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…)
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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…)
Hey! Remember when we told you about our awesome contest in which you can win free tax preparation from Brass Taxes? And remember how much you HATE doing taxes? Good thing the contest is still going, huh? Because if you win, it’s totally worth it. Instead of taking three-plus hours of your time and $100-plus for TurboTax, you give all your tax documents to Rus, talk about what you do, and, presto, he comes back with a fully-filed return and mucho bucks for you.
Even if you’re not making that much money freelancing now, you can still deduct lots of things on your road to self-sufficiency. Writing classes? Yep. Notebooks filled with sitcom ideas? No prob. Trips to the Met to improve your graphic design skills? You bet. Rus knows what will fly with the IRS and what won’t, so head on over to the Brass Taxes website and check out his process.
If you’re still wary of spending money on a tax preparer, we’re giving away one free tax prep with Rus, a $200 value! Opt in to Rus’s mailing list and you could have your 1099 woes swept away by a kindred freelance spirit. For more chances to win, follow Rus on Twitter, like him on Facebook, tell your friends, or retweet the contest. (Oh, and if you file your taxes with Rus now and win the contest later, he’ll refund your money.)a Rafflecopter giveaway
As we’ve previously discussed, Brooklyn is home to plenty of vegan stick-to-your-ribs goodness. Of course, why should we let professional chefs have all the fun of making food? What, they know better than us just because they’ve devoted their whole lives to it? Our buddies at the skint are giving you the chance to prove your vegan red velvet cake is just as good as a pro’s by entering their Vegan Bake Off, at the Bell House. (more…)
Does your dog get more stares and uh, catcalls, than you do when you take it out for a walk? Or do you at least think it does? Spend more on doggie grooming products than on your own? Well, the Brooklyn Bridge Park is looking for the cutest dog at their dog runs, and it sounds like you’re ready to enter your pooch. (more…)
We’re sure you’re trying to push the memories of the past four years of electioneering, what with polls, percentages, poor debate performances and trying to drink through them. But now it’s all finally over and we can get on with the fact that our taxes have increased thanks to congressional dithering. Oh yeah, and there’s the inauguration on the 21st. If you enter this contest before midnight, January 14th, you could win a free flight to DC, free accommodation, and, unlike the thousands of schmucks standing in the cold, free tickets to the Inauguration Ball. Thanks,
Obama Democratic Governors Association. (more…)
Fifty Shades of Chicken is a double entendre-filled cookbook with recipes like “Mustard-Spanked Chicken” and “Dripping Thighs.” Billed as “food porn you can actually use” — as if there’s unusable food porn —the book goes on sale Nov. 13 for $19.99.
From November 8 – 22, there’s a HUGE book giveaway. Just log in with your Facebook account or email address below to enter to win one of 25 copies of the book. The grand prize is a signed copy of Fifty Shades of Chicken along with two feathery toys from Babeland–a Starburst Tickler and a Pleasure Feather. Extra chances to win are available if you follow @50shadeschicken on Twitter and share the video above with #foodporn.
You can also follow Babeland to keep up with the store’s ongoing giveaways. Check out @therecipeclub to stay abreast of cookbook news and see pictures of delicious-looking food that you are not eating.
Have you entered to win a pair of tickets to Fuerza Bruta? What are you waiting for?! The contest ends at 11:59pm on Thursday, Nov. 8. Enter now and earn extra chances to win by sharing with your friends. Fuerza Bruta will close its New York run on January 6, so don’t miss your chance to see exhilarating 360-degree dance-music-theater hybrid experience that you will never forget.
It takes a brave man to admit when he’s wrong, and I will admit to goofing big in our previous Kindle giveaway: show and tell-themed puns are a bit esoteric, even for a population that supports a healthy pun competition. But we still want to give you the Kindle and we still want you to be excited for and come to our event with the folks at Krrb and Dan Kennedy. So with that in mind we’re changing the rules up a little. You still have to make puns, because we’d like to be entertained, but now they should be of the Brooklyn literary figure variety. (more…)
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