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Nerd Alert Trivia Tuesdays at Black Rabbit – By No Means “Someone Else’s Canned Shit”

Black Rabbit Trivia Hosts Casey & RyanThe Black Rabbit Bar (91 Greenpoint Ave) is easily one of the most visually appealing bars in all of Brooklyn–a softly lit, atmospheric wood-paneled den with a narrow, rail car-style interior and a tranquil, leafy backyard. A portrait of the tavern’s namesake, the Rabbit himself (the owner’s Irish grandfather), hangs in a prominent position on the wall. Perhaps the most distinctive feature is the private booths with swinging, hinged double doors, evoking the entrance of a “Wild West” era saloon. This is perhaps a misleading comparison, as bartender and owner Kent Lanier claims there has never been a fight on the premises (something he partly attributes to the purposeful lack of Red Bull or Jagermeister in the pub).

No, on this Tuesday night – and damn near every Tuesday night since 2007 – the only battle is the battle of minds and wills as teams of (up to) 5 compete in the long-running Nerd Alert Trivia, a pub quiz the Village Voice dubbed the Best Trivia in New York last year - not Greenpoint, not the borough – this is the best goddamn game in town. Continue reading

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A Sidewalk Sale to Benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue – Tomorrow (7/19)

Local dog rescue, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, is hosting a fundraising sidewalk sale this Saturday, July 19th from 11am to 4pm outside of the Shoe Market at N. 6th St and Bedford Ave. Badass Couture will feature a curated selection of vintage and gently-used clothing, Badass merchandise, and of course adorable and adoptable doggies. All proceeds go towards the rescue, who rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in the southern U.S. and get them adopted into loving, New York homes.

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Save the Date! FIRST EVER Summer Market (7/20)

Put on your friendship bracelets and grab your BFFs – our FIRST EVER Summer Market is right around the corner! On Sunday, July 20th, 2014 from 1-7pm we will transform the sun drenched Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) into a tropical paradise (with a/c of course!) As always expect food and drinks, arts and crafts, gifts, photo booth, nail art AND MORE!

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And look at this beautiful exotic poster !!  Libby V created it!

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Katerina Ganchak – Opening Tonight 6/20

Glass sculpture by Katerina Ganchak in "Just Feel"

“I’ve worked with glass for about 10 years. I would say glass is the most challenging material I know and requires extreme patience,” says Ukrainian artist Katerina Ganchak, “The challenge is totally worth it—glass will always surprise you a little bit with the result.”

Ganchak’s result is a collection of mesmerizing, delicate glass sculptures and paintings that have been carefully gathered at Java Studios Gallery (252 Java Street, Suite 308)  for Ganchak’s latest solo exhibition, titled “Just Feel,” opening this Friday (6/20) at 6 p.m. Greenpointers went ahead and asked the personal questions… Continue reading

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Day Drinking to Fight Parkinson’s at Good Co. Bar on Sunday (4/6)

There are few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in the spring than meeting your friends at a sweet bar in the neighborhood to have a few drinks. Such an act becomes even more awesome when it benefits an outstanding cause, like fighting Parkinson’s Disease. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness month, after all, so why not?

My fellow Greenpointers, I cordially invite you to meet me just south of the Greenpoint border this Sunday 4/6 at 3pm at Good Co Bar (10 Hope St) in Williamsburg to toast to spring (the sun is supposed to be out!) and help me rid the world of Parkinson’s Disease. Continue reading

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Girl Talk with Olga & Tara at Brooklyn Groove

Olga, Shop Owner Brooklyn Groove

It’s Women’s History month so we are going to milk it and highlight as many awesome local women as we can. The story between the duo at Brooklyn Groove, the new natural skin care boutique on Nassau Ave in Greenpoint is a special one. When you visit the shop, not only can you buy high quality products to keep your skin healthy and beautiful – but it’s like hanging out with your girlfriends.

The relationship between shop proprietor Olga Stefanska and Make-Up Artist Tara Schwartz was fated. When the storefront, a former hair salon, was vacant – Tara worked out a deal with the landlord to use the space as her make-up studio. When Brooklyn Groove opened and Olga moved in – it was a match made in make-up heaven. Continue reading

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Grand Opening of Succulent Studios Saturday (3/29)

Artwork by Sek3 at Succulent Studios

Greenpoint has a new and HUGE art gallery – Succulent Studios, occupying a 3,000 square foot space on the coveted 5th floor of 67 West St – a landmarked former rope factory on the waterfront. A freight elevator up from our third floor HQ, past Greenpoint Loft and around the bend, I opened the door into a construction zone – a vast, high ceilinged and sun drenched construction zone with a view of the East River, lower Manhattan and a granite store yard below – the kind of space many of us would dream to work or live in.

And, it was Wednesday. The Grand Opening exhibit featuring the works of over 30 big name street artists is this Saturday night.  Continue reading

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“Women for Women” Designer Sale at Little Poland Gallery + Surprise Gifts! Sat. & Sun. (3/8-9)

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Women for Women Designer Event this Weekend

This weekend – shop for handmade European fashions, jewelry and home goods at Little Poland Gallery (240 Kent Ave @ No. 1st) from 11:30am-8pm. This “Women for Women” Designer Sale event in honor of International Women’s Day promises unique styles in all natural materials like linen and cotton – and with your purchase you will receive a surprise gift! We love surprise gifts!!!

Sponsored post courtesy of Little Poland Gallery.

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Art + Pasta Jewelry at New Franklin St Gallery Rekover Projects

Tristan Fitch & Katie Hartsough of Rekover Projects

While real estate snooping, I spotted a 2500 sq. ft. space on Franklin St, sandwiched between the newly opened People of 2Morrow and the half block of scaffolding that will soon become even more prime retail space on one of Greenpoint’s most booming blocks.

I thought to myself this spot would be perfect for an art gallery and a few weeks later POOF! - Rekover Projects (77 Franklin St) opened – just like that. The first show titled “Before Intersections” is a solo exhibition by space lessee and artist Tristan Fitch, who runs the project space with his partner and women’s accessories designer Katie Hartsough. Continue reading

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Benefit for Public School Art Programs – at Wythe Hotel tomorrow (2/25)

As a product of the NYC Public Education system and an art lover, I am excited to let you know about a Benefit for Public School Art Programs, taking place at Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) tomorrow February 25, 2014 at 8pm.

Kids need art, and we all know that art programs are underfunded. This article on the importance of art in child development from PBS.org cites that, “art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life.”

And according to a report by the Center for Arts Education in NYC, “in schools with the lowest graduation rates,  where arts could have had the greatest impact - students have the least opportunity to participate in arts learning.”

Let’s change that – and have some fun!

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