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Nitehawk Cinema September 2014 Preview

I’m a big fan of Nitehawk Cinema. It’s one of my favorite places to go. You can see great films, eat great food, and enjoy great beverages – at the same damn time. Since I often share information about their events, I thought it would be fun to start doing a monthly preview. Here’s a look at what will be playing in September. Continue reading

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Greenpoint Open Studios is Seeking Artists & Sponsors!

The deadline to participate in Greenpoint Open Studios (10/3-5) is only a few days away. We have over a hundred artists already signed up and we are looking forward to a really successful event! If you are a Greenpoint artists and you haven’t signed up, what are you waiting for? It is totally FREE! SIGN UP NOW!

In order to keep Greenpoint Open Studios free to artists and to the public we are relying on donations from local businesses and individuals.

If you are a local business and would like to sponsor Greenpoint Open Studios, please email artsingreenpoint (at) gmail [dot] com.

Local businesses who are already on board include: Alter, Dirck the Norseman, Paulie Gee’s, Brouwerij Lane, Java Studios, Cato’s Army Navy, Silk Road Cycles, Gowanus Open Studios, Green Desk & Five Leaves.

If you are an art lover who wants to help make this event happen, kindly make a donation via paypal to Greenpoint Open Studios in the amount of $25.

100% of funds raised will be used for organizing the event and creating the printed materials for the weekend.

Thanks in advance for your help and support!

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No More Pink Boxes: Where to Sell & Donate Your Clothes

Scam Box on Driggs Avenue

Many “charity”” boxes are a sham. Your closet is overflowing. Perhaps crochet crop tops and your old high school gym tees aren’t part of your wardrobe repertoire any longer. Here’s some places and bins to unload it all.

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On view now at Cafe Grumpy: “The American Lens” by Jeremy Fink

An exploration of the iconic ©Jeremy Fink

If you ask yourself the deep questions before your morning coffee, head over to Cafe Grumpy on 193 Meserole to get your cup of Joe and slice of America while Jeremy Fink’s project The American Lens is up. What makes an icon? Where is this country headed? What’s happening to immigration reform? Am I really eating a biscuit made with kale + pinenuts + gruyere? Continue reading

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‘Larry And Friends’—A Storybook For Kids of All Ages

What happens when two New York transplants—a writer and an illustrator—feel that New York is as much their home as do its natives? They join creative forces to write a children’s book about immigration, called Larry and Friends.

Meet Larry, the juggler from Brooklyn ©Jaspar/Torres

Larry and Friends is a modern treatment of a people desirous of something different in a country other than their own. Continue reading

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TONIGHT! Brooklyn Collage Collective closing party

"Forces" Paper Collage, 7"x11" by Daniel Greer (2014) ©Daniel Greer

The Brooklyn Collage Collective (BCC) is back with its 3rd installment of the year. While they had an opening reception last week, they have a closing party tonight at 7:30pm with DJs, drinks, and food. Continue reading

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New Parents: Shake, Rattle and Roll at the Greenpoint Rattled Expo!

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Find out about the best baby products at Rattled Expo!

NYC’s raddest baby + family fair,Rattled Expo, will take place in Greenpoint on Sunday, August 24! Combining an eclectic mix of eco-friendly baby products, modern ideas and services for new parents, Rattled Expo is a unique event for young, urban families who appreciate eco-conscious, stylish, locally made goods.

The carefully curated marketplace will include new/vintage kids’ clothing, nannies, playgroups, doctors, music/art lessons, schools, handmade toys, diaper services, doulas and more!

Kids (and perhaps some adults) will enjoy free face painting from Brooklyn Balloon Company and an open juice bar courtesy of Bundle Organics. Food samples, live music, games and raffle prizes all day!!!

Adults $5, Kids free! The Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, Sunday August 24, 12pm-4pm; Rattled Expo

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Warm Your Bones at the Moonlight Mile

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Meet friends old and new at The Moonlight Mile on Franklin Street!

It’s fun to cheer a new local business on, so we thought we’d check in on Greenpoint’s whiskey and cocktail joint, The Moonlight Mile. Five months in, I found that the bar has grown to include even more of what makes it great– expert cocktails, carefully selected whiskey, music, and community.

The Moonlight Mile is a rare space in which the bar is not only responding to the customers needs, but works to include the customer in every aspect of their service and setting. The Moonlight Mile is centered around creating community and a space for neighbors to get to know each other. This is in part because the owners, Garry and Rebecca Embry, are Greenpoint neighbors as well as business owners, and supporting the community is what drives their decisions. There are many ways to participate beyond drinking a great cocktail, whiskey or beer. Continue reading

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Say it ain’t so! Permanent Records is closing…

One of my fondest memories as a kid was walking into my local record store—Numbers, Records and Tapes, in Jackson Heights, Queens—hard-earned allowance of sweaty dollar bills in one hand, and The Clash’s final LP, Cut the Crap in the other. It was the very first piece of music I bought and took a whole lot of swearing on my grandma’s grave (she was still alive, btw) to convince my mom the album was curse-word free.  Under her watchful eye, I ran home and listened to all 38 minutes of it with glee. After the needle went silent, all I dreamt about that night was running back to the record store to buy more music.

Most of us remember places like these—musical havens where one could get lost in a sea of albums, sample different tunes, talk with knowledgeable people who were passionate about music, and get the scoop on new groups or gigs coming out of the woodworks. At some point every town and every neighborhood had a music store to call their own. For Greenpoint, it was and will be until September 30th, Permanent Records. Continue reading

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