07/16/15 4:05pm
King Henry is a man of his word

King Henry is a man of his word

Hey brokesters! We were thrilled with all the enthusiasm you showed to snag free tickets to Saturdays Brooklyn Cyclones game, where we’ll be crowning Brooklyn’s king and queen. Not sure if you remember from way back when our competition was in full swing, but King Henry (aka Brooklyn’s new monarch) had also promised to shine the shoes of the first five baseball fans in line. Well, great news: he hasn’t forgotten. Wear your most scuffed-up pair of black loafers to the game, and get ’em looking like new!  (more…)

07/14/15 8:51am

Market Skyview

Update: The signup is now closed. If you missed out on our Cyclones giveaway on Saturday night, fear not: everything-is-free-for-Brokelyn-readers weekend continues on Sunday at the Long Island City Flea & Food, where you get a pro bono beer as a welcome gift, just for being a loyal reader of one of the finest digital publications in all of Brooklynland.

Our friends at the LIC Flea wanted to show you guys around their market at Hunter’s Pointso they’re offering Brokelyn readers a brew on the house at the beer garden on Sunday, where the Queens Brewery will be doing a residency for the day.

But beer alone does not a market make: LIC Flea & Food also has a fine array of vendors including Dutch Kills Klotheing, which creates t-shirts and accessories focused on the history of Dutch Kills, the brisket and pulled-pork purveyors Butcher Bar and Fiza Fashion, which sells Indian jewelry and other shiny, summery things.

Fifa Fashion, an outpost of all things Indian and boho-chic.

Fifa Fashion, an outpost of all things Indian and boho-chic.

While you’re Fleaing, there’s plenty to do nearby: kayak for free courtesy of the LIC Community Boathouse , soak in some sun at Gantry Plaza State Park along the East River or visit PS1 or the Museum of the Moving Image. (On a less cultural, more personal note: LIC has a crazy paint ball / laser tag place where you can discharge your inner hellfire without your nice Brooklyn friends seeing what a militaristic animal you really are.)

The market is open from 10 to 6 and located at-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. We’ll be there selling our first-ever, world-famous Queens Beer Books, so pop by and say hello. To claim your status as a Brokelyn reader and rightful deserver of free beer, give us your name and check in at the beer garden on Sunday. Cheers!

04/20/15 2:16pm
This could be you, just making everything

This could be you, just making everything yourself.

Spring is here and we’re green with plans for change and personal growth, cutting our jeans into jorts, potting herbs on the fire escape again (despite having neglected them last year and every year before that) and designing our own swimsuits, or at least thinking about it. Well, here’s another opportunity to begin anew: Brooklyn Craft Company is giving away $250 to spend on classes and kits, exclusively to Brokelyn subscribers. (more…)
10/01/14 1:37pm
ra ra riot

You can jump for joy if you win, but please don’t Ra Ra Riot if you don’t. via Facebook

As you’ve probably heard, next weekend’s Escape Music Festival has left Red Hook and sought refuge on the welcoming shores of Governors Island. While we’re a little bummed we’ll have to go to a whole different island to get there, we believe once a Brooklyn festival, always a Brooklyn festival, which is why we’re sending a very lucky email subscriber (and their very lucky friend) to Escape Music Festival with a pair of two-day VIP passes that would normally run you $259 each. We hope you also read that in Oprah’s voice. (more…)

09/10/14 10:14am
michael che

Whether you tell him you think he’s a cutie pie or not is entirely up to you

Hey, remember the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival? We certainly hope so, we just told you about it last week. Anyway, leaving your terrible memory aside, we imagine you saw the news and said “Boy I’d like to go to a show at that festival that objectifies some comedians, and maybe go to another one with rising comic stars.” Well, we are nothing if not obliging to very specific requests, so if you subscribe to our weekly email, you’ll have the chance to win a pair of tickets to A Night of Cutie Pies, featuring Michael Che and Jon Glaser, and 5 Comics to Watch Get on Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch List featuring Jena Friedman and Maeve Higgins. (more…)

08/18/14 9:19am

glasslands gallery

Hey, there you are. via Facebook

Despite the fact that we don’t want it to, summer is ending one of these days, which is a bummer. However, you can look forward to more than just playoff baseball as the temperatures cool, at least if you win this new contest we’re running with the folks at Glasslands.

Remember the season pass that they sell, the limited-run card that gets you into every show no matter how sold out it is and also gets you a drink when you walk in the door? It usually costs $235, but you can skip all that paying nonsense and get one absolutely free, merely by entering below. How exciting! A magic card that allows you access to every show at Glasslands from September 1 to November 30 (and a drink at that show), in a season that includes shows from Dinowalrus and Javelin, a Robyn dance party and the Glasslands 5th Anniversary party. Why are you still reading? Enter now and win!

Win a Glasslands Season Pass for Fall 2014!






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08/13/14 2:40pm
brooklyn beer and wine festival

Look at all the fun they had last year. And you’ll have even more fun because you’ll be there for free! via Facebook

Hey, remember the Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival, that $20 extravaganza of beer and wine going down in Bed-Stuy on Saturday? Of course you do, you’re a hopeless lush, just like us. It sounds great, but maybe you don’t have $20. Good news then, because if you’re subscribed to our weekly email, you can win two VIP passes that get you unlimited drinks during Saturday’s festivities. You’re in for a rough Sunday if you win. (more…)

07/23/14 9:47am
bushwick beverages

See the person on the drinking side? That could be you, over and over again! For free!

You guys have any weekend plans? Maybe a little quiet reading at home, followed by an early bed time? Ha ha, no, of course not, you want to go out and have fun. Bushwick Beverages, the all-day drinking and eating festival going down on Troutman Street on Saturday certainly sounds like a great way to have fun. It’s going to feature the best beer and wine from local distributors and microbrewers, food from local restaurants and plenty of music. One lucky subscriber to our weekly email is going to get to go for free though, with a pair of all-day passes (that usually go for $50) that entitle you to unlimited drinking, ticket system be damned! Not a subscriber yet? Well sign up! (more…)

07/16/14 8:26am
out in the streets festival

Wouldn’t you like to be a VIP at a festival with such good lighting? Photo by Erika Mugglin, courtesy Out in the Streets

Hey, are you guys subscribed to our weekly email? Not only is it a great way to know how you should spend your weekend, it’s also a great way to keep up with our best stories from the week, in case you missed one while you were busy at work. Oh! We also give stuff away from time to time, like this week when a lucky email subscriber will win a pair of VIP tickets to next weekend’s Out in the Streets festival. (more…)