Tails wagging, tongues flapping, paws at the ready. All their wide puppy eyes on the prize - sort of. As the race gates came up, New York's goofiest pups dashed every which way except toward the finish line and the crowd rumbled in laughter. BarkBox's Kentucky Derpy at the Green Building was in fact the derpiest family-fun event of the season. 

Dozens of doggies ready to stretch their paws after a long New York winter came out to party with some of Instagram's most beloved like @chloekardoggian and @mervinthechihuahua.

The real star of the day was Casper, a 10 year old rescue dog with Waggytail Rescue who is looking for a good loving home. If you're interested in adopting him or other rescue dogs, put in an application with Waggytail

MINI Clubman

MINI invited guests to catch an exclusive preview of the new MINI Clubman. Joining a line of lifestyle vehicles, the Clubman sure does make us want to ditch the impending winter for a cross country road trip to sunny California. To show MINI's commitment to excellent craftsmanship, they're pulling focus to a dozen Brooklyn local makers. Artisans from furniture designers to coffee roasters will be onsite to share an inside look on how they turn a day of work into a work of art.

Jagermeister + 2Chainz

On a chilly night in November, FADER and Jagermeister invited hundreds of people to a celebratory evening at the Green Building to announce their new partnership “Unlocking the Craft.”  As part of the program, Jagermeister enlisted Atlanta hip-hop artist 2Chainz to create an original cocktail; the drink, ceremoniously dubbed “Dirty Amber,” was unveiled during a poppin' performance by the man himself.  FADER and Jagermeister converted the Green Building into an intimate concert venue, with Jager ambassadors mixing the “Dirty Amber“, a spice station for attendees to experience Jagermeister’s ingredients themselves, and iPads placed throughout the venue so guests could get a sneak peek of the documentary 2Chainz made at the Jagermeister factory.

Free People

In February 2015 Free People transformed the Green Building into a cozy, intimate sanctuary for an evening of candlelit yoga to celebrate the launch of their FP Movement line. Led by teacher Talia Sutra with a soundtrack curated by DJ Suga Shay, yogis of all levels came together for a magical night of movement and good vibes under the glow of our chandeliers.   Post-yoga, guests fueled up on healthy eats from Sweetgreen, and were sent off into the chilly night feeling inspired and refreshed.  


Kinfolk Magazine hosted an intimate dinner at the Green Building to celebrate and channel the creative energy found in Brooklyn. We can't quite say it as beautifully as Kinfolk has put it, so we'll just let you read ahead to their words on the evening:

"Brooklyn emanates an energy that can be frenzied, frenetic and crazy-making, but this same effervescence can be channeled into collaborative magic; then, a pocket of quiet calm descends on the city. We felt this sense of surprising tranquility at our meal in the open, lofty Green Building—though we were not subdued, but rather lulled into happy contentment by a perfectly satisfying feast, a sunlit table and a room filled with warm, inspiring souls. The dinner and the social that followed were the whirlwind result of countless hands preparing, chopping, slicing, crafting, wrapping, arranging and, most of all, giving. The open-handedness of those involved in this gathering is what gave the evening a spirit of restful joy. It fed and nourished us, and encouraged us to give to one another, whether through the physicality of something we made, or by sharing ourselves across the table. Everyone came as a ready offering to their tablemates.

This attitude of gift-giving can alter a place, and it clearly poured over and out of every person present. We were graced with the generous provision of good things from around the city (primarily from neighborhoods within Brooklyn): chocolate, cheese, soap, sweet treats, greens and timeless drinks, which we happily delighted in and gave thanks for. Even while the room filled with additional faces and the darkening day’s shadows, the spirit of the space remained intact—a warm respite celebrating the work of many hands, inviting all to present themselves to the community surrounding them." - Kinfolk