07/29/15 12:00pm

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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

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

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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…)

06/09/15 12:00pm

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Sponsored By Poached Jobs.

The best damn jobs for the Food and Drink industry.

Created By BlankSlate

New York City is one of the most restaurant-dense cities in the country, meaning that it’s also packed with servers vying for jobs in an industry notorious for turnover. Navigating Craigslist can be a chore, with restaurant owners finding it tiring to sift through unqualified workers, and servers feeling lost in a sea of candidates.

Peter J. Bro and Kirk Thornby have launched the solution, Poached Jobs. Built by the industry for the industry — Bro owns a number of restaurants in Portland — the site has everything you need to find or fill a food services job quickly and efficiently. (more…)

06/01/15 12:00pm

New Views: Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes, the 11th annual summer benefit party for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, returns on Wednesday, June 17, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. A stellar line-up of Brooklyn restaurants and dessert makers will be serving unlimited portions of their best dishes at Glasserie in Greenpoint.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative June 25, 2014 © Julienne SchaerNew Views 2014 at the Duggal Greenhouse

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway.

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

Created By BlankSlate

This year New Views: Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes will feature snacks from The Gorbals Brooklyn, Diviera Drive, Isa, Cow & Clover, Baba’s Pierogies, Le Fond, El Almacen, Glasserie, Miranda, Watty & Meg, Backyard Restaurant and Bar, Vendome Macaron, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies, Margaret Palca Bakes, and more!

Guests will be entertained by a carnival of truly unique performers such as ventriloquist Carla Rhodes & Cecil Sinclair, aerial performers Cirque Central, classical mime Gregg Goldston, tarot card reader Jardy Clemente, and other surprise acts to be announced. The main stage will feature performances by Raya Brass Band and Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective. (more…)

05/28/15 12:00pm

AirBnB Host Portraits and Recomendations

Sponsored By Airbnb.

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace allowing anyone to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

Created By BlankSlate

Ever thought about renting out your home on Airbnb? With hosts in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries, Airbnb allows travelers to forgo impersonal hotel rooms in favor of private homes.

The popular home sharing website has a lot more to offer hosts than extra income (although that doesn’t hurt). By listing with Airbnb, Brooklyn residents can create lasting friendships with people from all over the world. Airbnb hosts can serve as hyperlocal ambassadors, introducing people to their neighborhoods and encouraging visitors to spend money in their community.

An added benefit? Your earnings just might help you pursue your dream job. (more…)