Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

You’re Invited to the Blogger Holiday Office Party

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Brooklyn Industries is throwing a holiday office party for some of our favorite bloggers and their staff… and you’re invited too! Come meet the tastemakers, photographers, and designers behind the blogs, and booze it up with them – Office Style!

RSVP to events@brooklynindustries.com

Fashion’s Night Out at Brooklyn Industries SoHo

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Join us on Thursday night at our SoHo store for an *inclusive* evening of shopping with storewide discounts and complimentary drinks. No RSVPs required.

Terrarium Building Event at BKI WIlliamsburg

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Let’s face it, miniature gardens are cool. Who didn’t fall in love with Mr. Miyagi’s mini horticultural wonderland in The Karate Kid?  Well, now’s your chance to build your own at our Terrarium Building Event at our store in Williamsburg. Floral design studio, Red Rose & Lavender will be on hand to guide you through the terrarium building process, and even supply soil, moss, and other accessories necessary to start a garden – you just bring your favorite glass bowl, jar, or vase. Complimentary drinks proved by Sixpoint and Runa Tea. Limited seating is available. Please rsvp to events@brooklynindustries.com.

We Dressed Up, Ate Donuts, Danced, and Crashed

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

What a night! Our New York friends came out en masse for our Crash Into Spring Fashion Event during Fashion Week to check out the new line, installation and video art, feast on Dough donuts and Brooklyn Gin, and of course, boogie to some great music courtesy of DJ So Super Sam. We can’t wait for the next party for the summer line!

Meet the DJ

Monday, February 6th, 2012

We’re thrilled to have L.A. native, and current NYC resident SOSUPERSAM DJ our Crash Into Spring event on Friday, February 10th at our Union Square location. She was gracious enough to talk with us about what she loves about her new adopted city and what she likes to jam out to when she’s at home.

When did music first start to interest you? Music has always been a huge part of my life since I can remember. I started dancing when I was three, playing the piano when I was five, and singing and doing musical theatre when I was 11. I evolved into a DJ in the last few years, and now I’m starting to get into music production. You truly start to understand music after you’ve experienced it in so many different ways.

You’re originally from Los Angeles. Why did you relocate to New York City, and what are your favorite things about living here? I’ve always loved New York, and made it a point to live here at some point in my life. I feel that the city speaks to my sensibilities and my pace. So when the opportunity presented itself to me, I took it, and I love it! Whereas LA is very spread out, I love how compact New York City is. Every neighborhood has a small town feel. You really get to know your corner deli, your UPS guy, your coffee shop. That’s rad.

You’ve DJ’ed both coasts – what other places have you played and where are your favorites?
I DJ’ed in Singapore last year, which was super awesome. There is an underground nu-disco and glitch hop scene I was pleased to discover. I always have a good time when I DJ in San Francisco, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been back there. I hope to DJ in SF again soon.

Your sets consists of an eclectic mix of 80′s, 90′s, dance, electronic, hip hop, indie, R&B, and soul. What’s your favorite genre to spin, and what do you listen to at home? My favorite genre to play is 90′s hip hop and R&B – it was such a great time in music. The R&B was so full of emotion back then – extremely happy, or extremely sad. There was nothing muted or understated about it.  At home, I’m usually listening to something mellow. I love the old soul greats, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Otis Redding, Etta James. Adele, Amy Winehouse, M83, and James Blake are also in heavy rotation – really, really mellow at home.

What is your top 5 for 2011?
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Adele – 21
James Blake – James Blake
Childish Gambino – Camp

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
I want to be able to be in two places at once. Or even better to be able to live two lives at the same time.  But ONLY if I can wear a cape.

Besides music, how else do you Live, Work, Create?
I also do freelance fashion PR! And I’m learning how to cook.

DJ SoSuperSam will be spinning at our Crash Into Spring Fashion Event at BKI Union Square from 7-9:30pm on February 10th. To listen to some of her mixes, visit her website, or listen to the playlist she made for us on our Tumblr.

Mega Band Night Recap

Monday, January 9th, 2012

(Right: Tayisha Busay)

Last Friday night, our SoHo location packed in a full house for a night of music, merriment, dancing… and leotards. Hostess Zoe Wilder kicked off the evening, with the crowd already animated thanks to the free-flowing libations from our friends over at Sixpoint Craft Ales. By the time Tayisha Busay took the stage decked in eclectic garb, playing their unique brand of synth dance pop, the after work crowd were well into their weekend, dancing and singing along with the band.

(Left: Twitter contest winner Lisa Marie Phoenix with Zoe Wilder. Right: Jonathon Antoshka, Lauren Thomas, Lakesh Abreu)

WINNERS REVEALED

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Next Tuesday, August 16, Brooklyn Industries will celebrate the winners of BKI’s 2011 T-Shirt Design Contest at the T-Shirt Design Winners’ Event at BKI SoHo. The designs submitted this year were of the highest design caliber, so much so that three honorable mention winners were selected in addition to the grand prize winner. This is more winning designs than ever selected before. New to the winners’ pool this year is also the BKI Kids T-Shirt Design Contest winner, which was selected out of designs drawn by children who attended Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue Street Fair earlier this year.  Stay tuned for the final reveal of all winning designs in the coming days, but in the meantime mark your calendar for August 16, and stop on by. Drinks provided by Brooklyn Gin and Brooklyn Brewery. Beats provided by DJ Gatsby.

THREADS & TREADS

Friday, July 15th, 2011

If you’re in the Bucktown area this weekend, make sure to stop by The Silver Room‘s Sound System Block Party on Saturday, July 16. It starts at 10AM, with entertainment on the Evergreen Stage through 10PM, including Brooklyn Industries Chicago‘s Threads & Treads Fashion Show on bikes at 6pm. View our newest Fall Preview fashions on models riding bikes by Copenhagen Cyclery (including BKI Chicago store associate, Bianca, photographed below). Come on by – the Evergreen stage is located at the intersection of Evergreen Ave. and Milwaukee Ave.

SIPPIN’ ON LEMONADE

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Brooklyn Industries DUMBO store was packed last Thursday, July 7, with fans excited to see THE MOUTH band perform live. The band certainly did not disappoint! Nor did our friends at Brooklyn Gin, who provided refreshing “Brooklyn Lemonade” cocktails on the warm summer’s night.

Photo Credit: Kenny Janosick

THE MOUTH: FROM ST. JAMES TO DUMBO

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Tonight, Brooklyn Industries’ DUMBO store will be hosting an exclusive in-store performance by new band, The Mouth.

The Mouth got its start – just nine months ago – from a longtime passion for making music. Lead singer Joey Puleio wrote and recorded the first five demos in his basement, later contacting his old friends John Cirrone and Nick Comito. With Joey singing and playing bass, John playing guitar and Nick playing drums, the trio chose their 10 best songs for their first CD – “Feel Free.” After practicing hours on end in an empty church in St. James, Long Island, they recorded the album in their friend Cole Verderber’s basement, and soon after Cole joined the group as the bassist. The band was finally complete with the addition of Gina Tomitz, who joined full-time after singing on the CD.

Here is The Mouth’s take on music, inspiration and stage fright.

BKI: How would you describe your music?

The Mouth: Our music is fun, feel-good and groovy. You can dance to it, sing along and have a great time.

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BKI: Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics behind most of your songs?

The Mouth: Joey writes all of the lyrics but we bring the band together for everyone to give their input. Themes of our songs vary from lust and betrayal to love and happiness. There are not any set themes – it’s all about what we’re feeling.

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BKI: Do you ever get stage fright? What’s your favorite thing about performing?

The Mouth: Never! Playing shows is one of our favorite things to do! We also love when the audience sings along. It’s the best feeling in the world to know someone enjoys what we do.

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BKI: If you could direct people to one of your songs, which one would it be and why?

The Mouth: We are opening our set at the DUMBO show with our song “I Wanna Feel.” It’s a good look into the direction that our band is heading.

Check out www.themouth.me to hear two songs on The Mouth’s new album!