Celebrate 6 years of this, and maybe summon some sun. via Facebook
Ugh, Mondays, amirite? Or maybe not, since all days are really equally bad if you really stop to think about it. That being said, living in a place like Brooklyn gives you a good chance to distract yourself from that fact, because there are so many good things going on. Take these five things, that we found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar: all of these will be so much fun that you don’t ever stop to think about office politics or regular politics or anything beyond pure hedonistic glee. Hooray! (more…)
Get out there and show some pride. Photo by Tom Giebel
Same-sex marriage is no longer a cherry picking situation of acknowledging some couples in certain states, and not in others. We have a widespread EVERY-STATE-COUNTS, #LoveWins party and everyone is invited!
It also just so happens that June is Pride Month, this weekend is NYC Pride, and today June 26, 2015 marks the day in history when the Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage was the law of the land. Coincidence? I think not! Even if it is, no need to get hung up on that when there’s so many great ways to celebrate the occasion this whole damn weekend. (more…)
Can you see yourself getting work done in this guy? via ArtBuilt
We know we’re always kvetching about the dearth of affordable rent in the city—creative workspaces and residential dwellings alike. But we don’t actually want to leave! We just want to see some positive change, or help make them. And now you can, too: this Saturday (June 27), Art F City is hosting a “Stay in New York” affordable workspace conference at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park. It’s an all-day affair chock full of talks, tools and snacks, in the service of giving New York creatives the tools and resources to “find and keep their rents low,” so says the event. (more…)
Instead of commenting ad infinitum on threads like this, go see a live show.
It’s a telling refrain: you just stopped at home to answer some e-mails, and suddenly found yourself flaking on night plans with friends in order to troll reddit, or some such online time-sucker of a website, right? Right. We’re all guilty of sending that “sorry, I’m the worst” text so we could just watch Netflix, stalk an ex on Facebook, start a Twitter war, etcetera.
How about not getting drunk at an art gallery for once? Image via Flickr user spAvAAl
A formerly private art space located on 269 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg will open its door’s to the public for the first time this Saturday, from 3 to 6pm. Instead of serving ice-cold, cheap and terrible tasting beers like PBR or Coor’s Light to visitors, Ran Tea House will be serving traditional Chinese tea.”We use tea as a starting point to try to communicate,” Director Jenny Zeng told DNAinfo about the unique alternative offered to people who visit the gallery instead of alcohol. (more…)
Looks much more fun than watching Netflix all summer. Image via Flickr user gigi_nyc
Put on your jorts, slather yourself in sunblock and cue the Ella Fitzgerald; it’s summer time, kid, and the living is easy. We-e-ll, okay, that’s not entirely true. Summer can be as expensive as any other season, unless you know how to pace yourself. After all, you’ve gota whole 94 days (plus one bonus day we’ve determined the calendar gave us) to enjoy the warmth and the good feelings that come from being outdoors Between co-workers, a significant other, social gatherings and me-time, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed.
Not to fear. Through vigorous research at the Brokelyn offices, we’ve gathered not one, not two, not 39, but 95 things to do—one for each day of summer. They range between the splurge-worthy and the completely free, so you don’t have to shell out every day to make memories. Use this guide as a go-to for how to spend your summer daze, and keep your bank account flush. First up, we’ve got June and July. So strap on your summer shoes (which might just be your shoes) and get ready to get out there. (more…)