Events

Happening Today!! Greencycle Swap and Book Donation Drop Off! (4/18, 1-4PM)

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Bring some! Take some!
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Let’s recycle, reuse and reduce!

MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, SHOES, BOOKS, TOYS, BICYCLES, PHONES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & ELECTRONICS. (Electronics will be accepted until 3 PM.)

Greenpoint_LibraryBook donations will also be collected for the Friends of Greenpoint Library‘s annual Book Sale on MAY 9TH. Come hungry this Saturday because the Library Friends are holding a yummy bake sale!

Cleaned, gently used and working items please. No need to bring anything to take something. Out of consideration for others, we may limit folks to the greater of 1 bag or the number of bags that you have brought to donate to the swap. All remaining items will be donated to local schools, churches, Goodwill and/or Vietnam Vets of America.

$5 suggested donation to help cover costs. Town Square is a qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution. Your donation will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the full extent of the law. For more info, please contact Town Square at 347.559.1410 or greencycle@townsquareinc.com.

Post courtesy of Friends of Greenpoint Library.

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New York’s Alright, Bad Film Fest, Collective Delusions – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/15–4/21)

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11046583_10205328279999689_3287800723280502358_oWEDNESDAY 4/15
* Sewing 101: Make a Skirt @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30pm, $85, Sewing for total beginners: you’ll leave class with a finished elastic-waisted skirt, More info
♦ Collective Delusions / Mass Hysteria @ Living Gallery (1094 Broadway) 8:30pm, FREE, A group show featuring 15 female artists involved in the punk, hardcore, noise, and underground art scenes, RSVP
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Holly’s HeART by Hand: New Art & Maker Learning Center + Shop!

Holly’s HeART by Hand (172 Greenpoint Ave) is a new art & maker learning center and handmade shop. After several years of working the market circuit, owner and long-time Greenpoint resident Holly Fairall is putting down brick and mortar roots here.

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Holly’s HeART by Hand (172 Greenpoint Ave)

The shop carries work from many local artists and fair-trade goods from global craftspeople including a beautiful collection of eco-friendly cards, jewelry, home goods, specialty foods, incense, and paper goods. In addition to all the products being ethically produced and eco-friendly, the prices are unbeatable, with an average cost of $25. If you ever need a unique gift, this is the place to go. Continue reading

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Craft Beer, Haiku, Strawberry Gin, Face Painting, Electric Wildflowers, 60+ Vendors, & more!!! Spring Market (4/26)

Spring-Market_noaddress_235pxThe late great Robin Williams once said “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!'”  So we’re thinking this year’s brutal winter overstayed its welcome as nature’s cue for a massive celebration.

Celebrate Spring with us on Sunday, April 26th, 2015, 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

We’ll have plenty of Strawberry Gin courtesy of Brooklyn Gin and craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale on the ready for toasting throughout the day. Specially brewed for this market is “Rabbit Island,” a modern New Zealand inspired pilsner with tropical fruit notes and white grape.  It will be served alongside “Fisticuffs,” a malty, creamy, easy day drinking English dark mild with hints of cocoa and bread crust.  Continue reading

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Three Local Dinner Events to Make You Drool a Tiny Bit this Fortnight

dirck_and_taxes_greenpointNow that it’s light in the evenings and actually fairly pleasant out, it’s finally time to contemplate doing fun things again. Just to ease you back into the swing of things, here’s info on three local dinner events that are worth staying out for over the next couple of weeks:

1. Dirck and Taxes

Done and dusted with your tax return? Pre-emptively spend your rebate on this five-course dinner at Dirck the Norseman (who celebrated their 1st Birthday yesterday…happy beer-day Dirck!). The evening starts with a brewery tour to help you work up an appetite, then diners sit down to enjoy five robust courses (menu above) each paired with a different delicious brew from Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. The meat-heavy menu isn’t so great for veggies, but beer-loving carnivores will be in seventh heaven!

When: Tuesday April 14th, 7pm
Where: Dirck the Norseman (7 N 15th Street)
Price: $65
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L.A.B. Brooklyn Opens this Weekend (4/11) with Artisan Goods, Fine Art, and a Trunk Show

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Tucked away in the Garden Spot of Greenpoint (144 Driggs Ave ), L.A.B. Brooklyn will be opening their doors this weekend (4/11) with a wide variety of local artisan goods and fine art. Expect an eclectic mix of goods, everything from housewares to handmade luxury bags made by veteran craftsmen as well as new comers launching their lines this spring.  Continue reading

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Tasty Reads: The Fourth Annual Food Book Fair is Happening this Weekend

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Foodie book lover? Bookish food lover? If this sounds like you then take note! The fourth annual Food Book Fair is taking place at Wythe Hotel this weekend and it’s probably right up your alley. The fabulous three day event is packed with literary events, panel discussions, delicious meals, and flavorful gatherings that the discerning foodie will not want to miss.

The weekend also plays host to the magnificent Foodieodicals festival, which shines a spotlight on some of the best independent food magazines from around the globe. The Saturday afternoon fair also puts a strong emphasis on local publications and includes stalls from Bakeri Zine, Edible Brooklyn, Diner Journal and Put a Egg on It. Tickets are only $5 and the amount of edible freebies we got at last year’s event more than covered the entrance price.

Food Book Fair runs Friday 10th-Sunday 12th April at the Wythe Hotel and you can see a complete schedule of events here. Tickets for specific events can be booked here.

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Tapeheads, Flux Thursday, Vanishing Act – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/08–4/14)

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11140353_10204885194107726_5955660928276789425_nWEDNESDAY 4/08
^ The Pitchfork Review Issue #5 Release Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Featuring contributor T. Cole Rachel in conversation with Fred Schneider of the The B-52’s, RSVP
* Tapeheads @ Richlane Social Club (595 Union Ave) 9:30, FREE, A gathering of tape collectors, labels, and enthusiasts, with cassette DJ sets by Body Building / Champagne Sequins / Yellow Maven, RSVP
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Free Concert Tomorrow (Friday, 4/3) at LOREN denim: Laura & Greg

LAURA & GREG – MUSCLE MEMORY from Laura and Greg on Vimeo.

 
Hearing about Greenpoint’s Laura O’Neill most likely conjures up images of perfect artisanal ice cream cones, and the incredible spices and flavors of Bali, brought to Brooklyn. But tomorrow (Friday, 4/3), don’t miss the opportunity to associate other words with Laura, namely denim, free drinks and indie pop. Freshly returned from SXSW, and just about to release their new album, Forever for Sure, O’Neill’s band, Laura & Greg, will be playing a free show at LOREN denim (80 Nassau Ave). Starts at 8PM.  Free adult beverages will be provided. The space is small, so don’t forget to RSVP to GreenpointApril3@gmail.com.

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Domino Effect, Flying Solo Fest, Lullaby Land – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/01–4/07)

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1974405_817187675033364_3559918305125709041_oWEDNESDAY 4/01
Domino Effect Film
Screening @ Black Bear Bar (70 North 6th St) 6:30pm, The documentary explores the process of real estate development in New York City and will be followed by a Q&A with neighborhood advocate Ryan Kounen, RSVP
^ Self-Published Reading Series @ Word Bookstore (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the rolled-up sleeves of Brooklyn’s independent writers and their crafty crafts, RSVP
♫ Rocco & Lizzy EP Release Show @ LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the Astoria duo’s EP “Something for Everyone,” RSVP
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