You may have noticed that the facade of Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) was repainted from black to a muddy maroon in order to comply with NYC Landmark Commission. What do you think of the new look?
Recently Improv Everywhere transformed Black Rabbit in Greenpoint into an 1860s bar for the ultimate time travel prank! They “worked with accomplices to invite unsuspecting friends …The bar was completely lit by candles and kerosene lanterns and was filled with actors in period dress. Beer cost pennies, and music was provided by a live band. By the end of the night, our surprised guests found themselves in the middle of an old-fashioned bar fight.
They aren’t just the best “girl band” in Brooklyn – Heliotropes are the best band – period! These ladies love Greenpoint and want to giveaway two free tickets to their Album Release Party at Glasslands - TOMORROW – June 18, 2013 at 8:30pm.
To enter: Answer the following question correctly (or incorrectly): Of which month is heliotrope the gemstone?
Deadline to enter: June 17th, 11:59pm
A winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email on June 18th.
Don’t want to risk missing out on the show? Buy tickets.
That’s right! We are putting on a Northside Show with Supercrush Studio at Coco 66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) tomorrow night – Saturday 6/15 at 8pm. It’s only $5 and these best bands are performing! I’m Turning Into / Butter The Children / Old Monk / A Bunch of Dead People / Del Guapo – RSVP!
Art exhibitions in white walled gallery spaces are often described as “too sterile.” While they serve as a blank canvas so the viewer can focus on the artwork itself, sometimes the biggest distraction is the overwhelming emptiness surrounding the work.
Repurposing a space that isn’t a gallery can create a richer context for the artwork because it develops a relationship with the surroundings and this can be a unique and unforgettable experience for the viewer.
This past weekend, curators Alexa Hoyer and Elisabeth Smolarz produced an art exhibition in a florescent lit, wood paneled old medical office on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint called “This Won’t Hurt a Bit.” It was anything but sterile. Continue reading →
Did you know that Greenpoint has a museum? Yes we do and at this time it serves as a traveling museum visiting local schools. Motiva Enterprises has donated waterfront property at the launch site of the USS Monitor so a museum could be built in the future. They are now working toward fixing the site to make it open to the public. Please visit their site for more information. www.greenpointmonitormuseum.org
¿Sabías que Greenpoint cuenta con un Museo? Sí tenemos uno y en este momento sirve como un museo itinerante visitando las escuelas locales. Motiva Enterprises ha donado propiedad frente al mar en el sitio de lanzamiento del USS Monitor para que un museo podría construirse en el futuro. Ahora están trabajando hacia la fijación del sitio para que sea abierta al público. Visite su sitio para obtener más información. www.greenpointmonitormuseum.org
Tonight, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:30pm check out Johan van der Keuken’s ‘The White Castle’ (16mm, 1973, 76 mins) at Light Industry (155 Freeman St) – $7.
A tour de force of dialectical editing, Johan van der Keuken’s The White Castle forms the middle segment of his “North-South Triptych” of documentaries. In this chapter, van der Keuken trains his camera on three different locales: the Spanish island of Formentara, a rural enclave in the process of becoming a tourist destination; African-American neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, where younger generations are facing poverty by embracing new forms of political organizing; and two factories in The Netherlands, one of which becomes occupied by its workers. While these three sites at first seem disparate, and their inhabitants isolated from one another, van der Keuken reveals connections among them through a complex rhyming and repetition of images.
Seating is limited, first come first serve. Doors open 7pm.
Try to take in too much at the Northside Festival and you’ll lose your mind; just putting together this guide was a harrowing experience! However, if you wander out into the wilds of the Brooklyn music circuit with no itinerary, you’ll find yourself in just as much of a state.
In addition to four days of music and five days of film, this year’s festival includes a tech conference called NExT (Northside Entrepreneurship + Technology). Although it’s nice to see that Northside–now in its fourth year–is expanding and going strong, this guide will focus on the music side of things.
Swans, Chelsea Wolfe at Warsaw, 7pm ($32): If Iceage and A Place to Bury Strangers aren’t going to be loud enough for you, go to this. Come early for Chelsea Wolfe’s spooky folk.
Kisses, Selebrities, Rush Midnight, Chad Valley, The Ice Choir at Cameo Gallery, 7:30pm ($15): If you like your “Ice” bands a little dreamier, then this is the show for you. The hotly-tipped ‘80’s throwbackers Selebrities and the pleasing electro vibe of Chad Valley should steer the night away from being too overly-twee. Continue reading →
You know you love gospel music. Secretly. Or not so secretly! Aretha Franklin? Mahalia Jackson? America’s best music has come from the gospel tradition.
Don’t you want to sing some old school gospel music in a grown-up choir? Come join us! All you need is a love of singing, the ability to clap, shout and just a pinch of soul. No prior experience or religious affiliation necessary. Not sure? Come to a rehearsal and try it out. You’ll be singing “Halleluyah!” before you know it!
This weekend (6/8-6/9) is the Grand Comics Festival from 11am-7pm at Bird River Studios (343 Grand St). Admission if FREE. There will be a ton of Brooklyn and several Greenpoint comic artists exhibiting.
Tonight, FridayJune 7th from 9-11pm, a video installation a photography exhibition called The Rink by Sarah Friedland and Ryan Joseph with music by Brian Time will be on display at Dobbin Project Space (50 Dobbin St, Storefront). RSVP.
Celebrating the New York premiere of The Rink documentary at the Brooklyn Film Festival 6:30pm, Friday June 7th at indieScreen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Rink video installation will also be on view Saturday June 8th, 8pm-11pm at Dobbin Project Space.
The Rink documentary will also screen Sunday June 9th, 4pm at Windmill Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.