It’s finally here, y’all: the women’s strike. And while the strike is intended to show just how much work women do, and is ultimately one of the biggest shows of force this week, that doesn’t mean every woman has the ability or resources to take a day off work. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to take action against Trump before, after, and during this Wednesday. Without further ado, here they are: (more…)
Let’s get a few things straight: #resistance should obviously mean more than Tweeting “hey, stop that” at the president, but it doesn’t exclusively mean attending every single rally and march outside Trump Tower, either. This week, we’ve compiled plenty of ways for you to get involved in grassroots activism at the most vital level, from letter writing to fighting against climate change. Local organizing may not be sexy, but someone’s got to do it (and that someone is you!). (more…)
Busta Rhymes called Donald Trump “President Agent Orange” on stage last night at the Grammys before reminding us to #resist, and do you really want to go against what he has to say? Without further ado, here are 40+ ways to get informed, get organized, and get involved this week–with a few parties thrown in for good measure. (more…)
Cher gets it; Trump does not. Photo by Gaby Del Valle/Brokelyn.
If Trump’s electoral win and the Patriots’ somehow Super Bowl victory can teach us anything, it’s that sometimes the bad guys come out on top–but only temporarily. Two weeks have passed since the inauguration, but the constant barrage of covertly racist executive orders, extrajudicial decisions and bad tweets means the #resistance is alive and well. Here’s our latest roundup of anti-Trump events and rallies happening this week—plus plenty of parties, fundraisers, and other opportunities to let off some steam. We’ll keep updating as more come in. (more…)
Do you love bikes? Like, really love them? Uncomfortably? Oh, well, this event still might not be for you. On Saturday, the City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg is welcoming bike lovers of all stripes gears to come on down and show off their rides and celebrate the cycling community at Bike Fetish Day. Just keep your pants on. (more…)
Not only has cheap pizza historically been the broke person’s best friend, but it’s also an economic indicator, aka The Pizza Principle. In that vein, the City Reliquary is celebrating a new exhibition at 7 pm tomorrow: one man’s quest to eat a slice from every pizzeria in New York City. It includes hundreds of pictures of each slice, the joints themselves, and (perk those Brokelyn ears up…now) free slices from local outlets. Colin, the man behind the culinary mission, will read excerpts from his zine, Slice Harvester, so there will be something to distract Super Mario while you snag extra. If you attend, please check back with us on the following pressing issues: 1. Is there a difference between Famous Original and Original Famous in the “Ray’s” division? 2. Did he actually go to Sbarro (gross)? 3. Is his real name Michelangelo (look for the orange face mask)?
There are many reasons to visit The City Reliquary: 1) It’s a tiny Williamsburg museum crammed full of forgotten and unseen treasures from NYC’s past, and 2) The 370 Metropolitan Ave. attraction could soon become a relic itself. The museum’s president, Dave Herman, has announced that the Reliquary needs $10,000 by the end of March to keep the doors open. What we’d lose if the money isn’t raised? Two cozy, cluttered, jewel-box-like rooms, filled with everything from early burlesque memorabilia to New Yorkers’ private unicorn figurine collections to geological samples from the bosom of Mother BK herself.
Admission’s free, but there is a donation box, which we’re sure the place would like to see full right now. You also can help out through the Reliquary’s Kickstarter page, at a couple of Knitting Factory benefits and by buying the museum’s $30 membership card, which also will get you discounts at other Williamsburg establishments.
While we’re on the topic of great, off-the-beaten-path gems, the Reliquary is just one of many Brooklyn cultural must-sees on a slightly smaller scale than giants like the Brooklyn Museum, Botanic Garden and BAM. Here’s what else is around the borough. (more…)