In addition to the first place winner in each of the men’s and women’s division receiving $1,000, the East River Ferry will match the highest number of dumplings eaten in ferry tickets (Each winner will receive the combined number, adding both the highest men’s and highest women’s number of dumplings eaten together).
And the best part is: all the proceeds from the event benefit Food Bank for New York City. Last year, $44,200 was raised for the Food Bank, which provided 230,000 meals to assist the 1.4 million people in New York that rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
There are two food competitions happening this Sunday 9/16/12 right here in Greenpoint and Greenpointers will be at both!
Brew n’ Chew @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 3-5pm, $25
Greenpointers covered last year’s Brew n’ Chew, a home brewing and food pairing competition. It was delicious and a good time. This year’s competitive food items will include home made pretzels with home made mustard, sausage and pickled pepper pizza, onion tart, duck pistols and a brown ale/sesame seed cracker with hazelnut smoked blue cheese and dark cherry compote. And lots of home made beer to boot! All proceeds will be donated to The New York Charter School.
Kings County Corn Bowl @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 2-5pm, $15
Nature’s most versatile vegetable is the guest of honor at this local celebration of food, music and moonshine. The Brooklynauts, our friends who judged the espresso tour with us, will be there, along with twelve of the city’s most innovative chef cooking off freshly prepared dishes of NY State Corn, along with games, live music from the Sundelles and a raffle. Proceeds from the event will go toward launching a new competitive cooking league and the Food Bank of New York City.The Brooklyn Star will also be preparing chicken n’ waffle cones!
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There is so much art happening in Greenpoint - it’s insane!
WEDNESDAY 9/5 ♦ Flora e Fauna: Exhibition of Botanical Drawings by KT Smail @ Nights & Weekends (1 Bedford Ave) 6-9pm ♦ James Bellizia Opening Reception @ Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) 7-9pm ♦ Do It Awake @ The Heliopolis Project (154 Huron St.) 7-10pm, More info • Gabrielle Bell and Julia Wertz, in conversation with Jami Attenberg @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Comics artist and Greenpoint local Gabrielle Bell will launch her new graphic novel The Voyeurs with artist Julia Wertz followed by a conversation with novelist Jami Attenberg.
THURSDAY 9/6 • Fashion Night Out Greenpoint ♦ Red Left Blue Right @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, Double Triple is presenting a show of art and design for red/blue 3-D glasses, cocktails, snacks, music, 3-D photo booth, More info ♫ Bust Magazine Issue Release Party @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, Free music from Mannequin Pussy, Leda & DJ set from Permanent Wave ♫ Dinowalrus / Xray Eyeballs / Life Size Maps / Grand Resort / Psychobuildings @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $4
FRIDAY 9/7 ♦ This Is How My Brain Works @ Radiator Gallery (10-61 Jackson Ave, LIC) 6-8pm, 16 artists who practice collage ranging from works on paper to video, sculpture, books, photography ♦ 744 Hr Photo & Tanning @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, Choit will continue her practice of utilizing a modified UV-light-emitting tanning bed as a photographic tool, further exploring her interest in the effect of photochemical processes on found objects. ♦ Odd Job @ Fowler Arts (67 West St, #216) 7-10pm, An exhibition of new work by artists Ted Carey, Jacob Goudreault, and Simon Slater. Painting in the 21st century is an odd job. With no rules or boundaries, how does one beat a path to new possibilities? ♦ Malado Baldwin Opening Reception @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, a retrospective ♫ Ava Luna / Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / Lost Boy? / Indian Rebound @ Living Bread Deli (2 Knickerbocker Ave) 8pm, $10
SATURDAY 9/8 ♦ Newtown Creek Armada Opening Ceremony @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (50 Paidge Ave at Provist St) 1-4pm, Visitors to The Armada will pilot a fleet of artist-made, miniature, remote-controlled boats along the surface of the Newtown Creek while documenting the hidden world of its waters using waterproof cameras and microphones, More info • Samantha Pleet X Wolverine Pop Up Shop @ In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) 6-10pm, Special SP x Wolverine shoe pre-order, Bonny boots on sale, goodie bags, Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn Brewery brews, and Samantha’s Pie Faces. ♫ Noon / Foster Care / Pink Reason @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St) 4-8pm, Free ♫ Octant / Backwords / Starlight Girls / Zula / Ping Pong @ Party XPO (929 Broadway, Bed-Stuy) 9pm, $6
SUNDAY 9/9 Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint @ CitiStorage (5 N 11th St @ Kent Ave) 1-5pm, an outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor to benefit the building of the Northside Town Hall, featuring sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries, along with live music and more, Buy Tix • Some like It Cold – Soup Competition @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 5-8pm, It’s free to compete! It’s $10 to judge and eat! Mezcal Cocktails, more info ♫ The Shivers @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, Free
WEDNESDAY 9/12 • Nora Ephron’s Heartburn – BK Kitchen Book Club @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) $10, discuss Nora Ephron’s novel HEARTBURN and enjoy a no-pressure potluck inspired by the book (drinks provided), More info
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♦ Art Event
Brew n’ Chew 5
Sunday, August 16, 2012 at 3:00-5:00pm
The Diamond (43 Franklin St)
Check out New York’s original and best food/homebrew pairing competition, now in it’s 5th year. Taste snacks and beers from six teams and vote for your favorite. $25 to enter and all proceeds go to the New York Harbor School. Buy your tickets now before they run out.
Saturday was the perfect day to engorge ourselves on hot dogs and drink Kelso beer knowing that ALL proceeds are donated to Food Bank for NYC. We tried our best to sample each and every dog. We even had a method to our madness, but after a valiant effort we sampled approximately 70% of the dogs. While there was an audience vote and judges’ favorite, we had our own winners in mind.
Mark you calendars. This year’s Brew n’ Chew is September 16, 2012.
Up to seven teams will create their greatest homebrew/snack pairings to be made available for sampling during the event. Guests vote for their favorite team. The most popular teams win prizes and all ticket proceeds go to a soon to be announced charity.
If Mike Bloomberg were to call me tomorrow morning and tell me my services were no longer required, I’d hardly bother to hang up the phone before marching into the nearest cheese shop looking to resume my old fall-back job as a cheesemonger. Working first for a great small, independent shop and later for Whole Foods, I’ve gained a serious respect for the work that goes into every aspect of producing and bringing to market real cheese, and this is why I went just a bit nuts when I was offered the chance to report in on the Third Annual Cheesemonger Invitational. Located in a hard-to-find warehouse in LIC, It’s an all-night party in the name of real dairy, centered around a competition that puts the spotlight on the people who make up the industry’s most public face. Continue reading →
Beth: I always loved cheese when I was growing up, but when I was in my 20s I discovered *real* cheese. I fell in love with the infinite flavor variations that can come from a few simple ingredients, and became fascinated with the science, history and culture that accounts for all the different styles of cheese across the world. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 6/20 * North Brooklyn Boat Club Summer Solstice Party @ Broadway Stages Boat Yard (49 Ash St) 6pm-12am, Free, Food, Drink, Dancing, More info • Reclaiming Vacant Land for Public Use @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 7-9pm, Paula Z. Segal of 596 Acres explains NYC’s land use, vacant lots, and share success stories of communities gaining access to public land, RSVP ♫ Rapture/Tanlines/David P (DJ) 8pm, Free, All Ages, RSVP
THURSDAY 6/21 ♫ Make Music NY Ukelele Mass Appeal @ McCarren Park, (Lorimer & Bedford) 5-8pm, open mic, strum along, performances by Bliss Blood, Joe Silver, the Suaverinos, BYOUkelele, More info ♫ Greenpoint Film Festival Sunset Cruise Fundraiser (India St Pier) 6:15pm, $120, music by Anthony Hall and DJ Moosaka, local food and drink, Afterparty @ The End (18 Kent St), $25 at door, Music by Kid Savant, Drink, Hors d’oeuvre, More info/BUY TIX
FRIDAY 6/22 ♫ Admirals/Hello Phones/ Sun Club/ Vows @ XPO (929 Broadway, Bushwick) 9pm, $8, More info • Summer Circus Cabaret @ Big Sky Works (29 Wythe Ave.) 8pm, RSVP
SATURDAY 6/23 • PS 132′s Eighth Annual Kite Festival @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St) 12-5pm, Kites, Crafts, Rides, Food, Entertainment * 2012 Cheesemonger Invitational @ Larkin (47-55 27th St, LIC) 6pm, $50, All you can eat & drink, the stinkiest, funkiest, curdtastic party for cheesemongers, Premier Fromager Steve Jones prepares a feast of cheese nirvana accompanied with beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The main event of the evening is Cheese-O-Mania. The best cheese shops’ finest mongers compete in a no-holds barred cheese battle extravaganza, BUY TIX
SUNDAY 6/24 • Newtown Creek Birdwatching Excursion, 8am-10am, FREE, RSVP for location, morning excursion via minivan to the hottest bird spots on the creek; the juxtaposition of extremes makes for a unique birdwatching experience on Newtown Creek, rsvp (at) newtowncreekalliance.org • Zombie Dash 2.5mi Run & Party (Lombardy St & Scott Ave – Check-in) 9-10:30am, Free Sign-up to be a Zombie, Sign up to be a runner, Afterparty @ Greenpoint Heights, More info
TUESDAY 6/26 ♥ Masters of Social Gastronomy: Gelatin @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7-9:30pm, FREE, learn about the origins of gelatinous desserts, starting long ago when jiggly delights were made with drippings from beef stew or extracts from the swimbladders of sturgeon, RSVP
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♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event