Make sure to mark your calendar for the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Party, on December 4th at Red Star (34 Greenpoint Ave, 7-10pm,). They will be collecting toys and raising money for local kids affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Many people are still without power and many lost almost everything they had. The toy drive will focus specifically on the children affected by the hurricane and attempt to bring them some joy through toys this holiday season.
Open bar/Raffle/50/50 Cover: $20 or a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more (all proceeds to go the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive)
If you can’t make the party, you can drop off unwrapped toys on any East River Ferry vessel, from Nov. 25 until December 16th.
-Vacation voucher good for a 3 night cruise, with your choice of destinations including Mexico, the Bahamas and several Caribbean destinations. Airfare included! -ONE YEAR PASS on the East River Ferry -$75 gift certificate to Calyer Restaurant -$75 gift certificate to Anella Restaurant -At the Corner Barber: Haircut, hot shave, & Amercan Crew Dopp Kit (value $102.00) -At Mousey Brown Salon: Haircut & Pureoloogy hair care gift box (value $107.00) -Two pool passes for the King & Grove Hotel in Williamsburg
This looks like so much fun and a really great way to help out this season!
Show your support for Sandy Relief Efforts with this styling Tee-shirt.
A group of New Yorkers volunteering in the Rockaways and Staten Island decided that they needed to create a platform to raise money for continuing Sandy relief efforts. The result of their dedication and inspiration is Let’s Rebuild NY.
By purchasing a Tee-shirt from www.letsrebuildny.com, you’ll not only be supporting New Yorkers effected by Hurricane Sandy, but looking dapper doing it. I can’t wait to rock mine with my favorite pair of Zubaz pants.
All Let’s Rebuild NY Tee-shirts are produced in NY, and every penny of the net proceeds is going towards supporting those suffering from the impact of Sandy through a partnership with the Red Cross.
• Training Tips for Rescue Dogs @ Empire of The Dog (415 Grand St) 7:30pm-9:30pm, FREE, Seminar with personal Q&A to help acclimate your rescue dog in his forever home. RSVP: Shana (AT) empireofthedog.com
♥ Greenpointers Comedy Benefit For AdoptNY @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, $7, 100% Proceeds + 10% Bar donated, hosted by The Lucas Brothers, drink specials, RSVP
* Show and Tell (And Trade) @ KRRB HQ (99 Richardson St) 7-10pm, hosted by Dan Kennedy of The Moth, in celebration of the author, Benjamin Anastas’ new book “Too Good to Be True,” Anastas will do a reading and trade a signed copy, More info
♦ Bad on It’s Own @ Calico Brooklyn (67 West St #206) 7-9pm, featuring recent works by Amanda Browder & Martin Esteves, RSVP
♦ Patterns, Marks, Repititions @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Work by Eric Timothy Carlson, Jungil Hong, Hiro Kurata
* Skip Macy’s : Acme Studio (FREE) Holiday Photo Op @ Acme Studio (63 N 3rd) 10am-3pm. Acme Studio is building a winter wonderland set for kids to interact with and will have a photog on hand to capture the moment and send parents home with hi-res file. More Info
♥ Rockaway Renegades and Magic Marc present: Aprés-Rescue! @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6-9pm, A disaster volunteer appreciation and unwind party – serving you some relief, “Don’t change. Come dirty.” RSVP
♥ ♫ Bands, Beers & Hugs: Sandy Benefit @ Public Assembly (70 No. 6th St) 1-9pm, 18 BANDS play to raise money for New York Cares Sandy Relief, RSVP
♥ Soup Bowl Fundraiser @ EAT (124 Meserole Ave) 4-6pm, $25, Chose a handmade bowl, enjoy a soup from The Splendid Spoon and a Brooklyn Brewery Beer, All Proceeds Benefit Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, Reserve Your Bowl Now
♥ Mini Pie Social & Hot Toddy Sandy Relief Benefit @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) 5-8pm, Bring mini-pies of the savory or sweet variety to exchange with other Pie-eaters or purchase a mini pie for a small free, all proceeds benefit Brooklyn Community Foundation
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ SANDY BENEFIT ♦ Art Event
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Below is info on the current situation at ADOPT NY
Many rescue groups and NY shelters sustained extensive damage to their facilities, as well as many fosters becoming homeless themselves.
So here’s what we’ve been up to at Adopt NY in response:
We’ve developed a plan to assist our 44 rescue groups as directly and quickly as possible, providing them with the two most important needs: new fosters and new supplies.
What’s needed now are supplies — things like mass quantities of food, animal crates, blankets, beds, toys, etc. Using our contacts in the pet industry, we’re going to get as many of these items for wholesale prices as possible, and aim to have everything shipped out and in our rescues’ hands ASAP.
Together with your help, we want to provide the assistance all our rescue groups who so desperately need.
Then on Sunday (11/18) we are hosting aSoup Bowl Fundraiser at EAT, a fun event we were planning even before Hurricane Sandy arrived for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.
On Friday, I received a call from Omaha, Nebraska. Chris from paypal alerted me that our account was “limited” verging on “restricted” because it is against policy to sell raffle tickets via paypal as it can be in violation of gambling laws! (Don’t freak out!)
All mention of raffle was removed and we continued to fundraise. After uploading a million legal documents and explaining what we were doing, paypal resolved the matter.
That being said, because I cannot say anymore…
If you receive an email from me, it’s because you are randomly awesome! (Randomly awesome people will NOT be announced on the website.)
Thanks to everyone who donated and may the laws of awesomeness be with you!
From 5-7pm, The Diamond (43 Franklin St) is hosting a Chili Cook Off. $12 gets you some fabulous entertainment (after 7) a taste of all chills and one pint of the very rare Hofstetten Hochzeitsbier served from a wooden barrel! 100% door, plus beer special donated to Occupy Sandy Relief Effort.
“…Accepting donations during all public hours this weekend (11/10-11/12) to be donated to the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. Please bring any and all of the foods listed below and put them on the donation pallets by the door as you enter.
Items to be donated include:
Canned (pop top) or boxed soup
Peanut butter and Jelly
Juice or milk boxes
And especially for kids:
Baby supplies/wipes/diapers (size 5 especially)
Snacks for kids
For those interested in volunteering to help clean up the hardest hit areas, we’ll be providing training sessions to ensure that we send down organized and prepared teams. There are safety and health concerns and we want volunteers to be prepared. The sessions — “Operation Muck Out” provided by World Cares Center* — will take place here at our Tasting Room.
Tuesday, November 13,7-8pm will be Team Leaders Training for those who want to get pointers on how to prepare and lead a team to help homeowners clean up, and from 8-9pm we’ll provide basic safety information and other practical information to prepare you to aid in clean up. RSVP: Carla at cvilla (AT) brooklynbrewery.com.
With the ongoing gas shortage and damage and delays to our public transportation system caused by Hurricane Sandy, do your fellow New Yorkers and yourself a favor and bike!
In an effort to encourage biking in Greenpoint, Silk Road Cycles (76 Franklin St) is offering a special to Greenpointers readers with 15% off the purchase of bikes and accessories and 10% off labor for the month of November.
So get a bike or dust off the beater, get tuned up and hit the road!
Silk Road Cycles will join Affinity Cycles (616 Grand St) for a Rockaways Food Delivery Ride. To join the ride: meet at Affinity Cycles on Saturday (11/10) at 9:30am with “batteries, cleaning supplies and food,” to be delivered to the Rockaways on your bicycle.