It’s becoming a tradition here at the brewery to spend one night each month guffawing at Tom Shillue and his cohort of expert storytellers. Tom, if you don’t already know, is a master tale spinner and each month he and our partners, Brooklyn Based put together a program of great, true stories from various raconteurs and call it “Tom Shillue’s Funny Story.” This time they’re bringing:
The show has been a hit so far, and for $10 (including a beer), it’s a real bargain too. Join us on Thursday, April 24th at 8pm for laughs and good times.
In the last several years, downtown Brooklyn has experienced a cultural and commercial renaissance. Much of that is thanks to the landmark rezoning of the district that took place 10 years ago. To commemorate this milestone and celebrate all that is happening in the neighborhood, on Tuesday, May 6th, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will present “The 5×10 Talks,”at BRIC Arts Media House. What better way to showcase the innovation taking place in Downtown Brooklyn than to hear from a few of the innovators themselves – in their own words. Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has invited 5 of these innovators to answer the question, “What’s Next?” Speakers include:
Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot
Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center
Deborah Schwartz, President of the Brooklyn Historical Society
Katherine Isbister, Director of the NYU Game Innovation Lab
Ralph McDaniels, Founder of Video Music Box.
The program will also showcase the cultural community with performances from Soul Science featuring Chen Lo and Asante’ Amin, presented by 651 Arts; “I Hear America Singing,” presented by American Opera Projects; and present an award honoring outgoing Downtown Brooklyn Partnership board chairman, Alan Fishman, for his service to the community. Tickets to this illustrious event at $50, but, until April 15, there is an early bird special, 50% off. Get your tickets here:
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the largest emergency food program in New York City, will host From Farm to Tray on Thursday, May 15th at their location in Manhattan. The benefit is an annual celebration of food at the soup kitchen, challenging both home grown New York City chefs and high-profile culinary names from across the city to produce a Sustainable Menu with local ingredients for each dish generously provided by Whole Foods. The approach to the fundraiser meal is firmly rooted in the approach to food that shapes the soup kitchen’s menu each week: the use of fresh locally grown produce, a commitment to nutritional balance, and the importance of providing a variety of taste and texture. Ticket prices start at $125 for the meal and beverages, including Brooklyn Brewery beer, and are available here:
It’s time again for The Common’s annual gala, The Common in the (Eternal) City, which will take place on May 21st at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. As a literary celebration of Rome’s Piazza Navona, this year’s party will feature music, dancing, cocktails, aperitivos and, of course, beer all inspired by a night in Italy. All proceeds benefit The Common Foundation and their mission to support authors and artists and publish place-based literature and art from around the world. To join The Common at this fabulous fête, purchase here.
There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk – and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. So take a walk on the wild side on Thursday, May 22, join Green-Wood for their Twilight Tour and Catacomb Cocktails. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you’ll stroll through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American culture.
After the walking tour, enjoy drinks and light refreshments amidst the art and greenery. The catacombs will be open for the reception, so you can wander by torchlight, sip your drink, and visit the opulent indoor resting places of Green-Wood.
Tickets are $20 for members of Green-Wood/$25 for nonmembers. Ticket price includes a Brooklyn Brewery beer.
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: