On a crisp, first-glimpse-of-summer night, with nigh a sk8rboi in sight, Jon Hopkins and electro company kicked off the annual free concert series at House of Vans (25 Franklin St) in Greenpoint.
Exceedingly referential with sponsored “street” artandalight “installation” that referenced a once-flickering warehouse marquee, Vans’ branded millennial pandering was never a distraction from evening’s chilled-out vibes, free orange-vanilla seltzer, nor the gaunt and smiley Hopkins’ superb set. Hopkins music, often slow to build, develops meditatively through repetition. You could even hear someone scream, “where’s the drop?”
Outdoor music, while often exchanging sound quality for experiential novelty, has the unique quality of gathering diverse groups of people together, especially when free.
CMJ music marathon is upon us again, and before your head starts spinning trying to figure how, what, when and where to see the best music (and who that best music even is), we have crafted a special guide for North Brooklyn residents. You don’t have to hop all over the city to see the best new music- you can stay right here in Greenpoint and Williamsburg (and maybe venture into Bushwick). Continue reading →
There is a whole slew of new music videos shot in Greenpoint or by Greenpoint artists that I want to share with you. Also a cool song. Also some shows you should check out tonight. So let’s get right to it, shall we?
* Handmade Treasures Pop Up @ Daddy’s (435 Graham Ave) Saturday 3/8 at 1pm, Free, shop knits, jewelry, ceramics, and scarves, plus get a custom Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav) illustration of your spirit animal, there will also be custom pet portraits and custom knit patches (bring your fav digital image to be converted into a knit), with wares from Glitterlimes (real fruit and candy jewelry!) / Muffy brandt (hand-printed leggings, tops, and bags) / Andrew Almone (a.k.a the KNIT MASTER) / Juniortown Knits (hand-dyed yarn) / Jule Van Such (digital prints on silk scarves) / Jena Derman (Executive Sous Chef at Momofuku Milk Bar who creates amazing pastry-like ceramics) / Wowch, with DJ Knife Fight spinning 45s, RSVP
♦Illustration Workshop @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 4-6pm, Free, Learn the core basics of buildling shapes, images and characters, this week the theme is the classic Greek tale, RSVP
* Steampunk Tea Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, $15 suggested donation, Join author Gail Carriger for a reading, discussion and book signing from her Protectorate literature series, prizes awarded to best steampunk costume, RSVP
♦ Artists’ Reception and Ash Wednesday Worship @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 7-10pm, Free, Explore this local collection of artwork modeled on the Stations of the Cross, RSVP
* Seasonal Home Store Pop-Up @ Home of the Brave (67 West St, #416) 6pm, Free, Have a drink while previewing the home store of independent designers, curated by Wolves Within, RSVP
♦ 60, The Collective Part 2 Art Show @ The Walk Way, Rebar (147 Front St, Dumbo) 7pm, Curators Frankie Velez and Craig Anthony Miller gather 60 artists to create 12” x 12” works, DJ’d by AnaMated, More Info
(sponsored) Carnival Concert @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) Sunday 2/23, 3pm, $25/$15 students/seniors. If you’re into classical music at an authentic Greenpoint venue, then don’t miss this! String players from the NY Philharmonic & international opera soloists perform the music of Lehar, J.Strauss, Donizetti, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Oginsky and Jotejko, not to mention a 30 voice choir sings Handel’s “Hallelujah,” PLUS Polish American Folk Dancers, in traditional costume perform “Oginski Polonaise,” Buy Tix
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Brooklyn Craft Camp is a day-long DIY extravaganza taking place on Saturday, October 5. Enjoy modern craft and DIY workshops, great food (a Peter Pan donut breakfast and fancy lunch from a private Greenpoint chef!), cocktail hour, a DJ spinning vinyl, photo booth, and DIY nail art bar! Registration includes four 90-minute modern craft classes including terrariums, glass etching, stampmaking, sequin bracelets, suede tassels, knitted necklace, and more — from awesome Brooklyn-based teachers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click here to get in on this awesome event!
WEDNESDAY 10/2 • The Final Frontier: Star Trek Trivia @ The Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Ok nerds– this one’s for you, game winners will receive $20 worth of synthohol (I’m guessing that’s Trekkie speak for alcohol), RSVP ♫ Parquet Courts / The Beets / Yuppies / Future Punx @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX * Punk Rope Happy Hour @ Capri Social Club (156 Calyer St) 9pm, FREE, Start off your night with a Punk Rope class at the Greenpoint Y (free for your 1st 3 visits) and end it with $5 pints of Zywiec, RSVP ♫ Benefit for Ms. Magoo @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St) 9pm, $7-10, Help raise funds for Ms. Magoo, a King Charles Spaniel with one eye, a broken, tail, and a harrowing rescue story (she was saved by the band SUPER PILOTka in 2005 and now needs help with her veterinary bills), with performances by Martin Biki / SUPER PILOTka / Cinema Cinema
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 Tickets, RSVP
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 # Foodie Event