Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question but don't see the answer below, feel free to email us at hello@theloveunion.com. 


How do I attend? 

Head over to our RSVP page and let us know you're coming. You only need to RSVP once to gain access to the event for the entire week. Please be sure to check the Schedule as some events are ticketed or require advance registration.

How do I get there? 

501 Union is located at 501 Union Street between Bond and Nevins, in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Take the R to Union Street or the F/G to Carroll Street and we are just a few blocks away. We are right across the street from our sister venue, The Green Building.

How much does it cost to attend?

We are working hard to keep this event free to attend, thanks to our generous partners. Some events are ticketed and will be noted on the schedule. 

What if I can only stay part of the day?

No worries. We are all productive at different times of of the day. Come for the early shift or the afternoon shift, or park yourself at 501 Union and stay for the entire day! We won't kick you out until happy hour's over. 

Any favorite lunch spots in the neighborhood?

We thought you'd never ask. These are the spots we frequent or order from on the regular. We'll have a binder with takeout menus at check-in. 

Atlantic Chip Shop (British, Traditional) 
Avlee (Greek, Vegetarian) 
Calexico (Mexican, Southwestern) 
Cotta Bene (Italian, Pizza) 
Hanco's (Sandwiches, Vietnamese) h
Hey Hey Canteen (Asian Fusion) 
Kor Tor Mor (Thai) 
Koto Sushi (Japanese, Sushi) 
Kulushkat (Middle Eastern) 
LaylaJones (Italian, Pizza) 
Luanne's Wild Ginger (Asian Fusion, Vegan) 
Nectar (Salads, Sandwiches, Smoothies and Juices) 
Red Star Sandwich Shop (Sandwiches, Asian Fusion) 
Runner & Stone (Sandwiches, Pastries, Coffee, Soups)
White Maize (Venezuelan Arepas) 
Wilma Jean (Soul Food, Chicken on a Stick!) 

How can I get involved as a speaker, teacher or partner?

Email us at hello@theloveunion.com, or sign up to lead a Small Talk one afternoon! 

Can I bring my baby, significant other or friend?

We won't turn away a cute baby, and if you'd like to work side by side with your significant other or friend, more power to you. The daytime vibe at 501 Union will feel more like a hotel lobby, or a busy coffee shop, occasionally interrupted by on-stage panel discussions. Do what you need to do to make the most of it.