Occupy Wall Street has given our collapsing economy a lot of thought. Instead of getting ready for communism or weird corporate/autocratic rule, they’re planning for a future by looking to the past and dragging the barter system out of the shadows. OWS Sustainability and Evolver are hosting a Barter Bazaar and Skill Share on Sunday from 1pm to 9pm at City Life Wellness (75 Frost St. in Williamsburg), featuring workshops on everything from Guerilla Gardening to End Times Candle Making, a live demonstration of an energy bike and a holiday dinner. The organizers encourage everyone to bring their own items or skills to trade at the barter market, so you can finally foist your terrible CD full of acoustic Greenday covers off on someone that values it, in exchange for, let’s say, plumbing lessons. Workshop and vendor space is still available, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or goods to trade.
While the end of summer is inevitably a downer, don’t resort to hibernation mode just yet. We still have one more (albeit short-lived) season of decent weather before seasonal depression officially begins, so make it count! Kick off the fall festivities Spanish style at the Sidra House Rules pop-up bar in Boerum Hill. On Thursday, […]
#deblasio’s New York is shaping up to be a good place for people who like free stuff. Signed into law this past July, municipal ID cards will become available to New York City residents, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The municipal ID works instead of a state ID, like a drivers license (because New […]
Skinny Dennis 152 Metropolitan Ave (corner of Metropolitan Ave and Berry St.) Williamsburg Facebook Twitter Website What it is: Skinny Dennis is a self-described honkey-tonk, a country bar with a warm divey vibe. The brick and wood panel walls are covered in Western memorabilia and there’s free live country music every night. Why we […]