A Few Upcoming Events This Week

November 6, 2007 by
Filed under: Area 51 

Here’s a round-up of events of interest to cat lovers, Brooklyn enthusiasts and foodies.

The Brooklynites

This evening at 7:30 p.m. Word Books will be hosting a book signing and slide-show presentation of The Brooklynites, a collection of Brooklyn-centric photographs by Seth Kushner and stories by Anthony LaSala. Featuring 206 images, the book charts a course from Bensonhurst to Bedford-Stuyvesant, and captures such borough notables as Jonathan Lethem, Spike Lee and Matisyahu. I have seen this project online— and even though it does not feature yours truly (which I am certain is due to a big misunderstanding), I have to say it is rather impressive. The non-celebrities featured are by far the most interesting. Give this event a whirl and see for yourself.

Word Books
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
(718) 383-0096

Brooklyn Kitchen’s First Birthday Celebration and Bodega Challenge

November 7th, Brooklyn Kitchen will be celebrating its first birthday at Union Pool with the Bodega Challenge. Per the Brooklyn Kitchen web site, if you bring a cake you will receive a 10% discount for the entire month of November (or what’s left of it, anyway). Either way it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Those of you who are curious about the Bodega Challenge can read a nice article about it by clicking here or peruse the rules and regulations at the Brooklyn Kitchen’s web site.

This event sounds really cool. I considered entering it but what I prepare for Thanksgiving dinner at Chateau de Ghetto is more than a little unconventional: a phat spread of Mexican food including the best damned chile rellenos on the east coast. In my infinite humility (READ: laziness) I have decided to let someone else have a shot at winning this contest.

Union Pool
484 Union Ave (Subway: L to Lorimer, G to Metropolitan)
Brooklyn, New York 11211
(718) 609-0484

Slope Street Cats Fall Feral Fund Raiser

This Saturday, November 10th, Slope Street Cats will be hosting a fund raiser at Ripple Bar in Prospect Heights. Here are the deets per Slope Street Cats web site:

Join your favorite cat ladies (and a few cat guys) for a night of food, drink, and fun—all to benefit Brooklyn’s feral felines! Your ticket includes one drink, buffet-style finger food, and automatic entry for a door prize.

Raffle and silent auction prizes courtesy of:

  • Area Spa
  • Bird
  • Natural Heights
  • Sweet Charity
  • …and much more!

Tickets for this event cost $25.00 and can be purchased online.

Ripple Bar
769 Washington Ave (between Sterling & St. John’s Place)
Brooklyn, New York 11238 (Subway: 2/3 to Eastern Parkway, or 4 to Franklin)
(718) 230-4514

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather


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