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Whiskey Buzz, Mean Girls & Split Personalities – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/16-1/20)

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WEDNESDAY 1/15
* Natural Makeup Class @ Brooklyn Groove (102 B Nassau Ave) 6-8:30pm, FREE, learn tips and tricks to create a flawless makeup routine that highlights your natural beauty, More Info
♦ Comic Book Night @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Get the inside scoop on the comic world with experts Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story) and Time Leong (Super Graphic) with a signing and Q&A, RSVP
☺ Daniel Koren: The Most Important Thing @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8-9pm, $10, composer Daniel Koren’s one-man show features piano tunes accompanies by projected figures, paired with stream of consciousness in this bizarre fusion of music and comedy, More Info
♫  Belly Fire / Hard Nips / Roth Bart Baron @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP
♫  Endless Boogie / Hans Chew / Syphilitic Lust / Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $9, RSVP

THURSDAY 1/16
☺ Split Personality: Storytelling and Character Open Mic @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7-8pm, FREE, Put your name in a hat for a chance to perform a 5 minute story or character sketch, with special guest performers Leslie Meisel (30 Rock, Bachlorette) and Ben Rameaka (UCB, Wolf of Wall St)
♫  Prism House / Foxes in Fiction / Daytona / XNY / Palehound @ Spike Hill (184 Bedford) 7pm, FREE, More Info
♦ Uta Brauser– Human Matter @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Opening Reception for the artist’s collection of line drawings, which explore the nature of matter and the traces of cell life
* Beauty Beyond Boundaries @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 9pm-1am, FREE, Get free cocktails (until 11pm) in exchange for being marketing targets for the new Ricoh Theta spherical camera (which actually looks pretty fun anyway), featuring art installations, live painting, music from Kaoru Wantabe & Motions, a tap-dance bit from Tamango, and DJs all night, plus you get a camera to play with for the evening, RSVP Continue reading

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Solstice Witches, Superfund Dance Party, and Lobstah fo’ Dinner – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/18-9/23)

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On Saturday, September 21, 2013 from noon-midnight @ Light Space Studios (1115 Flushing Ave) Galerie Project proudly presents its second exhibition, featuring live DJ sets, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, performance dancing, and live audio/visual performance from some of New York’s most inspiring talent. Unlike typical gallery exhibits, The Galerie Project aims to create a fully immersive experience through the use of dynamic art & technology within the confines of space, $20 – Buy TicketsRSVP

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WEDNESDAY 9/18
♦ Renacimiento Art Show @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (334 S. 5th St) 7-10pm, FREE (donations benefit Girls for Gender Equity Inc), female-driven group art installation transforms the sanctuary into an immersive exploration of life, death, and rebirth, More Info
♦ Drink & Draw 2 for 1 Night @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 7-9pm, 2 for $10, Tonight’s weekly live drawing party is half the price so bring a friend, model, supplies provided, RSVP
♫ Kiss and Tell’s Get Schooled! @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 7pm-4am, FREE, Dress in your back to school best (think Clueless style plaid) and dance to Jamaican dub and raggae riddims spun by $mall ¢hange / Deadbeat / Ivy Feraco, take a breather to feast on Jamaican jerk chicken/tofu, RSVP, More Info

THURSDAY 9/19
♦ NY Art Book Fair Preview @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 6-9pm, FREE, Opening Night preview of 280 exhibitors at this annual celebration of art & print, live set of underground dance music by MASKS / Terekke, RSVP, More Info
* Greenpoint Film Festival @ From the Source (67 West St.) 6pm (opening reception) & 7pm (screening), The festival begins tonight with an Environmental Program, featuring films on Newton Creek’s “heart of darkness” and the East River dolphin, followed by a panel Q&A and after party at Coco66, More Info
 Spirit Plate / Lux Perpetua / Friend Roulette / Hippy @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP
♫ Skimast / New England Patriots / Big Ups / Alien Triology @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7
The Cause B Show IV: Man’s Best Friend @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8:30pm, free beer with donation, Stand up show to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue , featuring comedians Janine Brito / Adam Newman / Amber Nelson / Tim Dillon / Matt Marango / Shelly Hamilton, RSVP

FRIDAY 9/20
* NY Art Book Fair @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 12-7pm (also Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7pm) FREE, the must-see annual event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines, featuring booths and signings from independent publishers, a conference on art-book culture, “The Classroom” (a series of artist-led workshops), and various exhibitions/releases, More Info 
♫ Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band / The Budos Band / Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Williamsburg Park (N 12th and Kent Ave) 5:30pm, FREE
♫ Tesla Boy / Night Drive @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $12, BUY TIX
 ♫ Xenis Rubinos / Ava Luna / Live Footage @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
• Dave the Spazz Movie Club presents Scarlet Street @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, $5, Fritz Lang’s 1945 noir about a Greenwich Village floozy and her pimp was orginally censored in New York state for being obsense and even sacreligious, More Info
• The Dead Zone @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 12:10am, $11, Watch Christopher Walken freak out when he realizes he can see the future in this Stephen King/David Cronenberg thriller, Trailer

SATURDAY 9/21
• Touch a Truck @ St. Nick’s Alliance (Maspeth Avenue & Olive St) 10am-4pm, $5, Bring the kids to see real trucks up close (including some from NYPD & FDNY), special guest Ms. Frizzle will bring her Magic School Bus
♦ The Galerie Project @ Lightspace Studios (1115 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 12pm-12am, $20, immersive art experience featuring  audio-visual installations, live watercolor and digital painting, dance performances, and DJs Francis Harris / Archie Pelago / Multiple Mono, More Info
* Lobstah Palooza @ The Well (272 Meserole St) 3-10pm, $35 online/ $40 door, Get full on a Maine LOBSTAH dinner (the menu has us positively drooling)  while listening to DJ’d tunes in the Well’s beer garden backyard, More Info,  BUY TIX
* ♫ DIIV / Guards / Fletcher C. Johnson @ Havemeyer Park (S.4th St & Kent Ave) 6pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St) 6:30pm, $5 (proceeds benefit the Boat Club), end Summer right with what will surely be the best superfund site dance party of the season, with live performances by Noise & Rythm / STARINA / Silent Rider / Brandi & the Alexanders / Amerigogo, RSVP
♫ Savoir Adore / The Suzan / Ski Lodge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 8pm, $12, BUY TIX
♫ Alex Winston / Echo Friendly @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $12.50, BUY TIX

SUNDAY 9/22
* Fall Solstice Pop Up Market @ Dusty Rose Vintage Warehouse (233 Norman Ave) 12-6pm, FREE, Celebrate new beginnings and celestial ritual with artisan wares for the Autumn equinox, like Navajo-inspired bags, dream catchers, candles, and vintage clothing, with free tarot readings and nail art, RSVP
# TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 1-6pm, $24-$45, Outdoor food fest featuring over 40 of North Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants & bars (think Adelina’s, Gwynnett St, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, & many more), with DJ sets from Queen Majesty and Jonathan Toubin, More Info
 Lady Lamb The Beekeeper / Cassandra Jenkins @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX

MONDAY 9/23   
♫ The Henry Millers / Johnny Stimson / Sunflares @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
The Denzels / Cool Serbia / The Teen Age / El Sportivo @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, BUY TIX

TUESDAY 9/24
# The Masters of Social Gastronomy: BBQ Edition @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30-8:30pm, $5, Curious about the variety of slow-cooked meat techinques from Spanish barbacoa to Austin brisket ? Brooklyn Brainery has the sweet and smoky history, RSVP
♥ Witches of Bushwick @ Tandem Bar (236 Troutman St) 10pm, FREE, Queer lady dance party with DJ Ayn Rand (amazing), tarot readings, and general debauchery, RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
Comedy Event
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3rd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival (9/18-9/22)

The 3rd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival begins tomorrow – Thursday 9/18 through 9/22/13.

All screenings will take place at From The Source – 69 West St (the same place where we have our Greenpointers Markets!)

From the over 200 submissions in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental and Animation, a panel of 8 judges curate this four day long program of shorts and feature length films.

A highlight of the festival includes “At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd,” a film directed by Max Kutner about the landmark and abandoned Coignet Stone Company Building in Gowanus – its exterior only feet away from the impending Whole Foods.

On Saturday at 8pm, Greenpointers Contributor Matt Glasson will present a selection of microbudget features and short films which he curated for this year’s Greenpoint Film Festival – including the outrageous CHICKEN – a crude microscopic-budgeted comedy about an Asian food delivery man living in Greenpoint who harbors dreams of becoming an ace streetballer.

More info about Matt’s event here.

A new Music Videos program also makes it debut this year.

Check out the full program here.

 

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BUST(ed) Trivia, Gallery Night, & Hot Apple Pie– What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/11-9/18)

♥ Who’s That Guy Next Door? 67 West St @ From the Source (69 West St) Friday (9/13) 3-6pm, FREE, Meet, mingle, and mix with the many creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs who work in 67  + 69 West St, Open to the public, drinks from Cliffon Dry Premium Cider, RSVP (Sponsored)

♦ Connected by Design @ Java Studios Gallery (252 Java Street, Suite 308)  Opening Friday (9/13) 6-9pm, Group show featuring select Java Studio artists (Sponsored)

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WEDNESDAY 9/11
 • Launch Party: This Is How You Say Goodbye @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Local author Victoria Loustalot celebrates the launch of her memoir, chronicling her world travels in rememberence of her father, with signature cocktails inspired by the exotic locales in the book, RSVP
* ArtLab: On Repeat @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, Conversation on repetition and the intersection of art and science, featuring Emily Dennis (a mosquito neurobiologist) and Lauren Schleider (a Brooklyn-based visual artist), RSVP, More Info
♥ BUST Trivia Night @ Matchless ( 557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Bust out those trivia skills (see what I did there?) and test your knowledge of ladies and lady-themed things, winner gets a $30 bar tab, RSVP
♫ RATHBORNE (Record release show!) / Bad Girlfriend / Isadora / The Sanctuaries / DJ Illyse Singer @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave), RSVP
♫ Mountains / Date Palms / Plankton Wat / Good Willsmith @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, RSVP

THURSDAY 9/12
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine Advance Screening with Twin Sister / DJ Soul @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6pm, FREE, Screening of Nine-Nine (the new Andy Samberg cop show premiering this Fall), free bowling from 6-7pm and the first 500 guests get a free drink, RSVP
# Fine Spirits Tasting @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, FREE, Taste fine whisky, vodka, and rum and learn what “un-chilled filtered highland single malt” actually means (additional tastings on Wed 9/11 and Fri 9/13 that include cheddar & chocolate and smoked salmon food pairings), More Info
♫ Wilder Maker / Belle Mare / Life Size Maps / Gondola @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, Price TBD, More Info

FRIDAY 9/13
♦ Greenpoint Gallery Night see map! 6-9pm, FREE, Spend the evening exploring opening shows at 22 participating neighborhood galleries (like this feminist art collective showcase and these illustrations of people dressed as animals) before heading to the after party at Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave), More Info
* Greenpoint NOW @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6-9pm, FREE, Group show featuring artwork made in Greenpoint by local artists representing the clash of culture, style, and NOW-NESS of our ever-changing neighborhood, presented by Ugly Art Room, RSVP

* Grand Opening @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, featuring Greenpoint Gin Hook Gin with Acme Smoked Salmon and more!
♦  NOMADIQUE Presents: These Rythmic Seasons @ the Metropolitan Building (44-01 11th St, LIC) 7pm, FREE, If you’re hungry for more after scouring every gallery in Greenpoint, head over the bridge to LIC to check out this one-night-only exhibition of photography, film, and live performaces that will explore the phenomena of growth and aging, RSVP
♥ Terminator 2 @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 12am, $13, Watch Arnold save the future as a futureistic cyborg on the big screen, and COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE, More Info


SATURDAY 9/14

LIC Flea & Food @ 5-25 46th Ave LIC, 10am-5pm, FREE, Come to Queens for a huge outdoor market with over 70 vendors, vintage clothing, furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, accessories, sweets, treats and delicious food. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Take the ferry, ride your bike or take a walk, More info
 • City Harvest Food Drive @ Atlas Obscura (61 Greenpoint Ave, Suite 302) 11am-5pm, FREE, Feed hungry New Yorkers by donating City Harvest’s most needed items (canned goods, mac & cheese, and peanut butter)
# Taste Talks @ various venues in North Brooklyn, 11am-10pm, $10-35, the first annual foodie extravaganza from the creators of Northside begins with a pancake breakfast at Brooklyn Bowl and continues with conferences throughout the day on a variety of food-related topics such as Foraging and Food Photography, More Info
# Dive In! Vegan Shop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 12-6pm, Enjoy tasty delights (ranging from Ethiopian brunch to ice cream sandwiches), jewlery, and clothing from 30+ vegan vendors, More Info
• Cardboard Tube Fighting League @ McCarren Park (N12th and Bedford) 2-5pm, FREE, Wish you could wield a sword like the dudes in Game of Thrones? Have no fear, you can this weekend…with cardboard tubes, More Info
♦ Jamian Juliano-Villani: Me, Myself, and Jah @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, first solo exhibition from Juliano-Villani, whose bold, splashy paintings are just plain fun, RSVP
♦ Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 8pm doors/9pm show, Art meets fashion for Williamsburg’s answer to mainstream fashion week, featuring up-and-coming designers who push the boundaries of design and production, with musical performances from Courtship Ritual/ DANKE//SWORD / Ideal Orkestra (afterparty at Wild Kingdom), More Info
♥ The Devil’s Bedroom Concert Series: The Prophet @  M’Su Diable (2 Kingsland Ave) 8:30pm,  $12, A night of fortune-telling, featuring music by Youngman Grand / Sons of an Illustrious Father / Friend Roulette with projections, dance performances, tarot card readings, free food, and a donation bar (woah), RSVP

SUNDAY 9/15
# The 2nd Annual Gala Gala Hey! An Apple Festival @ The Drink (228 Manhattan Ave) 2-10pm, pie fans rejoice for this day-long celebration of sweet apple pie, featuring fresh baked slices from Pie Stand, bobbing for apples, old timey music, cider on tap, and corn hole, More Info
# Brew n’ Chew @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 3-5pm, $20, 5 home brewer/ foodie teams battle for your vote, proceeds donated to charity, Buy Tix
# Farm Dinner @ North Brooklyn Farms (329 Kent Ave) 7-10pm, $40, 3 Course + Cocktails Farm to Table Supper Club, More info
♦ Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 8pm doors/9pm show, Day 2 of runway shows, live music, and theatrical antics
♫ Doe Paoro / Dark Rooms / Sleepers Work @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, BUY TIX

MONDAY 9/16  
♫ Elvis Costello / The Roots @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $40, BUY TIX
♫ Those Mockingbirds / Ionia / Spirit Animal / Your Skull My Closet @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10 BUY TIX

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

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SHARK WEEK, Breaking Bad, Summer Shenanigans, Bad Ass Presidents – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (8/7-8/13)

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•  Breaking Bad Premiere Party @ The Exley (1 Jackson St.) Screening Party Sunday (8/11) 7pm, FREE BBQ at 7pm, $8 Blue Cocktails, try the Saul
Goodman Old Fashioned, Showtime at 9pm, Music before and after by O Paradiso, Lead up to showtime involves a round-robin cornhole tournament, RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 8/7
♥ Speed Screening @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Screening begins 8pm, Music by Dope Body / Hubble / GDFX
♫ Lawrence Rothman / Gambles / Vows @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10
♫ Sharkmuffin / Shark is typing… / Shark Boy / Shark Water @ The Living Gallery (1087 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 9pm, $5, Yeah, Shark Week!
♫ Sky White Tiger @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, FREE

THURSDAY 8/8

Kevin & Matt Geek Out About Shark Movies! @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 8-10pm, $10,  Celebrate Shark Week with comedian, Kevin Maher, and Greenpointers contributor/filmmaker, Matt Glasson, as they present a multimedia tribute to the best of the best SHARK MOVIES, from Jaws to Sharknado, RSVP
Rooftop Films Presents: Twelve O’Clock Boys @ Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave), Doors at 8pm, Screening at 9, $13, An urban coming of age tale about the notorious Baltimore dirt bike pack, part of Rooftop Film’s SXSW weekend. After party at MatchlessMore info
♦ Gale City Greetings @ Southfirst (28 Frost St.) 7-9pm, FREE, Opening reception for Audra Wolowiec’s sound-sculpture installation and Alissa Blumenthal’s drawings series as part of the REVERSE SUMMER LAB shared-residency program, RSVP
♫ As / W-H-I-T-E / Yvette / Alan Watts @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7
♫ Hunx and His Punx @ 285 Kent  8pm, $12
♫ Jane Eyre / Quiet Loudly / Wilder Maker @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 9pm, $10

FRIDAY 8/9
♦ Magistrates of Marzipan @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave), 7-10pm, FREE, opening reception for a series of drawings and paintings by Sarah Intemann RSVP
♦ Correspondence II @ TSA (44 Stewart Ave, Bushwick), 7-10pm, FREE, Group show opening, exhibiting work from emerging Philadelphia artists. More Info
♫ Lordo / Life Size Maps / Haybaby / Hippy / The Gradients @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10

SATURDAY 8/10
♫ Back to the Beach @ Rippers (Rockaway Beach 86), 6pm, Free, Live jams from Heliotropes / Dead Stars / Quiet Loudly / Eastern Hollows / The Meaning of Life / The Veda Rays with Rippers burgers and Sixpoint beer. Rockabus has added late night busses at 10pm to take you home!
• Mind Body and Roll BK @ Brooklyn Fireproof (119 Ingraham Street) 3-10pm, Skate Truck NYC will host an outdoor pop-up roller skating rink, accompanied by disco, DJ’s, kimchi burgers, and dance/wellness workshops. Bring Your Own Skates (BYOS) or $10 rental, RSVP
♥ Cycle Pop Mystery Tour @ secret location TBA 4pm, $29, Join Get Up and Ride for a biking scavenger hunt (with “obscure poetry clues”) in hidden spots all around North Brooklyn. Tour ends with an electropop dance party at the Knitting Factory.  Sign up and don’t forget your bike!
#Sweat it out! Vegan Shop-Up@ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.) 12-6pm, FREE, Celebrate August heat with NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market, featuring artisan food and wears
♫ North Highlands / Brazos / Chalk And Numbers @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10

SUNDAY 8/11 
♥Summer Shenanigans Party! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 2pm, FREE, Vodka watermelons, sidewalk BBQ, and a KIDDIE POOL! You had us at kiddie pool. RSVP
♫ Solarists / Andrea Parkins / Weasel Walter & Elliott Sharp @ Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7

MONDAY 8/12
• Trivia Night @ Boulevard Tavern  (579 Meeker Ave), 8-10pm, FREE
NYC Broken Comedy @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave), 8:30pm, FREE, Comedy showcase featuring established and up-and-coming comics. Past performers have included Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Buress, Judah Friedlander. More Info

TUESDAY 8/13

*Community Board 1 Public Meeting Re: Greenpoint Landing @ Automotive HS (50 Bedford Ave) 6:30pm, More info
• S.A.S.S. Presents: Presidential Bad Asses @ Cameo (93 N. 6th St), 7-9:30pm, Nostalgic for 6th Grade History Class? Join the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies for a booze-fueled debate to select the “Most Bad Ass” President, (Will it be Adams, Jackson, and Roosevelt?)  You decide. RSVP

♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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Firefighter Cook-Off, Window Facing Inward, OMG Webcats, Tijuana Panthers, Blood Drive – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/31-8/5)

Artwork by Hilary Doyle

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•  Window Facing Inward @ Active Space (566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) Opening Reception: Saturday (8/3) 7-10pm, FREE, Hilary Doyle’s recent work is centered around often unnoticed objects and moments in our daily lives. Doyle’s paintings calls reality into question—some objects may appear real from afar and upon closer inspection, look wobbly, hand-made, and even grotesque, More info

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WEDNESDAY 7/31
♥ Red Hook Firefighter Cook-Off @ Fairway (480-500 Van Brunt St) noon-3pm, FREE, Teams of firefighters will compete to see who can cook the best BBQ!
♥ Goonies Screening @ McCarren Park Summer Screen (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Screening begins 8pm, Music by Hector’s Pets / The Numerators / Juniper Rising
♫ Melvins / Baroness / Honky @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE
☺ Heavy Metal Laser Plane Comedy Show @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ M. Ward / Kami Lyle Trio with Joey Spampinato & Tad Price @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $15

THURSDAY 8/1
♦ OMG Webcats: A Retrospective @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Arwork by Scott Chasse, OMG Webcats regurgitates mundane yet humorous internet chatter in the form of simple text blurbs along side a seemingly never-ending supply of line drawings of cats, RSVP
♫ Manawi Thorn / Oneironaut / Black Smoke / Alcian / Look a Fang @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8, RSVP
♫ The Love Language / Eternal Summers / Nightdogs @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $10

FRIDAY 8/2
♦ To Paint With Fire @ Gallery 1205 (1205 Manhattan Ave, #241) Opening Reception 6-9pm, works by Jennie Jieun Lee and David Bratton, two Greenpoint-based artists who both mix the materials and processes of painting and ceramics, Curated by Ulrika Strömbäck
♦ Pop-Up: The Art of Johnny Rizzo @ Bunny Cutlet (158 Roebling St) 7-10pm
♦ Rural Route Festival Begins @ Museum of Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria) 8pm, highlights works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city, thru Sunday 8/4
♦ A Summer’s Tale Screening @ Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave & East River) 8:30pm, FREE, More info
♫ Tijuana Panthers / Le Yikes Surf Club @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10
♫ DJ Bengey Asse’s Soul & Funk Dance Party @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) Midnight, Free, RSVP

SATURDAY 8/3
♦ As You Like It by William Shakespeare @ McGolrick Park, 3pm, Free, Bring the kids, pooch and a seat
♥ Blood Drive @ Williamsburg Church (231 Ainslie St) 11:30am-4pm
♫ Wildflower Music Festival @ 106 Emerson Pl, Clinton Hill, 3-11:30pm, Happy Lives / Fan Tan / Ghostess / The Meaning of Life / Spirit Plate / Dog Water / Clouty / Rae and Adam James / Sullied Accolades, RSVP
Kickstarter Film Festival @ Havemeyer Park (So. 3rd bet. Kent Ave & Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, selections from some of our favorite features, docs, shorts, animations, and works-in-progress from the past year, all funded on Kickstarter
♦ Window Facing Inward @ Active Space (566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) Opening Reception 7-10pm, FREE, see above description, More info
♫ Jay Arner / Suā / Sweethearts @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $7, More info

SUNDAY 8/4
♦ As You Like It by William Shakespeare @ McGolrick Park, 3pm, Free, Bring the kids, pooch and a seat
♦ Find Waldo Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 3pm, after searching for Waldo all over Greenpoint in July, children and families are invited to enjoy snacks, drinks, and prizes
♥ Terrarium Class with Claire “Succulents Edition” @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 5-7pm, $50, includes all plants and material plus a beer, 4 tix left
• Wet Legs / Judson Claiborne / Dead Painters @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St @ McGuinness) 6-9pm, Free, RSVP
• Sunday Supper #8 @ North Brooklyn Farms (Havemeyer Park) 7-9pm, $45 – SOLD OUT
♫ Roots 66 Live Reggae Party with Radicators / Daredevil @ Coco 66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 7-11pm, RSVP

MONDAY 8/5
• Surf and Health Workshop @ Human@Ease (33 Nassau Ave) 6:30-8pm, $20, learn surf specific exercises, basic sports nutrition, how to look after your body so you can surf better and keep surfing forever, email info at humanatease.com

♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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Bear Hunt Controversy, Whistleblow Your Mind, Animation Block Party, Bushwick Block Party: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/24-7/28)

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WEDNESDAY 7/24

♦ Polish & Spanish Poetry Reading @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30-7:30pm, FREE
♥ The Craft @ McCarren Park Summerscreen (No. 12th & Bedford Ave) 6pm, FREE, Performances by La Misma / Potty Mouth / Divorce Money
♫ Rumors / Junior Prom / Behaviors @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8
♫ Bear Hunt Controversy @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St) 10pm, $8

THURSDAY 7/25

♦ Out Of The Sea / Into The Sea @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, An evening of ocean inspired imagery from photographer Bobby Fisher spanning the globe from the Maldives to Montauk, RSVP
♫ Heliotropes / The Suzan @ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy) 7pm, $12
♦ Smashfest @ Villain (50. N.3rd St) 7pm, $15-30, a curated collection of film, art and culture about the NY surf community, ticket includes drinks & snacks, thru Sunday, more info
☺ The Cause B Show: Whistleblow Your Mind Comedy Show @ Over Eight (594 Union Ave) $5, 8:30-10:30pm, featuring some of NYC’s top comedians raising money for The Bradley Manning Defense Fund, RSVP
♫ This Frontier Needs Heros @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm, FREE

FRIDAY 7/26

♦ Close Quarters @ Yes Gallery (147 India St.) Opening 6-10pm, Artwork by Nichole Handel & Jack Jerz
♫ Ghastly City Sleep / Ancient Sky / Don’t @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St.) 8pm, $8
♦ Rooftop Films Animation Blockparty @ Automotive HS Lawn (50 Bedford Ave) 8pm live music, films begin 9pm, $13, Afterparty @ Matchless, More info
• U Screening @ Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave & East River) 8:30pm, FREE, Ages 6 & up, Mona is a princess who lives a lonely existence in a dilapidated castle by the sea. She is cruelly mistreated by a pair of rats until a unicorn named U appears to protect her…

SATURDAY 7/27

# NY State Food & Beer Expo @ East River State Park (Kent Ave & No. 8th St) 10am-7pm, $10, sample over 40 exclusive beers from over 20 NY microbreweries & farm-to-table foods from NY, More info
• Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info
♫ Bushwick Block Party w/ Action Bronson / Pictureplane / Jamaican Queens / World’s Fair / MC Todd / Death Threat @ Moore St betw. Bogart St & White St, noon, FREE
♥ Bike Swap & BBQ @ East River Bar (97 South 6th St.) 3-7pm, FREE, Bring your bike parts, frames and bike related stuff to East River Bar and buy/sell/trade at no vendor cost or cover charge, RSVP
♫ The Due Diligence, Hippy, Journalism, Healing Stoned @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm
♫ Hollaback Afterparty with War on Women / Shady Hawkins & Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $10, Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world, RSVP

SUNDAY 7/28

• Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info
♦ Flux Fest @ Sandbox Studios (154 Morgan Ave.) 6-11:30pm, $15-20, a festival of 10 short films with time travel asan overarching theme, open bar, More info* Greenpointers’ Pick

♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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The Romney Years, Spirit of the Slained Eagle, The Moon & The Sun, Gunfight!, Brewed In Brooklyn: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/17-7/22)

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WEDNESDAY 7/17
♫ The Romney Years (Screening) @ Cantina Royal (58 No. 3rd St) 7pm, FREE, a psychedelic dark comedy centered around a shotgun wedding bachelor party in the backwoods of PA. Soundtrack by BK bands who perform before (Keith Parker / Bombs to the Eyebrows / Dead Beat Dad / Johnny Butler) and after (Public Speaking / My Love MHz / Ruben Sindo Acosta) RSVP
♫ Pee Wee’s Big Adventure plus performances by Oberhofer / Lodro / Bueno @ McCarren Park Summerscreen (Bedford & No. 12th St) 6pm, FREE
♫ Q Tip @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $10

THURSDAY 7/18
• “The More You Ignore Me” @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Travis Nichols presents his new novel inspired by his time at Poetry Foundation’s blog, which follows the exploits of user Lynksys181 as he crashes the wedding blog of complete strangers, in conversation with Emily Gould about (mis)behavior on the Internet, Q&A, signing, RSVP
♦ You Are Here @ 3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, group art show that invites viewers to disconnect from mediated distractions and fully engage with their surroundings, RSVP
♫ Jacques Renault / Classixx @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE
* Tom Shillue’s Funny Story @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, The premise is simple: Tom and guests tell their best true stories, you drink Brooklyn beer and enjoy the show.
♫ Spirit of a Slained Eagle (Record Release) / Look, a Fang! / The Confidentials @ The Acheron (57 waterbury st) 8pm, $8
* Summer Noir @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, featuring “After the Thin Man,” vintage cocktails, RSVP
♫ Sean Nicholas Savage / Jamaican Queens / Blanche Blanche Blanche / Regal Degal @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $8

FRIDAY 7/19
♫ Maracatu – a Brazilian Percussion Ensemble @ McGolrick Park, 6-7:30pm, Free
♦ The Moon & The Sun @ AC Gallery (107A North 3rd St) 6-9pm, Japanese artist Kanae Ito solo exhibition & live performance, More info
♦ Hearts of Palm @ Acumen Project Space (37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC) Opening Reception 6-8pm, Summer Groups Show with artists: Summer Group With Artists: Matthew Craven, David Maddy, Michelle Matson, Matt James Stone, Trish Tillman, RSVP
♦ Unhinged Paperworks @ Janet Kunatowski Gallery (205 Norman Ave.) 7-9pm, a collection of paper works

SATURDAY 7/20
♫ The So So Glos / The Moon Dudes / Las Rosas / New Cross / Greg Saunier @ Rippers (Beach 86, Rockaway) noon, FREE
♫ Gunfight / BOYTOY / Thizz Rattlers / DJ Double Head @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE
# Aguardiente Party @ Cafecito Bogota (1015 Manhattan Ave) 6pm, cocktails, shots & empanada Specials all night
♫ Beasty / Braver / Manawi Thorn / Hooks @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8
♫ Soul Clap and Dance Off w/ Jonathan Toubin @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11:30pm, $21

SUNDAY 7/21
* Hosh Kids Yoga @ McGolrick Park, 11am, Free
♦ Other Rooms Press Poetry Reading @ t.d.b. (224 Franklin St) 1-3pm, FREE, A poetry reading in celebration of Other Rooms’ first print anthology, Ocellus Reseau, featuring poets Sapphire, Alan Gilbert, Melissa Goodrum, Susan Lewis, More info
♫ Spirit Plate / Lux Perpetua / Hippy / Friend Roulette @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm

MONDAY 7/22
☺ Free Cable Comedy Show @ Over The Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm
# Brewed in Brooklyn Screening @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, The story of how Brooklyn was once the beer brewing capital of the world and could one day be again, Filmmakers Q & A, first free beer, Watch the Trailer, Buy Tix
♫ A Bunch of Dead People / Glockabelle / Hoya / Dead Beat Dad @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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5 Cheap Things To Do In & Around Greenpoint Before (GASP!) Summer Ends

Dudes! The Fourth of July has passed. August is fast approaching. Sure, this constant humidity and 90 degree heat sucks and begs us to stay indoors in front of the AC racking up the electric bill, but we cannot let Mother Nature win!

Autumn’s cool breeze will be blowing leaves in our faces before we know it. We’ve got to take charge and make the most out of the last of our summer weeks. Here are a few inexpensive suggestions to help you end these hot, sunny days with a BANG.

1. Bike to Coney Island

I dare you! It’s not as far as you think. Well, it is, but it’s a pretty flat, easy route and once you arrive you can eat a hot dog at Nathan’s, jump in the ocean depending on how hardcore you are, and then brag to your friends that you biked 26+ miles. Once you get past Prospect Park, you’re on the Ocean Parkway Greenway for a little more than 4 miles. This bike path is mostly shaded and separate from the street so it’s safe and for the most part a pretty sweet ride. If you’re one of those New Yorkers who’s never been to the historic amusement park, I highly recommend it. Heck, I demand it. It’s equal parts awe-inspiring and gross, but will dazzle you nonetheless. Also, you’ve got to ride the Cyclone at least once in your life.

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A Magical Evening, Stomps & Claps, LIC Immersion, Sicilian Supper, Body Maps, Pizza Party: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/10-7/14)

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♫ A Magical Evening @ Secret Loft (247. N. 10th St @ Union Ave) Sat. 7/13, 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

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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

FRIDAY 7/12

♦ 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

SUNDAY 7/14

# 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

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