Saturday, April 30, 2011

Free Chocolate Samples at the GBYS!

How awesome is this? Special giveaways just for the Greater Brookland yard sale! Stop by The DC Chocolatier's GBYS table for samples of delicious, premium Dove Chocolate products. Just in time for spring & summer - she will have White Chocolate Lemon cupcakes, a tasting of chocolate BBQ sauce and iced Chai. Also, learn how to host a tasting party for your friends or start your own chocolate business. The DC Chocolatier will be at 3115 12th St. NE.

Friday, April 29, 2011

69 and Sunny!

The weather forecast for the GBYS is looking great! Keep those fingers and toes crossed that it stays that way.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

GBYS on the Radio!

Shani, the treasurer of the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association, will be interviewed for about five minutes about the GBYS on WPFW 89.3 FM this Friday at 9:40 am. Many thanks to Gloria Minott, host of the Metro Watch program, and WPFW for giving us the air time and the plug!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

GBYS - Back to Basics

The Great Brookland Yard Sale is right around the corner! Here is some basic info:

WHAT IS GBYS?: The Great Brookland Yard Sale is a set date for Brookland residents to host concurrent yard sales. This year, the GBYS is organized by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA).

WHEN IS IT?: Saturday May 7th from 10:00 AM until 2:00PM (individual yard sale times can vary)

RAIN DATE: Sunday May 8th

WHERE IS IT?: All over the neighborhood, in individual seller's yards! Also, there will be over 20 sales tables set up in front of St. Anthony's School on 12th St. NE between Lawrence and Monroe. Please see the map to the left of this post for individual addresses and information.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ribs, Ribs and More Ribs!

Wondering what you might eat while shopping till you drop? One of the tables at St. Anthony's School (corner of 12th and Monroe/Lawrence) will be serving homemade St. Louis Style BBQ! Items will include ribs, grilled BBQ chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese, homemade coleslaw, corn muffins and lots more! Check out the entry on the map for more info. Time: 9 a.m. until dusk.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Over 50 Households Signed Up!

Now that we have hit such a great milestone, we need to make sure the word gets out!

We have been working on outreach to local area blogs, free press and paid advertising in DC area local papers and Craigslist.

We can't do it alone - we need help from sellers!
1) Tell your friends, family and co-workers about the GBYS and the Brookland Blog.
2) Post a flyer in your office (if you would like a flyer to print, please email us at
3) Put a free add about your individual yard sale on Craigslist.
4) Take out your own add in the post or other publication.
5) On the day of the event, place signage to direct traffic to your sales.

It’s that easy. Working as a team we can make sure that we get lots of buyers to show up! Let’s get going Brookland!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get yer QR Code!

Scan this QR Code for instant mobile access to the GBYS Google map.

GBYS Ad is up on Craigslist!

As we get closer to GBYS day (May 7th), we are going to start kicking it up with the advertising. Today, we started posting on Craigslist. Of course, word of mouth is what we really need too! Don't forget to "like" the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) Facebook page for updates!

Friday, April 1, 2011

What's better than a yard sale?

25+ yard sales! With about a month to go, the GBYS has 25 yard sales registered. Our advertising blitz will begin soon, so the more yard sales that are registered, the more sellers we will attract! Register now by emailing the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association at