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Soup Bowl Fundraiser – Potters Needed!

It’s our 3rd Annual Soup Bowl Fundraiser on Sunday, November 23rd from 3-5pm at EAT (124 Meserole Ave).

For $25 get a locally handmade ceramic bowl + a bowl of soup from The Splendid Spoon. Free beer from Brooklyn Brewery.

100% of Proceeds benefit Greenpoint Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

*Reserve your bowl now via paypal.

RSVP on Facebook.

Local ceramicists – we need bowls! Please email editor (at) greenpointers [dot] com if you will kindly donate a bowl or two for this wonderful event!

There will be a limited among of bowls available. Unless you pre-pay, we cannot guarantee a bowl. Thanks for your understanding.

Special thanks to Libby VanderPloeg for donating her time to creating this special poster!

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Join Greenpoint Church’s Hand Bell Choir This Sunday (6/22)

Do you have a voice that clears a bar during karaoke but you always wanted to sing in a church choir? Take a hint and ring some bells instead.

Greenpoint Reformed Church is starting a Greenpoint-style handbell choir. If you’ve always wanted to participate in a musical ensemble playing beautiful music on magical bells – come out on for an informational meeting this Sunday 6/22 at Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St) at 12:3pm0. Beginners welcome – all you need to know is how to ring a bell! They’ll start with easy songs, then work up to THIS….Tchaikovsky – whatever.

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Share The Love Toy Drive Wednesdays & Thursdays – Thru 12/12

toy drive poster

Let’s share the love of this holiday giving season by donating toys to children who don’t get elaborate visits from Mr. Claus on Christmas. Donate an unwrapped toy for infants to teenagers at Greenpoint Church (126 Milton St) starting on Wednesdays from 4-7pm and Thursdays from 8am-noon through 12/12.

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Let’s ALL eat like pigs today! #feedpeople

Isn’t it nice to sit around and stuff your face? This is every American’s God-given right on Thanksgiving! Sadly some people don’t eat anything today – including many people in Greenpoint.

So let’s keep ALL of our neighbors full and plump this Thanksgiving, too. That’s what it’s all about, right? Sharing and caring…

If you make one click on your computer today – consider making a donation in ANY amount – $5, $10 to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, a local non-profit that feeds the hungry not just on Thanksgiving but every week of the year!

Have a wonderful restful day and weekend!

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With No Local Homeless Respite Man Freezes to Death in McGolrick Park

Last year I sat in a community meeting at Greenpoint Church on Milton St and listened to neighbors argue for and against the 10 bed homeless respite that had opened in the basement after Hurricane Sandy hit and the weather was getting down to freezing temperatures.

After the controversy it created, the church decided to shut it down and it moved to Ascension Church a few block north. But the respite did not reopen this winter season. Continue reading

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Food Anxiety! Sicilian Sunday Supper #7 Recap (Photos & Recipes!)

Each first Sunday of the month we have a Sunday Supper at a new location in Greenpoint with a new chef and each first Sunday Supper of the month I am nervous! There is a lot to do and a lot of unknowns. Like will it rain? Do we have enough utensils? Will the chef be on time?

Sunday Supper #7 was particularly more stressful because I was the chef and I suffer from Food Anxiety – which is a clinical neurological condition that involves worrying about making enough food for your guests. One of the symptoms is making way too much food! Everyone in my entire crazy family has this problem – it’s a genetic mutation on the Sicilian strand of DNA I inherited from my father Rocco. Continue reading

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Anti-Violence Project Training at Greenpoint Church – Tomorrow (8/13)

It’s alarming and disheartening to receive daily emails, tweets and facebook messages from Greenpoint residents who are scared because of the recent violent events that have taken place in the area, including a rape, a missing woman and yesterday’s pistol whipping in broad daylight.

Tomorrow – Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 7pm there will be an Anti-Violence Project Training (AVP) at Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) on street safety and hate violence. If you identify as a woman or an LGBTQ person, make sure to attend.

AVP’s “trainings and workshops provide participants with information on the impact of hate motivated violence, safety planning strategies, tips on preventing or reducing the impact of violence, information on how to create LGBTQH [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV+] inclusive organizations, and how to support the needs of LGBTQ survivors of violence.”

For more information visit www.avp.org and feel free to email cb at greenpointchurch.org with any questions about the event.

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I’m Getting Sicilian On Your Ass! Sunday Supper #7 (7/14) – SOLD OUT

That is my dad. That is his tee-shirt. Somehow this is reality. We are serious about Sicilian food and I want to cook for you!

This Sunday July 14th is Sunday Supper #7, a Big Fat Sicilian and Vegan menu, prepared by me at Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St) from 7-10pm. Proceeds benefit Greenpoint Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry!

And we have Van Leeuwen Vegan Ice Cream and Sailor Jerry Rum cocktails, which we are preparing with a Sicilian blood orange twist!

This is going to be a lot of fun!

Menu:

Fresh Fava Bruschetta, Olives
Pasta,“Red” Sauce, Fried Eggplant
Fennel, Watercress, Grapefruit Salad
Fresh Cashew Ricotta Cannoli
Van Leeuwen Vegan Ice Cream
Sailor Jerry Rum “Blood Orange” Cocktails

$45

SOLD OUT

*tickets are non-refundible

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You Got Problems? Ask El Padre (Advice Column!)

You might know her as Pastor Ann Kansfield from Greenpoint Reformed Church but on Greenpointers she is known as “El Padre” and is ready to give her expert advice on life, love and God.

Anything goes, there is no question too weird or out there.

Still wetting the bed at thirty? Wondering if your girlfriend is gay? Is your dog an atheist? Do you have a real problem?

Just ask!

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Cancelled: Community Forum on Sexual Violence at Greenpoint Church Wed (6/26)

Update: Cancelled. Will be rescheduled to a TBA date.

The recent sexual assault in Greenpoint has many Greenpointers saddened, confused and scared. While the police are still conducting an investigation, reports have been made that the rape was a hate crime. Many residents have mentioned forming neighborhood watches or bike patrol programs to prevent future crimes.

Tomorrow – Wednesday June 25th, 2013 at 7:30pm at Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St) there will be a Community Forum on Sexual Violence. It is FREE, open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Hosted by Greenpoint Church Associate Minister C.B Stewart, Council Member Stephen Levin and Brooklyn Community Gay Pride Center, the recent sexual assault in Greenpoint will be discussed as well as ways to create a community-based strategy for staying safe in Greenpoint – with a focus but not limit to the LGBTQ community here.

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