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May Days with Club Beats, and Jazz Among the Ruins: Red Bull Music Festival Preview

Dizzee Rascal already sold out. Below are shows you should jump on now.

Anyone who hung out around the waterfront near Pop’s Popular Clothing last summer knows that that area is suddenly humming.

The rooftop bar at Northern Territory is popular with out-of-towners, and The Diamond‘s lovely backyard is a block away.

But that doesn’t explain the pumping outdoor sound stages around there, and grown-ups buzzing around on tiny trick bikes.

Film still from American Psycho

That’s all House of Vans. They host outdoor events in the summer, and Red Bull is a sponsor.

As everyone knows, R.B. & vodka is the go-to drink of the American Psycho and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps crowd, so it’s quirky but good that the company’s always liked skaters too.

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Where to Drink Outdoors During This Two Day Heat Wave

Lobster Joint Backyard
Lobster Joint’s beer garden (courtesy their Facebook page)

Greenpoint (and pretty much all of NYC) will be experiencing record breaking temps of almost 70 degrees over the next two days. It’s March, people. Are you ready to strip off those coats? Here are some of our favorite outdoor spots in Greenpoint where you can soak up some of that good ol’ Vitamin E.

Lobster Joint – 1073 Manhattan Ave.
Open from noon every day, they’ve got a lovely New Englandy open air beer garden in the back of their seafood restaurant. Grub on a lobster roll and chill out with a beer.

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Valentine’s, Galentine’s, Pinball, and Perfume – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/10–2/16)

Anti-V-Day-poster[sponsored] It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Friday, February 12th, 10pm
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St
$5, Buy tix
Leave the expensive brunches and Airbnb staycations to the lovebirds! Free yourself from the chains of Valentine’s Day this year and celebrate those who fly solo. With tunes from DJ Gordon Gloom, $5-8 drink specials, and cheap admission, you’ll spend way less than you would on flowers, chocolates, and other stuff that those “happy” people in relationships do.

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12646612_965417676826801_6053643717064878259_oWEDNESDAY 2/10
* Spring Pinball League Kickoff Party @ Sunshine Laundromat & Pinball (860 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Start off the new season at Sunshine’s newly opened bar, RSVP
Nitehawk Naughties @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $15, Celebrate Valentine’s with a 35mm presentation of Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour, More info

cartoon-monsoonTHURSDAY 2/11
* Glass Etching & Mixology
@ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $65, Make your own custom barware, then learn how to fill it in style, More info
* Natural Perfumery Workshop @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $75, Learn the natural perfumer’s craft in this bespoke scent-creating class with Hi Wildflower, More info
 Cartoon Monsoon @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave)9pm, $5, Comedians Joe Rumrill and Mary Houlihan invite you to a cavalcade of original costumed characters, animations, and sketches, More info

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Super Love Sunday: Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Greenpoint

 

Hey, he's got a hat and facial hair. He must be in Brooklyn. (Image courtesy of The Diamond)
Even our gondoliers have hats and facial hair. (Image courtesy of The Diamond)

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year. Sunday is so much more relaxed than Saturday — no one is pregaming for anything, rushing to get to the theatre, or frantically texting friends to finalize their plans for “the best night of our lives.”

If you’re like most of the Greenpoint population, you’re so over the #WeekendWarrior. So why not apply that laidback Sunday philosophy to this year’s Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, and keep it in the neighborhood?

Here are some of the spots offering Valentine’s specials in Greenpoint and Williamsburg this year. Some specials run all weekend and some prix fixes are only on V-day. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Beer Book Highlights Greenpoint Brewpubs and Craft Beer Bars

BeerBook11_cover_525pxGreenpoint is playing a starring role in Brokelyn’s sixth annual Brooklyn Beer Book! The famed Beer Book is a pocket guide to the best beers in Brooklyn, with 30+ tickets good for a free beer at each location.

Beer Book 11: Upper Brooklyn covers Greenpoint, Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, and locations are more exciting than ever this year with bars and beer-centric eateries including: Continue reading

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Valentine’s Market, Super Bowl, Bologna Negrona – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/03–2/09)

GPT_largesign_275pxGreenpointers Valentine’s Market Greenpoint Loft (67 West St), Sunday (2/7) 1-7pm, FREE More info

If you don’t know, now you know, Greenpoint! Every season, the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft comes alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping. And on Sunday, February 7th (1-7PM) we’re spreading the love the Greenpoint way at our annual Valentine’s Market! RSVP

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12593638_10100741269991019_6502958282802891533_o-220x120WEDNESDAY 2/03
^ Love in Lowercase @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, A talk with authors Francesc Miralles and Gwen Cooper, RSVP
☺ For Love of the Pigskin @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedy and football with Dan Licata, Ana Fabrega, and Carmen Christopher, More info

10436192_10155195782900204_1712537691291794024_nTHURSDAY 2/04
# Champagne & Oysters
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $40, Join Slow Food NYC for a talk and tasting with four sparkling wines paired with a dozen local oysters, Buy tix
* Dress With Love @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $45, Join Susan Alexandra for a workshop on creating garments that you truly love by repurposing them with symbolic paintings and drawing, More info
# Cook It! With Epicurious @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 8pm, $95, Cook your way through the ultimate nacho playbook, with snacks and drinks provided, Buy tix

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New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Beyond – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/30–1/05)

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Fried Chicken & Champagne NYE
No. 7 North, 931 Manhattan Ave
December 31, 8pm, FREE
We are at it again with NYE take 2! Same fun place, same awesome team (with some additions), and of course fried chicken and champagne! We’ll have specials all night including Jell-o shots and eggnog, plus a fancy list for those of you who want to get fancy. Come hang with us and ring in the new year with no pressure and no cover. Just FUN. RSVP

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6166_10154236211236664_538133771419931886_nWEDNESDAY 12/30
 The Struggle Is Real @ The Experiment Comedy Gallery (20 Broadway) 8pm, $8, Four improv teams vie for the most laughs, RSVP
♫ The Beyond Group @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $10, With Cheryl Pyle on flute, Bern Nix on guitar, David Tamura on tenor sax, Francois Grillot on bass, and William Ruiz on percussion, RSVP

12314596_1235718459778933_5583565490218831980_oTHURSDAY 12/31
Jazzy NYE @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $75–$90, A swingin’ 1920s-themed night with a live jazz trio and a scrumptious four-course menu, Buy tix
* Happy Fun Cry New Year’s Karaoke @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Spend new year’s singing your heart out—with a champagne toast at midnight, of course, More info
* Purple Rain Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8pm, $10, An all-night 80s new wave dance party, with airbrush makeup artists onhand to help perfect your personal 80s look, More info
 Broken Comedy New Year’s Eve @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Spend new year’s laughing with Mike Denny, Michael Che, Nimesh Patel, and special guests, RSVP
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Holiday Craftacular, Monko Sexo Trasho, Cartoon Carnival – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/16–12/22)

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plnkrlogoforsiteWEDNESDAY 12/16
* Staring Contest @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, $3 to compete, First blink loses; audience heckling encouraged, More info
# Pink Party
@ Nights & Weekends (1 Bedford Ave) 9pm, FREE, Wear pink and get ready to try 7 different rosé wines by Dúzsi Tamás, Hungary’s world-renowned “King of Rose,” from Palinkerie Importers, More info

12279058_10208247135236485_7247555311928410822_nTHURSDAY 12/17
# Rockaway Pint Party
@ Rockaway Brewing (46-05 5th St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrating one year of the enactment of the Craft New York Act, which allowed breweries in New York to legally serve pints, More info
♫ Grizzly’s Urban Campfire @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, $10, With Tone Tank / Grizzly Gato / Quelle Chris / Junk Science, RSVP

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Buff Monster, Ubu Rex, Winter Wonderlandia – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/09–12/15)

GOS_Artists_Mixer_12-10-15Greenpoint Open Studios December Artists Mixer
December 10th, 7:30pm, FREE
Dirck the Norseman, 7 North 15th St
Hey Greenpoint artists and art lovers! Put your paintbrushes down and join Greenpointers to talk art over delicious locally brewed craft beer.
More info

KARCHER_umbrella_1 copy_180[sponsored] The Karcher’s Holiday Open House
December 13th, 6pm, FREE
72 Greenpoint Ave
Holiday open house to introduce our Spa and skin care Department through the magical back yard of the salon
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unnamed-1WEDNESDAY 12/09
* Macbeth: Things Bad Begun @ The Shanty (79 Richardson St) 7pm, $35, FoxWolf Productions presents a night full of spirits, a dramatic live score, and visceral consequences, Buy tix
* Video Music Box
@ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Look back over 30 years of Ralph McDaniels’ Video Music Box, featuring rare and unseen live-footage of Nas, Notorious BIG, Run DMC, and more, More info

12238345_1517647018561003_234713789187476565_oTHURSDAY 12/10
♦ Mnemonic Tectonics
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Opening reception for a solo exhibition of work by Ben Boothby, More info
* Holiday Warmup with North Brooklyn Boat Club @ Dirck the Norseman (7 North 15th St) 7pm, FREE, Get to know fellow paddlers and share war stories about winter paddling, RSVP

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Greenpointers Holiday Market, Warper Party, Lox & Beer – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/02–12/08)

Artrider-CraftBrooklyn--Greenpointers-Social-Media-Share-#1[sponsored] Artrider: CraftBrooklyn
December 5th & 6th, 10am
$10 weekend pass
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St
Meet 100 of the most talented fine craft makers in the country and shop for handmade goods and gifts at the new CraftBrooklyn. Find one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations of contemporary ceramics, furniture, fashion, jewelry, blown glass, home furnishings, and more!
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12241383_10153723045299120_5119317670668860720_nWEDNESDAY 12/02
♫ Warper Party @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Two rooms of omnidigital art and music, visuals, interactive art, and workshops, RSVP
♫ Trooper 666 Launch Party
@ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave)9pm, FREE, An evening ofmetalicious karaoke to celebrate the release of Robinsons Brewery’s Iron Maiden branded Trooper Ale, RSVP

12189847_518653858303890_1704596286370932458_nTHURSDAY 12/03
♦ Beer & Art Events Presents 
@ Brouweriji Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, An evening celebrating the art of Noel Donaldson, RSVP
^ Pete’s Reading Series @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 7:30pm, FREE, With Alexandra Kleeman, Rick Moody, and Maggie Messitt, More info

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