On Thursday, October 30th from 8-11pm, the Greenpoint/Williamsburg Toast to Scouting will bring together business & community leaders to recognize key supporters of the Boy Scouts of America in Brooklyn. The organization looks forward to reconnecting with Scouting alumni and past supporters, as they raise over 80% of their “Membership Dues Aid” for families who cannot afford to join the Scouting program. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. Through their volunteer networks, the Scouting Program inspires young people to learn about leadership development, physical fitness, STEM educational opportunities, and environmental sustainability. Brooklyn Scouting has helped over one million young men become “Prepared for Life”.”
Tickets for the event are $65. The event will also include dinner and an open beer bar of Brooklyn Brewery’s finest.
It’s the Foundation’s second birthday and they’re ready to party. Join them for an open beer bar, a silent auction, giveaways, great music, hors d’oeurves, games and more as they ring in two amazing years for the Discover Outdoors Foundation. Over 1,000 deserving New York City students have gotten into the outdoors thanks to the team’s hard work and your enthusiastic support. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate!
Partners from Patagonia to Gregory are poised to reward the highest bidders, Whole Foods will be catering the great food, and they have some tricks and treats up their sleeves for lucky attendees.
Come one, come all, to meet friends old and new for trail talk, frothy beers and good times, all for an outstanding cause. If you can’t attend in person but would still like to make a tax-deductible donation to support their work to get great kids into the great outdoors, you may donate here.
Tickets are $30 (if you grab them before 10/9, they are $25!).
We’re personally quite pleased to announce that neighborhood favorite Budin will now be serving beer, but only Scandinavian beer. We’re helping this Greenpoint gem kickoff the new era in their business on Thursday, September 25th with a good old fashioned kegger done Nordic style – just good friends and good beer. On tap will be Brewmaster’s Reserve beer, Hammarby Syndrome, which was brewed in celebration of the opening of our new sister brewery in Sweden, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. The beer itself is named after the very neighborhood in which the new brewery is located, but you can catch it and us at Budin. We’ll also be pouring our brand spanking new Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment bottle, Hand & Seal. This barleywine, sweet and floral with hints of vanilla, honors Garrett’s 20 years of brewing innovation with Brooklyn Brewery and nods at 20 more. Try it for the first time ever on Thursday.
Hang out in Bushwick on Saturday, August 16th and support a fantastic and yummy cause, Bushwick Food Co-op. They’re offering a full day of late summer fun with an ice luge, frozen drinks, Brooklyn Brewery beer, and live music. Tickets are just $10 at the door and double as raffle tickets for some super cool prizes from local favorites Brooklyn Grange, Bunna Cafe, and more.
Farmigo strives to transform the way we think about food, technology, and community – which is exactly what they aim to do with their monthly FoodHacker series. The theme of the August talk is “In the Weeds”, and will feature four, local entrepreneurs, as they share their stories and experiences about working in the food world. The question of the night for our speakers* – What have you learned about nurturing a business from nothing into something, as an entrepreneur working in New York City? Space is limited, so RSVP here!
On Tuesday, August 5th WORD bookstore is hosting the launch of Jesus Lizard front man David Yow’s new book, Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats. David Yow’s cat portraits, captured here for the first time in book form, are bold, striking, hilarious, and beautiful. Each portrait is based around a pun, but they capture so much more than wordplay. All cat lovers will find something to relish in this gorgeous coffee-table book, which is the perfect gift for cat enthusiasts, animal lovers, and anyone with a playful sense of humor. Said one member of the Brooklyn Brewery Marketing Unit, “This looks like the best event ever.” We’ll see you there.
Transportation Alternatives’ series of meet and mingle events is back this summer by popular demand, and on Wednesday, July 30th from 6:30-8:30pm it’s taking over Raven’s Head Public House in Queens. It’s a chance to hang with friends and new folks alike, learn how you can change Queens streets and talk to local activists. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to connect one-on-one with like-minded New Yorkers and become more involved with the issues that matter most to you. And because we avid fans of T.A., we’re getting the first beer. See you at Raven’s Head.
Join Just Food to celebrate urban chicken keepers, homebrewers & the people who love them. $25 tickets include unlimited Brooklyn Brewery drafts, delicious local fare and the Egg Olympics emceed by Matt Timms, producer & host of The Takedown. Urban Rustic’s Johnnie Wang, Brooklyn Kitchen’s Taylor Erkkineh, and Empire Mayonnaise Co.’s Jonathan Valleau will judge the Homemade Deviled Egg Competition. To enter the Deviled Egg Competition, register by July 1st (space is limited so sign up early!)
Kegs & Kluckers raises funds for Just Food’s City Chicken Project, which provides the training, coops, and hens that schools and community gardens need to raise healthy chickens and delicious eggs. Just Food teaches community members about chicken care, builds all-weather, predator-proof chicken coops, and helps gardens get set up with their first flocks of laying hens. City Chicken projects are educational and increase access to local, healthy food in underserved neighborhoods.
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased here.
June 16th, Dia Art Foundation will once again host its Artists on Artists Lecture Series, which highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers. This time around the series features Frances Stark discussing Robert Ryman. Frances Stark was born in Huntington Beach, California, in 1967 and lives and works in Los Angeles. Often autobiographical and self-referential, Stark’s practice frequently combines text and image and includes drawing, collage, photography, video, and performance. Stark participated in the 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, and recent solo exhibitions were presented at the Aspen Art Museum (2013) and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2012–13).
Tickets are $6, $3 for Dia members, students and seniors, and are available at the door or here: