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East River Fireworks Comeback, No Lights No Lycra, Great Kölsch-Off – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/02–7/08)

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WEDNESDAY 7/02
♥ The Great Reissdorf Kölsch-Off @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Watch bartenders compete to see who can pour the fastest Kranz and enjoy all the complimentary Kölsch, More info
* Stargazing with the Tipi Project @ Havemeyer Park (South 4th btw Kent & Wythe) 8pm, FREE, See the stars from the park with members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, More info
* House of Screwball’s Circus of Dreams
@ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 9pm, $5–$15, Acrobats, magicians, burlesque, and more, RSVP Continue reading

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How to Shell a Crab, Butcher a Bunny and Stay Relatively Sober after a Trillion Drinks: 15 Awesome Discoveries From the Greenpoint Grub Crawl

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Grub Crawl at The Diamond

Last Saturday saw swarms of hungry foodies pounding the pavements as the Bon Appétit Grub Crawl landed in Greenpoint. I’m not usually a huge fan of group tours but made an exception for this one because it involved so many amazing local bars and restaurants. And I’m mighty glad I did. The day was phenomenal, with such an incredible array of food and drink that it just went to confirm what most of us already know: Greenpoint is so hot right now!

Here’s what we learned as we did the rounds of the the five fantastic venues taking part: Continue reading

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Eat Green in Greenpoint: Local Vegan Awareness Day (06/21)

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Have you been thinking of cutting down on your meat intake but not sure where to start? Been trying to cut out dairy but feel too limited in your options? A great new local event could help set you on the right track.

Eat Green in Greenpoint is a vegan awareness day for Greenpoint hosted by Veg Corp (of the NY Vegetarian Food Festival) and will take place on Saturday 21st June between 9am-8pm. Continue reading

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Bon Appétit Greenpoint Grub Crawl 2-for-1 Ticket Offer! (06/21)

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Coco's Baked Eggs with Chorizo

“Do you always look for the longest day of the year and then miss it?” asked The Great Gatsby’s Daisy. Well there’ll be no missing it this year, not if you choose to mark the day by partaking in Bon Appétit’s Greenpoint Grub Crawl which, betwixt the hours of 11.30am-5pm, will take punters on a tour of some of the most exciting foody hotspots in the area.

And, for a very limited time, there’s a ‘buy one get one free’ deal on tickets when you use the code BAGCGO at checkout. Continue reading

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DRAGnet, Bad Buka, Troubletopia, and Kat Face – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/16–4/22)

(sponsored) One Day in NYC Meet Up @ The Made in NY Media Center by IFP (30 John St) Wednesday 4/16, 7pm, FREE, Grab some drinks, charge your batteries, and brainstorm ideas with fellow creatives, filmmakers, and inspired people for the largest filming event in NYC! Plus: new Uber users get $25 off one trip to or from the meet up with code OneDayinNYC25, RSVP

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WEDNESDAY 4/16
* Speak Up for Vision Zero @ Hope Gardens Multi-Service Center (195 Linden St) 6pm, FREE, Join Transportation Alternatives and Bushwick community groups to identify the neighborhood’s most dangerous streets and prioritize concrete safety improvements, More info
* Wines of Argentina Presents Cambalache @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 6pm, $80 (includes all food & drink), This unique event showcases the wine, food, art, and music of Argentina, More info
* Quiz-Off @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 7:30, FREE, Six rounds of twenty questions, first prize is a $75 bar tab, More info 

THURSDAY 4/17
Resonance: The Thoughts Before Thought @ Headscapes (26-19 Jackson Ave) 6pm, FREE, In this artist-run group show, the most common objects have deeper meanings, darker pasts, and, most importantly, shared meanings, RSVP
* NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Author Nathan Pyle answers questions like how much to tip your tattoo artist and how long you should honk your horn, RSVP
* The Triangle Project @ TBA Brooklyn (395 Wythe Ave) 6pm, FREE, A collaborative art, music, activist, and cultural exchange project bringing people together across new boarders and states of mind, RSVP
 DRAGnet Two-Year Anniversary @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 11pm, FREE, A dozen drag performers including Untitled QueenHorrorchata, and Merrie Cherry, RSVP Continue reading

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Spring! Terrarium Class at The Diamond Bar – Next Sunday (3/16)

Next Greenpointers Terrarium Class at Diamond (3/16)

It’s time to get ready for Spring (we promise it will eventually come and it will be glorious!) Spruce up your dark and tiny apartment with a bright and happy living terrarium. And if you suck at plants, don’t worry terrariums are super easy NOT to kill. Continue reading

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We Love Everything About The Beach Bazaar at The Diamond on Saturday (2/15)

Winter Beach Bazaar at The Diamond Saturday!

Yes I need fish tacos, a bikini, the limbo, beer, sun and warmth! The Diamond Bar can provide a few of these wonderful things that remind of us summer and help us of forget about this dreadful winter we all wish was long in the past.

This Saturday (2/15) from 4-8pm join a handful of summery local vendors at The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) and forget for a little bit that it’s still February in New York.

And don’t forget to wear you Hawaiian shirt – duh!

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Greenpoint Power Couples – Dave & Alex, The Diamond

Dave & Alex Pollack at The Diamond (Dave said: "This is when we first opened; look how bare the walls are!")

Many of us in Greenpoint have enjoyed a nightcap at The Diamond on Franklin Street – but did you know that a husband and wife team is behind this awesome tucked-away bar? For our Valentine’s Day series, owners Dave Pollack and his wife Alex tell us more about their power partnership and their favorite things about the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Beer Pairings + Tips for Mac n’ Cheese Perfection – PLUS SKI TRIP! Only at The Diamond (1/25)

Every year The Diamond (43 Franklin St) – the Greenpoint bar with the gondola in the yard – organizes a ski trip to Plattekill Mountain in upstate New York, followed by an Aprés Ski Party. This year the after party involves a Mac n’ Cheese competition, live ski lounge music and free drinking for skiers from 8-10pm!

Over some delicious mulled wine, I chatted with bar owner and beer genius Dave Pollack about the three most important things in his life (this weekend) – skiing, beer, and mac n’ cheese.

This adventurous and cheesy day is happening this Saturday 1/25/14. Skiing is 6am-7pm. After party starts at 8pm. If you want to get in on this ski trip or enter your mac n’ cheese into the competition, email Dave dave (at) thediamondbrooklyn (dot) com. Continue reading

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Ski Trips, Buskers, & Chili Champions– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/23-1/28)

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THURSDAY 1/23
• The Loaded Canon @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave #106) 7pm, FREE, hear the latest works-in-progress from NYC’s rising generation of writings, while savoring drinks inspired by the words you’re hearing, live music from Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, RSVP
• Greenpoint Designers January Meet Up @ The Pencil Factory (122 West St) 7pm, FREE, sip hot toddies and get cozy with fellow local designers, RSVP
♫ 5th NYC Busker Ball @ Spike Hill (184 Bedford Ave) 7:30pm, FREE (w/ Suggested Donation), Listen to the musical stylings of this curated bunch of subway buskers featuring Gabe Royal / Blueberryseason / Theo Eastwind Band, More Info
*♫ Johanna Samuels / Lip Talk / Lazer Cake @ Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
♫ Guilty Pleasures: Music You Hate to Love @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, listen to all the songs that make you nostalgic for the times you hated them, More Info
♫ Kiss & Tell 8 Year Anniversary @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 9pm-4am, $12, with performances from The Crystal Ark / THe Neurotic Drum Band / Analog Soul, BUY TIX Continue reading

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