09/24/15 12:00pm


Sponsored By TD Bank.

TD Forests: Rooted In NYC is a program spotlighting New Yorkers committed to improving their urban environment and their communities.

Nearly 14 percent of New York City is covered in green spaces, and many of the city’s most verdant spots are right here in Brooklyn.

You may spend a lot of time in the borough’s public parks, especially in the summer, but do you know who’s responsible for creating and maintaining them? According to a recent study from TD Bank, you might not.

The environmentally conscious bank recently released findings from its first “Rooted In NYC” survey, which revealed that 98 percent of Brooklynites believe that natural areas are important to the health of their community. However, more than half (53 percent) don’t know who to thank for keeping our green spaces beautiful and accessible. (more…)

09/23/15 12:00pm


Sponsored By Chef One NYC Dumpling Festival.

Chef One Corp. is a leading food manufacturer in Brooklyn and long time host of the NYC Dumpling Festival.

Created By BlankSlate

We recently discovered that NYC has a DUMPLING festival, a unique opportunity to eat as many balls of doughy goodness as possible. The 2015 Chef One NYC Dumpling Festival is headed to Sara D. Roosevelt Park this Saturday on the first ever National Dumpling Day, from 12-5 p.m.

The annual event features dumplings from around the world. Admission is free, but we recommend investing in a tasting ticket ($20, cash only) which entitles you to four servings from any participating restaurant or booth at the Festival and serve as your entry into the raffle to win some amazing prizes. There will also be live performances, a photo booth, and a dumpling-making class. (more…)

09/18/15 12:00pm

Brooklyn Greenway Half

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), in partnership with South Brooklyn Running Club, presents the Brooklyn Greenway Half — the only half marathon and 5K exclusively on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The third annual Brooklyn Greenway Half will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015.

The Brooklyn Greenway Half takes runners on a 13.1-mile journey along the waterfront on a Red Hook-to-Greenpoint loop, offering memorable views of the skylines of midtown and lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. The 5K course leaves from the Columbia Waterfront District, runs through Brooklyn Bridge Park and turns around at Jane’s Carousel. (more…)

09/18/15 9:05am

Brewskee Ball Full Circle

Do you have the stamina to drink on too many weeknights, the fashion swag to rock a sports league t-shirt and the hand-eye coordination not to injure your teammates? Does your athletic performance improve with intoxication?

Maybe Skee-Ball is for you. Easier than pool and less dangerous than darts, Skee-Ball is pretty much the most fun bar game out there. You don’t need to be good to have fun, and you can hold a beer while you roll.

Give it a go this fall at Full Circle Bar’s Brewskee-Ball League, which offers eight weeks of booze-fueled sportspersonship and high-fivery starting on Monday, Sept. 28. Join by this Wednesday (Sept. 23) and you’ll get an early bird discount:$100 per person (normally $120) or $300 per three-person team (normally $360) through September 23.


07/29/15 12:00pm


Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Movies make for great entertainment, but can they change the world? Find out on Tuesday, August 4, at 7 p.m. at a free film screening at BRIC in Fort Greene. “Interactive Media for Social Good,” part of BRIC FLIX, is an ongoing film screening and conversation series showcasing Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity.

This installment is being held in partnership with Made in NY Media Center by IFP and will be moderated by Elissa Birke, the producer of the Independent Filmmaker Project program “Envision: Addressing Global Issues Through Documentaries.” The evening will feature interactive media works dealing with a diverse range of place-based and social issues.

Brazilian-American filmmaker Luisa Dantas will present Land of Opportunity, a transmedia documentary chronicling the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans. The project takes a thought-provoking look at housing displacement in the wake of natural disaster.

If you’re interested in the history of Brooklyn, you won’t want to miss Southside Stories. Created by Brooklyn-based artist Shannon Caroll, the innovative audio-walk project explores Williamsburg through the eyes of longtime residents. (more…)

07/28/15 1:56pm

Cleanly is as easy as 1-2-3. 1) Schedule a pickup. 2) Valet arrives for pickup. 3) Get clean clothes the next day!

Did you know that in New York City, more than 85% of apartments do not have a washer and dryer? And, the average family does between eight and 10 loads of laundry per week, draining hours upon hours from your life.

Well, there’s good news for Brooklyn residents. Cleanly, an on-demand laundry service just announced its expansion to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Ft. Greene, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, and Downtown Brooklyn to save people time from the hassle of busy laundry rooms, distant laundromats, and the overall time suck laundry creates.  (more…)

07/23/15 12:00pm


Sponsored By Crunch Gym.

Crunch, the gym that makes fitness fun, is now open in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Stop by for a free workout.

Created By BlankSlate

Hey North Brooklyn, we have some exciting news for you: Crunch Gym is now open in Greenpoint. Crunch tries to take the “work” out of workout with fun classes like Zumba, POUND, and Yoga Body Sculpt. Take advantage of their badass trainers, top-of-the line cardio machines, and weight training equipment. HydroMassage and tanning beds are also available on-site to help you unwind after a tough workout. If you’re on a budget (and who isn’t?) Crunch offers flexible membership options that start at $9.95 a month (about 33 cents/day). Check out memberships online, or snag this free guest pass to try it out!

06/24/15 12:00pm


Sponsored By Brooklyn Bocce League.

Play Big Apple is a New York City based Bocce and social club with an emphasis on the SOCIAL.

Created By BlankSlate

Though today’s game would be familiar to the ancient Egyptians, it was the early Romans—using coconuts—who popularized bocce. And via the Romans it spread like wildfire all over Europe. In fact it became so popular that many—the king of Spain, the Republic of Venice, even the Pope—restricted its play because it was taking soldiers away from honing their much-needed archery (and other combat) skills.

“First we finish the game,” Sir Francis Drake is supposed to have said. “then we’ll deal with the Armada!”

Thanks to Italian immigrants (a major component of Brooklyn’s makeup) the game arrived on our shores. Now’s your chance to join the fun. NYC Bocce, “a sports and social club with the emphasis on social,” organizes games throughout the year. But hurry — the last day to register for summer session is July 1.



06/23/15 12:00pm

Sponsored By Make It in Brooklyn.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership serves as champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination.

Created By BlankSlate

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced the inaugural Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit, which will be held June 25, 2015 at locations throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District.

The summit will bring together 300 of Brooklyn’s leading innovators, makers, builders, and entrepreneurs to explore how Brooklyn can continue its ascent as an international center for commerce and culture.

Discussion topics will include real estate, the arts, tech innovation, restaurant management and the future of manufacturing in the borough. The event will culminate with a pitch contest, where Brooklyn startups will pitch their best ideas to a panel of industry leaders with $50,000 in seed funding on the line.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with a real estate breakfast held at BAM Lepercq Space. There will be a food truck lunch and a cocktail hour right before the pitch contest.

Tickets are on sale at makeitinbk.com. Use code BROKELYN at check-out for $50 off full-day passes.

06/16/15 12:00pm


Sponsored By The Camp for Adults.

The Camp is an all-inclusive summer camp program for adults on Connecticut's eastern shoreline. Camp runs from August 21-23, 2015.

Created By BlankSlate

When was the last time you did arts & crafts? How about sailing through the treetops in a state-of-the-art ropes course? Or plunging down a mountainside water slide that dumps you into a pristine spring-fed lake? Well, here’s your chance. On August 21 buses will arrive in both Boston and New York to take campers (and their friends) to The Camp for Adults, located in Eastern Connecticut.

The jam-packed weekend-long program begins on a Friday afternoon. “Take a half-day off from work,” they say. “No one should work on Fridays anyway.”

It’s fun already!

The Camp (“a classic summer camp for adults”) is located along the shores of a private mile-long lake surrounded by 740 woodsy acres equipped with all of your favorite summer camp toys. And for just $300 you can trade the sweaty city for a rope swing over the lake—at least for the weekend. (more…)