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.

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Ride With The Living Dead!

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Every year, The Miss-Fires take a queue from the 1973 biker movie horror classic Psychomania to dress up as The Living Dead and terrorize the streets of NYC on motorcycles…and you’re invited! 10636331_10152559059569608_3487462758814538471_n.jpgSo, saddle up the steel steed, and road ready your costume, so you too can Ride With The Living Dead this Halloween Eve!

Event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/320609981644477/ 

Check out the first year here: https://themissfires.com/2014/11/01/ride-with-the-living-dead/

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Story Time – Road Rash

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The Miss-Fires host Story Time

This weeks Topic: “Road Rash”
Come share your Motorcycle stories of when the rubber side didn’t stay down.

You are invited to the start of a series of informal group talks titled “Story Time”. It will be a night of.. you guessed it, telling stories about our moto related experiences. We hope others will enjoy hearing & telling their tales and it becomes a regular meet-up with a different topic each time.

This particular subject was born out of a few of us discussing Corinna’s recent moto miss-hap on the BQE. Very, very lucky that one, but a great reminder to the rest of us on so many levels. We’ll kick off this series with a topic related to close calls, calling it “Road Rash”.

Please join us this Thursday the 30th at 7:30pm. We have reserved the back room of The Richardson in Williamsburg. This meet-up is not a Miss-Fires only event but is exclusive to women only riders.

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

7:30pm10pm

The Richardson
451 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
http://www.therichardsonnyc.com/

Free, but please RSVP to themissfires@gmail.com

Valentine’s Day Dance Off!

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The Miss-Fires MC/CC and Grumpy Bastards CC are throwing a dance off! Swing, Jive, Soul, Rockabilly, Michael Jackson, you name it we’re spinnin the jams that’ll make your ass shake. Come and dance along side some of the best and worst dancers on the floor!
Happy Valentines Day xoxo.
1st place – Cold hard pile o CA$H
2nd place – …it’s a surprise
3rd place – …not telling
FREE TO EVERYONE!
Registration to be in the competition is $25 for each couple. In turn all money paid to dance will be awarded to the winning couple. If you’d like to pre-register please email themissfires@gmail.com and title DANCE OFF PRE-REG.
Dancing competition starts at 9pm- til you drop.
No need to join the competition to get your dance card filled, come and shake whatcha got!

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