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Erasers for Breakfast 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


BAM Rose Cinemas

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please arrive early!

That's right, it's back - 826NYC's celebrated student film festival, Erasers for Breakfast! This year we are premiering feature films about werewolves, wizards, and dancers, coming attractions from the puppeteering masters, claymation shorts about breakfast, snacks, and soccer, and never-before-seen interviews with Brooklyn's most wanted mad scientists.

Mark your calendars. You don't want to miss this.

An Honest Elimination Poker Tournament

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Join Ira Glass, David Cross and Michael Ian Black in a Texas Hold 'Em tournament!

It's just like Celebrity Poker Showdown, but you're not in your living room! Sign up, raise money and you too could be sitting at a table with Ira, David or Michael! Make it to the final elimination and WIN an autographed trophy*! But bring your best poker face and buckets of cash because you'll be up against some tough competition! Only one "buy in" will be allowed on the day of the tournament.

An Honest Elimination Poker Tournament will be held Sunday, July 26th, from 2 - 6pm at our Park Slope writing center (372 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn).

Register now at!

All the proceeds raised from the tournament will benefit the programming at 826NYC and are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Any questions? Ask Sarah

*No cash prizes will be given out at the tournament. That would be gambling. And that would be illegal.

The Prom You Were Promised

Thursday, May 21, 2009

After years of raised expectations and inevitable disappointment, after Pretty in Pink and Saved By The Bell season 4 (we remember it, too), 826NYC and Bowery Presents are happy to finally present THE PROM YOU WERE PROMISED, a night of formal wear, amazing dance music, and a chance to re-live prom the way you always wanted.

The night will feature rare DJ sets by VAMPIRE WEEKEND, PAT MAHONEY (of LCD Soundsystem), and HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR, and will be hosted by one of our favorite comedians (and 826NYC advisory board member!) LEO ALLEN. So fire up the limo, dust off that tux (or not), break out the hairspray, and get ready to dance!

Tickets are available HERE starting tomorrow, April 16, at noon.

More details below.


Who: You, and a date. (Date not required.)

Dress code: Prom attire (Your old gown/tux/suit, or the jeans and sneakers you wished you’d worn.)

What: The prom night you’ve been waiting for.

When: Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 9 p.m.

Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn

1) For the kids—all proceeds benefit 826NYC
2) For the music—three killer DJ sets, each of them worth the price of admission
3) For the replacement memories, made to last a lifetime

Away We Go

Saturday, May 16, 2009

7pm screening | 9pm cocktail reception

BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn)

$30 screening | $125 screening & cocktail reception

Please join us for a special screening of Away We Go, the newest release from Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes, on Saturday, May 16th.

VIP ticket-holders will gain entrance to a cocktail reception after the screening, with the film's director Sam Mendes, and writers Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida.

All proceeds from this event will benefit 826NYC. Click below to purchase your tickets and to find out more.

826NYC's Bail-out Casino!

Thursday, April 30, 2009


826NYC (372 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn)

$100, $250, $500


Mingle, enjoy complimentary beverages and food, and try your luck at our table games! Celebrity hosts and dealers, including Sarah Vowell, Ira Glass and Jon Scieszka, will amaze and astound! Trade your winnings in for fabulous prizes, including tickets to The Daily Show or a tour of The New York Times!

$100, $250, or $500 gets you in and exchanges your money into 826NYC Bail Out Billion Dollar Bills! All proceeds benefit 826NYC's creative programming for students ages 6-18. All donations are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, please email or call 718.499.9884.

Erasers for Breakfast: The 826NYC Film Festival

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


BAM Rose Cinemas | 30 Lafayette Avenue


2168: Modified (2008)
Episode 1: Death in the Family
Lucy Cadmen, Dante DiGrazia, Lily Frost, Santi Ogando, Daylor Orr, Brandon Ruiz, Moses Williams

Adventures of Blob and Dog (2008)
Carl Bocito, Jacob Bortner-Hart, Anthony Kerrigan, India Kotis, McCallum Landt, Kiarla Stevens

Animated Shorts (2008)
Diana Cadmen, Lucy Cadmen, Dante DiGrazia, Abed Hamdan, Khaled Hamdan, Yasmeen Itayem, Moses Williams

Children of the Iron Monkey (2008)
Leo Allen, Diana Cadmen, Isaiah Marks, Eugene Mirman, Joe Rice, Chris Roberti, Heaven Roberts, Basia Rosenbaum, Jason Tlatelpa, Leanna Troncoso

Kid Named Carrot (2008)
Imaan Elkholy, Samar Elkholy, Eden Sanaa, Anand Veeraswamy, Oona Zlamany

Monsters and Angels (2008)
Luca Broder, Arnetta Davis, Thatcher Pitkoff, Tsubomi Poley, Stella Simic, Zachary Troy

Knock the Hustle: The New Movement (2008)
Sterling Baker, Quinisha Bell, Erica Bodrick, Nellis Dorlisme, Eddy Fortune, Khassim Hall, Ryan Harris, Jazmyn Huggins, Raspberri Jackson, Tyrell McLaughlin, Ashanti Ransom, Samara Rivera, Ann-Quette Wade

Presidential Address (2008)
Joe Bael, Renason Bunbury, Malach Campbell, Garrett Collins, Aaron Dominguez, Brandon Francis Ebanks, Chloe Pitkoff

Man for the Job (2008)
Alyssa Burgos, Lauren Burgos, Eric Gilliland, Charlie Judkins, Tom McCarthy, Elliott West

STEW Book Release!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


826NYC (372 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn)


Please join us to celebrate the release of the premier issue of STEW, The Magazine About Et Cetera. Our debut Brooklyn Issue is a collection of stories written by juniors at the Secondary School for Journalism. These articles, based on interviews and independent reporting, were written in the 2007-2008 academic school year, and examine change in the city in which we live. Meet the writers, hear about the writing process, and purchase a copy of the journal!

Pac-Man Looks Like a Cookie: An 826NYC Bake Sale

Sunday, May 25, 2008

11am - 4pm

826NYC (372 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn)

Please join us for an old-fashioned bake sale: Pac-Man Looks Like a Cookie! All proceeds from the sale will go directly toward purchasing new chairs for the writing center. New chairs will support projects like the creation of "The Encyclopedia of Imaginary Disorders and Oddities," the writing of short stories about an alien named Paul, the editing of essays about wrestling, the figuring-out of lyrics for songs to be sung by a jellyfish band, and the crafting of collages that tell tales of celebrities arriving at startling moments of truth.

The 826NYC Art Show, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We are very pleased to announce The 826NYC Art Show, our second auction of original work by contemporary artists to benefit 826NYC. The auction will take place at David Zwirner in Chelsea on Thursday, May 22 at 8pm, and will include new work by 21 contemporary artists, a limited edition set-of-postcards-as-catalog, and of course audio tours with commentary by 826NYC students. For all information, including previews of the work and registration materials, see the auction website.

Dungeons and Dragons (With Girls!)

Friday, May 09, 2008

7pm to Midnight

826NYC (372 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn)

$25 to play*

826NYC hosts a Dungeons and Dragons Game Unlike Any Other to Raise Money for its Free Writing and Tutoring Programs for Children

Friday, May 9th, 7 to Midnight, at 826NYC (372 5th Avenue, Brooklyn)

That's right, fellas. Dungeons and Dragons isn't just for teenage boys anymore. We know you miss those late Friday nights in your parents' basement, with your friends, your Doritos-stained fingers and your lucky D20. And now that one thing that was missing from those perfect Friday nights wants to join the game: girls.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS (WITH GIRLS!) is a benefit for the students of 826NYC. On May 9th, boys and girls alike will have the opportunity to send their heroic alter-egos into an uncharted dungeon in search of a lost crown. The characters you create will be pitted against monsters, traps, and each other in a contest to be the king (or queen) of an ancient fictitious kingdom (or queendom).

To join the game, all you need to do is visit to create your character, then start raising money to buy magic spells, weapons and items, to ensure that your dwarf, warrior, wizard, or thief comes home with the prize. And all the money you and your character raise will go to support the free writing programs at 826NYC.

Who: Anyone 21 or older

What: We're playing Dungeons and Dragons and raising money for 826NYC. There is an entry fee of $25 for boys (girls play for free).

When: Friday, May 9th, 7 to Midnight (Doritos and Pepsi and adult beverages - finally - will be provided).

Where: 826NYC (372 5th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, Between 5th St. and 6th St.)

Why: For the kids (all proceeds go to benefit 826NYC), for a real crown, and for the lands, title, and rule of a kingdom that doesn't actually exist!

How: Go to and all will be explained (For the newcomers, trust us, it's very simple).

Check here for news, rules, and updates.

Some Past Events

erasers for breakfast
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.

Sufjan Stevens at Revenge of the Book Eaters, August 23, 2006.

George Saunders and Marcel Dzama, November 12, 2005.

Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman, and Leo Allen at the Superhero Fashion Show.


The 826NYC Review Issue 1 release party and reading.


David Sedaris contributes $500 of his own money to the 826NYC tip jar.


Steve Buscemi at the Children Playing... reading.


Sam Rockwell at How I Learned To Read, January, 2005.


Jon Stewart and the creators of The Daily Show reading from America (The Book).


David Byrne at our fundraiser in Brooklyn on June 24, 2004.

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They Might Be Giants, June 4, 2004.