MAY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

MAY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

This event is free but requires RSVP...
Popcorn included!

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JUNE: Read Any Book 'Book Club'
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

JUNE: Read Any Book 'Book Club'

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

This event is free but requires RSVP...
Popcorn included!

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JULY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

JULY: Read Any Book 'Book Club'

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

This event is free but requires RSVP...
Popcorn included!

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Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Asados at Colonia Verde, a Chef Series

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Colonia Verde's "Sunday Asado" series invites chefs and grill masters from all over the world to take over their backyard for a no fuzz, no frills bbqing afternoon amongst friends and neighbors.

The September 30th Asado is by Gerardo Vasquez Lugo from Nico's and Funda Mayora in Mexico City.  The day is hosted by Fort Greene Commins Founder, Sam Utne.

Tequila by (DELALUZ)
Beer by Bocanegra

Sunday Asados fill up so book your spot today!

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Monumental: A Celebration Under the Stars
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Monumental: A Celebration Under the Stars

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy for a night of food, community, and dancing as they commemorate their 20th Anniversary, celebrate our historic park, and honor the neighbors who make it truly monumental.

FGPC provides the space, seating, and setting - you bring the food, drink and dancing shoes. All proceeds go to support the mission of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy

Saturday, May 19th 2018; Fort Greene Park | 5:00pm-10:00pm | Festive Attire

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50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms

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Dev Aujla presents 50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms

In conversation with Sam Utne

Greenlight neighbor and CEO of recruiting firm Catalog Dev Aujla builds on years of experience to present a discussion and workshop that pulls back the curtain on work, career, and the ever-fluctuating and ever-maddening job market. Aujla’s new book, 50 Ways to Get a Job, based on his popular website of the same name, offers practical, tangible steps to finding (and getting) the right job. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that helps one avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. Aujla discusses his new book and tried-and-tested methods with Sam Utne, fellow neighbor and entrepreneur and founder of Fort Greene Commins.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/192183474842694/

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Advanced-Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced-Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop

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Join Fort Greene calligrapher Erica Jaffe, owner of Three Keys Brooklynto discover the art of Modern Calligraphy!

This course will help you take what you’ve already learned in your intro course and expand your skills! Over 2 hours, you will perfect different techniques from letter formation to writing out words and sentences. 

Beginners are also welcome! Good penmanship is not required! 

$65 (early bird) / $75 (general) / $55 Commins members
*Price includes glass of wine & all supplies (which are yours to keep)*

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Read Any Book Book Club
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Read Any Book Book Club

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

This event is free but requires RSVP...
Popcorn included!

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Caveday
Apr
3
9:00 AM09:00

Caveday

Join us for a full day of deep work lead by Caveday

Caveday is a company that helps people prioritize deep work in their lives through events, content, and workshops. By creating a distraction-free environment and leading scientifically proven productivity training, people get more done in less time. Caveday fosters a growing community in select cities across the world and believes that by improving the quality of our work, we can improve the quality of our lives.

$45 ($35 for Commins members) Includes light breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee/tea, and facilitated focus.

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Read Any Book Book Club
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Read Any Book Book Club

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

FREE for Commins members & Brooklyn Yoga Club community (w/ code)
$5 for non-members

Coffee & tea included

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Wearable Works of Art & Imaginative Experiences: Kim Jenkins with Susan Cianciolo
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Wearable Works of Art & Imaginative Experiences: Kim Jenkins with Susan Cianciolo

 Credit: Charlotte Wales

Credit: Charlotte Wales

2017 Whitney Biennial Artists and Fort Greene resident Susan Cianciolo is better described through conversation. She is many, many things.

Kim Jenkins, lecturer of fashion history and theory at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design, will sit down with Susan to discuss her journey creating wearable works of art and creating intimate, imaginative experiences that has garnered praise and adoration from the art and fashion community.

This conversation with Susan Cianciolo is part of the conversation series, “Exploring Fashion and Culture with Kim Jenkins” made possible by Fort Greene Commins and its Members. Become a member here.

Tickets:
$10 EARLY-BIRD (first 10 tickets)
$12 Advance / $15 Day Of
$5 Commins Members
Limited free tickets for Parsons & Pratt students (with code)

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Caveday - a full day of facilitated deep work - meals included
Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

Caveday - a full day of facilitated deep work - meals included

Caveday is on a mission to improve your relationship to work.

Featured in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, PSFK and more. Learn more at caveday.org/about.

No one ever taught us how to work.
We need to learn new habits.
To take breaks that energize and refresh us.
To set bigger goals with more clarity.
To focus with more intensity.
We need to find a cave to shut out the world, do the work, and emerge new.

The first ever weekday Caveday. In partnership with Fort Greene Commins, we'll run a full day of deep work so you can prioritize getting your work shipped better and faster.

9AM-4PM. Includes light breakfast, family-style lunch, coffee, snacks, and creative support. Hosted by Dino in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

$39.99 for non-members
$29.99 for Commins members (code in email or ask Sam)

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Read Any Book Book Club
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Read Any Book Book Club

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

Coffee & tea included.

Free for Commins members & Brooklyn Yoga Club community
$5 for non-members

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Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop

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Join Fort Greene calligrapher Erica Jaffe, owner of Three Keys Brooklyn to discover the art of Modern Calligraphy!

Over the course of 2 hours, you will learn different techniques from basic pen strokes to formation of letters. You will become a pro with the oblique pen before you know it. 

Good penmanship is not required! 

$45 / $40 Commins members
*Price includes glass of wine & all supplies (which are yours to keep)*

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Exploring Fashion & Culture with Kim Jenkins: A Conversation with Eda Levenson
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Exploring Fashion & Culture with Kim Jenkins: A Conversation with Eda Levenson

“What Can Creativity Do? Meet Eda Levenson, Co-Founder of Scope of Work” 

What can creative professionals in Brooklyn do to sustain and cultivate the next generation of fashion designers, artists, filmmakers and musicians?

Fashion and culture professor Kim Jenkins (kimberlymjenkins.com) will introduce us to resident Eda Levenson (ladyfancynails.com), co-founder of Scope of Work (scopeofwork.org). S.O.W matches underrepresented young people with limited resources to industry professionals who can help them envision a future that shapes culture through pathways in the creative field. 

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Levenson received a BA in Community Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MA in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. In addition, Eda is a collaborator and nail artist for the wellness concept space in LES, Chillhouse and currently partners with the New Museum with Nike. 

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Kim Jenkins specializes in the sociocultural and historical influences behind why we wear what we wear, specifically addressing how politics, psychology, race and gender shapes the way we ‘fashion’ our identity. Based in New York, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, Part-time Lecturer at Parsons School of Design.

This event is part of the ‘Exploring Fashion and Culture with Kim Jenkins’ conversation series at Maison May, made possible by Commins.

When: Join us at 6:30pm for a cocktail mixer with our neighbors. Program will start at 7pm.

Tickets: $5 for Commins members | $15 for non-members

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Read Any Book Book Club
Jan
23
4:00 PM16:00

Read Any Book Book Club

Brooklyn Yoga Club, Amanda Stern & Commins Present:

Read Any Book Book Club
Commune with other readers! Members of the Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community are invited to bring their book of choice and gather with like-minded bookworms for an hour of silent reading. Once a month, in the mid-afternoon, at a sanctuary in busy Brooklyn, find your breath, return to the page where you left off, share in productive silence, and talk about what you’re reading with members of your community.

Coffee & tea included.

FREE FOR ALL - But Please RSVP!

Three dates:
Jan 23rd (Tues), 4-5:30
Feb 20th (Tues), 4-5:30
Mar 20th (Tues), 4-5:30

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