This Olio will cover the historical flashpoints of urban ‘development’ in the U.S. from the rural outmigration from the South after the end of Reconstruction, to the urban displacement wrought by gentrification. Between these two periods, we see changes in our food production, homeownership, and the state’s role in economic development--all of which created outcomes that we are still struggling to deal with today. Let's talk about it.
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Mr. Bones & Co., a 501(c)3 animal welfare nonprofit, is proud to present our national signature benefit event and 7th annual Rescue the Runway:NYC! This unique, interactive animal welfare event benefits our One Lucky Pup rescue, rehabilitation and adoption program, as well as our friends at Brooklyn Badass Animal Rescue, Rebound Hounds and one more organization, to be announced!
Early Bird General Admission tickets are on sale through April 15 and include a $25/ticket discount.
General Admission Tickets: Doors open at 2:00PM and include open bar and food.
VIP Tickets: VIP doors open at 1:30PM and include reserved runway show seating with gift bag, a private meet and greet session with the adoptable pups, open bar and food. Select the third menu option in the purchase portal.
Enjoy Beer and Shot Specials from Westward Whiskey.
Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is a grain-to-glass celebration of the American pioneer spirit. Made from scratch from Pacific Northwest two-row barley, fermented with American ale yeast for outstanding flavor, double pot distilled for exceptional character, matured in new American oak barrels, and never chill filtered, Westward brings together the very best of the American whiskey and craft beer traditions.
The Elevated Living Team is going to break down the home buying process for you to:
- Get your financials together for your purchase
- Learn about the lending process and loan options
- Learn about the inspection process and what to expect
- Buying and Selling at the same time
- The differences between purchasing a single family, multi-family, coop vs. condo
- Credit Repair and more...
Bring your questions, bring your family and friends, let's have a good time, good energy and learn together! We are all about elevating you to your next level of life and helping you achieve your real estate goals!
An unplugged and intimate evening showcasing some of Brooklyn's finest songwriters. Kind of like a Sofar show if I could get Sofar to respond to my emails.
$8 admission goes directly to the artists. Happy Hour prices all night for attendees.
Hosted by Charles Ellsworth
Dirty Bird & Nick Africano
This Olio explores the legal evolution of the 2nd Amendment over the last hundred years. A frank discussion with a Constitutional scholar about the whole of the gun control issue. No political agenda -- just all of the facts and then a mature examination of the leading interpretations of those facts from the confiscate-them-all position of the far Left to the from-my-cold-dead-hands position of the far Right and everything in between. Those who attend will likely not leave with an entirely new stance on gun rights, but they will certainly be able to speak more intelligently about the finer points of this issue.
Happy birthday, TTOTM New York! We'll be celebrating one year of donation drives back where it all started! For those of you who don't know us, That Time of the Month is a monthly Night Out that aims to connect women and/or people who menstruate while working to provide menstrual products to people in need. All women, nonbinary folks and/or period-havers are welcome! Feel free to bring friends!
We'll be collecting at Berg'n from 7:30-10:00 PM on Tuesday, February 26th! Please bring at least one factory-sealed package of menstrual hygiene products (pads, tampons, pantyliners, etc.).
Our donations this time will be in service of St. John's Bread & Life, who have worked since 1992 to alleviate poverty and hunger in Brooklyn and Queens. We'll also be raffling off some goodies from Matriarch (gender equal footwear) as a thank you for attending.
We can't wait to see you all there!
Here's the event page
This Olio is important for anyone who has ever worked, paid or unpaid, struggled with that work, or wondered why some people struggle and some do not. Understanding how certain kinds of labor operates is the first step in understanding the movement towards plutocracy that we're seeing in the US.
We take much of our economy as immutable fact. Wages, value, wealth creation, etc. are presented to us as stable concepts, rather than factors that were created and developed over time to serve particular interests. This assumption has real-world consequences for what (and who) we value, as well as what (and who!) we enshrine with certain rights.
‘Labor’--the way we sustain ourselves regardless of political economy--is the crux of this process, yet we don’t often critique the way it is organized systemically or for ourselves. What do we mean when we say ‘exploitation’? Why is some labor valued over others? How do certain forms of labor find themselves in certain places? And finally--are there other ways of working?
Session 1 - Labor and Time
We will start with the basics: how labor can be organized. The way we work to meet our needs takes up the majority of our day, even if much of that work goes unnoticed and/or unpaid. We will discuss how, and for what purpose, certain kinds of work came to be undervalued, how that process structures our workday, and what it means for workers’ relationships to one another.