Hill Country Barbecue Hosting Fundraiser for Local High School This November


A Brownstoner reader alerted us to an upcoming fundraiser and storytelling event for a group of Brooklyn high school students enrolled in a challenging legal justice program.

To be held at Hill Country Barbecue Market at 345 Adams Street, Class Act: Stories from School will not only benefit the School for Law and Justice, but, knowing Hill Country, it will also be delicious.

Among the featured storytellers are New York Times Metro reporter Kim Barker, Brooklyn-based guitarist Binky Griptite, who’s worked with Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Brooklyn-based comedian and author Josh Gondelman, and bestselling novelist Adam Sternbergh.

To purchase tickets or to otherwise donate to the school’s students, visit the School for Law and Justice’s website.


My name is Lauren Watkins and I sit on the Junior Board of the School for Law and Justice. I am a regular reader of your blog and live in Downtown Brooklyn. If you don’t already know, the School for Law and Justice (“SLJ”) is a charter school which attracts local high school students who have expressed an interest in entering the legal or justice field. The school, too, is located in Downtown Brooklyn (next to the Marriott). The children are highly motivated and, simply put, awesome. Which brings me to why I am writing.

On November 10, 2015 the school is having its annual fundraiser which will be at Hill Country in Downtown Brooklyn. The school is selling tickets to this fundraiser over the course of the next 4 weeks. The theme is “School age stories.” We have attracted several hosts and well known writers who will share their stories, either fictional or real, about school experience. Students have also been selected to share their stories. The event will run from 8pm to 10pm and tickets cost $75 (which include 2 hour top shelf open bar and food).

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