Common’s Favorite Community Events This August
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Common members love trying new things in their cities, and we love giving them the opportunity to do so! Last month, members across our 30 homes enjoyed a diverse selection of community events, curated by our lovely Member Experience Team. Here are a few of our favorites:
Sculpture Without Sight
Unarthodox, 547 W 27th St Suite 300, New York, NY 10001
Members were invited to explore their sense of touch by sculpturing…without sight. They got an introduction to basic clay handling and then off they sculpted, using only their sense of touch and memory. Music and aromatherapy added to the immersive experience (as well as the bottle of wine we brought)!
Murder Mystery Cocktail Party
Galway Arms, 2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
John Jones, the spirited founder of the Chicago Dil Pickle speakeasy, had been murdered. Members in Chicago were invited to join his closest friends and family to put on “heirs” over cocktails, where the executor of his will shall review who inherits his millions.
The Dil Pickle Club was a site of cultural interchange, full of radicals, activists, artists, and even hobos. Each member took on a persona inspired by an actual historical figure at the time the Dil Pickle Club was open in Chicago. It was a night to remember, full of death, deceit and…cocktails!
Community Dinner at DC Harvest
DC Harvest, 517 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Soap Making Workshop
Brooklyn Brainery Prospect Heights, 190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY
In this workshop, Common members learned how to make soap at home using a simple cold-process method and materials from their own pantry (lye and vegetable oils)! They left with tons of useful knowledge to keep making soap at home, along with a few sample-sized bars of orange olive oil soap that they helped make in class!
Community Ice Cream Making Class
Sur La Table, 900 North Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois 60611
In this cooking class, Common members worked with fellow members to make delicious ice cream from scratch, two ways! They were tasked to settle the debate between French and Philadelphia-style ice-cream themselves.
Members learned how to construct every part of the dessert, from the french vanilla frozen bean custard to homemade salted caramel sauce and chocolate balloon cups to hold their creations.
Become a Common member today, and explore your city through fun, engaging community events like these.