You’ve watched the buildup, you’ve seen us gathering up the best spring offerings in Brooklyn, and now tonight is the night: The Brokelyn Country Club Spring Gala! Come dance on the grave of cruel cold winter at Public Assembly with us and you could walk away with some great prizes to help get your spring into high gear (tattoos anyone? Beer? Yoga? a new bike?!). The party starts at 8 and the open bar from Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Gin lasts until 9pm. Much thanks to all our raffle sponsors and our partner, Scoutmob, for helping us put together our best spring party evah. Check out details on all the prizes you could win below. Don’t forget your springiest outfit, because, like a real country club, you can show your style by popping that collar as high as it will go.
Party time: 8pm-2am(?)
Get there early! Open bar featuring Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Gin: 8pm-9pm
Raffling starts at 9:30 and goes til midnight
Tacos for sale from Brooklyn Taco
Proceeds go to help support the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and future Brokelyn journalism
Raffle tickets: $2 each, 3 for $5 (and maybe you’ll find bonus tickets hidden around Public Assembly too!)
DJs: Mike Gabry (8pm-9pm) and Adam Mandel (9pm-2am) spinning Britpop and classic soul all night long
Wear your best spring duds: Not only is there a best-dressed contest, we’ll have a Flickr photo booth!
Hosted by: Andrew Geske and Brokelyn’s own Sue Smith.
Official Twitter hashtag: #springgala
Here it is: the full list of prizes you can win tonight. Spread those tickets out to as many prize buckets as you like to increase your chances of being the big winner:
Win $75 to spend on foie gras doughnuts, rabbit lasagna, keg wine and other tasty offerings at this Kickstarter-funded new Brooklyn Heights restaurant.
Use this $50 toward any class at the Carroll Gardens emporium of wonderful learning: recent classes include mozzarella making, the physics of earthquakes, perfect pie crust and the sociology of food.
Computer checkup from Park Slope Computers
Park Slope Computers was one of the places that came out on top of our laptop repair price check; now you can come out on top by winning a $95 checkup that includes removing viruses, spyware and unnecessary programs and installing anti-virus software.
You’re busy, and LaundryLocal knows that, which is why they pick up your dirty clothes at your door and drop them back clean on your own schedule. Use this $50 gift to tackle that big pile of unwashed winter clothes in the corner.
Guactacular at The Bell House tickets
Presented by our friends at NachosNY, the second Guactacular on May 8 will give you a taste of 20 guacs, free beer and lots of other prizes. Plus, the four pack of T-shirts will let everyone know you’re serious about your love of nachos ($100 value).
Local shirts from BQT Shirts
If you think Prospect Park is greater than Central Park or want to “dislike” fare hikes, BQT is the shirt company for you. Show your love for some of the best parts of New York City (aka Brooklyn) this spring with this BK-centric three-pack of Ts ($70 value).
Springtime reminds you that not all your dates have to take place in a dark, dank bar: try a classier idea: Tea for Two, with choice of finger sandwiches, scones and other little treats at this cute Cobble Hill patisserie ($50 value).
This Greenpoint studio offers more than just yoga; there’s a whole social experience involved with a communal kitchen, rooftop spaces and speciality cuisine days and more. Win this pass for a week of unlimited yoga ($50 value).
Growlers from Fresh Fanatic
Fresh Fanatic brings local, organic and all-natural food to Clinton Hill, and these four free growlers let you bring some tasty craft beers home with you at the end of the night.
Home cleaning from MyClean.com
Springtime means spring cleaning, which means facing the huge mess you’ve accumulated over the winter. Let someone else do it this year with $50 worth of in-home cleaning from MyClean.com.
Crest is a hardware institution and garden center with 50 years serving the Williamsburg community. The $50 gift card (and tote bag) is the perfect start for your spring renovations and craft projects or for getting that backyard garden in the ground.
Day hiking passes from Brooklyn Outfitters
Your exposure to the outdoors doesn’t have to be limited to the dog run across the street this year. With two pairs of day hiking passes from this outdoor excursion company, you’ll get to see the gorgeous mountains, streams and forests that surround our bustling city.
Garden gift pack from Rose Red and Lavender
The Williamsburg garden shop wants to seriously start your home garden: the $85 prize pack is an all-in-one hydroponic gardening kit that automatically feeds and waters your plants using an aeration circulation system, and includes a 2-gallon reservoir, water indicator, pump and tubing, growing medium, nutrients, pH test kit, ANd a gift certificate for four free vegetable or herb plants to put inside.
Supplies from NYCPet
Even your pooch or kitty need to have the best spring evah this year: our NYCPet prize will give you $100 to spend on treats for your furry friends, plus a big bag of food for them too!
Cut and blow dry from High Horse Salon
The warming weather means it’s get fresh and clean clean and stop hiding your shining locks under that winter cap. This classy Williamsburg salon has an old-school charm that beats that cheap mall haircut you were going to get.
Hangover survival kit from Trader Joe’s
A big bag of all you need to short-circuit that hangover trying to chastise you for having too much fun at our party from everyone’s favorite Hawaiian-shirt wearing grocers. Includes: coconut water, ibuprofen, Emergen-C, trail mix, potato chips, vitamin B, plus brand new TJ’s margarita and bloody mary mixes.
Free days at Greenpoint Coworking
Greenpoint Coworking made our list of best affordable Brooklyn workspaces; now you can try it yourself with three free days of work space rental, where the professional but casual atmosphere beats your local Starbucks.
Pizza party at Verde Coal Oven pizzeria
Verde and its 100-year-old oven have already received some praise from the New York pizzerati; now you and four friends can have your own pizza party at the Bushwick restaurant after winning our raffle.
Ropes passes from Brooklyn Boulders
These two passes to the Learn the Ropes courses at the Gowanus rock-climbing center are your best way to jump into the world of rock climbing which includes equipment rental, belay class and instruction ($150 value).
Mixed case of wine
Just like a real country club, Brokelyn has an anonymous benefactor! Win this case of wine and give your dinner party guests a respite from your three-buck-chuck addiction for a few weeks.
Breuckelen Distilling Company tour and tasting
Brooklyn experienced a boom of distilleries last year and our raffle gives you the chance to get the inside look at the new wave of locally distilled spirits. Win this prize and you’ll get a private tour, tasting … and a free bottle of gin … at the Sunset Park distillery.
Brooklyn Bowl tickets
The Williamsburg bowling alley/concert venue/eco-friendly beer parlor features is one of the best places to see a concert in the whole city. Win this prize and you could land yourself in the middle of the crowd at any show of your choosing (except sold-out shows).
8 of Swords tattoo
You’ll finally be able to put that bulky jacket away and show some skin, which means it’s time to get that tattoo you’ve been dreaming about. Win this $100 from Williamsburg’s 8 of Swords Tattoo and some of the city’s best artists will help you on your way.
VIP passes to Body by Brooklyn
This 10,00-square foot Clinton Hill spa has everything you need to wash away those memories of all those gross piles of brown snow that lingered on the streets for months: spa services includes massage, facial, hydrotherapy, Russian sauna and cold-plunge pool. Two VIP passes are up for grabs tonight.
Meat Hook’s night of debauchery
This is one of the most bizarre and enticing prizes we’ve ever offered. Win this one and you’ll get to hang out with the staff of Williamsburg’s hip butcher shop after closing, where they’ll stuff you with food, booze and then take you out bar hopping with your new butchering buds. (Value: can you put a price on abject debauchery?)
Ride Brooklyn BRAND NEW BIKE!
Our friends at the great Park Slope bike shop Ride Brooklyn have provided the perfect way to really get your spring moving: this sweet Linus Roadster Classic bicycle! With a black sheen with a medium frame, this vintage-inspired beauty is equipped with alloy bell and coaster brakes. It’s worth $429, but can be yours for just one raffle ticket tonight.
PLUS: The winners of our best-dressed contest will win gift cards from Urban Outfitters (and more!).
And more surprises awaiting — We’ll see you tonight!