One of the best parts of summer is that it is totally socially acceptable to get away with reading deliciously fluffy, page-turning, guilty pleasure books. After all, when you’re sitting on the beach, it’s just too derned hot to think too hard, which is why we can put away the Proust and Sartre until fall and not feel guilty crushing book after book in the Game of Thrones or Dragon Tattoo series. So let’s share! Join us next Wednesday (Aug. 8) for The Bookswappers Club: Beach Reads edition at Bedford Hill in Bed-Stuy. Not only will you get to mix and mingle among some pulpy paperbacks, we’ve also got drinks specials: $4 beers all night! (more…)
No good sumer camp ends without a stack of photo memories of your fellow campers’ exploits, and our party last Thursday is no exception. Make sure to check out the shots from our camp photo booth run by photography counselor Sarah Bibi Gainer; don’t forget to tag yourself and share them with friends! The photo with the most likes by the end of the day on Friday wins a $30 gift certifcate from our friends at Dusty Rose Vintage, which helped provide some of the dress-up props for the booth. I for one miss camp already. (more…)
Rise and shine campers!! We too woke up this morning covered in glitter and friendship bracelets, the Salute Your Shorts theme playing merrily in our brains. We wanted to thank all the happy campers who joined us and let you know we’re currently on the hunt for an airplane hangar or gigantic barge big enough for our next shindig. (more…)
School’s out, the sun is high and the glorious free-fall days of another carefree American summer are upon us. Which means only one thing: it’s time for summer camp!! Tonight is our big Salute Your Jorts! Brokelyn Summer Camp party at the wonderful Crown Victoria in Williamsburg and it’s going to be a great one. We’ve got 30 raffle prizes to give out (including a new bike!), an open bar for the first hour, a cheap boozy bug juice all night, loads of games, crafts and other campy fun. It’s going to be a big one, so before you go, make sure you’re up on camp protocols, schedules and activities by reading these tips: (more…)
The Salute Your Jorts! Brokelyn Summer Camp party at Crown Victoria in Williamsburg is just two days away! To get you excited, we wrote our official Salute Your Jorts theme song (sung to the tune of the Salute Your Shorts theme):part.” Now get it right or pay the price!
Maybe you heard we’re having a party? A summer camp party? And what’s more summer camp than awkward 13-year-olds making out at the camp dance to “Everlasting Love” or looking up and seeing your summer crush doing that with someone who’s not you? Ah, anyway… We need some music for this party, dammit, and so we want to know: what’s your summer song?
You guys, seriously, this party is going to be so fun! Check out the sexy new poster art for the Brokelyn Summer Camp Party by the lovely and talented Meghan Doherty! Don’t forget to RSVP! Games! Awesome raffle prizes! Shenanigans! Spin the bottle! Fridge humping! FREE BEER! And oh so much more. (more…)
Are you and your bunkmates getting excited for the Brokelyn Summer Camp Party on June 28 at Crown Victoria?! That’s just two weeks away, still plenty of time to practice your act for the camp talent show and learn how to properly salute your jorts. We’ll have an hour of open bar lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, games, a photo booth, smores, a talent show, a special cheap bug juice cocktail and of course we’ve got our awesome raffle prizes for you to win: Not only do we have a BRAND NEW BIKE to raffle off courtesy of Ride Brooklyn, but our prize list is growing every day: You can also win a whole weekend at Hotel 718, a Brew Kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop, a four-pack of tickets to Guac Rock from Nachos NY, gift cards to Chip Shop and Ici, and much more! (more…)
Attention campers: The Salute Your Jorts! Brokelyn Summer Camp Party has been pushed back a week to Thursday, June 28th (mostly to accommodate the fact that we all want to go to Deer Tick in Red Hook Park on June 21). Also, with great thanks to Good Co., we have decided to move to a larger venue, Crown Victoria on S. 2nd and Wythe (so much room for activities!) in Wiliamsburg.
Not only is it the start of summer, but it’s also our third birthday party. Festivities start at 7pm, and you’ll want to get there promptly (if not early) to take advantage of the FREE BEER open bar awesomely provided by Brooklyn Brewery from 7-8pm. Crown Vic’s bartenders are brewing up a special Bug Juice cocktail that will be $4 all night long. Plus much more, including a BRAND NEW BIKE we’re giving away! (more…)
The 90s time warp theme to summer this year (see: movies, concerts) has Team Brokelyn nostalgic for the summertime of our formative years. So to celebrate our third birthday, we’re recapturing the pubescent innocence and flirtatious revelry of capture the flag and Bud Ice flavored first kisses by the campfire with an adult summer camp party at
Good Co. on June 21! UPDATE: We’ve moved the party to June 28 at Crown Victoria!
In the spirit of last year’s Spring Gala and the Brokelyn Ball before that, we’ve got enough ideas to make it a sleep-away camp, but we want you to have the time of your life (couldn’t resist the DD reference) so we want your input, campers: Tell us your favorite summer camp traditions you’d like to see paired with copious amounts of alcoholic bug juice. Games? Ghost stories? Activities? Musical numbers? Talent show? Best summer lovin’ stories? We’ll be reprising our kick-ass raffle with loads of prizes from Brooklyn businesses. Tell us what experiences are on your Brooklyn summer bucket list and we’ll wrangle some up for you for the party. (more…)
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