07/12/16 1:00pm
out in the streets feset

Out in the Streets brings rock n roll crowds to a bucolic setting in Ridgewood.

Summer festival season is in full swing and we’re pretty much spoiled this year, as we always are when it comes to music (sorry, mid-sized cities everywhere). We’ve had a bunch of festivals big and small pull through town already and this weekend we’re getting another one that’s one of the chillest, locally grown outdoor fests around.

Out in the Streets fest this weekend takes place on two acres of park land in Ridgewood, with a spectacular view of Manhattan, lush gardens, a bonfire pit, historic sites and a lineup of some of our favorite bands from Brooklyn and beyond: The So So Glos, Frankie Rose, Beverly, Potty Mouth and many more! Two-day passes start at $38, but we’ve got two pairs of passes just for you! Find out how to enter below. (more…)

06/28/16 4:49pm
Brokelyn and the NYC Beach Bus want you to never worry about getting to the beach again. Via Facebook.

Brokelyn and the NYC Beach Bus want you to never worry about getting to the beach again. Via Facebook.

On this Fourth of July weekend, we don’t have a European Union to declare independence from (and then immediately regret declaring independence from). But let us propose another thing to liberate yourself from: The tyranny of worrying how to get to the beach for the rest of the summer.

We will gladly help you in this revolution, because we’re giving away a season pass to the NYC Beach Bus! The bus is our favorite way to get to the the beaches in Rockaway, Jacob Riis Beach plus Fire Island and Robert Moses Beach. It’s easy to win: All you’ve got to do to enter is take an Instagram, which you’ll probably be doing this weekend anyway. (more…)

11/16/15 11:02am
You are going to make so many new friendsicles. via Facebook

You are going to make so many new friend-sicles. via Facebook

Just this past Friday, we told you a catlady craft night was coming to Brooklyn. And while you were Sunday brunching, something magical happened: Brokelyn got its hands on on two shiny tickets to Brooklyn Craft Company’s feline affair — and naturally, we’re giving them away to one lucky reader!

ICYMI in our last post, Catlady Craft Night is a themed DIY crafting party for cat-lovers. Projects will include cat rings, tote bags, needlepoint and more, as well as a kitty-cuddling and adoption lounge hosted by Brooklyn Animal Action. You can socialize with your fellow catladies alongside cocktails and music (Careless Whiskers, anyone?). All crafting materials are provided.

This is a pretty sweet giveaway, since the tickets are valued at almost $200. All you’ve got to do to enter is sign up for our mailing list between now and midnight on Thursday. We’ll pick a name by lottery and announce the winner first thing on Friday. (more…)

05/22/14 4:02pm
brooklyn brew shop

Sign up for our email list and you’ll be able to listen to the nice lady and learn how. via Facebook

Hey guys, are you signed up for our weekly email? We can’t imagine why not, it’s great! By signing up, you get the best stories we’ve run all the week, the best things to do for your weekend, and sometimes there are even prizes. Like for this upcoming email, in which we’ll select a lucky subscriber to win two tickets to the upcoming Brooklyn Brew Shop beer making class in DUMBO. Tickets would usually be $40, but if you win, you and a friend (or a more than friend…) get to go for $0. Of course, even if you don’t win it, email subscribers will also have an exclusive discount code for 10% off the price of the party, so you’re a winner no matter what. What are you waiting for, the email goes out Friday morning, so sign up now!

04/08/14 4:11pm
cyclones and derby

The Cyclones, Gotham Girls and a Brooklyn summer: perfect together.

We’ve got summer fever bad, so we’re giving you the chance to enjoy two of the best parts of the season for free. Thursday, we’re throwing the official launch party for the 2014 Brokelyn Beer Book, which you already know features bartender stories, cheap happy hour beers and tacos, games, and an overall good reason to hoist a few brews with us at The Graham. Now we’ve got two sweet prizes for party-goers too: a four-pack of tickets to any Brooklyn Cyclones game this summer, and a pair of tickets to see Gotham Girls roller derby! Find out how to win them below: (more…)

Babeland puts the fun back into sex.

Your high school “health” teacher doesn’t know these tricks.

Everyone could use a new bedroom groove now and again, whether you’re paired off or still playing around. Why not bone up on your skills at Babeland? We’re giving away two pair of tickets (normally $20 a piece) to Babeland‘s newest workshop, Hot Tips for Bedroom Bliss, taking place March 19. Spend an hour picking up new tips on female pleasure, including oral sex, bedroom toys and other ideas for getting the most out of every romp.

You gotta be an e-mail subscriber to win. Sign up here and click the link in tomorrow’s e-mail to enter. That’s it! We’ll pick two winners next Monday, March 17, at noon.

Babeland is also giving all Brokelyn readers a $5 discount to the workshop. Just visit the event’s Eventbrite page and enter the code “broke” to get the discount.

Keep an eye out for the newsletter every Thursday in your mailbox. Lots more getaways to come.

02/20/14 1:02pm
the knife

Obviously you don’t want to miss what’s happening on The Knife’s tour. via Facebook

Want to see The Knife perform at Terminal 5? Of course you do, because while Sweden might not be tearing it up in Sochi, this Swedish duo will rock your socks harder than Putin’s hairless chest. Sadly, the show is sold out. But wait! The folks at Flavorpill got your back: they’re giving away a pair of tickets to the sold-out May 1 show! (more…)

01/16/14 2:07pm
Ana Metronic is MC'ing what will be a rikikulous party.

Ana Metronic is MC’ing what will be a rikikulous party.

Times are still tough for LGBTQ youth out there, yes, even after all those “It Gets Better” videos and yes even in New York City, the land of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. The folks over at the Manhattan-based Hetrick-Martin Institute know this, which is why they offer programs to help create a safe environment for young people, regardless of sexual orientation. Next Friday, they’re throwing a fundraiser at Littlefield that also happens to be a heckuva party: not only is it hosted by Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters (she of the famously infectious “Let’s Have a Kiki” video), but it also features Le Tigre’s JD Samson, with her new band JD Samson and MEN, and lots more too. Tix are $30, but we’ve got a pair to giveaway bere. Details below:  (more…)

06/27/13 11:45am
At MCU Park, Via Flickr's Gary Dunaier.

At MCU Park, Via Flickr’s Gary Dunaier.

Coney Island is hopping this summer and we want to help you get in on the action. We’re giving away FOUR tickets to Saturday night’s Cyclones game where they’ll go rogue on the Hudson Valley Renegades. PLUS you get $12 towards food and drink. And once your done scarfing dogs, drinking beer, and watching the game, you and your three friends will be treated to a post-game fireworks show.

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 upcoming newsletters, click the link to enter. That’s all you have to do. We’ll be accepting entries until noon tomorrow and will contact our winner on soon after that.

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 info.

06/25/13 1:15pm

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