We are so excited to announce that Greenpoint Open Studios is BACK and better than ever! During the weekend of October 3-5th, 2014 – 265 artists are opening their doors to the public in Greenpoint in order to build, sustain, and support a thriving creative community in North Brooklyn. Get ready for a HUGE weekend for art in the neighborhood!
• Fri. 10/3, 8-11pm - GOS Launch Party @ Dirck the Norseman (7 No. 15th St.) Open bar for participating artists 8-9pm, plus Hors d’oeuvres, DJOMGWEBCATS, RSVP
• Sat. & Sun. 10/4-10/5, 12-6pm- Greenpoint Open Studios – All Over Greenpoint!
WEDNESDAY 3/19 ♦ BiblioCraft Book Launch Party @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7–8:30pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza, with craft projects and pink sugar cookies, RSVP ☺ The Cause B Show VII: Bushwick Bound @ Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave) 8–10:30pm, FREE (plus free beer with donation), this monthly comedy series raises money and awareness for Make The Road, a Bushwick organization that serves and engages New York communities facing shared hardships and injustices, RSVP Continue reading →
One of the most thought-provoking art shows I’ve seen this season is Wangechi Mutu’s “A Fantastic Journey,” housed in the phenomenal Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Sunday March 9th, is the last day to see it, so get moving!
Mutu’s swarming, contorted collages create alien female forms from found images, magazine cutouts, and paint. Mutu was born in Nairobi and her concern with transnationalism has a strong presence in her collages, as does her view of American culture and mass consumerism from a place of outsiderness. There is a definite ode to African dance in the work, fused with American gender-based images like polished lips from fashion magazines, body parts from porn stills, and even war photographs. The result are post-apocalyptic portraits of mutilation, consumerism, rebirth, and womanhood that are shocking and fascinating to see up close. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 2/12 ♫ Karlie Bruce / Tom Brosseau / Christy & Emily @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8 adv/ $10 dos, More Info
☺ Stand Up Comedy,The Cause B Show VII @ Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Aveune) 8:30 pm, FREE, free beer with donation, This night of stand-up created by comic Kerryn Feehand and local community organizer Victoria Varney gets comedians together to give a voice to underrepresented causes – this one being the Northside Townhall. RSVP ♫ Q-Tip / Natasha Diggs @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10 pm, $15 adv/ Buy Tix
THURSDAY 2/13 ♥ Valentine’s Fete @ People of 2morrow (65 Franklin Street) 6 pm, FREE, Say I love you to yourself at this social gathering/artisan meet up, with floral arrangements by Fox and Fodder, nails by Joe Shep and 25% off Malaya Organics Bath and Body Products
♦ Art Opening: Recover Projects Launch with Tristan Fitch @ Rekover Projects (77 Franklin Street) 7 pm, FREE, See ”Before Intersections,” a collection of 50 new paintings with more than 150 geometric shapes assembled on wood by Tristan Fitch, MORE INFO ☺ Comedy Night with Seth Olenick and Friends @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Join Seth Olenick / Jeaneane Garolfalo / Dave Hill for a night in honor of Olenick’s newly published collection, Funny Business, RSVP ♫ Exploding in Sound & Ipsum Present: Grass is Green / Slonk Donkerson / Heeney / Please / Washer @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP Continue reading →
♦ People and Places @ Evil and Love Tattoo (211 Franklin St) 7-10pm, Friday 2/7 FREE, Check out this photo exhibit featuring works by Czech skateboard photographer, Hona Zima, a 25-year-old born in a small city near Prague, see his images here, RSVP
* Picture Farm Film Fest @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 2-7pm, FREE, First ever PF Film Fest running Saturday 2/8 through Sunday 2/9, opening & closing receptions, Q&As w/directors and writers, a Sat. afternoon shorts, Sat. night documentaries, & Sunday Brunch. All Screenings FREE! Check the website for the full schedule & film details, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 2/5 • 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St) 7-8pm, FREE, ask questions & chat with local police officers & community members ♥ Save Room For Dessert! @ Brooklyn Brewery (8-10pm) $5, Join an expert panel curated by Edible Brooklyn for demos, tips, samples, and a Q&A covering everything you need to know about sweets just in time for V-Day, More Info ♫ Young Yeller (LP Release Party) / Moon Bounce / Kazimier / AIMES (DJ Set) @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP Continue reading →
Greenpoint Gallery Night is this Friday 2/7 from 6-9pm. While in the past this map has only been available online for download, the Gallery Night HQ Galleries at 67 West St will have printed maps available for those of you still using flip phones.
The first Greenpoint Gallery Night of 2014 is taking place on Friday, February 7th from 6-9pm and there is a lot of great artwork to see in the neighborhood. As an influx of new restaurants and shops seems to be taking center stage and giving us endless food and fashion options – lots of art galleries are also opening under the radar with works from talented local artists. And they are cool specifically because they are not listed in Vogue’s Girls Guide to Greenpoint. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 12/4 * Chanukah on Ice @ McCarren Rink (776 Lorimer St) 5:30-6:30pm (kids skate), 7-9pm (adults skate), $12/adult, $10/kids (includes skates and dinner), Celebrate the festival of lights with latkes, donuts, hot drinks, and an ICE MENORAH (how cool is that?), while skating under the stars to the sounds of “Jewish music,” RSVP ♦ War Reporting: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St) 7:30-9pm, $25, Join photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson as he talks about his experiences shooting battle zones and the bedrooms of fallen Iraq soldiers, in coversation with VICE Editor in Chief, Rocco Castoro, All proceeds benefit RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues), More Info ♥ XXXMas Trivia @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge of the less family-friendly holiday films, like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Home Alone (?), with drink specials to keep your wits about you * Punk Rope for the Philippines @ 99 Meserole Ave, 7:30-8:30, All proceeds benefit DAMPA, a grassrots women-led peoples’ federation of 217 urban and rural poor community groups organized throughout the Philippines, after party with drink specials at the Soft Spot (128 Bedford) from 9pm-12am, RSVP ♫ Sean Nicholas Savage / Zula / Regal Degal / SoftSpot / EyeBodega visuals @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $7, RSVP ♫ Local X Local featuring O’Death @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 With Ave) 9:30pm, FREE with RSVPContinue reading →
* 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 →
WEDNESDAY 10/16 • HÄXAN on 16mm @ Spectacle Theater (124 S 3rd St) 8pm, $5, Filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz will present this silent Swedish movie about demons / torture / witchcraft / Satanic ritual, we hear it’s easily the most metal film ever made (it was banned in the U.S. in 1922), RSVP ♫ SHOT! CMJ Showcase with Hunters / Total Slacker / Sisu / Habibi / Perfect Pussy / DJ Kristina Tequila and I @ the flat (308 Hooper St) 7pm, $8 or free w/ badge