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NBRDust Gala 2016: Race Report by nbrwebjohn
March 2, 2016, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala

Our Seventh Anniversary Gala was a Glam themed room packed of rockers.  The usual awards, performances, and videos led a night of good times.  Here is almost everything that went down.

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Gala Slideshow:

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Our Social Committee

( Ed, Mike, Ray –> Beth, Emily, Jen, Marie )


Lip Sync Battle!

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Colin’s Win:

DJ Garrett

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And the 2013 Award Winners are…

Most Recognized Stride – James Chu
Favorite Run Leader – Ben Nilsestuen
Most Improved Performance – Polly Jones
Best Race Performance – Angela Ortiz
Founders Award – Mike Hill
NBR MVP – Alex Walsh

Best Dressed Male – Ed Murphy
Best Dressed Female – Christina Vélez

-Awards Committee ( Katie Winther )


2015 Merit Patch Recipients

BLACK GOAT: Run leaders for over a year
Christina Caira – Saturday Narwhals Long Run
Helen Clarkson – Monday Morning Easy Run
Kevin Dopp – Monday Morning Easy Run
Logan Yu – Thursday AM/PM Track
Marie Figueredo – Monday Night Easy Run
Polly Jones – Monday Night Easy Run
Russell Wight – Monday Night Easy Run
Sean Laude – Tuesday Night Tempo

GREEN GOAT: Behind the scenes leadership positions for over a year
Colin Dungan – New Member Coordinator
John Riccardi – Membership Coordinator
Nell Guzman – New Member Coordinator
Polly Jones – Run Coordinator

GOLDEN GOAT: Volunteering & Team Spirit
Heather Irvine
Jennifer Herr
Michael Stermer
Phillip Chiu

2015 SILVER MOTH: Ran 12 Club Points Races
John Slaski

2015 FLYING SQUIRREL: Ran at least 13 Club Points Races
Reginald Staco

-Patch Committee (Our Team Captains, Logan and John R.)


Gala Thanks

Hopefully you’ve recovered from the festivities, properly hydrated and make-up removed. Six months from now when you’re still wondering if that glitter will ever go away, you’ll have great memories of a fun evening with amazing teammates. Congrats to the award winners

I did want to take a moment to thank our Social Coordinators for putting on a fantastic event. These things are a lot of work, and we’ve been lucky to have Ed, Michael, and Raymund planning the galas and all of the other great events for the club. This event marked the turnover to the new Social Coordinator regime of Marie, Emily, Jen, and Beth. They’re all excited to take on this responsibility for the club, and I appreciate in advance everything they’ll do for the next year.

While on the surface these events seem like just fun parties, they’re so important to the life of our club. Taking the time to have fun, build community, share our talents and weird interests with each other is part of what makes NBR unique and special. I love being a part of a club where I know what someone’s 10K PR is AND that they can create a lip-sync band out of balloon people.

So, as we get started on another year of racing as a club, I also look forward to the fun events ahead and hope that you will join us for both. We have our first club points race of the season this Sunday with the Washington Heights 5K. I hope you’re either planning to race or planning to come up and cheer your teammates on. I also hope you’ll join us for the first brunch of the year later on that day. Info to come shortly on brunch.

Thanks to all of the amazing volunteer coordinators, run leaders, my fellow Board members, and everyone else who makes this club run so well. I’m always in awe of how much we do together, and how well we do it. I’m so proud to be a member of this team.

Jeffrey Correa ( NBR Board President )

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Let’s make 2016 at great one to celebrate next anniversary.  See you in 2017!

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The Ballots Are Out! – NBRDust: Glitter Gala 2016 by nbrwebjohn
February 27, 2016, 10:06 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

GalaVote2016Bowie wants you! To vote for NBRDust Gala 2016 Award winners!  Online voting will close Saturday, February 27 at 4 PM.

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Vote: here.

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Purchase tickets: here.

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NBRs Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala: NBRDust

Saturday February 27th
7– 11:00 PM

Verboten NY
54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30 entry + one hour of open bar 7:30-8:30 –> tickets )


*The NBR Gala is an annual evening where the club gets together for an evening of entertainment, awards, and socializing. Its open to all, and a lot of fun for those who haven’t been before.

 



NBRDust: Glitter Gala 2016 – Top 5 Reasons to attend by nbrwebjohn
February 23, 2016, 8:00 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

Ground control to Major Tom, commencing countdown engines on… NBR_Gala_2016_Tickets

We’re down to the final week before the NBR Gala (‪#‎NBRDust‬). So if you haven’t had reason enough to get your tickets already, for the next 5 days, we’ll give you a new one each day!

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Purchase tickets: here.

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NBRs Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala: NBRDust

Saturday February 27th
7– 11:00 PM

Verboten NY
54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30 entry + one hour of open bar 7:30-8:30 –> tickets )


*The NBR Gala is an annual evening where the club gets together for an evening of entertainment, awards, and socializing. Its open to all, and a lot of fun for those who haven’t been before.

 



NBRDust: Glitter Gala 2016 Award Nominations Are Open by nbrwebjohn
February 23, 2016, 7:35 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

Are you waiting on those perfect platform boots to be delivered? Have you bought a rainbow selection of glitter face and body paint? Are you crushed with indecision between wearing the sequined short-shorts or the full skin-tight jumpsuit? I feel for you gentlemen… ladies, I’m sure your facing similar fashion dilemmas.

Amidst these crisis and in your last-minute rush to buy your tickets, please take a moment and remember why it is we’re gathering on Saturday- to celebrate NBR, and all the amazing MEMBERS that make this team so great! So take a minute and appreciate your teammates and Nominate them for our 2016 NBRDust Awards. These are the coveted accolades of friends and teammates, and we need your voice to make them sing.

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Nominations will be accepted until midnight Thursday. Friday we’ll send out a ballot of nominees, and online voting will close SATURDAY at noon. So nominate NOW, and vote before you get your nails done.NBR_Gala_2016-300x300

Also note, night of, we’ll be voting on Best Dressed until 8:45pm ONLY, so make sure you get on the scene and get seen!

Awards! They’re why we have a Gala every year (and to remember what we all look like in civilian clothing) And this year, as in years past, we need your input.Nominations close Thursday February 25, at midnight, SO DON’T WAIT. Online voting will close Saturday February 27 at NOON. And don’t forget to buy your tickets to NBRDust 2016! see you on the dance floor…

Take a minute and let us know who you want to see on the final ballot. A few requests for nominations:

  • Please use full names, first name and last name. We’re a big Team y’all..
  • Best Worst Race photo noms NEED to come with an image. either email a screen shot, or a link to a public instagram.
  • Let us know WHY you’re nominating people, why are they your fav run leader? What makes them an MVP?

Nominate: here


NBRs Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala: NBRDust

Saturday February 27th
7– 11:00 PM

Verboten NY
54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30 entry + one hour of open bar 7:30-8:30 –> tickets )


*The NBR Gala is an annual evening where the club gets together for an evening of entertainment, awards, and socializing. Its open to all, and a lot of fun for those who haven’t been before.

 



NBRDust: Glitter Gala 2016 Award Patch Qualification by nbrwebjohn
February 23, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On, Socials

nbr_goatpatches_overviewHave you earned the distinction this past year of receiving an NBR patch? The Award Patches program is about recognizing the NBR’s who, either behind-the-scenes or out in front, continue to lay the foundation for this organization.

If you qualify for any of the following awards of recognition, please fill out the Merit Patch Qualification Form by Thursday, February 25, 2016.

As always, patches will be awarded during the annual gala on Saturday, February 27th.  Purchase Tickets:  here.

**If you earned one and can’t make the gala, we’ll mail you your patch.

To see if you earned one or are going for one next year, visit our Award Patch Page and check the qualifying races on the Race Archive Page.

Fill out the Merit Patch Qualification Form by Thursday, February 25, 2016.


NBRs Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala: NBRDust

Saturday February 27th
7– 11:00 PM

Verboten NY
54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30 entry + one hour of open bar 7:30-8:30 –> tickets )


*The NBR Gala is an annual evening where the club gets together for an evening of entertainment, awards, and socializing. Its open to all, and a lot of fun for those who haven’t been before.

 



Gala 2016 NBRDust: Lip Sync Battle & Tickets by nbrwebjohn
February 19, 2016, 9:00 am
Filed under: Annual Gala, Comedy, Events, NBR Goings On

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Ok Folks, It’s getting down to the Gala wire, and you all only have until SUNDAY to sign up for the lip sync battle! Teams, Duets, and Solo acts all can apply, but do it now! Pick your song and prepare for your two minutes of glory.

Sign Up: here.

Oh, while you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your tickets, so even if you’re not part of the battle, you can still catch all the action.

Order Tickets: here.

And for get your inspirational juices flowing, here’s an amazing video of Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing Janet Jackson on Lip Sync Battle, the show (which i assume was the inspiration for our contest)


NBRs Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala: NBRDust

Saturday February 27th
7– 11:00 PM

Verboten NY
54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30 entry + one hour of open bar 7:30-8:30 –> tickets )




Gala 2016 NBRDust: Style Guide by nbrwebjohn
February 10, 2016, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Annual Gala, Events, Inspiration, Members, NBR Goings On

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NBRs Seventh Annual Anniversary Gala: NBRDust

Saturday February 27th
7– 11:00 PM

Verboten NY
54 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30 entry + one hour of open bar 7:30-8:30 –> tickets )


What can I wear to a “Glam Rock” themed Gala?

That’s the most common question we’ve gotten this past week. So as a public service to all, we’ll be doing a little info session everyday this week on glam rock, its history and how that translates to your outfit choice in a few weeks. ( tickets on sale now ).

First off, the Gala is basically our semi-formal club night. It’s a time for us to all dress up and have a night out with the other members, fear not it doesn’t mean halloween level costumes (but eh, if thats your thing, go for it). The theme is just meant to inspire you to get creative and have some fun. Check out on our website for what people have worn to past years with themes such as 1920s/Gatsby, 007/James Bond, Studio54/Disco, 50s/Enchantment Under the Sea.

So some background, glam rock was a musical style that peaked around 1971-1974. A short flash in the pan when it comes to genre’s but a far reaching influential one that was not just about rock music, but also about style and spectacle. Glam started in the UK and played with breaking gender roles and showmanship. Bands and acts associated with glam pretty much evolved or influenced many genres to follow, from punk, new wave and even hair metal. So let’s pull out my college era music dork trivia knowledge for…

 

NBRDust: Style Guide

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