08/26/15 8:10am
It's your chance to hook your friend up with someone else's friend by being that friend

It’s your chance to hook your friend up with someone else’s friend by being that friend

It’s nice on the one hand that you’ve made it to Wednesday and that in the summer Wednesday is closer to the end of the week than usual, but that gravy train is almost over. Soon, people will expect you to actually put in a full effort on Fridays and man what a bummer that’s gonna be. Don’t dwell on it though, instead get out there and have a good time at one of these fun nights out pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar, because nothing says “I value fun more than work” like a Thursday hangover. (more…)

08/24/15 3:59pm
Here's your chance to see The Special Without Brett Davis without having to go all the way to Manhattan. Photo by Orlando Olier, via Facebook

Here’s your chance to see The Special Without Brett Davis without having to go all the way to Manhattan. Photo by Orlando Olier, via Facebook

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival is upon us, and you might be forgiven for thinking, “Hey, aren’t we living the Brooklyn Comedy Festival every day?” Well yes in a sense we are, but who are we to look an entire comedy festival gift horse in the mouth, especially when it means stumbling into a number of bars means a chance to see some of the city’s best comics all performing together, including in some shows that usually only happen in Manhattan. Still, unless you clone yourself you’re not going to be able to make it to every show in the festival (and if you do clone yourself maybe do more than just watch comedy). So, we’re here to help with our recommendations on which shows you should be checking out each night week in order to maximize your laughs. (more…)

08/24/15 9:51am
Looks about right. Illustration by Adrian Tomine, via The New Yorkers

Looks about right. Illustration by Adrian Tomine, via The New Yorkers

As the fetid banks of the Gowanus attract everything from a Whole Foods to an outdoor barbecue spot to very optimistic renderings for luxury buildings in a flood zone, you might be looking at all of it and experiencing a bit of cognitive dissonance. How does all that bougie shit exist in the same time and space as all that…shit? New Yorker cover artist Adrian Tomine thought the same thing, and he turned that thought into a pretty picture of Gowanus’ half industrial, half artisanal existence for this week’s cover. (more…)

08/19/15 9:34am
Take a flying leap at the day

Take a flying leap at the day

Hey wow, it’s Wednesday already, where did the week go? Down the same hole you always seem to lose time down I suppose. Still, you’re halfway to the weekend, which is such good news you should be singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” or something. Maybe not that, maybe just go out and do one of these fun things pulled off the Brokelyn Event Calendar. Less weird than just singing out loud to yourself. (more…)

08/18/15 9:43am
Finally, a place to go where a pizza face is honored and respected.

Finally, a place to go where a pizza face is honored and respected.

It’s another dang Tuesday, but at least it’s Tuesday in the summer. On a Tuesday in the summer, you can get outside and enjoy things, as opposed to any upcoming Tuesdays in October and November, where if it’s warm enough to enjoy anything outside you have to worry about this finally being the day it’s so hot worldwide the ice caps finish melting and the angry ocean swallows you. So! Here’s some fun things to do, found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. Get out there and enjoy one. (more…)

08/17/15 8:18am

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Well, it’s Monday again, but there’s a piece of good news to come along with it at least. The good news is that it’s supposed to be a hot one today. Embrace the hot one, hold on to the muggy weather and the sweat, beause soon you won’t have it anymore, you’ll have sweaters and heavy coats instead. Sorry, didn’t mean to be a downer, because other than the heat, you have all these great things to do tonight courtesy of the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

08/14/15 3:01pm
Get converted at a hootenanny. via 718 Cyclery

Get converted at a hootenanny. via 718 Cyclery

At some point, you might have come across some of our previous cargo bike coverage and thought to yourself, “Maybe I’d like to leave the nightmare of car ownership in New York City behind, but I don’t know if I could ride this large bike very well.” Good news, then! Next weekend you can test ride your very own cargo bike (and eat free barbecue) and get any questions you’ve got about them answered at 718 Cyclery’s first-ever Cargo Bike Rodeo. (more…)

08/11/15 8:09am
So someone argue that So Crates is the world's best philosopher, and hope no punches are thrown

So someone argue that So Crates is the world’s best philosopher, and hope no punches are thrown

What do you do with a problem like…Tuesday. Bet you thought there was gonna be another song thing there, but no, not today. Poor anonymous Tuesday, no one know what to do with you. Oh, I know what you can do. You can do one of these great things pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar, because not only are they fun any day of the week, but they beat the usual routine of Existential Dread Tuesday. (more…)

08/05/15 8:17am
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Fight the power tonight, with the power of song

Welcome to Wednesday. That’s amost alliterative, kind of like the way that Wednesday is almost something to celebrate. Beyond being the fulcrum on which the week moves from “a lot left still” to “not as much left now,” it’s a pretty good day, but other than that it’s just another square on the board game of life you seem to keep going around on forever. Good thing you can distract yourself from thoughts like that with these fun things to do that were pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

07/31/15 2:54pm
These people are all happy because they learned death is nothing to fear. via Morbid Anatomy Museum

These people are all happy because they learned death is nothing to fear. via Morbid Anatomy Museum

As we went over on Monday, death permeates everything surrounds us, and will eventually befall you and everything you love. In that sense, it’s nothing to fear, but it’s also such an abstract concept full of unknowns that rote acceptance is hard. So, the Morbid Anatomy Museum is here to help with Death Cafe, an event where British funeral planner Louise de Winter, a kind of Mary Poppins of death, will chat with you about any topic on death you’d like to talk about. (more…)