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Another Exciting Brooklyn Free Store!

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.)

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Expect crates of books (including the ones pictured in this post and more), 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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In addition to things there will also be free bike repair from 12-3pm approximately thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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Bring the kids cause we will have a pinata full of sweets around 3pm

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.

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Brooklyn Rooftop Community Grub Dinner Sunday!

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Sunday July 20th – Grub: Community Dinner 7pm 21 Clinton Ave 2nd floor, by the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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

Grub is a freegan meal that aims to bring people together and build community interested in sharing and addressing the issue of waste. All participants are expected to contribute, so feel free to come early, help out, and get to know people. We need help gathering, cooking and preparing food for Grub (culinary skills are appreciated but 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. Please go out of your way to talk to strangers and to welcome new people. That’s why we’re here.We plan to have enough food to share with approximately 40 people. This is a first come first serve event so please be on time, but there is always something for everyone even those who arrive late. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. About 99 percent of the food we share is freegan, which means it is excess, ripe, nearly ripe, or slightly damaged food that has been donated or recovered from the waste of grocery stores.

Most importantly Grub is about building and nurturing  stronger and more supportive communities.

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Please come as early as 3:30pm if you would like to help us prepare the meal! All are asked to make a contribution.

Check in with us on Facebook twitter, or our here for the most up to date info.

More Brooklyn Free Store with More Fun Tomorrow!

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.)

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Expect crates of books (including the ones pictured in this post and more), 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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In addition to things there will also be free bike repair from 12-3pm approximately thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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Bring the kids cause we will have a pinata full of sweets around 3pm

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.

A Message for Those Interested in Getting Involved

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Tomorrow we will be holding the 3rd Brooklyn Free Store of the Summer. The first two free store events were especially successful and larger than usual. We move all the materials from storage to the Free Store by bike. It is a very “green” non-polluting way to do things but also labor intensive. We have been working harder to promote the Free Store both through social media and by posting fliers in the neighborhood. As a result of the free store being larger and more popular than it has been in the past we are looking for more volunteers to help us set up, close down and maintain the free store on Fridays. If there is enough volunteer interest we could also do the free store on other days. We would love to have more help promoting the free store both virtually and through fliers posted up in the neighborhood and around town.

During the free store tomorrow we expect to have a volunteer bike mechanic and a pinata full of freegan sweets! We had been planning to host a live band at last week’s free store but unfortunately it was rained out. We would love to host more things like this in the future at the free store, so contact us if you have any leads!

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Grub this weekend will be at 21 Clinton Ave in Brooklyn on Sunday July 20th. We could use help from people with or without culinary skills to help make the meal a success. We start preparing the meal around 4pm so that we will be ready to share food at 7pm.
spring 14 photo 1Zines: as of late we have been publishing new zines and pamphlets, but we could do a much better job at distributing them. We would also love help getting them online and sharing them that way. A few are available on our website but we would love to have more. For a number of months, we were holding a zine reading discussion group at Silent Barn’s Ditko zine library. If there is interest in doing so that event could be revived. We have lots of records of how many zines we have copied that we would like to see typed up so we can analyze and share that information. Also important would be help laying out (graphic design) new zines especially on a computer, as well as translating zines into languages other than English.

IMG_1752On a regular basis we could use help assembling and distributing zines from our table at Union Sq. or at events. We expect to be in Union Sq. this evening enjoying the nice summer weather and sharing ideas.Check @iohnyc on twitter for details and updates.

On Saturday, July 26th, we are having a series of open meetings and a work day. 11am: Open organizing meeting for The Brooklyn Free Store. Should we get a physical space or continue our outdoor outreach? Interested in learning more about how to volunteer for our regular Friday events in Bed-Stuy or how you can help with outreach? 12:30: Open work day: banner-painting, screenprinting, organizing free store storage space, data entry or other computer work, propaganda creation, etc. 3pm: Open organizing meeting for Grub – A Community Dinner. Always wanted to get involved behind the scenes at our semi-monthly dinners? Interested in hosting an event? Want to help out doing outreach, sourcing and gathering food, etc?In general we could also use help responding to emails, writing emails and maintaining our social media / web presence.

Get in touch with us at inourhearts@gmail.com and if you’d like send us a phone number where we can text you at.

Thanks!

Hope to see you soon!

A Bigger Better Brooklyn Free Store!

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 (including the ones pictured in this post and more), 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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In addition to things there will also be free bike repair thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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Bring the kids cause we will have a pinata full of sweets around 3pm

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.

Today We Are Sharing Grub Outdoors

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Sunday July 6th – 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.

Please come as early as 3:30pm if you would like to help us prepare the meal! All are asked to make a contribution.

Support Cecily McMillan & Other Political Prisoners at NYC Pride

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Supporters of Cecily McMillan will be marching together and in solidarity with other political prisoners including Chelsea Manning, Nestora Salgado, Marissa Alexander and Mumia Abu Jamal in the NYC Gay Pride March. 

Join the march Sunday June 28th at 11pm 39th btw. Fifth & Sixth Avenue Section 3 – Group 18. The political prisoner support contingent is organized by the good people of the Freedom Socialist Party – NYC:

“Come get out the word about these important cases and help build a queer voice for freedom for all!”

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The First Brooklyn Free Store of the Summer!

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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.

Expect crates of books (including the ones pictured in this post and more), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

In addition to things there will also be free bike repair thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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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.

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Occupy the NYC Mexican Consulate! Stop All Attacks on Zapatista Communities!

zapatista nycIn recent months tensions have escalated and pro-state paramilitary violence has taken the life of school teacher Jose Luis Solís López. The autonomous Zapatista revolutionary communities of Chiapas are under attack! For the third time since the murder of Jose Lopez there will be a demonstration of solidarity with the Zapatistas in NYC. From noon-7pm on Friday June 26th people will gather at the Mexican consulate 27 E 39th St, New York, New York

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The Last Day of Spring at the Brooklyn Free Store Today!

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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.

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Expect crates of books (including the ones pictured in this post and more), records, household goods,  as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing that we would love to share with people.

In addition to things there will also be free bike repair thanks to volunteer mechanics!

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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.

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