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Calling all Volunteers! N. Brooklyn’s PRIDE Festival Needs Our Help!

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Hey hey Greenpointers! Have you got your bells on yet? If not, you better do it soon because Williamsburg’s  first ever Gay Pride Festival is popping this Saturday, June 20th, and trust us you’re not going to  want to miss this event!

A couple of weeks back we let you all know many people in the hood thought it was high time North Brooklyn had their own gay affair to remember. A who’s who of list of awesome local businesses have stepped up to the plate and are hard at work behind the scenes to make this Saturday’s event a raging success.

But as a media sponsor of the North Brooklyn’s Gay Pride Festival, we here at Greenpointers would be remiss if we didn’t let our kind readers know, this event is in desperate need of our help.

Right now, at this very moment, festival organizers are on the hunt for volunteers. Whether you are straight or gay, lesbian or asexual, it doesn’t matter. All they need are kind souls willing to spare a few hours to help make Saturday’s festival a success.

As of now event organizers are looking for help in the following areas:

  • Setting up and breaking down tables before and after the event
  • Be a point person during the festival and help answer questions
  • Help selling various merchandise

If you have a free set of hands and are willing to donate a few hours to make this an insanely awesome event, organizers would love to hear from you.

Shoot an email to hello@northbrooklynpridefest.com  for further details.

For all other information about the North Brooklyn Pride Festival, including times for kid’s activities, where to indulge in adult libations, or simply to check out what cool things will be happening  this Saturday June 20th, on North 11th Street  visit http://www.northbrooklynpridefest.com/

See you all there!

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The Moth Grand Slam, Beer Cocktail Showdown, The Hunger – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/17–6/23)

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10959622_10152862185422231_8826566178911901858_nWEDNESDAY 6/17
# Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes @ Glasserie (95 Commercial St) 6pm, $175, Unlimited tastings from Brooklyn’s finest restaurants, liquor from Brooklyn distilleries, and thrills from surprising and quirky entertainments, Buy tix
^ Meet the Presses with Akashic and Dzanc Books @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Featuring two authors from each press for a night of readings, More info
♫ The Hunger (Third Course) @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30, $10, With Hungry March Band / Shayfer James / The Woes, RSVP

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Lost Lectures Two NY with Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, Josephine Decker, Tao Lin, Jon Ronson, Diana Al-Hadid, and more!

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Join Brooklyn art blogazine Hyperallergic and UK’s unoffical speakeasy of the lecture world The Lost Lectures for the second installment of Lost Lectures NY on JUNE 5TH!

A secret venue in Brooklyn will be taken over for an immersive night of never-before-seen talks and performances. The evening includes:

  • Blonde Redhead‘s Kazu Makino will be surprising the crowd with never before seen material (it’s even a secret to us)
  • one of the world’s leading gonzo journalists Jon Ronson, who is best known for his investigation into public shaming, will be unveiling his new project
  • indie filmmaker Josephine Decker will be doing a top secret performance
  • NYC busker-turned-activist Andrew Kalleen will be bringing a troupe of street musicians for a show-stopping performance
  • internationally renowned visual artist Diana Al-Hadid will discuss her work and its visual influences
  • poet, novelist, and artist Tao Lin, who has just published a new book, Selected Tweets, with poet Mira Gonzalez, will surely generate discussion, and
  • urban explorer Steve Duncan will share the secrets of the city’s underground.

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Brooklyn Spaces book launch, Obscura Day, Menu for Mars – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/27–6/02)

https_proxyBrooklyn Spaces book launch party @ Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St), Saturday 5/30, 7pm, $10 suggested. RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook
Hi there! This is your events editor, Oriana. After more than a year of sharing everyone else’s wonderful events, this week I bring you my own: the launch party for my book Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity. It’s going to be a wild night, with a punk/folk banjo player, a 50-woman AfroBrazillian drumming troupe, a renegade brass band, a flaming saxophone, aerialists, a photo show, food trucks, and more. Come!

11295876_962384057129146_8497428144378547233_n(sponsored) Tuesday Night Recession Special @ No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave)
We are officially open on Tuesday evenings now! Tuesdays are going to be very special as we’ve decided to do a separate, special, unbelievably affordable dinner menu including Tyler’s FAMOUS fried chicken, broccoli tacos, and a new favorite Elote Siete. Come out and DRINK with us because we will be stirring and shaking up delectable cocktails as always in addition to this stirring meal. More info

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11174439_678505008458_6148738831846624122_oWEDNESDAY 5/27
* Can Small Businesses Survive in North Brooklyn? @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 7pm, FREE, A policy roundtable to discuss how neighbors, small businesses, and artist-run spaces can work together, stand up for themselves, and fight for our communities, RSVP
* Voices of Brooklyn: Workers in the Vineyard of NYC @ St. Paul’s Theater (334 South 5th St) 7pm, FREE, Guitar and piano-driven music paired with stories of immigrant mothers taking care of their families and each other on the streets of Williamsburg, RSVP

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For Love of Performance & the ‘Hood: Triskelion Arts Opens Its Doors in Greenpoint

Upstairs at the new Triskelion Arts, during the Spring Gala 2015 ©Jay Miriam

Until February, Triskelion Arts shared a space deep inside a three-story, brick warehouse on 118 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, across from Mable’s Smokehouse and, more famously, on the same block as the ever-expanding Brooklyn Brewery.

“We were in a landmarked building, surprisingly, even though the building was falling apart,” explains artistic and executive director Abby Bender. One of the original co-founders, Abby is wearing navy coveralls and has a loop of keys at her waist that jangle as we walk around the new Triskelion building, recently opened for business on 106 Calyer Street in Greenpoint.

For the past fifteen years, Triskelion has been a place where anyone could go see performances by emerging artists, rent affordable rehearsal space, take fun classes (hoop dance, Poi, martial arts), and get involved with theater. In 2014 alone, over 15,000 hours of rehearsal time were used in the studios, and 128 different companies were part of the programming, which included three open-submission festivals.
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Dine al Fresco with Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. at BBQ Blowout (05/12)

Greenpoint_fish_bbq_blow_outLove dinner at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. but prefer to eat outside on a balmy evening? Here’s your chance…

Greenpoint’s favorite fishmonger is teaming up with Finger on the Pulse who’re hosting their first BBQ Blowout of the season this Tuesday May 12th on the sun-dappled patio at Williamsburg’s Good Company (10 Hope street).

A mere $10 will get you some magnificent grilled fish tacos with a side of fresh-made tortilla chips and salsa, as well as a Brooklyn Brewery beer and a shot of Jameson Whiskey. Barginzz! The event runs from 7.30pm-10.30pm.

Advance tickets are $10 and are available here, or can be purchased on the door for $15.

Let the summer of the great Brooklyn BBQ commence!

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Celebrate Independent Bookstores this Saturday (5/2)

Greenpoint's own WORD
Greenpoint’s own WORD (126 Franklin St.)

Record Store Day was two weeks ago, and by all accounts a great success. The event serves as a wonderful reminder to us to support the small independent businesses that give our neighborhood a place in the community to appreciate our passions. As a kid I used to dread the inevitable shift of conversation to music. The fact is, the cool kids knew all the cool records to talk about, and I spent far too much time with my nose in a book to keep abreast of current trends. Now, as an adult, I appreciate the little utopia I have found myself in where both records and books are considered extremely cool. And this Saturday it’s the books’ turn to be celebrated at the first ever, nationwide Indie Bookstore Day, and you better believe that North Brooklyn’s book stores will be in attendance, ready to party. Continue reading

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Johnny Rotten, Shoe Cocktail Party, Spring Circus Cabaret, Greenpointers Spring Market – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/22–4/28)

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Sunday, 4/26 (1-7PM)

Electric Wildflowers Bloom at the Greenpointers Spring Market @ Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) 4/26 Sunday, 1-7PM,  Local shopping and delicious food, plus FREE fun activites: Nail Art, Massages, Face-Painting, and a Photobooth, Music curated by ALT CITIZEN.  Refreshments: Strawberry Gin courtesy of Brooklyn Gin, specialty craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale, coffee by Cafe Grumpy.  Complimentary chips by Kettle Brands and membership discounts by Enterprise CarShare RSVP

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11084048_10152877299049615_5425151105970872138_oWEDNESDAY 4/22
# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5:30pm, $18, A pairing of four Eastern District cheese and four Adelina’s wines, More info
Or, the Whale @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30pm, FREE, Threadbare Theatre Workshop presents a staged reading of its new adaptation of Moby-Dick, RSVP
* Buying into Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $10, Brooklyn Based presents a crash course on everything you need to know about buying a home in this incredibly competitive market, Buy tix

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Three Local Dinner Events to Make You Drool a Tiny Bit this Fortnight

dirck_and_taxes_greenpointNow that it’s light in the evenings and actually fairly pleasant out, it’s finally time to contemplate doing fun things again. Just to ease you back into the swing of things, here’s info on three local dinner events that are worth staying out for over the next couple of weeks:

1. Dirck and Taxes

Done and dusted with your tax return? Pre-emptively spend your rebate on this five-course dinner at Dirck the Norseman (who celebrated their 1st Birthday yesterday…happy beer-day Dirck!). The evening starts with a brewery tour to help you work up an appetite, then diners sit down to enjoy five robust courses (menu above) each paired with a different delicious brew from Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. The meat-heavy menu isn’t so great for veggies, but beer-loving carnivores will be in seventh heaven!

When: Tuesday April 14th, 7pm
Where: Dirck the Norseman (7 N 15th Street)
Price: $65
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Domino Effect, Flying Solo Fest, Lullaby Land – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/01–4/07)

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1974405_817187675033364_3559918305125709041_oWEDNESDAY 4/01
Domino Effect Film
Screening @ Black Bear Bar (70 North 6th St) 6:30pm, The documentary explores the process of real estate development in New York City and will be followed by a Q&A with neighborhood advocate Ryan Kounen, RSVP
^ Self-Published Reading Series @ Word Bookstore (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the rolled-up sleeves of Brooklyn’s independent writers and their crafty crafts, RSVP
♫ Rocco & Lizzy EP Release Show @ LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the Astoria duo’s EP “Something for Everyone,” RSVP
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