A curious compulsion to forget work and remember alcohol may strike sometime today. Dec. 5 celebrates not only the 79th anniversary of Repeal Day, which signaled the end of the dark days of Prohibition, but the one year anniversary of the New York Distilling Company. In honor of the double date, and to help repair the damage done by Sandy, New York Distilling is holding a fundraiser party (100% of proceeds to Brooklyn Recovery Fund) which will involve many, many awesome things. Each ticket gets you in to a night distilling session, which they are opening to the public for the first time ever. There, you’ll finish a run of rye and take home one bottle fresh out of the still, and the received another bottle from the run, once it’s aged. Tickets are $125 each, but in addition to the charitable warm-fuzzies, they come with membership to the brand new New York Distilling Club, which gets you discounts, first cracks at limited editions and even more opportunities to come distill with their alcohol artisans in the future.
Gopnik argues that the whole idea of “parenting” as a modern task that we are supposed to master, like whipping up gourmet meals each night in our chef’s kitchens and cultivating a yoga practice that includes various acrobatic feats, has little to do with what young children actually need to learn about the world around them. If you think about this for a minute it’s a very liberating idea, and one backed by an immense body of research, both from Gopnik’s child psychology lab at U.C. Berkley and from her colleagues in the field around the world.
While “Sarong Party Girls” by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is often hilarious, it’s also a sobering read as it raises questions about misogyny, gender politics at work, class differences, and materialism in modern Singapore.
Whether you’re headed out of town for Labor Day, already planning ahead for a fall road trip, or just need something new to listen to while you clean your apartment or commute, here are the six podcasts we’ve been buzzing about here at Brooklyn Based.
A lake, a 55-foot pool, access to a 100-acre neighboring orchard, and miles of newly forged trails that you can explore by foot or a bicycle at the ready. Also: nightly bonfires. These are some of the things that you can enjoy at the new Hasbrouck House, a meticulously renovated historic hotel and restaurant two […]
It kind of feels like we are the only ones in Brooklyn at the moment, I Am Legend-style, so if you are reading this, rest assured that you aren’t alone and there is plenty of stuff going on around here for the next seven days to round out your Ideal Week. (Also, no actual vampiric-zombie beasts. That we have first-hand knowledge of.)