Tonight I will be at From The Source stringing holiday lights and setting up for tomorrow’s holiday market and just upstairs six of my drawings will be on view at two great Greenpoint galleries! As you might have noticed I am an organizer and my events always promote the work of artists, so it’s funny to be on the receiving end. (Shameless self-promotion begins here.)
While on a trip to Florida this year I picked up a Muji market set and drawing pad at the airport in order to fill in the downtime and ease my traveling nerves. I began taking photos of local signage in Gainesville and drawing them. Deep down I want to be a sign maker.
During Hurricane Sandy, drawing was the only way to get my mind off the storm and my fingers off my keyboard. I began taking screenshots of interesting images I found on instagram and drawing them. Then the obsession began, as it always does, and I began filling drawing pads. Mind you, I am a photographer!
What do you think? (I don’t know if I’m prepared for the criticism!)
• Repeal Anniversary Party @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 4pm, celebrate the anniversary of The end of Prohibition with $4 beers and $8 cocktails. • Big Terrific Comedy Sandy Benefit @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St.) 8pm, $10, Max Silvestri / Gabe Liedman / Hannibal Buress / John Mulaney / Bob Powers / Brent Sullivan, RSVP
* Oral History & Public Health: The Newtown Creek Community Health and Harms Narrative @ Columbia Law School (701 Case Lounge, 7th Fl) 6-8pm, oral historian Suzanne Snider discusses the use of community-based oral history to politicize victims of environmental injustice and to establish a collaborative public health report and map, based on the testimony of long-term residents in Greenpoint and East Williamsburg and Maspeth., More info * Private Vintage/Lingerie Sale @ (303 Kingsland Ave #3R) 6-10pm, after work private sale featuring White Dove Vintage apparel and accessories, NaïS Lingerie and wine, RSVP • KRRB Home for the Holidays Housewarming Party @ Area 17 (99 Richardson St, 2nd Fl) 7-9pm, KRRB is building a cozy apartment in their HQ and everything is for sale. Find jewelry, furniture, home decor, of both vintage and handmade, plus cider and eggnog, RSVP♥ Congeneric @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception, 7-10pm, Artwork by TFUK (Francis Christie), Proceeds donated to Rockaway Renegades for Sandy Relief ♦Wood Sculptures by Merijn Hos @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) 7-10pm, Enter a lively forest of shapes and colors, enjoy a feast of immersive sculpture and three-dimensional charm,More info ♫Sarah Neufeld, Lone Wolf, Colin Stetson, Holly Miranda @ Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave) 9pm, Free
♦ Postcards to North Brooklyn @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) a group art show to benefit St. Nicks Alliance’s, Over 100 artists have donated their vision of North Brooklyn through 4 × 6” postcards created especially for the event, More info ♦ Holiday Show @ Clay Space 1205 (1205 Manhattan Ave. Ste 2-4-1), 5-9pm, Ceramic art show, RSVP ♦ Calicornucopia @ Calico (67 West St #206) 7-10pm, an evening of wintry festivity close to 100 pieces of artwork by artists from Brooklyn and beyond, all priced at $300 or less, RSVP ♦ Booklyn Bookshop Pop-up Exhibition @ Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Fl) 7-10pm, celebrating a weekend long pop-up to celebrate the holiday season and the launch of their new online store. ♦ Year Two: Postcard Exhibition, BDay & Raffle Fundraiser @ Fowler (67 West St, #216) 7-10pm, Artists from all over have sent postcard-sized works that are $80 and under, Globular Cluster performs, local raffle, RSVP • HO HO HO & Mistletoe: Holiday Party with Self-Portrait Project @ Old Hollywood (99 Franklin St) 8-11pm, Andy Lin’s Self Portrait Project will have an Old Hollywood makeover so come dressed to impress and get your holiday photos made, RSVP ♫Gary War / Purple Pilgrims / PC Worship / Alan Watts @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 8pm, $7
SATURDAY 12/8 • Greenpointers Holiday Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, do all your local gift shopping, over 40 designers, makers and artists, DIY gift wrap, photo booth and refreshments, RSVP • ManufactureNY X Love Us Holiday Pop-Up @ The End (13 Greenpoint Ave) noon-6pm, everything is 100% Made in the USA by local designers, RSVP • NYC Beard & Moustache Competition @ Warsaw (261 Drigg Ave) 6:30pm, $15, Compete for best in 13 categories, like “styled mustache,” and “women’s most realistic.” Bands, belly dancers, raffle, drink specials and pierogies. Proceeds donated to local NYC MS Society chapter, Buy Tix
SUNDAY 12/9 • Photos with Santa to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue @ My Two Dogs Inc. (434 Manhattan Ave) 10:30am-3:30pm, $6/picture donation, raffles and prizes! Santa is back- bring your dog, your kids, the whole family and have your picture taken with Santa for a good cause, photos will be emailed. ♦ Holiday Art Auction @ (240 Broadway #303) 4-8pm, artists auction their work, silently, bids start as low as $30 bucks, all profit goes directly to the artist, Brooklyn Brewery beer!
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ SANDY BENEFIT ♦ Art Event
The second of two inaugural group art shows at Calico
ex•hib•it – noun – document or material object produced and identified in court or before an examiner for use as evidence (via Merriam-Webster) “Exhibit B” includes works by: Elana Adler, Lisa Bauer, Eric Lee Bowman, El Celso, Corey Corcoran, Thomas Dupere, Pat Falco, Kyle Garnett, Shepherd Gilhooly, Kenichi Hoshine, Vanessa Irzyk, Chris Mottalini, Kate Nielsen, Damion Silver, Hannah Lamar Simmons, Chris Smith, Will Star, and Charles Wilkin
October 19 – November 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Oct 19, 7-9pm
67 West St, #206, in the Greenpoint Terminal Building
WEDNESDAY 9/12 • Nora Ephron’s Heartburn – BK Kitchen Book Club @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30pm, $10, discuss Nora Ephron’s novel HEARTBURN and enjoy a no-pressure potluck inspired by the book (drinks provided), More info • How to Kick Ass on Kickstarter @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, Learn the tips and tricks to preparing, launching, and successfully funding your Kickstarter project, More info ♫ Indian Rebound / The Denzels / Fast Years @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm
THURSDAY 9/13 *** VOTE FOR LINCOLN RESTLER *** Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM. Polling locations. • Happy Hour @ The Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St.) 6-9pm, $5, a open house featuring wine and tapas. Learn about the history of the Shul and sign up for membership. ♫ Hard Bodies / Money Now / Nice Purse / Hard Nips @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm
FRIDAY 9/14 ♦ Heroes Opening Reception @ Small Black Door (19-20 Palmetto St., Ridgewood) 6-10pm, This show is about a different kind of hero, More info ♦ House Party @ Pierogi’s Boiler Room (177 North 9th St) 7-10pm, a full-scale, participant activated installation by Andrew Ohanesian, a spatially accurate, quintessentially American suburban home opened up to the public for a house party on the opening night of the exhibition, More info ♫ Merchandise / Rosenkopf / Siamese Twins / Dream Affair @ Saint Vitus (1110 Manhattan Ave ) 8pm, $12
SATURDAY 9/15 ♥ Instagram Photo Walk @ (Greenpoint Ave and Manhattan Ave) 12pm, Instagram NYC is hosting an instawalk in our hood! Come meet other greenpoint instagrammers, take photos and explore the neighborhood together. TAG #GREENPOINT_WALK @GREENPOINTERS • Newtown Creek Armada @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (Paidge Ave & Provost St) 1-4pm, FREE, an art installation that invites the public to explore the creek, visitors will pilot a fleet of artist-made, miniature, remote-control boats along the creek’s surface, More Info • Williamsburg Garden Walk (558 Metropolitan Ave) 2-5pm, a free,self guided tour of private gardens in Williamsburg, Maps available for pick-up at Crest, More info ♦ Fair Touching Opening Reception @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, Sam Martineau solo exhibition, More info ♦ Wearables Opening Reception @ Real Fine Arts (673 Meeker Ave) 7-10pm, Artwork by Nicolas Ceccaldi, More info ♫ Beach Day / Jangula / Life Size Maps / O-Face / The Ne’er Do Wells @ 171 Lombardy, 8pm, $7
*** Sunday – Saturday 9/16-9/22 Et cetera 2012 @ Public Assembly ***
A week of art, talks, films, comedy, learning, music and dancing.
SUNDAY 9/16 • Kings County Corn Bowl @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 2-5pm, $15, music, raffles, corn cook-off to benefit Food Bank of NYC, More info • Brew n’ Chew @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 3-5pm, a kick-ass homebrew/food pairing event. Taste brews and snacks of six competing teams and vote for your favorite! Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the New York Harbor School, Buy Tix • CKTV @ Tandem Bar (236 Troutman St) 10pm, Cleopatra’s with artist Chris Rice, presents CKTV, an interactive video screening for one night at Tandem Bar in Brooklyn. Including works from over 50 Brooklyn based (and inspired), each have produced a unique karaoke video made to accompany a tune of their choosing, More info
MONDAY 9/17 • Hustle Harder: Get Paid For Your Creativity Class @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 7-9pm, $25, the creative mind is usually always faced with two great tasks: making quality artwork and finding ways to profit from it. But it can be done, and it must be done! 10% Off with Code Greenpointers, Buy Tix
TUESDAY 9/18 ♦ Sumi-e Workshop @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 6:30pm, In this workshop we will learn the principles and techniques of the ancient tradition of Sumi-e Painting. Sumi-e is a Japanese term meaning “ink painting.” • Photoshop 101 @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 7-9pm, $30, learn the fundamentals to using the design program Photoshop, including layers, tools, and editing practices, 10% Off with Code Greenpointers, Buy Tix • Very Short Sentences with Verlyn Klinkenborg @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Get writing advice from author and New York Times editorial board member Verlyn Klinkenborg! He’ll give tips and tricks, take questions, and discuss the recommendations in his new book, Several Short Sentences about Writing. ♫ Band of Horses @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 8pm, 2 Free Tix with Album Pre-Order
WEDNESDAY 9/19 • That’s What She Said: Conversations with Women Writers & Comics @ Public Assembly (70 No. 6th St) 7-9pm, FREE, Glennis McCarthy, of the Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy (G.L.O.C), will moderate a panel discussion with women navigating the worlds of both comedy and literature, More info
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
We’ve received feedback from users subscribed to the RSS feed. They are sad because the feed emails posts the following day, so when they receive “What’s Happening?” on Thursdays they’ve missed the awesomeness from the previous night. Now “What’s Happening?” will list Wed- Wed happenings. Hope it helps!
There is so much art happening in Greenpoint - it’s insane!
WEDNESDAY 9/5 ♦ Flora e Fauna: Exhibition of Botanical Drawings by KT Smail @ Nights & Weekends (1 Bedford Ave) 6-9pm ♦ James Bellizia Opening Reception @ Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) 7-9pm ♦ Do It Awake @ The Heliopolis Project (154 Huron St.) 7-10pm, More info • Gabrielle Bell and Julia Wertz, in conversation with Jami Attenberg @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Comics artist and Greenpoint local Gabrielle Bell will launch her new graphic novel The Voyeurs with artist Julia Wertz followed by a conversation with novelist Jami Attenberg.
THURSDAY 9/6 • Fashion Night Out Greenpoint ♦ Red Left Blue Right @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, Double Triple is presenting a show of art and design for red/blue 3-D glasses, cocktails, snacks, music, 3-D photo booth, More info ♫ Bust Magazine Issue Release Party @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, Free music from Mannequin Pussy, Leda & DJ set from Permanent Wave ♫ Dinowalrus / Xray Eyeballs / Life Size Maps / Grand Resort / Psychobuildings @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $4
FRIDAY 9/7 ♦ This Is How My Brain Works @ Radiator Gallery (10-61 Jackson Ave, LIC) 6-8pm, 16 artists who practice collage ranging from works on paper to video, sculpture, books, photography ♦ 744 Hr Photo & Tanning @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, Choit will continue her practice of utilizing a modified UV-light-emitting tanning bed as a photographic tool, further exploring her interest in the effect of photochemical processes on found objects. ♦ Odd Job @ Fowler Arts (67 West St, #216) 7-10pm, An exhibition of new work by artists Ted Carey, Jacob Goudreault, and Simon Slater. Painting in the 21st century is an odd job. With no rules or boundaries, how does one beat a path to new possibilities? ♦ Malado Baldwin Opening Reception @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, a retrospective ♫ Ava Luna / Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / Lost Boy? / Indian Rebound @ Living Bread Deli (2 Knickerbocker Ave) 8pm, $10
SATURDAY 9/8 ♦ Newtown Creek Armada Opening Ceremony @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (50 Paidge Ave at Provist St) 1-4pm, Visitors to The Armada will pilot a fleet of artist-made, miniature, remote-controlled boats along the surface of the Newtown Creek while documenting the hidden world of its waters using waterproof cameras and microphones, More info • Samantha Pleet X Wolverine Pop Up Shop @ In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) 6-10pm, Special SP x Wolverine shoe pre-order, Bonny boots on sale, goodie bags, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Brewery brews, and Samantha’s Pie Faces. ♫ Noon / Foster Care / Pink Reason @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St) 4-8pm, Free ♫ Octant / Backwords / Starlight Girls / Zula / Ping Pong @ Party XPO (929 Broadway, Bed-Stuy) 9pm, $6
SUNDAY 9/9 Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint @ CitiStorage (5 N 11th St @ Kent Ave) 1-5pm, an outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor to benefit the building of the Northside Town Hall, featuring sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries, along with live music and more, Buy Tix • Some like It Cold – Soup Competition @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 5-8pm, It’s free to compete! It’s $10 to judge and eat! Mezcal Cocktails, more info ♫ The Shivers @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, Free
WEDNESDAY 9/12 • Nora Ephron’s Heartburn – BK Kitchen Book Club @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) $10, discuss Nora Ephron’s novel HEARTBURN and enjoy a no-pressure potluck inspired by the book (drinks provided), More info
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
WEDNESDAY 8/15 • VCR Party @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 10pm, $10, The Found Footage Festival and TV Carnage are proud to announce the fourth installment of their wildly unpredictable and wildly popular monthly comedy show, VCR Party, in New York, More info
THURSDAY 8/16 • Toy Story 3 & Music By Blue Sour (for kids) @ East River State Park (No. 8th St & Kent Ave.) 6:30pm, FREE ♫ Cursive/ Titus Andronicus/ Love as Laughter/ Joyce Manor @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE ♫ Nude Beach/ Swearin’/ Golden Clouds/ Yogurt Brain @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $7
♦ Open Lab @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) Opening 7-10pm, the culmination of a month of work at REVERSE SPACE, during which six emerging artists use the 1010 sq ft gallery space and convert it into their own work-stations, more info ♫ Jane’s Addiction/ Die Antwoord @ Williamsburg Park (50 Kent Ave) 6:45pm, $49.50 ♫ Doll Fight/ Laura Stevenson/ Wojcik/ Leda @ Death By Audio (49 So. 2nd St) 8pm, $7
SATURDAY 8/18 • Global Carnival and Capoeira Adventures @ McCarren Park, 11am-noon, Carnival showcases the best dances and music from around the world. Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics, performances last an hour. • Japanese Knife Forging @ Smorgasburg (27 N. 6th St.) 11am-3pm, Free, In partnership with the Japanese Culinary Arts Network (J-CAN) and Kikuchi Knives, three master knife craftsmen will be visiting the U.S. and demonstrating time-honored knife making methods at Smorgasburg, as well as knife engraving. • Brunch Cocktails with Peter Joseph @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2pm, for those bored with Bloody Marys and mimosas, Peter Joseph offers his book Boozy Brunch, containing more than a hundred drink recipes, plus food pairings and brunch trivia. ♫ Unstoppable Death Machines/ Filthy Savage/ The Psyhed/ EulaBig Ups/ The Numerators/Yeah Well Whatever @ XPO 929 (929 Broadway) 7:30pm, $8 ♫ RUB-A-DUB COMBINATION: A Reggae Dance @ Public Assembly (70 N 6th St) 10pm, $5, DJs Prince Polo & Q-Mastah spinning the best roots reggae, dancehall, and dub, RSVP
SUNDAY 8/19 ♫ Gunfight!/ Family Photos/ The Rotaries/ The Hague @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St.) 8:30pm, FREE
MONDAY 8/20 • Words by the Water @ Transmitter Park, 7pm, Akashic Books Night, featuring Shira Nayman, Elizabeth Nunez, and Kevin Holohan
TUESDAY 8/21 • Watercolor on Prepared Paper Workshop @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 6:30-9:30pm, this workshop allows the artist to experiment with watercolor while being able to get the white of the paper back by simply wiping it away! • Drink to Linc! – Party for Lincoln Restler’s Reelection @ Bellweather (594 Union Ave) 7pm, Lincoln is facing an exceptionally tough reelection race as State Committeeman / District Leader for Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Fort Greene. Vito Lopez and the Brooklyn Democratic Machine are doing everything they can to defeat Lincoln on September 13, 2012. RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
I already told you about a great project called PaperJam at Figment NYC, which is happening this weekend on Governors Island. I want to introduce to you another amazing project called The Puzzle Project by an amazing Greenpointer named Tim Kelly.
The Puzzle Installation & Collaborative Project is a huge traveling group art exhibition that continues to grow. It originated at the Monmouth County Arts Council, but the project gained such popularity and momentum among art and community organizations, like our own Greenpoint YMCA, and schools throughout the US and abroad that it’s become Tim’s full-time gig, which is completely self-funded. When you see the scale of this project you will wonder what fuels him.
When you meet Tim you will quickly understand it is his genuine love for art and his passion for sharing that love that gives him the energy to manage this huge endeavor.
Greenpointers Gallery Tour Participating Galleries:
• Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Fl) AWKHOLD #2: Exhibition + Edition Release Artwork by Sam Kalda, Annemieke Beemster Leverenz, Andrew Liang, Aimee Lusty, Becca McCharen, Asa Osbourne, Jan Razauskus, Jason Roy, Ryan Jacob Smith, Crystal Stokowski, Christine Tillman, and Erin Womack. With guest curator Jason Kachadourian, More info
• Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Cars & Drivers Artwork by Subtexture, More info
• Camel Art Space (722 Metropolitan Ave) First Truth Artwork by: Gina Beavers, Megan Hays, Sara Hubbs, Janelle Iglesias, Sara Jones, Siobhan McBride and Danielle Mysiliwiec, More info
• Camel Artspace (722 Metropolitan Ave) PROJECT Space: Yuka Otani, More info
• Causey Contemporary (92 Wythe Ave) Mesmer Eyes Artwork by Kathy Goodell, More info
• TheCeeflat Gallery (988 Manhattan Ave) I am Human Artwork by Mandy Gor & Kevin Corcoran, More info
• Eat (124 Meserole Ave) Pottery and Tea: Reviving Ancient Traditions Artwork by: Arla Bascom & Jordan Colón
• Forgotten City (67 West St #220) Forgotten City Artwork by: Noah Sparkes, Alison Corrie, Morgan Sheasby, Ryan Crozier-Piguet, Nicole Fulmer, Shawn Foulis
• Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St #216) Buy Local Artwork by: Susan Fang, Maria Rajewski, Samuel Stabler, Brian Willmont, More info
• From The Source (69 West St) Through Archtypes Artwork by: Alison Corrie, Allison Maletz, Matthew Trvyge Tung
• James Dinerstein (1205 Manhattan Avenue, Room 1-2-4) Newtown Creek Series Artwork by James Dinerstein, More info
• Janet Kurnatowski (205 Norman Ave) Morphed Artwork by James O Clark, Sandra Casti, Frosty Myers, Gelah Penn, Heidi Pollard, Kris Scheifele, Rebecca Smith, More info
• The Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) Fear Machines & Sundries Artwork by Joshua Kibuka
• the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) unexpected party Artwork by Dana L. Crossan • Pierogi (177 North 9th St) Unreliable Narrator Artwork by Ward Shelly, More info
• OWS Space Team @ HyperallergicHQ (181 N11th St, #302) Lapsed Logic Artwork by Ingrid Burrington
• R Bar (451 Meeker) Personal Space Photography by Fabian Palencia, More info
• Round Robin Collective @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave, Garden Level) Hospitality Installations by Amanda Browder, “Prismatic Vortex,” Caroline Burghardt, “DIY Blizzard,” Kyla Ernst-Alper, “breathe….,” Kerry Laitala’s film performance at 7pm, More info