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Aug 16

Cool Down with Bushwick Food Co-Op

cool-down-06Hang 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.

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Aug 13

FoodHackers @ Farmigo

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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!

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Aug 05

David Yow Book Launch @ WORD Brooklyn

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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.

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Jul 30

Street Up with Transportation Alternatives @ Raven’s Head Public House

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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.

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Jul 14

Just Food’s Kegs & Kluckers @ The Brooklyn Brewery

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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.

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Jun 16

Artists on Artists lecture Series: Frances Stark on Robert Ryman @ Dia: Chelsea

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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:

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Jun 13

Beerprov @ Webster Hall

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Mark your calendars: BeerProv, one of Canada’s funniest live comedy shows, returns to New York on Friday June 13, 2014 in the Marlin Room at the historic Webster Hall on the Lower East Side. BeerProv is the one of a kind comedy experience that serves up plenty of beer and plenty of laughs. It’s the live comedy show that allows the audience to control the fate of the performers. A cross between Whose Line is it Anyways? and The Hunger Games – comedians compete in classic short form improv games and are systematically eliminated by audience vote until only one improviser is left standing. The winner is given the honor of drinking beer from the BeerProv Mug of Champions. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance as this show will sell out well before the doors open.

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Jun 11

After-Dark Theater: Our Town @ Green-Wood Cemetery

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Wednesdays – Saturdays, June 11 – 28
Brooklyn Brewery beer available at the bar on Fridays and Saturdays

Enjoy a classic piece of American theater amidst the timeless beauty of Green-Wood Cemetery. Our Town tells the story of Emily Webb and George Gibbs of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, a small New England town at the turn of the twentieth century. But the lessons of Grover’s Corners stretch far beyond the sleepy town, as the play touches on the beauty of life, the randomness of the universe, and celebrates spirituality and the importance of memorials and memory. Deeply rooted in American and social history, Our Town fits in perfectly with Green-Wood’s own history and the hundreds of thousands of personal stories memorialized across its beautiful landscape.

As the sun sets on Green-Wood’s stunning 478 acres, you will be immersed in a fresh new take on this American classic, helmed by innovative director James Presson. Presson is a graduate of the theatre programs at Fordham University and Moscow Art Theatre. He serves as the co-Artistic Director of Less Than Rent Theatre, a position he has held since it was founded in 2010, and is the recipient of the 2013/2014 Dramatists Guild Fellowship for the book of his musical, Outlaws.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 on the day of. Purchase your tickets here:

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Jun 11

Party for the Park @ The Boathouse in Prospect Park

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Join The Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate the return of warm Brooklyn nights at a cocktail party set inside one of the Park’s most beautiful locations, the historic Boathouse. For one eve only the Boathouse will be turned into The Lullwater Lounge. Designed by Patina Vintage Rentals, this modern day speakeasy will feature the sultry sounds of jazz-era band The Smoke Rings; bespoke cocktails from Clover Club, Cooper Spirit Co., and Dutch Kills created with local spirits by New York Distilling Company, Slow & Low Rock and Rye, Illegal Mexcal, Creme Yvette; craft beers from Brooklyn Brewery; and amazing food from Calexico, Fleisher’s, and Whole Foods Third & 3rd. Tickets are $125. All proceeds benefit the Prospect Park Alliance’s work to preserve and maintain the Park.

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Jun 02

Slideluck Tel Aviv III @ Brown TLV Hotel

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It’s time again for everyone’s favorite slideshow-meets-potluck, and this time it’s touching down for the third time in Tel Aviv. On Monday, June 2nd, Slideluck will bring it’s trademark mix of art show presentation and communal dining to Brown TLV Hotel. Doors open at 6pm; art show starts at 8pm. We’ll bring the beer; you bring a dish.

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