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Cry & Wine, Cardboard Robot Battle, Les Nubians – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/28–2/03)

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No 7 North & Brooklyn Brewery Superbowl Party
at No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 5:30pm, FREE
Watch the Superbowl with $15 buckets of beer, Superbowl-themed cocktails, boilermaker specials, and snacks like broccoli tacos and altered beast fries. Food til the end of the game; drinks til 2am. More info

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WEDNESDAY 1/28
 Voices of Brooklyn @ Parables (334 South 5th St) 6:30pm, $15, Learn the stories and sounds of Southside of Williamsburg through stories, music, and interactive art, RSVP
* Ric Burns’ New York Documentary @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, The Diamond screens the eight-part, 17½-hour documentary film on the history of New York City one disc per week, RSVP
♫ Cry & Wine: A Party for Your Feelings
@ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) 8pm, FREE, DJ Leesh will be spinning the kinds of tunes that make you wanna write in your journal, and all four of La Pirata Kitchen‘s signature cookies will be available for sale, RSVP

THURSDAY 1/29
♦ Powered: Artist Showcase @ Cantina Royal (58 North 3rd St) 6pm, $10, Issa Israel presents an evening presentation of multi media art designed to take the viewer on a distorted and vibrant journey through a parallel reflection of our times, RSVP
* Never Before, Never Again @ Triskelion Arts (118 North 11th St) 8pm, $16, Celebrating the moment of invention as it explodes from the unknown with a cadre of expert improvisers, Buy tix
♫ Clouder Rides Again
@ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Mount Sharp / Crazy Pills / GunFight!, RSVP

FRIDAY 1/30
♫ Torres 
@ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 7pm, FREE, With Mainland / Heliotropes / Ancient Ocean, RSVP
* Cardboard Robot Battle
@ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $12, Contestants build robots out of cardboard and packing tape; the robots compete in pairs until the Battle Royal Round, where all the champions fight one another, Buy tix
# Fifties Flashback Diner Dinner Fundraiser @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 8pm, $20, A flashback prix-fix dinner created by Emily Halpern, with musical accompaniment from the Lo-Ways, RSVP

SATURDAY 1/31
♫ Candy Apple Red’s Saturday Matinee @ The Grand Victory (245 Grand St) 3pm, $8, With Gone By Friday / Red Lucy / Disposable / The Strange Times, RSVP
* Ova the Rainbow: Oil Spill
 @ The Spectrum (59 Montrose Ave) 10:30pm, $5, With performances by Sateen and Richard Kennedy, DJs De Se, Slava, SHEDONTSTOP, and more, RSVP
♫ Cheryl: Bugged @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 11pm, $10, DJs NICK, GRANDMA INTERNET and KRIPPLEBUSH digitally stalk your eardrums and gather data surrounding your levels of enjoyment associated with specific genres of dance music, RSVP

SUNDAY 2/01
♫ Tree Experience & Song Fest @ North Williamsburg Y (14 Hope St) 10:30am, FREE, Linda White and Adam Blotner’s family-friendly celebration of Tu Bshvat, the holiday of trees, RSVP
* Medicine Making: Take Control of Your Winter Health @ Kallio Workshop (226 South 1st St) 11am, $85, Make your own immunity-building elderberry syrup, acute respiratory steam, and winter time herbal defense tea with Elizabeth DeCoursey of Antidote, Buy tix

MONDAY 2/02
♫ Les Nubians @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6pm, $12, With Julie Dexter / Herbert Holler / DJ Golden Athena, Buy tix
♫ Dream Boss
 @ Palisades (906 Broadway) 8pm, $5, With What Never / Serious Heart Attack / Cutters, More info

TUESDAY 2/03
* Selections & Selectors 001 @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) 6:30pm, $15, A screening of Danchi No Yume: Dreams of the Projects, followed by a panel discussion with directors Sam Cole and Jonathan Turner moderated by J.L. Sirisuk, More info
♫ Billy G. Robinson
 
@ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, A rare chance to see Robinson perform an intimate set in anticipation of his upcoming release, “Hard Times,” RSVP
♫ Superbest DJ Night @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 9pm, FREE, A night of rocksteady and reggae music, with a portion of bar sales donated to a local animal shelter, RSVP

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

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The Greenpoint Get-Down, Lethal Lottery, Love Sundays – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/21–1/27)

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WEDNESDAY 1/21
# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, A tasting pairing four organic tap wines with four specialty cheeses from Eastern District, RSVP 
☺ Literati @ Molasses Books (770 Hart St) 8pm, FREE, A night of selected readings from the greatest American novels never written, RSVP
♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, rocksteady, and more, More info Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, Comedy Hypnosis, Monko Sexo – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/31–1/06)

(sponsored) No. 7 North NYE Party: Fried Chicken and Champagne!
931 Manhattan Ave, 8pm, FREE, More info
No.7 North, a neighborhood cocktail bar with an awesome red felt pool table, is doing a crazy cool, awesome, fun, no pressure, no cover, super fun New Years Eve! We’ll be mixing up cocktails and serving up super delicious (and cheap) food. $2 Fried Chicken, $3 Broccoli Tacos, $4 for one of each!

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WEDNESDAY 12/31
♫ Gimme Tinnitus NYE @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 6:30pm, $8, With the Gradients / Celestial Shore / Palberta / Baked / Multicult / Palehound / The Big Sleep / Vomitface / Parlor Walls, RSVP
# Prix Fixe NYE 
@ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 6:30pm, $65–$125, Four-course menu, champagne toast, and DJ Michna, Buy tix
* Happy Fun Cry Karaoke Party
 @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Ring in the New Year with live karaoke, plus a midnight champagne toast, RSVP
* Roaring 1920s NYE @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE, Live jazz, themed cocktails, complimentary canapés, and a midnight prosecco toast, More info
☺ Naked Comedy Show
 @ The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave) 11:45pm, $12, Featuring NYC’s best & bravest comedians performing in the nude; audience nudity optional, Buy tix

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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)

(sponsored)
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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