On Thursday, February 30th at Brooklyn Historical Society, in the second installment of Told It First Hand, Brooklyn Bodega’s Wes Jackson brings together hip hop legends for an insider’s look at how their music is made. This time around he’ll joined by legendary photographer, Jamel Shabazz, as they discuss his craft and capturing Hip-Hop greats on camera before they were cool. Admission is $5, free for BHS members, and includes a complimentary Brooklyn Brewery beer or other beverage. You can reserve a space here.
The first in Brooklyn Museum’s new Thursday-evening series, this month’s Off the Wall, taking place on Thursday, February 20th, explores Afrofuturism through live music, an original performance by musician and performer Daví, art-making with artist Saya Woolfalk, an Octavia Butler–inspired reading with Kiini Ibura Salaam, and a curator talk with Saisha Grayson on the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. If that wasn’t enough, we’ll be there talking beer and offering up samples of select big bottles.
Tickets are $12, which include Museum admission, and can be purchased at www.museumtix.com or at Visitor Services.
The Wassaic Project, an incubator for emerging artists located in the historic hamlet of Wassaic, NY, has committed to using art to strengthen social and cultural capital in their local community and providing access to great contemporary art to all who are interested. Every year they throw a big party to support these endeavors. They make the case for attending pretty well themselves; this is what they’ve been telling their friends..
The Wassaic Project Benefit is our primary fundraiser for the summer festival and ongoing education programs. It’s also an amazing local party with plenty of opportunities to buy pieces from emerging artists, quite a few of whom will also be in attendance. This year will include:
- A Tombola Raffle with over 100 prizes including art, luxury items, and cultural
experiences – EVERY ticket is a winner!
- An exhibition of select silkscreen prints made in Wassaic
- An installation by Carmen Osterlye and Shannon Finnegan
- Beer provided Brooklyn Brewery
This year’s benefit takes place on February 20th at The Invisible Dog Art Center. Get your tickets here:
The Brooklyn Arts Council is having a party! Cozy up by the (imaginary) fireside with them at the Old Stone House as they share their love for the artists they work with all year long at the first ever We Heart Artists Party. Sweets, treats, beer, wine and specialty cocktails made with love will abound. Special performances, raffles and other fun surprises to be announced. Space is limited so get your tickets now!
On Tuesday, February 11th, The Brooklyn Historical Society will host the first of four screenings and discussions in their Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle series. This movie interweaves historical dramatization with traditional documentary. Following the screening, Prithi Kanakamedala, Project Historian for Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom, and Manisha Sinha, Professor of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst, lead the discussion. This event is free, and you can reserve tickets here.
Mark your calendars folks, Greenpointers Annual Valentine’s Market is right around the corner! On Sunday, February 9, they’ll transform the amazing Greenpoint Loft into a hearts and kisses filled lovers’ land. As always, expect food and drinks, Brooklyn Brewery beers included, arts and crafts, gifts, photo booth, nail art, couples massage and a terrarium class. The whole affair is a can’t miss, but if you’re interested in that Terrarium Class, you’ll need to book in advance.
Come check out the unveiling of latest work in Elixr Coffee’s longstanding arts program. The mural, located in their space in Philadelphia, was created by Isaac Tin Wei Lin. Brooklyn Lager cans will be available for sale as will Federal Donuts. Proceeds from this event will go to benefit the family of previous Elixr muralist, Todd Marrone, who recently passed away.
Join us at the 5th Annual Degenerate Craft Fair on December 14th from 12p-9pm and December 15th from 11a-6p at the DCTV Firehouse. Created for artists, by artists, the Degenerate Craft Fair is not your average craft fair. The DCF transcends the line between art and craft, showcasing dedicated craft makers who take unconventional approaches toward traditional techniques, and even small independent businesses that produce their own honey, lotions, and soaps.
Just in time for holiday shopping, most of the items offered will cost less than $50! The opening night reception will be December 14th from 6-9pm featuring music and free beer, lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Also, on December 15th, the first 50 guests will receive a free tote filled with goodies!
So, come support your local craft makers and give your loved ones (or yourself!) something special and unique this holiday season. We’ll see you there!
Save the date! BUST Magazine is having it’s annual Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Join us in NYC’s hip Chelsea ‘hood for a two-day shopping, eating, crafting, and merrymaking extravaganza featuring over 200 amazing handmade, vintage, and fancy-food vendors. There will be eclectic vendors selling handmade jewelry, handbags, toys, clothing, artisanal foods, Brooklyn Brewery beer and so much more! Be one of the first 300 shoppers each day and snag a free limited-edition tote filled with holiday goodies!
This two-day event is December 14th and 15th from 10am to 7pm. Admission is $3. Kids 12 and under get in free.
This season, there are more places than ever to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list, including yourself! But The Handmade Cavalcade has it all! We invite you to join us at The Space on December 14th and 15th from 10am-5pm for this biannual craft fair put together by the dedication and DIY drive of Etsy New York.
Come out and shop the unique handmade gifts of your local Etsy Shops while snacking on locally made sweets, sipping on a frosty Brooklyn Brewery beer and connecting with other small crafty businesses. Beer will be served all day long but don’t miss out on the open beer bar from 3-4pm!
And be sure to show up early because the first 100 entrants each day will receive a limited edition tote bag with goodies donated by members of EtsyNY and sponsors. Not an early riser? No worries. There will be other chances to nab goodie bags, prizes, discounts and more! We’ll see you there!