bam movie marathon

Finally, Clueless will get the appreciation it deserves.

Charity marathons are a good idea in theory, but in practice? All that running, all that training, and it’s all on top of the time you spent hectoring people for money for whatever charity you’re trying to help. Better to spend time hectoring people for money and then sitting down to watch movies for 24 hours straight, which is a thing you can do now thanks to BAM’s 24-hour movie marathon in September. The only training you’ll need to do for this is watching Netflix late at night and making sure you stay awake. (more…)

07/10/14 9:35am
greenlight bookstore

It’s like this, but coming out of your computer. via Facebook

People love books, or at least they like to tell you they do at parties. People also love podcasts, they usually don’t even fake that one. So, beloved Fort Greene shop Greenlight Bookstore decided to combine those two things that people love into one thing we should wind up loving, with their own podcast, The Greenlight Bookstore Radio Hour. The good news? Listening to it is free. The also good news? Every show comes with a discount code for 15% off Greenlight’s online store. Suck on that, Amazon. (more…)

07/03/14 12:52pm
4th of july rain

There are dark forces working on the edges of our Independence Day celebration. Photo by Tim Donnelly

Before we get all wrapped up in celebrations of the jobs report, celebrations of America and violent arguments over whether a hot dog is in fact a sandwich, we need to deal with an inconvenient truth: the chance of rain on July 4 is 100% right now according to Weather.com. Nature, for some reason hates America. Of course, if you have the day off on July 4, you’re still going to want to do things, so we’ve got a roundup of some indoor celebrations in case this darkest of weather predictions comes true. All that being said, Mother Nature ought to remember that America is a nation armed with 2200 nuclear warheads and we’d certainly hate for something to happen to this nice planet if the weather didn’t play along with our holiday weekend. (more…)

07/03/14 9:03am
4th of july fireworks

AMERICA. via Flickr user Ann Althouse

1. The fireworks are back on the East River after their hiatus on the Hudson. Here are the best spots to welcome them home. (Friday)

2. We’ve rounded up the best ways to be patriotic and frugal this 4th of July. (Friday)

3. Celebrate all kinds of art and flop around in a kiddie pool at Artwork$ Festival. (Saturday) (more…)

06/27/14 10:33am
nathan's hot dog contest

It’s time. via Nathan’s

The land of the free can truly be the land of the free (and cheap) July 4th next Friday, with plenty of awesome no and low-cost patriotic events to celebrate America’s independence. We’ve got you covered for the East River fireworks, so check out the other awesome free and cheap things to kick off your three-day weekend! (more…)

06/18/14 3:50pm
brooklyn summer movies

Yeah that’s cool, see movies indoors. We’re gonna hang out in Canal Bar’s backyard with Patricia Arquette and True Romance

It’s getting might hot out there, so you might be thinking all you want to do is hole yourself up in a dark movie theatre with its sweet, sweet air conditioning. The thing is, that costs money, and Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t come out until August. How do you entertain yourself until then and stay cool? When the sun goes down, these outdoor movies light up Brooklyn’s parks and bar backyards, so we think you should take advantage. After all, when it’s winter and there are no more outdoor movies for free, you’re gonna WISH it was 100 degrees out. (more…)

06/16/14 7:00am
brooklyn dog runs

Your pup will jump for joy when you bring her to one of these dog runs or off-leash areas. All photos by Kirsten White

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You and your mutt can only play fetch for so long in your apartment’s 10 feet of common area before you’ll both literally run into the wall. Now that it’s summer, you’ve got no excuse not to get off your haunches and bound into the great outside! Whether catatonic in the coffice or comatose on the couch, you’ve both been cooped up for too long and are in great need of some Vitamin D(og). Don’t despair, we’ve made a list of seven of our favorite North Brooklyn dog runs and off-leash areas where you both can run around free.  (more…)

06/09/14 1:12pm
world cup brooklyn

You’ll see all your favorite soccer stars, like Arriaga, Arriaga II and Barriaga. via Facebook

So … you weren’t able to swing the cash to head down to Brazil this summer for the World Cup. But instead of being jealous that you aren’t laying by a beautiful beach and partying in between soccer matches, be happy you don’t have to look far to find a great place to watch your favorite team duke it out for arguably the most important trophy in the world. We’ve rounded up the best bars from all over Brooklyn to catch the games, without breaking your balls. (more…)

06/09/14 10:36am
sisqo summerstage

SisQó’s gonna be in Brooklyn, on thong patrol. via Facebook

1. The powerHOUSE arena launches a novel about an Afghan girl who lives as a boy. (Monday)

2. The side ponytail finally gets the attention it deserves at this comedy show. (Monday)

3. Talk with entrepreneurs in energy conservation and weather preparedness. June’s the first month of hurricane season, so maybe they’re on to something? (Tuesday) (more…)

06/05/14 1:43pm
brooklynettes

This could be you next season. Not shown: The Net’s 6-43 record. via Facebook

Give me a B!  Give me an R! Give me a chance to shake it in a skimpy sparkly costume in the Barclays Center?  Check.

In case you miss your old middle school cheerleading days, or if you missed out on the spirit squad all together, your chance to break out your spirit fingers and relive teenage glory has arrived. because The Brooklynettes, the Nets’ dance squad, are holding open auditions this month. (more…)