The Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive, a local organization that has helped distribute more than 22,000 toys to local children in need is hosting a fundraising dinner at Anella (222 Franklin St) next Wednesday evening (12/13). With two seatings at 6:30 and 8:30, the dinner will feature a seasonal 3-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person, with a carafe of wine included for each table of two. All profits from the night will go directly to the purchase of additional toys at wholesale. Tickets can be purchased here.
Looking for a way to donate this holiday season? For this year’s Grand Street Gives Back, nearly a dozen businesses on the East Williamsburg section of Grand Street are hosting collection boxes at their stores for folks to drop off food items (unexpired, un-dented, non-perishables). All of the food collected will be donated to St. John The Evangelist Church‘s Food Pantry (195 Maujer St). The St. John’s programs offer hot meals and grocery assistance to more than 150 families per week. Check the image after the jump for a list of participating locations, or click here: Continue reading
WHAT: Friends of Leonard Library Book Sale & Bake Sale
WHERE: Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street
WHEN: Saturday, October 21st, 12-4pm
Leonard Library (81 Devoe Street) is having their Friends of the Library Book Sale this Saturday, October 21st, from noon to 4pm! Donations of new and *gently* used books are being accepted during regular business hours, through October 19th.
At our Fall Market this past Sunday, the community came together and helped to raise more than $700 for the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund—where 100% of funds support low-income and communities of color relief and rebuilding efforts.
As we reported earlier this week, the former bartender/manager and chef of shuttered bar The Habitat are also looking for some help after their post-Habitat plans to move to Puerto Rico were seriously derailed following the hurricane. Additionally, local salon The Karcher (72 Greenpoint Ave) is collecting used Halloween costumes, and the proceeds from the sales will benefit hurricane victims. As it turns out, there are tons of upcoming events (including two tonight!) to benefit recovery efforts—so here’s even more ways you can donate, have fun and throw back a drink or two!
Sanctuary: Puerto Rico Benefit Show feat. Mr Twin Sister, CEP, Juri Onuki
@ San Damiano Mission | 21 Nassau Ave
Friday, October 6th | 8pm-10pm
$35, More info
Live Performance by Mr Twin Sister, Ambient Sine Wave Set from CEP (Caroline Polachek), Dance Choreography by Juri Onuki. Beer from The Brooklyn Brewery, The Old Blue Last & Other Half Brewing Company, Wine from Zev Rovine Selections, Kombucha from MOMBUCHA, Complimentary charcuterie w/ ~tipsy condiments~ from Sable & Rosenfeld. Proceeds will be donated to GlobalGiving for both short & long term relief for locals affected by Hurricane Irma & Maria.
Sanctuary: Puerto Rico Benefit Show After Party
@ Magick City | 37 Box Street
Friday, October 6th | 11pm-4am
$15, More info
DJ sets from: Andrew VanWyngarden (@nadrewvanwyngarden MGMT), Noah Prebish & Brother Michael (@noah_spine @brother.michael PSYMON SPINE), Rory O’Connor (@nitemoves Nitemoves / Tycho) Continue reading
Greenpointers, you’ve been a major tight-knit community. You poured in, drank, and reveled in the last days at the Habitat and shared your touching stories with us about our beloved watering hole. And now, two amazing ladies behind the Habitat need your help.
Nicole Orlando and Ashley Engmann were some of your favorite friendly faces (besides the Johns, of course) at the Habitat. Nicole poured your fave beers at the front and managed the bar, while Ashley was the chef behind your favorite dishes (those wings!). When the Habitat was nearing the end of its tenure, Nicole and Ashley were planning a new life full of hope: they would relocate to Puerto Rico for new opportunities. Then, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and now their dreams are on hold. Continue reading
Local salon The Karcher (72 Greenpoint Ave) is seeking your clean and gently used costumes (for kids and adults!) now through Sunday October 15, for a sale on Saturday Oct 21 & Sunday Oct 22, which will benefit hurricane relief. At the sale, costumes will be affordably priced between $5-10.
Dropoff your costume donations at The Karcher | 72 Greenpoint Ave
Dropoff times/open hours: Tuesday 2pm-9pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday to Sunday 10am-7pm, Closed Monday
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get more involved with Greenpoint’s vibrant volunteer community? Here are five ways you can help a hardworking neighborhood volunteer program, the Greenpoint Church Hunger Program on Milton Street, to feed the folks who need a warm meal on these cold winter days.
1. Volunteer in the kitchen on a Wednesday evening between 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m and recreate that winter soup you love to Instagram. You can cook, set up, serve and/or clean, and you don’t have to show up at 3:00 p.m. If you have a day job, show up after work to see how you can help. Continue reading
Many “charity”” boxes are a sham. Your closet is overflowing. Perhaps crochet crop tops and your old high school gym tees aren’t part of your wardrobe repertoire any longer. Here’s some places and bins to unload it all.
Heads up, Brooklyn! There are just 47 hours left in this Kickstarter campaign to support a made in Brooklyn production—an original feature length film called “72 Hours, a Brooklyn Love Story,” created by Reel Works Teens and their professional mentors. The comedy will be an interweaving series of narratives revolving around a boy whose infatuation leads him on a three day journey across Brooklyn. Filming will start in August 2014, with teens integrated into a professional crew and teens acting side by side with professional actors. The film will premiere in January 2015. Show your support!
Northside’s premier DOG COSTUME & TRICK CONTEST is fast approaching. Bring your pups dressed in costumes to Dog-E-Dog‘s 2nd Annual “Howl-O-Ween” tomorrow, Saturday, October 26 from 1-4pm at the McCarren Park dog run.
Last year’s inaugural Howl-O-Ween Party was a blast for dogs, dog owners and spectators alike. It was well organized and really entertaining. Check out some of the awesome and original costumes that were presented last year.
Don’t forget that there is no pre-registration, so come early! The first 50 contestants will be judged. Each contestant is assigned a # and then we proceed like the DMV or the deli: wait for your number to be called.
And bring extra dog stuff to donate to BARC shelter. Toys, food, poop bags, treats, water bowls…Your dog’s “trash” is most likely a rescue dog’s “treasure”!
Finally, don’t miss out on the raffle where you can win amazing prizes of your choosing, including but not limited to, Kate Spade leather bags, bar tabs, Gift baskets for your dog, a grooming voucher, a training session, doggy apparel and more.
Last year’s costumes from top to bottom: 1. Craps Dogs 2.Pussy Riot 3. Three Head Dog 4. WW1 Dog Fighter Planes 5. Sherlock Hound Which one do you think was last year’s winner?
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