New Yorkers are ending Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a bang — from “beer for boobs” to “bling-a-bra” events across the boroughs.
Below are our favorite picks on how to spread awareness and raise funds for research:
Beer for Boobs at Clinton Hall — For every KCBC’s Dynamite Daredevil IPA ($8) sold at Clinton Hall, $1 will be donated to a local research organization and another portion to the Pink Boots Society that assists women beer professionals through education. (247 Metropolitan Ave.; 230 E. 51st St.; 90 Washington St.; 16 W. 36th St.; and 601 E. 189th St.)
Pink Friday Party — All are invited to dress in pink at this Breast Cancer Awareness Party at KD’s Inkwell (408 Rogers Ave.) in Brooklyn, which will have a live performance and surprised for guests from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday. Tickets are $20-$25.
Pink Friday at The Montrose — On Friday, from 8 to 11:30 p.m., Brooklyn Striders from the Brooklyn United Federation of Teachers will be at The Montrose (47 Fifth Ave.) with raffles, pink refreshments, music, dancing and more. For every cocktail purchased, the Montrose will donate $2 to Brooklyn UFT Strides. Admission is free.
Breast Cancer Awareness Fit Fest — Take free fitness classes (with a donation of any amount) with Nicole Hicks Fitness and take part in a breast cancer forum, self-breast exam demo, hear survivor stories and try to win a raffle. Proceeds go toward Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. The event is on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 228-11 Linden Blvd. in Queens.
Bling-A-Bra —Use supplied crafting materials to decorate (and bling out) a bra with DFTA and East New York Restoration Local Development Corporation. The free event takes place on Saturday, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the PJ Avitto Community Center at 876 Schenck Ave. in Brooklyn.
Believer’s Breast cancer awareness benefit concert & panel — Bring a donation of feminine hygiene products for NYC women in need to get into this panel and live concert on Tuesday, slated from 6 to 10 p.m. at Taj II Lounge at 48 W. 21st St. in midtown.
‘Inalienable’ art show — The United Breast Center Foundation and ChaShaMa are hosting a group art show with those affected by breast cancer called “Inalienable.” The free-to-see exhibit, which is on through Nov. 15, features artists Niloufar Keyhani, Kristin Reed, Ghislaine Sabiti, and Hanna Washburn. Head to 21 Greenwich Ave. between 2 and 6 p.m. to see it.
Cocktails and cancer — Sit on a live podcast recording with MJ and Dani, who will talk about the three years that follow a cancer diagnosis. The free show on Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m., includes treats, cocktails and shopping. The recording begins at 7 p.m. at ELOQUII SoHo at 120 Wooster St.
Build-a-boob cap embroidery workshop — Learn how to embroider any one of a variety of boob shapes, colors and sizes on a pink “NipSlip” cap and either gift it to a breast cancer survivor or keep it for yourself. All materials will be supplied, but it’s BYOB. The workshop is on Monday and Wednesday (continuing through the year) at 265 S. First St., #1H, in Brooklyn and costs $48 per person.