Spring fever! Thanks for the best gala ever

Brokelyn's Eric Silver loves a 2-for-1 deal. Photo by Sarah Bibi

It’s hard to say what was the best part of our Country Club Spring Gala last night at Public Assembly: was it the double open bar? The banjo-strumming antics of our hosts? The mad-fab gaggle of raffle prizes we eagerly handed out, including a sweet new bike? The beer-bottle-mounted moustaches from Scoutmob? The tasty tacos from Brooklyn Taco? The sweet tunes of our DJs who ensured the dance floor was extra makey-outey? Or maybe it was that we got to spend the evening with 300 of you fine (and fancily dressed!) readers, who patiently waited on line to support your the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and your favorite budget bloggers. Check out our photos from last night by Brokelyn’s Timothy Krause, and see more from Clay Williams of the Examiner (a raffle winner himself!), and check back for more pics from the photo booth soon. Lots more thank yous and hangover-tinged love below:

Thanks for the great job from our hosts, Brokelyn’s own Sue Smith and her banjo-playing buddy Andrew Geske, and DJs Mike Gabry and Adam Mandel; and props for the delicious grub from Jesse and Erica of Brooklyn Taco Company (tell em Tim said to order the spicy vegan). Scoutmob brought their awesome deal wrangling skills and these awesome mustaches. At the open bar, Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Gin got the night started right with lots of lager to go around and much appreciation to Joe from Brooklyn Gin for whipping up those tasty red cocktails.

Scoutmob reppin' the staches. Photo by Timothy Krause.

Our party would be nothing without our banging raffle participants: each one of these businesses gets the Brokelyn seal of approval for contributing to the cause and supporting our mission that you don’t need to belong to a real country club to enjoy all the bounties Brooklyn has to offer. Even if you didn’t win one of the prizes, stop in sometime and tell them Brokelyn sent you!

ColonieBrooklyn Brainery; Park Slope ComputersLaundryLocal.comGuactacular from NachosNYBQT ShirtsSweet MelissaGoodYoga; Fresh Fanatic (thanks for the extra pre-party grub too!); MyClean.comCrest HardwareBrooklyn Outfitters;Rose Red and LavenderNYCPetHigh Horse SalonTrader Joe’sGreenpoint CoworkingVerde Coal Oven pizzeriaBrooklyn BouldersBreuckelen Distilling CompanyCalexicoBrooklyn Bowl8 of Swords tattooBody by Brooklyn; The Meat HookRide Brooklyn and Brooklyn Winery.

Brittany Griffin, our best-dressed winner

And of course, sincere thanks from the bottom of our cash-strapped hearts to all of you who came, danced, bought raffle tickets, tweeted, popped collars or just had a good time with us last night. Team Brokelyn’s writers and photographers spend countless hours volunteering their time to bring you journalism to make your life a bit easier and a lot more fun; to see so many like-minded people show up to support us makes it all worthwhile.

(Oh, and PS: Genevieve Caron, if you’re out there, we found your wallet at the bar; and if you lost a green shirt with a a diamond pattern and a zipper down the front, we have that too!)

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