Free Yoga in North Brooklyn Parks all Summer!!!

Is there anything less appealing than a sweaty yoga indoor class in 80 degree weather? Nothing against Yoga to the People (they will always hold a special place in my heart), but I’d much rather get some fresh air in my system while the weather is fine.

It seems that my prayers have been answered because this Summer, Good Yoga has partnered with Open Space Alliance to host outdoor yoga sessions all season long at our favorite North Boroklyn parks, including all-around park champion, Transmitter. Is there anything more satisfying than doing yoga in the grass with a serene view of Manhattan?

And did I mention that the classes are FREE? Bring your own mat and sunscreen and when you get to the park, look for the red Good Yoga balloon. Continue reading

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Free Cyclist-Centric Yoga in McCarren Saturday

Brooklyn-based bike tourism group Get Up And Ride is hosting this Saturday’s Free Yoga For Cyclists in McCarren Park. Instructor and GUAR VP Lisa Markuson designed the class to “tap into the needs of active, fast-moving, possibly stressed people” in its postures and meditations. Get on your bike and om.

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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

There are more events in our weekly calendar. Submit Greenpoint events, too!

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


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.

Sponsored Post Courtesy of NYC Farm Chic Flowers.

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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)


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 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)

There are more events in our weekly calendar. Submit Greenpoint events, too!

• 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)


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. & 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


Sun, December 1, 2013

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

Sponsored Post courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl

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

Courtesy of CAB


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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