* 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
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, RSVPContinue reading →
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!
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
Beginnings had an impressive year-long run and was a great example of many minds coming together to build something new. Their exhibitions of experimental art shows at 110 Meserole Avenue will be missed by the residents and artists of Greenpoint.
THURSDAY 3/7 •Circus Now @Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, $10, an evening celebrating contemporary American circus and The Ordinary Acrobat, hosted by Duncan Wall with presentations and performances from the circus community! TIX ♫Bad Credit No Credit/Aza Nizi Maza/Popular Culture/Sophia Knapp @Cameo Gallery (93 N.6th St) 7:30pm-1:30am, $8, Tarot card readings by Sophia Knapp, interactive digital installation and dance performances, RSVP ♫The Thermals/Hilly Eye/Habibi @285 Kent Ave 8pm, $15, RSVP ♫Callers/Teen/Olga Bell @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8, RSVP ♫Lucy Love/Linkoban/Kelow @Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 10pm, $10 More Info
FRIDAY 3/8 •Movieoke @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8-11:30pm, FREE, Presents Movieokekaraoke for movie geeks. Pick a DVD from Videologys collection (or bring your own), they put your favorite scene on the big screen with the captions and without sound, and you act it out for an adoring audience plus, trivia, prizes! More Info ♫Small Black/Heavenly Beat/Imperial Topaz/Beach Fossils Djs @285 Kent Ave 8pm, $10, RSVP ♫Javelin/Hard Nips/Chances With Wolves @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 11:30pm, $12, RSVP
SATURDAY 3/9 *Vegan Spring Break Shop-Up @Pine Box (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 12-5pm, FREE, Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market featuring the best small businesses around, RSVP ♦Check out all Brooklyn Armory Events Here ♦Manuel Gnam/Taslima Ahmed @Real Fine Arts (673 Meeker Ave) Opening reception 7-10pm, performance at 9pm, More Info ♦Bushwick’s Armory Night: “Awakening Spirit” @The Living Gallery(1087 Flushing Ave, Bushwick), Enjoy the Heart Core Installation and view a rare film screening of the early avant garde works of Jay Masonek and a selection of experimental animation short films of Eric Leiser RSVP ♦Williamsburg After Hours Gallery Event @Various Williamsburg locations, 7-10pm, This year Williamsburg galleries proudly echo the spirit of The Armory Show, the largest art fair in New York City, with a series of individually curated after hours events, soirees, video installations, exhibitions, and performances, collectively entitled, More Info ♦/☺Giggles Art Opening w/Live Comedy @Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St, Bushwick) 8-11pm, Art and Laughs! RSVP ♫PAWS/Bambara/Lost Boy?/Lame Drivers @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St,Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP
TUESDAY 3/12 ♦Christopher Wilcha’s The Target Shoots First @Light Industry (155 Freeman St) 7:30pm, $7, Screening- In 1993, recent college grad Christopher Wilcha landed his first real job at the offices of mail-order music giant Columbia House in New York, where he discovered that his knowledge of punk rock minutiae was more valuable than his philosophy degree RSVP ☺Greenpointers Comedy Night @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $5, To benefit the comics! hosted by Kerryn Feehan/Nimesh Patel/The Lucas Bros/Anthony DeVito/Michelle Wolf /Hadiyah Robinson/Justy Dodge RSVP •Leprechaun in the Hood @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE, Bad Movie Brooklyn is proud to present the most St. Patrick’s Day movie they know, “Leprechaun in the Hood” RSVP ♥Irish Night Karaoke @Muchmore’s (2 Havenmeyer St) 8:30pm, FREE, all drinks can be made into green drinks upon request! RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
WEDNESDAY 2/13 ♥Valentine’s Eve Eco Love @Freckle (154 Nassau Ave) 6-8pm FREE, Spend the night before V-Day with Freckle and SW Basics! $10 Eco Friendly Manis, create your own custom scent with S.W. Basics, champagne and chocolate RSVP Mandatory ☺AbeMixture: A Creamy Kind Of Love @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $5 Jokes, videos, some possible tumbling, nearby booze and a ton of great music after the show RSVP ♦The Impossible Project Artist Talk @Reverse Space(28 Frost St) 7:30pm, FREE The Impossible Project will present and discuss the conceptions of creative minds in a casual, open forum RSVP ☺Big Terrific Comedy Show @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8-10pm, FREE Max Silvestri/James Adomian,/Myq Kaplan/Street Seidell RSVP ♥Spectacle’s Sexy Soiree @Spectacle Theatre (124 S.3rd St) 8pm, Karley Sciortino, aka Slutever (runs the Slutever blog) will be screening a collection of erotic shorts, stag films, some of her favorite sex scenes from movies, and some quality artsy clips. More Info
VALENTINE’S DAY 2/14 ♥Valentine’s Day with the Williamsburg Orchestra @Paper Box (17 Meadow St) Doors 6pm, $8-12 Celebrate Valentines Day with the the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, DJ EM, Nieves Dance Studio will perform, and Joey Corsica will be giving Free Fun Salsa Lessons! Tix ♥Valentine’s Day Singles Party-Ladies Night @Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 8pm, FREE Ladies drink for $3, DJ Heather and Blind Dance. More Info ♫Rated R V Day @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St)8-11pm, $12 Lemonade/ILLLS/Empress Of/Heathered Pearls (DJ)/Evan M RSVP ♥Warm Sensations Valentines Party @Secret Project Robot Art Experiment (389 Melrose St) 9pm, $5 Shadow Lover/Little Band of Sailors/Doom Trumpet and videos! RSVP ♦Flux Thursday: Valentine’s Day Edition @Flux Factory (39-31 29t Street, LIC) More Info ♥Valentine’s Day: Makeout Dance Party @The Woods (48 S. 4th St) 10pm, DJ Slutbag RSVP
FRIDAY 2/15 ♦Ashes57 @Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 7-9pm, A collection of illustration, graphicdesign and typography works from Ashes57 RSVP ♦Darina Karpov: Sudden Leap into the Interior @Pierogi (177 N. 9th St) Opening 7-9pm, Exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by Darina Karpov with a focus on interiority, both literal and metaphorical More Info ♦Inside Out @Laundry Lung Gallery (67 West St) Opening 7-9pm, Laundry Lung Collective has teamed up with several outsider artists from Hospital Audiences Incorporated, a therapeutic arts
workshop centered around healing, growth and learning through engagement in the arts More Info ♦Morph @Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St, #216) Opening 7-9pm, Morph investigates the body as a conduit for different artistic and theoretical strategies, which reveal the body’s fundamental role in comprehending our sense of self RSVP ♫Patrick Higgins/Josh Modney/Elli Keszler/Ashley Paul/Jess Snyder/Sam Pluta/Federico Ughi @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick) $8, 8pm RSVP ♥Over it: Bushwick Valentine’s Apocalypse @Bushwick Coffee House (44 Wilson Ave) 7pm-1am ,$5 A 90s MTV-style match up game, Love Is Nice art show,live music, dance party and prizes! RSVP ♥Eyes Wide Fucked: A Valentine’s Masquerade Ball @Cheap Storage (49 Wyckoff Ave) $5, 8pm-8am All night masked soul, motown, slow-jam dance party, masks available at the door, fog machine RSVP
SATURDAY 2/16 ♫True Trill Death @The Flat (308 Hooper St) 11pm, FREE A night of the only the trillest and the illest hip hop and R&B from the 90s Freddie Machete/Don Castillo/Mr. Sniffles RSVP ♫Percussion Lab presents: Chrissy Murderbot/Galapagoose/Archie Pelago @Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St)12am-4am, $7 RSVP
SUNDAY 2/17 ♦Brooklyn Analog Opening Party @Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) Opening 3pm, Photo Exhibit featuring work from Brooklyn Analog More Info ♦Big Law Country Club Gallery Opening @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick) Opening 6-8pm FREE, after party 8pm-12am, $7 New gallery space opening in Silent Barn featuring artists Eli Lehrhoff + Ginny Benson, performance from Alaskas/Eartheater/Mochs RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
My appreciation for abstract art comes more from the streets of Brooklyn than the galleries of Manhattan.
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So, forget that it’s chipped, sprayed or splattered paint and enjoy its properties the way you’re supposed to in a museum. There’s some awfully cool little compositions that can be found on the streets of Greenpoint and beyond.
My appreciation for abstract art comes more from the littered sidewalks of Brooklyn than the galleries of Manhattan.
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Forget that it’s trash and enjoy the materials, colors and textures the way you’re supposed to in a museum. There’s some awfully cool little compositions of junk that can be extracted from the streets of Greenpoint and beyond.
It is going to be an epic night for the Greenpoint art scene. Over 30 galleries and spaces are opening their doors from 6-9pm to show amazing local artwork. Then at 9pm, we are all meeting up at TBD (224 Franklin St) for a fun after party with food from Yummy Eats and awesome music from DJ Ning Nong and the Brooklyn Soul Club!
For more information on all the galleries participating: CLICK HERE.