏
New Yorkers coming to a Burn near you! Serving up hot, authentic Deli goodness from 10am-12pm Monday - Saturday at the Big Burn. This year you can find us at 9:15 and Frogbat.
Order up! 🥯🐀
Come by our camp for our baconeggn'cheese sandwhiches, bagels n' cream cheese or with hummus, coffee and tea.
Did we mention we have Vegetarian/Vegan options too? All served in our signature sassy Seinfeld-style service.
New Yorker vibes 🏙️
While you are getting food with us you will truly feel like you are in New York City.
Because no matter where New Yorkers go we cluster to reproduce our environment.
History and Leadership
NYC Deli was founded by Brian Konash and debuted at LoveBurn 2022. So far we have attended LoveBurn 2022, 2023, Burning Man 2022 and you'll soon see us at Burning Man 2023. Our camp is driven by the NYC Deli Board and managed by our Team Leads. We use committees and democracy to make our playa gift come to life.
Veteran Burners are on the NYC Deli Board. The Board is: Brian Konash, Ilona Shakhguseynova, Shaina Goodwin, Walter Beltran, Cam Wilson and Andrea Yang. Our Team Leads are also Veteran Burners.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does NYC Deli provide to their camp members?
Your camp dues primarily go towards providing everyone with communal shade, fresh water, a kitchen with functional cooking equipment, a personal item recharging station, year round storage in Reno and Miami, two containers for all of our big burn needs, transportation of our setup to and from the desert (or upcoming regional burn), as well as all the supplies for our sassy deli service!
BM 2023 updated camp provisions:
+ Drinkable water waiting for you in camp at multiple fill-up points
+ 3 showers per camper during the Burn including grey-water removal from playa
+ A full kitchen under a 20x30 circus tent equipped with running water, four professional 36 inch grills, microwave, coffeemakers, teakettles, pots & pans and a hand-washing station.
+ During food-service Kitchen volunteers are cooled with swamp coolers.
+ Shade structure over your tent
+ A daily meal during the 6 days of the burn we offer food-service to playa
+ An outdoor chill-out space with fans under a second 20x30 circus tent
+ A raised fire-pit
+ A 30 foot refrigerated truck that keeps your personal food & drink at 38 degrees
+ Siberia - An air-conditioned chill out space for camp hosted in a 27 foot diameter bell tent
+ On-Playa pickup and drop-off of your personal bins from NYC Container. This allows most of our campers to take the Burner Express Bus, skipping long entry and exit lines
Do you provide tickets?
We do not promise or provide event tickets. However, we do make our best efforts to help all of our Deli members make it to TTITD (That Thing In The Desert) as well as our regional escapades.
What are the work requirements for campers?
2023 Burning Man campers are REQUIRED to commit to the initial on-Playa setup (Thursday and Friday) or breakdown (Sunday morning). You must also take 3 two hour shifts hours during the event (e.g. deli team, build & strike, day or night shift managers etc). Burning Man means ✨communal effort & participation✨.. Without everybody pitching in, the camp will not run.
How do I prepare for Burning Man?
Check out this link for help preparing for TTITD or look over the upcoming burn's page for more information. Use Radical Self-Reliance first but also know that Deli vets and leads are also here to help!
Do you provide power and water for RVs?
NYC Deli has the option to provide both power and water for RVs. You will do your own labor to continue these supplies and that includes maintaining your own services. You may also coordinate with BRC fresh and gray water vendors to have your RV filled up or pumped out.
We have limited space for RVs.
- You must have at least four people in your RV.
- RV length for camp is capped at 30ft or less.*
* RV's longer than 30 feet will be directed to park in open-camping.
We provide a charging station in the kitchen for campers but it's only for smaller items like cameras, phones, and USB battery packs.
Can I use the kitchen to cook my own food?
All NYC Deli members can use the kitchen to cook meals, but you must keep the place clean, wash all cooking implements, and cannot interfere with playa gift preparation.
Principles & Guide
The Ten Principles are a reflection of the Burning Man community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception. We at Camp NYC Deli stand by this philosophy and encourage both our veteran and new members to uphold these principles. Camp members are expected to have read and reviewed the Burning Man survival guide.
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on their inner resources. That is not to say we don't lean on one another but it is expected that all burners carry themselves with responsibility.
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
Leave No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.