WEDNESDAY 11/20 ♦ Drawing 101 @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 4-6pm, $15 Suggested Donation, Improve those eye-hand coordination skills and learn the basics of drawing, with refreshers on line weight, contrast, perspective, and composition, guided practice for beginners and seasoned artists, RSVP # Gluten Free Beer and Burger Night @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 7-10pm, $16, sip on cider and a gluten free beer called Plasma (interesting name…), and Margabuchas (kombucha mixed drinks), and fight the pesky enemy of your digestive system, RSVP • No Man’s Land Launch Party @ Good Co. (10 Hope St) 7pm, FREE, celebrate the launch of this western storytelling app with happy hour (until 8pm), live music by Chase King of Slow Country, and a demo, RSVP ♫ Tyburn Saints / The Howlin’ Houndogs / Ray Mazza / Tiny Hazard / Relatives / Names of War / Our Griffins @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $7, BUY TIX ♫ Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Show @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $7 adv/ $10 door, All proceeds benefit grassroots organizations in the Philippines, with music from Ava Luna / Rebel Diaz / Celestial Shore / Eartheater, RSVP, BUY TIX, DONATE Continue reading →
We are offering two GIFT TERRARIUM workshops with Claire in the loft during our Holiday Market on 12/8/13. Learn to create gorgeous woodland plants terrariums and take home two gift sized mason jar terrariums. A gift for a friend and one to keep! Self-giving is very important during the crazy holiday time and terrariums are gifts that keep on giving!
*$45, Includes plants, materials and beer! (Space is limited.)
The artisan economy is here and chances are you’re part of it. If you put a personal touch to the service you provide or the product you produce, you’re a 21st century artisan. As an artisan, you’ve got a passion for what you do, but can you turn that passion into profit and create long-term success?
Business growth is all about CHANGE and that’s why so many businesses never grow. Owners often stay busy all day, but never make the CHANGE from being a skilled artisan to a savvy entrepreneur. That CHANGE is the key to building a successful business. It arises through gaining CLARITY in your role and in your vision, building a COMMUNITY for support, and creating a COURSE OF ACTION for growth.
Whether you’re just starting out or a few years in, this program will take you through that CHANGE and get you from where you are to where you want to be.
You want to challenge your fear of growth
You’re full of great ideas and need a plan to execute them
You want to compete with big business
You want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
You want to commit to building a business that supports your life and offers you stability
..then this program is for you. I’ve worked with numerous business owners, and a wide variety of businesses, to help them successfully make that CHANGE. I can help you too!
During this program, we’ll create a comprehensive road map for growth, making sure your values and vision are clearly defined and that all of the strategies we build serve your mission. We’ll outline all of the systems you’ll need to put your new plan into practice. And most importantly, we’ll develop your leadership role. Great strategies and a clear road map will get you nowhere if you don’t have the leadership skills to communicate your vision, build committed teams, inspire your customers, and claim your space in the marketplace. You’ll be learning right along side other business owners in your community, so you can build relationships to support your growth long after our class ends.
Growing a business takes courage to put yourself out there, it also takes commitment and dedication to make it work. I know you’ve got what it takes, so let’s get started! This program is offered in both a private or group setting.
Sign up by December 1, 2013 and get a free 60 minute private coaching session with Holly. Just enter “GREENPOINTERS” in the registration promo code.
Photographers and filmmakers, your lives are about to get a little easier. CSI Rentals is opening a new location in Bushwick where you can rent pro cameras, lenses, gels, video equipment and sound gear. Just to clarify, CSI:Miami is not coming to Bushwick, although it really should.
The Grand Opening will take place tonight from 5-7:30pm and will feature live demos of the latest from Sony HD Cinema (camera nerds, go wild), shooting and work flow samples, and as the flyer states (in caps) “FREE GIFTS FOR ALL.” What will these gifts be? We have no idea, but my best guess is a rental coupon or maybe a camera strap? CSI also promises that you will meet friends. So if you want friends, a new camera strap, and some free snacks, this could be the night that changes your life 4EVER. The new location is at 1138 Flushing Avenue, between the Morgan and Jefferson L stops.
Seriously though, it’s about time we had a place to rent equipment locally, since the hood has become home to so many professional photographers, filmmakers, and artists, as well as photo studios, sound stages, and galleries. Also it’s worth it to note that they have a delivery option, for the super lazy or super busy among us (could go either way on this one).
If you were reading Greenpointers last week or keeping up with the news in general, you probably haven’t been able to shake a general feeling of shock and horror in the wake of the tragic triple murder-suicide that happened in an unassuming East Williamsburg apartment just after midnight on Monday. Arash Farazmand (27) and Soroush Farazmand (28), brothers and members of the local indie band, The Yellow Dogs, were killed, as well as their friend and fellow musician, Ali Eskandarian (35).
Tonight Brooklyn Bowl is hosting a tribute show and fundraiser in memory of the three victims. All of the proceeds (100%) will go to the families of those killed, the hospital bills for Sasan Sadeghpourosko, the bandmate who was injured in the shooting, and the two surviving members of the band. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are still available for $15-$30.
The memorial will feature performances from Nada Surf, Habibi, James Chance of the Contortions, Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic, Dirty Fences, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, Shirin Neshat, and Hamish Kilgour of The Clean. There will also be DJ sets from Paul Banks (Interpol), Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), Jonathan Toubin, Nick Offer (of !!!), Sinkane, The Men, and more.
The victims were all expatriates who fled Teheran to pursue freedom of expression, in search of a place where they could perform their music, free of political constraints. Several months ago, Arash Farazmand became the last member of the band to be granted political asylum. But despite the way the story is being reported in the mainstream media, the band’s Iranian roots did not define their identity as artists.
Don’t miss out on an unforgettable one night only performance and three course dinnerat the Warsaw on Sunday, November 24th, 2013. Chaz Black Promotions presents “Of Sound Mind & Dead Body,” a murder mystery performance and three course dinner performed by The Murder Mystery Company that is sure to be an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced in Greenpoint before!
Tickets are $65 per person, which includes a three-course dinner and can be purchased at the Warsaw, Tuesdays through Sunday after 6pm or by calling (347) 915-9092. Reservations are required to attend and guests are asked to arrive by 5pm and the event will begin at 6pm. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Of Sound Mind & Dead Body, November 24th, 2013 at 5pm
* Daddy’s Handmade Treasures @ Daddy’s (435 Graham Ave) SATURDAY 11/16, 1-6pm, FREE, Shop for gifts from 13 local and national vendors at this love-filled pop-up shop, while enjoying spiced drinks, tarot readings, and hot dogs from the shiny new stand, highlights include jewelry made from real fruit and candy (yummm) from Glitterlimes BK , laser cut textile kits & designs from Flowerclouds , gorgeous hand-made knits from Liz Collins, silk cashmere and wool scarves from J VanSuch, recycled fingerless gloves from Elisabethan, handsome men’s ties from Sovereign Bech, and DJ Knife Fight spinning 45s all day (plus many, many more), RSVP
WEDNESDAY 11/13 ♦ Digital Arts Lecture Series: R. Luke DuBois “Sex, Lies, and Data Mining” @ Pratt (Myrtle Hall Lecture Rm 4D-3, 4th Fl) 12:45-1:45pm, FREE, DuBois (composer, artist, & performer) will discuss his ongoing project, which culls data from online dating profiles and maps it according to geographic location, RSVP * HOW LITTLE BIG IS Kickstarter Wrap Party @ In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) 6-9pm, Celebrate the success of this local documentary project on kickstarter with original artwork from the subject of the film as well as Amelia Bauer / Tracy Trimmins / Dan Funderburgh / Debra Mintz, with an open bar from BK Brewery and Thorny Rose Winery, RSVP • GCEF Public Workshop @ Dupont Street Senior Center (80 Dupont St) 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, learn about the GCEF application process for environental improvement projects, while networking with other applicants, don’t forget to sign up in advance,More Info ☺ Heavy Metal Laser Plane @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Stand up from Seaton C SMith / Michelle Wolf / Lucas Connolly / Nate Fridson, RSVPContinue reading →
In case you still haven’t heard, Greenpoint is getting $19.5 million in funding from Exxon Mobile in retribution for that little (huge) oil spill that polluted our soil and waterways many years ago. The best part of this whole settlement is that the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund has opened up the floor to proposals from locals (that’s YOU) who have projects in mind to improve the neighborhood’s environmental landscape, as well as education and awareness about environmental concerns. You don’t have to be an environmental scientist or urban planning expert to apply–you just need to have an idea for creating a meaningful impact.
The next workshop/networking event is taking place on Wednesday 11/13, from 6:30-8:30pm. Reserve your spot HERE.
From the GCEF: The workshop will provide prospective applicants with a broad overview of the grant program, the online system, and elements of a successful application. Immediately following the workshop, there will be a networking event where attendees can meet and network with others interested in working together on a project proposal for GCEF funding — including community members who may have similar project ideas as well as technical experts who have know-how to offer to a project.
The holiday season is approaching and we are bringing you our biggest and best Holiday Market to date on Sunday December 8, 2013 from 1-7pm at 67 West St, 5th Fl.
Our new and even more gorgeous location at Greenpoint Loft is in the same building (just hop on the elevator up to the 5th floor) with sweeping views of Brooklyn and NYC in a 6000 sq. ft. loft and over 70+ talented local crafters, artists, makers, plus plenty of delicious food and beverages to get you going for the winter season.