The Brooklyn Free Store is Back!
The Brooklyn Free Store has been popping-up each Friday since August and will continue through October. Look for us at Tompkins / Von King Park in BedStuy from 12-6pm.
The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.
We will have tables and a small tent. We could use shelves and better clothing racks and tables if anyone has any they can share.
The OWS Bike Coalition will again be participating and sharing their knowledge of bicycle maintenance! They will have tools and can help you fix your bike!
We could use help with promotion in the neighborhood, setting up and packing up as well as general maintenance of the space (greeting people, organizing the goods etc.) We also very much welcome those who like our friendly bike mechanics wish to come and share skills, knowledge etc. In past similar events we have had people share skills or provide services such as legal advice, notary public, darning and mending clothes, haircuts, and even dental consultations! More of this sort of thing would be great.
The Free Store takes place outdoors weather permitting.
Help us Rebuild the Free Store
We put a donate button at the top of our tumblr. If you are able to we would greatly appreciate any donations to help us purchase any materials we might need to rebuild! Stay tuned for other ways to contribute. Thanks so much!
In Our Hearts
RIP Brooklyn Free Store
Dear Free Store Friends and Supporters:
It is with a very heavy heart that I write to inform you that the Brooklyn Free Store was burned to the ground on Saturday afternoon. We are saddened and disappointed by this turn of events; however, we are planning to rebuild the Free Store in a new location in the very near future. Please visit our tumblr and facebook page often for information on ways you can help us ensure that Brooklyn continues to have a Free Store.
Thank you so much for all your help and support both in the past and going forward.
In Our Hearts
Free Store Work Day!!!
The Free Store is looking awesome but there are still some small things that need to be completed. We are having a Free Store work day on Wednesday, February 9th at 10:30 am with a rain date scheduled for Friday, February 11th at 10:30 am. If you’re free come give us a hand. See you soon!
The Free Store is Lookin’ Good!!!
Come check it out! Leave some stuff or take some stuff or perform an interpretive dance about all the snow we’ve been getting!!! See you around!
Last Work Day of the Year!!!
Come help us finish the Free Store structure. All that is left to do is putting the roof on. The roof is built we just need to “raise” it!
Come help us put the roof on this Wednesday, the 29th at 11am! It shouldn’t take very long. Bring your friends!
Thanks for all your help!