The Brooklyn Free Store is located at Lafayette & Marcy Aves in BedStuy, one block from the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop. All are welcome to come and share what they have, or just take what they’d like. We will have crates of books (some bar review and law text books!), household goods, as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing. Share Halloween treats and maybe even a costume!
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The Brooklyn Free Store is today! We are doing it for the people and for the earth we share!
The Brooklyn Free Store is located at Lafayette & Marcy Aves in BedStuy, one block from the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop. All are welcome to come and share what they have, or just take what they’d like. We will have crates of books (some bar review and law text books!), household goods, as well as bags and bags of used and new clothing. Come by cause “It’s the people not the money that makes the neighborhood.”
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) makes you part of it. More than participants we are also looking for new organizers to help us set up and break down the Free Store preferably on a regular basis.
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 bar review and law text books!), 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.
Grub has been going great for nearly 10 years and counting! The twice a month community dinner has hosted so many amazing people over the years and functioned as a networking space and a catalyst for much more. We have been introducing people to ideas about community, mutual aid, anarchism, and freegan practices in warm inviting space for all this time but now we are in need of new locations to hold these events!
We are now reaching out and looking for a new permanent, temporary, or occasional space to hold the Grub Community Dinners. We have always held Grub dinners in spaces where people live but that can be open to the public. For the most part we have been in spaces that are lofts and maybe also host parties and other events. We have also always held Grub in BedStuy, Clinton Hill, or downtown Brooklyn. We are open to other neighborhoods but don’t want to go too far away from where we live and are based geographically. We absolutely need a location that has both a kitchen and the space to accommodate 30-40 participants sharing dinner. The dinners are always held on the first and third Sunday of each month. In order to prepare and then clean up after we would need access to a potential space from approximately 3:30-10:30pm.
Grub is organized by a conscientious group of people who make sure to always leave whatever space we use in as good if not better shape then we found it. Most all of the food we prepare is organic and high in quality, much of it is donated by a local organic market. There are usually leftovers that we can leave with our hosts if they can use them. In the past we have helped to outfit kitchens of our host locations by upgrading their stove and oven or getting them an electric dishwasher. We have an ample supply of our own cookware and most everything we need from knives and cutting boards to silverware and plates.
Please get in touch if you can help us find a new location!
Be part of the Brooklyn Free Store today! Before the rain starts join us this and each Friday (weather permitting) 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.
The Free Store is about building an example of a gift economy and expressing mutual aid in our community. As Charles Eisenstein says “In a gift economy the more you give, the richer you are.”
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