Kick off Brooklyn Historical Society’s weekend of zine-love with Brain Frame, an evening of comics and zine artists sharing work that’s impossible to put on the printed page. Come on Friday, April 25 and be prepared for costumes, puppetry, songs, and much more. Expect the ambitiously weird! This event is free and open to all.
Join Brooklyn’s Chris Vasquez on Friday, April 26th at Shopper’s Vineyard in Clifton, NJ for one of the first tastes of Summer and freshly bottled Blast! alongside stalwart Brooklyn Lager. Attend this event and be entered to win a Brooklyn Longboard.
Join Brooklyn’s Jill Gibson at Watson’s House of Ales for their Beer Fest, where live music as well as the following Brooklyn beers will be on tap all day:
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Whole Foods will be providing beer pairing recipes for each of their major food departments. They’ll have a full stock of the Brooklyn Brewery portfolio so you can match the best beer to your favorite recipe. Collect them all and see which dish is the most delicious.
Celebrate the official opening of ARE YOU YOU at MoCADA on Saturday, April 26th at 7pm. The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical, and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges fine art, commercial art and the everyday experience — conversations, objects and places. ARE YOU YOU is a site specific installation exploring change, flow and identity.
Here at Brooklyn, we love pie, and we know we’re not alone. In the spirit of pie & friendship, we present: Pie Night. Come to Durkin’s, sample some sweet & savory pies from Bang Bang! Pie Shop, and try some of the following beers:
Brooklyn Summer Ale
Brooklyn Black OPS
Brooklyn Wild Streak
The Mash Beer Brunch will feature a special dish paired with a Brooklyn beer, utilizing Longman & Eagle’s delectable brunch menu. Each order of the Brooklyn Brunch special puts you in the running to win two VIP tickets to all of the ticketed Chicago Mash events. So come, eat early, and clear your schedule, because you might be feasting with us all week.
On Thursday, April 27, Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder and President and author of the forthcoming Craft Beer Revolution, will take part in Food Book Fair’s Food + Social Entrepreneurship, a conversation about launching and leading socially conscious businesses. As the fair so aptly points out: “a natural launchpad for enterprise, small food and drink establishments are an ideal vehicle to employ socially conscious practices.” This has certainly been our experience. Joining Steve on this panel are Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder of FEED and Food Tank, author of We the Eaters and Christophe Hille of Northern Spy Food Co. and Fleisher’s Grass-fed Organic Meats. The panel will be moderated by Alex Postman, Executive Editor of Rodale Books. Book signing with Steve Hindy to follow. Tickets for the panel are available through Togather. Read more about the event and purchase tickets here:
Join Culintro on Monday, April 28th to learn about the intricacies of designing and building Food Halls. Until recently, New York City food aficionados would have had to buy a plane ticket to experience the incomparable delicacies and endless options that exist at classic international food halls. Now food halls seem to be popping up as frequently as food trucks, and on a much grander scale.
The popularity of the Food Hall is not solely based on the food but also on the aesthetic and design. Top designers from across the country have targeted this gourmand culture and have built and created these Food Halls to entice and inspire. Adam Farmerie, Partner at the design firm AvroKO, along with Christopher Jaskiewicz, Chief Operating Officer of Gotham Organization, Inc., will speak about their recent development of Gotham West, as well as a few other under-the-radar projects in development; Renowned designer, Jeffrey Beers, will speak about his work designing the Plaza Food Hall, along with Kristin Franzese, Executive Vice President of Retail at The Plaza Hotel/The Plaza Brand. The conversation will be moderated by Stacy Rauen, Editor-in-Chief of HD Magazine.
And what would a discussion of food halls be without a little tasting. Various items from local food halls will be available for sampling, and Brooklyn Brewer beers will be served. Tickets are $40 for non-members and available here:
Monday, April 28th, 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 Jonathon Monk discussing Alighiero e Boetti.
Tickets are $6, $3 for Dia members, students and seniors, and are available at the door.