If you’ve ever found yourself in the audience of one of Shakespeare’s timeless dramas and thought to yourself, “Man, this is awesome, but I wish I could be just a tad bit drunker, and yet somehow—somehow—stay classy,” then put that magic lamp down, Aladdin, because you won’t even need those next two wishes. Truffle Theatre Company (a young and homegrown Brooklyn-based arts organization) is putting on a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, arguably his most beloved comedy, in the mezzanine of 61 Local, arguably Cobble Hill’s most beloved public house (and inarguably New York Magazine’s Best Domestic Beer Hall of 2011). Tickets are just $15 and you can buy them here. And if a few rounds of iambic pentameter and locally crafted ale sound like just the appetizer, you should think ahead and purchase tickets to Local Roots NYC’s upcoming third Supper Club, held at 61 Local on February 1. Admission is limited to 30, and the $40 ticket grants you four expertly-prepared courses centering on that most poetic of fruits: the apple. Locally grown, of course.
For those who love Brooklyn (and this likely means you), a map of the borough is like symbol of devotion. Scan the totes at any farmer’s market, study the walls of any Brooklyn apartment, and chances are you’ll stumble on a map of Brooklyn. But what about Brooklyn flags? Have you ever thought about those? […]
Contrary to popular opinion, the summer song of 2014 to me is not “Fancy ” by Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX. Rather, it’s “Always” by the Australian electronic trio Panama, off of its most recent EP of the same name. There’s really lots to love about this track as it’s danceable, hypnotic, sophisticated, romantic and […]
When we learned that Rockabus wouldn’t be making any trips to the beach this summer, we were decidedly bummed—riding a school bus to the Queens coastline with a cooler full of cold ones clamped between our knees was the most convenient way we’d come across to get to the Rockaways. We hear that Rockabus founders, Sam […]
Cinephiles should block out Friday, September 5 on their calendar, and I mean really block it out, because that’s when BAM is having a 24-hour movie marathon and fundraiser to benefit its in- and after-school arts education programs. There are a few things about this that really appeal to me, although if I’m really honest […]
“We’re trying to balance between ‘This is insane’ and ‘This is delicious,’” says Stef Ferrari, owner of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. as she feeds me a sample of Bonfire at the Beach–mesquite smoked sweet cream with candied pineapple and coconut scratch (more later on “scratch”). A former beer brewer, Ferrari took inspiration from her […]