Thank You, Cheaters!
Posted on April 08, 2013
On Saturday, April 6th, 826NYC hosted its Sixth Annual Scrabble for Cheaters tournament. We had a great turnout and some ruthless competitors. Thanks to all our participants and donors, we raised $40,000 to benefit public schoolchildren in NYC!
Congratulations to returning champions Team Annyong, who beat out 23 teams to win the sought-after Cheaters Cup for the second year in a row! A big thank you to Shake Shack, who generously provided delicious custard and root beer for our players and onlookers. Thank you also to all of our competitors, especially Peter Dinklage, John Hodgman, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Michael Showalter, A. C. Newman, and David Rees. We'll see you next year!
The Match Game '13!
Posted on March 28, 2013
We are so excited to be working with the G.A.S. Committee at Comedy Central for the second year in a row, to present The Match Game '13, hosted by Leo Allen, and featuring Fred Armisen, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, and others!
This year, guests may:
* Submit their names in the drawing to compete on stage and win an iPad mini!
* Eat FREE frozen custard from Shake Shack!
* Compete in the Betty White look-alike contest and win Amazon gift certificates!
* Eat grilled cheese from The Morris Truck!
* Bid on one-of-a-kind _________ with our celebrity guests!
* Support 826NYC's free programs for NYC public schools and students!
Best of all, all funds raised for this event will be MATCHed by Viacom to benefit 826NYC!
Scrabble For Cheaters 2013!
Posted on February 27, 2013
At noon, on Saturday, April 6th, join Peter Dinklage, John Hodgman, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Michael Showalter, A. C. Newman, and David Rees for the sixth annual Scrabble for Cheaters Tournament, an elimination scrabble tournament, where you and a teammate play against other teams to compete for the coveted Cheater's Cup.
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!
What: Scrabble For Cheaters 2013
When: Noon, Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Where: 826NYC (372 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn)
For more info: www.826nyc.org/scrabble13
Poker With Jokers
Posted on February 23, 2013
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
Rants and Other Suggestions
Posted on December 07, 2012
826NYC presents Rants and Other Suggestions, with readings and performances by Jonathan Franzen, Gail Collins, Jonathan Ames, Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver, Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell. Music by Stephin Merritt.
All proceeds benefit 826NYC.
Trivia Night with John Hodgman
Posted on November 20, 2012
You and a teammate will compete against 24 other teams of two by answering 25 questions, selected and presented by Quizmaster Hodgman, to win fabulous prizes. You will also have the opportunity to raise additional funds to gain an advantage over other players.
Space is limited, so click here to sign up, get more information, or support a team.