On Thursday, April 4th, 2013 from 7-10pm at Brooklyn Brewery (79 No. 11th St) – The Brooklyn Kitchen & The Brooklyn Grange present The 4th Annual Meatball Slapdown. For $50, taste the balls of the bestest chef’s in NYC then watch as celebrities judge the balls – all for Kids! All proceeds go to Classrooms in the Kitchen! & City Growers!
Tonight (12/4) from 7-10pm is the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Party at Red Star (34 Greenpoint Ave). They will be collecting toys and raising money for local kids affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Many lost almost everything they had. The toy drive will focus specifically on the children affected by the hurricane and attempt to bring them some joy through toys this holiday season.
Cover: $20 or a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more
(all proceeds to go the Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive)
If you can’t make the party, you can drop off unwrapped toys on any East River Ferry vessel, from Nov. 25 until December 16th.
-Vacation voucher good for a 3 night cruise, with your choice of destinations including Mexico, the Bahamas and several Caribbean destinations. Airfare included!
-ONE YEAR PASS on the East River Ferry
-$75 gift certificate to Calyer Restaurant
-$75 gift certificate to Anella Restaurant
-At the Corner Barber: Haircut, hot shave, & Amercan Crew Dopp Kit (value $102.00)
-At Mousey Brown Salon: Haircut & Pureoloogy hair care gift box (value $107.00)
-Two pool passes for the King & Grove Hotel in Williamsburg
This looks like so much fun and a really great way to help out this season!
Our friends at Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) are hosting an Art for Hurricane Relief fundraiser tonight 11/28 from 7-9pm. Proceeds benefit The Rockaways.
Come drink some wine and buy prints that were taken during the blackout in downtown Manhattan. You can also buy prints online.
There are a ton of restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Williamsburg and Greenpoint that are participating in Dine Out Williamsburg, in which they pledge to donate a percentage of gross profit to Red Cross Sandy Relief Efforts.
Where will you be dining out tonight? Let us know in the comments.
Restaurants who want to participate: email dineoutwilliamsburg (AT) gmail.com
Participating Greenpoint Restaurants
Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) Try the panelle sandwhich. It’s vegetarian.
Calyer (92 Calyer St) Greenpointers’ Review - Very romantic place for a date.
Champion (1108 Manhattan Ave) – The avocado and ricotta toast is a wholesome.
Lokal Bistro (905 Lorimer St) – Get your morning juice or smoothie.
Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) - Great cocktails, delicious burger, live music.
Oak & Iron (47 Franklin St) – Great bar, nice bartenders.
Sindicatos De Cocineros (57A Nassau Ave) Greenpointers’ Review
Brooklyn Star (593 Lorimer St) - Try the Brussels Sprouts & Pig Tails.
Diner (83 Broadway) – The waitstaff writes the entire menu on your table.
Pies n’ Thighs (166 So. 4th St) – Chicken Biscuit!
Nighthawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) - Menu inspired by the films.
Roebling Tea Room (143 Roebling St) - Always satisfying. Steak Tartare, Raviolo.
Rye – (247 S.1st St) Great Old Fashioned, Berkshire Pork and Mushroom Lasagna.
Spuyten Duyvil (359 Metropolitan Ave) – Perfect spot for a date. Wine, beer, cheese.
Best Pizza (33 Havemeyer St) – Best regular slice in town and a nice meatball hero.
Blues for Sandy Concert tonight at Trash Bar (256 Grand St) in Williamsburg at 8pm with music by Nowadays, Lizzie & The Makers Plus a Blues Jam. $5, all proceeds go to hurricane relief, plus clothes, food, supplies drive. RSVP on Facebook.
Aside from some of the most delicious food, there is another amazing reason to wait in line for a meal at Five Leaves. All of Five Leaves profits today are being donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Given the devastating effects Sandy has had on businesses in places like lower Manhattan, this is such a generous way to show support!
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Any other local businesses doing similar deals, email greenpointers (at) gmail.com and we’d be happy to post about it.
Guests can choose a handmade bowl* donated from a local potter, enjoy a delicious bowl of soup from The Splendid Spoon along with a beer from Brooklyn Brewery – all for $25.
100% of donations benefit Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry.
Reserve your soup bowl today, via paypal.
Soup Bowl Fundraiser $25
* Choice of bowl is first come first serve. You can reserve a bowl to pick-up at the Holiday Market on 12/8 if you cannot make it to the event.
Greenpointers is looking for local potters to donate 2-3 bowls to this event. Click here for more info. Please email us greenpointers (at) gmail.com to donate.
*** We are looking for soup bowl donations from local potters. ***
100% Proceeds Donated to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry.
Our goal is to collect 50+ bowls! Any leftover bowls will be sold at our Holiday Market on 12/8/12 and proceeds will be donated to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.
If you are a local potter and can donate a few bowls, please contact us greenpointers (at) gmail.com:
Include in email:
Subject: Soup Kitchen Fundraiser Bowl Donation (Your Name)
Body: 1. How many bowls you can donate (2-5 is perfect!) 2. link to your website. 3. photo or bowls (don’t have to be exact)
There will be scheduled bowl drop-off times, TBA.
Guests: If you would like to reserve you bowl now*, please make a donation to greenpointers (AT) gmail.com via paypal using the button below.
RESERVE BOWL -$25
Tomorrow, Sunday 10/21/12 from 10am-4pm is the 3rd Annual Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival at City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave).
Stuff your face at this gigantic bake sale and baking competition to raise money for City Reliquary, a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg.
Prizes will be awarded for Most Decadant Vegan, Best Sweet Slice, Best Booze-Infused…
There will also be live music and Henry O. Havemeyer will be there!
For corn-lovers, Greenpoint was the center of the known universe this Sunday, as TBD Bar hosted the first ever Kings County Corn Bowl. This fiercely contested cook-off settled a question as old as time itself: “what are the weirdest, wildest, and mother-shucking tastiestthings you can make with corn?”
Brooklyn Star previewed the main event with incredible Chicken and Waffle-Cones, topped with a tangy corn-slaw and lathered in syrup.
Then came the main event. Twelve culinary kooks brought incredible offerings, all crafted from freshly picked upstate corn. The dapper Kendall Holmes of Cloud Coffee Carts wowed with his corn soda (stop by his weekend pop-up outside the Artists and Flea Market to try his incredible coffee soda). Art of Eating In author Carney Erway twisted a staple Asian congee porridge – ditching the rice and creating a “Corngee”, topped with succulent roast duck. Another honorable mention goes Julie Tanous and Ted Rosen to the Corn “Gaznacho”: a corn gazpacho with parsley oil, whimsically entering the Corn Bowl in… an edible corn nacho bowl. Continue reading