We host a wide variety of public events in our upstairs space. You can find comedy shows, book launches, poetry readings, music, and more. Grab a drink, head upstairs, and enjoy the night’s event.

Got an idea for a public event? Email events@61local.com.

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April 2017

Brooklyn Poets Yawp

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Touted as the “best poetry event in the borough” by Brooklyn Magazine and “one of the most innovative literary events…

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RP Presents: Fake Your Death, Language on the Lam, Gimme Shelter

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Play dead, stay under the radar en espagnol, and build yourself a makeshift shelter? You can do that! Renaissance Person…

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Atlas Review

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Atlas Review is an independent literary magazine, comprising poetry, short stories, essays and visual art. Join us upstairs for the monthly…

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Brooklyn Poets Reading Series

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Named one of the best reading series in NYC as well as one of the 50 best free things to…

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Low Key High Key

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Back at it. Show 2. FREE. Hosted by Julian Williams

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Boroughgramming

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

We're pre-gaming BrooklynJS with a day of co-working with like-minded Boroughgrammers. We'll bring food, Internet, power outlets, and a space…

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Brooklyn JS

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On the third Thursday of every month, the local JavaScript community gets together for a day to hang out and…

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North American Short Story Prize Celebration

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the inaugural White Review North American Short Story Prize.

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Backfat Comedy Variety Show

April 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

BackFat Variety is a free, monthly Brooklyn comedy show for smart people that has been recommended by The New York…

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May 2017

Brooklyn Poets Workshop Showcase

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our Workshop Showcase highlights the work our students and faculty have been doing together in our five-week workshops every winter/spring,…

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