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WEDNESDAY 12/12 ♥ Craft Fair @ Lodge (318 Grand St) 6-10pm, drink specials, Rockaways raffle, handmade crafts ♥ Sandy Relief Concert & Prayer, Love & Thank You from Japan @ West Park Presbyterian Church (165 W 86th St, NYC) 8pm, FREE, door donations donated to sandy relief, popular American and Japanese songs and prayers, RSVP ♫ Wild Yaks / Love as Laughter / Jonathan Toubin / Frankie Rose / TEEN / Thanksgiving Brown @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 7pm ♫ Heliotropes / Dead Stars / Lazyeyes / Quiet Loudly @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE
THURSDAY 12/13 * Grand Street Holiday Window Display Competition @ Grand St (betw. Union & Bushwick Ave.) 6-8:30pm, Local high school art students design window displays for 8 businesses, free food and drinks, Santa and Carolers, a Holiday Scavenger Hunt, More info • Withering Frost Holiday Spectacular @ Store on Graham Ave (betw. Withers & Frost) 6-8pm, Treehouse, Moves Brooklyn, Tiger Blanket Records, and more local businesses will be serving up drinks, live music, specials and good cheer! ♦ The Rabbis Art Show @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6-8pm, series of solo exhibitions of nearly 40 portraits of Rabbis by Joy Mahana. ♫ Ancient Sky / Bubbly Mommy Gun @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8
FRIDAY 12/14 ♥ Resonate & Rebuild @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 7-11pm, a silent art auction and exhibition, RSVP ♦ Crystal Garden Opening Reception @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Marni Gellman transforms the front window into a crystal garden, the audience is led deep inside the crystal structures via abstract photos lining the walls, RSVP ♦ No Moss Group Art Show @ Ba’sik (323 Graham Ave) 7pm, RSVP
SATURDAY 12/15 ♥ Holiday Open House @ Word (126 Franklin St) 10am-9pm, staff on hand help you find the right books and gifts, a donuts-and-hot chocolate station, and some guest authors to help wrap. All tips for wrapping will be donated to the Greenpoint Food Pantry. • Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Holyday Market @ Bird River Studios (343 Grand St) 11am-7pm • Holiday Craft Fair @ 3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave) noon-6pm * Underground Holiday Fair @ 119 Jewel St, noon, original and unique work by local artists, designers and artisans, RSVP ♫ Winter Wonderland Romp @ Littlefield (622 Degraw St) 8pm-1am, jazz by The Hot Sardine, burlesque performers, holiday punch drink special, Winterland photo booth, LIMITED TIME: TIX ONLY $10, RSVP ♫ OÍDO: An Experiment in Sound & Sculpture @ Saint Peter & Paul Theatre (288 Berry St) 6:30pm, $6:30pm, Fundraiser for Williamsburg’s PS 84 Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom, a unique collaboration between Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and sculptor/light artist Ivan Navarro, Buy Tix ♫ Cool Serbia / Daytona / Summer Saints @ Danny Screams Studios (220 Leonard St) 8:30pm, $7
SUNDAY 12/16 • Sacred Object Holiday Bazaar @ Maha Rose (97 Green street g3) noon-6pm, all hand made, all magic, all love ♦ Degenerate Craft Fair @ The Dumbo Loft (155 Water St) noon-6pm, an anti-art fair featuring over 50 artists & designers, most under $50, RSVP ♦ Gift-A-Ganza Spend-A-Drink-A-Thon! @ The Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) noon-8pm, regulars will be their selling crafts, gifts & affordable art, RSVP ♦ Brooklyn Surf Flea @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 2-8pm, 20+ local businesses selling surf gear and art, donating 10% of sales to Sandy relief efforts, beverages, festive music, & surf films.
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ SANDY BENEFIT ♦ Art Event
WEDNESDAY 10/3 ♦ End of Times @ Art Connects New York (220 36th Street, B-515, Gowanus) 6-8pm, Contributor Tony Luib’s artwork will be featured in this group show curated by Brad Silk alongside work from R. Dupree, Amos Massey III, Laura Perry, Catie-Rae Zappala, RSVP • Yummy Eats Presidential Debate @ TBD (222 Franklin St) 8pm, Southwestern Dinner: Chipotle Fried Chicken, 7 Pepper Vegan Chili, Cilantro Lime Rice, Guacamole, Black Bean & Mango Salad, Salsa Fresca • NAG Debate Watching@ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) 8:30-10:30pm, the “Domestic Policy” Debate with fun quizzes & games & prizes
THURSDAY 10/4 ♦ Speakers @ Front St Gallery (111 Front Street #216, DUMBO) 6-9pm, Artist Lecture Series presents a survey of 34 artists who have participated as lecturers in a series of talks begun in 2011 at the Greenpoint studio of Christopher Schade, Zoe Pettijohn-Schade, and Michael Lee.
FRIDAY 10/5 ♦ Bushwick Basement @ Grimm Schultz Gallery (313 Linden St, Bushwick) 6-10pm, an all blacklight exhibition of Ultraviolet paintings by artist Mark Flood ♦ Testing @ Heliopolis (154 Huron St.) 7-10pm, a collection of sketches, failed casts, cancelled proofs, and other objects that could have become works of art but didn’t, More Info ♦ Hyperallergic’s 3rd Birthday The House Party @ The Boiler (191 N 14th St) 8pm, RSVP ♫ The Denzels / Gunfight! @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm ♫ The Netherlands / Lost Boy? / The Hate My Day Jobs / Sloth Bear @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St.) 9pm
SATURDAY 10/6 • Pumpkin Day @ McCarren Park, 11am-1pm, $10, Pick your own pumpkin, decorate it & take it home. Arts/crafts, live music by the Newtown Creek Players, & yummy things to eat by Urban Rustic, plus a costume swap by KRRB. ♦ Weird World @ Booklyn Art Gallery (37 Greenpoint Ave 4th Fl) 7-10pm, an exhibition of artists’ books, photography and drawings exploring anthropological portraiture through an artistic lens, with an emphasis on the unseen, the occult, the weird, the wild, and the subversive. ♫ The Psyched / Major Stars / Radical Dads / Warm Soda @ Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.) 8pm, $10 ♫ The Dig / The We Shared Milk / Buffalo Jump @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St) 8pm, $8
* Compostoberfest @ McCarren Park, 2-5pm, learn about existing citywide compost initiatives, compost cooking and get some hands-on experience at North Brooklyn Compost Project! • Newtown Creek Bike Riding Tour: Cruising the Queens Side @ NAG Office (110 Kent Ave. @ N8th) 2-5:30pm, Tour industrial North Brooklyn and learn about “black mayonnaise” and the other nastiness that lurks beneath the surface of Newtown Creek and discuss the future of this rapidly developing neighborhood, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
Black confronts white, movement smacks against immobility and seriousness is sliced with subtle humor. Unlike the familiar idiom, Michael Lee creates opposites that do not necessarily attract one another, but generate a captivating, if uneasy, tension. His use of patterns and collage make for optical illusion that produce visual challenges and seemingly impossible scenarios. The disorientation that results is most definitely intentional.
Speakers, an art show curated by Michael and colleagues, opens Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6 – 9 @ 111 Front St #216 in DUMBO, Brooklyn.Continue reading →
We live in the best borough in the world! Instead of spending money on a plane ticket, we decided to take a much needed staycation in Brooklyn. Hotel Williamsburg was generous to sponsor Greenpointers for a two night stay, while we toured the area. We were tempted to lock ourselves in the hotel room and listen to records all weekend. The gigantic plush king size bed was a main attraction and we found ourselves making giant Xs and saying, “I miss you, where are you?” The window from the bedroom into the bathroom made urinating very interesting and the view of McCarren Park’s red tailed hawk pair was a score! We had an intinerary, not a very ambitious one. The beauty of the staycation is you don’t have to fit it all in because there is always next weekend.
Friday night we took the East River Ferry over to Dumbo for a nostalgic ride on Jane’s Carousel. There isn’t a better view of Brooklyn than from the ferry and there isn’t a better spot for an old timey carousel than under the Brooklyn Bridge, which is housed in a modern glass building. And $2 per ride makes this a great budget attraction. Continue reading →