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As you’ve probably heard, next weekend’s Escape Music Festival has left Red Hook and sought refuge on the welcoming shores of Governors Island. While we’re a little bummed we’ll have to go to a whole different island to get there, we believe once a Brooklyn festival, always a Brooklyn festival, which is why we’re sending a very lucky email subscriber (and their very lucky friend) to Escape Music Festival with a pair of two-day VIP passes that would normally run you $259 each. We hope you also read that in Oprah’s voice. (more…)
Hang this on your wall: “Lehigh Valley at Red Hook” by Ella Yang
Shout out something right now. Hear that? That’s the echo from your bare walls, you bum. Yeah, sure, you just painted… three months ago. No one is going to want to sleep with you if your room looks like a monastic cell. And, no, you cannot put that Bob Marley poster back up. You have to get some real art. And don’t complain that you’re too poor, because the Brooklyn Art Council’s AccessArt affordable art show is this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. The sweet deal is, every piece of art costs either $100 or $200. For just $25, you can browse through all the art from some of Brooklyn’s best artists, and every sale goes towards funding the BAC’s efforts to provide grants, professional development and other help to young artists. (more…)
You have a big blank space on your wall, and it’s starting to get to you. You need something to put there, but what? Fortunately for you, BlankSlate, the company behind Brooklyn Poster, is giving away posters to five lucky winners. Don’t sit around thinking about it though, because today is the last day to enter the contest!
The grand prize is a a 24″ x 36″ giclée print with a $150 retail value. This giclée print is individually printed in Bushwick, offers super high-resolution, and is printed on a high quality matte paper. Second prize is a 18″ x 24″ giclée, $70 retail value, also printed on a high quality matte paper. Three runners-up will get a 24″ x 36″ offset poster printed in Park Slope, printed on 100-lb 55 percent recycled paper.
If you haven’t already entered the giveaway contenst, what are you waiting for? You can’t win if you don’t enter! Increase your chances of winning by sharing the news on Twitter and Facebook. Want to see the illustration on a t-shirt? Tweet at @BrooklynPoster and let us know. Sign up for the Brooklyn Poster newsletter to stay updated about our news, promotions and more merchandise, like our new Brooklyn notecards.
Just when you think we couldn’t give away more awesome stuff: we’ve got two tickets to Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan’s comedy tour appearing at the Bell House this Sunday. You might know them better as Farva (LITER A COLA!) and Mac (Meow sir, do you know how fast you were going?) from Super Troopers. They’ll have you laughing with some original comedy, Broken Lizard movie trivia, and strange stories from Beerfest.
You must be an e-mail subscriber to win. It’s free and easy: fill in that little box to your right that says “JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST” and click subscribe. In the newsletter we’ll send out later today, click the link to enter. That’s all you have to do. We’re drawing a winner tomorrow at noon.
Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. After this contest is over, we’ll have many more giveaways and lots of useful Brokelyn info.
Carpingo is Brooklyn’s car sharing community. Cars by the hour or day, available 24/7.
Just a reminder folks….
We have teamed up with Carpingo to give one lucky reader a Friday-through-Monday car share and a $500 gift certificate* to the Inn at Lake Joseph, a beautiful upstate retreat near Forestburgh, New York. Finally you and your honey can flee the concrete jungle for grass, trees, and a body of water that isn’t the Gowanus Canal.
Carpingo is New York City’s only home-grown hourly car sharing company. Their service is easy – reserve a car online for when and where you need it, and it’ll be there. No lines, no paperwork, no office hours – just unlock and drive. Cars are available by the hour or the day, 24/7. Carpingo will even cover gas and insurance.
So get out of those pajamas and enter our contest by submitting your email below, and as usual – earn extra entries by following/liking/retweeting and referring friends! It’ll be the perfect way to usher in the warm weather and support a great new local business.
*Applicable to room rate only. Gratuity and taxes not included.
We know you brokesters love your bicycles, so we’ve got good news: we’re giving one away. No, we didn’t scrounge up a vintage Huffy with pegs and streamers (that’s so last year). We got our hands on a sweet new game-changing commuter bike from one of the coolest and most conscientious bike makers around: VANMOOF.
VANMOOF, headquartered in the Netherlands (yeah, the country that managed to essentially ban cars from one of its towns), is dedicated to bringing bicycles back to power. In this vein, it has produced the ultimate city bike: the VANMOOF 5. It’s made of light-weight aluminum, so you won’t get a sweaty back after riding over the Manhattan bridge; it’s got an integrated chain lock, so you’ll never lose it; and it’s outfitted with super-bright, pedal-powered Philips lights that are nicely integrated in the frame. The only thing you ever have to do to see and been seen, is hit the switch.
Did we mention this thing looks awesome? Don’t just take our word for it. VANMOOF has won serious design awards for its bikes, including the prestigious Red Dot award and the Dutch Design Award; and the VANMOOF 5 has received the EUROBIKE and BikeExpo awards, among many others.
One of you lucky readers is going to take this baby home. So what are you still doing here? Opt into the contest by giving VANMOOF your email below and earn extra entries by following them on Facebook & Twitter and sharing the contest with your friends.
Kimberly Hébert-Gregory as Sister Sweet (seated, in background), Toni Lysaith as Chazz Morningstar, Jules Brown as Flik Royale, and Clarke Peters as Bishop Enoch Rouse in Red Hook Summer.
To think that without Spike Lee, the depictions of Brooklyn in popular culture we’d be stuck with would be this and this (shudder). Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer drops in NYC this weekend and it’s being anticipated as a the director’s big return to capturing Brooklyn life on screen. The film even features Mookie, the pizza-delivering protaganist from Do the Right Thing. The story follows a kid who moves to the Red Hook projects to spend the summer with his Bible-thumping grandfather (Clarke Peters, of The Wire), with a big twist at the end that apparently divided Sundance audiences. But you can be one of the first to see for yourself: We’ve got four pairs of tickets to giveaway to screenings starting this weekend! (more…)
If all the rest of these ideas for taking your sweetie out/finding someone to at least Band Aid over your shattered heart for V-Day have failed you, we’ve got one more big chance: our friends at the skint are presenting this Sunday’s special Tell Your Friends (With Benefits) Valentine’s Day show at the Bell House, and we have a pair of tickets to give away! The show is hosted by Liam McEneaney, and features Wyatt Cenac of The Daily Show, Hari Kondabolu (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Presents) and Ashok Kondabolu (of Das Racist), Jessi Klein (Best week Ever, Saturday Night Live) and Victor Varnado (writer for Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien), with musical guests Bridget & The Squares. Plus, the first 100 people get a free Robicelli’s cupcake! (more…)
You there, bothering your coworkers and friends with your ceaseless tide of groan-inducing puns: did you know there is a support group for people like you and me? It’s called Punderdome 3000 and it’s returning this Monday at Southpaw in Park Slope. The ‘dome is a night of sheer concentrated silliness, the kind for which you would normally be roundly booed and ejected from your dinner table. You get a topic (say “Will Smith”) and then 90 seconds to come up with a pun, or many puns (“They connected Will Smith to the crime because he left behind fresh prints“), and then deliver them to the audience, which picks the winner. You’d be competing against well-versed punsters, including several from the Brokelyn stables. It’s normally $5 to watch or compete, but we’ve got 10 tickets to give away, and naturally, since Brokelyn is a pun on its own, they’ll go to the best punsters. Make sure to wear your big shoes, because winning this thing is no small feat. Read on! (more…)