Have you heard the phrase “saying you’re a writer in Brooklyn is like saying you’re an actor in LA”? Kinda funny but not exactly true, as there’s nothing stopping you from writing whenever you feel like it, and lots of people in Brooklyn blog, pitch, publish, Tumbl or Moleskine away every day. We’ve got loads of events and workshops that let you do more than scream into the abyss too. Tonight is our favorite type: the free-booze kind (is there any other?). Her Girl Friday, a new Brooklyn support group for women in journalism and non-fiction storytelling, is hosting its inaugural networking event at Brooklyn Winery featuring speakers Annia Ciezadlo, a former correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Baghdad; Amy O’Leary, deputy news editor for The New York Times; and Jessica Devaney, communications and production manager at Just Vision. The free even starts at 7. The first 40 people get a free glass of wine, but the networking is unlimited.
On a sweltering Labor Day in a summer that seems to only be getting started, politicians and dancers alike waved and shimmied their way across Eastern Parkway for the annual West Indian Day Parade (a special kudos to gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout for her standout dance skills). With piña coladas and nutcrackers in hand, the […]
Damn, it’s September already, which unfortunately means the summer is coming to a close and the return to a depressing life of sweatshirts and flannels and bundling up. Let’s not focus on that though. Let’s focus on squeezing the last bit of life out of this summer, which lasts until September 21, and enjoy it […]
Ride Brooklyn is having a sale on bikes, along with clothing, gear, parts and wheels at its two locations: Williamsburg and Park Slope. Mention Brokelyn for added savings on clothing and accessories.