Be Part of the Brooklyn Free Store!

Join us today and each Friday as we create our own community model of a gift economy at the Brooklyn Free Store. The Free Store is a participatory event and there are many ways to be part of it just sharing (or taking what others have to share with you) makes you part of it. More than participants we are in need of new organizers to help us set up and break down the Free Store preferably on a regular basis.

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The Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy, just one block from the Bedford-Nostrand G stop. All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing.

There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

The Brooklyn Free Store is Today!

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Be part of the Brooklyn Free Store today! Before marching Sunday join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) If you can help out, please let us know. We will have a bike mechanic volunteering today!

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

The Free Store is Today and a Space is Needed for Grub Sunday!

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) We are in need of more new volunteers to keep up with all the additional interest and community involvement in the Free Store.

There will be a volunteer bike mechanic sharing their expertise early in the day too!

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Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

Also we are looking for a space to host the regularly scheduled Sunday Grub Community Dinner this weekend. Please contact us if you might be able to help with that this Sunday or in the future.

Thanks!

Start Your Long Weekend at the Brooklyn Free Store!

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) How much we have available at the start will depend on how many volunteers we have committed to helping us close down the store at 5pm. If you can help out, please let us know. We don’t expect to have a bike mechanic volunteering today.

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

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No Brooklyn Free Store Today

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Today there is a high probability of rain so the Brooklyn Free Store has been canceled. Get involved with the Brooklyn Free Store, help us continue this amazing weekly community event or even find an indoor location!

The Last Grub at Quincy Street Ever

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Sunday August 17th – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm at 274 Quincy St., Apt. 1 at Nostrand in Brooklyn just a short walk from the G train to Bedford-Nostrand or the A/C train to Nostrand. Outdoor seating will be available.

Watch First the Dishes Then the Revolution by Jeff Stark and get an idea about what Grub is.

We plan to be able to serve approximately 40 people, so it’s first come first serve. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. About 99% of the food we share is freegan, which means it is excess, ripe, nearly ripe or slightly damaged food that has been recovered from the waste of grocery stores.

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Most importantly Grub is about building a stronger and more supportive community, so feel free to come early and hang out. We need help gathering, cooking and preparing food for Grub (culinary skill not necessarily required). Volunteers are welcome to bring vegetarian (freegan and vegan is preferred) food and make their own dishes or help out with the preparation in general.

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And as we’re sure you always already do, please go out of your way to talk to strangers and to welcome new people. That’s why we’re here.

Please let us know if you can host or know another location where it might be possible to host Grub in the future!

Do We Have to Remind you that the Brooklyn Free Store is Today?

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.) How much we have available at the start will depend on how many volunteers we have committed to helping us close down the store at 5pm. If you can help out, please let us know. We don’t expect to have a bike mechanic volunteering today.

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

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The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.

Use Your Cell Phone to Stay In the Loop!

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Want to get day-of updates about our projects/events via text message? Text @iohnyc to 23559 to sign up for our celly loop. Find out early if the weather is too bad for the free store, get reminders about our regular grub dinners, and hear about our pop-up free literature table locations. Average 2 text messages per week.

Lots of New Offerings at the Brooklyn Free Store

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The Brooklyn Free Store has been growing larger and involving more people sharing more each week! Join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) at the Brooklyn Free Store located at Lafayette & Marcy in BedStuy! We will be there from 12 noon ’til 5pm (at least.)

Expect crates of books (lots of law text books!), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

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All are welcome to come and share what they have or just take what they’d like. There is no obligation to share or anything. These items and others are being shared in the spirit of community and mutual aid, please participate with that in mind and respect others.

The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.

Grub Community Dinner in BedStuy

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Sunday August 3rd – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm at 274 Quincy St., Apt. 1 at Nostrand in Brooklyn just a short walk from the G train to Bedford-Nostrand or the A/C train to Nostrand. Backyard seating will be available.

Watch First the Dishes Then the Revolution by Jeff Stark and get an idea about what Grub is.

We plan to be able to serve approximately 40 people, so it’s first come first serve. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. About 99% of the food we share is freegan, which means it is excess, ripe, nearly ripe or slightly damaged food that has been recovered from the waste of grocery stores.

Most importantly Grub is about building a stronger and more supportive community, so feel free to come early and hang out. We need help gathering, cooking and preparing food for Grub (culinary skill not necessarily required). Volunteers are welcome to bring vegetarian (freegan and vegan is preferred) food and make their own dishes or help out with the preparation in general.

And as we’re sure you always already do, please go out of your way to talk to strangers and to welcome new people. That’s why we’re here.