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This Week’s Affairs (and something about Obi Wan) From Wakefield

Events for September 3 – 9

There’s some confusion around who originally proposed Labor Day. It was either Peter McGuire, the cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, or Matthew Maguire (no relation), a machinist. In any case, someone did, and it ultimately became a national holiday in 1894. So mothball the white pants, and check these out:


September 6: Project Pop Up Opens at Story (and kicks off FNO + NYFW), 7PM


The gallery-like shop Story unveils a brand new roster of brands to browse and buy, as part of the 4th annual Fashion’s Night Out. Doors open at 7pm, get on the list here.

Location: 144 10th Avenue


September 7: DUMBO Tech Breakfast Meetup, 8:30AM


Early birds get to meet and greet at the increasingly popular DUMBO Tech Breakfast. You’ll have to buy your own breakfast, but the tech talk is fast and free. There’s no set agenda, just good conversation. RSVP for the event here.

Location: Dumbo Kitchen, 108 Jay Street, Brooklyn


Sponsored Job Tip: Outside Counsel


The road to success is paved with great mentor relationships (Obi Wan, Mr. Miyagi, Dumbledore and their charges come to mind). NYC startup Outside Counsel, founded by ex-ebay and Cisco execs, matches a network of curated mentors with the top talent at companies. They’re hiring product and marketing managers in NY (or SF). Get more info here.


September 7: 2012 Tech Does Fashion Week (#TDFW), 8PM


The worlds of fashion and tech, occasionally uneasy bedfellows, are teaming up for a NYFW kickoff party. Expect mingling, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and shaking tail feathers. Dress to impress. Tickets, $20, here.

Location: AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Floor


September 8-9 Comedy Hack Day, 9AM Saturday – 6PM Sunday


What the world needs now is a few more hilarious hacks. At least, that’s what Comedy Hack Day is counting on. It’s a 1:1 hacker to comedian ratio in this hackathon weekend. Get tickets if you can, here.

Location: Pivotal Labs NYC, 841 Broadway

“If all the cars in the US were lined up end-to-end…it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.”

-Doug Larson

Now go forth (and répondez s’il vous plaît).


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