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Nickel City Housing Coop is holding it’s annual Halloween party, which is also a fundraiser to send people to NASCO Institute!

The party will be on Halloween (Friday, 10/31) at Nickel City Housing Cooperative: Ol’ Wondermoth, from 9PM to 3AM. The theme will be SCIENCE! That includes any kind of science; biology, chemistry, anthropology, science fiction, pseudo-science, science fantasy, science fact, sciiiieeeeeeeeencccceeeeeeeeeeee.

There will be hand crafted beverages, music by Mink, Hooked on Casiophonics, DJ Bootyhammer, a fire performance and closing out the night is DJ JEROME as always! 

Entry will be $5 with costume and $7 without. All money raised pays for registration and transport to Ann Arbor, MI for a conference on cooperatives of all kinds. Learn more here;

We have a Culture is Not a Costume policy. People wearing questionably culturally misappropriated costumes will not be allowed in without a serious conversation and possibly changing of the costume. Questions? Check out THIS ARTICLE on racist costumes. Thank you for respecting traditionally marginalized peoples.

Check out the party on the facebook event page!


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2nd Annual Collective Arthropoda art exhibit

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Starting a tradition of art shows at Nickel City Housing Coops’ Plankton House, we are hosting yet another edition of Collective Arthropoda on October 18th. A pop-up artists gallery featuring artwork from current members, alumni, and friends of the community! There will be home-brewed craft beer, mulled wine and cider as well as snacks available by donation. Doors open at 7pm. More information and fliers to come soon! Come enjoy art from various mediums, an open mic event, live music, and interactive art installations.

Check out the event on facebook for up-to-date info.

Collective Arthropoda

NCHC has official logos!

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After a rather lengthy and arduous process we have collectively agreed upon a logo. Behold the beauty, simplicity…



Much thanks to Julian Montague of F/M Design for some ideas and final touches.


Rolling Jubilee at Ol’ Wondermoth

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77.5% of American households are in debt…

The ratio of household debt to income is 154%…

62% of all bankruptcies are caused by medical illness…

Many families are forced into debt simply to fulfill basic needs…

4 years ago banks got bailed out, but we got sold out. It’s time for a People’s Bailout, it’s time for

A Jubilee! A Rolling Jubilee!  Saturday, March 23rd

Multiply your money and help each other climb out of debt

Here is a short and sweet explanation of what this event is a part of and also why it is necessary. Please take a look!

This is an all ages family-friendly party. There will be free food and snacks for everyone who attends.

There will also be finely crafted home-brewed beer available by donation, with funds going straight to freeing someone from the shackles of debt (brewed by some of the finest award-winning home-brewers in Buffalo!).

There will be a small presentation on the nature of debt and how it works and we encourage you to talk about how debt has effected you or your loved ones. There is no need to be ashamed of debt, we all have it so lets break the silence and have a healthy conversation about what we can do about it.

There will be musical entertainment from two great Buffalo artists:
GRIFFIN and Women Studies

The donation at the door is on a sliding scale of $5-30 (give what you can). Remember that every dollar we raise will get multiplied! There will also be some films available to watch on the subject of debt.

But most of all this is a party so come ready to have fun!

More info can be found here

Dream-themed Birthday Party

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Since 3 of our coop members were having their birthdays within a few days of each other, they decided to celebrate all at once. They decided to have a party whose theme was “Dreams.”

I remember great decorations, costumes, music and dancing made for a wonderful evening, one of those dreams I couldn’t quite remember when I woke up.




What a Fantastic Valentine’s Day

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Our “Beer, Food, Love” Fundraiser was a success, selling out our tickets, bringing together friends, family, acquaintances and co-opers, eating and drinking delectable food and beer and raising some cash for the beautiful, aging Granger Mansion.

There was live entertainment from our friends Scott and Claudine, a 5-course meal, 4 home-brews and a keg donated to us from the amazing local brewery Community Beerworks, a silent auction that sold most of the items and services available, and hanging out, relaxing and socializing late into the evening.

Thanks to everyone who helped organize and execute the event, and to all of the wonderful folks who decided to spend their Valentine’s Day with our community.

Beer | Food | Love

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Come join us this Valentine’s Day for a Cooperative Love Beer and Food Tasting at Ol’ Wondermoth! Who needs crowded restaurants and high-stakes dates when you can come to a community event with good food, good beer and good people!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

6pm Doors open, 7pm Event begins

@ Ol’ Wondermoth

208 North Street, Buffalo, NY 14201

Tickets are $30 for individuals, $50 for couples for a 5 course meal prepared by chefs of Nickel City, accompanied by exquisite Beer Pairings chosen for your sensual pleasure. Read our five-course menu below!

(Work trade tickets for $20 are available but limited)

There will be a raffle of Nickel City merchandise, hours of skilled labor/crafts from our very own co-opers, and much, much more…

All proceeds will go to the Nickel City Housing Cooperative.

Register Here

For more information, please contact


Beer & Food Menu:

  • Breads & Spreads – paired with Community BeerWorks Beer : Various toasts with mapled cream cheese and a spicy bean dip; Roasted garlic bread; Toasted apple bruschetta bread
  • Fennel White Bean Soup – paired with Saison  :  Fennel & white beans in a rich broth flavored with shallots and fresh herbs
  • Assorted Quiche – paired with Frisky Beer (Herbed American Wheat Beer)  :  Feta cheese, sauteed spinach and onions baked in a savory egg batter OR Sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts baked in a silken tofu batter
  • Mushroom Bourguignon & Garlic-Roasted Mashed Potatoes – paired with Strong Ale  :  A twist on the French classic popularized by Julia Child: hearty portabella mushrooms braised with onions, carrots, tomato and spices in red wine and broth simmered to harmonic perfection, served over twice-roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Meringue Roulade & Raspberry Sorbet with Chocolate-Merlot Sauce – paired with Mocha Stout :  A sheet of fluffy meringue spread with a mocha crème anglais, rolled and sliced into a spiral, topped with a scoop of raspberry sorbet and drizzled with a reduction of dutch process cocoa and a rich merlot.