Chickens make great neighbors. They eat insects, they provide you with breakfast, and they never complain to their landlords that you make too much noise. If you have chickens for neighbors, it’s probably thanks to City Chickens, a Just Food program that supports and sustains chicken coops in urban farms and community gardens around the city. The current group of Brooklyn chickens are pecking around the Walt L. Shamel Community Garden at Dean St. and Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights, and thanks to City Chickens’ fully-funded Kickstarter campaign, we’ll soon have another flock of fine-feathered Brooklynites.
Tonight (Wed. July 6th) City Chickens is celebrating their successful fundraising with a party at Brooklyn Brewery called Kegs and Kluckers, which will feature “home-brewed beers, delicious local fare, Egg Olympic Games, and appearances by NYC chickens.” Local food and craft beers are promised, as the event is part of “July Good Beer Month.” Funders of the campaign are already on the guest list, but tickets are still available for $15, and the proceeds will go toward City Chickens’ next round of coops in the Bronx, Harlem, Queens, and Brooklyn. Homebrewers: bring your homebrew to share, get in free, and learn how your spent grain can go toward feeding a City Chicken!
Kegs and Kluckers, Wed. July 6th, 6pm-9pm
@ Brooklyn Brewery: 79 N.11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211