Women-Owned Business Series: Tracy Watts Hats in Gowanus

We had the pleasure of speaking with Tracy Watts who owns a hat design and manufacturing business. Victoria also stopped into the studio for a private tour! Read more below to learn more about Tracy Watts Hats, the pop-up they’ll be having in a few weeks, and view the photo gallery of their space!   […]

Opportunity Zones: An Information Session for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

SBIDC and Realty Collective have joined forces to present this information session at Hoek Pizza (117 Ferris) in Red Hook Brooklyn on April 18th. In 2017, Congress created the tax incentive program, Opportunity Zones, to spur development in “economically-distressed” areas. The tax benefits are now becoming available and it has a lot of people wondering […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Remedies Herb Shop and Cheryl Boiko

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Cheryl Boiko of Remedies Herb Shop, a woman-owned business and supporter of other women-owned makers and businesses! She talked about her experience opening up a storefront in the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, classes and events being offered at her shop and gives other woman who are thinking […]

Save the Date and Buy Tickets for The Felix Awards

The organization Extreme Kids and Crew has been around since 2010 and provides judgment-free play spaces, arts-based programming and parent education and support for children with disabilities. Exciting news for this company is that they have recently moved into a space in Red Hook Brooklyn but we’ll be posting about soon as they are still […]

Ben Franklin Circles at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library has partnered with the 92nd St Y to host a monthly event, the Ben Franklin Circles. These are discussions meant to “promote civic ideals and to bring persons together in an increasingly fractured society”. This month the circle will take place at the Carroll Gardens branch on Union and Clinton. It will […]

Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability Events

We wanted to share these events with you, both brought to us by New York City Housing Authority office of REES, or the Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability. One event is happening tonight in Prospect Heights (see above) and is geared towards first time home buyers. The other, which in on Monday April 8th, is […]

Brooklyn Folk Festival This Weekend.

This weekend, April 5th-7th, Jalopy Theatre and School of Music presents one of our favorite annual spring events, The Brooklyn Folk Festival! Held in a gorgeous venue, St. Ann’s Church at 157 Montague Street, this live music event is chock full of amazingly talented artists all performing in a striking setting. Read more below and […]

Participatory Budgeting Event on March 11th

Participatory budgeting voting week is coming up from March 30th- April 7th. And leading up to it the offices of Carlos Menchaca is putting on a very unique and creative event. See more info below! Arts Workshop onMonday, March 11th at 6:30pm, location TBD. We’re excited to partner with Arts & Democracy to hold this workshop where we’ll be […]

Economic Inequality Event at BRIC House Ballroom Tomorrow

A live televised #BHeard Town Hall discussion will take place tomorrow at BRIC House Ballroom at 6:30pm about a pressing issue we face here in New York and across the nation. This free event will broach the topic of the widening gap of income inequality and wealth distribution. Read more below or click here. Is […]

Women’s Resources In and Around Brooklyn.

We wanted to put together a comprehensive guide of local resources for women. Supporting female business owners, artists, makers, and community members has been a goal of ours and we aim to contribute in anyway we can. We have been promoting women-owned Brooklyn businesses in a blog series for the past year (see our full […]