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.
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
*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.
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!
Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic)
Jo Schornikow (of Phosphoresent)
Laura & Greg
& DJ Pumpkin Patch
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.
(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.
We got the news from Brooklyn Based that Fred Flare, the clothing and novelty store that has a warehouse at 300 Kingsland Ave in Greenpoint is going out of business and they are having a huge blowout sale / party this Friday (7-9pm) and Saturday (11am-4pm). There will be DJs, a bake sale, art and home furnishings and tons of merchandise at deep discounts.
I always loved their fun sample sales. Now where am I going to get my $0.50 red solo cup ceramic shot glasses, $1 cardboard cat teepee and $5 dresses?
On Friday October 18th, 2013 from 8pm-midnight, HUMAN@EASE (31 Nassau Ave) proudly presents The MAD HATTER’S HOWLING MOON TEA PARTY!
MAD MEN & MAD WOMEN we cordially invite you to join us for a spectacular evening of costumed revelry, fitness feasting, healthy harvest eats, tonics, libations, live music & dancing under the Mad Full Moon! RSVP
OPEN HEALTH BAR: Enjoy Seasonal Bites, Fit Treats & Potluck Tastings served along with SPECIALTY COCKTAILS Mad Hatter’s Tea Toddy & Vampire’s Bloody Punch!
LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES throughout the evening featuring:
• THE SHAMANIC LUNATICS & special guest artists
• DJ BENGEY will be spinning thrilling, spine-tingling, monster party anthems in the Ohm Room.
• Step into the TIME WARP with a Dance Lesson provided by ZUMBA MANNY
• TAROT READINGS in the Tea Parlor by GYPSY ROSE
MADDEST HAT CONTEST:
Express your most outlandish fashion muscle for a chance to win Guest and Sauna Passes. The wilder, the radder the better! Points for Style & Creativity!
TRICKED OUT TREATS POTLUCK CONTEST:
Trick our palates with your yummiest, Healthy Halloween inspired dishes ala Mummy Meatloaf, Monster Mashed Cauliflower Witches Stew or Devilish Eggs.
Bring us your healthiest most creative and most ghoulishly delicious dishes. Be sure to leave out the icky processed fake food stuffs (anything in a boxed or canned)
PRIZE: Winners receive 1 month B.E.S.T. Membership (value $129), Cash Prize & recipe will be featured in our Fit Low Down Newsletter.
ALSO Raffle Prizes and special surprises throughout the night!
It will be a night of Magic and Mischief that you won’t want to miss
ADMISSION: $15 or 2 for $25 / $7 with Potluck Dish
- Your dish should offer no less than 10 Servings as guests will be voting for their most favorite dish.
- Food should be ready to serve room temperature.
- Provide any necessary serving utensils. We will provide paper plates & eating utensils.
- Participants please email your recipes with ingredients including allergy warnings no later than 10/15.
On Saturday, September, 21, 2013 at 3pm - 1500 big, mean and oh so delicious live Maine lobsters are arriving at The Well (272 Meserole St, Bushwick) inside the historic Hittelman Brewery for a day so aptly named Lobstah Palooza!
Bib up, arm yourself with butter and hunker down!
Over the course of seven hours you will feast upon 1.25lb of Maine Lobster or Lobster Roll plus scalloped potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, a Brooklyn-rooftop grown green mix and a freshly baked roll – and obviously, unlimited quantities of melted butter.
If you think you are only getting succulent lobster – think again. The hottest East Coast DJs, Chemicals of Creation, DJ Sylo & Julian Rhine, will be spinning for your listening while eating pleasure.
And the space… The Well, which was a gigantic brewery back in the day has been converted into an amazing event space and bar with a backyard beer garden.
Organizer of Lobstah Palooza, Gus May was inspired to organize this big lobster party from the legends about epic lobster runs he heard from his Uncle Neil. “He used to make lobster runs to Maine and back once every summer in the 1980′s, and deliver thousands of lobsters to host huge parties in his native Cecil County, Maryland,” Gus said, ”The whole lobster bash is really in honor of him and the spirit he embodied.”
WEDNESDAY 7/10 • Can’t Hardly Wait @ Summer Screen (McCarren Park, Bedford Ave & No. 9th St) 6pm, Free, Movie plus Music by Jeffrey Lewis, a preview of Childrens Hospital, and Roma, a short film by David Altobelli • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Begins @ No. 8th St & Havemeyer, Free, Lifts, Rides, Food, Fun, Thru 7/21, More info ♦ The Art of the Novel @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Free, Agents and Novelists Discuss Writing and Selling, More info ♫ Kiss & Tell: Orange Crush @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, expect to hear a selection of super rare vintage vinyl records, dress your ORANGE summer best, orange crush frozen cocktails ♫ Journalism / Dog Water / Sofa Club @ Bog Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7
THURSDAY 7/11 ♦ Opening Reception SINGLE STREAM @ Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave, Astoria) 6-8pm, FREE, SINGLE STREAM (2013), by Paweł Wojtasik, Toby Lee, and Ernst Karel, explores a materials recovery facility in Charlestown, Massachusetts where hundreds of tons of refuse are sorted and processed daily for recycling, More info ♦ Brooklyn Industries “Shoot: Brooklyn Summer” Photo Exhibition @ Brooklyn Industries (658 Manhattan Ave) 6:30-9:30pm, FREE, DJ Ben Steidel and cocktails ♫ Stomps & Claps & Snaps & Pops & Sniffs & Clicks & Ahhhh @ Reverse (28 Frost St) 7-9pm, an interactive exploration into the instrumental nature of humans and the traditions of rhythmic language, by artist and composer Matthew Matthew, light refreshments, More info ♫ Toro Y Moi / Shlohmo / Jonwayne @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE ♫ Gregory Stovetop / C. Gibbs @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave.) 10pm, FREE ♫ Seasick Mama / Butchers and Bakers / Bugs in the Dark @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 10pm
♦ Archaic Soul @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, features collage from found materials, DIY printmaking, textiles and traditional media by Molly George, RSVP # 1 Year Anniversary Pizza Party @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $7 pizza, $4 beer, music by DJ Ronny Moo # Viva La France! Bastille Day Celebration @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 7-11pm, $18-20, Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a French dinner and special guest speaker, Buy Tickets ♦ Body Maps @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd.) 8pm-12am, the first solo show of one of the youngest emerging artists of Brooklyn, Christine Cha, RSVP # Gluten Free Burger, Beer & Cider Night @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 8-11pm, Udi’s Gluten Free, Strongbow Cider, Element Brewing & Draft ♫ The Echo-Friendly / Way Yes @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $10
SATURDAY 7/13 * Long Island City Immersion @ Alewife (5-14 51st Ave.) or LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd.) noon-6pm, Pick up one of the 500 FREE Immersion cards for free Brooklyn Brewery, beer brunches, an excellent comedy show and an incentive to check out the LIC Flea, More info # Surf’s Up Vegan Pop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St., Bushwick) noon-6pm, Sand-free happy hour, snacks, and tanned babes galore, More info ☺ DanDillLions 3 The Incredi-Bull Show @ Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint Ave) Free, comedy show full of bad animal puns but more importantly awesome standup comics, Lineup: Danny DelColle, Noah Savage, Will Winner, James Alexander, Amy Dalton, Gordon Baker-Bone, Rich McHale, hosted by Dillon Stevenson ♫ Sunset Guns / Sharkmuffin / The Planes @ Fort Useless (36 Ditmars St, Bushwick) 8pm ♫ Pipe Organ Concert by Russian Musician Sergey Kirillov @ St. Stan’s (Driggs Ave and Humboldt St) 8-9:30pm, FREE ♫ ”Solo Dame Indie Pop!” 2013 Latin Alternative Music Conference Showcase @ Cameo Gallery (96 No. 6th St) 8pm, Chile’s ASTRO / Dominican Republic’s Grand Resort / Colombia’s La MiniTK del Miedo, RSVP ♫ A Magical Evening @ Secret Loft (247. N. 10th St @ Union Ave) 9pm, $10, 21+, Free Kegs & Performances by Lilly Wolf / Ra Ra Rasputin / Ichicuts / Bridges and Powerlines / F#@k the Rent (DJ) / Epic Light Show by Nick Foligno, RSVP ♫ Braille / Max Pearl / Volvox / John Barera @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave., Bushwick) 10pm, Free
# Community Potluck BBQ @ Java St Community Garden (59 Java St) 4-7pm, $10 suggested, bring your favorite dish to share (should feed four to six), RSVP ♫ Workman Song, Julia Berry, Oy Vey @ McGolrick Park Pavilion, Free, 6-7:30pm # Sunday Supper #7 @ Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St) 7-9pm, $45, Big Fat (vegan) Sicilian Supper by Jen G, Benefits Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, Buy Tix ♫ One One / Celestial Shore @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave.) 9pm, FREE
(Sponsored) 5th of July Funk/Soul Party @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) Midnight-4am, FREE, Dj Bengey is KEEPING IT FUNKY AND SOULFUL in his debut at Manhattan Inn, Greenpoint & Williamsburg’s premiere late night dance spot! RSVP
WEDNESDAY (6/3) ♦ Drawings by James Ulmer @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Ulmer’s drawings harmonize the naivety associated with memories of childhood picture making with sophisticated compositional choices and mark making decisions. ♫ The Free Keys / Sua / Whisky Bitches / Slim Charles @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $8, RSVP * Punk Rope Happy Hour @ Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole St) 7:30-8:30pm, Celebrate the 4th early with an American ass-kicking, 14 U.S. rock tunes while jumping rope, rehydrate 9pm until late at the Capri Social Club (156 Calyer St), class is free Y Members and first 3 free for Y non-members, RSVP
THURSDAY (6/4) – 4th of July!!! # Seafood Boil @ Maison Premiere (289 Bedford Ave) noon-8pm, music by Bedford Avenue Society Band • 4th of July = Cheap Burgers @ Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Ave) noon, enjoy $5 burgers all day, plus patriotic drink specials! ♫ Back to the Beach @ Rippers (Boardwalk & 86th St, Rockaway) Free, 1-9pm, Performances by Friend Roulette / Celestial Shore / Pow Wow! / This Library Is On Fire / Hippy and The Road # 4th of July BBQ @ The Richardson (451 Graham Ave) 2-6pm, Cheap $4 Brooklyn Beer, $10 Brooklyn Beer + Frankfurter with Pork Chili ♫ Beats and BBQ: The Star Spangled Boogie Marathon @ LP n’ Harmony (683 Grand St) 3pm-4am, FREE, dance music marathon, buy drinks get free BBQ ♫ 4th of July BBQ @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 4pm-1am, Reggae, African and World Beats mixed with all day bbq with drink specials and sprinklers, art opening of the Tiny art show curated by John Eric Lawson ♫ Fourth of July Bash w/ 1-800-BAND / Endless Boogie / Dirty Fences @ Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood) 8pm, Pizza by Roberta’s, beer by America, dogs and burgers by The Meathook ♫ Deafheaven / Marriages / Aun / Theologian @ 285 Kent Ave, 10:45pm, $10
FRIDAY (6/5) ♦ Unhinged @ Pierogi (177 North 9th St) 7-9pm, A sprawling salon installation tapping the depth and breadth of the Flat Files ♫ Nude Beach / Prince Rupert’s Drops @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10 ♫ Le Bump @ Over Eight (594 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, We’re not going to forget the singles we grew up with. Let’s get sweaty!
♫ 5th of July Funk/Soul Party @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) Midnight-4am, FREE, Dj Bengey is KEEPING IT FUNKY AND SOULFUL in his debut at Manhattan Inn, RSVP
SATURDAY (6/6) • Ghostbusters @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 11:45am, $11, Tix • 119 Underground @ Jewel St. Paradise (119 Jewel St) 12-6pm, Everything from ceramics, to paper goods & more! with refreshments & performances provided for shoppers. All in a Brooklyn basement ♫ Warm-Up @ PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave) 3pm, $15, w/The Martinez Brothers/ Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules / Love Affair DJ set, DJ Qu / Anthony Naples ♦ From The Streets Up @ Woodward Gallery (133 Eldridge St) 6-8pm, A street sculpture show curated by Royce Bannon and Cassius Fouler, RSVP ♫ The Call Up @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 9pm, FREE, Reggae, Soul, Punk by DJ’s Sandinista and Tiny Gem, Vinyl Only! $5 all YOU can eat BBQ
SUNDAY (6/7) * Summer Sunday Slimdown Challenge @ McCarren Park, 1:30-2:30pm, FREE, Rain or Shine, Meet at Human@Ease (31 Nassau Ave) at 1:15pm, it is summer and it is time to lose those pounds, get that blood pumping and heart rate up every Sunday in July, RSVP # Fiesta De La Carne @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 2-11pm, FREE, 500lbs of meat! burgers, dogs, salads, veggies burgers, steaks, more – ALL FREE! ☺ Run From The Police Comedy Show @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8:30-11pm, FREE ♫ Jo Schornikow @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm, Free
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event