Bookstore & Chill: Acknowledgments
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Bookstore & Chill: Acknowledgments

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Noëlle Santos opens up to author and Forbes contributor, Sara Bliss, on her radical career change and journey to opening the only bookstore in the Bronx. This intimate talk will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Tickets include admission for one, open wine bar, and copy of Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life by Sara Bliss.

Take the Leap Giveaway sponsored by State Farm Agent Heilly Martinez @mybronxagent

About the Book:

A road map for landing your dream job.

Take the Leap features inspiration and advice from more than sixty-five people who transformed their lives—and with this guide, so can you. These are game changers, rule breakers, and side hustlers who once stood where you are now, wondering if they should take a risk. They went from production assistant to million-dollar screenplay writer; attorney to surf instructor; mom to DJ; hairdresser to firefighter; real estate agent to award-winning chef.

Do you want to go for that career you’ve always dreamed about? Launch a new company? Become a tech mogul? Live a life of adventure? Save the world? You’ll find wisdom from successful mentors like literary activist/entrepreneur Noëlle Santos, creative visionary and writer Simon Doonan, entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, NFL player turned artist/activist Aaron Maybin, and wellness and beauty guru Bobbi Brown.

This is a career guide for today’s ever-changing job market. Thinking about your own next chapter? Take the leap.

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Bookstore & Chill: Chapter III
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Bookstore & Chill: Chapter III

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12:00-1:30 pm Danny Dollar Millionaire Extradioanaire by Ty Allan Jackson (recommended for ages 8-13)

Meet children's book author and motivational speaker, Ty Allan Jackson. Ty will give a fun and educational talk to little hustlers about finance and entrepreneurship via his bestselling book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire. WARNING: After this presentation, expect your children to overwhelm you with their plans to become future young millionaires. Ticket reserves one free copy of Danny Dollar sponsored by Big Head Books. One book per family. Additional books available for sale.

1:30-7:00 pm Kiddie Lit'r Turn Up

Balloon Animals & Face Painting by Rae’s Mom

Photobooth Fun, Snacks & Music


This is MY Street Activity Book Giveaway *Create your Own Golden Book*

(While Supplies Last) Sponsored by Penguin Random House

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Bookstore & Chill: Chapter II
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Bookstore & Chill: Chapter II

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Media and crowd disperse... big scissors are hung with care... Noëlle Santos transforms into Bookiana...

Join us for a VIP grand opening celebration with Noëlle's family, friends, and loyal supporters. While this event is not open to the general public, you are welcome to share this invitation with an honorary bookboo.

Music by DJ Ted Smooth

Food & Drinks by Mott Haven Bar & Grill

Dress Code: None imposed, but Noëlle's coming to slay.

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Bookstore & Chill: Chapter I
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Bookstore & Chill: Chapter I

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Grand Opening/National Indie Bookstore Day Turn Up

In October 2014, Bronx native and resident, Noëlle Santos, joined over 3,000 protesters to save the only bookstore in the borough from displacement. It closed its doors at the end of 2016--leaving a community of 1.5 million people without a single bookstore. Noëlle set out on a four-year journey full of "surprises" and triumphs to bring a literary hub (and wine bar!) back to the Bronx. Join us for this historic event in celebration of the opening of The Lit. Bar on National Independent Bookstore Day.

12:00 pm Sharp

Welcome Address by Lisa Sorin, President of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce

Remarks, Ribbon Cutting, and Tears by Noëlle Santos, Proprietress of The Lit. Bar

Music by DJ FLWRSHRK

Refreshments, Photobooth & More

Media Hour 11:00- 12:00 pm (email pr@thelitbar.com for press inquiries)

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Bookstore & Chill: Preface
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Bookstore & Chill: Preface

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We Brought a Goddamn Bookstore to the Bronx!

*Cue the violins* Two years ago, I launched a campaign heard around the world to bring a bookstore to the Bronx. With your generous support and after many adventures in real estate, permitting, and construction (*sigh* we'll talk about it at the bar), I have finally made good this promise to my community. As you elected during the campaign, you and one guest are invited to "bookstore & chill" with me on Thursday, April 25th—to enjoy the first looks, books, and swooshes of wine at the literary hub you helped me build. Two days after this intimate event, The Lit. Bar will open to the public on National Independent Bookstore Day.

Eternally Grateful to you and our sponsors Ceetay & Empanology.

Cheers,

Noëlle Santos

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