What’s Happening?

Greenpointers Summer Market, Total Greenpoint Immersion, The Deadly Ponies Gang – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/16–7/22)

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WEDNESDAY 7/16
* Family Day @ The Cliffs LIC (11-11 44th Dr) 10am, FREE day of climbing at one of the largest gyms in the country if you bring children age 6 to 16, More info
* The Deadly Ponies Gang 
@ Socrates Sculpture Park (21-01 Vernon Blvd) 8pm, FREE, Rooftop Films presents this docu-comedy’s international premier, More info Continue reading

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SummerScreen, Pink Noise Salon, Rubulad’s Paradise Fruit Stand – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/09–7/15)

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WEDNESDAY 7/09
* SummerScreen: Back to the Future @ McCarren Park (North 12th & Lorimer St) 6pm, FREE, With pre-movie music by Tonstartssbandht and The Dreebs presented by Showpaper, RSVP
♫ Mark Kraus @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, In his first show in three years, Mark will play songs from his upcoming record “The Depths,” RSVP

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The Art World Near You—A Weekend Adventure in Brooklyn

On view now: Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" at the Domino Sugar Refinery ©Wikipedia

Some of you have already resolved to spend the weekend by the barbeque. But for those of you commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in an art gallery, we have your weekend exhibitions right here. This Friday, July 4, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is showcasing art from multiple north Brooklyn artists (8pm-1am). This Saturday, July 5, Odetta Gallery has an opening called “Eden,” featuring five NY/Hudson Valley artists (6pm). Also, this Saturday, July 5, the Bishop Gallery is having a closing reception for “Girl on Fire” (6pm). And then, of course, this is the last weekend to see Kara Walker’s work at the Domino Sugar Refinery (Sat & Sun 11-7pm). Go! Go! Go!

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East River Fireworks Comeback, No Lights No Lycra, Great Kölsch-Off – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/02–7/08)

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WEDNESDAY 7/02
♥ The Great Reissdorf Kölsch-Off @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Watch bartenders compete to see who can pour the fastest Kranz and enjoy all the complimentary Kölsch, More info
* Stargazing with the Tipi Project @ Havemeyer Park (South 4th btw Kent & Wythe) 8pm, FREE, See the stars from the park with members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, More info
* House of Screwball’s Circus of Dreams
@ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, $5–$15, Acrobats, magicians, burlesque, and more, RSVP Continue reading

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Slutever, Heavy Metal Laser Plane, Dark Disco on the Roof – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/25–7/01)

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• Le Ferre Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting @ The Tasting Room (108 Dobbin St) FRIDAY, 6/27, 12-6pm, Come taste Italian at Greenpoint’s newest specialty food shop that is proud to welcome Luca & Giuseppe Esposito, owners of Le Ferre Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for a special in-store olive oil tasting and demonstration.

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WEDNESDAY 6/25
Summer Shake-Up @ Triskelion Arts (118 North 11th, 3rd floor) 7:30, $15, Variety show featuring dance, art, text, and movement, Buy tix
♫ Terrible Records Presents @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $10, With Soft Circle / Diamond Terrifier / Michael Beharie / VHVLRSVP Continue reading

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Make Music New York, Chouffe Fest, Bicycle Fetish Day, – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/18–6/24)

(sponsored) “Just Feel”: Glass Sculptures & Paintings by Katerina Ganchak
Java Studios Gallery (252 Java St, #308) FRIDAY 6/20, 6pm to 9pm, FREE
A series of glass sculptures and paintings, chosen to liberate from explanation, not framing them in such a widely used term as “concept.” “Feel” is an intuitive awareness, a general atmosphere of imagery or situation, and the effect it has on people. Viewers are invited to have their own unique individual experience. Presented pieces build on strong emotional figurative images, which make it possible for every human to relate. More info

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WEDNESDAY 6/18
* Crazy, Quirky, Scary, and True @ Uniondocs (322 Union Ave) 7pm, $13, A shorts program presented by Emon Hassan of Narratively, with a performance by Ken Butler and a Q&A session with filmmakers to follow, More info
* New Voices in Live Performance: Header Munging @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7:30, $20, In this mixed-media evening, Matt Romein, Sophie Sotsky, and Samuel Baumel seek to reconceptualize dance film, RSVP
* Cataclysm! @ Bizarre (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, FREE, House of Screwball presents Bushwick’s newest queer cabaret night, RSVP Continue reading

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Northside Fest, Vans House Party, Cunning Stunts – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/11–6/17)

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WEDNESDAY 6/11
* Making Spaces: Urban Interventionism & the Commons @ freespace nyc (340 Boerum St. #2) 7pm, FREE, This panel explores art and social projects that occupy, repurpose, and investigate urban spaces, (re)claiming the commons for dialogue and action, RSVP
* The Newtown Creek “Magic Lantern” Show @ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Ave) 8pm, $11, A photo slideshow and lecture presented by Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman, More info
* Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 8pm, $10, Rough House presents a darkly humorous puppet play of catastrophe, grief, and mechanical engineering, RSVP

THURSDAY 6/12
♦ B.E.A.T. Fundraiser & Art Event @ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 7pm, FREE, Art raffle, DJs, and a special guest, More info
House Party @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires / Mac Demarco / Benjamin Booker, More info
* VideoTALE: Storytelling with Video @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, FREE, With Frank Conniff /Adam Wade / Harmon Leon / David Lawson / Angel Yau, More info Continue reading

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Summer Thunder, Kite Festival, Makeshift Society – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/04–6/10)

(sponsored) Grand Comics Festival 2014 @ Bird River Studios (343 Grand St) 11am–7pm, FREE,

Meet local illustrators and designers who are both established and emerging in the field. Browse a range of comic book styles and subjects—lots to see, lots to buy! The festival is open and free to the public, More info

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WEDNESDAY 6/04
* Makeshift Society Launch Party @ Makeshift Society (55 Hope St) 9am, FREE, Visit Brooklyn’s newest shared workspace for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners, More info
* Bar Soap Brooklyn @ Northside Pharmacy (559 Driggs Ave) 5pm, FREE, Showcasing the new “Equilateral and All Natural” collection, RSVP

THURSDAY 6/05
* Moss Madness Terrarium Closeout @ Brooklyn Craft Co. (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $40, Everything you need to know to build a beautiful terrarium and keep it happy in your home, More info
* Floral Design: Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Unusual Elements @ Red Rose & Lavender (653 Metropolitan Ave) 6:30, $95, Learn the basics of floral care, what to look for when choosing flowers, and how to process flowers to maximize their shelf life, More info Continue reading

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Bushwick Open Studios, Tiki Disco, Rubulad – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/28–6/03)

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WEDNESDAY 5/28
* Artists, Writers, Dreamers, and Thinkers @ Brooklyn Art Library (103A North 3rd St) 7pm, FREE, James Gulliver Hancock, the artist behind All The Buildings in New York, shares his latest book, RSVP
* Poker Philanthropy Fundraiser @ TBA Brooklyn (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, FREE / $100 buy-in, Play Texas Hold-Em to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, More info
* 7th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival @ Spectacle Theater (124 South 3rd St) 8pm, $5, DUFF screening are infused with themes of surrealism and obsession to create a truly unique theatre experience, RSVP

THURSDAY 5/29
♦ Ginger Rivera Opening Reception @ Yashar Gallery (276 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Atmospheres and other recent works, RSVP
☺ The “Free Pizza” Pizza Show
@ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, A comedy show tribute to the greatest food on earth, featuring five short plays about pizza, More info
* Choreography @ Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave) 8pm, $15, Michou Szabo premieres a new evening length dance work created for the vaulted panoramic structure of the Knockdown Center, Buy tix Continue reading

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Meow Day, Drinking With Puppets, Hip-Hop Karaoke – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/21–5/27)

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WEDNESDAY 5/21
Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group Meeting @ LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E501) 6:30pm, FREE, NYS Department of Health will present on the final health assessment for Newtown Creek, give an update on the health outcomes review, and describe work to educate the public about fish consumption advisories in the creek, More info
Trivia Night @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 6:30pm, $25, WNET celebrates the upcoming documentary Brooklyn Best with THIRTEEN-themed trivia, More info
☺ Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, With Malwina Andruczyk / John Mahone / Brian McDonald / Alan Yaspan, RSVP
Terrariums & Tastings @ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $70, An evening of terrarium-making sampling Brooklyn-made spirits and snacks, More info

THURSDAY 5/22
* Chez Bushwick Presents Artists-in-Residence Two-Night Show @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $12, Four local emerging and established choreographers: Effie Bowen, Gabrielle D’Angelo, Mei Yamanaka, Nicole Roerick, and Stuart Shungg, Buy tix
Steady Running of the Hour Party @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7:30pm, FREE, A reading / reception / potluck / party / salon in honor of  Justin Gakuto Go’s book release, RSVP
♫ RAW: Natural Born Artists @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 8pm, $17, A multi-faceted artistic showcase featuring local, hand-picked talent, More info Continue reading

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