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Aug 22
If you live in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill or Downtown Brooklyn chances are you know 61 Local, the public house on Bergen Street which functions as part community space and part bar. 61 Local has done a ton of community work…they think local at every level by serving local beer and soda, running a CSA pickup, hosting cooking classes shopped from local markets, and bringing people together for a local storytelling night.
During GO’s open studio weekend, 61 Local will function as one of our information spots (more on these info spots coming soon), but they are also going out of their way to run a bike ride.  The Red Hook Ride is something they stared earlier this summer and they’ve adapted it for GO.  If you like to bike and want to explore studios in the area near 61 Local, think about meeting them…

61 Local Rides Red Hook
Our FREE first Saturday bike ride is moving to a FREE second Saturday bike ride in honor of Go Brooklyn Art! Join us at 11am (the usual time) at 61 Local with your bike helmets, water bottles and working bicycles for a guided tour of Red Hook. Instead of our friendly food vendors we will visit a series of open artist studios. This monthly tour is peppered with talk about the history of the neighborhood and how it has become a hub for artists and artisanal food vendors alike.
This month we will wrap things up with lunch at 61 Local and an insiders tour of our neighboring studios at Invisible Dog Art Center. This is a special Saturday bike tour so don’t miss out!

The rides they’ve been doing look like a ton of fun, so don’t miss out. Also, don’t forget that Bike to Adventure is going to host a Sunday ride starting at the Museum, which is likely going to cover a lot of mileage and get to some of the studios that are really off the beaten path! 

If you live in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill or Downtown Brooklyn chances are you know 61 Local, the public house on Bergen Street which functions as part community space and part bar. 61 Local has done a ton of community work…they think local at every level by serving local beer and soda, running a CSA pickup, hosting cooking classes shopped from local markets, and bringing people together for a local storytelling night.

During GO’s open studio weekend, 61 Local will function as one of our information spots (more on these info spots coming soon), but they are also going out of their way to run a bike ride.  The Red Hook Ride is something they stared earlier this summer and they’ve adapted it for GO.  If you like to bike and want to explore studios in the area near 61 Local, think about meeting them…

61 Local Rides Red Hook

Our FREE first Saturday bike ride is moving to a FREE second Saturday bike ride in honor of Go Brooklyn Art! Join us at 11am (the usual time) at 61 Local with your bike helmets, water bottles and working bicycles for a guided tour of Red Hook. Instead of our friendly food vendors we will visit a series of open artist studios. This monthly tour is peppered with talk about the history of the neighborhood and how it has become a hub for artists and artisanal food vendors alike.

This month we will wrap things up with lunch at 61 Local and an insiders tour of our neighboring studios at Invisible Dog Art Center. This is a special Saturday bike tour so don’t miss out!


The rides they’ve been doing look like a ton of fun, so don’t miss out. Also, don’t forget that Bike to Adventure is going to host a Sunday ride starting at the Museum, which is likely going to cover a lot of mileage and get to some of the studios that are really off the beaten path! 

Aug 16

Wow, what a great place for a meetup!  Last night, we held a Red Hook meetup at Sunny’s Bar and, even with the big storm, we had a great turnout with approximately 50 attendees. As a Red Hook resident, this kind of event left me feeling like my neighborhood is an even smaller town than before and getting to know more people through GO is something that I’m finding a really rewarding part of the project.

We’ve got a lot of meetups scheduled and encourage everyone (artists, voters, and volunteers!) to think about attending these great events. The same night we were in Red Hook, another 40 people were meeting each other at the Ditmas Park event.  It’s a great time to ask questions about the project, here more about GO and meet your neighbors.

For those of you who came to the Ditmas Park and Red Hook meetups, it was great to see you and thanks for making these events such a success! 

Jul 30

Red Hook Voter & Artist Meetup

Save the date!

Wednesday, August 15 | Sunny’s Bar | 253 Conover Street | 7PM

Come say hello, get registered and we’ll answer any questions you have as we take over the back room at Sunny’s Bar.  As Scott Pfaffman, our neighborhood coordinator in Red Hook, puts it…

A Red Hook institution. The Holy Grail of neighborhood bars, remarkably unmolested late 30’s decor, art shows, live music.

Everyone is welcome, not just Red Hook residents!

Jun 29

Our neighborhood coordinator in Red Hook takes the deadline into his own hands.  DEADLINE 6.29.12 Register NOW

Jun 28

You have 1 day left to register your studio and publish your profile for GO.  If you need help, please see our support area.  Better yet, come to our artist info session  and registration blitz at Dekalb Market tonight from 5-8pm.

Jun 24

Artist Info Session Monday 6/25 in Red Hook

Red Hook Neighborhood Coordinator, Scott Pfaffman, and I will be doing an information session at Rocky Sullivan’s Monday night.  Come say hello, get your questions answered and take care of your last minute registration for GO.

Rocky Sullivan’s

34 Van Dyke Street

Monday, June 25 at 7PM

Jun 16

Be on the lookout in Red Hook for our local paper because Scott Pfaffman, our Red Hook Neighborhood Coordinator, is in the Red Hook Star Revue! When asked about the project he responded, “GO will likely be one of the largest public art projects ever undertaken; the scope of its encyclopedic coverage of living working artists and artisans in Brooklyn will document the enormous economic and cultural importance of the arts in a time when new models of production and exchange are desperately needed.” 

Jun 11

Meet Scott Pfaffman, the Neighborhood Coordinator for Red Hook.  Scott’s interview happened while we were sitting at Baked, the local Red Hook bakery/coffee shop.  One morning I was sitting there and in walks Scott, we get to chatting and, turns out, he had just sent in his application.  Scott’s understanding of the art scene in Red Hook is unparalleled; an artist himself, he’s lived in Red Hook for 22 years - long before Ikea, Fairway, cruise ships, and ball field food vendors.  He’s a neighborhood institution, the real Red Hook deal, and he had me at hello. When I asked him for a short bio his response was, “Sculptor, teacher, curator, fabricator.” In his own words:

I’ve lived in Red Hook since ‘87.

You’ll find me hanging out at my studio in Screwball Spaces, picking up kids at the bus top and Sunny’s on Wednesday nights.

I’ll never move from Red Hook because I can’t afford to.

Jun 09

I kid you not, our Red Hook Neighborhood Coordinator has turned his minivan into a mobile GO unit.  Spotted on Van Brunt this morning.

Jun 01

There is something phenomenally great about seeing a GO poster in the wild as I walked my dog in Red Hook!  Woo hoo!  First one I’ve seen in the wild!