The Miss-Fires Speakeasy Benefit

The best party of the year!!!
December 9th, 2016
9pm – 2am
$10

100 Sutton Greenpoint, Brooklyn

between Nassau & Norman – back alley entrance 

100% of all proceeds will be donated to Gilda’s Club NYC. You can read more about how we became involved with this wonderful organization below.


Get ready to put your best flapper foot forward – the dance floor will be hopping! Our very own, Triumph ridin’, insanely talented, Julia Haltigan will be performing with her very special guest musicians.

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Test your luck at our roulette wheel to win some amazing raffle prizes, we’ll have a party themed photo booth set up with a pro photographer, Cine Meccanica will be showing old silent movies, and the incredible illustration artist Anthony Kieren will be in the house (you may be lucky enough to be secretly selected for an on the spot portraiture!).

So don those newsboy caps, suspenders, and sequins and we’ll see you there… shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (not really, please tell everyone you know!!!)


The Miss-Fires chose Gilda’s Club NYC to be our beneficiary this year. The Speakeasy will not only raise money for the organization but also awareness for those that may not know about the important work they do in our community and the resources they offer.  It has a special place in our hearts supporting one of our very own Miss-Fires through the cancer battle. She suggested it to me after I reached out to her, I’d like to share what she said…

“Last year I used to go to Gilda’s Club, it was founded by the Saturday night life comedian Gilda Radner in the late 80’s and is an amazing organization located in an old brownstone on east Houston street. They have more places in other cities now as well. They have groups and children programs etc. My younger daughter loved to go there for all the attention and to be with other kids who’s moms have cancer too. I used to go to group therapy sessions with other people with cancer and it was usually only women. Even though its not geared to women only – there are mostly woman that use the program. They also found me my solo therapist, a woman who is specialized in cancer patients.”
Gilda Radnor’s Wiki page has loads more interesting information on this inspiring woman, but here’s a bit from the legacy section on Gilda’s club origin; “In 1991, Gilda’s Club, a network of affiliate clubhouses where people living with cancer, their friends, and families, can meet to learn how to live with cancer, was founded by Joanna Bull, Radner’s cancer psychotherapist, along with Radner’s widower, Gene Wilder (also a cancer survivor) and broadcaster Joel Siegel (who later died after a long battle with cancer). The first club opened in New York City in 1995. The organization took its name from Radner’s comment that cancer gave her “membership to an elite club I’d rather not belong to”. Radner’s story can be read in her book, It’s Always Something.”

Thank you to The Miss-Fires dear friends, moto family and community for your support.

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If you’d like to make a cash donation as seen here, please send it via Paypal to themissfires@gmail.com with Speakeasy in the notes.


The Miss-Fires Speakeasy started in 2014, 3 years ago because my mother was battling breast cancer. She had started Kidspot, a clinic for children on the Autism spectrum but due to her illness was no longer able to work. We raised $5000 to contribute towards keeping the clinic doors open while she was getting treatments. The kids were able to continue getting care until the remaining partner in the clinic was able to join with The Carson Kolzig Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Tri-Cities, Washington, dedicated to education and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The Responding to Autism Center moved in the space my mother created specifically for the treatment of these kids. They were able to take on her part of the lease so Kidspot could continue to grow without her. The Responding to Autism center is funded in large part by a continuing grant from the Carson Kolzig Foundation. Both entities have a shared vision of the Center being the cornerstone in the community where families can come for guidance, education, support, training, and comprehensive and affordable services.

Then 2015 came around, The Miss-Fires continued this tradition and choose another nonprofit close to our hearts. We wanted to support our fellow Miss-Fire, her family started a breast cancer foundation for her beloved aunt who died at the age of 34. The Florina Rusi-Marke Foundation also gifted the first fundraiser with a $500 check and we now had the opportunity to give back. We are thrilled to say our $4000 contribution helped build their new center dedicated to the total spectrum of breast related care, especially breast cancer.  The Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center are the first to serve the community of Staten Island.

Now it’s 2016! Please help us in our efforts this year as we recognize, thank, and ultimately give what we can back into our amazing community.

The 2016 Distinguished Gentlefolk’s Ride is a wrap!

ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH 2016, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DISTINGUISHED GENTLEFOLK IN HUNDREDS OF CITIES WORLDWIDE DONNED THEIR CRAVATS, TWEAKED THEIR MOUSTACHES, PRESSED THEIR TWEED AND SAT ASTRIDE THEIR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE STYLED MOTORCYCLES TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH, SPECIFICALLY PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION.

Team Miss-Fires achieved our goal of $5000!!! Thank you from the bottom of our tires for all the support. We couldn’t have done it without you.

The Miss-Fires DGR team

All 2016 photos from the perspective of NYC rider and Miss-Fire Kim Kenney;

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Single file ladies…d-line

Slava not flying(yes those are feathers..) with the masses through Times Square.f-t-sq

Well a vintage ride wouldn’t be complete with a break down, thanks to our friends from The Black Motorcycles for stopping to check on us.oops

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Slava didn’t quite meet the bike requirements but luckily she’s not really that noticable.scenery

The ride takes a photo break mid-ride at Washington Square Park, so we took the opportunity to snag a shot of as many Miss-Fires as we could find amid the 700+ riders!t-group

Now for the awards! The Miss-Fires partnered with REV IT  & Via Meccanica to reward the best FULL GEAR dapper look – it ain’t easy to do… check out the armor in Linda Missals hot pants!

Pic by Dominique Dcstage

Photos from the 2015 DGR in NYC;

Ambassador, rider, and Miss-Fire Kat Thomsen. Photographer Geoff Barrenger.kat-kiss

Rider and Miss-Fire Adrianne Mamet. Photographer Geoff Barrener.unnamed-5

Rider and Miss-Fire Alessandra Recine. Photographer Ryan Handt.alessandra.png

Rider and Miss-Fire Grace Roselli. Photographer unknown.screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-3-47-06-pm

Hope to see you all next year!

Love The Miss-Fires.

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Kristin Jackson, Elisa LeNoir, Kat Thomsen, Alessandra Recine,

Chin Lee, Adrienne Mamot, & Kristen Reed.

Photographer Grace Roselli.

The second annual Miss-Fires speakeasy benefit

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The 2nd annual Miss-Fires Speakeasy Benefit was a smashing success. Friends and supporters came decked to the nines, stylish as can be from the bootleg era. We kicked up our heels & enjoyed a rambunctious evening of 1920’s themed fun for a great cause.

First and foremost we’d like to highlight our incredibly talented friends who were selfless in participating, lending their time, talents, and resources. They are more valuable to us than anything. We are forever grateful and appreciate the moonshine out of them. Thank you all so much.

We would especially like to thank our very own Julia Haltigan & The Sleep No More band for bringing down the house with their stellar performance.

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Photo by Ryan Handt

Much thanks to Thrasher magazine’s DJ Wez for keeping the party on it’s toes with the dance jams throughout the night. Many attendees played their hand at roulette that was so graciously lent to us by our great friends The Grumpy Bastards classic car club. And a lucky bunch of patrons received a portrait drawn by sketch artist Anthony Kieren. Our fantastic sponsors were responsible for the high dollar value raffles where all proceeds went to benefit breast cancer.

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Photo by Ryan Handt

The event was captured by the brilliant photographer Ryan Handt. You can view his gorgeous photos here.. The Miss-Fires Speakeasy 2015.

We were fortunate enough to have our very own Miss-Fire Ashliegh Ide also lend her professional eye to documenting the event as well. The Miss-Fires Speakeasy 2015 in black and white.

Party Details:

Venue: location and secret password announced day of event (in Greenpoint Brooklyn).

Entry: $10 at the door (cash only. ATM on premises. 100% of proceeds going to charity)

Dress Code: 1920’s themed evening attire encouraged

This years Miss-Fires Speakeasy benefit supported our fellow moto lady’s breast cancer foundation her family started for her beloved aunt who died at the age of 34. They gifted the fundraiser last year with a $500 check so yes, this is a bit personal for us. Here is a link to the foundation..
http://www.florinamcancerfoundation.com/

Last year, with your help, we raised over $5000 at the party to support KIDSPOT; one of the MissFires’ Moms business, keeping her kids autism clinic doors open while she was being treated for breast cancer and incapable of working. In addition to other fundraising efforts we were able to pay her business expenses for the months needed. In the meantime, they found someone to take over the lease, joining with her partner so the business that her mom started continues to treat kids on the autism spectrum today. http://mykidspot.net/

Check out photos of last year’s party… https://www.flickr.com/photos/themissfires/sets/72157649115910546

This year we are thrilled to announce we are able to contribute $4000 to the Rusi Foundation and their goals to build a new cancer center. Thank you everyone who supported our club helping us to join the fight against breast cancer.

And last but not least,

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors!

The Bowery Presents
Brixton
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn Brewery
Cafe Racer XXX
Coney Island Brewing Company
Converse
Evan Williams
Graceland
Iron & Glory
Jim Beam
M. Carter
MotorGrrl
Nativen
New York City Motorcycles
Peter Luger Steak House
Rev’it
Stance
Stanmorenyc
Tanteo Tequila
Union Garage
Vans
Via Meccanica

Get our Moto Suzy back on 2 wheels

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Dear Friends,

You’ve probably heard by now that Suzanne’s (suzypineapples) motorcycle was recently stolen in the early AM hours out of her locked garage. To say that she’s devastated would be an understatement. Her’s is the biggest smile around when she was on that bike, and that has been taken from her, and us.

Among running many of her motorcycle club’s day to day activities, she is the head of the philanthropy committe for the Miss-Fires, tirelessly planning charity events, raising funds for others, and just doing silly things like making cards and gifts to brighten friend’s days.  It doesn’t stop there.  Suzanne will be the first to support your kickstarter, walk for charity or any type of fundraising event you put out there whether it be with money or by donating a hand knit item. She always goes above and beyond to help when anyone she knows is in need. Let’s help her out!

Her words explain it best:
“This has always been my biggest nightmare and I can’t understand how this could have happened. I’ve taken such good care of my girl. I’ve always triple checked that the garage is locked after putting her away for the night. There are 4 garages in a row, and each one has an iron gate with a padlock out front. Unfortunately one of the patrons left their padlock unlocked. The thieves were able to come in through that gate and walk over to my garage, break the lock on the garage, break my stearing column lock on my bike and wheel it out. They loaded it into the side of a mini-van – all under 5 minutes.  No cameras had the right angle to see it completely. I filed a police report and they swabbed for evidence.  I went door to door asking all of the neighbors for surveillance footage, but the detectives still haven’t found any leads. Thanks for all of your concern and support. That bike was truly my baby. I rode it every day.  I relied on it to get me to work safely and quickly. I relied on it to get me to LI to see my family. I took good care of her and made sure she was locked in a garage every night for the two years I owned her. You can only do your best. Hopefully something good will come out of this horrible experience.”

Suzanne is also dealing with heavy family challenges during this time and we as motorcyclists rely on these machines for a lot more than just going from point A to point B. Long rides help us get out of our heads, short group rides can provide a ton of fun and act as huge stress relivers. Our motorcycles are our meditation and therapy, they help us deal and process, she relied on this bike for a lot more than just commuting.

The intention of this site is to lessen Suzy’s financial burden while she shops for bikes and continues to pay off the one that has been stolen (nope, not much help from insurance in this case.)

Any money earned over the payoff difference and what she needs for a small downpayment on some new wheels will be donated directly to charity.

She’s had much heartache mourning this loss and it’s a tough thing to watch a friend be so sad. A motorcycle, as silly as it sounds, will help her heal. Let’s raise her up along with the corners of her mouth.

Please contribute and help us get Suz her smile back.

Go Fund Me: Moto Suzy

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Thanks to our generous speakeasy raffle donors!

The Miss-Fires first Speakeasy Fundraiser was a ROARING success!  We’ll soon have a follow up post with lots of lovely pics, but right now we just want to give a shout out and huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing companies that donated to our raffle!

5boroMLBAmigos Skateboards

Alison Cutlan JewelryAshleigh Ide PhotographyBeaner Bar

Bordeaux Under One RoofBlissThe Bowery Ballroom

Delta miles donated by Wolf & WilhelmineHeaddress SalonHeavy Leather

Five Stride Skate ShopHard Rider NYCPaint Box Salon

Iron and GloryRachel Quinn JewelryTar Pit Coffee Shop

stella & dotUnion GarageUrban Decay

Peacock & PineapplesVansTomahawk

FergusonTHREE KINGScotter pin gearhell on wheelsnippiesstance socksAlso, an extra special thanks to Park Luncheonette for donating and delivering a ton of delicious pizzas, to Lady Jay’s Bar for donating 480 beers (!!!), and to Tanteo Tequila for donating lots of bottles of Jalapeno Tequila!

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lady jaysTANTEOLast but not least, the event wouldn’t have even been possible if Val didn’t offer up Motorgrrl’s new space at 42 Dobbin Street, Brooklyn NY 11222.  Go check her out and ask about her winter storage offers!

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The Speakeasy Benefit is less than a week away!

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The Event: 1920’s/30’s themed party to raise funds for A GREAT cause. All proceeds at the event will go to help keep Kim’s mom’s autism clinic doors OPEN while she undergoes treatment for Cancer. You can also donate online HERE.
The Location: It wouldn’t be a speakeasy party if we told you…now would it?!
(follow our Instagram page @themissfires, and our facebook event Page HERE)
The Details: HOT BABES in flapper garb. Poker tables. Period correct cocktails. Insane Raffles. Cigarette Girls smoking indoors WILL BE permitted, with ventilation). 21 and over.

RSVP to themissfires@gmail.com to be put on an email list to get the location the morning of the event.

Spread the word, and see you there!

– The Miss-Fires

Party like it’s 1932!

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Remember the days of whispering secret passwords through door jams for illegal back room poker parties? Sipping gin from tea cups? cigarette girls and fancy dress? …Ok, i personally spent my early years doing just that. exactly. to a tee…but on a whole, no we’re as old as the days of Prohibition, but here we go!

So, if you ever wanted to see a Miss-Fire in a dress, smoking a cigar and sipping a fancy cocktail while playing poker, this is your chance. Not only will this benefit be one hell of a crazy night but it will also help a special lady in our girl Kim’s life. Her mom’s fight with breast cancer is threatening her business. Please don’t let cancer close the doors on her clinic for kids with Autism.

Please spread the word, come on out and spend some cash while having a blast. 100% of proceeds will go to Kim’s mum. And if you can’t make the event, it’s real easy to donate HERE.

*at the event, we will have card games, cocktails, snacks, and insane raffles! Join and share the Facebook Invite: The Miss-Fires Benefit Party to keep up to date with the raffle details, and we’ll announce the secret location of the party (in Brooklyn) right before the event.

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We love you Kim, let’s kick some Cancer ass in Miss-Fire Style!!

Corinna “Miss1932” Mantlo, proud Miss-Fire