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Work It Brooklyn “Spring Networking Fling” at ACME Studio

March 17, 2013
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Join us on April 3rd at Williamsburg’s Acme Studio for a spring awakening.
That’s right, it’s time to shed the grey and gloom of winter and to get back out there and network with your fellow creative freelancers.
Acme will be serving up beer and wine (cash bar) to help you shake off the winter doldrums and get you in the mood for Work It Brooklyn’s signature speed networking.
For those of you not familiar with Work It Brooklyn, we’re a networking coalition for creative freelancers of all stripes (we’ve got writers, musicians, graphic artists, fashion designers, technologists, independent food makers … in our rolls), with the sole purpose of bringing together like-minded people living and/or working in Brooklyn. The hope for our group is that by coming together, we will all succeed.
Title: Work It Brooklyn “Spring Networking Fling
Date & Time: Wed April 3rd, 7 – 9pm 
Entry: $5
Location: Acme Studio

The Kitchen is Flooded and Other Disasters: Storytelling and Networking in Support of Red Hook Businesses

November 12, 2012

On Tuesday, November 27, come out and support a community in Brooklyn that is dear to us–Red Hook’s unique businesses, over 30 of which were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Join us for a night of food, beer, and stories about kitchen mishaps and surviving Hurricane Sandy with Brooklyn chefs. Afterward Work It Brooklyn will lead one of their signature speed networking sessions, this time for food professionals as many in the industry lost their jobs after restaurants were destroyed by the storm. We’ll also have raffle giveaways from local food businesses.

Raffle and ticket sales will benefit ReStore Red Hook, which is helping businesses devastated by Hurricane Sandy (the majority of businesses on their site suffered damages of $50,000 or more, and they need help reaching their goal). Food vendors will also donate 10% of sales to ReStore Red Hook and Brooklyn Brewery will donate a beer token to each guest attending.

Tickets are $15
and include a free beer and one raffle ticket. You can also select “Donate More!” to support ReStore Red Hook even further.

Speakers to date include Allison Robicelli, who helped spearhead relief efforts in Sheepshead Bay and other South Brooklyn neighborhoods and started the Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen to feed Sandy victims; and Leisah Swenson and Monica Byrne of home/made in Red Hook, and also the co-founders of ReStore Red Hook.

More speakers, food vendors, and raffle prizes to be announced soon!

Work It Brooklyn and Brooklyn Based Present:
The Kitchen is Flooded & Other Disasters
Chefs Storytelling and Food Professionals Networking in Support of Red Hook Businesses

Tuesday, November 27
7:30 – 9:30pm
Brooklyn Brewery
79 North 11th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Tickets at

Find & Follow Your Passion // A Conference by NYCreative Interns

October 24, 2012


On November 10th, join creative college students and young professionals for a full-day of discussions and workshops designed to give you the tools needed to create you dream career. Meet creatives from the most exciting companies in New York City, get an edge in your career, and make amazing connections.

Our friends at New York Creative Interns are hosting another spectacular event and Work It Brooklyn is so stoked to announce our involvement as media partners for this amazing event. Speakers include creative professionals from Travel Channel, New York Magazine, USA Network, Behance, MoMA PS1, and many more. The event also includes a 50+ company career fair.

Start your Saturday morning keynote is Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka @swissmiss), attend the internship and career fair and choose amongst several cool sessions to attend over the course of the day.

For our Work It Brooklyn peeps, might we suggest:

Seeking Success Within: Reveal What You Want & How To Achieve It with Rhonda Schaller, Director // Center for Career & Professional Development Pratt Institute

From Creation to Compensation: Overcome the Starving Artist Stigma with Rebecca Taylor, Communications Director // MoMA PS1; Tim Smith, Manager // Marvel Comics; Opus Moreschi, Colbert Report; Sarah Cooper, UX Designer // Google

Creative Alchemy: Convert Opportunities into Career Gold with Monico Lo, Senior Art Director and Megan Nuttall, Senior Writer // both of kbs+

The Art of Negotiation: How to Earn What You’re Worth with (friend of Work It Brooklyn) Jim Hopkinson, President // Hopkinson Creative Media

But, hey, if that particular line-up is not your thing, check out the schedule and choose the sessions you’d like to attend.

Find & Follow Your Passion: A Full Day Conference
By NY Creative Interns in partnership with the Center for Career & Professional Development at Pratt Institute.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 9am – 5:30pm
Location: Pratt Institute. 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Tickets: Students: $50 // Recent Grads: $75 // Young Professionals: $150
Work It Brooklyn members, use the code WorkItLove for 20% off any non-Pratt ticket.
Register and learn more:

October 18 // The Creative Network with 3rd Ward

October 4, 2012

Join us as 3rd Ward and Work It Brooklyn team up to host another signature networking event for creative freelancers and professionals in Brooklyn! Designed to connect creatives of all stripes – graphic designers, dancers, musicians, writers, artists, tech gurus, etc – in a fun and collaborative environment.

Our beloved speed networking* will be followed by brief intros from 3rd Ward’s professional development teachers who’ll be on hand to show you what it takes to make that tweet charm your customer and utilize quickbooks to your best advantage.
Drinks and snacks will be on hand to help you ease into the mix and mingle of things.

Register today for this free networking mixer. You never know, you might just meet your next collaborator, business partner or employee. Note: Advance registration is strongly encouraged– we expect to reach capacity!

*Speed networking will begin at 8:00PM SHARP so don’t be late. This is a very popular part of the evening and one of the best ways to speak to as many potential new contacts as possible, space is on a first come first served basis.


Writer’s Potluck at Word // Aug 22 // 7 – 8:30pm

August 2, 2012

Are you a writer looking to meet and mingle with your fellow scribes? We invite you to join us for a Meet and Eat potluck at WORD Brooklyn. Come to connect with other writers in an intimate setting where you can share ideas, pitch stories to one another, and form workshops to help you move your projects forward. Join our Facebook group to connect before and after the event and rsvp on our eventbrite page!

August 22nd // 7 – 8:30pm

WORD Brooklyn

126 Franklin Street

Wellness for the Freelancer & Creative Worker

April 3, 2012

We’ve all been there, working away for hours, focused on only the task at hand – maybe staring at a computer screen as we write, maybe it’s hours bent over jewelry wire, or time spent standing in front of a canvas. And then we look up and realize it’s 4PM and all we’ve eaten all day was that bagel with our morning coffee. That we’ve been in the same position for hours.

Whether you freelance, working from home or coffee shops for multiple clients, or are starting your own business, like so many of the members of Work It Brooklyn, you’re spending a lot of time focused on the business you’re trying to grow. But how much time are you spending focused on yourself?

Our next event, April 18th from 7 to 9PM and graciously hosted by our friends at Human At Ease, is centered on how to stay healthy and well while you are focused on growing your business, and the best way to make all the parts of your life balance while you are doing this. Register here.

We’ll have a discussion, led by our own Aja Marsh, of North Brooklyn Runners, and with panelists including Dishan Elise, a certified personal trainer and the founder/owner of Human At Ease, Kim Ann Curtin, a life coach who is founder and CEO of The Wall Street Coach and Andrea Moss, Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach of Moss Wellness.

Whether you’re working on starting your own business, freelancing from the cramped confines of your studio apartment, or a member of our community with a focus on food, health and wellness, this event will provide answers to achieving a better, healthier, life balance.

We’ll also have our signature speed-networking prior to panel, which will begin at 7:30pm.

Register soon, space is very limited.

Event Details:
Wednesday, April 18 – 7pm to 9pm
Speed Networking from 7:15-7:30pm
Panel from 7:30-8:15pm
Mingling until 9pm
Human At Ease: 31 Nassau Avenue – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Work It Brooklyn at 3rd Ward

January 26, 2012

Ah. That moment, when you first see them across a crowded room. Your eyes lock. You approach with confidence. The moment is finally here. You’ve met the person you’ve been looking for all night – the WordPress developer who can finally get your website just right.

It’s true, Brooklynites, love is in the air and we at Work It Brooklyn are here to help you find a place in your heart … for networking, that is.

Join us at 3rd Ward on February 8th for one of our signature events, the first of 2012, designed to connect creatives of all stripes – graphic designers, dancers, musicians, tech gurus, painters, writers, etc… – in a fun collaborative and productive environment. Arrive by 7 to ensure your spot in our revolutionary, and much-loved, speed-networking and stick around to mingle until 10PM. We’ll have PBR and wine on hand, free, to help ease those networking nerves.

During the event, you’ll have a chance to check out 3rd Ward’s new retail shop, fully stocked with books, tools and designy goodness for every creative taste and aesthetic. In addition, the fine folks at 3rd Ward will be offering hands-on demos all evening – maybe you’ll get lucky … and have a chance to get your screenprint on. If you’re not familiar with 3rd Ward, and the amazing programming they offer for creatives of every part of the spectrum, our event will be a great way to learn more about their services.

Register today for this free networking mixer. You never know, you might just meet your next collaborator, business partner or employee.

Work It Brooklyn at 3rd Ward
February 8th, 2012
7 to 10PM

Click here to register.

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 715-4961


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