what: caroling with mom
when: Sunday, December 15th
time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Adam’s mom + piano + caroling + homemade cookies. What more could you want?
Adam’s mom + piano + caroling + homemade cookies. What more could you want?
We’re turning 3, and as usual, are celebrating with the best weird German holiday we know: Krampus.
A recap for those not yet in the know:
“Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.”
Holiday miracle, it falls near the anniversary of opening, so every year we eat Germanic food, drink German beer, listen to metal, and dress up as Christmas demons, horns and all, to celebrate the fact that we’re exist.
This year, we’re being sponsored by Maisel’s Weisse and Bayreuther Aktien Zwick’l Kellerbier, a couple of amazing German beers we’ll be pouring for $3 a pint.
Bunna Cafe is back at The Drink, Thursday and Friday September 12 and 13. Ethiopian New Year is September 11 so we will be celebrating with The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, Ethiopian Booze including Harar Beer, Tej, and Shai Correntis, Ethiopian Tunes, and maybe more!
Come get some of NYC’s tastiest and healthiest Ethiopian food plus drink coffee from the source, original single origin beans from the Kellensoo region of Ethiopia, supplied by Think Coffee. Bunna Cafe was recently named by Gothamist as serving one of the nine best vegan dishes in the city!
Dinner is from 6 to 10. Cash only for food. Please tip your waiters and bartenders.
Happy 2006! Everything is eshi.
Want to know why the Ethiopian New Year falls this week? Read on for details from Bunna Cafe’s friend, Yemane Taye:
WHY IS ETHIOPIAN CALENDER DIFFERENT FROM GREGORIAN???
The current year according to the Ethiopian calendar is 2006, which WILL begin on September 11, 2012 AD of the Gregorian calendar. A SEVEN- TO EIGHT-YEAR GAP between the Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars results from an alternate calculation in determining the date of the Annunciation (the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God ) of Jesus.
ANCIENT ETHIOPIAN MONKS BELIEVE D THAT THE ANNUNCIATION OF JESUS CHRIST WAS 7 YEARS BEFORE EUROPEANS (GREGORIAN) STARTRED COUNTING THE YEARS.
The Ethiopian calendar (Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ዘመን አቆጣጠር yä’Ityoṗṗya zämän aḳoṭaṭär) is the principal calendar used in Ethiopia and also serves as the liturgical calendar for Christians in Eritrea and Ethiopia belonging to the Orthodox Tewahedo churches, Eastern Catholic Church and Lutheran Orthodox Church.
It is a sidereal calendar based on the older Alexandrian or Coptic calendar, which in turn derives from the Egyptian calendar, but like the Julian calendar, it adds a leap day every four years without exception, and begins the year on August 29 or August 30 in the Julian calendar.
Like the Coptic calendar, the Ethiopic or Ge’ez calendar has twelve months of exactly 30 days each plus five or six epagomenal days, which comprise A THIRTEENTH MONTH. The Ethiopian months begin on the same days as those of the Coptic calendar, but their names are in Ge’ez. The sixth epagomenal day is added every four years without exception on August 29 of the Julian calendar, six months before the Julian leap day.
Thus the FIRST DAY OF THE ETHIOPIAN YEAR, 1 MÄSKÄRÄM, for years between 1901 and 2099 (inclusive), IS USUALLY SEPTEMBER 11 (GREGORIAN). It, however, falls on September 12 in years before the Gregorian leap year
Help us usher in fall with our favorite celebration of apples, Gala Gala Hey! We’re teaming up with Kate Lebo and The Bored Vegetarian for an apple onslaught: some of our favorite ciders, apple food pairings, bobbing for apples, old-timey music, and 5 varieties of pies from the amazing baker, Lebo (5 kinds!).
She’ll be offering up cheddar-crusted apple pie, whiskey crumble apple pie, honey-ginger apple pie, brandied apple cardamom pie and apple pear pie. Pie slices are all $5 and whole pies are $40. Vegetarians beware! The secret ingredient to Kate’s super-flaky crust is LARD. Stick to Cheddar-Crusted Apple or Apple Pear Pie. They’ll be made with all butter crusts.
On tap we’ll be serving Doc’s Pumpkin Cider and Harpoon Cider. In the bottle, we’ve got Doc’s Hard Cider (New York), Sidra Castanon (Spain), Slyboro Hidden Star Sparkling Cider (New York), Aaron Burr Ginger Carrot Cider (New York), JK Scrumpy Farmhouse Organic Hard Cider (Michegan) and Duche de Longueveille Dry Sparking Non-Alcoholic Cider (France), in regular pours and a few super fun tasting flights.
In additional to apples and fall, we’ll be celebrating the release of Lebo’s new cookbook, A Commonplace Book of Pie,
a quirky collage of fact and fiction that combines humor, art, recipes, pop culture, and poetry to redefine America’s favorite dessert. Pie is a medium for conversation in this debut book from Chin Music Press, balancing Lebo’s technical baker know-how with lyrical ruminations on the real and imagined relationships between pie and those who love it.
Kate’s writing has appeared in Best New Poets, Gastronomica, and Poetry Northwest among other journals, and she’s currently at work on a pie cookbook for Sasquatch Books, forthcoming in 2014. She teaches creative writing at Richard Hugo House and pie making at Pie School, her cliche-busting pastry academy. She also hosts Pie Stand, a social that uses pie to create conversations across communities.
The Bored Vegetarian is Bethany of Greenpoint:
The Bored Vegetarian is a way to push myself (and hopefully you!) to try new recipes, new flavors and new textures. Food shound be fun and exciting, not boring. This blog is about that.
Hello Lovers is a strange fruit; comprised of and informed by musicians from different backgrounds and lineages. From prestigious conservatories to ad hoc improvisation pot lucks, avant garde and experimental studies to negro spiritual workshops, thru noise abandons and punk ethics.
The music of musician/composer j.c.King solo and in various constellations With Long term collaborators; Masha Poloskova_violin, Mollie Fischer_cello, Hannah Liddell_piano, Leah Celest_viola, Corey Walker_brass, multi instrumentalist Andy Hadaway (and many wonderful guests) has been intentionally amorphous, however, remains to celebrate accoustic orchestral instrumentation and musicianship.
With Mr.King’s unique songs, employing improvisation to examine the environments of consistently romantic themes, Hello Lovers are cultivating a zealous and ritual method of torch song. musics of resonant harmony, mystery, stillness and erratic movement.
Hello lovers are currently finishing thier third studio recording “glorified”
In 2012 Mr.king relocated to Brooklyn to train, write and experiment with new work.
For me, summer is about the beach, wearing as little clothing as possible and eating crabs, Maryland style. For those in the know, steamed Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, piled high on a table covered in paper and spread with wooden hammers, paper towels and ample cans of cold beer is about the best thing imaginable. For those who don’t know this, I’m here to tell you.
We’re excited to welcome back the ladies text based salon, a monthly feature from last summer that’s making it’s 2013 debut this Sunday. This event features readings and discussion of new and old work, as well as work in progress. This Sunday’s readers will be:
Come by for some literary fun.
We’re super excited to host Bunna Cafe, a new Ethiopian Vegetarian Restaurant, Coffeehouse, and Music Venue that will be opening in BK later this year. Until then, they are a travelling pop-up cafe hosting dinner parties and collaborative headline events around the city.
Dinner ranges from $10 to $20. Come in groups and get more for less. Menu will be posted shortly, but will likely look similar to the menu you see below. Come by, stretch out, eat some amazing Ethiopian food, drink some sailor punch + a shai correnti or two, and stay for the traditional The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.
You can find the Facebook invite here.
Are you ready to do it again? We’re Medieval carousing again, this year with a healthy dose of Southern Pentecostal flair. We’ve got music all day, from country tunes to blues to gospel; shrimp po’ boys and collard greens to eat; the annual reading of Le Morte d’Arthur; baptism by whiskey; and everyone’s favorite, sword fighting and sword fighting lessons from the NYC Longsword Fencing Club. Who shall we crown the 3rd knight of The Drink in 2013? Sword fighting is a late one this year. Starts at 8 pm!
May the flames of heaven reign down upon our heads, may our tongues be loose and inspired, and may our Pentecostal oath and bond be strengthened for yet another year.
Queen’s Day. A day when the notoriously free Dutch let loose across the country in celebration of their queen, Queen Beatrix. We decided to join forces with one of our favorite white rums, Denizen, and come up with our own Brooklyn-ized version of Queen’s Day.
We’ll have music all day from Juniper Rising and friends, $3 glasses of Denizen Rum punch (including a frothy, light new punch based on the traditional Dutch booze-soaked apricots and raisins and topped with sparkling wine, as well as some old favorites) and Dutch food specials.
Come out in your best orange (the Dutch’s favorite color) and enjoy your Sunday.
We’re super excited to welcome Melody for her first gig at The Drink. You know we love some bluegrass tunes, and she’s such a pro. For this show she’ll be playing with Elio Schiavo, front man for the Six Deadly Venoms. Expect a lot of pretty harmony singing, friends.
Melody has been playing violin since the age of five and is classically trained in both violin and voice. She fell in love with bluegrass/old time music around 7 years ago and has been raising a ruckus in the NYC area ever since, branching out into all manner of folk genres.
In addition to regularly playing at regional favorites like The Jalopy Theater, The Living Room, Rodeo Bar, Rockwood Music Hall, and Philly’s Tin Angel and World Café Live, Melody has gotten to rock out at places like the top of Rockefeller Center and the renowned Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. She has also placed in the lauded Galax Fiddlers’ Convention bluegrass fiddle contest.
Here she is dancing/playing/singing simultaneously at the 6th annual John Hartford weekend on Jan. 26, 2013.
Find out more about Melody on her website.