By Victoria

About Victoria

My heartfelt interest in community culture has led me away from my soul sucking career in the fashion industry and to helping Jen with Greenpointers. I am so very happy :-)

Recipe: Victoria’s Amazingly Delicious & Easy Hummus!

I have been working on my hummus game for years and it has taken me quite some time to perfect my recipe. I’m ready to share it with you. My personal hummus recipe is a hybrid derived from traditional middle eastern recipes blended with my own flavor preferences. It can be categorized as smooth and nutty with a tangy kick.

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Go Green! Broke City, Cupcake Bake Off, Wag Mag Benefit, What’s Happening Greenpoint? (5/15-5/21)

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THURSDAY 5/16

☺ Funny Story @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N.11th St) 8pm, $10, an evening of beers, laughs and weird times featuring, Amy Sohn (Park Slope chronicler), Ed Gavagan (NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour), Maude Sernas (line cook, farmer, tattoo artist and lurker) and Anton Shuford (comic), More Info
♫ No Joy / Weekend / Grand Resort @ Glasslands Gallery 8:30pm, $10, RSVP
♫ DJ HemingYeh and Cormac McBootay @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 11pm, FREE, Brooklyn’s favorite/only literary DJ duo returns spin a mix of Northern soul, post-punk, ’70s/’80s, old school rap and hip hop RSVP

FRIDAY 5/17

♦ Elliott Sharp: Foliage @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 5/17-5/26, 7-9pm, Musicians perform Sharp’s Foliage: a long-form graphic music score that offers abstract instructions allowing for infinite possible interpretations, RSVP
♥ Broke City: Body Language / BFG / Sleepyhead / Figgy @Bizarre (12 Jefferson St, Bushwick) 10pm, FREE, RSVP

 

SATURDAY 5/18


• Go Green! Greenpoint Festival @ McCarren Park, 11-5pm, FREE, Recycle your electronic waste, eco-friendly and educational displays, health & wellness tips & demos, arts & crafts, children’s activities, live music, More Info
• Spoons, Toons & Booze @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 11:30, $15, an afternoon of animated childhood favorites such as DuckTales, The Smurfs, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo plus choice of sugary cereal, regular brunch menu; and a full bar, More Info
* North Brooklyn Takes the Cake @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6-9pm, $15, Cupcake bake off to benefit NAG! Come to compete or just to eat and drink, prizes, RSVP
♫ Love as Laughter / Starlight Girls / Birthdays / The Feverbreakers / Honduras @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, More Info

 SUNDAY 5/19

• The Punk Rope Games @Newton Barge Playground (Commerical & Dupont Streets) 10am-1pm, $80 per team, suggested, feature teams of 4 in costume competing in 9 events, After Party @ Diamond Bar 1:30-4pm, More Info
• Circuit Building and Bending Workshop & BBQ @ The Living Gallery (1087 Flushing Ave) Noon-5pm, FREE, Learn how to build and bend your own instruments, materials will be available and bring grillables, RSVP
♦ Language Objects: Letters in Space, 1970 – 2013 @Southfirst (60 N6th St) Opening 4-6pm, FREE, a retrospective exhibition tracking the evolution from early typewriter-generated forms to more recent four-color drawing poems in the work of American poet Robert Grenier, More Info
♦ Arts in Bushwick Benefit @ Grace Exhibition Space (840 Broadway, 2nd fl) 6-9pm, FREE, 50 BOS participating artists will be showing in this years Benefit preview and art sale, More info
♫ Shark? / The Woolen Men / Lame Drivers / Hippy @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, $8 RSVP

MONDAY 5/20

♥ Mac & Movie @ Miles (101 Wilson Ave) 6-11pm, FREE, Free mac and cheese (6-8pm) plus watch the Beastie Boy’s film Awesome; I… Shot That! More Info

TUESDAY 5/21
♦ WagMag Benefit @ English Kills Gallery (114 Forrest St) 7-9pm, $20 Admission, $200 Artwork Raffle Ticket, guarantees an artwork, supports WagMag, Buy Tix
♫ Ingrowing / Gride / Ahumado Granujo / Mother Brain @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#  Foodie Event

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Twin Sister, Greenpoint Gallery Night, Earth Day Festival, Collateral Glamage, Public Paddling: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (5/8-5/14)

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WEDNESDAY 5/8
Let’s Build A Garden For Greenpoint @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7-10pm, FREE, Join the 61 Franklin St Garden for a fundraiser to build a community garden, bring donations  - including tools, 20% of the bar sales donated, RSVP
♫ YVLTRS / Black Salad / Del Guapo @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7, RSVP 

THURSDAY 5/9

Brooklyn Brewery Night @ Barcade (388 Union Ave) Starting at 4pm, Celebrate Brooklyn Brewery’s 25th Birthday with a very special tap lineup, RSVP
♦ Q and Y: A Brief Comedy About Death
@ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, $8, Play written and directed by Theresa Buchheister, after/during the show you can drink, get haircuts, buy records, look at art, hang out in the garden, make out in the corner!RSVP
♫ Height / Eze Jackson / Handjob Academy / Zebra Baby @ Death by Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7, More Info

FRIDAY 5/10

♦ Greenpoint Gallery Night @Various Galleries, 6-9pm, FREE, As art fairs bustle away at opposite ends of the East River, over a dozen galleries open their doors, After party 9pm at Coco 66RSVP, download map HERE
♦ Portals: A Series @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave), 7-10pm, FREE, The One Well & HollyBear present a collection of mixed media works for your viewing pleasure, More Info
An Evening of Music & Comedy @ Death by Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $10, Comedians Chris Gethard & Dave Hill, music by Shellshag / Swearin’ / Black Wine, RSVP
♫ Heaven / Tennis System / Nightmare Air / Dead Leaf Echo @ Union Pool (484 Union) 8pm, $8, RSVP

SATURDAY 5/11

*
Greenpoint Earth Day 2013 Festival
@ McCarren Park (766 Lorimer St) 11am-5pm, FREE, Recycle your electronic waste, eco-friendly and educational displays, health & wellness tips & demos, arts & crafts, children’s activities, live music, More Info
• Vegan Shop Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St) Noon-6pm, FREE, Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market featuring the best small businesses around, More Info
• Public Walk Up Paddling @ Broadway Stages Boatyard (49 Ash St) Noon-4:30pm, FREE, Short Canoe & Kayak paddles in Creek, More Info
♦ 2013 Arts Happening Series: A Guest In The Cavern @ Northside Town Hall (132 Wythe Ave) 6-10pm, FREE, A multi-media installation by Jesse Gelaznik, featuring video art by Rachel Blackwell, Dirty Churches will perform Music for Mirrors, RSVP
• 5 Boros Basketball Fundraiser @American Legion 1771 (519 Leonard St) 7-11pm, $30, Great food, Live entertainment and dancing plus raffles! More Info
♫ Twin Sister / Empress Of / RElyse @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, $10,
RSVP
♫ Charlie Nieland / Oh Halo / Hard Plastic Buttons @ Bar Matchless (577 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8, RSVP
♥ Collateral Glamage @ Legion (790 Metropolitan) 9-4am, FREE, favorite local bands and dj’s for this monthly all night dance party, rock and roll, cheap drinks! RSVP

 SUNDAY 5/12
• Roots 66 @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 4-11pm, DJs Autovac & Subtexture will be spinning Roots, Rockers and Rocksteady, happy hour until 8pm, RSVP
• Greenpointers Terrarium Class with Claire @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 5-7pm, $50, all supplies are provided to make a gorgeous terrarium to take home, plus a Sly Fox beer! Buy Tix
Marissa Nadler/Guy Blakeslee/Jozef van Wissem @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $12, RSVP

MONDAY 5/13

Bad Movie Brooklyn presents They Live
@ Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE, a fun, totally kickass John Carpenter flick packed with social commentary that’s just as relevant today as it was in 1988, RSVP
Broken Comedy @ Bar Matchless (577 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Tevor Noah / George Gordon / Danny Kallas / Rob O’Reilly, More Info

TUESDAY 5/14
* Bootleg Cinema – The Great Silence w/live set by Morricone Youth @ Brooklyn Rod & Gun (59 Kent Ave) 8pm, One of the best and most unusual spaghetti Westerns ever made accompanied by a live musical performance, RSVP

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#  Foodie Event

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Bad Credit No Credit, Beloved BDay, Derby Day, Cinco De Mayo, Spring Calvacade, Fading Ads, The National: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (5/1-5/8)

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WEDNESDAY 5/1

 I Stay Under Glass @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, Photography by Grant Cornett, RSVP
♫ Bad Credit No Credit / Hard Bodies / Bueno / Rohypnotise @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $7, RSVP

THURSDAY 5/2

* The Audacity of Hops Book Launch Party @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30-10:30pm, FREE, Tom Acitelli speaks about the history of Brooklyn Brewery, copies of his book will be on sale. Reservation required, email audacityofhopsbook(at)gmail.com, More Info
♫ Starlight Girls / The Suzan / Dangerous Ponies / Slutever @ Death by Audio (49 S. 2nd St)8pm, $7 RSVP

FRIDAY 5/3

♥ Beloved Birthday Party @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 5pm-Late, Drink specials/Fernet-Branca Bicycle raffle/DJ group Kids With Snakes and a makeout corner! More Info
♦ Resurrection @ The Active Space (566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) Opening Reception 6-10pm, FREE, Artists Katie Bell, Suzanna Goldenberg, Rachel Hayes, JR Larson, Matt Miller, Bridget Mullen, Rosee Tibbles, RSVP
♥ le BUMP: The Revenge @ Over The Eight (594 Union Ave) 10:30pm-Close, FREE, Get sweaty at the newest bar in town with DJs Mister Disco & Brian Blackout, RSVP

SATURDAY 5/4

• Spring Handmade Cavalcade @ The Space (50 N.3rd St) 10am-5pm, FREE, Featuring
over 35 local artisans, designers and crafters, More Info
• A Four Roses Kentucky Derby @ Noorman’s Kil (609 Grand St) 2pm, FREE, Listen to the race over the radio, Four Roses Mint Juleps, best dressed contest, RSVP
• Kentucky Derby Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 3-7pm, FREE, 3pm, $6 mint juleps and Derby pie, More Info
• Kentucky Derby Day @Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer Street) 3pm, Ladies millinery competition, Bluegrass blue-plate special, More Info
• Kentucky Der-B-Q @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 4pm, Kentucky BBQ
$6 Mint Juleps, RSVP
♦ Nurturing Nature Art Exhibit @ The ceeflat (988 Manhattan Ave) 4-10pm, Nature-Inspired pieces by Carla E. Reyes and Ian Montgomery, musical performances from The Devyl Nellys / Mission On Mars / Ghandi, RSVP
♦ Significant Matters @ Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave, 2nd Fl) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, artwork by Nobutaka Aozaki, Miwa Koizumi, Kenichi Nakajima, Andrew Zarou, More Info
♫ Phebe Starr / Clementine & The Galaxy / Bob and Martha @ Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 6-9pm, $12, RSVP
♫ East Bank Music Series @ The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (127 Kent Ave St) 8pm, $10 suggested, Performers from Manhattan School of Music’s put on an evening of contemporary classical music, More Info

SUNDAY 5/5 (Cinco De Mayo)

* Fading Ads of Greenpoint Walking Tour @ All Over Greenpoint, 11:30am, FREE, Join Preservation Greenpoint and photographer Frank Jump on a walking tour of the fading ads of Greenpoint, RSVP for meeting location, More Info
♦ A Lot of Sorrow featuring The National @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) Noon-6pm, $15 , Artist Ragnar Kjartansson sought out The National, to perform their song, Sorrow, repeatedly in a six-hour live loop for this performance, More Info
• Cinco De Mayo @
One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) Noon-2am, FREE, Complimentary Teacate & Dos Equis, prizes, RSVP
• Cinco De Mayo Brunch
@ Sindicato De Cocineros (57A Nassau Ave) 12-4pm, $1 fish taco, $5 tecate & shot, $6 margaritas, first come first serve
• Cinco De Mayo @ Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave) Noon-11pm, Three Amigos playing on the big screen all day plus drink specials, More Info
♦ Works Cited, reprised
@ Cleopatra’s (110 Meserole St) 3pm, curated by Olivian Chan, a set of reflections, deflections and thoughtful quotations linked through a shared involvement in a series of displays and programs at the Los Angeles Public Library, RSVP
Greenpointers “Cinco De Mayo” Sunday Supper #5  
@ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 7pm-9pm, $4o, special “Cinco De Mayo” Greenmarket inspired menu created by Chef Heather Cahill of Farm to Fridge, More Info
Run from the Police Comedy
@ Muchmore’s (2 Havenmeyer St) 8:30-11pm, FREE
♫ Body Language / Pegasus Warning /#1 Kid
@ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12, RSVP

MONDAY 5/6
* Greenpoint Landing Public Meeting @ McCarren Park Recreational Center (776 Lorimer St) 6:30pm, learn about Greenpoint Landing, 77 Commercial St, Newtown Barge and Box Street Parks

TUESDAY 5/7
*S.A.S.S. Presents: Historical Figures who Said “Fuck it.” @ Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 7pm, FREE, lecture covers military leaders who gave up when the going got rough / abandoned construction projects / ladies who decided they just had enough, RSVP
The Trap-Variety Show @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, Dan St. Germain / Jamie Lee / Will Hines / Natalie Shure / Hand Job Academy, RSVP

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#  Foodie Event

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The Other Kind, We Hug Wood, Naked City, Brunchtacular,Vintage Crawl: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/24-4/30)

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WEDNESDAY 4/24

Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery (93 No. 6th St) 8pm, FREE, Roger Hailes/Kate Berlant/Shelby Fero and Melinda Hill, More Info
♥ Planned Parenthood Dance Party @ Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 9pm, $10, Shake your booty and raise some money for Planned Parenthood of New York City, 100 % donated, RSVP
 Sky White Tiger @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave.) 10pm

THURSDAY 4/25

• Midwest Beer Night @ Barcade (388 Union Ave) Starting at 4pm, Celebrate the brewing process of the majestic Midwest, RSVP
• Victory Brewing Night @Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6-10pm, Welcome the great Victory Brewing Company, includes a few special Craft Brewer’s Conference beers, More Info
# Yummy Eats Mexican @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7pm, $8-10 Ala Cart, See Menu
• Repo Man @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Screen a quintessential 80s cult film, Brooklyn Vegan’s Bill Pearis hosts, drink specials, trivia, giveaways, RSVP
♫ Ice Choir / Eraas / Heavenly Beat / Tempers / Horoscope @285 Kent Ave, 8pm, $10, More Info

FRIDAY 4/26 (ARBOR DAY!)

♦ The Other Kind @ Pierogi Gallery (177 No. 9th St) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Tony Fitzpatrick crafts relatively small works to hold a world of information, More Info
• Don’t Have Red in Sight @ Janet Kurnatowsky Gallery (205 Norman Ave) Opening Reception 7-9pm, new paintings by James Biederman
Abemixture: We Hug Wood @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-9:30pm, FREE, In celebration of Arbor Day & National Hugging Day embrace the comedy of Sara Roan/Erin Lennox/Matt Ruby/Ross Hyzer/Mollie Roth/Corey Reppond and Chris Gardner, RSVP
♫ Weekend/Slander/Napoleon/Lodro @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St)8pm, RSVP
• Fake French Presents: Clinical Trials / Claire’s Diary / Boy Toy / Big Quiet @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, RSVP
♥ Naked City w/Andy Pry + Keith Edward @ Over The Eight (594 Union Ave) 10pm-4am, FREE, Celebrate the opening of Over the Eight, dance, drink and be merry, RSVP

SATURDAY 4/27

*2013 Brooklyn Skillshare @ Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St, Gowanus) 9:30am-10pm, $10 (suggested donation), sample clasess: Japanese Bookbinding / Make Your Own Ricotta / 596 Acres: How to Reclaim Vacant Public Land / Intro to Juggling / Bike Mechanics 101! RSVP
#Brunchtacular @ T.B.D (224 Franklin St) Noon-3pm, $30, 10 restaurants sample dishes, vote on who serves the best brunch in Brooklyn, unlimited mimosas, supports Greenpoint Reformed Church Food Pantry! More Info
Brooklyn Vintage Crawl +After PArty 
@Various locations, Noon-8pm, A Shop and Bar Hop through Williamsburg & Greenpoint More Info
 If These Trees Could Talk / Signal Hill / No Grave Like The Sea @ Public Assembly (70 No. 6th St) 8pm, $10, RSVP
♫ The Hairs / Olson / Rydholm / and Forester / Pale Lights / Sapphire Mansions / Calico Cat @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm

SUNDAY  4/28

• Zaarly Bazaar @(50 No. 3rd St) 3pm, free foods, drinks, and $20 credit to use towards purchases with your favorite amazing storefront owners on Zaarly, More Info
• Cooperative Economic Exchange: Game Day @ NUTUREart (56 Bogart St) 3-6pm, Join The Brooklyn Torch and TimeBanksNYC for an afternoon of play exploring cooperative exchange, RSVP
• Greenpoint Pre-Apocalyptic Theatre Festival Preview Party @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm-12am, FREE Start the night with an ace pair of subway troubadours and fall forward into a sea of performances by brilliant local artists, More Info

TUESDAY 4/30

The Masters of Social Gastronomy Meet Their Sweet Tooth @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, FREE, Brooklyn’s had a long relationship with sugar, from Domino Sugar Factory to the Navy Yard’s love child Sweet n’ Low, RSVP

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#   Foodie Event

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Nomadic Sojourns, Heliotropes, Earth Day, Cashing Out, Save Beer, Ghost Bike Ride, Girl Scout Cookies : What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/17-4/23)

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WEDNESDAY 4/17
 And The Witch / Heliotropes @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $12, Heliotropes is back to BK after a cross country tour! More Info
 Rama / Special Guest / Teams / Sleep Over / Splash @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, This show will be filmed for an Intrepid Fox Production, so dress for the big screen! RSVP
The Regular Comedy Show @ The Creek & The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC) 10-11:30pm, FREE, More Info 

THURSDAY 4/18
Nomadic Sojourns @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30-7:30pm, a publishing collective “of staid movement,” presents a night of socially-conscious readings from its annual journal and music, RSVP
Lester Goldman: High Wire @ The Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St.) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, Electric colors, sweeping lines, personal and political symbols, and a variety of media from sculpture to performance.
 On An On @Knitting Factory (261 Metropolitan Ave) 8:30, $12 More Info
 Jenkins/Cardboard/The Top @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, Double album release party! RSVP

FRIDAY 4/19
Marty’s Cool Biennial @Heliopolis (154 Huron St) 7-10pm, FREE, The space’s first annual benefit show featuring donated works 100% of the profits going to  funding the space, RSVP
Cashing Out @ NURTUREart Gallery (56 Bogart St, Bushwick) 7-9pm, FREE,  features artists’ musings on our current financial system and their creative proposals for establishing alternative economies, More Info
Chez Bushwick Presents: Romanian Dance History VII @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $12, In two days artists from around the world will perform dances Choreographed by Brynjar Bandlien, RSVP
 Horn Rebellion Party Ensemble @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11pm, This 4 weekend residency kicks off with special guest: Jody Watley / Body Language / Savoir Adore / Ernesto, RSVP

SATURDAY 4/20
•4/20 Brooklyn Music Video Festival @ Ivy House Studios (1040 Metropolitan Ave) 3:30-11pm, $6, A celebration of the craft of music video making, learn about the production, art, and business side of music videos, forum for video makers to network, RSVP
Spring Fever Festival @Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 3-8pm, $15 music by Quintron / Black Dice / K-Holes, BBQ, open studios, RSVP

SUNDAY  4/21
• Troop 2822 Girl Scouts Sell Cookies @ Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave) 10am-2pm
• Ghost Bike Memorial Ride @ All Over NYC, noon-5pm, brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city over the past year, bring flowers and other items to honor those lost, RSVP
• Earth Day BBQ/Potluck @ Java St Garden (59 Java Street), 3-6pm, $10 suggested donation, Celebrating Earth Day with the Greenpoint community is invited, there will be fun and food for everyone,bring your favorite dish to share
•Free Spring Bike Tuneup @Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 3-7pm, FREE, pop-up bike shop, with Silk Road Cycles, we’ll provide tools, a stand or two, and a parts-washing station; you just bring your bike, ready for love, More Info


MONDAY 4/22

• Save Our Beer @Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St) 7-9:30pm, FREE, learn more about
the dangers of fracking,  RSVP
• Trivia Night @ Boulevard Trivia Night (579 Meeker) 8-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge and win prizes, fun to had! More Info

TUESDAY 4/23
The Trap @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, Nate Fernald/Kerryn Feehan/The Lucas Bros/Kelly Fastuca/Jason Saenz RSVP
• Collector’s Night @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St) 8-10pm, $15 (includes a beer), All funds raised benefits the City Reliquary

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#   Foodie Event

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Brain-Cave Festival, Spring Markets, Pre-1907 NYC, Greencycle Swaps, Greenpoint Art: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/10-4/16)

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WEDNESDAY 4/10

♫ Taj Mahal Trio @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) Door at 6pm, $25, Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal performs blues and roots music, More Info
L Magazine’s and Kanine Records’ 10th Anniversary @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Xray Eyeballs / Lodro/ Valleys, RSVP 
Araabmuzik @ The OutPost (74 Wythe Ave,) 10pm, $15, Tix

THURSDAY (4/11)

• Williamsburg Greenpoint Food Co-op Community Meeting @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 7-9pm, RSVP
♦ Hyperbolic
@ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Matt Leines, RSVP
♫ Brain-Cave Festival 2013 (4/11-4/14) @Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $12-40, Brooklyn music festival featuring the borough’s brightest and most innovative  underground/indie bands, RSVP
AbeMixture: A Storm Of Words @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comedians Liz Miele/Rob Cantrell/Justy Dodge/Lauren Ireland/Ken Jepsen and J LaLond, RSVP
♫ Diarrhea Planet / Wild Yaks / Flagland @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

FRIDAY 4/12

♦ Aura @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, a collection of watercolor + ink works by Amanda Brown, RSVP
♦ Death In Flesh @ Laundry Lung Gallery (67 West Street, Suite #214) Opening Reception 7-9pm, featuring the ink works of Emma Kohlmann and photography by Caroline Schub, curated by Nicole Aiello, RSVP
Static @ Calico Gallery (67 West St #206, Brooklyn) Opening Reception 7-9pm, works by Elana Adler and Hannah Lamar Simmons, RSVP
♫ Wavves / Fidlar / Cheatahs @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, More Info

SATURDAY 4/13

*Greenpointers Spring Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, Drink, Eat (tons of local food vendors), Photobooth, Nail Art, Live Music via Brain-Cave Festival, and Shop an impressive line up of local vendors, RSVP
• Greencycle Swap @ St. Nicks Alliance (2 Kingsland Ave), Williamsburg Beacon(88 N 11th St), Grand Street Campus (850 Grand St) noon-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned gently-used & working items, browse the selection & take as many riches as you can carry! More Info
• Reading @ Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, FREE, a poetry cabaret featuring Michelle Taransky / Emily Hunt / Caitlin Grace McDonnell & Tim Requarth on piano, RSVP
* Curatorial Talk with Lon Black @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-10pm, a visit to pre-1907 New York City with a slide show, lecture and tour of “Greetings From the City of New York.”
♫ Doldrums / Friends / Sean Nicholas Savage @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP


SUNDAY  4/14

• Ridgewood Market @ Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave) 11am, art, vintage, local crafts, food, drinks, RSVP
• Gotham Writers Workshop @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2-3pm, FREE, Join writer Shelly Oria for a fiction writing class on generating ideas and storytelling techniques, then share your work in a dynamic and supportive environment, RSVP
♫ Mmoss / Quilt / Prince Rupert’s Drops / Electric Mess @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, RSVP

MONDAY 4/15
♫ White Lung / Goosebumps / Syphilitic Lust / Boca Raton @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

TUESDAY 4/16
♫ They Might Be Giants @ Academy Records Annex (96 N. 6th Street,) 7pm, FREE, in-store set and autograph session, More Info

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#   Foodie Event

 

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Greenpointers Spring Market Preview! This Saturday (4/13)

Join us for Greenpointers Spring Market, this Saturday April, 13th (noon-6pm) at From The Source (69 West Street)!

RSVP here.

Look at all the fun that’s in store:

Drink- Mimosas, Brooklyn Brewery Beer, Boylans Soda & Cafe Grumpy Coffee!

Eat some snacks- The Brooklyn Standard Deli (mini sandwiches), Adelina’s (rice balls), Oven.ly (baked goods) and Phin and Phebes (ice cream!)

Get your photo taken! Our own Miguel from Marofoto will document your spring gorgeousness on a cool background. (Pets welcome!)

Get your nails did! Nail art provided by Frances Liang

Money raised from drink, food and activities goes toward our Writer’s Fund! 

Listen to some sweet tunes! The market is playing host to 3 Brain-Cave Festival acts!
Viento
Jon Mizrachi
Backwords

Shop! Pick up some treasures from the following local artisans:

A Good LHOOQ- Accessories (reusable vinyl wine bags!)
Pumpkinseed Jewelry- hand-engraved vintage items from jewelry to flasks
M.N. Davis & Son -Canvas Tote Bags feature original designs that are hand printed in Greenpoint
Satoko Nobe Jewelry- Jewelry made from hand carved wax models
Penny Rocket- Glass work
Mayunina- Apparel, accessories & home decor hand crafted by artisans from Central & South America.
Art by Ken- Marios Bro inspired prints, iphone cases and t-shirts
Mike’s Hot Honey
Couch Sleepers Association Of North America- Lighting fixtures to international nautical flag inspired cards.
Wink and Flip- Fashion-forward upcycled earrings and necklaces
Lizzy Designs- Hand done unique illustrations drawn on Moleskin Cahier notebooks
Yana Rodin- hand knitted accessories with high quality yarn and leather
Tap Roots Organic- Small batch natural body products
Top Shelf Premium Vintage- Well curated mens and women vintage clothing
Jessy’s Peruvian Pastries- Peruvian Alfajores and Baked Empanadas
QEllis Design- Industrial pipe tap forms re-purposed as high detail candles
AVPdesigns- atypical objects inspired by natural and industrial landscapes
O Live Brooklyn - single varietal extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars
Caroline Fidel Prints- hand-printed greeting cards, decorative pieces, and fine art prints
Eric Brewer Immel Photography- Photography
K. Hansen- Jewelry inspired by the organic lines of nature and the elegant geometry of early 20th century art and architecture
Pepper Gomane Jewelry- Mixing a variety of jewelry making methods with the use of mixed metals and sometimes vintage embellishments
Ayaka Hara- Intricate dried flower home decorations and jewelry
Ink & Sword- Woodcut and Linocut prints
Life with Tigers- Gifts and Toys, one-of-a-kind and made by hand from original designs and patterns
Your Secret Admiral- Handmade books, paper goods, drawings and prints
Cinnamon Girl Granola- Artisanal, cast iron granola, using 100% pure organic maple syrup
Anna Semerdjian- Deserts
Artists & Revolutionaries- Eco-friendly fashion
Sophie’s Selection- Jewelry
Love Hue Studios- One-of-a-kind handmade functional artwork and housewares
Dea Dia- Hand-selected raw crystals and gemstones, delicate wire wrapping and bold geometric design
Bacchanal Sauce- Locally made hot sauce, this pepper sauce is pure sweet fire!

Stay tuned to our friends at Krrb to see what’s in store for April 13th!

Keep it local Greenpoint!

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Brain-Cave Festival Invades Greenpoint (4/11-4/14): Interview With The Organizers

Greenpointers could not be more excited to welcome Brain-Cave Festival (4/11-4/14) to the neighborhood this year! We admire founder Luis Velasquez (CaraBella Presents) and co-producer Gabo Rodriguez (Supercrush Studio) and jumped at the chance to team up with them again (past events have included CMJ Showcase and Fuck Off Sandy Benefit)!

In addition to a packed 4 day festival at Europa (98 Meserole Ave), the Greenpointers Spring Market (4/13) will play host to 3 Brain-Cave acts, for FREE!

Remember to get your tickets early! (4 day pass and single day passes available)

We interviewed Luis and Gabo and picked a few shows we are extra excited about:

GP: Can you tell us how Brain-Cave Festival came to life and how the festival is structured?
Luis: I started Brain-Cave with Justin Stivers (former member of the Antlers) back in April 2011, at Shea Stadium in Bushwick. I wanted to bring-out and pay respect to Brooklyn’s artists from all mediums that represent the culture of this neighborhood.
Gabo: This year, we’re planning a 4-day multimedia experience, that includes most forms of art and entertainment. We want people’s senses to be stimulated at all times.

GP: Explain the partnership with Carabella and Supercrush. How do you guys know each other and why are you working together?
Gabo: We met by chance but, one might say it was fate. Luis is part of the art collective, Art Pussy. They were planning a 2-day festival in Puerto Rico, his mother’s native homeland. They contacted me for one of the artist I book for, and we started talking about the festival. I’m also Puerto Rican, so I was really interested in the festival they were trying to produce. Being that we both had the same interests in producing something beautiful for the island, we both decided that it would be a good idea that I go help out. I did, and from then on we’ve been working together!
Luis: I think we’re both honest and true to ourselves when we do something. That’s an important quality to have when you’re trying to create any type of art.

GP: Brain-Cave moves to different hoods ever year. Why Greenpoint this year? Did you have any other parts of Brooklyn in mind?
Luis: We chose Greenpoint because, similar to the festival, it’s a neighborhood that’s always changing. Greenpoint has a lot of history. Also, my brother was born in Greenpoint, so there’s a lot of personal history there, as well.

GP: Europa?! What should we expect?
Luis: A dark cavernous space that will mess with your senses.

GP: The flyer artwork is rad. Who is the artist?
Luis: The artwork was done by Abbey Ley. She’s an amazing illustrator, with a lot of history in the indie-DIY scene.

GP: How did you curate the bands?
Luis: We both did a list of all the artists that we respect and would love to see live. We combined them, and saw which ones would do great together. It’s definitely a work of collaboration.

GP: How many people are you expecting? 
Gabo: We hope the whole neighborhood shows! 

GP: Who are some of the big headliners of the festival?
Gabo: We consider all the artists headliners, and we’re excited to see all of them! Here are links to most of the artists! - Check-out the full Brain-Cave Festival 2013 Line-Up, here!

Greenpointers: Some of our personal faves are:
(all shows held at Europa except for shows held at the Greenpointers Spring Market)

Thursday, April 11th 
Gunfight!
Eula
The Suzan

April 12th 
J.Viewz

April 13th -Greenpointers Spring Market
Viento
Jon Mizrachi
Backwords

April 13th – Europa
Monogold
Ice Cream

April 14th
Black Cobra

GP: Where will you be grabbing a beer when you are done working?
Luis: Beloved is definitely like a second home to me. They treat me like family there.
Gabo: Diamond Bar is definitely great for a chill beer spot. But, I’ll probably be hanging with Luis all weekend, so, Beloved it is!

 

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Martinis and Oysters With The Brooklyn Label (4/7)

Wash away winter with martini’s and oysters this Sunday April, 7th from 7-9pm, with Brooklyn Label (180 Franklin St).

$3o gets you a flight of 3 cocktails and 9 oysters!  Secure your reservation by purchasing your ticket in advance and receive a voucher for a free cocktail or appetizer on your next visit. Buy Tickets here

Gin for the cocktails will be provided from Greenpoint’s own Greenhook Ginsmith and tasty crustaceans from Widow’s Hole Oysters Co.

More Info and RSVP

Sponsored Post Courtesy of Brooklyn Label.

 

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