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.
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
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.
Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants, or BABAR for the cartoon elephant enthused, will host a night at the Brooklyn Brewery celebrating restaurants, bars, and the people who run them. The oyster-themed evening, which will benefit Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), will feature feats rarely seen at your standard fete including oyster shucking, a cocktail contest, an oyster and cocktail pairing contest, and ladies arm-wrestling. All will be complimented by the sweet and briny tunes of DJ Oystar. Many of your local favorites will be involved; check out the full list below:
+ The Counting Room
+ Grand Ferry
+ The Richardson
+ Kinfolk Studios
+ Hotel Delmano
+ Teddy’s Bar & Grill
+ The Woods
+ Brooklyn Star
+ Union Pool
+ Soft Spot
+ Nita Nita
Sponsors include Brooklyn Brewery, Chef’s Warehouse, Olli Salumeria, Rappahanock Oyster Co. and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets are $75, and we have a feeling this is not the event to be missed. Get yours here:
Come on by Mills Tavern in Hoboken, NJ on Wednesday, April 30 for the best beer and burger pairing around. The Tavern will be specially crafting burgers go with Brooklyn Brown Ale, Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace.
Join Brooklyn’s Gina Glenn on Friday, May 2nd at Syosset Beverage in Syosset, NY for one of the first tastes of Summer and freshly bottled Brooklyn Blast! Gina is bringing out quite the lineup for your enjoyment. Beers include:
Brooklyn Summer Ale
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Kick off Summer with Brooklyn’s Lindsey Styborski at Limp Lizard in Syracuse, NY on Friday, May 2nd. Celebrate with Brooklyn Can bucket specials, 5 Brooklyn Lagers or Brooklyn Summer Ales for $20, and a rib basket special, 1/2 rack of ribs and fries for $10. Lindsey will also have corn toss going on and plenty of giveaways.
Grab a pint of Brooklyn and stay for the live music; “Hold the Air” will be playing from 6-10pm. Buy the beer and you can keep that glass when you go home. For every pint of Brooklyn you have at Limp Lizard in May, you’re entered for a chance to win Brooklyn crate full of beers and other goodies.