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Show-and-Tell: Back Again on September 15, 2013!

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!

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!

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!!

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!

The 2011 Crest Hardware Art Show Closing Party


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.

New Community Collections Window – UNICORNS!!

Now on display in the COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS window we are proud to present, Amanda B. Friedman’s Unicorn Collection through March 2010.

Unicorn Collection

And the Winners of the 2009 Miss G Train are…

Miss G Train Elizabeth Kuchta
Miss G Train Elizabeth Kuchta

Shane Thor1st runner up Shane Thor

Marleah Martin2nd runner up Marleah Martin

Finalists

Sara BonisteelSara Bonisteel

Gina RosaGina Rosa

Kelly FoxKelly Fox

See video from the big night courtesy of BRIC TV!

Brooklyn Bridge 126th Birthday Bike Ride

Join us this SUNDAY!!!
Brooklyn Bridge 126th Birthday Bike Ride
sponsored by the City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization

10-mile roundtrip ride with a celebration destination! There will be birthday cake, beverages, and music for everyone! Easy pace so you can bring the whole family! A lively historical lecture by NYC tour guide Matt Levy upon arrival at the Brooklyn anchorage! Meet at the museum, 370 Metropolitan Ave near Havemeyer St. at 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 24th, 2009!!! Bring your Bike and Birthday hat! Suggested donation is $5.00,

5/23 Brooklyn Bridge Art Show Reception

May 23rd 7:00 – 10:00 PM Reception:

The Brooklyn Bridge: 125 Years of Inspiration

The exhibit will feature the artwork of NYC-based students as inspired by the majestic towers of the Brooklyn Bridge and iconography that surrounds it. Kindergarten through college tudents in public and private schools have submitted artistic projects that show historic research and/or visual exploration of the bridge.
Artists’ reception will be held;
The exhibition runs through June 15h, 2008
Regular museum hours: Saturday & Sunday 12-6 pm
or weekdays by appointment or chance. Admission: “Pay what you wish.”

The Fabulous LuLu LoLo and Italian Superstition

SUPERSTITIONS GALORE!!!
The Fabulous LuLu LoLo and the Italian American Network
Click on http://www.italianamericannetwork.com/ianet/
Darlings, To See The Fabulous LuLu LoLo Spin Her Mal Occhio (Evil Eye) Wheel
To Bring You A Different Italian Superstition Every Day
A Line-up of Hilarious Short Videos All Written and Performed by
The Fabulous LuLu LoLo In a Parade of Colorful Characters
Featuring a New Persona Michelina Credenza