Holiday Party

Cafe Edna’s Holiday Party This Saturday! (12/20)

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Cafe Edna is excited to invite you to join us at our first HOLIDAY PARTY on Saturday, December 20 from 8-10PM.  We’re looking forward to celebrating everything we’ve shared at the restaurant and in the neighborhood with drinks, food, music and amazing company.  Friends, family, foes, flames and other associates are warmly welcome. 

Tickets are $20 per person at the door  and include an unlimited two-hour open bar with appetizers.  We will be honoring the groundbreaking work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and a portion of your ticket sales will be directly donated towards the life-changing relationships they help develop and nurture.  We encourage you to think about volunteering as an older sibling yourself.

Come hungry, come thirsty, come to unwind and start the evening off right with all of your Greenpoint friends!  Our very own local celebrity — Dana Rachlin — will be guest bartending throughout the evening and, much to our chagrin, she’s got a mighty heavy-hand.  Buy your tickets today and see you there!

Cafe Edna is location at 195 Nassau Ave.

Sponsored post courtesy of Cafe Edna.

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No Office Holiday Party Madness This Thursday! (12/11)

The most rager-ey holiday party – the No Office Holiday Party, co-hosted by Brokelyn and the skint, is this Thursday 12/11! It’s the office party for the freelancers, folks without offices or anyone who hates their coworkers. And it’s only $5!

Last year we brought the Greenpointers crew and had such a blast! The party has been recognized as part of a national anti-office-culture trend by Fast Company, the Philly Inquirer and the New York Times!

Make sure to RSVP on Facebook.

HIGHLIGHT INCLUDE:

-Hosted by Comedian Jo Firestone (co-host of Punderdome 3000 and host of WFMU’s Dr. Gameshow)

-Rock Star Karaoke providing live-band karaoke

-Festive photos by Bibi Booth

-Yummy vegan drunk snacks provided by Yeah Dawg!

-Raffle prizes to help you save gelt on gifts

-Tunes by DJ Brian Blackout

-Non-heteronormative mistletoe

-Sexy Santa and lady Santa

-Sponsored by Car2Go, who will be on hand to give out free rides

-Drink specials

-No bosses to judge your drunkenness

-Hookups that won’t make going to work the next day weird

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No Office Holiday Party PHOTOS!!!

No Office Holiday Party Photo Booth by Yuka Miyata

The No Office Holiday Party was all the way in Park Slope – BUT SO WORTH THE TRIP!

Check out all the Photo Booth photos, here – and all the rest of the photos on Brokelyn’s Facebook here.

Thanks for Brokelyn and The Skint for giving Greenpointers the opportunity to help organize this awesome party! Can’t wait until next year…

Oh and I would like to take a minute to mention how unbelievably awesome Hand Job Academy is in the flesh. We are their newest groupies!

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TONIGHT’S NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY RAFFLES – and general insanity… (12/12)

Too broke for presents? The #NoOffice raffle is here to help. 2012 party photo by Sarah Bibi Gainer.

I never thought I would be so excited to get out of Greenpoint tonight! But this NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY we are hosting along with The Skint and Brokelyn is SO WORTH IT! Just the raffle prizes alone are insane (see below) PLUS: HAND JOB ACADEMY is performing along with Special Guest Comedian Michael Lawrence. There will be $3 punch and drink specials, YEAH DAWG! will be slingin’ vegan hot dogs, and Yuka (Greenpointers’ official photo booth photographer) will be helping you keep your shit sorta together for one last fancy photo of the year. And since our blog co-hosts are major cheapskates, tickets are only $8.

Make sure to RSVP!!!

Check it:

-$40 to Adelina’s, Greenpoint
-$25 to The Diamond, Greenpoint
-Do-It Detox – $150 value from Human@Ease
-Two tickets to Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
-Two tickets to Point Break Live!
-Two tickets to any show at Brooklyn Bowl (except sold-out shows)
-Biggie instant disguise hat from Urban Cricket
-Super Mario Bros. Subway map from RIPT Apparel
-2014 NYC Taxi Beefcake Calendar from LIVE432
-My Brooklyn on DVD
-2 his and hers orgasm in a box kits from Babeland
-Very Recent Historybook by The Awl’s Choire Sicha
-One-year membership to Bushwick’s Mellow Pages Library
-Sampler pack of heavy metal nut butters from Better Off Spread
-Four drinks tickets ($6 each) to this very party tonight from Littlefield!
-$100 towards tattoos from Mikee of NY Hardcore Tattoos (a shop fully endorsed by Team Brokelyn)

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No Office Party to Go to this Year??? WE GOT YOU! (& $3 PUNCH!)… Thursday (12/12)

Around this time last year I was fuming at my corporate job (a multi-bazillion dollar company) because they refused to pay for our annual Holiday dinner and drinks – after over 6 years of hooking it up! Then I QUIT.

And as the holidays approached I got a wee bit sad to think that this year I wouldn’t be able to get drunk and act like a fool in front of my colleagues. Then my two favorite blogs - The Skint & Brokelyn asked Greenpointers to host the NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY with them.

It’s this Thursday 12/12 at Littlefield (622 Degraw St) beginning at 7:30pm. SO THERE!!! All of Greenpointers’ contributors are coming and you should come party with us, too! We are also in charge of the Photo Booth, Decorating & Raffles and taking it to a whole new level…obviously.

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Whether you are a freelancer without an office or maybe your co-workrs are just plain lame – this is going to be THE BEST holiday party in Brooklyn!

We’ll have all the trappings of a holiday affair, featuring:
*Live-band karaoke from Bunnie England & The New Originals
*dance tunes from DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S)
*a holiday photo booth
*food!
*A holiday gift items raffle
*Sexy Santa and Lady Santa
*Music by the ladies of Handjob Academy
*special holiday punch, just $3 for the first hour!
*mistletoe like woah
*and a special guest comedian!

Come join your favorite Brooklyn blogs and dance like your boss isn’t watching all night long.

Hosted by Jo Firestone, co-creator of Punderdome 3000 and proprietor of the Tiny Comedy Club.

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YOU’RE INVITED! NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY!!! (12/12)

Are you a freelancer, co-worker, artist, work from hom-er, unemployed? Or maybe you just hate your job. No office? No problem! Just because aren’t chained to a desk doesn’t mean you should let the midtown drone/zombie/suits of the world have all the fun this holiday season.

Join Brokelynthe skint and Greenpointers as we present the third annual No Office Office Party on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 7:30pm-1am at Littlefield (622 Degraw St)!

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(It’s not in Greenpoint, but it’s just off the G and worth the trip!)

We’ll have all the trappings of a holiday affair — live-band karaoke from Bunnie England & The New Originals, dance tunes from DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S) and Mr. Nyse, a FREE photo booth by Marofoto, food and a holiday gift items raffle — and some too-cool-for-cubicle bonuses including $3 punch for the first hour ($5 after), sexy Santa and lady Santa, a set from the ladies of Handjob Academy and a special guest comedian!

Come join your favorite blogs and dance like your boss isn’t watching all night long.

Hosted by Jo Firestone, co-creator of Punderdome 3000 and the Tiny Comedy Club.

Tickets: $6 adv, $8 door

Directions
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street

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Holiday & Apocalypse Parties, Girl Power, Krampus, Free Beer For High Schoolers, Dim Sum & Xmaslites Ride: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (12/19-12/23)

Reality check: it’s the week before Christmas! Get some last minute (local) shopping done and do something festive-y (or not) with your friends before you skip town or have a major staycation!

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

For all more Brooklyn Holiday Markets, click here.

WEDNESDAY 12/19

No Wave Performance Task Force Presents “Women’s Group”
@ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave) 7:30pm, Conceptual open house, all welcome to perform or provide audience/response, purpose is to brainstorm, share work and party before Christmas! More Info
Poker Philanthropy @ T.B.D (224 Franklin St) 7:45pm, Support Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans. RSVP to pokerphilanthropy (AT) gmail.com
Mexi-Christmas Movie @ La Gringa Taqueria (800 Grand St) 8pm, FREE screening of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” underneath an army tent out with wood-burning stove, large-format movie screen, free Mexican hot chocolate and cookies, RSVP: 718-640-0500

THURSDAY 12/20
Nouveaux Fim FestivalKrampus Party @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6-10pm, More Info
*Nouveaux Cinemas Film Festival @ Berry Park (4 Berry St) 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, Screening of short films and a live concert by VideoVideo, More Info
*Drink for a cause @ Exley (1 Jackson St) 7-9pm, $5, Brooklyn Kickball & The Automotive Highschool bring you a night of Free Beer and Holiday Cheer benefiting the Williamsburg Automotive HS,  RSVP
*The No Office Holiday Party @ Littlefield (622 Degraw St, Gowanus) 8pm, $6, Wyatt Cenac Stand-up set, inappropriate photo opps in Hot Santa photobooth, dancing, spiked punch, More Info

FRIDAY 12/21 – APOCALYPSE!!!
Gowanus Print Lab• Holiday Market + Bender @ Gowanus Print Lab (54 Second Ave) 6-11pm, Local artisans present their wares and works plus custom gift wrap, booze, music, screen printing, More Info
♫ Apocalypse Party @ 285 Kent Ave, 8pm, $8, Music by Prince Rama / Dickpic /Ami Dand, All Ages, RSVP
♫ Karaoke to the End! @ Connie O’s (158 Norman Ave) 10pm, apocalyptic holiday buddy-hang at Greenpoint’s best drive bar! RSVP
♫ End of The World Party @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave11:30pm, $10, Music by Peter Hadar & Funkbot, DJ’s, cheap drinks, Buy Tix
♫ Apocalypse Party @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 11:55pm, $15, French electro-jazz electronic experimentalist, Joakim curates a soundtrack to end all and NYC disco king, Jacques Renault takes the stage, RSVP

SATURDAY 12/22
• The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show @ Union Hall (702 Union St, Park Slope) 8:30pm-midnight, Sermons, snake oil, magic, feats of strength, burlesque, geekery and jazz so hot you’ll swear you smell brimstone. RSVP

SUNDAY 12/23
A Christmas Story @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) noon, $11, instead of watching it on TV, see it on the big screen!  More Info
Holiday Party + 1- Year Anniversary @ Storefront Bushwick (16 Wilson Ave) 4-6pm, curated by David Harper. RSVP
♥ Xmaslites in Dyker Heights and Dim Sum @ City Hall (131 Duane St, NYC) 12:30pm, Five Borough Bicycle Club (5BBC) combines two Christmas traditions—colorful lights and Chinese food—on this 20 mil. group ride. More Info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event

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Bushwick Daily Holiday Party: Photo Show + Music Sunday (12/16)

While we don’t have any actual business affiliations with Bushwick Daily, I feel like it’s a sister site to Greenpointers because the same love and enthusiasm we try to bring to our audience about Greenpoint, Bushwick Daily brings to its readers about Bushwick. The website is fantastic, Editor Katarina is a true comrade, and the mutual support we share is inspiring and helps us both grow.

This Sunday 12/16, Bushwick Daily is celebrating 2012 with a photography and music show at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St) from 6-9pm. The show titled Bushwick 2012 will feature 14 photographers in the largest contemporary photography exhibition yet, plus live music.

Admission is free, but it is a fundraiser and I just LOVE the what Katarina wrote about why it’s important to support:

Because it takes 400+ hours every month to create Bushwick Daily in its current form. The team of editors and contributors is dedicated to bringing you 3-5 posts every working day containing plenty of original writing and photographs. We curate your art, music and cultural guides every week making sure that excellent events don’t stay undiscovered. We bring you features of local artists, businesses and galleries. In other words, our mission is to spread the word about this incredible eclectic neighborhood in all its richness.

Enough said. See you there!

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THE SKINT PRESENTS: THE WINTERLAND ROMP (12/15)

 

We all love our friend’s holiday potluck but, if you are looking for a REAL holiday party this season, it is The Skint’s Winterland Romp, December 15th at Littlefield(622 Degraw St. Gowanus)!

Skint Winterland Romp

Call it Christmas in a New Orleans cathouse, circa 1932. Because you’ve been very, very good this year, we’re stuffing your stockings to bursting at the Winterland Romp at Littlefield on December 15th at 8pm! Dance to sweaty old jazz from cult favorites The Hot Sardines. Coo at the sugarplums of burlesque performers The Ivory Fox and Miss Coney Island 2011, Lefty Lucy. Get lulled into a state of sublime bliss from the angelic holiday serenades of Maya Solovey. Be on the lookout for a surprise visit from the elusive Chanukah Elf! Work on your last truly epic hangover of 2012 with our $5 “Rosy Cheeks” holiday punch drink special. Pop by the FREE Winterland photo booth (courtesy of Bibi Booth) to capture your twinkling eyes, merry dimples, rosy cheeks and cherry nose that would make Saint Nick proud.

Limited-edition event posters will be available for sale, a portion of which will benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Tickets $10

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Crafty Markets, PS84 Greenhouse Concert, Wonderland Romp, Degenerate Art Fair, Gift-A-Ganza: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (12/12-12/16)

Wow so many local holiday shopping markets are coming out of the woodwork!

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

For all more Brooklyn Holiday Markets, click here.

WEDNESDAY 12/12
 Craft Fair @ Lodge (318 Grand St) 6-10pm, drink specials, Rockaways raffle, handmade crafts
 Sandy Relief Concert & Prayer, Love & Thank You from Japan @ West Park Presbyterian Church (165 W 86th St, NYC) 8pm, FREE, door donations donated to sandy relief, popular American and Japanese songs and prayers, RSVP
 Wild Yaks / Love as Laughter / Jonathan Toubin / Frankie Rose / TEEN / Thanksgiving Brown @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 7pm
 Heliotropes / Dead Stars / Lazyeyes / Quiet Loudly @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE

THURSDAY 12/13
* Grand Street Holiday Window Display Competition @ Grand St (betw. Union & Bushwick Ave.) 6-8:30pm, Local high school art students design window displays for 8 businesses, free food and drinks, Santa and Carolers, a Holiday Scavenger Hunt, More info
• Withering Frost Holiday Spectacular @ Store on Graham Ave (betw. Withers & Frost) 6-8pm, Treehouse, Moves Brooklyn, Tiger Blanket Records, and more local businesses will be serving up drinks, live music, specials and good cheer!
 The Rabbis Art Show @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6-8pm, series of solo exhibitions of nearly 40 portraits of Rabbis by Joy Mahana.
 Ancient Sky / Bubbly Mommy Gun @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8

FRIDAY 12/14
 Resonate & Rebuild @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 7-11pm, a silent art auction and exhibition, RSVP
Crystal Garden Opening Reception @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Marni Gellman transforms the front window into a crystal garden, the audience is led deep inside the crystal structures via abstract photos lining the walls, RSVP
 No Moss Group Art Show @ Ba’sik (323 Graham Ave) 7pm, RSVP

ps 84 greenhouse concert fundraiserSATURDAY 12/15
 Holiday Open House @ Word (126 Franklin St) 10am-9pm, staff on hand help you find the right books and gifts, a donuts-and-hot chocolate station, and some guest authors to help wrap. All tips for wrapping will be donated to the Greenpoint Food Pantry.
• Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Holyday Market @ Bird River Studios (343 Grand St) 11am-7pm
• Holiday Craft Fair @ 3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave) noon-6pm
* Underground Holiday Fair @ 119 Jewel St, noon, original and unique work by local artists, designers and artisans, RSVP 
 Winter Wonderland Romp @ Littlefield (622 Degraw St) 8pm-1am, jazz by The Hot Sardine, burlesque performers, holiday punch drink special, Winterland photo booth, LIMITED TIME: TIX ONLY $10, RSVP
 OÍDO: An Experiment in Sound & Sculpture @ Saint Peter & Paul Theatre (288 Berry St) 6:30pm, $6:30pm, Fundraiser for Williamsburg’s PS 84 Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse Classroom, a unique collaboration between Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and sculptor/light artist Ivan Navarro, Buy Tix
♫ Cool Serbia / Daytona / Summer Saints @ Danny Screams Studios (220 Leonard St) 8:30pm, $7

SUNDAY 12/16
• Sacred Object Holiday Bazaar @ Maha Rose (97 Green street g3) noon-6pm, all hand made, all magic, all love
 Degenerate Craft Fair @ The Dumbo Loft (155 Water St) noon-6pm, an anti-art fair featuring over 50 artists & designers, most under $50, RSVP
 Gift-A-Ganza Spend-A-Drink-A-Thon! @ The Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) noon-8pm, regulars will be their selling crafts, gifts & affordable art, RSVP
 Brooklyn Surf Flea @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 2-8pm, 20+ local businesses selling surf gear and art, donating 10% of sales to Sandy relief efforts, beverages, festive music, & surf films.

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ SANDY BENEFIT
♦ Art Event

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