Weekly: Salad Day
Aug
23
12:30pm12:30pm

Weekly: Salad Day

Wednesday is Salad Day here at BCL! Salad Day is a very special salad potluck lunch where members can kick back and get to know each other a little better. We'll provide the greens and tunes, you bring the toppings and your dance moves (dancing not required). Every Wednesday 12:30 in the 3rd Floor lounge.

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Aug
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

BCL at the Brooklyn Cyclones!

To help combat the Dog Days of August, we have purchased a block of fantastic field box seats for the Monday, August 17th game against the Aberdeen IronBirds. What's better than watching baseball in a stadium mere steps from the ocean? That's summer in Brooklyn, folks.

We'll cover most of the price of the ticket, we just ask that you pay $5/ticket to reserve your spot. Friends, family, and kids are more than welcome to join us!

See you at the Old Ball Game!

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Weekly: Salad Day
Aug
16
12:30pm12:30pm

Weekly: Salad Day

Wednesday is Salad Day here at BCL! Salad Day is a very special salad potluck lunch where members can kick back and get to know each other a little better. We'll provide the greens and tunes, you bring the toppings and your dance moves (dancing not required). Every Wednesday 12:30 in the 3rd Floor lounge.

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Lunch & Learn: Social Media Marketing
Jun
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Lunch & Learn: Social Media Marketing

How To Amplify Your Content with Facebook & Instagram Paid Marketing

Social media advertising allows you to reach precise audiences in places that they're spending time. Learn how both B2B and B2C companies can benefit from social media advertising. Find out how you can get started. We'll cover topics including:  

  • Defining your goals
  • Building blocks of FB/IG advertising
  • Brainstorming potential targeting groups (demographic, interest, behavioral)
  • Custom audiences & website retargeting
  • Ad units and placements

Join us June 13 at 12pm for this lunch-and-learn! BYO lunch! 

 

About Foxwell Digital

Andrew and Gracie Foxwell are the co-founders of Foxwell Digital, a social media advisory firm based in Madison, Wisconsin. They collaborate and consult with Fortune 500 companies, globally recognized nonprofits, e-commerce entrepreneurs, and local startups on Facebook and Instagram advertising, online fundraising, and digital marketing strategies. They work with clients like KIND Snacks, Grand Ole Opry and more, having spent over $100MM through the platform since 2010. When they're not at their desks, Andrew and Gracie can be found on their front porch feeding Wisconsin cheddar to their Goldendoodle Wingra. 

 

Presented by Media Volery

Media Volery has been proud part of the BCL community since 2015. (Find us on the 3rd floor!) As a strategic marketing agency and consultancy with a digital focus, we support growing businesses and help them tell their brand stories compellingly, while achieving their business goals. We believe in research, metrics-driven insights, and keeping our eyes on the prize. Our clients include retail brands, luxury brands, software companies, professional services, and nonprofits.

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Early Morning Runner's Meet Up
May
31
6:00am 6:00am

Early Morning Runner's Meet Up

Meet up with Jenni every Wednesday morning before work for a quick and easy 3 mile jog in Prospect Park as part of our Spring Into Fitness Month. We'll meet at 6:00 AM outside of Steeplechase Coffee in Kensington and leave for the run at 6:30. Run at your own pace, or run with Jenni at an easy, conversational pace. Excellent for beginners who want to add running to their fitness routines. Running at Jenni's pace will have us ending back at Steeplechase, right when they open at 7, so we can pop in for a cup of coffee and still have time to shower before coming in to work. 

Let Jenni know if you plan to attend by shooting her a quick email jenni@brooklycreativeleague.com

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Early Morning Runner's Meet Up
May
24
6:00am 6:00am

Early Morning Runner's Meet Up

Meet up with Jenni every Wednesday morning before work for a quick and easy 3 mile jog in Prospect Park as part of our Spring Into Fitness Month. We'll meet at 6:00 AM outside of Steeplechase Coffee in Kensington and leave for the run at 6:30. Run at your own pace, or run with Jenni at an easy, conversational pace. Excellent for beginners who want to add running to their fitness routines. Running at Jenni's pace will have us ending back at Steeplechase, right when they open at 7, so we can pop in for a cup of coffee and still have time to shower before coming in to work. 

Let Jenni know if you plan to attend by shooting her a quick email jenni@brooklycreativeleague.com

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Don't Make Pain the Enemy: Dealing with Discomfort While Working
May
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

Don't Make Pain the Enemy: Dealing with Discomfort While Working

Led by Dan Cayer, an Alexander Technique and meditation teacher, this workshop will teach you how true pain relief and sustainable posture are not the result of struggle and vigilance. In fact, our efforts to micromanage our pain and posture only make things worse. You will learn how to tap into your body’s natural structure and wisdom through group exercises and individual hands-on adjustments.

It's easy to enter into a dynamic where you're constantly trying to put out fires in your body, though this stressful approach rarely leads to positive outcomes. In fact, creating an attitude of openness and curiosity paves the way for true healing. By learning to not micromanage our body, we discover our body’s natural intelligence and posture. The Alexander Technique and mindfulness will be applied to help you directly contact innate healthiness and ease, without having to try to be ‘better.’ These are practices and an attitude shift that you can take with you long after the class. The goal is not to stay the same forever, rather that when we stop resisting the present moment, we truly begin to change.

When: Thursday, May 18th 2:00 PM

Where: 3rd Floor Kitchen Lounge 

We have room for 12 attendees, must RSVP

This event is $5, you can be billed for this or pay in person. 

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Early Morning Runner's Meet Up
May
17
6:00am 6:00am

Early Morning Runner's Meet Up

Meet up with Jenni every Wednesday morning before work for a quick and easy 3 mile jog in Prospect Park as part of our Spring Into Fitness Month. We'll meet at 6:00 AM outside of Steeplechase Coffee in Kensington and leave for the run at 6:30. Run at your own pace, or run with Jenni at an easy, conversational pace. Excellent for beginners who want to add running to their fitness routines. Running at Jenni's pace will have us ending back at Steeplechase, right when they open at 7, so we can pop in for a cup of coffee and still have time to shower before coming in to work. 

Let Jenni know if you plan to attend by shooting her a quick email jenni@brooklycreativeleague.com

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Bike to Smorgasburg- East River State Park
May
13
11:00am11:00am

Bike to Smorgasburg- East River State Park

Join us Saturday, May 13th for our first ever Bike to Smorgasburg Meet-Up as part of our Spring Into Fitness Month! Just bring you and your bicycle to BCL at 11 AM, we'll take off at 11:30 for the 4.5 mile ride to East River State Park Park, where we can stuff our faces at Smorgasburg before heading back to BCL. You can ride straight home from Smorgasburg or come back with us to make a complete 9 mile ride. 

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Early Morning Runner's Meet Up
May
10
6:00am 6:00am

Early Morning Runner's Meet Up

Meet up with Jenni every Wednesday morning before work for a quick and easy 3 mile jog in Prospect Park as part of our Spring Into Fitness Month. We'll meet at 6:00 AM outside of Steeplechase Coffee in Kensington and leave for the run at 6:30. Run at your own pace, or run with Jenni at an easy, conversational pace. Excellent for beginners who want to add running to their fitness routines. Running at Jenni's pace will have us ending back at Steeplechase, right when they open at 7, so we can pop in for a cup of coffee and still have time to shower before coming in to work. 

Let Jenni know if you plan to attend by shooting her a quick email jenni@brooklycreativeleague.com

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Early Morning Runner's Meet up
May
3
6:30am 6:30am

Early Morning Runner's Meet up

Meet up with Jenni every Wednesday morning before work for a quick and easy 3 mile jog in Prospect Park as part of our Spring Into Fitness Month. We'll meet at 6:00 AM outside of Steeplechase Coffee in Kensington and leave for the run at 6:30. Run at your own pace, or run with Jenni at an easy, conversational pace. Excellent for beginners who want to add running to their fitness routines. Running at Jenni's pace will have us ending back at Steeplechase, right when they open at 7, so we can pop in for a cup of coffee and still have time to shower before coming in to work. 

Let Jenni know if you plan to attend by shooting her a quick email jenni@brooklycreativeleague.com 

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BCL Holiday Bazaar
Dec
1
10:00am10:00am

BCL Holiday Bazaar

  • Brooklyn Creative League, 3rd fl (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Calling all BCL Makers -- authors, illustrators, photographers, jewelry designers, food producers, knitters, etc., etc.!

BCL is holding its 2nd Annual members-only Holiday Bazaar! This is an opportunity for us to see -- and purchase -- the incredible things being produced by BCL members. Come to the 3rd floor lounge on Dec. 1st to see a display of books, food, art, and more, made by your fellow BCL members.

Interested in displaying your wares? Great! This will be a low-key affair. Purchases will be a simple cash/check transaction between you and the buyer; BCL won't take any commission. You do not need to be in the lounge all day, but please stay on-site so that folks can easily reach you. For more information, and to finalize details, please contact Erin directly: Erin@BrooklynCreativeLeague.com

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Paid Family Leave Discussion Group
Nov
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Paid Family Leave Discussion Group

The Gender Equality Law Center invites you to join us on November 17th beginning at 6:00pm for a discussion group on balancing work and family obligations. We want to hear about your experiences as well as share the details of the newly passed New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Act (“PFLIA”).

In April New York State passed the most comprehensive and generous paid family leave law in the country. PFLIA will provide virtually every worker in New York State with up to 12 weeks of paid leave to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill family member.

We think you would be a valuable addition to this conversation and hope that you will attend our Paid Family Leave Discussion Group next week. And, its right here in the 1st floor conference room.

 

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Webinar- Volunteering as Child Advocate
Nov
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Webinar- Volunteering as Child Advocate

Hi All,

In one of the "what you can do" listicles that's been going around since Wednesday morning, there was a blurb on The Young Center. In their own words: 

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights trains prospective volunteers to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody and deportation proceedings.

This Thursday at 6pm, they're hosting a webinar for people who are interested in learning more about volunteering. I'll be tuning in from the 3rd Floor conference room, and I might even get a bottle of wine. The more the merrier. 

If you can't make it Thursday they're hosting a repeat Friday at 1pm EST

And if you're curious to learn more: www.TheYoungCenter.org 

-Emily

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Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
Oct
8
8:00am 8:00am

Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Fall is approaching and we here at BCL are ready to hit the ground running! Literally! Better start training because we're teaming up to run 13.1 miles with the Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, October 8th.

The Rock 'n' Roll race series is crazy fun, features live music along the route and culminates in a party in Prospect Park. Register today!

www.runrocknroll.com/brooklyn

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Art Reception: Hechicera by Jenni Walkowiak
Oct
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

Art Reception: Hechicera by Jenni Walkowiak

New Mexico is widely known as The Land of Enchantment. Her beauty is wild, mysterious, dark and magical. Hechicera (Sorceress, or Enchantress) is a collection of images from all over the state. The Bisit/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (desolate area of steeply eroded badlands, Navajo Territory- Northwest NM), Acoma Pueblo (Sky-City, the entire Pueblo sits on a 365 foot tall mesa in Central NM), the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge (Wetlands near Socorro, NM, home to hundreds of migratory birds), and White Sands National Monument (the largest gypsum dune field in the world, testing site of the Atomic Bomb in 1945- Southern NM). 

Jennifer Walkowiak is a proud New Mexican photographer who currently resides in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Her landscapes and cityscapes have been shown in coffee shop galleries in Manhattan and Brooklyn since 2013. She is often seen shooting live music, comedy shows and private parties and dabbles in portraiture.  


Beginning October 6th, 2016- Hechicera will be on display in the Third Floor Lounge. Join us for an Art Reception to celebrate! Refreshments, music and joy will be provided. 

Check out Jennifer's work here:

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Make It In Brooklyn Innovation Summit
Sep
28
8:30am 8:30am

Make It In Brooklyn Innovation Summit

  • 1 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’ve never been to a conference like this before. On September 28th, meet, listen to and network with Brooklyn’s best builders, founders and entrepreneurs inside the still under construction City Point retail destination in Downtown Brooklyn. No hard hats required. 

Use the promo code "BCL" for $100 admission

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Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair
Sep
9
to Sep 11

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

Visit BCL member, Honey & Wax Booksellers , at one of the country's largest regional antiquarian book fairs. The third edition of BABF brings more than 100 quality antiquarian book and ephemera dealers from all over the country, Canada and Europe, to the new Brooklyn Expo Center, easily accessible from all parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and beyond.

Where: Brooklyn Expo Center

When: Friday 6-9PM   Saturday 11AM- 7PM  Sunday 11AM-5PM

How Much: $10 (children under 12 are free) 

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Bike to BCL with Citi Bike (On site visit)
Aug
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Bike to BCL with Citi Bike (On site visit)

I know some of you have been seeing the flyers around and it's true! Now, as a member with BCL, you can get a discount of $25 off the annual membership.Tomorrow we have a Citi Bike Ambassador coming to visit us for more information about our new promotion and a free tote bag when you sign up.

Stop by the 3rd-floor lounge tomorrow from 12pm to 2pm and find out more.

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