The Diamond

Collaborative T-Shirt Party, Holocenter, Groupmuse – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/17–12/23)

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WEDNESDAY 12/17
* Music & Pyrrhonism Without Us @ Capri Social Club (156 Calyer St) 7:30pm, FREE, Join Triple Canopy for a presentation by 2014 commission recipient Kieran Daly, More info
♫ Permutations121714 @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 8pm, $15, Featuring Kafka Fragments / Mike Tyson Will Eat Your Children / Talking in Circles / Four Koans, and more, RSVP Continue reading

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Preservation Greenpoint Beer Crawl this Friday! (12/05)

PreservationGPTbeer_greenpointThis Friday, join Preservation Greenpoint in welcoming the holiday season by reveling in the architecture, charm, and (most importantly) BEER of historic Greenpoint!

For their bar crawl, Preservation Greenpoint will be visiting a combination of classic neighborhood institutions and relative newcomers, including a repurposed auto-body shop and a one-time plastic bag manufacturer (now named after the first European settler in the neighborhood). Two of these bars have gorgeous fireplaces to make sure you keep extra cozy!

Discover new watering holes, brush up on Greenpoint’s historic architecture and current issues, and join your neighbors for a frosty brew!

When: Friday, December 5th, 7pm
Where: Starts at Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue). Moves onto The Diamond and Dirck the Norseman.
RSVP: info@preservationgreenpoint.org

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Vegan Shop-Up, Sludgefest, 5Pointz Memorial – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/12–11/18)

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WEDNESDAY 11/12
* NAG’s Community Mapping Series: Air Pollution @ MS 50 Auditorium (183 South 3rd St) 6:30pm, FREE, Learn about local air-pollution-reduction campaigns in the neighborhood (BQE decking, trucking, garbage equity), More info
Education Through Music Benefit @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 7pm, $65, With Jennah Bell / The Dust Rays / J. Period, More info
* Color Series: Blue But Not Dead @ Wendy’s Subway (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, The second installment of the “Color in Film” series, featuring Malá Mořská Víla, the Czech Little Mermaid, and Marguerite Duras’ short film “Les Mains Négatives,” RSVP Continue reading

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Open House NY, Rothtoberfest, Beatboxing Championships – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/08–10/14)

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WEDNESDAY 10/08
* Urban Existentialists @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With Justin Taylor / Brian Morton / David Ryan, RSVP
* Debut @ Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave) 7:45pm, $35, Merging independent music, contemporary dance theater, and large-scale art installation, Debut tells the story of a group of teenagers who break into an abandoned building on the night of their senior prom, Buy tix 

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Brew ‘n’ Chew at The Diamond (10/05)

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Roll-up, roll-up! Get your tickets for this amazing event happening this Sunday at 3pm at Diamond Bar.

Fanatical teams of home brewers will be serving up their special brews paired with tasty snack accompaniments. Ticket-holders get to taste them all and vote for the best!!

Also, for a change, you get to drink for a good cause:  All proceeds will be donated to GROW TO LEARN NYC, the school gardens program.

Tickets are $20 in advance HERE …. or$25 on the door.

HAPPY BREW-CHEWING!!

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Greenpoint Open Studios, Funky Warsaw, Oyster Festival – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/01–10/07)

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Michael Hambouz’ “Factory Made” Artist’s Reception
@ Lobby Gallery (1133 Ave of the Americas)
10/02, 6pm, FREE
Presented by the Durst Organization and chashama. For his “Factory Made” series, Greenpoint artist Michael Hambouz hand-cuts paper stock from his hometown’s French Paper Company to create vibrant, abstracted scenes of the very factory where the paper is produced. The exhibition includes 18 new large-scale works, providing a glimpse into the operations of the 140-year-old paper mill by showcasing the production process and machinery. The resulting works celebrate small manufacturing, a geographical sense of home, and the simple, elegant beauty of cut paper collage. More info

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Oktoberfest
@ The Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave)
10/04 and 10/05, 12pm to 11pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with two days of beer drinking and German food specials! Beers include Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Franziskaner Dunkel Weiss, and Reissdorf Kolsch. Plus bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels all weekend long! More info

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Horror Movies in the Garden @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave)
10/07, 8pm, FREE
Watch Night of the Living Dead while sipping on some spiked hot cider. Bring a blanket & a cuddle buddy. More info.

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WEDNESDAY 10/01
* Craft Supply Swap @ Brooklyn Craft Co. (61 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, FREE, Clean out your craft stash and take home some new goodies, More info
* PUJA for Peace on Earth @ The Ark (107 Green St) 7pm, $20, In this ancient ritual we will use sanskrit mantra, meditation, breath, and song for the purpose of activating peace within our own beings to be shared with all beings on planet earth and beyond, More info
♫ MeanRed’s Flex
@ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 8pm, $10, With Lil Silva / Waldo / Tim Vocals / Neuport / Jason Scott, Buy tix

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Greenpoint Film Festival, Rock the Pulaski, Animamus Art Salon – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/17–9/23)

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WEDNESDAY 9/17
* War Correspondents @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $25, New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch will be interviewed by Brooklyn Brewery founder and former AP Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy, More info
* Wunderkind Trivia Night 
@ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 8pm, FREE, A heated, team-based battle of wits that will test both your brain and your liver with challenging questions and cool prizes, More info

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Bushwig, Queer Porn Underground, Pierogi XX – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/03–9/09)

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Studio Sawada’s “Thaw” @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave), FRIDAY 9/5, FREE, installation by Japanese artist duo, Studio Sawada, and curated by Kanae Maeda, thousands of ice sculptures will cool you off from NYC’s late summer, made with special processed clear acrylic, each piece is uniquely constructed.

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WEDNESDAY 9/03
♥ Queer Porn Underground @ Spectacle Theatre (124 South 3rd St) 8pm, $5, A showcase of experimental, D.I.Y and underground queer x-rated films, RSVP
☺The Regulars Comedy Show @ The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave) 10pm, FREE, Great comics gather together to hang out, tell jokes, and end humpday on the right note, More info

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Grilled Cheese ‘Jafflechutes’ will be Bombarding Greenpoint this Week!

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X-marks the spot for a grilled cheese landing ©Jafflechutes

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No, it’s grilled cheese!!  And you could be catching one for your lunch this week…

Earlier this year there was a miniature ruckus in the fast food world when it was announced that Jafflechutes, an innovative Melbourne-based grilled cheese concept, would be coming to NYC.

The idea behind Jafflechutes (Jaffle being the crazy Aussie term for grilled cheese) is to hurl pre-ordered grilled cheese sandwiches attached to mini-parachutes out of the sky and into the waiting arms of hungry punters. You can watch a cutesy video here of the operation in action. Continue reading

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