Meet the Cast
Posted on November 29, 2011
Last night students in our Adaptation - With Puppets! workshop created the cast for their film - a loose adaptation (of another adaptation) of The Man in the Iron Mask. There's danger, an evil king, a beautiful princess, plus much, much more. Also: d'Artagnan (otherwise known as d'Art) is a ninja.
The Young to Publishing Group House Party!
Posted on November 02, 2011
We are so excited for the National Book Awards! Not only are some super writers being honored this year, but the Association of American Publishers' Young to Publishing Group is also hosting the second annual House Party: A Celebration of the National Book Awards the night of the ceremony.
Join us on Wednesday, November 16 from 8 to 11 p.m. at M1-5 at 52 Walker Street (near Broadway), New York, NY 10013. The celebration includes a live feed of the Awards Ceremony, open bar, dessert bar, live DJ, online auction, opportunity drawing, and much more. Mix and mingle with bestselling authors, publishing figures, and media, music, and fashion folk.
BSSCo. Presents Its Spring 2012 Collection
Posted on October 04, 2011
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. presents its Spring 2012 Collection, showcasing original crime-fighting attire for superheroes, designed by Christian Joy, Opening Ceremony, Jack Spade, Complex Geometries, Matt Singer, Renata Morales, United Bamboo, and more. The evening - hosted by Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones - will feature a silent auction of crime-fighting attire and other amazing items (including items by Stella McCartney + Elsa Peretti!), a raffle for superheroic prizes (including items by MZ Wallace + Bathing Ape!), and much more! All proceeds benefit 826NYC.
Beer for the evening has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
VIPs will receive 5 complimentary raffle tickets and are invited to join us for an exclusive cocktail reception (8-9pm, sponsored by Kanon Vodka).
A Great Start in September!
Posted on September 20, 2011
Drop-in tutoring has begun! Stop by on Sundays from 2:30 to 5:30 PM and Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. Also, sign up for our workshops beginning next week from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Our field trips and in-school programs begin next month!
Best Prom Ever
Posted on September 20, 2011
Thanks to everyone who attended The Prom You Were Promised at the Williamsburg Music Hall, which proved to be a truly magical event last week. DJs CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear), BAIO (Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend), Yeasayer, Neon Indian and Principal Jason Sudeikis helped to provide one of the greatest high school dance do-overs possible.
Congratulations to our Prom Queen and Queen, and to all who missed out on the Prom You Were Promised, there's always next year!
An Evening with Mission Street Food
Posted on September 14, 2011
Mission Street Food is a restaurant. But it's also a charitable organization, a taco truck, a burger stand, and a clubhouse for inventive cooks tucked inside an unassuming Chinese take-out place. And now it's a book.
On September 26, the authors Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint will be at 826NYC to discuss their book and their philosophy. They'll be joined by Francis Lam from GILT Taste for what is sure to be some rousing conversation!
THE PROM YOU WERE PROMISED (9/13)
Posted on September 06, 2011
826NYC and Bowery Presents bring back THE PROM YOU WERE PROMISED, a chance to re-live prom the way you always wanted -- with updated formal wear and amazing dance music.
This year's host, Jason Sudeikis, will present DJ sets by Yeasayer, BAIO (Vampire Weekend), Neon Indian, and CANT. Better yet, this prom will feature a raffle for Prom King and Queen!
Stay tuned to 826NYC for more information.
THE PROM YOU WERE PROMISED
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Music Hall of Williamsburg
8pm (Doors open at 7pm)
$25 advance / $30 day of show
Box office: 212.260.4700
826 National + Threadless
Posted on September 01, 2011
826 National has partnered with Threadless, the international community-driven company, to challenge the public and Threadless's community of 1.5 million artists to design a t-shirt for the organization.
Threadless is asking artists to create a design inspired by 826 National's mission of exploring students' creativity and improving their writing skills. For inspiration, artists can check out the organization’s gallery featuring the best student writing from workshops, field trips and tutoring sessions from 826 centers across the country. Type-based t-shirt designs are encouraged!
The challenge is hosted on Threadless Causes, which launched in early 2011 to enable other organizations to harness the power of community-based design while bringing the Threadless community new opportunities to impact the creative design of products across industries. To view current submissions or enter your own design, visit this page.
It's 826 Week!
Posted on August 21, 2011
826 Valencia and 826 Boston are holding eight hour and twenty-six minute long Write-a-Thons; 826LA has launched a Cause; 826michigan is hosting "Eat Your Words," an evening of delicious food and drink from local purveyors; friends of 826 Seattle will be celebrating at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, which has brewed a new pale ale called "826 Luminosity" for the occasion; and, 826 National is hosting a writing contest that invites you to try your hand at a writing an 8-2-6 haiku, 82.6 word short story, or a 826 character news article.
Join us as we celebrate the power of reading, writing, and self-expression!
Erasers for Breakfast 2011!
Posted on August 11, 2011
Summer is nearly over, which means it's almost time for our annual Erasers for Breakfast student film festival at BAM!
Join us on August 30th at 7pm to see the films our students have written, directed, and starred in this summer. We promise at least one old ninja, one workout montage, and one ukelele hero. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll be glad you were there for the big premiere!
All tickets are FREE!
Admission is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 826NYC students and volunteers may call to reserve tickets in advance.