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Here’s a great event in Brooklyn, NY for getting rid of unwanted stuff while scoring some sweet new duds/gear/anything:

In case you missed that last two swaps (that drew over 1,000 each!), this is how Score! works: Attendees bring their old clothes, music, books, etc, to the event and drop them at the door. Volunteers sort and distribute these items to themed departments where professional curators organize them into boutique-like displays. Attendees have the option to browse each department and take as much as they can carry! Meanwhile, DJs keep the party poppin’, artists silkscreen custom tote bags, and fashion photographers take photos of stylish “scored” outfits. At the end of the day, all leftover items and proceeds from the event are donated to charity.

Departments include clothing (male & female), books & media, electronics, music, housewares, bikes, crafts and “kiddie corner.” North Brooklyn hackerspace Alpha One Labs will be curating the electronics section. Here’s a video from last year’s swap:

Score! Pop Up Swap
Saturday, May 29th
BKLYN Yard // 400 Carroll St btw Bond & Nevins
Doors: Noon – 6pm
Cover: $3 w/ RSVP
All ages
Rain Date: Saturday June 5th (following weekend)

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


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