Monthly Archives: November 2008

Brooklyn Brewery

DTE’s Safe Harbor Benefit could not happen without the support of our community partners. Each week on the blog we’ll highlight one of the organizations donating to the event. This week we feature Brooklyn Brewery:

From The BB website:
“In 1984, Associated Press correspondent Steve Hindy returned from a six-year stint in the Middle East and settled in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. Hindi had caught the homebrewing bug from diplomats stationed in Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia Kuwait and where alcoholic beverages were forbidden. With his downstairs neighbor, Tom Potter, a former lending officer at Chimical Bank, Hindy quit his job and found the Brooklyn Brewery. Their initial goal was to bring good beer back to New York City.”

To make a long story short, and as you already know if you live in New York City, the two men achieved that goal. Today Brooklyn Brewery beer is everywhere. You can pick it up (or request it!) at your local beer distributor, bar, and probably at the bodega on your corner.

You can take a tour of the brewery Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12pm-5pm, and they also offer a regular Friday night happy hour. You have to check out the Brooklyn Brewwery website for info on all their other events, and to find out where you can buy that essential design piece for every bachelor pad (or bar)- the neon beer sign.

DTE thanks Brooklyn Brewery for their commitment to their community, whether it’s their progressive movement to wind-generated power (they were the first NYC company to do so) or their support of Brooklyn-based companies and artists. We thank them, most of all, for their generous sponsorship of the Safe Harbor Benefit. Buy your ticket now to guarantee yourself an evening in early December spent with good people and lots of good beer.

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Our Journeys …and what will you bring?

A collaborative, original production created by the Brooklyn International H.S Drama club and NYU students.


Monday, December 15 at 4:30 PM (Doors open at 4:15)
Jerry H. Labowitz Theater at NYU
(715 Broadway- enter on Washington Pl.)

Monday December 8th
3:30 in the BIHS Gym

This performance is drama club’s final project of the fall of 2008. If you want to come you are welcome to. If you do, you will see what Drama club is about. You will see what we have been doing since September 17.

This performance is our idea from Drama club. It is our work from Mondays, when we meet, where we split everyone into small groups. At the end of each week we perform to the class what we had been working on. That’s how we make the smaller pieces that make up this big performance.

The performance is very cool, you should see it- the NYU students are amazing to work with. You should see us perform.

Performed by BIHS Students:
Mariama Jalloh, Djane Joseph, Aissitou Barry, Djussica Carzo, Patricia Etienne, Wilbenson Eugene, Nadine Fleurival, Rahilou Jalloh, Nebojoth Jean, Christopher Leger, Fedia Louis, Rosenerlyn Morisset, Dieunie Morisset, Agathina Nozy, Donald Jean Pierre, Gregory Pierre, Quan Tang, Christina Cadeau, Michel Franski, Awa, and Jean Tony Sthilaire,

And NYU Students:
Angie Crain, Ava Houshmand, Keri Lyons, Tegan McDonough, Jessica Muise, Emily Rozanski, Rachel Shapiro, Sloane Taylor, Rebecca Thom,

Facilitators:
Martha Bowers, Greg Manley, Lindsay Shields

Mark D. Phillips

This post is the third in a series leading up to Dance Theatre Etcetera’s Safe Harbor Benefit. In each post we will profile one of the awardees of this year’s DTE Community & Culture Awards. Today we profile Mark Phillips.

Mark D. Phillips, president of South Brooklyn Internet, Inc., has had a front row seat for the
digital revolution. A leader in the Internet age, SBI develops and creates marketing
strategies for traditional businesses making their first forays onto the World Wide Web.
SouthBrooklyn.com, the company’s local website, provides information and events from
brownstone Brooklyn to the world.

As an award-winning photojournalist for the Associated Press in New York City, he worked
with the earliest digital cameras and computers. During 1995, Mark completed one of the
first digital photo transmissions from the interior of China while publicizing the world’s
greatest high wire walk over the Yangtze River (jaycochrane.com).

Mark is a winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Photography contest in 1992, winning
First Place, Sports Action. “Safe” is part of the permanent collection. In 2001, his
photograph “Satan in the Smoke” from the World Trade Center attack was a world-wide
phenomenon, and is still published on a regular basis.

He is married to Andrea Peyser, an award-winning columnist for the New York Post, and has
a beautiful 9-year-old daughter, Eliza Rose.

For his dedication to supporting businesses and cultural programmers in Red Hook, his unique ability to connect the worlds of media, business and non-profit organizations, and his long-time support of Dance Theatre Etcetera, we are happy to recognize Mark D. Phillips as a recipient of the 2008 Dance Theatre Etcetera Community & Culture Award.

Among the fun to be had at DTE’s Safe Harbor Benefit in December will be a Best of New York Raffle, where you’ll have a chance to win prizes from gems in the neighborhood and around the boroughs. Each week on the blog we’ll highlight one of the donating organizations and let you know what you might win. This week we feature Culture Project:

“Blending prize-winning theater with urgent moral drama, Culture Project brings the national political conversation to life on the New York Stage.”

We thank Culture Project for their generous donation of two tickets to see Ronan Noone’s highly acclaimed one-man play, The Atheist. Directed by Justin Waldman and starring Campbell Scott, The Atheist has been written about glowingly in The New York Times and Boston Globe, to name just a couple. Theatremania.com calls it “the perfect match of magnificent actor and gripping play.” Check out this exciting show, and don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets at the Safe Harbor benefit for your chance to win this and other great prizes.

Among the fun to be had at DTE’s Safe Harbor Benefit in December will be a Best of New York Raffle, where you’ll have a chance to win prizes from gems in the neighborhood and around the boroughs. Each week on the blog we’ll highlight one of the donating organizations and let you know what you might win. This week we feature Culture Project:

“Blending prize-winning theater with urgent moral drama, Culture Project brings the national political conversation to life on the New York Stage.”

We thank Culture Project for their generous donation of two tickets to see Ronan Noone’s highly acclaimed one-man play, The Atheist. Directed by Justin Waldman and starring Campbell Scott, The Atheist has been written about glowingly in The New York Times and Boston Globe, to name just a couple. Theatremania.com calls it “the perfect match of magnificent actor and gripping play.” Check out this exciting show, and don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets at the Safe Harbor benefit for your chance to win this and other great prizes.

"An Opportunity to Help Others"

That was the subject line on a recent email from Norma P. Munn, from the New York City Arts Coalition. Here was the message:
“I know the arts field has had some really bad news this week, and asking
everyone to do something for others may seem out of place. However, I also know this field and generosity of heart is very much a part of it.

Food banks in the City are experiencing unprecedented numbers of people
showing up for help. Like us, private donations are down at food banks and
the City is not able to do more for them.

This is a simple request. Please collect canned food from your audiences,
visitors, staff, etc. during the first weekend in December.

Ask everyone who walks onto your premises to bring a can of food for
donation to a food bank. There are literally thousands of people visiting
arts events December 5, 6, and 7th all over this City.

Whatever we can do, it will mean a few less people are without food during
the holidays, because as it stands now, many food banks will not make it
through December with enough to go around.”

DTE will be participating in this well-timed and very worthy project. Throughout the end of November and beginning of December we will be collecting canned food- if you’re coming into the office, going to Fairway, or live in the building, come by to say hello and think about dropping something off. DTE doesn’t have the constantly streaming audienes of some arts organizations, but we do have a strong community, and we can do our part to help New Yorkers in need this season.

LeNell’s

Among the fun to be had at DTE’s Safe Harbor Benefit in December will be a Best of New York Raffle, where you’ll have a chance to win prizes from gems in the neighborhood and around the boroughs. Each week on the blog we’ll highlight one of the donating organizations and let you know what you might win. This week we feature LeNell’s:

LeNell’s Ltd., a Wine & Spirit Boutique, boasts NYC’s largest bourbon selection, and has the southern pedigree to match it. The woman who runs it all (you can guess her name) says this:

“I like to think I brought with me many good things from my Southern upbringing that give my shop a totally different feel than most liquor stores. The store extends a warm invitation to chat a spell about wine, whiskey, and whatever. I found the perfect neighborhood for my business in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where everybody knows everybody and folks look out for one another. Of course, PaPa still thinks I’m a “high class bootlegger.” Come see me sometime!”

LeNell has been written up too many places to list here, but you can get an idea.


We thank LeNell for her generous contribution to the DTE Safe Harbor Benefit– a private whiskey lesson and bourbon tasting for four. To win that great prize and others, though, you have to be there.