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. You can also download the WATE Connect app from your app store.
The Brooklyn WATE App at this time, is only available for iPhone users. Don’t worry we are working diligently on the Android version.
ARE THERE ANY EVENTS DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN?
As we continue creating programs for the 2020 season, our community’s children have been kept in mind. Brooklyn WATE members will have an opportunity to give us suggestions on the programs they would like to see for our newest program, Brooklyn WATE Kids (BWK) 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 IS THE SUCCESSFUL WOMEN'S SERIES?
Our newest initiative, the 5-week Successful Women’s Series, is geared to the 15-19 year old young women living in the Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, Crown Heights, and East New York communities. This is an educational program designed to introduce participants to practical skills, techniques, or ideas which they can then use daily. We will only host 16 young women.
Lunch will be provided for all participants. So enroll your daughters, nieces, granddaughters, and their friends for a remarkable bonding experience.
The next cohort will begins February 5th 2020. RSVP here.
WHAT IS THE TREASURED GEMS PROGRAM?
The Treasured Gems Program is designed to disrupt the feelings of loneliness and isolation experienced by the elderly living in either assisted living facilities or nursing homes. As people get older, the likelihood of living alone increases, and although living alone doesn’t necessarily mean isolation, it has been a contributing factor. Brooklyn WATE will bring coordinated and structured activities into both assisted living facilities and nursing homes once a month. Structured activities will also encourage healthy dialogue and a sense of community.
If you know of an Assisted Living facility or Nursing Home located in Brooklyn that have residents that would benefit from this service, please send us an email.
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 THIS YEAR?
This year and going forward, individual tickets will include the Big Hat Event + 4 mini- events each month before the main event beginning in February 2020. Event Listings will be posted in January. Stay tuned.
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.
WHAT IF I’M UNABLE TO ATTEND THE JUNE 7TH, BIG HAT EVENT BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE SMALLER EVENTS?
Attending the individual mini- events without purchasing a ticket will cost anywhere between $30-$60/each. 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.
Full refunds are available 30 days prior to the Big Hat Event. Partial refunds less than 30 days prior to the event can be considered on a case by case basis. Shoot us am email at email@example.com
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. Look out for our Brown Shuga & Honey Event in 2020!
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 June 7th event, but those mini-event will also need vendors as well. Click here for the application.
*(Psst, male vendors welcomed at the mini events*)
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.