Thanks to Time Out New York for listing Speak Easy among Top Things to Do!

Inquiries: Contact Cara at speakeasyseriesnyc[at] & 646.623.8793

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Speak Easy Series: Winemaking in Brooklyn & Beyond

Swing by The Parlor at Brooklyn Winery for a conversation featuring their founders, winemaker, and some other very special guests from the local wine industry.

Tue, July 12 8 to 9:30pm
Brooklyn Winery

213 North 8th St (between Driggs & Roebling)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn (L to Bedford stop)

Buy tickets here:
$10/person (21 & up)
includes one glass of wine or beer and light hors d'oeuvres

Part 1: Brooklyn Winery co-founders John Stires and Brian Leventhal and winemaker Conor McCormack

Part 2: Erin Fitzpatrick (co-host of The Heritage Radio Network’s wine program Unfiltered) and Stefan Mailvaganam (of Custom American Wine Bar)

moderated by Cara Cannella; with audience Q&A and a tour of the winery!

(L to R: Erin Fitzpatrick; Brian Leventhal, Conor McCormack & John Stires; Stefan Mailvaganam) 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Check out audio from June 7 Speak Easy with Nathan Larson!

Click here to listen to my chat with Nathan Larson about his work as a writer, musician, and film composer. He describes his coming of age in Washington D.C.'s punk scene (along with Akashic Books' editor Johnny Temple on Ian MacKaye's Dischord record label) and how that led to the publication of his debut novel, The Dewey Decimal Systemset inside the beautiful main branch The New York Public Library. Thanks to everyone who came out and donated to the NYPL! Click here for another opportunity to give to this invaluable and vital institution.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Take advantage of discounted registration for DIY Business Association Conference!

Connect with creative entrepreneurs to take your business to the next level.

You’re invited to the first DIY Business Association Conference on June 26 in DUMBO!

The Brooklyn DIY Business Association Conference is an incubator for the DIYT (do-it-yourself-together) crowd. The one-day event is a talent show for productivity, a swap meet for arty types, a crucial meeting of the minds, a think tank for the Creative New Economy.

Regular price: $125

Special discounted rate for the Speak Easy Series community: $99 (includes light breakfast, lunch, and evening cocktail reception). Enter “speakeasy” during the final step of checkout.

Hurry while tickets are available! Discount is valid until June 17.

30 panelists, including:

ANDREW WAGNER, ReadyMade Editor-in-Chief
GRACE BONNEY, Design*Sponge Founder and Editor-in-Chief
SUSAN GREGG KOGER, Chief Creative Officer
DEAN HASPIEL, Illustrator for HBO’s Bored To Death
CAROLINE SUH, Director of Frontrunners and showrunner of Iconoclasts
SHAINA FEINBERG, This American Life contributor, audio producer, and writer
DANIELLE MAVEAL, Etsy Education Coordinator
MOLLY NEUMAN, Senior Director of Label Relations for eMusic; Owner, Simple Social Graces Discos and Kitchen, and former drummer of Bratmobile
GREGORY JACKSON, Touring and session bassist for various artists, including Amy Winehouse, Jay-Z, and Erykah Badu
MARY S. BUTLER, Senior Content Strategist for Razorfish

AMBER RAE, Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin’s Domino Project, creator of and The Passion Experiment