If you’ve ever been curious about Brooklyn Boulders but are yet to give it a shot, stop by this weekend and support a local cause. On Saturday, March 2, the rock-climbing gym is hosting a Climb-a-Thon fundraiser to benefit Genesis: An Aerial Play.
You can either pay a flat $20 to get in and climb at your own leisure, or you can get in for free and pay $1 per climb. There will be 20 minute blocks when climb-a-thon participants do as many climbs as they can. At the end of the night, Brooklyn Boulders staff will tally how many climbs climb-a-thon participants did and whoever did the most wins a free Day Pass to Brooklyn Boulders.
The event is beginner- and expert-friendly. If you already know how to belay, there will also be a chance to get certified. And after the event, climbers get a happy hour special at Sheep Station— just say you’re coming from Brooklyn Boulders!
Half of the proceeds will go to the Brooklyn Boulders Foundation, and the other half will benefit the play’s production. The aerial play, which is written and produced by Park Slope native and resident Julia Kaminsky, is an acrobatic and comedic re-imagination of the Biblical creation story,”twisting [it] into a satirical acrobatic convergence of the sacred and the profane.”
So far, the group has raised $11,600 through online donation campaigns, but there is still a lot more to go to afford costumes, props, a set, and to pay the 16 performers in the cast. It will debut at Circus Warehouse on March 22 and March 23. For more information about the project, or to make a tax deductible donation, visit their online campaign.
Brooklyn Boulders is located at 575 Degraw Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues, fundraiser runs 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. RSVPs requested but not required, email JKaminsk85@gmail.com with “Climb-a-thon” in the subject.
Photo via Brooklyn Boulders