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Go Green Greenpoint! This Saturday 6/7

Go Green Greenpoint was the first Earth Day Festival to stake its ground in North Brooklyn back in 2008. The festival works with schools, community groups, and environmentalists to spread awareness about green space.  This year, the event will also feature recycling for electronics, books, clothes and toys, as well as yoga, wellness/fitness classes, enviro-friendly merchandise, live music and dance performances.

It’s all going down this Saturday 6/7 from noon-5pm in McCarren park. More info here!

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Science Night, One of Us, and Rebel Roots Fest IV – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/26–4/01)

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WEDNESDAY 3/26
♥ Science Night @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 7pm, FREE, Visual art by Sheryl Oppenheim, performances by Raspberry Fields & Groucho Fractal, and a lecture on molecular photoswitches, RSVP
Circus of Dreams @ Bizarre (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, FREE, Entertainment mixed with art, and awkwardness stretched to its breaking point, RSVP
♫ Ad Hoc Presents @ The Panther Room (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $12, with Hieroglyphic Being / Jahiliyya Fields / Aurora Halal, More info

THURSDAY 3/27
♫ Morgan O’Kane album release party @ Black Bear Bar (70 N6th St) 8:30pm, $10, Celebrate the release of “The One They Call the Wind” with Lonesome Leash / Vic Thrill / Morgan O’KaneRSVP
* Incen•Diario @ Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Messerole St) 8pm, FREE, An evening of live performances and works of video art that communicate labour and physical struggle as a gateway to the fantastic, RSVP
 Showpaper Benefit Show @ Ran Tea House (269 Kent Ave) 7pm, $10, with Bad Credit No Credit / Golem / Butcher Knives / Karikatura / Bourgeois BulletwoundRSVP
* No Tokens Issue 1 Launch & Reading @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6:30–9pm, FREE, A night of readings, Rockette kicks, girl-shaped cookies, and cake, RSVP Continue reading

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Invisible Trash, Beatles for Rent & DIY Bike Tuneups – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/19–3/25)

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WEDNESDAY 3/19
♦ BiblioCraft Book Launch Party @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7–8:30pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza, with craft projects and pink sugar cookies, RSVP
☺ The Cause B Show VII: Bushwick Bound @ Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave) 8–10:30pm, FREE (plus free beer with donation), this monthly comedy series raises money and awareness for Make The Road, a Bushwick organization that serves and engages New York communities facing shared hardships and injustices, RSVP Continue reading

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Skip The Line on V-Day with Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s SuperPass!

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Escorting your sweetie to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a genius Valentine’s date and here is why… First show your lover what a VIP he or she is with the Valentine’s Day SuperPass so you can skip the line in style! (Seriously no one wants to wait in line on a date…) Continue reading

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WTF is Speed Friending? + Valentine’s Market Activities Schedule “In The Loft” (2/9)

FREE Nail Art by Peenk! at Sunday's Valentine's Market

The Valentine’s Market is this Sunday and we already gave you a preview of all the amazing vendors but we wanted to give you the schedule of all the fun and FREE activities we have going on UPSTAIRS “in the loft.”

Also – many of you are wondering – what is this Speed Friending thingy?

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Gallery Night, Psychic TV, & Sexy SASS – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/5-2/11)

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People and Places @ Evil and Love Tattoo (211 Franklin St) 7-10pm, Friday 2/7 FREE, Check out this photo exhibit featuring works by Czech skateboard photographer, Hona Zima, a 25-year-old born in a small city near Prague, see his images here, RSVP

* Picture Farm Film Fest @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 2-7pm, FREE, First ever PF Film Fest running Saturday 2/8 through Sunday 2/9, opening & closing receptions, Q&As w/directors and writers, a Sat. afternoon shorts, Sat. night documentaries, & Sunday Brunch. All Screenings FREE! Check the website for the full schedule & film details, RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 2/5
• 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St) 7-8pm, FREE, ask questions & chat with local police officers & community members
♥ Save Room For Dessert! @ Brooklyn Brewery (8-10pm) $5, Join an expert panel curated by Edible Brooklyn for demos, tips, samples, and a Q&A covering everything you need to know about sweets just in time for V-Day, More Info
♫ Young Yeller (LP Release Party) / Moon Bounce / Kazimier / AIMES (DJ Set) @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP Continue reading

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Fancy & Free New Year’s Eve Parties in Greenpoint

If prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinners are not for you, we have PLENTY of less (BUT STILL) fancy parties you can attend FOR FREE!

NYE at Boulevard Tavern

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• Boulevard Tavern’s New Year’s Eve Bash (579 Meeker Ave) had me at “the greatest pop music you’ve ever heard”…

December 31, 2013, 9PM, FREE

Boulevard’s New Year’s Eve Bash promises to “deliver the goods.” Champagne at midnight, FREE buffet aka “munchies all night,” DJ “H” spins the greatest pop music you’ve ever heard, party hats & favors + good old Times Square ball dropping!

<<< Look at dem arm tats!

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Harry & The Potters, Cookie Party & A Very Metal Christmas– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/18-12/24)

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• Pictures With Santa @ Community Garden near the McCarren Park Dog Run,  SATURDAY (12/21), 12-4pm, FREE, put your furry friends in their best seasonal sweaters (ideally you have one to match) and get your family photo snapped with Santa! Holiday card, complete.

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WEDNESDAY 12/18
• How Metal Stole Christmas Trivia Extravaganza @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Grinch it up at this black Christmas revelry, with cheap drink specials and bonus points to any team who comes dressed in leather or as a grumpy cat
♫ BestNewBands.com Showcase with Honduras / Shy Hunters / The Wendigo / Spirit Plate / Jumpers @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7, RSVP
♫ Every Time I Die / LetLive / Code Orange Kids / Angel Du$t @ Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, SOLD OUT, RSVP
# Rarities from the Cellar @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 8pm, $20, Sample craft beers from the hidden Diamond vault, while munching on smoked schevre and aged cheddar (drool), More Info
♫ Lilith Velkor / Larp / Dirt Bikes / (E) Motion Picture @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE, RSVP

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Artlab Takes on Film & the Unconscious Tonight (12/10) at The West

artlab, art + science

 

Maryam Zaringhalam, a Ph.D. candidate at Rockefeller, spends the majority of her time in a lab, studying the molecular biology of yeast. But in her day-to-day social life, she surrounds herself with artists, musicians, and other creatives.  She started the blog, Artlab, to bridge the gap between the two worlds that she often found herself straddling– the artificially disparate realms of art and science. Continue reading

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Tofurkey, Whale Tales, & Topless Art – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/13-11/19)

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* Daddy’s Handmade Treasures
@ Daddy’s (435 Graham Ave) SATURDAY 11/16, 1-6pm, FREE, Shop for gifts from 13 local and national vendors at this love-filled pop-up shop, while enjoying spiced drinks, tarot readings, and hot dogs from the shiny new stand, highlights include jewelry made from real fruit and candy (yummm) from Glitterlimes BK , laser cut textile kits & designs from Flowerclouds , gorgeous hand-made knits from Liz Collins, silk cashmere and wool scarves from J VanSuch, recycled fingerless gloves from Elisabethan, handsome men’s ties from Sovereign Bech, and DJ Knife Fight spinning 45s all day (plus many, many more), RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 11/13
♦ Digital Arts Lecture Series: R. Luke DuBois “Sex, Lies, and Data Mining” @ Pratt (Myrtle Hall Lecture Rm 4D-3, 4th Fl) 12:45-1:45pm, FREE, DuBois (composer, artist, & performer) will discuss his ongoing project, which culls data from online dating profiles and maps it according to geographic location, RSVP
* HOW LITTLE BIG IS Kickstarter Wrap Party @ In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) 6-9pm, Celebrate the success of this local documentary project on kickstarter with original artwork from the subject of the film as well as Amelia Bauer / Tracy Trimmins / Dan Funderburgh / Debra Mintz, with an open bar from BK Brewery and Thorny Rose Winery, RSVP
GCEF Public Workshop @ Dupont Street Senior Center (80 Dupont St) 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, learn about the GCEF application process for environental improvement projects, while networking with other applicants, don’t forget to sign up in advance, More Info
☺ Heavy Metal Laser Plane @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Stand up from Seaton C SMith / Michelle Wolf / Lucas Connolly / Nate Fridson, RSVP Continue reading

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