Fourth Annual Institute Social

Regrettably, due to the ongoing public health crisis, the Fourth Annual Institute Social is postponed. Once it’s declared safe to congregate, we will reschedule. We greatly look forward to it!

Eat, drink, dance, and celebrate another year of critical, community-based education in the public sphere!

The Brooklyn Institute warmly invites you to our Fourth Annual Institute Social. Join us for an evening of delicious food, open bar (with cocktails!), lively conversation, lightning lectures by BISR faculty, and, in the wee hours, a live DJ and dancing. All proceeds help support the Brooklyn Institute’s core operations,, as well as our many public initiatives, including BISR Network, our series of Midwest learning centers; Community Initiative, which delivers free classes to low-income and underserved adults; and BISR Praxis, which provides educational materials and learning opportunities to activists and public-interest non-profits.


May 9th, 2020
Bar opens at 7:30pm
Program begins at 8pm

@ Verso Books, 20 Jay St, 10th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Student: $25

BISR students and faculty are the center of our community. We welcome the opportunity to celebrate with you, and to thank you for making BISR’s classrooms into spaces of lively, dynamic discussion and friendship.

Neumann // [Friend]: $150

1 ticket plus complementary BISR membership at the Iron level

Horkheimer // [Supporter]: $400

2 tickets plus complementary BISR membership at the Bronze level plus program recognition (if desired)

(Contributions at the Horkheimer level represent enrollment for three students in a BISR Network course)

Adorno // [Sponsor]: $1000

4 tickets plus complementary BISR membership at the Gold level plus program recognition (if desired)

(Contributions at the Adorno level represent five scholarship spots for NYC courses)

Benjamin // [Patron]: $2500

10 tickets (equivalent of a table) plus complementary BISR membership at the Guardian level plus program recognition (if desired)

(Contributions at the Benjamin level represent costs for a course in our Community Initiative, which provides free classes to low income and underserved communities in NYC)

I can’t attend but would like to donate to the “Gretel Adorno donation fund for unsung labor that makes it work behind the scenes.”

To add a faculty ticket, please make a $100 donation to the fund. 

BISR is a 501c3 organization. Ticket costs in excess of $50/ticket are tax deductible.

Event Schedule

Date(s) to be announced soon.