02/29/16 10:00am
Cue up your internet explorers: Punderdome is back! Via Punderdome FB.

Cue up your internet explorers: Punderdome is back (#3)! Via Punderdome FB.

1. You know what’s perfect for a Monday? Getting intimate with some creepy-crawlies. Morbid Anatomy Museum has you covered at the Insect, Arachnids, and Reptiles Petting Zoo, which includes an “informal show & tell,” Q&A, and plenty of time for lovin’ and touchin’ some bugs. (Monday, Morbid Anatomy, $12)

2. For a different way to embrace nature, check out a presentation on new book The Rooftop Growing Guide by Annie Novak, co-founder of Greenpoint’s Eagle Street, the nation’s first commercial green roof vegetable farm. The night also includes a panel discussion with experts from Gotham Greens, North End Grill, and more. (Monday, Greenlight Bookstore, FREE)

3. It’s time again for one of our most favorite events: Punderdome 3000! Join Jo Firestone and her Rodney Dangerfield–impersonator dad for a fiercely competitive groan-filled evening of spontaneous punning, which is just returning from its winter hiatus. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8-$10) (more…)

10/14/15 3:16pm
We're getting the word out to help you nerd out with Pat Kiernan

We’re getting the word out, to help you nerd out with Pat Kiernan

Pat Kiernan isn’t just a beloved anchorman and TV personality. He’s also the host of his very own book trivia night at the Bell House, called Pat in the Hat. How about that? And in honor of Kiernan’s last show of 2015 next Wednesday, he’s held two shiny tickets exclusively for Brokelyn readers!

This is a great opportunity to test your wits against your fellow BK bookworms and intellectuals, not to mention Kiernan himself. Want to be our lucky winner? Cool, all you gotta do is answer Kiernan’s customized BK trivia question below. The first person to answer correctly gets the tix! (more…)

02/19/14 1:06pm
pat kiernan trivia

Pat Kiernan looks off stage to see if “You know, the green one” is an acceptable answer to “Who is the political and spiritual leader of the Muppets?”

Whether we like it or not, awards season is upon us, and one person we can guarantee is thrilled about the occasion is NY1 morning news anchor and Brooklyn resident, Pat Kiernan, who loves pop culture so much he hosted his own TV show about it on VH1 and routinely hosts trivia nights at The Bell House, including the upcoming Red Carpet Trivia Night on March 5. And sure you could pay for the show, but why do that when you can just convince TrivWorks you deserve free tickets more than anyone else? (more…)

11/15/13 3:15pm
mccarren park ice skaters

It’s time for skating! Photo by Camille Lawhead

On this exceptionally warm and sunny mid-November day, NYC Parks and the nonprofit Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) celebrated the opening of the McCarren Park ice skating rink – North Brooklyn’s first and only outdoor ice skating rink. The steel of the brand new skates shone brightly on the little feet of John Ericsson MS126’s and Citizens of the World Charter School’s students, excitedly waiting for the green ribbon to be cut by the senators and commissioners attending the opening. (more…)

07/15/13 9:12am
Rebel. Loner.

Rebel. Loner.

1. East River Park goes black and white with a free showing of The Artist (Monday)

2. Mellow Pages welcomes poet Matt Cook, who has a collection of poems about how he doesn’t need to prove anything to you (Monday)

3. Greenlight Books takes their turn at Books Under the Bridge, with poets Sharon Olds and Edward Hirsch (Monday) (more…)

04/12/13 3:47pm
Man, we are gonna miss this

Man, we are gonna miss this

Marty Markowitz, a man who’s basically been a living avatar of Brooklyn in his time as borough president, is going to need a new job soon. Not because people are tired of him, but because term limit laws require that after three terms (usually two, thanks you very much City Council), BK’s booster and food lover-in-chief has to say goodbye. So he used his State of the Borough speech to trot out some celebrity pals to see if he could make it in Hollywood or as the host of a late night show. (more…)