Brooklyn's 100 Most Influential
"Brooklyn Magazine Celebrates the 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture"
As spontaneous nights go, I came across this one through My Free Concert. Combine the words free entry + Brooklyn culture + complimentary cocktails and I am there. The party took place at Villain Warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a posh little riverside neighborhood scattered with indie coffee shops and vintage stores.
Another successful event hosted by Brooklyn Magazine, in collaboration with GodMode Records and Jameson Irish Whiskey, I brought along Kervin Marseille of Paramount Chief in celebration of Brooklyn's 100 most influential artists, including: filmmaker Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing), director Lena Dunham (Girls) to entrepreneurs such as Matthew Morgan & Jocelyn Cooper (founders of AfroPunk Fest). Although the flyer only mentioned complimentary Jameson, I saw food right as we got in. They served light hors d'oeuvres, mostly small platters of macaroni and cheese and pulled pork; some guests roamed with a full plate of macaroni, collard green and pulled pork in a bun, a limited combo they were also serving. As for beverages, I started on the safe side, Jameson whiskey with some ginger ale but ultimately favored the mix with ginger beer (extra spice). Talk about southern comfort ! As for the venue, Villain held 2 rooms and a loft with seatings with still enough space to dance and enjoy the DJ's funky beats. All in all? Besides celebrating these artists' contributions to our generation and culture with Brooklyn Magazine, it was a great networking opportunity and after-work spot.
(Music by GodMode Records, "Sometimes a Man")