Hold on to your sporks, folks. We’ve secured two Saturday and Sunday general admission tickets to this weekend’s GoogaMooga festival with a $10 food voucher on behalf of American Express Serve. We’re giving them away to a Brokelyn e-mail subscriber. GoogaMooga, Brooklyn’s premiere food and music festival, is making a triumphant return to Prospect Park. Of course, we don’t need to tell you that. If you’re like us, you’ve been obsessing over the band lineup and banh mi potential for weeks. (more…)
UPDATE: The contest is over and the winners have been notified. If you were too late, remember, you can sign up for our mailing list and enter special contests every week just for subscribers. Enter your e-mail address in the box in the right-hand column. We’ll send out a newsletter every week with the weekend’s hot events, highlights from the site, and details about the current contest.
Like scary movies? Then you’ll want to read this. We’re giving five lucky email subscribers tickets to Yelp’s Passport To Downtown Brooklyn Horror and Suspense night this Thursday! These tickets will get you and a friend access to The Dark Side screening, featuring indie horror shorts plus the World Premiere of 5 SENSES OF FEAR from Chiller TV. And Tony Timpone, the legendary Editor Emeritus of Fangoria Magazine, is moderating the Q&A session with the filmmakers after the screening. (more…)
We’re giving away something big to one of our e-mail subscribers: two bona fide Northside music badges worth $160! Northside, Brooklyn’s biggest music and arts bash, is an eight-day festival spread across dozens of venues in north Brooklyn. These badges will give you access to all the music events on a first-come, first-served basis and guaranteed entry to both outdoor shows at McCarren Park: The Walkmen on June 15 and Solange on June 16.
You must be an e-mail subscriber to win. It’s free and easy: fill in that little box to your right that says “JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST” and click subscribe. In the upcoming newsletters, click the link to enter. That’s all you have to do. We’ll be accepting entries for the next three weeks and will announce a winner on Friday, May 24th.
Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. After this contest is over, we’ll have many more giveaways and lots of useful info.
A reminder that you can still enter to win a free consultation and two free counseling sessions with Brooklyn-based certified nutritionist Jennifer Schonborn. With her guidance, you can finally start on a path of healthy eating and happier living.
Jennifer takes a personal holistic approach to improving your diet. In your first one-on-one session, which anyone can do for free, she determines what your overall food and health issues are and establishes goals with you.
With your sights set on an target, Jennifer offers suggestions that will gradually eliminate your bad eating habits and introduce good ones. As you adopt these steps, Jennifer introduces more until eventually you find yourself atop what once seemed like an insurmountable mountain. With discrete changes in your life guided by Jennifer, you’ll be happier and healthier than you have ever been before.
Get ready to improve your body by entering our contest for a free consultation and two free counseling sessions worth $250. First submit your email below. Then, as usual, earn extra entries by following, liking, retweeting, and referring friends. Hurry — beach season is right around the corner!a Rafflecopter giveaway
The biking world has had a tough year what with drug scandals, public denouncement, vandalism, and drivers trying to kill local blog editors. But now we cyclists finally get our share of the limelight: May is National Bike Month! The whole city is is celebrating two-wheelers with a ton of bicycle-related events the whole month. We highlighted some of the best events and compiled links to all of the events. Click through to check them out. (more…)
Any city-dweller will tell you that finding that right apartment is the toughest thing in the world. You’ve sublet-hopped through Craigslist or lived with friends of friends of friends and finally found that perfect apartment with the passable roommate. Then a month passes and the bloom is off the rose. Warning signs start popping up and you’ve realized you’ve made a big mistake. To help you recognize them, we’ve categorized the top 10 best (or worst) reasons you need to move now.
You’ll lose your deposit if your roommate implements his zombie defense system.
If you’re one of the schlubs like me who has to take the train into Midtown for work, then you have probably seen these janky blue cardboard signs pasted onto various subway entrances advertising free wifi at the station. No, this isn’t some kind of crude underground (har har) art experiment. There really is free wifi at these stations, thanks to Governor Cuomo and something called HT CONE. Can’t keep track of where all the stations are? There’s a handy map now. (more…)
Last year we reported that the city will subsidize your home compost bin. What most people don’t know is that the city also runs a massive compost program that diverts thousands of tons of food and yard waste away from landfills. Most of that compost goes to improving city property and community gardens and organizations. But unless you built your own bin, if you’ve wanted to get in on that composting action, you were out of luck. But not now. BIG!NYC points out that the Department of Sanitation will give you free bags of city compost and mulch as long as you use them to beautify public trees lining the street. Those oases of bark and dirt along the sidewalks easily suffer from rainwater runoff, uncurbed dogs, and sheer neglect. With a load of compost and mulch, a weekend afternoon, and a couple of friends, you can finally fix up that shabby patch of dirt outside your apartment — for free!
If you’re anything like us, you mitigated the stress of the endless winter with bacon burgers, beer, and frozen pizza. Spring is finally here, but with it comes the reminder that summer swimsuit season is right around the corner. All that junk food may have gotten you through the cold and the dark, but it’s wreaked havoc on your waistline. If you’re worried about eclipsing the sun at the beach this year, we’ve got a giveaway that can help you eat healthier.
Jennifer Schonborn, a Brooklyn-based, AADP-certified holistic nutrition counselor, helps clients who are either looking to lose weight, alleviate digestive problems, reduce stress, recover from past eating disorders, or who simply want a healthier, more wholesome life.
Jennifer sits down with you first for a free consultation, which you can sign up for here, to determine what your food and health issues are and to establish some goals for you.
Her plans don’t involve crash diets or starvation regimens. Once you sign on for a program, Jennifer breaks your dietary transition into discrete, manageable steps to ensure that your habits change slowly and you move towards permanent healthier food choices. “My approach is to introduce the healthier foods and crowd out the unhealthy foods,” she says.
You meet with Jennifer twice a month for three or six months (depending on your program) to discuss how her suggestions are working and to take on more. In addition, Jennifer offers email support, sample foods, and nutritional guides. And, according to her past clients, this gradual system works.
Jennifer is giving our winner a free consultation and two free counseling sessions worth $250. All you need to do is submit your name and email below and you’ll be signed up for the contest and Jennifer’s nutrition newsletter. As usual, you can earn extra entries by following, liking, and retweeting Jennifer’s pages and referring friends. And even if you’re not the lucky winner, you can still take advantage of her initial hour-long consultation. So send her an email and she’ll gladly help you shake those winter food blues.a Rafflecopter giveaway
They Might Be Giants: Quixotic declaration of accidental existential profundity? No, stupid! We’re talking about the awesome Brooklyn-born band! This writer was first exposed to them, probably like many of my age, in the bizarre Tiny Toons music video episode which featured massive TMBG hits Istanbul (not Constantinople) and Particle Man. A middle-school friend of mine was obsessed with them, which led to my first ever concert, a free TMBG show at Catholic University (back before Y2K could even be imagined). Those were heady days. Alas, there’s no way to relive them… Unless of course you go to their free show next Tuesday at Academy Records. (more…)
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