Monday, July 14, 2014

Brooklyn Collective Friday Night

Shop the new collection while enjoying cocktails and live music at the Brooklyn Collective Summer Event!

Friday, July 18th at 6:00 PM
Brooklyn Collective
212 Columbia Street , Brooklyn , NY

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Garden Party Fundraiser for Brad Lander Tuesday evening

Neighbor Wylie Goodman shared this invite to a garden party fundraiser for Brad Lander. We here at Word on Columbia Street are big fans of Councilperson Lander and hope some of you can spring for a ticket for this special event.

Here is Wylie's message:
After working for three years for Partnerships for Parks, volunteering with Participatory Budgeting, and becoming more involved with our Community Board, I've come to appreciate what it means to have a Councilperson like Brad Lander on our side as a community. Brad is smart, hard-working, and, most importantly, dedicated to progressive causes and to improving the quality of life of the residents he serves. 
He helped fund the renovation of the DiMattina Dog Run.  He’s long supported the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.  He spearheaded Participatory Budgeting, which allows locals to meaningfully contribute to capital projects for their community.  He’s helped foster the growth of our neighborhood’s small businesses. He’s advocated consistently and diligently for the creation of affordable housing.  And that’s just the beginning. 
On July 15th, there will be a garden party and fundraiser for Brad in honor of his 45th birthday.  Tickets are $100.  I know that may be a lot for some people.  It was for me, too. But in the end, I decided that all politics is local.  And if you want to have a voice in the politics of your community, you need to be at the table with the people who are representing on your behalf. 
If you can afford that amount, please consider attending what should be a truly special event.  And when you register, tell them you were referred by me.  I decided to go a step further and serve on the Host Committee.

Here are details on the event and how to RSVP:

Garden Party to Celebrate the 45th Birthday of City Council Member Brad Lander

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
At the home of Kathleen Gerson and John Mollenkopf

174 Eighth Avenue at Garfield Place

Tickets are $100
$250 Supporter
$500 Sponsor
$1,000 Host
$2,750 Chair

To RSVP please contact Adam Nashban and say you were referred by Wylie Goodman.
(212) 213-2660
Online at:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Waterfront Museum Red Hook History Puppet Show

SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 12,13,19 & 20 at 3 pm.
"Out of the Box" A multi-discipline show using maps, historic images & puppets.
Advance Tickets: Adults $13, kids $10.
Tickets at door: Adults $15, kids $12.

This year, the floating home of the Waterfront Museum turns 100. By following her history, the saga of commerce, transportation and the lives of the people of the working harbor unfold. "Out of the Box" tells the story of this bustling era in NYC history before bridges and tunnels. Based on true stories using maps, models, and puppets, the show aims to entertain and enlighten audiences about what this last-surviving wooden barge carried through the eyes of a barge captain's daughter who grew up on it.

Maritime scholars and almost a dozen old-timers add their oral histories and historical accuracy to the project. The leaders of "Out of the Box" are Deborah Kauffman, a physical actor and puppeteer, Stephen Kaplin director and puppeteer, Alma Sheppard-Matsuo, puppeteer and David Sharps, captain of Lehigh Valley #79 and a former entertainer aboard cruise ships.  

The project is funded in part by the NY Council for the Humanities and the Brooklyn Arts Council NYSCA Regrant Program.

Celebrating Red Hook, Saturday July 12

A lot of fun stuff happening in Red Hook this weekend! Saturday, July 12th from noon to 10 pm there's the Celebrating Red Hook festival, a day of "Music, Art and Red Hook Manufacturing" in Erie Basin Park, behind IKEA. Admission is free!

The Red Hook Star-Revue, South Brooklyn's community newspaper, in collaboration with IKEA and Fairway Markets present "Celebrating Red Hook" featuring over thirty local Red Hook businesses showing off their work. In addition, there will be a stage where a full day of music and dance will be presented. Finally, at dusk, IKEA's annual fireworks display will dazzle the Brooklyn waterfront. All performers live or work in the Red Hook area, and participating merchants and institutions include NY Water Taxi, the Carroll Gardens Association, Red Hook Initiative, Fleisher's Pasture-Raised Meats, Leicht German Kitchen Center, Casa Kids, Art & Anvil Liberty, Fairway, Pitt Cooking Display, Red Hook Winery, and Nat Sherman tobacconists, who operate a pop up store in Red Hook every summer. There will be plenty of sampling as well as items for sale.

Live Music all day featuring:
Noon: Union Street style jam
2 00 pm: Cora Dance, "Common Dances"
2:30 pm: Happs
3:00 pm: The Paisley Fields
4:00 pm: The Chocolate Cuckoo Clocks
5:00 pm: Berst
6:00 pm: Running Thoughts
7:00 pm: The John Baab Trio
8:00 pm Union Band
With Special Guests, Nick Messitte and Jay Tanner

For more information see the Red Hook Star-Revue's website