Thank You, Cheaters!
Posted on April 08, 2013
On Saturday, April 6th, 826NYC hosted its Sixth Annual Scrabble for Cheaters tournament. We had a great turnout and some ruthless competitors. Thanks to all our participants and donors, we raised $40,000 to benefit public schoolchildren in NYC!
Congratulations to returning champions Team Annyong, who beat out 23 teams to win the sought-after Cheaters Cup for the second year in a row! A big thank you to Shake Shack, who generously provided delicious custard and root beer for our players and onlookers. Thank you also to all of our competitors, especially Peter Dinklage, John Hodgman, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Michael Showalter, A. C. Newman, and David Rees. We'll see you next year!
The Match Game '13!
Posted on March 28, 2013
We are so excited to be working with the G.A.S. Committee at Comedy Central for the second year in a row, to present The Match Game '13, hosted by Leo Allen, and featuring Fred Armisen, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, and others!
This year, guests may:
* Submit their names in the drawing to compete on stage and win an iPad mini!
* Eat FREE frozen custard from Shake Shack!
* Compete in the Betty White look-alike contest and win Amazon gift certificates!
* Eat grilled cheese from The Morris Truck!
* Bid on one-of-a-kind _________ with our celebrity guests!
* Support 826NYC's free programs for NYC public schools and students!
Best of all, all funds raised for this event will be MATCHed by Viacom to benefit 826NYC!
Scrabble For Cheaters 2013!
Posted on February 27, 2013
At noon, on Saturday, April 6th, join Peter Dinklage, John Hodgman, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Michael Showalter, A. C. Newman, and David Rees for the sixth annual Scrabble for Cheaters Tournament, an elimination scrabble tournament, where you and a teammate play against other teams to compete for the coveted Cheater's Cup.
To help make your way toward the cup, you raise money to spend on cheats, including "Invent a Word," "Buy a Vowel," and "Create a Blank." And the best part of all — all the money you raise directly supports the free programs offered to New York City public school students by 826NYC!
What: Scrabble For Cheaters 2013
When: Noon, Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Where: 826NYC (372 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn)
For more info: www.826nyc.org/scrabble13
Poker With Jokers, February 23rd!
Posted on January 08, 2013
From 1-5pm, registered players will go chip to chip against Ira, Michael and other contestants for glory (and tournament trophies), while also supporting the free student programming provided by 826NYC.
February 23rd, 2013
826NYC (372 5th Avenue btw. 5th and 6th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Happy Holidays from 826NYC!
Posted on December 25, 2012
We're wrapping up our 9th year of programming!
A few weeks ago, David, who's attending a new school over 20 blocks from 826, came back to the center for the first time this year. The students and tutors were so excited to see him again -- they hi-fived, called him "Louis" (after the character he'd created during a summer workshop), and crowded around him to hear how his summer was. It was the greatest hero’s welcome an 11-year-old could hope for. So of course he's been back every week since -- and already has a published story to prove it.
One of the greatest things about being here from the beginning is that we’ve both seen a real family -- full of students, volunteers, donors, and staff -- come together these past nine years. Through thick and thin, that family has stayed together and continued to support one another, year after year.
We have you to thank for making that possible.
Have a wonderful holiday season. We hope to see you soon in the new year.
Scott & Joan
826NYC is open!
Posted on October 28, 2012
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. and writing center are up and running again this week! Drop-in tutoring will resume on Wednesday, November 7th.
The Tell Tale Art Auction
Posted on October 23, 2012
Now, through November 13th, visit www.826nyc.org/auction to bid on original art by Dav Pilkey, Mo Willems, Lane Smith, Adam Rex, Fiona Robinson, Paul Zelinsky and many, many others.
And if you're not in the bidding mood, you can also buy any of the art for a flat cost, but don't hesitate, the auction ends on November 21st.
Trivia Night with John Hodgman
Posted on October 03, 2012
You and a teammate will compete against 24 other teams of two by answering 25 questions, selected and presented by Quizmaster Hodgman, to win fabulous prizes. You will also have the opportunity to raise additional funds to gain an advantage over other players.
Space is limited, so go here to sign up, get more information, or support a team.
Stand Up For 826NYC!
Posted on September 19, 2012
On October 8, 2012, join host, Eugene Mirman, at The Bell House for Stand-Up For 826NYC, an evening of stand-up comedy with Sarah Silverman, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, and other special guests, to benefit 826NYC!
Doors open at 8:30pm for a 9:00pm show. Admission is $30. Tickets can be purchased here.
Back to School at 826NYC!
Posted on September 16, 2012
This week, we'll kick off 826NYC's ninth year of programs:
- This Wednesday, we start the 2012-2013 school year off with our first day of drop-in tutoring.
- On Thursday, we host our first field trip - for 3rd graders from PS 257!
The fall is also a great time to support our programs with a donation to 826NYC. All donations, big and small, directly support our programs and allow us to continue offering our free programs to over 2000 NYC students this year!
* $20 provides a month's worth of pens and pencils for our students, enabling them to complete their homework each day after school!
* $50 will pay for the materials and supplies we need to host a NYC public school classroom for a FREE two-hour field trip, during which students will write, illustrate and publish an original story!
* $100 will help us update our library, further inspiring our students to read, write, and exercise their imaginations!
* $200 will allow us to publish an anthology of original stories, written during one of our free writing workshops!