Winter and spring have flown by and we have been hard at work! In February, March, and May we held three more pop-up shops at Rockaway Brewing Company at the Beach. Each with a unique theme and partnership, and all full of activities and reading.
In February we paired up with the Black Surfing Association of Rockaway (BSA) to bring a little bit of summer to our winter blues. Louis Harris and the kids he teaches stopped in to give surf demos, then Rachel Krieger did group yoga with them. Check out the pics below to get a taste of what the day was like. We gave back to BSA by continuing our trend to donate 10% of our proceeds from the day to a local non-profit. We can’t wait to hang out with these guys again.
In March we supported puppies. Ten percent of our proceeds went to Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (ARF-ARF) and we got a surprise visit from their mascot. Kids and parents enjoyed seeing the big dog dancing around the brewery and many locals came by to say hi. It was a great pop-up and we are so happy we could help contribute to a non-profit that is doing so much for our neighborhood pets
May’s pop-up saw the last of our "winter residency" pop-ups at the Brewery, and we went out with a bang. It was a beautiful day, Cinco de Mayo, and the bar was full. We met tons of local visitors, made some new friends, and at this pop-up donated a portion of our proceeds to the Ladies of Business Rockaway Beach. In celebration of this collaboration we hosted a live screen printing of the word “Feminist,” on tees and totes. Special thanks to the RAA Print Shop for bringing their mobile print shop. Who doesn’t love being able to make, and then wear, their own art?
Our residency is over for now, but we loved hanging out with all the cool people who came to the bar to read, buy books, or just chat. We are very grateful to the Rockaway Brewing Company at the Beach for hosting us and hope to be back soon!