Sage Music Opens in Greenpoint; Interview with Founder Jason Sagebiel

Jason Sagebiel

Sage Music is a music school that started in Long Island City and recently opened a second location in Greenpoint at 33 Nassau Avenue – in the same spot as PLAY.

The school’s founder, Jason Sagebiel, has a very unique backstory.

As a Marine serving in Iraq, he sustained a debilitating brain injury. With limited therapy available to him, he turned to intensive music practice as a way to regain his cognitive abilities. His success spurred him to create Sage Music.  Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot until 8/18 at Arts@Renaissance

The more witty the DIY aesthetic of Overturn Theatre’s interactive installation Waiting for Godot grew, the more charming the production became.

The venue Arts@Renaissance, a restored medical ward at the edge of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg border, has a history just creepy enough to be interesting without being frightening. The random foliage, trap doors and pop-up bartenders all added to the experience. Continue reading

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Youth Soccer League Registration Now Open!

Fall GWYSL youth soccer registration is now open with the Greenpoint Williamsburg Youth Soccer League, now through July 1st for reduced $80 rates. Please visit for more information. We are an AYSO region open to boys and girls ages 4 through 18. Season plays Saturday mornings at McCarren Park starting September 8th.
Summer Soccer Skills Camp is filling up fast. Join our amazing crew of foreign coaches from the United Soccer Academy for 1, 2, or 3 weeks of camp at McCarren Park from July 9th thru July 27th. Visit our website to find the link to register under announcements. Pricing only $179 per week for camp from 8am to 3pm. Strategically located next to the new McCarren Park Pool!
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Pop-Up PLAY Day

PLAY and Pop-Up Adventure Play are bringing Pop-Up PLAY Day to McCarren Park this Saturday May 14th in McCarren Park.

PLAY and Pop-Up Adventure Play have teamed up and are bringing the first Pop-Up PLAY Day to McCarren Park. Children of all ages will experience a fun filled day featuring carefully chosen activities and play stations:

- Adventure Play areas
- Eco-Art station
- Seeding planting station
- Green Play by Rug Bug
- Music
- Food & Drinks
- Yoga Circle by Karma Kids Yoga

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden
The Open Space Alliance
Rug Bug
Crif Dogs
Karma Kids Yoga

About PLAY:
PLAY is a children’s indoor playspace and enrichment center located right on McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In the six months since its opening PLAY has established itself as neighborhood staple for families encouraging and promoting creative play in children. With over 1300 members PLAY was just named “Best Playspace 2011” by New York Magazine.

About Pop-Up Adventure Play:
Drawing upon experience and knowledge of the UK tradition of roving playworkers and adventure playgrounds, Pop-Up Adventure Play works nationally to ensure all children have access to self-directed and hands-on play within communities of supportive adults. This New York-based organization creates Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds—rich and meaningful play environments with everyday materials. By partnering with and serving community non-profits, cultural institutions and businesses, Pop-Up Adventure Play trains and empowers parents, child professionals and local organizers to create neighborhood initiatives in support of child-led free play.

For more information please contact:

Katja Douedari

Pop-Up Adventure Play
Sharon Unis

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