CHECK THIS OUT: From Business Branding to Comedy, to Robots and Beyond

Posted: November 26, 2012 in Upcoming Events
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Now that everyone has officially overdosed on turkey, we have a full week of events to work off that extra helping of good eats we enjoyed over the holiday. Starting with Brooklyn events and classes to help you step up your game (below) and branching out to the broader tech/media/business community throughout the city (which you can find on our citywide events calendar HERE), here we go:

THE YARD (Williamsburg)

Legacy is Greater than Currency: Branding Your Online Business (FREE, Tuesday, November 27 at 6:35pm – 8:00pm)
Legacy is the hallmark of successful, lasting brands.  Your brand along with delivering the goods is what gets you business.  A strong brand is what keeps you in business for good.  Your brand has more impact than any other aspect of your business- your service, your prices, even your actual products or offerings.  In this no-nonsense class, you will learn:

  • How to craft your personal brand and enhance it everyday
  • What is the fastest, most sustainable way to building a powerful brand online
  • How to authentically communicate your brand with your customers and potential customers
  • What affects your brand in what ways and how to use mistakes as opportunities to strengthen your brand equity

Info and RSVP:

BROOKLYN BRAINERY (Prospect Heights)

(1) How to Host a Food Swap ($5, Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Would you like to participate in a food swap, maybe even host one yourself? This class will introduce you to the wonderful world of food swapping, and teach you how to start a swap in your own community—plus we’ll all swap our own homemade goods at the end of the class! Jane Lerner from BK Swappers will explain the food-swap concept and show you how fun and easy it can be.You might have read about BK Swappers in this article from last year: BK Swappers has been throwing food-swap events in Brooklyn for almost three years now, creating a close community of local home cooks and food enthusiasts. But maybe you don’t exactly understand how a food swap works. This class aims to demystify the process of food swapping—Jane will explain the nuts-and-bolts of participating in an event and will give you the tools and materials to host one yourself. The class will also function as an actual swap! Please bring three (3) homemade food items to trade! If you have any questions ahead of the class, feel free to email anytime. Info & RSVP:

(2) Ha Ha Ha Hmmm… Thinking Very Deeply About Comedy ($13, Wednesday, November 28 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
We’re starting a monthly series to celebrate the history of stand-up, sketch and improv comedy, watch plenty of video clips, and discuss the intricacies of comedy and its most prominent practitioners. We’ll talk about your new favorite sketch show on TV, deconstruct the genius of your new favorite stand-up comic, and make you love an improv group you’ve never heard of. Or maybe you have, in which case: Let’s talk about it. You’ll come away with a VERY deep understanding of comedy and a new appreciation for this growing, wonderful art form. Plus: Some laughs.
Info & RSVP:–2


November Breakfast Meetup (Friday, November 30, 9:30-11AM): Breakfast will be simple: bagels, donuts, fruit, OJ and coffee. Please arrive promptly (by 9:45am) so that we don’t disturb the tenants, and note that a few people may end up standing or sitting on a carpeted floor during presentations. All proceeds of admission ($10) will cover food costs and be used to make The Secret Clubhouse lounge a better community space. The agenda (subject to change) is as follows:

9:30-9:45am: Grab name tag, breakfast, socialize (please don’t arrive later than 9:45am)
9:45am: Erica Berger, Storyful (@storyful)
10:00am: Firat Parlak, Awesome (@awesome_nyc)
10:15am: TBD
10:30-11:00am: Socialize with your fellow North Brooklynites


3rd Ward (Williamsburg)

Introduction to Digital Photography (Monday, November 26, 7PM-10PM, Members $279, Non-Members $349): This intensive class touches on everything from what makes an elegant composition to the nature of digital pixels. Be prepared to learn about the basics of photography, from portraits shot with natural light to studio lighting, and how they are accommodated in the modern digital world. Over the course of four class sessions, beginning students get an opportunity to considerably advance their photographic how-to and digital sense. Topics covered in the course include: legendary photographs, keys to composition, f-stop and shutter speed, different light sources and their effects on the subject. The course includes homework and ongoing critiques. RSVP:

Brooklyn Robot Foundry (HUGE) (Dumbo)

All About Robots with the Brooklyn Robot Foundry (Tuesday, November 27, 2012)

The Brooklyn Robot Foundry began with two friends who joined forces to inspire and motivate kids by teaching them the fun of making. With a DIT (“do it together”) mentality and an emphasis on education and community engagement, The BRF has established an organization dedicated to teaching others about the fun of engineering and technology. Join Huge and BRF co-founders Jenny Young and David Van Esselstyn as they give an overview of robot-making and share some lessons learned along the way. Jenny and David have backgrounds in mechanical engineering, software and educational psychology, and have both been working with their hands since they were children. RSVP:


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