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Guacamole-Off at Diamond Bar (05/31)

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Hoarding a secret guac recipe that your friends have been coveting for years? The time has come to let it reap you some extra glory….at Diamond Bar‘s Guac-Off this Sunday!

The avocado showdown is part of a fabulous Taco and Ceviche pop-up hosted by local caterer The Fury, and the competing guac will be served up alongside tacos from 2-4pm. Diners will then vote for their favorite, ultimately crowning one contender Guacamole Master Extraordinaire (and earning them a glittering prize!!)

Anyone wishing to enter the guac-off should email Dave: dave@thediamondbrooklyn.com

To take part, just make up a standard serving (approx 3 avocados) and take it along on the day. Diamond will take care of the rest.

Taco and Ceviche Pop-Up with Guacamole contest is this Sunday May 31st at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin Street)

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Plant Magic comes to Prospect Park this Saturday (5/30)

Plant-Magic-IG_525pxConnect with wild plants in Brooklyn’s oldest remaining forest. Spend the morning rewilding the woodlands, planting native perennials like blue vervain, bergamot and goldenrod, grown from heritage seeds, and removing invasive plants like artemesia and burdock with Prospect Park’s expert foresters. Afterwards, enjoy a wild plant picnic from Bed Stuy Kitchen, Marlow and Sons and Four & Twenty Blackbirds. In conjunction with the Prospect Park Alliance. Limited space available. RSVP required. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Spaces book launch, Obscura Day, Menu for Mars – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/27–6/02)

https_proxyBrooklyn Spaces book launch party @ Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St), Saturday 5/30, 7pm, $10 suggested. RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook
Hi there! This is your events editor, Oriana. After more than a year of sharing everyone else’s wonderful events, this week I bring you my own: the launch party for my book Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity. It’s going to be a wild night, with a punk/folk banjo player, a 50-woman AfroBrazillian drumming troupe, a renegade brass band, a flaming saxophone, aerialists, a photo show, food trucks, and more. Come!

11295876_962384057129146_8497428144378547233_n(sponsored) Tuesday Night Recession Special @ No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave)
We are officially open on Tuesday evenings now! Tuesdays are going to be very special as we’ve decided to do a separate, special, unbelievably affordable dinner menu including Tyler’s FAMOUS fried chicken, broccoli tacos, and a new favorite Elote Siete. Come out and DRINK with us because we will be stirring and shaking up delectable cocktails as always in addition to this stirring meal. More info

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11174439_678505008458_6148738831846624122_oWEDNESDAY 5/27
* Can Small Businesses Survive in North Brooklyn? @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 7pm, FREE, A policy roundtable to discuss how neighbors, small businesses, and artist-run spaces can work together, stand up for themselves, and fight for our communities, RSVP
* Voices of Brooklyn: Workers in the Vineyard of NYC @ St. Paul’s Theater (334 South 5th St) 7pm, FREE, Guitar and piano-driven music paired with stories of immigrant mothers taking care of their families and each other on the streets of Williamsburg, RSVP

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Tiki Disco, Trampled By Turtles, Force Majeure – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/20–5/26)

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10845804_646142435517564_7463211394432784641_oWEDNESDAY 5/20
♫ The Hunger (Second Course) @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Hungry March Band / Tipsy Oxcart / The Icebergs, RSVP
* Alotta Stuff @ Metropolitan Bar (559 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, Hosts Alotta McGriddles and Thorgy Thor bring you vintage and thrift treasures from their closets in a live auction, RSVP
♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down 
@ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, and rocksteady, More info

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Staring Contest, Sumo Party, Emo Night – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/13–5/19)

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10481197_10152745404635895_5066230437571905273_oWEDNESDAY 5/13
^ Paradise Bought @ Triple Canopy (155 Freeman St) 7pm, $5, A reading and discussion of the mystery genre, the difficulties of ghostwriting (and of employing ghostwriters), the free rein of capital, the concept of xenospace, and more, More info
 Another F@*#ing Group Show @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Art curated by Russell Murphy and Andrew H. Shirley, plus music from Faces of Weed / Unstoppable Death Machines / Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, RSVP
♫ RBMA Presents Raw Sound Transgressions @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, With Merzbow / Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE + Aaron Dilloway / Pharmakon / Prurient / Ron Morelli / Marshstepper / Uniform, Buy tix

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Oh Honey Plays Free Outdoor Show This Wednesday

DJ Ariella
DJ Ariella opens the free show

If you want to see how North Brooklyn culture fares in a foreign land, head down to the Brooklyn Half-Marathon pre-party taking place this Wednesday in Brooklyn Heights Park from noon to 9 pm. The Williamsburg-based folk-pop band Oh Honey performs a free set at 8:45 pm, and food trucks and graffiti artists will be present.

Party sponsors are also offering $10 to anyone who shows up with a photo ID that has a Greenpoint address, because they want to amp up the event’s cool factor. Just kidding, no paid appearances for us. Continue reading

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Dine al Fresco with Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. at BBQ Blowout (05/12)

Greenpoint_fish_bbq_blow_outLove dinner at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. but prefer to eat outside on a balmy evening? Here’s your chance…

Greenpoint’s favorite fishmonger is teaming up with Finger on the Pulse who’re hosting their first BBQ Blowout of the season this Tuesday May 12th on the sun-dappled patio at Williamsburg’s Good Company (10 Hope street).

A mere $10 will get you some magnificent grilled fish tacos with a side of fresh-made tortilla chips and salsa, as well as a Brooklyn Brewery beer and a shot of Jameson Whiskey. Barginzz! The event runs from 7.30pm-10.30pm.

Advance tickets are $10 and are available here, or can be purchased on the door for $15.

Let the summer of the great Brooklyn BBQ commence!

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Awkwafina, Lucha Lubre, IlluminArias – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/06–5/12)

4672d9a161e08320e88e1669e9e5adba(sponsored) Dina Gadia: Non Mint Copy Opening Reception
Owen James Gallery, 61 Greenpoint Ave, Suite 315
May 8th, 6pm, FREE
Dina Gadia is a mixed-media artist who subverts the artifice often found in the commercial and popular culture influences in her native Philippines. Through her reuse of vintage material, Gadia reveals the inherent antagonism and prejudices applied to elements of taste, cultural imperialism, sexuality, and nationalism. More info

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520453-250WEDNESDAY 5/06
* Bullshit Olympics @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, A safe space where artists and performers gather to celebrate the pretentious highlights of their artistic and intellectual pasts, More info
^ Outer Space Is Infinite and Empty and So Am I @ Mellow Pages Library (56 Bogart St) 7pm, FREE, Readings from John Mortara / Sarah Jean Grimm / Anna Meister / Sabra Embury / Hannah Lilith Assadi / Bud Smit, RSVP
* Lucha Lubre @ Don Pedro’s (90 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, The world’s only lube-based Lucha Libre wrestling federation, More info

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One Week of Unlimited Dance, Pilates and Fitness Classes for $45 at WMAAC!

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The Williamsburg Movement And Arts Center, located at 347 Grand St (between Havemeyer & Marcy Ave) relaunches their Adult Dance Program. So much better than going to the gym- Jazz Funk, Fit Barre, African Dance, Kick My Assets Bootcamp all at WMAAC. Spring is here, the perfect time to take an energetic movement class or reconnect with yourself in a restorative body/mind Pilates Fusion class.

Offerings of Funk Ballet, Deeply Centered, Cardio TRX and Contemporary classes cater to all levels. Check out the Adult schedule at www.wmaac.com/classes. They meet you where you are and take it up from there! The May Spring Special- $45 for one week of Unlimited Adult Classes is not to be missed!

With both a morning & evening schedule, you’ll be sure to find a time that works for you. Monday night’s Jazz Funk class with Josef was a blast! Next up this week-Wednesday’s Kick My Assets (KMA) Bootcamp with Stephanie. It will be a killer but a great start to a fit body for summer.

WMAAC_logo_200pxWilliamsburg Movement And Arts Center (WMAAC)
347 Grand St (southside)
tel: 718.866.6811
wmaac.com

 

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Celebrate Independent Bookstores this Saturday (5/2)

Greenpoint's own WORD
Greenpoint’s own WORD (126 Franklin St.)

Record Store Day was two weeks ago, and by all accounts a great success. The event serves as a wonderful reminder to us to support the small independent businesses that give our neighborhood a place in the community to appreciate our passions. As a kid I used to dread the inevitable shift of conversation to music. The fact is, the cool kids knew all the cool records to talk about, and I spent far too much time with my nose in a book to keep abreast of current trends. Now, as an adult, I appreciate the little utopia I have found myself in where both records and books are considered extremely cool. And this Saturday it’s the books’ turn to be celebrated at the first ever, nationwide Indie Bookstore Day, and you better believe that North Brooklyn’s book stores will be in attendance, ready to party. Continue reading

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