Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is Coming Up at all Brooklyn Boulders facilities! Save the date: March 26th, 2016.
Brooklyn Boulders is clearing their closet for the new year! $5 Brooklyn Boulders tees are on sale this week.
Come join us for a special cocktail class at BKBOG with April Watchel, of Swig + Swallow.
Summer days are melting away! We’ve got the secret to making your summer last.
People often talk about pursuing happiness, but I’m beginning to believe that if we spend all of our time chasing something, the further away from us it will travel.
Brooklyn based BKB member Fred White is a Maryland native and artist who found his way to Brooklyn in an ‘86 Chevette Hatchback called “The Brown Hornet”.
He spends his days working at the 14th street Patagonia store, climbing at BKB, and also is a self-taught painter. He hand paints directly onto old Patagucci threads – effectively turning them into insanely beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.
Brand spankin’ new ping pong table back at BKB. Who wants to have a tournament?
The first independently organized TEDxNewYork at Weylin B. Semour’s in Williamsburg took place this past Saturday, giving Halloween goers (and the BKB team) a brain massage for their hangovers. The theme of this TEDxNewYork was Grand Central, and their mission was to stir up interesting conversations, new ideas and to incite action.
Brooklyn Boulders will be CLOSED this Thanksgiving – November 27th, 2014. However, we’ll be open for Black Friday (psst… we’re having a sale), so come work off that Turkey (or Tofurkey).
For the upcoming holidays, we’ll have the following adjusted opening & closing hours:
Dec. 22nd, 2014: Closing at 6pm (Holiday Staff Party)
Dec. 24th, 2014: Closing at 8pm
Dec. 25th, 2014: Opening at 12pm
December 31st, 2014: Closing at 6pm
January 1st, 2015: Opening at 12pm
The first independently organized TEDxNewYork at Weylin B. Semour’s in Williamsburg took place this past Saturday, giving Halloween goers (and the BKB team) a brain massage for their hangovers. The theme of this TEDxNewYork was Grand Central, and their mission was to stir up interesting conversations, new ideas and to incite action:
“In a city like New York, it’s easy to take the same route every day, eat the same turkey sandwich, talk to the same ten people. Every once in a while we have to stick our heads out of our myopic little holes and ask ourselves: Wait, why do we do this again?”
When you live in a fast-paced city, it’s important to slow down and ask the why. Here are our takeaways. Five important lessons we learned from TEDxNewYork:
1) “Most Powerful Ideas are Dismissed by Big Companies” – Albert Wegner
Some really powerful ideas can be easily dismissed by huge companies, but don’t be discouraged to keep pushing them until evolutionary change occurs.
Takeaway: Don’t be afraid to be a maverick.
2) “Our bodies and our minds work in tandem to shape how we see the world around us” – Emily Balcetis
Psychologist Emily Balcetis drove home the point that perception greatly affects outcome. Focus is key.
Takeaway: When you keep your eyes on the literal prize or goal, getting there is a whole lot easier. Are you a cup half-full or half-empty kind of person? In a study testing people’s perception of difficulty with exercise goals, Balcetis learned that perception is a subjective experience. People that are either physically fit, or more determined, actually judge distances to be shorter and more attainable than others.
3) “This talk is about nothing. Zippo…I’m saying a whole of nothing, or everything” – Will Stephen
Writer and funny man, Will Stephen spoke on how to sound smart while giving a TedTalk.
Takeaway: Everything in life is about attitude, delivery, and confidence. Sometimes how you say something is just as important as what you’re saying.
4) “When inspiration strikes, just be ready to act on it when it does” – Starlee Kine
Beginning with Geico caveman commercials and ending somewhere around 18th century composers, it turns out that inspiration is rarely birthed from nowhere. The question “Where do ideas come from?” led American Life host, Starlee Kine, on a fairly concrete pathway from ad execs, to authors (did you know George Saunders inspired a series of Geico commercials?), to other writers, to musicians, to a pet parakeet…
Takeaway: Inspiration is everywhere – in the people around you, in art and culture, and, sometimes, in pets – like Charles Dickens’ raven.
5) “Thank you for being present” – Somi
Artist Somi blew away the crowd during her soulful performance. No tweets were blasted during that time.
Takeaway: First, wow Somi can sing. Second, her simple thank you at the end reminded us all to put down the phone once in a while, open our minds and enjoy the moment. To be present.