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Bid for Brooklyn & Support the Provincetown Film Society

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Don't be that guy at the auction.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I’d like to visit Brooklyn Brewery, but I need to save all my money to support my local film society”? Well now you can kill two birds with one charitable stone by bidding on our item in the Provincetown Film Society’s Black Friday Auction.

If you win our lot you get to come hang with us at the Brewery and learn about our history and beer first hand. The two person package includes a VIP tour of the Brewery, a 1-night stay in a local Williamsburg hotel, a $100 gift card towards dinner in Brooklyn, and a whopping 1-year supply of our beer (12 cases).

Plus the proceeds from the auction go on to support the Provincetown Film Society, a wonderful organization that supports local artists and runs the annual Provincetown International Film Festival. It’s an incredible chance to both support the arts and get a behind-the-scenes look at our Brewery in one fell swoop, but you’d better act fast because the auction closes on December 3rd at 10PM.

You can bid on the auction here, and we’ll see you at the Brewery.

SLIDELUCK Catskills Recap

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[Text by Casey Kelbaugh]

[Photos by John Mazlish, Andrew Einhorn,
Casey Kelbaugh, Adam Devine and Michael Duva]

Thank you to the hundred  or more spirited souls who joined us on Saturday August 26th for the launch of SLIDELUCK Catskills! I think it’s safe to say that a good time was shared by all.

 

We began with as bountiful and delicious a potluck as I’ve ever seen. As people filled their plates with heirloom tomato salad, freshly-grilled corn, homemade meatballs, beet couscous salad, Mexican rice, falafel sliders,  grilled salmon and strawberry rhubarb pie, the Rivergrass Trio filled the field with classic bluegrass tunes. Guests pulled ice-cold cans of Brooklyn Summer Ale from the clawfoot tub and sipped Frisco on the rocks. Nobody could resist the dazzling array of raffle prizes donated by our 50 local partners and people strategically angled for the gifts most dear to them. As dusk turned to nightfall, folks unfurled their blankets and  pulled up chairs on the lawn for a wide-ranging and entertaining slideshow of 25 Catskills and Hudson-Valley based artists. And as the last slide crossed the screen and the music began to fade, an unplanned but impressive display of fireworks lit up the lower field, signaling the beginning of the afterparty. With parents packing up their children to head home and dogs running amok, the bonfire in the lower field was stoked and DJ Optimist began kicking out tunes. Simultaneously, my den began filling up with hungry sports fans, slugging EIPAS and tucking into a fresh pan of gambas al ajillo for the Mayweather-MacGregor boxing match. Who knew is was going to be Fight Night in the Catskills?!  Well it was. And after 10 brusing rounds, those that weren’t afraid to face the Autumn chill made their way through colorful fog to the dance floor, their tents, the crackling fire and down to Stony Clove Creek for late night reverie and stargazing.

As we ran out of time for the raffle, so we pulled all the prizes the following morning while streaming everything on an hour-long live stream on Instagram. If you didn’t manage to sit through that excruciating, ridiculous broadcast – our prize winners were notified and posted on the event page. Enjoy your prizes in the Catskills!

 

As well, the winners of the best potluck dishes, secretly judged by JT McKay and Sean B Nutley of bluecashew Kitchen and Pharmacy were:

1. The buffalo-style cucumbers by Mystery Chef, who won a spiralizer slicer and a gift certificate to bluecashew!

2. The tender, freshly pulled pork from Atticus Farms by Kyle Jaster and Aaron Dias win a Messermeister 4″  Chef knife!

 

Thanks to the generous and amazing contributions of our amazing partners and guests, we managed to raise $1200 by selling $5 raffle tickets! All the proceeds were distributed to the Phoenicia Library, the Hunter Library, the Mountaintop Library (Tannersville) as well as the Phoenicia Fire Department, the Lanesville Fire Department (Hunter) and the Tannersville Fire Department!
All of the participating businesses are listed below, please show your support for businesses that invest in community!

 

Please check the Slideluck website to view the slideshows from Saturday’s event. It was a truly remarkable selection of work – thanks again to Spencer Tunick who curated the show with me and to all the artists who participated!

 

And on our Facebook page, we have also published a gallery of images from the weekend from the perspective of five different photographers (John Mazlish, Andrew Einhorn, Casey Kelbaugh, Adam Devine and Michael Duva).

Thank you to all our partners, collaborators and sponsors:

Amy’s Take Away * Atticus Farms * bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy * Brooklyn Brewery * Bou * Catskill Lodge * Catskill Mountain Pizza House * Catskills Seasons Inn * Catskills Yoga House * Cheese Louise * Chichester Farm * Colonial Inn * Dallas Hot Weiners
Deer Mountain Inn * Dominick’s * Emerson Resort & Spa * Esopus Creel * Frisco
Fruition Chocolate * Garden Cafe * Hasbrouck House * Hayfield
Hudson-ChathamWinery *Kate’s Lazy Meadow * Last Chance Cafe * Lil’ Deb’s Oasis Maggie’s Crooked Cafe Mama’s Boy Burgers * Migliorelli Farm * Mossy Stone Farms Mount Tremper Arts * Need Supply Co. * Peekamoose * Phoenicia Diner * Prospect
Radio Woodstock * Rhino Records * Scribner’s Catskill Lodge * Shindig * Sweet Sue’s
The Golden Notebook      The Graham & Co. * The Phoenician * The Town Tinker Tube Rental * Total Tennis * True *Village Hardware * Welch Realty * Woodstock General Supply * Yum Yum Noodle Bar *Zephyr  *  Sandbox Studio * Brooklyn Brewery

 

Thanks for the time and support of everyone involved. We hope to see SLIDELUCK Catskills happen again soon!

 

SLIDELUCK POTSHOW AUSTIN IV RECAP

[Text by Adrienne Lee]
[Photos by Callie Richmond]

Walking up to Austin’s CTC Garden, you’re invited by an atmosphere that is immediately both comforting and stimulating. The music, greenery, lights and laughs have made a cozy bed in this open-air venue. It’s a funky space, succulent-filled with happy colors, and it was the perfect complement to Slideluck Potshow Austin IV.

Austin’s fourth Slideluck oozed a liveliness different from years past. It even lured passersby who were interested enough to join the party. In the end, some 250 people enjoyed the food, sounds, camaraderie, beer and amazing photographic work on Saturday night.

Old friends caught up, new faces met other new faces, and everyone ate. And we ate it all. SLPS-inspired lasagna. Maple-glazed bacon-covered brussels sprouts. Onion and sun-dried tomato tart. Cookies with dotted with mini peanut butter cups. And to wash it all down, we crushed  350 cans of ice-cold Brooklyn Lager.

It was clear from the beginning of the night that the following few hours were going to be kick-ass. Everyone walked in with a smile — not surprising since Austin is made for friendly greetings and compassionate people.

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Buying A Bigfoot Bottle Begets Better Barks, er Parks

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Our pals over at The North Face have been up to some good. See below from Freshness about how you can own a special edition Bigfoot water bottle and improve New York City Parks all in one fell swoop.

From Freshness

If you passed by The North Face store in Soho (last week) on Prince and Wooster, you might have seen a burly man with wild hair crouched in front of a large painting of some ape-like humanoid wreaking havoc upon a city, godzilla-style. The painting would have looked familiar and you might have wondered if it was by the famed San Francisco artist, Bigfoot. Putting that doubt to rest, it was Bigfoot painting in person at the private event for The North Face Bigfoot Collection.

Previously released as an Asia exclusive collaboration collection, the capsule collection of tees, hoodie, windbreaker, duffel and backpack is now available in the US at The North Face Soho store. The collection features classic The North Face items dressed up in Bigfoot’s signature art work in earthy green and brown hues.

Also available with the collection are special edition Bigfoot/Laken water bottles that are sold for donation to the City of New York Parks and Recreation, the Partnerships for Parks Foundation. Other than water bottles, the art that Bigfoot worked on live in the store display window will also be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Catalyst Program of Partnership for Parks.

According to Partnership for Parks, “The North Face donation to City Parks Foundation will support the Catalyst Program of Partnerships for Parks.  The Catalyst Program is a four-year initiative that identifies underserved parks throughout the city and commits to local parks stewardship and programming, community engagement in parks renovation plans, and collaborative projects which empower groups to become long-term waterfront parks stewards and collaborative partners.  In recognition of The North Face’s generous gift and in the spirit of Bigfoot, Partnerships for Parks will work with the artist to engage the community in his local park:  McCarren Park, Brooklyn.”

The collection is available in limited quantities at The North Face Store in Soho, so do drop by and get a great tee or windbreaker for exploring both the concrete jungle and actual greens Bigfoot style.

The North Face Soho Store

139 Wooster Street | Map
New York, NY 10012