Brooklyn Brewery “MASH” is hitting the road it’s 2nd annual trans-Atlantic food and arts festival featuring parties, comedy shows, music, pop-up dinners, a found footage fest, and of course, beer in 12 urban locations. To do this, the Brewery created events in collaboration with artists, entrepreneurs, and community organizations in each city.
So spread the word to your friends in the Chicago, DC, London, Philly, Miami, Stockholm, Pittsburg, Twin Cities, Boston and Austin. Check the dates and details here.
Local documentary production company, Transient Pictures, produced this promo video for the tour, featuring some pretty cool point of view trickery.
Now, when do actual Brooklynites get to reap the benefits? We’re waiting.
Our pals at Brooklyn Brewery just turned 25. And to celebrate, they decided to reflect on the creative power that makes this borough so unique by releasing a fancy Silver Anniversary Lager, with limited edition labels from 4 local artists that brewery co-founder, Scott Hindy, met as he grew Brooklyn Brewery from a start up to a serious craft beer producer. Continue reading →
On Sunday Greenpointers hosted one of my favorite of all the events that we organize, first because it supports my favorite local cause the Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen and secondly because it’s the most chill event we do and I actually get to talk to people and not run around like a lunatic. And we raised over $700! Continue reading →
On Sunday November 17, 2013 from 3-5pm at EAT Greenpoint – weeks before we stuff our faces with turkey for Thanksgiving – we are having our Annual Soup Bowl Fundraiser to raise money for our very own Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen which serves 1000s of hungry Greenpointers on a weekly basis.
It was a wonderful evening at Good Yoga (73 Calyer St) for Sunday Supper #6 with Chef Brenna White of Honey and Fig. The space was perfect for seating and serving such a large supper and the food was perfectly prepared. The cocktails were generously donated and expertly prepared by Brooklyn Gin. Plus we had beer from Brooklyn Brewery!
The supper began with Roasted Carrot Salad with Parsley and Pomegranate Molasses. Continue reading →
This Sunday, August 18th from 7-11pm, an ongoing lecture series, Presentation Party Night - will be celebrating its 3 year anniversary at the Bat Haus (279 Starr St) in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It was started by Dan Dreke with the help of a team of designers and artists from Brooklyn.
One Sunday a month, individuals from all walks of life come together to give presentations covering various topics on their interests and areas of expertise. Enjoy good eats provided by some of the hot food spots in Brooklyn and wash it down with beer provided by the Brooklyn Brewery. Did I mention it is all free?! You are also welcome to bring your own beer and snacks! To make things even more awesome, they are doing screen printing by Bushwick Print Labs. Bring whatever you want and they will slap on one of their PPN designs for you!
WEDNESDAY 7/17 ♫ The Romney Years (Screening) @ Cantina Royal (58 No. 3rd St) 7pm, FREE, a psychedelic dark comedy centered around a shotgun wedding bachelor party in the backwoods of PA. Soundtrack by BK bands who perform before (Keith Parker / Bombs to the Eyebrows / Dead Beat Dad / Johnny Butler) and after (Public Speaking / My Love MHz / Ruben Sindo Acosta) RSVP ♫ Pee Wee’s Big Adventure plus performances by Oberhofer / Lodro / Bueno @ McCarren Park Summerscreen (Bedford & No. 12th St) 6pm, FREE ♫ Q Tip @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $10
THURSDAY 7/18 • “The More You Ignore Me” @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Travis Nichols presents his new novel inspired by his time at Poetry Foundation’s blog, which follows the exploits of user Lynksys181 as he crashes the wedding blog of complete strangers, in conversation with Emily Gould about (mis)behavior on the Internet, Q&A, signing, RSVP ♦ You Are Here @ 3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, group art show that invites viewers to disconnect from mediated distractions and fully engage with their surroundings, RSVP ♫ Jacques Renault / Classixx @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE * Tom Shillue’s Funny Story @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, The premise is simple: Tom and guests tell their best true stories, you drink Brooklyn beer and enjoy the show. ♫ Spirit of a Slained Eagle (Record Release) / Look, a Fang! / The Confidentials @ The Acheron (57 waterbury st) 8pm, $8 * Summer Noir @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, featuring “After the Thin Man,” vintage cocktails, RSVP ♫ Sean Nicholas Savage / Jamaican Queens / Blanche Blanche Blanche / Regal Degal @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $8
FRIDAY 7/19 ♫ Maracatu – a Brazilian Percussion Ensemble @ McGolrick Park, 6-7:30pm, Free ♦ The Moon & The Sun @ AC Gallery (107A North 3rd St) 6-9pm, Japanese artist Kanae Ito solo exhibition & live performance, More info ♦ Hearts of Palm @ Acumen Project Space (37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC) Opening Reception 6-8pm, Summer Groups Show with artists: Summer Group With Artists: Matthew Craven, David Maddy, Michelle Matson, Matt James Stone, Trish Tillman, RSVP ♦ Unhinged Paperworks @ Janet Kunatowski Gallery (205 Norman Ave.) 7-9pm, a collection of paper works
SATURDAY 7/20 ♫ The So So Glos / The Moon Dudes / Las Rosas / New Cross / Greg Saunier @ Rippers (Beach 86, Rockaway) noon, FREE ♫ Gunfight / BOYTOY / Thizz Rattlers / DJ Double Head @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE # Aguardiente Party @ Cafecito Bogota (1015 Manhattan Ave) 6pm, cocktails, shots & empanada Specials all night ♫ Beasty / Braver / Manawi Thorn / Hooks @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8 ♫ Soul Clap and Dance Off w/ Jonathan Toubin @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11:30pm, $21
SUNDAY 7/21 * Hosh Kids Yoga @ McGolrick Park, 11am, Free ♦ Other Rooms Press Poetry Reading @ t.d.b. (224 Franklin St) 1-3pm, FREE, A poetry reading in celebration of Other Rooms’ first print anthology, Ocellus Reseau, featuring poets Sapphire, Alan Gilbert, Melissa Goodrum, Susan Lewis, More info ♫ Spirit Plate / Lux Perpetua / Hippy / Friend Roulette @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm
MONDAY 7/22 ☺ Free Cable Comedy Show @ Over The Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm # Brewed in Brooklyn Screening @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, The story of how Brooklyn was once the beer brewing capital of the world and could one day be again, Filmmakers Q & A, first free beer, Watch the Trailer, Buy Tix ♫ A Bunch of Dead People / Glockabelle / Hoya / Dead Beat Dad @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
Hark! Up-and-coming songwriters, bedroom recorders, dayjob artists, would-be hip-hop icons, listen up. This contest is for you. All unsigned, amateur drinking-aged souls with a love for beer and Brooklyn are invited to submit a song and a music video for a chance to win a trip to Stockholm for year two of the BROOKLYN, SWEDEN music and arts festival. The competition is stiff. The rules are simple.
I was honored to be asked to judge a Cupcake Bake-Off fundraiser for NAG a few weeks back and I actually delayed my vacation a day in order to attend. Cupcakes in mass quantity totally beat vacations. It’s instant brain happiness.
This is the second major “celebrity” judge opportunity I’ve had – the last one was the Halloween Dog Parade Costume Contest. I admit it’s starting to get to my head. The other judges were Ovenly’s head baker Hannah Duke, Carmen Rodriguez of Brooklyn Cupcake, and Councilmember Diana Reyna.
The Cupcake Bake-Off was held in The Brooklyn Kitchen’s awesome event space and as the contestants filed in with their goodies, I was drooling. The colors, shapes, sizes – cupcake overload! Continue reading →