Mrs. Claus shares secrets at last year’s No Office Holiday Party. Photo by Sarah Gainer.
Be you naughty or nice, employed or un, freelance or free-spirited, we can all agree that holiday parties should not be the sole provenance of desk-chained office workers. So polish off your karaoke caroling voice, lube up your mistletoe lips and hang your jeggings by the chimney with care, because the No Office Holiday Party is back for a third year on Dec. 12! Brokelyn is partnering with blogging buddies the skint and Greenpointers this year to bring our seasonal party back for an evening of holiday cheer, live-band karaoke, comedy and dancing that’s guaranteed to be so fun, you’d be embarrassed to go to work the next day if this was your real office. Details below! (more…)
Comedian Kerryn Feehan wondering what the frack is going on
“Fracking.” Not just a clever use for the writers of Battlestar Galactica to allow their characters to say “fucking” all the time, it’s also a slightly controversial way for us to extend our reliance on fossil fuels. How? By shooting a bunch of chemicals into the ground beneath our aquifer and cracking open the shale down there like a lobster to get sweet, sweet natural gas. Will the chemicals leech into our ground water? WHO KNOWS. If that sounds crazy to you, there’s a comedy show tonight that will allow you to laugh and also raise money in opposition to fracking going down in New York. (more…)
Cake Hero’s cakes with personality will be at the market this weekend. via Facebook
When it comes to giving a Valentine’s Day gift, you really don’t want to screw it up. Unlike a birthday or Christmas, this isn’t the time for some grown up version of a crappy macaroni-art picture. We’ve already got you covered on sweet dates you can go on, and our pals at Greenpointers have got you covered on what to buy for your date at their “Message in a Bottle” Valentine’s Day market this weekend. (more…)
Hopefully yours is made with something more effective than “love.” Like tequila. via flickr user dasweetzpot
Even if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like Valentine’s Day all that much, you may be a person who makes and sells their own crafts. In that case, you’re in a bit of awkward position, since V-Day is an obvious time to boost sales and make a little extra dough. Plus, when it comes down to it, would you rather someone buy their loved one knock-off Ed Hardy cologne for Valentine’s Day or something nice from you? So our buds at Greenpointers are having a Valentine’s market and are looking for people to fill the space. Could be you. (more…)
Hey, our friends (and all around good folk) at Greenpointers are having a birthday party on Friday! The party includes $2 beers and cake from Ovenly at The Diamond, Franklin Ave.’s excellent beer bar with shuffleboard, boiled peanuts and a backyard gondola. Get all the details here!
Hokey religions for a good blaster at your side, kid. Via Greenpointers.
Our friends at Greenpointers spotted this flyer announcing that Greenpoint’s The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is starting a series of “Our Faith and The Force” discussions Sept. 26 showing where the teachings of that crazy hippie Jesus Christ match up with the artistry and film magic of that crazy hippie George Lucas in Star Wars. Unfortunately, the flyer says the series will only focus on the three prequels (Phantom Menace, etc.), which sadly long ago proved there was no god. More at Greenpointers.
All of about 20 minutes spent in a Park Slope bar during happy hour yesterday confirms: dogs are way more fun to hang around with than babies. The same goes for your pictures: more puppies, less little poopers, please, because, let’s be honest, all babies pretty much look the same (is that racist?). This Sunday, the good folks at Greenpointers and the McGorlick Park Farmers Market are teaming up to offer free pet portraits for the day. You can bring your dog, cat, trantula, hamster or anything that you can safely leash. (more…)
FRIDAY 7pm: bring your written break-up stories to read aloud at word’s v-day edition of ‘just working on my novel‘ (10-minute time limit), free.
8pm: is it hot in peru, or is it just us? alistair r. noble of the hollow earth society lectures on the phallic stone monuments recently discovered near — wait for it — lake titicaca. observatory, $5. (more…)
The Brooklyn Lyceum holiday market/Photo by Flickr's groundsel
As if Amazon’s anti-small-business tactics weren’t enough to convince you, here are more than a dozen reasons to ignore e-tailer spam and shop locally in Brooklyn. This year, holiday markets are popping up around Brooklyn like Swedish espresso shops, with added inducements like concerts, performances and booze. At Dekalb market, Santa’s even posing for photos in a shipping container. Beat that, internetz. Markets are free unless otherwise noted. (more…)