Frequently Asked Questions

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

How do I attend? 

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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?

Nada, zilch, FREE.

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. 

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

Email us at 

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, with workshops and small talks going on throughout the day. Do what you need to do to make the most of it.

speaking of babIES, do you have a place where i can pump?

Yep, the private suite at 501 Union is a great spot for pumping. Lock the door and make yourself at home! 

should i bring my own coffee mug and/or water bottle?

YES, please! We highly encourage it. 

I have a client who's looking for a wedding venue, can someone give me a tour?

We'd love to! Just mention it to one of our staff and they'll introduce us (if we haven't already met!) We're happy to show you across the street to the Green Building as well.

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)

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!)