We're only a day from our next NYC BQT, at The Cutting Room. An especially fantastic prize haul on tap: too many to name here (read, read, read, and read!), but we have one more excellent sponsor to tell you about. Fire those synapses for…
You're smart, right? Of course you are—you go to the Big Quiz Thing (or are thinking about going). If so, no doubt you wish you were even smarter, as all smart people do. Fear not, New Yorkers: Brooklyn Brainery can help.
It don't get much more modern Brooklyn (in a good way) than BB, which describes itself as a center for "accessible, community-driven, crowdsourced education." Indeed: Every month, it offers classes and free event on a shocking diverse array of topics; the most cursory glance at the upcoming schedule reveals lessons on storytelling, hearth cooking, the history of roller derby, mold making and casting, yo-yoing, lucid dreaming, and "serial killers"(I'm going to be optimistic and assume it's not on how to break into the field). As BB puts it, "The general rule of thumb is the quirkier the better. We want to have classes you can't find anywhere else, whether they're super academic or precisely the opposite." This, my friends, should be the future of American public education.
The Cutting Room. A proviso: If you are the winner of this, you must let me know which class you take. (BTW, I'm debating pitching myself as a Brainery instructor; you think there'd be interest in How to Write the Perfect Trivia Question 101?)
BB is located a 515 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, and classes are cheap—the neighborhood of $30 buys you one to three weeks of enlightenment. Learn more about Brooklyn Brainery—and learn more in general—at BrooklynBrainery.com. And be sure to be at the Cutting Room tomorrow night; your cerebellum will be endlessly grateful.