- Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11249, United States
Events At This Venue
From Brooklyn Zine Fest:
Filling a long-standing void in New York City print culture, zine publishers Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh, in partnership with writer/curator Eric Nelson, present the First Annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. The BZF is a space for creative, independent voices from Brooklyn and beyond to connect with an engaged audience, while making their self-published magazines available to fans and attendees of all ages. This event will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Admission is free.
More than 60 writers, illustrators, photographers, and publishers will be selling their printed matter in all three of Public Assembly’s cavernous rooms, with DJing by Rachel Kowal of music blog Sonic Smörgåsbord. This curated line-up includes zine scene heavyweights like Slice Harvester, Birdsong Micropress, Put A Egg On It, and Ayun Halliday’s East Village Inky, plus local pillars Desert Island, ABC No Rio, and Printed Matter. And newbies too: Tom Blunt is adapting his monthly “Meet the Lady” variety show into zine format for the Fest.
While the event is all ages, attendees 21 and over can enjoy drink specials at Public Assembly’s full bar, including “marzinis” and beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Cubana Social will have a table at the Fest selling coffee, pastries, and lunch items throughout the day. As the weather warms up, the Brooklyn Zine Fest is the perfect place to find some new reading material for those lazy afternoons in the park.
Get ready to throw down at this year’s Hummus Cook-Off at the Sixth Annual Craig Murphey Fellowship Fundraiser, which is being held this year at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly on Sunday, October 14. Contestants are required to fill out an entry form and bring three quarts of their hummus (with appropriate dippables); other hummus fans can come down and purchase a judging card for $5, which benefits the fundraiser. Hummus may also be paired with Brooklyn Brewery beers, the sale of which also benefits the fundraiser. Help us support this noble and tasty cause.
The world’s #1 amateur cooking competition, the Food Experiments features celebrity judges, creative food themes and the chance for one local chef to win a trip to Brooklyn.
UPDATE // OCT 23 And the winner of the Brooklyn Curry Experiment is… the Starr Brothers! See some pics from the curry craziness below:
Brooklyn Brewery is flying the winner of each uniquely-themed showdown to Brooklyn for an elite “Back-Of-The-House Pass” including:
+ 3-night stay at Wythe Hotel (across the street from Brooklyn Brewery)
+ Tasty Tours of our neighborhood’s finest food producers
+ Friday night Chef’s Feast
+ The chance to compete in The Food Experiments Championship at Brooklyn Brewery
Follow the Food Experiments @FoodExperiment, and join the conversation about the Brooklyn Curry Experiment via #BKLYNFoodEx.
Sunday, October 21 @ Public Assembly, 1-4pm
Attendees tweet photos of their favorite bite @BrooklynBrewery with the hash tag #BKLYNFoodEx for a chance to win this homebrew kit. From the Food Experiments: “Cookoff pros Nick Suarez and Theo Peck are excited to present the Food Experiment, an amateur cook off involving Brooklyn’s finest home chefs. Dishes will range from savory to sweet and will feature a main ingredient. Sharpen your knifes, this is a call to all home chefs looking to be named Brooklyn’s next cookoff king or queen. Winners will not only achieve culinary glory, but will be flown to Brooklyn, NY to compete in the National cookoff title, the super-bowl of cookoffs held at Brooklyn Brewery. Do you have what it takes to win?’
Head to Brooklyn Wort at Public Assembly on October 27 to eat, drink, and live your dreams of being a judge. This homebrew competition will feature 25 top-notch home brewers, and the fate of the winner is shared among the judges and the common tasters. Brooklyn Brewery Brewer Stephen Bissou will be one of the illustrious judges faced with having the final say on which of the hopeful homebrewers wins the $1000 prize; your job is simply to taste, react, and eat some great food from Cemita’s. Tickets are $35 for either the 2:00 or 4:00 session through the Brooklyn Wort site.