Dec 10: Party Like Your Neighborhood Depends On It

Join North Brooklyn advocacy organization Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) for a holiday party and Fundraiser on Thursday, December 10 from 7-10pm at The Woods.

No cover (but we'll be happy take your donations!)

Come meet your neighbors, listen to some music, drink some cheap drinks, and bid on a silent auction, featuring great stuff from neighborhood spots, including:

-Third Ward
-Word Bookstore
-The Brooklyn Kitchen
-Alter Clothing
-The North BK Compost Project
-Three Kings Tattoo Parlor
-Charm School Design
-Transient Pictures

... and more to be announced!

NAG is a volunteer-based community planning and environmental justice organization that has been performing grassroots organizing, advocacy and outreach/education to the North Brooklyn waterfront community of Williamsburg/Greenpoint since 1994.

This past year, NAG guerrilla gardened, fought for the creation of new waterfront park space, lobbied for more bike racks in the neighborhood and safer and better transportation options, improved street tree maintenance, sponsored Williamsburg Walks, recorded oral histories from the neighborhood's longtime residents, held an educational forum on housing rights for tenants, counseled tenants one-on-one in landlord disputes, and began plans to turn the former Engine 212 building into the Northside Town Hall. Whew!

Next year we have even more exciting plans in store, but we can't do it without YOU!

Now that's SWEET!!

The Northside Town Hall held a Bake Sale on Saturday to raise funds and awareness about the Town Hall Project while sharing some sweet treats with the community. Thank you to the Greenpoint Food Market for allowing us to be apart of the market and share a table alongside the amazing array of local food entrepreneurs.

For those of you who might not already know, The Greenpoint Food Market is a celebration of all foods fresh and local, artisnal and homemade. It functions as a support system for the growing variety of local food makers by providing them an opportunity to present and share their home-crafted goods while bringing the community together over delicious food.

GFM takes place once a month at the Church of the Messiah, the next market will be Dec 19th, 2009 SAVE THE DATE!