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Scrabble for Cheaters 2014

March 24, 2014

“Scrabble

When: May 3, 2014 at 12 pm;
Where: 826NYC, 372 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn 11215

On Saturday, May 3rd, join Peter Dinklage and Jonathan Marc Sherman for Scrabble for Cheaters 2014, an elimination Scrabble tournament, where you and a teammate play against other teams to compete for the coveted Cheater's Cup, plus other cool stuff. Shake Shack Custard, drinks, food, and more will be on hand to keep you focused on your game.

To help make your way toward the cup, you raise money to spend on cheats, including "Invent a Word," "Buy A Vowel," and "Create A Blank." And the best part of all — all the money you raise directly supports the free programs offered to New York City public school students by 826NYC!

Details here:826nyc.org/scrabble14.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Homebrew, Shake Shack, and The Brooklyn Brewery

What’s Your Story? Memoir Field Trip

Posted March 24, 2014

It’s never too early to start your memoir! In this field trip students will explore storytelling through a nonfiction lense. Students will reflect on their lives and unpack important moments, events, and memories that have shaped their identities. With the help of volunteers and focused small group work, students will walk away from this trip with individual outlines, the first page of a personal narrative, and a collective “class memoir.”

*Schools who participate in this field trip are encouraged to enroll their seniors in our college Personal Statement Weekend workshop coming in Fall of 2014.

The What's Your Story? Memoir Field Trip is part of a series of programs geared toward helping high school students with telling their personal narrative and completing their college application essay. 826NYC's personal statement programs are supported by Capital One.


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Erasers for Breakfast 2013

Posted on August 26, 2013

Join us for Erasers for Breakfast 2013, a screening of shorts from our young filmmakers workshop. Premiere's Include The Banana Effect, Edible Glue, Jinxed, Spyliens, and Trophy Hunters. Seating is free but limited. Please RSVP at 718-499-9884.

A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC

Posted on July 10, 2013

Join us at The Bell House on Wednesday, July 10th, for A Night of Comedy to Benefit 826NYC! This fundraiser -- hosted by Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell -- will feature comedians Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Kitson, John Oliver, and Reggie Watts, plus special guests!

As always, all proceeds directly benefit 826NYC's free programs for New York City students ages 6 to 18 -- including this summer's writing workshops, Summer Filmmakers and Science for Superheroes!

Poker With Jokers

Posted on February 23, 2013

On February 23rd, please join Ira Glass and Michael Ian Black for a Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament to benefit 826NYC!

From 1-5pm, registered players will go chip to chip against Ira, Michael and other contestants for glory (and tournament trophies), while also supporting the free student programming provided by 826NYC.

For more information, to register to play, or to support your favorite player, visit: www.826nyc.org/poker

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