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Friday, October 31st: Halloween Animal Party

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What: Halloween Animal Party
When: Friday, October 31st
Time: 9 pm – late
Cost: Free

Gettin’ real spookey-ookey this year with a big old Halloween party. We’ve got music by dj bruce, a photobooth, drink specials, costume prizes, smoke machines, and more.

Also, it’s an Animal Party! Why? Who knows! Mostly we just really wanted to use that drawing Adam did of teddy bears in bikinis. We know you’ll approve.

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Sunday, Oct. 26th: 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival

What: 3rd Annual Gala Gala Hey! Apple Festival
When: Sunday, Oct 26th
Time: 3 pm – 10 pm
Cost: Free

We’re celebrating apples, fall and Cider Week NYC with our favorite annual event, Gala Gala Hey! We’ve got pies this year from the incredible Gowanus pie shop, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, cider on tap, in the bottle and in flights from all over the world, and Americana music from some really fantastic bands.

We’ll also be bobbing for apples, playing cornhole and busting out some other surprises to help us celebrate this awesome season (umm, apple masks anyone?).

Stay tuned for a schedule of bands!

Styles of pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds:

  • Salted Caramel Apple
  • Sweet Potato Apple Crumble
  • Apple Pear Rose
  • Black Currant Apple

Ciders,pommeau and apple wine from:

  • Aaron Burr (NY)
  • Slyboro (NY)
  • Orchard Hill (NY)
  • Farnum Hill (NY)
  • Docs (NY)
  • Naked Flock (NY)
  • Harvest Moon (NY)
  • Harpoon (VT)
  • Castanon (Spain)
  • Enlightenment Wines (NY)
  • Aspall (England)
  • JK Scrumpy (MI)
  • Crispin (CA)
  • … and more!
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Sunday, Oct. 12th: Craig Murphey Fellowship Fundraiser

what: 8th annual craig murphey fellowship fundraiser
when: sunday, oct. 12th
time: 5 pm – 10 pm
cost: free

We are super excited to be hosting this year’s Craig Murphey Fellowship Fundraiser for the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. This 8th annual fundraising event combines some of our favorite things (drinking! prizes!) with a great cause, supporting what the magazine “The Nation” calls “one of the leading direct service and advocacy organizations on hunger and poverty in the nation.”

So come Sunday, we’ll be donating a portion of bar proceeds, plus all proceeds from a super rad raffle to NYCCAH. This non-profit group engages in direct action to bring food to hungry New Yorkers, and to advocate for programs that target the root causes of hunger in New York City and across the country (Did you know that every day, 1.4 million New Yorkers wake up not knowing where they’ll get their meals that day. One in five of them are children). For the past 7 years, with the help of people like you, the Craig Murphey Fellowship Fundraiser has raised more than $70,000 for NYCCAH and the Craig Murphey Fellowship Program.

As in years past, $5 gets you a raffle ticket with a chance at prizes from the likes of The Ace Hotel (a 2 night stay!), Etsy, Vice Magazine and more. All raffle proceeds will directly fund the salary of this year’s Craig Murphey Fellow, who continues the outstanding work of Craig Murphey, a young community organizer who worked tirelessly to help bring nutritious food to low-income New Yorkers. After Craig lost his life in a bicycle accident seven years ago, NYCCAH created the fellowship program in his honor to help carry on his legacy of anti-hunger advocacy.

Raffle tickets available for presale via craigmurphey.com/raffle. Interested in donating a raffle prize? You can do so at craigmurphey.com/donate.

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Monday, September 1: Lucky Enough Record Release Party

WHAT: LUCKY ENOUGH RECORD RELEASE PARTY
WHEN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
TIME: 8 PM
COST: FREE

Join us as we host the record release party for Daniel King’s new record, “Lucky Enough.” King is an acoustic, blues, country, primitive singer-songwriter from New York. King will be giving out free download’s of the record on site.

Schedule:

8 pm: DJ David Gettens
8:45 pm: Nathan Xander
10 pm: Daniel King

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Tuesdays, August 26th: Rock The Boat presents Werk The Middle

THIS WEEK ROCK THE BOAT PRESENTS DESIGNER POPUP SHOP & PARTY ‘WERK THE MIDDLE’ featuring designers:

ROSIE RITTENBERRY
ZANDY KARAMALLIS
MAT LARKIN
LUCK YOU COLLECTIVE
KINDALL ALMOND
TAN FAT
ROMINA FERNANDEZ
MELISSA MURRAY
KAYLA CARPITELLA
NATURE SLUT

clothing + jewelry + art + goodies +++ COME SUPPORT AMAZING ARTISTS, DANCE, DRINK, EAT & FEEL THE LOVE

Bunny Michael is back DJing the love jams and we’d love to see you!

Rock The Boat is about rocking the social scene in NYC, never exclusive only inclusive, making it about being open to new people, no elitists attitudes, only community love and expansion ♥. Every Tuesday at 7.

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Sunday, June 29th: Lavender Luau Daytime Pride Party

what: Lavender luau daytime pride party

when: sunday, june 29th

time: 3 pm – 9 pm

cost: free

The Lavender Luau is a FREE, multi-gendered daytime pride party! Sunday June 29th from 3-9pm. Music by Bunny Michael and Neighborhood DJ, with dancing in the backyard garden, hair braiding by Lavender Leslie, and Mexican Street Food (because why not) by El Bronquito, a project of Chef Eduardo Sandoval. We made a special Pride Punch with rainbow ice cubes #gayprisms. Come hang + drink punch + eat food + love yourself + get braided + dance.

You can RSVP to the Facebook invite here.

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Mexican Mondays with Chef Eduardo Sandoval

Chef Eduardo Sandoval grew up in the border town of El Paso, Texas, neighboring ciudad Juarez. He was surrounded by Mexican street food that was served every weekend at his family’s swapmeet, El Bronco, a colorful marketplace where each vendor brought something unique to the table. Inspired by the food that he grew up on, his abuela’s cooking, and the energy of the swapmeet, Chef Eduardo’s “El Broncito” is an homage to the Sandoval family and Mexican street fare.

We are honored to be hosting him this MONDAY, JUNE 2ND for a pop-up “El Broncito,” in a collaboration we’re brilliantly calling Mexican Mondays. “El broncito” will be offering elote, Mexican shrimp cocktail, tortas, tacos, burritos (not California style), and gorditas from 6 – 10 on June 2, with more Mexican Mondays to come.

The Drink will be serving a combo of Mexicali, a crisp Mexican pilsner, with a shot of Pueblo Viejo, our killer well tequila that is 100% agave and produced at produced at San Matias, one of the oldest distilleries in Mexico. We’re also using Monday’s pop-up to re-launch our much beloved summer punch, The Mutiny, made with tequila, watermelon juice, lime, mint and rhubarb bitters. Salud!

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Sunday, June 8th: 4th Annual Pentecost

what: 4th annual pentecost party

when: sunday, june 8th

time: 4 pm – 10 pm

cost: free

Rejoice! Pentecost is almost upon us! As usual, we will be celebrating with mead, giant turkey legs, whiskey baptisms, bands and sword fighting demonstrations and lessons. Will you be the knighted a champion of The Drink?

This year, we’ll be joined by Holy Hand Grenade at 7 for medieval style jams plus a touch of gospel, plus the No Small Money Brass Band playing African and Caribbean dance jams. We’re doing a mashp-up of Southern-style Pentecostal and good old Arthurian Medieval shit. Come get your Renn Faire on.

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Sunday, May 18th: First Annual Pinewood Derby

WHAT: FIRST ANNUAL PINEWOOD DERBY: THE WATERMAN INVITATIONAL

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 18TH

TIME: 3 PM – 10 PM

COST: FREE TO ATTEND, $20 TO ENTER THE DERBY

Welcome to The Drink’s First Annual Pinewood Derby: The Waterman Invitational, sponsored by Four Roses Bourbon and the Breckenridge Brewery! This is a classic, scout-style pinewood derby, but open to the public and scaled up to adult tastes.

Imagine former scouts, art and design nerds, and handy folk of the earth coming together to see whose tiny wooden car is the fastest, the handsomest and the most able to beat their friends in a meaningless beer and bourbon fueled race. We think it’s gonna be the best.

In addition to having a scoutin’ good time, we’re having a weenie roast, bug juice punch, drink specials from Four Roses Bourbon and Breckenridge Brewery, a costume contest and color commentators. Grand prize for fastest car is a new snowboard from Breckenridge Brewery. Other prizes to be announced, but you are GUARANTEED they’re going to include a stupid plastic trophy that reminds you of your Little League/Pee Wee Soccer past.

How does one compete?

1. Come on in to The Drink during business hours and register for the race. There is a $20 (cash only please) registration fee which gets you an official pinewood derby kit complete with wood, wheels and axles. It also guarantees a spot in our tournament where you can pit your car against other crafty folk. If you cannot sign-up in person, please email us at info@thedrinkbrooklyn.com to arrange another method of entry.

2. Assemble, paint, decorate, and fine tune your car. You have until tournament day to make it fast and hot! Official rules are included with your kit.

3. Show up for race day on Sunday, May 18th, with your completed car between 3pm and 4pm to be checked in, weighed, and approved by race officials.

4. Get ready to have an awesome time racing your car in timed and photographed heats, set up tournament style. Winning categories include fastest car, best design. There is also an award for best costume, which is open to all attendees, not just racers.

Already entered, but lost your Pinewood Derby rules? You can download a PDF copy at the link below.

Pinewood Derby Rules

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Sunday, March 2: A Sweet Crude Return


what: a sweet crude return
when: sunday, march 2
time: 3 pm on. late? it’s casual!
cost: free

After damn near a year in North Dakota working as a rig up hand, our friend Flanagan Smith is putting the oil field in the rear view & moving back to the East Coast. He writes:

“I’m proud to return with all my fingers & toes and I plan to celebrate by spending a day playing some guitar at my favorite Brooklyn haunt.

An open session will follow in the early evening so rosin up your bow if you wanna get in on the action.

There’ll be drinks, food, music & lots of love.”

We expect old time jams, stories for days, and shitkicking good time. Find the Facebook event here.

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