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Teen Comedies + What’s Holding Up The Pulaski Bridge? // What’s Happening Greenpoint? (2/19-2/23)

(sponsored) Carnival Concert @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) Sunday 2/23, 3pm, $25/$15 students/seniors. If you’re into classical music at an authentic Greenpoint venue, then don’t miss this! String players from the NY Philharmonic & international opera soloists perform the music of Lehar, J.Strauss, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Oginsky and Jotejko, not to mention a 30 voice choir sings Handel’s “Hallelujah,” PLUS Polish American Folk Dancers, in traditional costume perform “Oginski Polonaise,” Buy Tix

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WEDNESDAY 2/19
Old Monk / Dead Waves / The Meaning of Life @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7 Buy Tix
Teen Men / Cousins / Cold Fronts  / Spirit Plate @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
* Punk Rope Happy Hour  @ Capri Social Club  (156 Calyer St.) 9pm, $5, Pints of Zywier, Warka and Lech, teams of 4 play rock themed trivia, RSVP Continue reading

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DEAL! NYC Farm Chic Flowers + FREE NuNu Chocolate

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NYC Farm Chic Domestically Grown Bouquet of Roses

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! We have a deal for you.

NYC Farm Chic Flowers is offering FREE NuNu Chocolate with an order of gorgeous flowers (thru Feb 9th)! So get your butt in gear and score some roses + chocolate for your sweetie (in one shot!) before it’s too late.

FREE Heart Shaped Box of Best Selling NuNu’s Chocolate Covered Salted Caramels (Order by 2/9)

Did you know that 90% of roses sold in the US are imported? Surprised? NYC Farm Chic Flowers was, too – which is why they offer US grown flowers, USA Made vases + Brooklyn Made Chocolates. Keeping it local.

Plus NYC Farm Chic has plenty of gorgeous floral options to chose from – like this stunning “Mad For You” Rose Assortment + Vase combo.

Make sure to LOVE NYC Farm Chic Flowers on Facebook & Pinterest.

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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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Valentine Craft Day for the Kids at Jellio Shop This Sunday (2/2)

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This Sunday, February 2nd from noon-4pm, bring your little ones over to the Jellio Shop @ the Flying Squirrel (87 Oak St) for an afternoon of Valentine-themed crafting!

We hear there will be no shortage of glitter.

Hosted by Jellio.com and Eckford Street Studio, all of your crafting supply needs will be there waiting for you, i.e. sculpted paper, sparkles, and crayons, as well as refreshments.

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Ski Trips, Buskers, & Chili Champions– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/23-1/28)

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THURSDAY 1/23
• The Loaded Canon @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave #106) 7pm, FREE, hear the latest works-in-progress from NYC’s rising generation of writings, while savoring drinks inspired by the words you’re hearing, live music from Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, RSVP
• Greenpoint Designers January Meet Up @ The Pencil Factory (122 West St) 7pm, FREE, sip hot toddies and get cozy with fellow local designers, RSVP
♫ 5th NYC Busker Ball @ Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave) 7:30pm, FREE (w/ Suggested Donation), Listen to the musical stylings of this curated bunch of subway buskers featuring Gabe Royal / Blueberryseason / Theo Eastwind Band, More Info
*♫ Johanna Samuels / Lip Talk / Lazer Cake @ Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
♫ Guilty Pleasures: Music You Hate to Love @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, listen to all the songs that make you nostalgic for the times you hated them, More Info
♫ Kiss & Tell 8 Year Anniversary @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 9pm-4am, $12, with performances from The Crystal Ark / THe Neurotic Drum Band / Analog Soul, BUY TIX Continue reading

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UPDATE: Winner Announced!! Win Free Concert Tix From Brooklyn Bowl – Guster – Next Sunday (12/1)

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UPDATE: We have a winner for this week’s concert at Brooklyn Bowl. Greenpointers reader, Robi C., guessed the correct answer “Ping Pong” and was randomly selected to receive the two tickets.

Greenpointers.com & Brooklyn Bowl have joined forces to get you into some awesome concerts for free! Our second in a series of concert ticket giveaways this Holiday season continues with cult favorite: Guster!

Formed in 1991, Guster is an acoustic-pop rock band known for its live performances and humor.  They return to Brooklyn this Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2013 for a special day time performance at Brooklyn Bowl.

Now it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of Guster for your chance to win two tickets worth over $90!!

Answer the following question in the comments below:

What type of balls have been known to be thrown at Guster concerts? *

Hint: This is a G-rated question.

Deadline to comment: Tonight, 11/25/13, 11:59pm

One winner will be chosen randomly to receive two tickets. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning and emailed. Good luck!

Brooklyn Bowl  61 Wythe Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11249

Guster

Sun, December 1, 2013

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

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Comic Arts Brooklyn Comes to Williamsburg Saturday (11/9)

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I just found out that Comic Arts Brooklyn is happening tomorrow (11/9) and I felt morally and ethically obligated to let you know about it. Because it looks awesome–I would even venture to say, epic. The reason this is really new news (the newest of the news), is that this is the first annual event of its kind to grace our little neighborhood…and best of all, it’s free for everyone.

The fest is hosted by local indie comics shop, Desert Island and will take place from 11am-7pm at both Mt. Carmel Church (275 N 8th St) and the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan) in Williamsburg. There are also some events at nearby stores, galleries, and theaters, as well as an after party at Union Pool. Consult the schedule for all the details.

Now, I’m not a huge comic aficionado, but even I recognize a lot of the brilliant authors, artists, and graphic novelists that will be making an appearance tomorrow.  I have great admiration for the graphic novel as a medium, and if you haven’t gotten into this genre yet, I heartily suggest you dive in, especially as these winter months set in and you have more time to sit inside and get lost in some expertly crafted illustrations.

Adrian Tomine

Most notably, the fest will feature appearances by Paul Auster, famed absurdist crime novelist (of my personal pick, The New York Trilogy) and City of Glass, as well as cartoonist/self-publishing superstar, Jeff Smith.  Art Spiegelman, comic artist and Adrian Tomine (I am in awe of him), graphic novel author (Shortcomings & Summer Blonde) and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, will also be in attendance. There are more featured special guests here that I haven’t heard of (please don’t judge me), but I’m sure they are fantastic.

The fest will also feature a variety of exhibitors, who I am assuming, will be selling indie books, illustrations, and comics, as well as most likely signing some of these items.

Comic nerds (you’re so much cooler than the rest of us): this is your moment.

 

 

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UPDATE: Winner Announced!! Win Free Concert Tix From Brooklyn Bowl – The B-52s – Tomorrow! (11/7)

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UPDATE: We have a winner for tonight’s concert at Brooklyn Bowl. Greenpointers reader, Brady Welch, guessed the correct answer “Love Shack” and was randomly selected to receive the prize.  Stay tuned for another post from Brooklyn Bowl for another great concert giveaway!!

Greenpointers.com & Brooklyn Bowl have joined forces to get you into some awesome concerts for free! Our first in a series of concert ticket giveaways this Fall begins with a band also known as the World’s Greatest Party Band: The B-52s!

After 30 years of rocking out and selling over 20 million of their albums, these Athens, Georgia natives are back in Brooklyn to rock your lobster.

Now it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of this legendary rock band for your chance to win two tickets worth over $120!!

Answer the following question in the comments below:

What was the name of the B-52s first top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100? *

Hint: It ultimately reached No. 3 in November 1989

Deadline to comment: Tonight, 11/6/13, 11:59pm

One winner will be chosen randomly to receive two tickets. Winner will be announced tomorrow morning and emailed. Good luck!

Brooklyn Bowl  61 Wythe Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11249

THE B-52s

Thu, November 7, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

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Craft Camp Flash Sale, Bikini Robots, Shrimp n’ Grits, Sugar Sweets, Art Babes, & Trekkie Trivia– What’s Happening Greenpoint? (10/2-10/8)

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Brooklyn Craft Camp FLASH SALE! 
$100 off with Code FLASH at checkout!

Brooklyn Craft Camp is a day-long DIY extravaganza taking place on Saturday, October 5. Enjoy modern craft and DIY workshops, great food (a Peter Pan donut breakfast and fancy lunch from a private Greenpoint chef!), cocktail hour, a DJ spinning vinyl, photo booth, and DIY nail art bar! Registration includes four 90-minute modern craft classes including terrariums, glass etching, stampmaking, sequin bracelets, suede tassels, knitted necklace, and more — from awesome Brooklyn-based teachers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click here to get in on this awesome event!

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WEDNESDAY 10/2
 • The Final Frontier: Star Trek Trivia @ The Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Ok nerds– this one’s for you, game winners will receive $20 worth of synthohol (I’m guessing that’s Trekkie speak for alcohol), RSVP
♫ Parquet Courts / The Beets / Yuppies / Future Punx @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX
* Punk Rope Happy Hour @ Capri Social Club (156 Calyer St) 9pm, FREE, Start off your night with a Punk Rope class at the Greenpoint Y (free for your 1st 3 visits) and end it with $5 pints of Zywiec, RSVP
♫ Benefit for Ms. Magoo @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St) 9pm, $7-10, Help raise funds for Ms. Magoo, a King Charles Spaniel with one eye, a broken, tail, and a harrowing rescue story (she was saved by the band SUPER PILOTka in 2005 and now needs help with her veterinary bills), with performances by Martin Biki / SUPER PILOTka / Cinema Cinema

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