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Party Pics – Brooklyn Black Tie Ball

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On Thursday, October 6, 2016 Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) held its fourth annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and After Party. The sold out event hosted over 800 guests and raised $1.1 million, a new record for the Conservancy. In 2015, the event raised $1 million.

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The event took place on Pier 2 of the Park and included a cocktail reception on the promenade and a seated three–course meal. Guests enjoyed the magnificent Manhattan skyline and sweeping views of New York Harbor, which served as the backdrop for an evening celebration of one of New York City’s most spectacular waterfront parks. After the Ball, the Conservancy Currents, the Conservancy’s young professionals group, hosted a ticketed after party where guests participated in a high-energy gathering. It included an open bar, snacks and dancing under the stars with DJ Herbert Holler from the Freedom Party.

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Fulfilling the Conservancy’s vision for turning a neglected strip of waterfront into a verdant public space over 30 years ago, Brooklyn Bridge Park has provided New York City with an extraordinary place to play, learn, connect, and be inspired.

Proceeds from the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball will help keep the Park vibrant, beautiful, and growing; directly supporting the Conservancy’s over 500 free and low cost activities and events. Over one million Brooklyn Bridge Park visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s education, cultural, fitness, recreation, and arts programs. In 2016 alone, more than 170,000 individuals enjoyed Conservancy events including kayaking, waterfront workouts, and environmental education classes, as part of its extensive lineup.

At this year’s Ball, the Conservancy honored noted humanitarian and business executive, Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group and the founder of SH Group and 1 Hotels. With a commitment to changing the standard for socially responsible hospitality, Mr. Sternlicht will debut 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge early next year. The Conservancy celebrated Barry S. Sternlicht’s personal and professional commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility, and design excellence and honors his leadership in the philanthropic and civic life of New York City.

The Conservancy also paid tribute to Regina Myer, the outgoing President of Brooklyn Bridge Park for her years of service and vision that helped to establish the Park as a world renowned destination. Under her leadership, the 85 acres were transformed from an inaccessible waterfront into a world-class park that now receives over 4 million visitors annually.

“The annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball has become a hallmark event for the Conservancy.” said Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. “We were elated to honor Barry Sternlicht and his philanthropic generosity and commitment to sustainability. His support will help ensure Brooklyn Bridge Park remains a world class waterfront public space filled with first-rate programming that all ages can enjoy. Additionally, we were delighted to pay tribute to Regina Myer’s transformative vision in bringing the Park to life and we wish her great success in her next endeavor.”

“The Brooklyn Black Tie Ball has become a wonderful autumn tradition at the Park and a great way to support the Conservancy’s programs that make BBP such a special place,” said Regina Myer, outgoing President of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “We congratulate honoree Barry S. Sternlicht, whose 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is going to be a great addition to the Park and to the neighborhood, and are grateful to everyone for their commitment to Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Conservancy.”

The Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

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Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York and beyond, The Village Voice is proud to present the sixth annual curated Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival. The event will take place at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Craft beer aficionados will sample the best seasonal, micro and reserve brews from breweries located in the country with a pinpointed focus on the tri-state area. The best craft brews will be represented, along with a food court, entertainment and more.

We’re excited to announce that some of our breweries include
Aval,
Asahi Beer USA,
Black Hog Brewing Co.,
The Brooklyn Brewery,
Brooklyn Brew Shop,
Coney Island Brewery,
Delirium Brewery,
Dogfish Head Beer,
Downeast Cider House,
Flagship Brewery,
Lagunitas Brewing Co,
Long Trail Brewing,
Lost Nation Brewing,
Narragansett Beer,
original sin cider,
Otter Creek Brewing,
Rockaway Brewing Co.,
#RootSellersBrewingInc,
Singha Beer, Sixpoint,
Smuttynose Brewing Co.,
Southern Tier Brewing Company, &
SpikedSeltzer —just to name a few!

Tickets are on sale now!

VIP tickets are $85 and include access to the exclusive VIP Hour from 2:00pm–3:00pm plus entry to the full event from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, access to the VIP Lounge, exclusive drinks and complimentary food, a VIP Gift Bag, a complimentary souvenir tasting glass, and access to sampling of 100+ beers and entertainment. General admission tickets are $55 and include access to the event from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, a complimentary souvenir tasting glass, and access to sampling of 100+ beers and entertainment.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit villagevoicebrooklynpour.com.

For more information visit http://villagevoicebrooklynpour.com

NRDC’s 6th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

Please join NRDC and the NY Council for our 6th Annual Farm to Table Dinner on June 1st at the North Brooklyn Farms! The farm’s new location on the footprint of the iconic Domino Sugar refinery building marks the first time that stretch of the East River has been open to the public in over 150 years. Views of the Williamsburg Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline will serve as the perfect backdrop. We are looking forward to a great night and great conversation about NRDC’s NY regional food work.

For more information visit http://www.nrdc.org/farmtotable2016

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm with Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort. Violin virtuoso and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter pays a tender tribute to her paternal grandfather, an Alabama coal miner, in an inspirational concert drawing from Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, and the joyous Southern folk music that infused her childhood. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Released in March, 2014 by Sony Music Masterworks, Southern Comfort explores the folk music of the American South. The album thematically connects Carter’s earlier albums I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006), which features her mother’s favorite early jazz standards, and Reverse Thread (2010), which celebrates the tradition of African music re-imagined for violin, accordion, bass, drums, and kora.

For more information visit http://michelletabnickcommunications.com

LongHouse Reserve Winter Benefit 2016, Design For Living

longhouseLongHouse Reserve—a non-profit arboretum, art museum, sculpture garden, and educational organization based in East Hampton—will kick off its JUBILEE year celebrations with a Winter Benefit, DESIGN FOR LIVING, in Brooklyn on March 15th. Guests will experience the thriving cultural heart of Williamsburg, at new arts focused venue National Sawdust, with a special performance by the renowned Nona Hendryx.

A highlight of this year’s benefit will be legendary textile designer and founder of LongHouse Jack Lenor Larsen presenting acclaimed architect Hugh Hardy with the LongHouse Award. Hugh Hardy, FAIA, is a Founding Partner of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. Hardy has built and reshaped America’s cultural landscape through architecture, with celebrated projects including those for the Lincoln Center Theater, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the restoration of Radio City Music Hall. Jack Larsen and LongHouse Reserve are proud to add Hugh Hardy to the roster of LongHouse Honorees.

The evening will begin at six thirty with a cocktail reception at National Sawdust. The evening will then continue with a discussion between Hugh Hardy and Peter Zuspan, founding principal of Bureau V, the Brooklyn-based firm that re-designed the National Sawdust building.

Guests will then be treated to a performance from revolutionary Audio Visual Performance Artist Nona Hendryx, one of the founding members of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, which then morphed into the groundbreaking group Labelle. Hendryx will bring her signature multimedia performance style to National Sawdust.

The reception and performance will be followed by dinner and dessert for sponsors and patrons, by James Beard Award winning Chef Patrick Connolly, in this exciting new space that is the talk of Brooklyn.

This year’s venue, National Sawdust (NS), an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery – where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

This evening is made possible with the generous support of John Imperatore.

The LongHouse Winter Benefit will be followed by SERIOUS MOONLIGHT on July 23rd, the JUBILEE Summer Benefit under a full moon over LongHouse Gardens, celebrating the past and anticipating the future of this educational landmark and design museum.

WINTER BENEFIT TICKET LEVELS
$1,200 – Patron ticket for reception, premier performance seating and dinner
$600 – Sponsor ticket for reception, performance and dinner
$150 – Friend ticket for reception and performance
$100 – LH Contemporary ticket (age 35 and under) for reception and performance

For more information visit http://instoreatlonghouse.org/collections/tickets/products/design-for-living-longhouse-winter-benefit-in-brooklyn