11/30/15 11:00am


Sponsored By Artrider's CraftBrooklyn.

CraftBrooklyn is a one-of-a-kind craft show and sale that features 100 makers from around the country.

Created By BlankSlate

Meet one hundred of the most talented fine craft makers in the country and shop for outstanding handmade goods at the new CraftBrooklyn this weekend. The participating emerging artists and seasoned makers take small businesses to the next level by creating unique and innovative objects. You’ll be able to find one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations of contemporary ceramics, furniture, fashion, jewelry, steel sculpture, blown glass, home furnishings, painting, photography, and more.

CraftBrooklyn is brought to you by Artrider, producers of many of the top craft festivals in the Northeast. The event takes place at the Brooklyn Expo Center—home to many of Brooklyn’s hottest arts and food events. (more…)

08/07/15 11:00am

Brooklyn Greenway Half

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), in partnership with South Brooklyn Running Club, presents the Brooklyn Greenway Half — the only half marathon and 5K exclusively on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The third annual Brooklyn Greenway Half will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015.

The Brooklyn Greenway Half takes runners on a 13.1-mile journey along the waterfront on a Red Hook-to-Greenpoint loop, offering memorable views of the skylines of midtown and lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. The 5K course leaves from the Columbia Waterfront District, runs through Brooklyn Bridge Park and turns around at Jane’s Carousel. (more…)

07/20/15 11:00am

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride

Sponsored By The Epic Ride.

The 7th annual 40-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Created By BlankSlate

It can be easy to forget that Brooklyn is, for the most part, surrounded by water. From the East River and the New York Bay, to Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Brooklyn’s coastline is worth a tour. And there’s no better way to see all of it in one day than by bike.

Registration is now open for The Epic Ride, a 40-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach presented by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). Now in its seventh year, this tour of the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront will take place on Saturday, July 25.

Riders will have the opportunity to discover hidden and far flung neighborhoods, pedal through city, state, and national parks and take in spectacular bridge and city views along the Brooklyn Waterfront and Jamaica Bay Greenways. Last year’s event saw nearly 1,000 cyclists take part and this year’s ridership is expected to grow. The route will showcase the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway and will travel along existing, new, and soon-to-break-ground Greenway segments. (more…)

06/22/15 11:00am

Sponsored By Make It in Brooklyn.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership serves as champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination.

Created By BlankSlate

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced the inaugural Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit, which will be held June 25, 2015 at locations throughout the Brooklyn Cultural District.

The summit will bring together 300 of Brooklyn’s leading innovators, makers, builders, and entrepreneurs to explore how Brooklyn can continue its ascent as an international center for commerce and culture.

Discussion topics will include real estate, the arts, tech innovation, restaurant management and the future of manufacturing in the borough. The event will culminate with a pitch contest, where Brooklyn startups will pitch their best ideas to a panel of industry leaders with $50,000 in seed funding on the line.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with a real estate breakfast held at BAM Lepercq Space. There will be a food truck lunch and a cocktail hour right before the pitch contest.

Tickets are on sale at Use code LMAG at check-out for $50 off full-day passes.

06/04/15 11:00am

Brooklyn Greenway InitiativeJune 25, 2014© Julienne SchaerNew Views 2014 at the Duggal Greenhouse

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Created By BlankSlate

New Views: Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes, the 11th annual summer benefit party for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, returns on Wednesday, June 17, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. A stellar line-up of Brooklyn restaurants and dessert makers will be serving unlimited portions of their best dishes at Glasserie in Greenpoint.

This year New Views: Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes will feature snacks from The Gorbals Brooklyn, Diviera Drive, Isa, Cow & Clover, Baba’s Pierogies, Le Fond, El Almacen, Glasserie, Miranda, Watty & Meg, Backyard Restaurant and Bar, Vendome Macaron, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies, Margaret Palca Bakes, and more!

Guests will be entertained by a carnival of truly unique performers such as ventriloquist Carla Rhodes & Cecil Sinclair, aerial performers Cirque Central, classical mime Gregg Goldston, tarot card reader Jardy Clemente, and other surprise acts to be announced. The main stage will feature performances by Raya Brass Band and Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective. (more…)

04/07/15 11:00am


Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

Created By BlankSlate

Sheldon Silver. Michael Grimm. It seems as if every time you check your news feed there’s another New York politician being accused of political corruption. And those are just the accusations of the illegal influence of money on politics. When the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that private corporations and unions were permitted by the Constitution to advertise for or against political candidates, the door to corporate influence on politics was thrown wide open.

In this climate, does your vote even matter? Will your voice be heard?

On Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m., BRIC is bringing together politicians, writers, and activists for the latest event in their town hall series, Big Money & Politics: Can Your Voice Count? The free event, to be broadcast live by Brooklyn Independent Media from the BRIC House Ballroom, will “take a look at the inequality created when wealth holds the power to make policies that affect us all.” (more…)