Join us May 15th as we launch an exciting new monthly event series featuring stories and conversation from Brooklyn's innovative entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders:
At the first edition of Brooklyn For Good, Farm to Table in Red Hook, Ian Marvey of Added Value and St. John Frizell of Fort Defiance Cafe and Bar will share their uniquely Brooklyn ideas about local food, entrepreneurship, empowerment, and recovery after Superstorm Sandy.
More about Ian and St. John
BROOKLYN FOR GOOD
Wednesday, May 15th
at Brooklyn Community Foundation
45 Main St #409 in DUMBO
FREE. Space is limited!
Complimentary wine and light fare will be provided. Food generously provided by Fort Defiance.
Brooklyn For Good is presented in partnership with Brooklyn Based, a free, daily email that delivers essential news about Brooklyn culture, food, innovators and events directly to your inbox.
Ways You Can Do Good Right Here
Foundations as First Responders?
Brooklyn Community Foundation President Marilyn Gelber writes on Philanthropy NY’s Smart Assets blog about the Foundation’s unique role in the recovery following Superstorm Sandy, and why the power of community has proved to be the most essential force in the borough’s comeback. Read it here.
Get your tickets for a special performance of Brownsville Bred, an award-winning autobiographical one woman play, at LIU's Kumble Theater to benefit our grantee resident.connect.care., a food access program serving residents of public housing in Brownsville. Thursday, May 2nd at 7PM. Purchase tickets here.
Reclaim NYC Supports Brooklyn Recovery Fund
Next month, during NYC Design Week, a coalition of designers is teaming up to host an exhibit and sale of works inspired by the idea of collaboration, to benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. Reclaim NYC's charity sale will take place on Thursday, May 16th from 7–11PM at 446 Broadway, 4th Floor. Details and RSVP here.
Run for Hope this Sunday
The first annual Run for Hope 5K Run/Walk will take place this Sunday, April 28th at 9am in Prospect Park, on the two year anniversary of the passing of Hope Reichbach. All proceeds from the race will go directly to the Hope Reichbach Fund at the Brooklyn Community Foundation, which provides sponsored summer internships at nonprofits in Brooklyn. Race details and registration here.