It's been an unusual season in Brooklyn and New York; with so many still without homes, and with devastated lives and businesses, consider giving a "gift in advance" of a ticket or several to one of these interesting and varied charity events.
List updated: Dec. 14, 2012. If you know of other events, please add details!
Also, more Sandy-related holiday ideas here.
- What's Happening: Rioutous fun. From their site, "Professional party hosts Arden Myrin (MADtv, Chelsea Lately) and Lisa deLarios (Aspen Comedy Festival, Live at Gotham) cordially invite you to get down with your bad selves, at their yearly Holiday Spectacular comedy theme party featuring performers seen on Comedy Central, SNL, Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show and more"
- When: 7:30 pm Doors. 8 pm Show
- Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus
- Entrance fee: $12 adv / $15 at the door.
- Proceeds go to two charities: "Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue" and Red Cross Disaster Relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy
5. PAST: Dec 4: "Geeking Out" - Comedy & Story Telling at Union Hall (Park Slope)
- What's Happening: From the website: " GEEKING OUT a comedy & storytelling show that brings crazy-talented performers together for a night of shameless nerding out on the bands they love, the celebrities they obsess over and the video games that nearly wore their thumbs to stumps (and that's just the tip of the fanatical iceberg)."
- When: 8 PM
- Where: Union Hall, Park Slope
- Entrance fee: $8
All ticket proceeds will go toward Brooklyn Community Foundation's Brooklyn Recovery fund, which is a joint effort between theBrooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to create a pooled fund to provide support to Brooklyn's nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
6. PAST : Kiddie Concert @ Littlefield (Carroll Gardens)
- What's Happening: The Brick presents a one-night-only performance that celebrates NYC—its quirks, its people and its resiliency, to benefit The Brooklyn Recovery Fund. Stories, foolery and drama.
- When: 8 PM
- Where: 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg. www.bricktheater.com or (212-352-3101)
- Entrance fee: Pay what you can; donations taken throughout the event.
- What's Happening: As reported by Brokelyn.com, you can help the relief effort at a fundraiser at the Bell House. Have a drink wtch a film, The Concert Film!, recorded at Brooklyn's the Bell House, and featuring local comedians Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Christian Finnegan, Leo Allen, Rob Paravonian, and Liam McEneaney.
- What's Happening: Enjoy samples from 16 breweries including such faves as Blue Point, Bronx Brewery, and of course Brooklyn Brewery's own brews, among others.
- When: 7 PM
- Where: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11 St., Williamsburg
- Entrance fee: $40