Eat, Drink, Laugh and meet new friends at The MAIN EVENT. A FREE monthly stand up comedy show featuring Brooklyn's best up and coming comedians! Find us at "the best bar in Brooklyn... " Freddy's Bar & Backroom, 627 5th Ave. Every second Sunday of every month.
No cover/One drink minimum.
Please join us for The FRIZZY DIZZY Comedy Show at The Room @ Dizzy's on 5th in Park Slope. The new monthly stand-up show features some of New York's best up-and-comers as well as seasoned pros. If you've never been to Dizzy's, their menu is new American comfort food and the milkshakes are to DIE for. Let's get to know each other over milkshakes and comedy! (don't worry they have beer too :)There is a $7 cover at the door, but we will comp the first 5 people who RSVP yes
OK, so I realize that this group has been inactive for a few months, and what better way to get out of this deep freeze (both figuratively and literally) than playing Ingress? For those of you that play Ingress, obviously doing it cooperatively (and it really doesn't matter which faction you're in - the strategy differs, but you can still play together!) is the way to go about creating more links and fields and capturing more portals.
I'm only a level 3 at current, and I'm trying to level up - so getting some level 8+ (where AP doesn't matter anymore) would be awesome to get some of the newer people like myself the ability to build links with higher level resonators and fields.
For people that think I've just been speaking Greek, this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6-JAm3NCAk) does a great job of explaining the game. It's available for both Android and iOS from the respective app stores. A word of warning though - since it is a GPS based game, it will drain your battery FAST. I highly recommend purchasing something like an Anker external battery pack (this is a good one (http://smile.amazon.com/16000mAh-Portable-Charger-External-Technology/dp/B00N2T7U90/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1424793251&sr=8-8&keywords=anker+battery)) for your phone if you're going to seriously play the game.
Newbies as well as experienced players are welcome, and if you haven't played the game before I highly recommend the video above to get a basic idea of what you're doing, and of course I'll answer any questions that folks might have.
I'm going to attach a poll to this so I have an idea of what levels of players and factions are coming.
If the weather doesn't permit on this day, I'll cancel and reschedule.
You are invited to join two certified integrative nutrition health coaches for a spring inspired 3 - course brunch & wine where you will learn how to balance your health with quick, easy, healing meals.
You will discover simple and practical tools to improve:
• Your plate (a cooking class)
• Your body (stress relieving techniques)
• Your life (principles of success)
This is a casual yet very special brunch hosted in an intimate setting at my place in Brooklyn and a great opportunity to meet and connect with like minded people.
Reserve your brunch here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brunch-learn-food-as-medicine-tickets-16546983473
Please, come with an open heart and mind, we are so thriled to have you!
What others say about our workshops:
"What a great workshop. Just what I needed.Thanks for all the great suggestions" - Michelle W.
"Really great workshop. Met a new friend" - Elisa A.
"Amazing" - Teri B.
"Really enjoyed your workshop" - Danielle
Hello Fellow Adventurers!
Saturday, May 2
EscapeMaker.com's Local Food & Travel Expo
- Craft Beer, Food & Wine Tasting + Travel Info - FREE w/ RSVP: http://bit.ly/1NDC7K2 Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St, BK
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / A / C / F / N / R Join us this Saturday, May 2 for our FREE Local Food & Travel Expo. Sample food, craft beer, wine and cheese and visit the "Made in Brooklyn" floor featuring food and beverages made in the best borough! We'll have exhibitors handing out samples of homemade foods and produce from all from different regions of New York State. We'll also have vineyards and breweries offering scrumptious sips to round out your palette, as well as info on local day trips to LGBT friendly getaways and beyond! There will be free apples for everyone from the New York Apple Association and discounts from Amtrak, car2go and PATripsbytrain.com. Plus, there will be a New York State farmer's market sponsored by Taste NY™ & I LOVE NY® and amazing raffle prizes at the exhibitors' tables! Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams cuts the ceremonial opening ribbon. FREE w/ RSVP: http://bit.ly/1NDC7K2
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / A / C / F / N / R · Brooklyn, NY
I got a message from one of the organizers of a screening of Carl(a), a new film having it's NYC premier on April 20. Apologies for the late notice, I've been in the hospital for the last week (but I'm fine now!!!).
I won't be there since I'm traveling this week, but if members could make an effort to go that would be awesome for the producers, and did I mention tickets were FREE?!?!?!
You need to RSVP at http://carlathemovie.splashthat.com/ - simply RSVP'ing to this Meetup won't get you a ticket. Even though I won't be there, I'm hoping lots of you will be!!!
This is a cross-post from the NYC Gay Photographers (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-gay-photographers/events/195939182/) meetup, I figured that it would be relevant to the members of this group as well. Bring your cameras and lets get some awesome photos!
Lets photograph the wonderful brownstones and other environs of Park Slope, Brooklyn! There's a lot of awesome architecture in Park Slope, and I thought that based on our successful Prospect Heights outing last year, we could try the other side!
Let's meet at the corner of Flatbush and Sterling, by the Crunch gym. From there, we can take a stroll down 7th Ave and the side streets.
At the end of the excursion, perhaps we could stop by Excelsior, a local gay bar at 5th Ave and 6th St.
Getting to the meeting place is easy! Take the 2 or 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza and exit on the side that goes to Grand Army Plaza (not the one that says "Vanderbilt Ave") and walk 2 blocks north, or take the Q to 7 Av (the third stop in Brooklyn) and come out on the Flatbush Av and 7 Av exit, make a u-turn from the exit and walk less than a block to the Crunch.
From the end of the excursion, you can find the F, R, and G at 4 Av-9 St.
First off, I know that this venue isn't in Brooklyn, however I thought the event so relevant and compelling that I'm scheduling a Meetup for it. We'll judge future "out of borough" experiences based on this!
I just got an e-mail from Variance Films promoting the movie TEST, which is a new independent film release that is set in San Francisco in 1985, the height of the AIDS epidemic, and the year that the first HIV test became available. The story is told though the eyes of Frankie (Scott Marlowe in his acting debut), a really thin guy who is told to "dance like a man!" at the male dance company where he is an understudy. He develops a friendship with Todd (Matthew Risch from HBO's Looking), a hulky dancer in the same company, and they become really good friends.
The film's website is here, and as a special promotion, the producers are willing to give away two free tickets to this group! I'll select the lucky winners at random!
After the film, we can go out, either in Manhattan or Brooklyn, whichever the group wants, for eats. I'll add an RSVP question for suggestions!
The actual movie time has been announced! It's 7:30 PM. Also, after this screening there will be a LIVE Q&A with the director and choreographer!
Based on previous meetups, this seemed to be the most populated. I'm suggesting Tuesdays, because nobody goes to Happy Hour on a Saturday or Sunday?
I mean, there's a division problem, yes. For the men, given the age range, Metropolitan is a superior bar. For the women, Metropolitan would be pretty boring and Ginger's would be better, I'm guessing. Has it been discussed having a separate date/location for the men and women?
Alternatively - since Excelsior and Ginger's are next to one another, having a combined happy hour like that? This group seems well-populated and inclined to socialize.
After a brief hiatus, I think that it's time that we headed back to Brownstone for a little ping pong or air hockey action (or billiards, if people are into that).
Ocean's 8 is right at the corner of Park Place and Flatbush, and right by the 7th Ave stop on the Q train. Also, let's talk about what other events folks would like to do, either in the comments here or in person at this event :).