01/23/17 4:12pm
March on: Keep the momentum going with these anti-Trump events and fundraisers this week

Signs of protest at the Women’s Marchers in DC on Saturday. Photo by Tim Donnelly/Brokelyn.

You were in pretty good company if you marched in DC, Manhattan, Antarctica or just your own living room on Saturday. The trick now is to roll that energy and momentum into continued action to keep up the pressure on the Trump administration, and on other lawmakers to keep it in check. The good news is, NYC is continuing to give you plenty of chances to protest and raise money for causes like Planned Parenthood, which bodes well for the next four years.

Here’s our latest roundup of anti-Trump events and fundraisers this week; we’ll keep updating it as more come in. (more…)

12/07/16 1:15pm
Via Flickr user wasik.

Via Flickr user wasik.

WELP our dystopian nightmare has entered the “conspiracy theories about Halloween decorations at Roberta’s” stage, so it doesn’t look like things are getting better anytime soon. We’ve been tracking lots of ways to join the resistance, from volunteer opportunities and bystander intervention training to being a DIY graffiti vigilante and attending a 31-hour anti-Trump comedy marathon. We’re just going to keep listing events and other opportunities here: If you know of any we should add, email tim[at]brokelyn.com or tell us in the comments. (more…)

08/11/14 1:47pm
bicyclists' ball

You don’t HAVE to show up like this, but it’d be kind of bad ass. via Flickr user Hugger Industries

If you were too cool to go to your high school prom, congratulations on sticking to your story, but also, here’s your chance to make it all right by heading to the first-ever Bicyclists’ Ball (and Pedestrian Prom), hosted by Transportation Alternatives, the organization that supports cycling, walking, and public transportation in our fair city. (more…)

Although it’s easy to focus on Brooklyn and the problems we’re facing in the aftermath of Sandy, other terrible injustices and tragedies are still happening all around the world. And while you should absolutely volunteer to help those affected by the hurricane this weekend, there are other good causes that need our attention too. This Saturday, a group of 4th grade girls from PS 107 have organized a Read-a-Thon to raise money in support of Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year old girl who was targeted for assassination by the Taliban for her activism in advocating rights of girls in Pakistan to go to school. (more…)

10/02/12 1:53pm

Obama supports your ice cream bailout.

For those of you who might have liked to attend yesterday’s Baracklyn fundraiser at Brooklyn Bowl but had no hope of affording the $250 entry donation, here is a much more low-key alternative. The Candy Rush will be hosting an Obama fundraiser this Sunday from 10am-1 pm, at their shop at 735 Franklin Ave. All you have to do is make a $10 minimum donation (cash or check) and you get free Blue Marble ice cream, BCakeNY cupcakes, and live music, which probably adds up to more than $10 all told.

If you have any questions you can contact Raquel: raquelcrowhill at hotmail.com for more information.

Full Circle Bar, awaiting your skeelz

Our friends over at Brooklynauts are giving you a chance to redeem your skeeballin’ points for more than just mustache combs or ladybug erasers. This Sunday from 5-8, they’re hosting a Skee for MD fundraiser for muscular dystrophy at Williamsburg’s skee-tastic Full Circle Bar (a Brokelyn-certified Beer Book bar!). All proceeds from the $1-a-play skee-ball lanes, along with $1 from each drink and raffle ticket sales go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the non-profit dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. The list of amazing prizes includes 10 drinks at Brooklyn Brewery and some NuNu Chocolates.

And since this is Brooklyn and no party is complete without cupcakes, Kumquat Cupcakery will be giving away their delicious baked goods for the duration of the fundraiser. The event is free, but make sure to bring your wrist guards to avoid skee-related injuries.

10/15/10 2:57pm

Remember Craig Murphey on Saturday while fighting hunger

Hunger sucks, almost as much as oblivious drivers who run down bikers (remember this from last week?). The New York City Coalition Against Hunger is taking on both issues Saturday, hosting a fundraiser and raffle in honor of Craig Murphey, an anti-poverty activist who was killed by a truck in Williamsburg while biking home three years ago. The Bushwick event features an awesome raffle with more than 50 bona fide sweet local prizes, including a $500 gift certificate to 3rd Ward, $200 worth of tattoos and a signed first pressing of the Vivian Girls’ first album. Plus, there’s a hummus (Murphey’s favorite food) cook-off and music, and all the money goes to fight hunger. (more…)

Photo from FunnyChill.com

Photo from FunnyChill.com

You’re only a little more than halfway through the workweek and feeling full-on postal. We understand. So we’re telling you this because, frankly, we’re tired of reading about Steven the JetBlue flight attendant and Jenny the HOPA girl. Take out your frustration Saturday, at Greenpoint Open Studios‘ dodgeball-style water-balloon-fight fundraiser for their big event (Oct. 1-3). It’s $10 to play, which gets you hurling water balloons for a good cause and a sweet raffle ticket to boot. If you’re on the winning team and your number’s drawn, you’ll win half the entire amount raised. (more…)

06/03/10 12:42pm
Photo by Etienne Fromard

Photo by Etienne Frossard.

You’re surely aware by now of the some of the great stuff the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is responsible for. Where else can you watch iconic films while you picnic under the shadow of an iconic bridge? But did you know the conservancy hosts a bunch of other free programming, like educational classes, park-stewardship events, waterfront workouts, boating, bird-watching and seining the river? Of course, all this doesn’t come cheap. So tonight’s your chance to pitch in at the conservancy fundraiser and ensure the East River gem keeps the pleasant nights flowing for years to come. (more…)