Save $30 on a trip like this Fall foliage hike. Via Facebook.
We got a heads-up that Discover Outdoors, one of New York’s outdoorsy guided tour companies, is offering a special deal. If you donate $20 to the new Discover Outdoors Foundation between now and Friday, you get $30 off any upcoming Discover Outdoors trip. They offer anything from wine tasting sojourns to volunteer trips to Africa. But what we like most are the guided hikes to parks throughout the northeast for all skill levels that include transportation. (more…)
Don your flame suit. The New York Sports Club is jumping on the Young Adult bandwagon by bringing back its free Hunger Games-inspired fitness class. The training includes using a bow to practice hunting your fellow man work your upper body and training on a super-steep treadmill, we suppose to outrun rabid Tyrolean farmers. The whole program is open and free to everyone, but since it’s available Monday and Friday during work hours, only school-age children could possibly attend… Remember, if you are selected to represent your district in a future post-apocalyptic fight-to-the-death spectacle, don’t waste time reaching for the quiver.
Touch glasses and souls at LivingSocial’s BeerFest!
Feel a deep emptiness in your life? Have an yawning cavity of loneliness that just won’t stop hurting? There’s only one solution. No, it’s not turning to the faith that your parents raised you in. It isn’t giving back to the community or volunteering. And it sure as hell ain’t climbing a mountain to consult with a yogi. It’s booze, dummy. Grab your cups because we’re giving away one of our newsletter subscribers something awesome: two VIP passes to LivingSocial’s BeerFest at One Hanson Place!
That’s right — our newsletter contest is back. The winner gets to take a friend to any one of the three party sessions happening on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. These tickets, worth $60 apiece, give you: (more…)
The McCarren Park ice rink opens up today. And if there is anything we’ve learned from late-80s/early-90s romantic comedies, it’s that ice skating is the perfect place to take a date. If you’re good at it, you can show off. If you’re bad at it, you’ll have an excuse to hold hands.
When you’re done doing triple-lutzes (or falling on butt-ses), you can go warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate. We found five great, cozy cafes within walking distance of the rink where you can cuddle up with your guy or gal and sip cocoa like kings. (more…)
Hang this on your wall: “Lehigh Valley at Red Hook” by Ella Yang
Shout out something right now. Hear that? That’s the echo from your bare walls, you bum. Yeah, sure, you just painted… three months ago. No one is going to want to sleep with you if your room looks like a monastic cell. And, no, you cannot put that Bob Marley poster back up. You have to get some real art. And don’t complain that you’re too poor, because the Brooklyn Art Council’s AccessArt affordable art show is this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. The sweet deal is, every piece of art costs either $100 or $200. For just $25, you can browse through all the art from some of Brooklyn’s best artists, and every sale goes towards funding the BAC’s efforts to provide grants, professional development and other help to young artists. (more…)
The horror…the horror…exterminate the blutes. Photo by Mary Dorn
Heed the siren’s call, car drivers. In an attempt to destroy Detroit for good, Citi Bike has jumped on the Groupon bandwagon by offering a chance to save more than half on their bike sharing service. If you think $10 for that infrequent 24-hour pass is too much (like we do) and can’t justify $100 on a twelve-month subscription, then check out the four options they offer, especially the $45 for ten passes deal. Decide soon, because the deal expires in a couple of days. (more…)
Today is Veterans Day, a holiday to honor the men and women who have fought in combat while serving in the armed forces. Woodrow Wilson officially declared it a holiday to “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service,” and was originally designated Armistice Day, the first anniversary of the end of World War I (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
Armistice Day was changed by law to Veterans Day in the 1950s after the Korean War once we realized that “the war to end all wars” failed to do just that. But why lump all veterans under one holiday? The new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway), WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, offers insight. (more…)
There are many ways to be a dick on the subway — blasting music through your headphones, forcing your way in while someone’s getting out, playing that damn loud racing game on your smartphone. Really, aside from staring at the floor and moving to the center of the car, the only way to be considerate on our purgatorial transit system is to read a book. And what better book than “How Not to Be a Dick” by Brokelyn alum Meghan Doherty? We’ll even make it easy. We’re giving away two copies to two lucky e-mail newsletter subscribers.
How do I enter? Sign up for our e-mail newsletter here and wait for tomorrow’s edition. We’ll put a link in the body with the contest details. Click that and you’re automatically entered. That’s it! We’ll be taking entries until Tuesday at noon. While you’re at it, you can enjoy our curated weekend events listings and links to the best of Brokelyn articles that in every weekly e-mail. So, go on, don’t be a dick. Sign up today!