America’s Thursday Night Throwdown scene just got a little more company. Late last night saw the official launch of TNT NYC, a Borough-spanning monthly series of barista events for charity, prizes, and glory. Here are the first two dates:

August 18th: Third Rail Coffee (West Village / Washington Square Park)

September 15th: Everyman Espresso (East Village)

Other upcoming sites include RBC NYC (TriBeCa) and Dora (Lower East Side). TNT NYC is a 6-month long competition, leading up to a championship event in February, an event that will feature fabulous prizes – including your chance for both fame and infamy on this very website. Stay tuned for details, and in the meantime, read more about TNT NYC here, check out their Facebook page here, and follow them on Twitter @TNT_NYC.