The First Miss-Fires Bike Wash Fundraiser

Yesterday was the first Miss-Fires Bike Wash Fundraiser, and I gotta say, it went better than I expected. I threw the idea out to the Miss-Fires for a fundraiser to help a friend with a very special cause. Since the deadline was/is so tight, I wasn’t sure I could pull it off. But to my chagrin, I sent out the bat signal and the Miss-Fires came to the rescue. The local moto garages also pitched in, and I went with the first taker, Brooklyn Moto, whom I can’t thank enough. I compare it to stone soup, throw an idea and a plan in the pot and our moto-community threw in their bits to cook up a full-blown event a few short days later.

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All funds went directly to NYC Art x Sweet Treat 311 to help children in Ogatsu-cho who were affected by the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The project is an art workshop that Hannah Lamar Simmons and Yuka Miyata put together to empower children by creating a sculpture for the town’s new learning center. The children will be able to contribute directly to their community’s recovery. This project will open the door to future collaborations between individuals in NYC and the Ogatsu-cho community.

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If you’d like to donate or learn more about it, you can do so online here: NYC Art x Sweet Treat 311

Hannah and Yuka are still at it as we speak. Their next fundraiser is at Cafe Edna’s this Thursday:

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Any little bit will help. And they are always very thankful, as this hand-made plaque represents. It would be awesome to have it hanging in a Miss-Fires club house some day.

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Many thanks to everyone who donated and have squeaky clean bikes. And thank you Brooklyn Moto for being our host.

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Miss-Fires Charity Bike Wash!

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The Miss-Fires first bike wash fundraiser is taking place this Sunday! Come out and help raise some cash for a good cause. Donate and get your bike washed by a Miss-Fire.

All funds raised will help NYC Art x Sweet Treat 311 with their project helping children in Ogatsu-cho who were affected by the 2011 tsunami in Japan. With your support their art workshop will empower children by creating a sculpture for the town’s new learning center. The children will be able to contribute directly to their community’s recovery. This project will open the door to future collaborations between individuals in NYC and the Ogatsu-cho community.

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If we miss you this weekend you can still contribute here:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nyc-art-x-sweet-treat-311#home

 

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A glimpse at today’s incredible raffle prizes!

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Today’s the day!  Tar Pit Presents Locally Brewed III begins at 11am!  Here is a list of great prizes for our sweet swag raffle.  We’ll be choosing the winners at 5pm tonight, so come out early to buy your tickets!  $2.00 per ticket and you could go home with one of the following:

 

 

We’re also having a yummy bake sale!  Cookies and chocolates shaped like motorcycles!! Whoop!

See you there!

 

Donate to win the Grand Prize!

Tomorrow is the big day!  The Miss-Fires will be at Tar Pit Presents: Locally Brewed III to team up with member owner Kerry to raise money for local charity Hosh Kids!  We’re having a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and we have over a dozen great items to raffle off, including the amazing grand prize below.

If  you cannot make it to the Tar Pit coffee shop to buy a raffle, you’re in luck!  Here’s your chance to still be in the running for the grand prize!  You have until 5pm Saturday, May 10th to enter using the paypal link below.

 

Grand Prize:  Ladies riding gear set – Jacket, helmet and gloves donated by Ducati Triumph NYC!  $3.00 per raffle

 

Dainese women’s vintage textile jacket in gray

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Dainese textile reinforced short- style gloves

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Shoei Qwest helmet

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To be in the running for the Grand Prize, please click on the link below.  Purchase as many as you want, just donate in multiples of $3.00!

Please include your email address and telephone number at payment so we know where to contact you if you win!  We’ll let you know by 7pm tomorrow night. Good luck!

 

 

 

The Miss-Fires give back!

The Miss-Fires are joining forces with the owners of Tar Pit coffee shop for a day of art, food, booze, motorcycles and charity!

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The Tar Pit coffee shop holds its annual event, Locally Brewed, next Saturday, May 10th from 11am-9pm. The event hopes to cultivate new relationships within the community by introducing local artists and making their art more accessible for the general passerby. They also hope that it inspires communication within the neighborhood fostering new friendships and continuing existing ones.

The six selected artists have been given a predetermined theme a few weeks in advance and work within a selected color palette. Functioning raised panel garage doors serve as the canvas. The artists will be placed in a sequential order and will complete their paintings as a live performance.  This year’s theme is MOTORCYCLES!

There will be food by Yeah Dawg! and Cake Thieves. Sixpoints is getting some brewski. There will also be a band or two.

The Miss-Fires will be on hand to help raise money for a local charity: Hosh Kids – Hosh is a local yoga studio that sends its teachers to local schools to provide children with sessions of yoga and meditation.  During these sessions they also teach very important lessons on mindfulness. The owner said that if we could raise $800, that it would be enough to provide one local school with one semester of practice.

We’ll be having a bake sale (cookies in the shapes of tools! Yes!), a 50/50 raffle and a regular raffle with gift certificates from local restaurants, hair salons, tattoo shops  and other establishments.  Other great raffle prizes include lots of moto related items including some gear graciously donated by Val of Motorgrrl Garage and moto accessories from Corinna at Via Meccancia.  This could be your chance to get on the guest list for a Bowery show or snag some gear that you’ve been meaning to purchase.   You might even walk away with a great gift for mom (Mother’s day is Sunday!).

We’ll make room for Moto parking!  We welcome respectful bikers of all stripes.

When:  Saturday, May 10th, 11am-9pm

Where: Tar Pit coffee shop, 135 Woodpoint Rd, Brooklyn, New York 11222

What:  Tar Pit Presents: Locally Brewed III https://www.facebook.com/tarpitpresents  RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/493747827420408/

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