FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
"All great achievements require time."- Maya Angelou
DO I NEED TO BECOME A MEMBER TO ENJOY THE ACTIVITIES OF BROOKLYN WATE?
No. You can register for our workshops and purchase tickets for any Brooklyn WATE events at any time. However, membership has its privileges. Brooklyn WATE members have access to discounts, rewards, and most importantly, the Brooklyn WATE community.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF BROOKLYN WATE?
Joining Brooklyn WATE is easy. Click here to join our online community. You will need a social media account or email address.
ARE THERE ANY EVENTS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN?
2020 stunted our efforts in delivery, but our community’s children have been kept in mind. Brooklyn WATE Kids (BWK) is coming soon in 2021. Stay tuned!
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH BROOKLYN WATE?
You are always welcome to donate your time, however you will need to join our community, if you haven't done so, click here, and a volunteer questionnaire will be required. When volunteer opportunities become available, they will be posted.
HOW CAN I PARTNER WITH BROOKLYN WATE?
We are always looking for ways to build relationships. Click here for more information.
HOW CAN I DONATE TO BROOKLYN WATE?
Thank you so much for considering donating to our programming. As a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, your generous donation is tax deductible. Click here to Donate.
WHAT ARE THE BLACK WOMEN "DO" SERIES
Our Black Women "Do" Series is a commitment to have Black Women experience different avenues of learning and exposure to different life skills.
ARE THE BLACK WOMEN "DO" SERIES
Within our Black Women "Do" Series, those that require external facilities and instructors are paid trainings. Those that Brooklyn WATE can financially supplement will be free. However, free trainings may have fees associated with buying materials to participate.
WHAT IS THE BIG HAT EVENT?
The Big Hat Event is constructed to affect, shift, and motivate women to be their greatest self. It is a social gathering that is more than an opportunity for women to come together and break bread, but a juncture that incorporates an awards ceremony. The event serves to showcase the beauty, and resilience of women of color while lifting our community leaders who have dedicated their time and services to community growth. Our event also invites female entrepreneurs to present their products and services to a room of women who come from all walks of life and who appreciate the quality vendors.
The Big Hat Event also delivers a safe space for Women of Color to communicate and meet others who are also in alignment with the goals of empowering communities of color. The event is all of these things and a wonderful excuse to wear beautiful attire adorned with hats and accessories.
WHAT IS THE DRESS ATTIRE FOR THE BIG HAT EVENT?
We welcome color or print when attending the Big Hat Event. Color is in style and we can’t get enough of it, however we are seeking a bit of elegance -- think conservative with a trendy twist. Women should think “dressy casual” and take the venue into consideration. Need some more help? Visit our blog for some ideas.
WHY IS THE BIG HAT EVENT MORE EXPENSIVE?
Going forward, individual tickets will include the Big Hat Event + 4 mini- events each month before the main event beginning in February. Mini -Event listings will be posted in January. Fees associated with venue, accommodations, foods and spirits have also increased their prices. We also raised ticket pricing accordingly.
WHAT IF I ONLY WANT TO ATTEND THE BIG HAT EVENT AND NOT THE SMALLER MINI-EVENTS?
We really want to connect with our participants prior to the event. Engaging our growing community is important to us. Unfortunately, there is one single price to attend the Big Hat Event and the mini-events are bonuses. If you only want to attend the mini-events, you will be paying an al-a carte event cost which may not be cost effective in comparison to the bundle ticket.
WHAT IF I’M UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BIG HAT EVENT BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE SMALLER EVENTS?
Individual Al-a-carte “Mini-Event” tickets will be available at the end of each month prior to the event.
I PURCHASED MY TICKET FOR THE BIG HAT EVENT, BUT NOW I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND.
If you purchased a bundle ticket and are unable to attend the event, considerations will be made on a case by case basis. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE MEN ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE BIG HAT EVENT?
We love our Allies, but unfortunately this event is solely for women, but mini-events are open to men.
HOW OLD SHOULD YOU BE TO ATTEND?
The Big Hat Event has had attendees as young as 13 years of age, however please be advised that some content and discussion material may not be suitable for younger audiences. We ask that you use your discretion.
HOW CAN I BECOME A VENDOR AT THIS YEAR’S EVENT?
Thank you for considering Vendorship with Brooklyn WATE. There are limited vending-spots for the main event, but those mini-event will also need vendors as welll.
*(Psst, male vendors welcomed at the mini events*) Applications will be posted later this fall.
HOW CAN I ADVERTISE WITH BROOKLYN WATE?
Advertisements at this time are restricted to our Big Hat Event giveaway booklets. If you would like your brand or company advertised, please send an email to BrooklynWATE.
However, we are currently curating a directory with resources and services. If you would like to share your FREE services or Services with a nominal fee, please Contact Us.
HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BLACK WOMEN SHOOT EVENT?
Our cut off for participants to the Black Women Shoot event is 15 years old, and they MUST be accompanied by a Parent or Adult Guardian.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FIREARMS TO THE BLACK WOMEN SHOOT EVENT?
No. Please leave personal firearms and ammunition at home. You will not be able to use them or the ammunition in the firearms we will be using for training.
ARE MEN ALLOWED TO ATTEND BLACK WOMEN SHOOT?
Newly added is our Dads & Sons Shoot Event. We want to welcome men amd their nephews, brothers uncles, and fathers to end 2020 with a bang. Normally, our events cater to the ladies, but we are in the process of curating a co-ed male welcoming shooting event within the Black Women Shoot Event in 2021. So stay tuned.
I PURCHASED A TICKET TO BLACK WOMEN SHOOT, BUT NOW I CAN'T ATTEND.
For this event we do not offer refunds, because we have to make arrangements upfront, however you will be moved to the next available Black Women Shoot roster.
WHY ARE THERE LIMITED TICKETS TO THE BLACK WOMEN SHOOT EVENT?
Due to Covid-19, there have been restrictions put in place to limit the number of people on the grounds to ensure that there is adequate social distancing accommodations. The number of tickets is out of our control. Don't worry though, we aim to have this event monthly . Make sure you RSVP and let us know you're interested!
WHAT IS BLACK WOMEN COOK?
Black Women Cook is our version of your favorite cooking show where you are the star chef. Participants will get to prep and cook the same recipes with one another in an online meeting environment. This is was a free event, however, we are asking supporters of this event to donate so that we can keep this event at a minimal cost or free. If you're interested, please click and take the survey and let us know which foods peak your interest.
CAN MEN ATTEND ANY OF THE "BLACK WOMEN DO" PROGRAMMING?
While our goal is to encourage & enhance the skill sets of Women of Color, we will never turn away any man who chooses to support our efforts by attending or leading the way to a new perspective.
IS BROOKLYN WATE ONLY FOR BLACK & BROWN PEOPLE?
Brooklyn WATE was designed to be a space for Women of Color to be encouraged and nurtured through fellowship, skill building, and a commitment to community service. We welcome all women to support these efforts understanding that spaces like these exist in our communities far less with less resources as those found within our White counterparts. We will never turn away any women who chooses to support our efforts by attending, leading the way to a new perspective, or by helping us continue to build and develop this space. All are welcome.