Fundraiser

SALO Pop-Up Video!

Our wonderful Yana hosted a Salo Pop-Up Dinner at Sindicato Cocineros in Greenpoint on Monday to raise money for typhoon disaster relief and Bedford and Bowery made this short video about it – paying special attention to the pig hearts that were served. Mind the after school special narration and enjoy gorgeous Yana and her beautifully prepared Philippino food! You may also recognize a lot of Greenpointers in the video…PETER!

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No Lights No Lycra Benefit for Common Ground (12/14)

No Light No Lycra, the weekly dancing in the dark party at Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) is having a special group show benefit on December 14th, 2013 to benefit Common Ground, a homeless outreach program. Tickets are only $7! (in advance), $10 at the door.

100% of ticket sales will be donated!

BANDS
Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic)
Jo Schornikow (of Phosphoresent)
Woodsman
Laura & Greg
Single Ben
Eastern Midwestern
& DJ Pumpkin Patch

Beer lovingly supplied by Brooklyn Brewery

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Soup Bowl Fundraiser Fun – and BIG Thanks!

On Sunday Greenpointers hosted one of my favorite of all the events that we organize, first because it supports my favorite local cause the Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen and secondly because it’s the most chill event we do and I actually get to talk to people and not run around like a lunatic. And we raised over $700! Continue reading

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Dine for a Cause: A Filipino Pop-Up Dinner in Greenpoint

 

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In the horrifying aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines recently, local resident and chef extraordinaire Yana Guilbuena will be hosting a benefit dinner, SALO Labing-Isa, in Greenpoint next week to raise urgently needed funds for victims of the disaster.

On Monday, November 25th at 6pm, Yana will be serving an incredible five-course Filipino dinner at Sindicato de Cocineros on Nassau Ave. The meal will feature dishes from islands affected by the typhoon: Cebu, Panay, Negros, Leyte and Masbate. In keeping with other SALO dinners, the meal will be served ‘Kamayan’ style, a.k.a sans utensils. Continue reading

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Art Auction for Typhoon Victims at Champion Saturday (11/23)

Greenpointer Serge Milli is organizing an art auction and donation drive to benefit typhoon victims this Saturday November 23 from 6-8pm at Champion Coffee (1108 Manhattan Ave). Bids for artworks start at $50. RSVP

100% donated to www.doctorswithoutborders.org

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to the cause click here.

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Yellow Dogs Tribute Show TONIGHT at Brooklyn Bowl (11/18)

Victims Ali Eskandarian, Arash Farazmand, and Soroush Farazmand (photo by Gabriela Fellet for SPIN)

If you were reading Greenpointers last week or keeping up with the news in general, you probably haven’t been able to shake a general feeling of shock and horror in the wake of the tragic triple murder-suicide that happened in an unassuming East Williamsburg apartment just after midnight on Monday. Arash Farazmand (27) and Soroush Farazmand (28), brothers and members of the local indie band, The Yellow Dogs, were killed, as well as their friend and fellow musician, Ali Eskandarian (35).

Tonight Brooklyn Bowl is hosting a tribute show and fundraiser in memory of the three victims. All of the proceeds (100%) will go to the families of those killed, the hospital bills for Sasan Sadeghpourosko, the bandmate who was injured in the shooting, and the two surviving members of the band. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are still available for $15-$30.

The memorial will feature performances from Nada Surf, Habibi, James Chance of the Contortions, Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic, Dirty Fences, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, Shirin Neshat, and Hamish Kilgour of The Clean. There will also be DJ sets from Paul Banks (Interpol), Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture), Jonathan Toubin, Nick Offer (of !!!), Sinkane, The Men, and more.

The victims were all expatriates who fled Teheran to pursue freedom of expression, in search of a place where they could perform their music, free of political constraints. Several months ago, Arash Farazmand became the last member of the band to be granted political asylum.  But despite the way the story is being reported in the mainstream media, the band’s Iranian roots did not define their identity as artists.

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Update: Neon Kickstarter Goal Reached (2 Days Left!)

Good morning! While out last night celebrating Director Miguel’s birthday at Manhattan Inn, I got an alert on my phone announcing that our Kickstarter Fundraiser for our Neon Sign Documentary was 100% funded! It was such a proud and exhilarating and relieving moment and wonderful that Miguel and I could toast the success on his birthday!
I want to thank everyone who supported by donating and sharing the project. We obviously could not have done it without you all – our awesome friends, family and readers! It’s not just Miguel and I making this documentary – it’s all 74 backers who are making it happen. The crowd support is so motivating. We will work on a more formal thank you in video form – so stay tuned for that next week.
What’s next? Well now we are getting the Greenpointers Neon Sign and making a great documentary about it. Oh and we will be sending you your rewards, too! We can’t forget the goodies…
Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to work hard on creating the documentary.
If you want to make a donation, there are 2 days left to donate, and we could certainly use any funding over our goal as things keep coming up, like the need for more hard drive space and costs associated with travel to do pick-up shots.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIGUELITO! NEON UPDATES: 3 DAYS TO GO! (and we’re filled with Cannolis!)

As we approach the final days of our fundraising campaign for our Neon Sign Documentary, it feels like it’s all coming together. The more footage we get, the more interviews we do and the more friends we make along the way not only help us hone in on what the point of this documentary is, but how meaningful of an experience it has already been and we are just at the beginning stages.

First off I am so honored to work on this project with my best friend and brother from another Chilean mother Miguel. Today is his birthday! We have been through a lot in the past 6 years we have known each other, and I am so lucky to have him in my life and be able to collaborate on such a fun documentary. I think this is just the beginning for us. Continue reading

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Manhattan Furrier Artist Irving Feller Featured in New Greenpoint Documentary

The Manhattan Furrier sign on Manhattan Ave.

To anyone who lived in Greenpoint prior to 2012, the Manhattan Furrier was a fixture along Manhattan Ave. for many years (it is now occupied by the Vietnamese restaurant Lollipop). The proprietor, Irving Feller, was also a prolific painter and used the back of his storefront as a studio where he would stretch canvases and render his various works. Greenpoint resident Jenn Nielsen has been working on a documentary film about Irving and his art and they are now in the process of completing funding for the film via kickstarter. You can also see a trailer for the film.

We asked Jenn some questions about the project and what’s next for the film, entitled How Big Little Is. Continue reading

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NEON UPDATE! 6 Days to go… Interview: Thomas E. Rinaldi of New York Neon!

New York Neon by Thomas E. Rinaldi

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our Greenpointers Neon Sign Documentary on Kickstarter. We are at $1972 and our goal is $3000. We have less than one week to raise a little over $1000!

Below are updates to our project. We have begun filming, which has been a blast and once completed there will be a lot of editing to do, which is time consuming and costly. If we reach our funding goal, our plan is to hire a professional film editor to work on the film. After working so hard to film this perfectly we want to make sure the final product is edited just as beautifully.

A friendly little nudge for all you procrastinators: please help fund our documentary – it’s going to be so great – plus the rewards for donating rule!

DEADLINE: THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10th!!!

Remember, if we don’t reach the funding goal – we get zero dollars. That would be so sad.

Updates: 

This past week we filmed Fabio, the owner of Ear Wax Records, who recently moved locations from the mini-mall on Bedford Ave to a new shop on No. 9th St in Williamsburg. He hired Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon to make a neon sign for his shop. The purpose of this interview was to get a perspective from a local businesses owner who chose to get a neon sign for his business and to get it done locally. Fabio was great on camera and had a lot of feedback for us. Plus his neon sign rules!  Continue reading

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