Events

3rd Annual Booze and Schmooze

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Saturday May 3 | 7pm
At The Brooklyn Kitchen | 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY

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Booze and Schmooze 2014Join us for an evening of storytelling, food and booze. ALL proceeds benefit The City Reliquary!

Enjoy a sampling of powerful potables, noshes and nibbles.

We’re also asking notable liquor lovers to share a tale about the best / worst / most exciting / stupefyingly dull story they’ve got…provided it involves intoxicating imbibery!

Guests are invited to battle the best brains at our event, and the winning story will receive a gift goody bag.

The Brooklyn Kitchen will also open up their store afterhours for discounted drunk shopping! As always, we’re highlighting local brewers, distillers, bakers, and makers.

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Delights Courtesy Of
The Meat Hook
Greenhook Ginsmiths
Van Brunt Stillhouse
Kings County Distillery
Rockaway Brewing Company
Brooklyn Brine
Fatty Cakes NYC
Best Pizza

Volunteer at the City Reliquary!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

I want YOU for the City Reliquary

The City Reliquary is looking for a few good men and women to help us staff the museum, support public programs and events, or take the lead on special projects of your choosing.

Love New York City? Think our museum is the bee’s knees? Have a high tolerance for people who use phrases like “bee’s knees”? Click on over to our volunteer page to learn more about who and what we’re looking for.

Show-and-Tell: Back Again on September 15!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Open Mic Show-and-Tell, hosted by Paul Lukas, makes a triumphant return to the City Reliquary on September 15.

Open Mic Show-and-Tell is exactly what it sounds like: Anyone can bring an object of personal significance and talk about it for up to three minutes. No theme, no agenda — interesting stuff and the stories behind them are their own reward.

Objects that were featured last time included a working light bulb that had been salvaged from an abandoned steel mill in the 1980s, a false tooth (which the shower/teller removed from her very own mouth, the better for showing/telling), and a beverage described as “the Irish version of Four Loko” (which the shower/teller promptly opened and passed around the room, so everyone could sample it!).

But as always, Show-and-Tell isn’t about the objects — it’s about the stories. Look in your pocket or your purse — there’s probably good show-and-tell fodder there, whether you realize it or not.

You can either (a) bring an object and be prepared to talk about it, or (b) just be part of the audience (because you can’t have show-and-tell unless there are people on hand to be shown and told). HOWEVER, lately we’ve had more folks who want to watch, instead of participating. C’mon, people — it’s better to give than to receive, remember? Of course you do.

The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Lorimer Avenue Station
Doors and sign-ups at 7p; showing/telling commences at 8p
$5 suggested donation; beer available for sale

Show-and-Tell Returns on Aug. 18!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

OPEN MIC SHOW-AND-TELL AT THE CITY RELIQUARY

After a one-month summer vacation, Open Mic Show-and-Tell, hosted by Paul Lukas, make a triumphant return to the City Reliquary on August 18th.

Open Mic Show-and-Tell is exactly what it sounds like: Anyone can bring an object of personal significance and talk about it for up to three minutes. No theme, no agenda — interesting stuff and the stories behind them are their own reward.

Objects that were featured last time included a 38-year-old Mets ticket stub, a very odd kitchen implement, and a piece of luggage that had been around the world. We’re expecting even better objects this time around.

But as always, Show-and-Tell isn’t about the objects — it’s about the stories. Look in your pocket or your purse — there’s probably good show-and-tell fodder there, whether you realize it or not.

You can either (a) bring an object and be prepared to talk about it, or (b) just be part of the audience (because you can’t have show-and-tell unless there are people on hand to be shown and told). Either way, it’s a good time.

The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Lorimer Avenue Station
Doors and sign-ups at 7p; showing/telling commences at 8p
$5 suggested donation; beer available for sale

Summer Film/Concert Series Continues!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The City Reliquary’s Summer Concert & Film Series continues

with

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

At the City Reliquary

Backyard Tunes + 1980s New York Nostalgia Films!
$7 admission, includes film screening and backyard boogie. Beer and CR cocktails for donation. Popcorn! Yes!

The schedule for August:

August 5
Music: Bigger Than Tiny
Film: Tootsie

August 12
Music: The INTERNATIONALS
Film: Coming to America

August 19
Music: Martin Crane
Film: Hannah and her Sisters

August 26
Extra-special end-of-summer blowout, featuring Led Zeppelin, whiskey, and PIE. For details, look here.

Major LedZep/Bourbon/Pie Event on Aug. 26!!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The Song Remains the Same but the PIE does NOT!
Friday August 26th
6:30-11pm, Pies accepted 6:30-8
Led Zeppelin films screened all night.
Doc Screening starts at 9:30. Pie contest all night.
$7 entry, or $FREE with entered pie for the contest.
Admission includes coffee from Oslo, Ice Cream from Bittersweet
Donated pies will be sliced and sold to patrons at the party.
Brooklyn Beer and Buffalo Trace bourbon available by donation!

Whats a better way to celebrate / mourn the closing days of summer than with a Pie contest, a Rock and Roll Parking Lot doc screening, a DJ spinning Led Zep covers, alternates, B-sides, classics and variations, a Multi-media projection of Led Zep concert footage and films, Brooklyn Beer and Buffalo Trace Bourbon!?? Enjoying all of those IN A JACUZZI, that’s whatI! Unfortunately we don’t have a jacuzzi. But we DO have the fabulous foodies of Saltie, Brooklyn Kitchen, and Millicent, the Pie Queens of Brooklyn acting as judges for a Reliquary-hosted pie bake off. Bake and bring a pie, and the winners will be announced after our movie screening. Did we mention that prizes will be big fancy bottles of Brooklyn Local beers? And that there will be Buffalo Trace bourbon shots? And a screening of Rock and Roll Parking Lot? Well we just did. DJ Stacher spinning from the Reliquary treehouse. Yee-haw!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011


On Saturday, July 30th, please join Crest Hardware from 3pm – 7pm in celebrating the closing of the 10th Annual Crest Hardware Art Show. There will be music, drinks and your last chance to view or purchase art.

Afterwards, head over to the Reliquary Museum to see the official presentation and donation of the money to the City Reliquary Museum. There will be cold beer (suggested donation) and hot jams. The fun starts at 7:30 at the Reliquary Museum.

The 2011 Crest Hardware Art Show Closing Party

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011


On Saturday, July 30th, please join Crest Hardware from 3pm – 7pm in Celebrating the closing of the 10th Annual Crest Hardware Art Show. There will be music, Drinks and your last chance to view or purchase Art.

Afterwards, head over to the Reliquary Museum to see the official presentation and donation of the money to the City Reliquary Museum. There will be cold beer (suggested donation) and hot jams. The fun starts at 7:30 at the Reliquary Museum.

Friday Night Lights: This week, Jungle Fever and the Ian Duerr Quartet

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

HOT HOT HOT: Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever & LIVE Jazz in the Backyard!

What could be better on a steamy, sultry, summer night than SEXY jazz paired with a provocative film—screened outdoors under the stars!

Tomorrow, Friday July 22, The City Reliquary Museum will host another installment of Friday Night Lights, our backyard music and film series.

There will be GIN COCKTAILS ($5 donation), Brooklyn Lager ($3 donation), and JAZZZZZ…

Doors @ 7:00 PM.

Ian Duerr Quartet @ 8:00 PM (Ian Duerr – guitar, Ian Stapp – bass, Arthur Vint – drums, Alex Berti – trumpet)

Jungle Fever @ 9:30 PM (Spike Lee)

Come if you can…..DOORS AT 7:30 PM.

Crest Fest 2011!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Crest Fest 2011 is coming to Williamsburg, this Saturday June 18th!

It’s the official launch party for the Crest Hardware Art Show!  Where will you be?  At Crest Hardware!  This year’s program will include a live music stage, two DJ booths, local, creative art and food vendors.

The group art show includes 100+ works from various artists of different mediums and will be installed throughout 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a 5,000 sq ft urban garden.  Plus, enjoy food from local vendors and live music performances by The Suzan, EMEFE, Gunfight! and Little Victory. DJ sets by FAT and EZ, Nick Catchdubs, Lucas Walters, Dom Rocket, Rok One, King Cut, Synapse, Peter Hale and Krunk Pony.

The fun starts at 1pm Saturday June 18th and goes until 7pm.  Its free!  And all proceeds and profits go to support the City Reliquary Museum.