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10 Things To Do in Brooklyn On Your Labor Day Staycation

Staycationing on a holiday weekend is sheer bliss for crowd wary Brooklynites. Restaurants are empty. The streets are calm. No stress to get out of or back into the city. So don’t be bummed if your friends donn’t invite you to their douchey rental on Fire Island or your boyfriend decides to go on a dude camping trip.

Brooklyn is yours this weekend!

10 Things To Do in Brooklyn On Your Labor Day Staycation

1. “Have fun with the folks, I’ll be drinking this Old Fashioned, baby!” Start off the weekend in the right spirit, with the right spirits. While you’re sipping an expertly made cocktail, laugh at the idea of sitting in tunnel traffic with your girlfriend’s annoying dog whining in your ear.  Try Brooklyn Social in Carroll Gardens (335 Smith St), Dutch Kills in Long Island City or The Richardson in Greenpoint.

2. How about a movie? If you’re not too cool to watch blockbuster Hollywood films, then you have to watch Batman The Dark Night Rises this weekend! Take the East River Ferry to Kips Bay Theatre on 2nd Ave & 34th St. If you’re worried you’ll get bedbugs, check out Searching for Sugarman at Nighthawk, which is the best story you’ve never heard.

WNYC Transmitter Park Greenpoint Brooklyn3. Picnic! We have all fallen in love with the newly opened WNYC Transmitter Park at the end of Greenpoint Ave. That weeping willow is a stunner! Pick up a Cheddar and Chutney Sandwich from Eastern District or get a picnic pack to go from Lobster Joint. When you want some sweet, Ovenly’s Peanut Butter Cookies are rated the best in NYC by Time Out. Need a good read? Head over to WORD (126 Franklin St) and pick up a copy of Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places. Continue reading

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What’s Happening? (6/6-6/13)

WEDNESDAY 6/6
♦ PS34 Art Show @ From The Source (69 West St) 6-8pm, students’ awesome art work
• Save Face: A Ladies Only Chat About Money Featuring LearnVest @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 7-8pm, $5, a ladies only chat about money! Buy Tickets

THURSDAY 6/7
• Backwards Beekeepers Spring Mixer @ Hayseeds Big City Farm Supply (218 India St) 7-9pm, bee related travel tales featuring dispatches and stories from Ethiopia, Hong Kong and Paris, screen printing for $5 dollars, bring a t shirt or tote, BYOB, RSVP
♫ The Storm: An Apocalyptic Folk Opera @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St., Bushwick) 8:30pm, $10, a story of five animals and their struggle for survival against a cataclysmic squall, thru June 9th, more info


FRIDAY 6/8

* 4 Year Anniversary Party @ Kill Devil Hill (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, drinks, gift bag with purchase
♦ Where They Swam @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Photographer Gina Pollack exhibits her images of McCarren Park Pool before the renovation. The images capture the decaying pool after 28 years of abandonment.
♫ Levi Strom with Cave Country/GondolaNames of War/Aaron N. Brooke @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, Free

PaperJam @ Figment Art Fair

ALL WEEKEND (6/9-6/10)
♦ Figment Art Fair (Governors Island) 10am-6pm, a spectacularly colorful event, with over 200 participatory art projects in every conceivable medium, a bigger-than-ever-before TreeHouse, a delightfully whimsical Interactive Scuplture Garden and inspired Minigolf Course, More info
• Williamsburg Walks (6/9-6/10) 3-8pm, a series of car-free Saturday afternoons on Bedford Avenue, more info

SATURDAY 6/9
* Freckle & Friends Garden Party @ Freckle Skin & Hair (154 Nassau Ave) 5:30pm, makeup consultation, face and neck organic airbrush tanning from Amber Organic Tan, goody bags, discounted cosmetics, packages and services, wine from Grapepoint Wines, snacks
♦ Bionic Garden @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 1-4pm, an exhibition that unveils how humans have adapted to grow plants in the most unlikely of ways and places, More info
♫ Those Mockingbirds/Gabriel The Marine/Sun and Flesh/Happy Problem @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8, Buy Tix
♫ O’Death/ Pop1280/ Colin. L Orchestra @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12-14 Buy Tix

SUNDAY 6/10
• Nature Walk Tour at Newtown Creek @ Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 1pm, a tour of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk with designer and environmental sculpture artist George Trakas.
• Polish American Folk Dance Company End of Season Performance @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 3pm, $15, new dances: Mazurka, Kopciuszek Mazur, Kolomajki, Kurpie and Szamotuly, as well as classic favorites like Krakowiak and Warszawska!, more info
♫ Hips or Lips Festival @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 3pm, $15 Help Josh get hip replacement surgery, Line-up: Tough Shits/ Andy Animal Band w Anna Copacabana, Tommy Volume/ BreedLove/ Pretty Quick/ Strange haze/ Ex human/ Daddy Long Legs/ Games/The Babyshakes, DJs: Avi Spivak Human Being Lawn Mower/ Sophie Thunder/ Billy & Miriam Norton Records/ Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus/ THE END! Jonathan Toubin with very special guest, More info

TUESDAY 6/12
• Buying Into Brooklyn: A Crash Course in Home Buying For First Timers @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30-9:30pm, Whether you’re obsessively searching sales listings for the perfect apartment, or you just like to fantasize about owning your own brownstone, a crash course on everything you need to know about buying a home, experts, beer & hot dogs, RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What's Happening? (3/7-3/13)

WEDNESDAY 3/7

* Yummy Eats Dim Sum & Wine @ Underground Supper Club (TBA), 7pm, $75, a four course-eight dish menu featuring wine pairings by Sommelier Lauren Johnson, Tix

• 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St.) 7pm

♥ Ladies with Ink @ Word (153 Franklin St.) 7pm, Join Stacy Pershall (Loud in the House of Myself) & Kitty Jo Sainte-Marie and Sue Jeiven (East River Tattoo) for a panel discussion of what it can mean to be a tattooed lady.

• Purim Masquerade @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St.) 7:30pm, $13, Open bar & appetizers, RSVP: rabbi (at) greenpointshul.org

♫ Faster Pussycat @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) $15, 8:30pm

THURSDAY 3/8

♦ Your Day is My Night Screening @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, Round Robin presents a preview & live performance by Lynne Sachs, in the film a collective of Chinese and Puerto Rican performers living in New York City explores the history and meaning of “shiftbeds” through verité conversations, character-driven fictions and integrated movement pieces, RSVP

♫ WOW/Hex Hex Hex/Lovestruck/Mondo Ray @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $7

FRIDAY 3/9

• New Parents Group @ Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave.) 1-4pm, Free, More info

♦ Arts Not Fair @ Like the Spice Gallery (224 Roebling St.) 6-9pm, Come March 11th, those other art fairs will have packed up and left town but Like the Spice will still be going strong, giving you a peak at what happens after the party ends when all that’s left are white walls, flat champagne, and unsold art. “Arts Not Fair” will ask the viewer to question what is a gallery? What is an art fair? As viewers do we want to see or be seen? is ART FAIR? RSVP

♦ Unexpected Party @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave.) 7pm, Artwork by Dana Crossan, RSVP

Happy Birthday to Caribou Baby! All weekend – sales & giveaways (272 Driggs Ave.)

SATURDAY 3/10

♫ Beach Ball Family Dance Party @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) noon-3pm, $10/adult, $5/kid, to benefit the Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School, Tix

Greenpointers Gallery Tour (30+ locations) 6-9pm, FREE, hosted by Greenpointers.com, many galleries and alternative locations will stay open late exhibiting artwork from local artists, download the map here, or pick up a copy in the WG, RSVP

♫ Greenpointers Gallery Tour After Party @ TBD (224 Franklin St.) 9pm, FREE, food by Yummy Eats, Music by DJ Ning Nong & Brooklyn Soul Club, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/11

• Greencycle Swap @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 1-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned, gently used clothing, shoes, books, toys, bicycles, computers, electronics, phones & household items

• Po Prostu Milosz @ Third Ward (195 Morgan Ave, Bushwick) 7pm, $5, a series of videos in which vvitalny explores the politics of writing and the “Polish school of poetry ” through conversations – about legendary Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz – with leading American poets Bob Holman, Jane Hirshfield and Robert Pinsky

MONDAY 3/12

* Illuminating the Illuminating @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 7:30pm, FREE, A Lecture on the Moon w/Jamie Hook

♥ Moto Mondays @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, watch the weeks races on the big screen.

TUESDAY 3/13

• Release Party for Matthew Meets the Mann @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-9pm, FREE, a reading party complete with music, photo-booth, and more presented by author/illustrator Travis Nichols. All ages welcome!, RSVP
♫ Free Advice @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 11pm, When Bailey and Travis started playing, they had no idea they we’re related. But after extensive blood tests they found our that their musical link was also genetic…Free Advice is a family band whose aim is to exploit a unique, genetic communication.

Coming up: March 14, 2012, 7pm, Greenpointers Chutney Class with Drake from DP Chutney Collective @ Good Yoga, make and take home chutney, $25, more info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (3/7-3/13)

WEDNESDAY 3/7

* Yummy Eats Dim Sum & Wine @ Underground Supper Club (TBA), 7pm, $75, a four course-eight dish menu featuring wine pairings by Sommelier Lauren Johnson, Tix

• 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St.) 7pm

♥ Ladies with Ink @ Word (153 Franklin St.) 7pm, Join Stacy Pershall (Loud in the House of Myself) & Kitty Jo Sainte-Marie and Sue Jeiven (East River Tattoo) for a panel discussion of what it can mean to be a tattooed lady.

• Purim Masquerade @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St.) 7:30pm, $13, Open bar & appetizers, RSVP: rabbi (at) greenpointshul.org

♫ Faster Pussycat @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) $15, 8:30pm

THURSDAY 3/8

♦ Your Day is My Night Screening @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, Round Robin presents a preview & live performance by Lynne Sachs, in the film a collective of Chinese and Puerto Rican performers living in New York City explores the history and meaning of “shiftbeds” through verité conversations, character-driven fictions and integrated movement pieces, RSVP

♫ WOW/Hex Hex Hex/Lovestruck/Mondo Ray @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $7

FRIDAY 3/9

• New Parents Group @ Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave.) 1-4pm, Free, More info

♦ Arts Not Fair @ Like the Spice Gallery (224 Roebling St.) 6-9pm, Come March 11th, those other art fairs will have packed up and left town but Like the Spice will still be going strong, giving you a peak at what happens after the party ends when all that’s left are white walls, flat champagne, and unsold art. “Arts Not Fair” will ask the viewer to question what is a gallery? What is an art fair? As viewers do we want to see or be seen? is ART FAIR? RSVP

♦ Unexpected Party @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave.) 6pm, Artwork by Dana Crossan, RSVP

Happy Birthday to Caribou Baby! All weekend – sales & giveaways (272 Driggs Ave.)

SATURDAY 3/10

♫ Beach Ball Family Dance Party @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) noon-3pm, $10/adult, $5/kid, to benefit the Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School, Tix

Greenpointers Gallery Tour (30+ locations) 6-9pm, FREE, hosted by Greenpointers.com, many galleries and alternative locations will stay open late exhibiting artwork from local artists, download the map here, or pick up a copy in the WG, RSVP

♫ Greenpointers Gallery Tour After Party @ TBD (224 Franklin St.) 9pm, FREE, food by Yummy Eats, Music by DJ Ning Nong & Brooklyn Soul Club, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/11

• Greencycle Swap @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 1-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned, gently used clothing, shoes, books, toys, bicycles, computers, electronics, phones & household items

• Po Prostu Milosz @ Third Ward (195 Morgan Ave, Bushwick) 7pm, $5, a series of videos in which vvitalny explores the politics of writing and the “Polish school of poetry ” through conversations – about legendary Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz – with leading American poets Bob Holman, Jane Hirshfield and Robert Pinsky

MONDAY 3/12

* Illuminating the Illuminating @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 7:30pm, FREE, A Lecture on the Moon w/Jamie Hook

♥ Moto Mondays @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, watch the weeks races on the big screen.

TUESDAY 3/13

• Release Party for Matthew Meets the Mann @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-9pm, FREE, a reading party complete with music, photo-booth, and more presented by author/illustrator Travis Nichols. All ages welcome!, RSVP
♫ Free Advice @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 11pm, When Bailey and Travis started playing, they had no idea they we’re related. But after extensive blood tests they found our that their musical link was also genetic…Free Advice is a family band whose aim is to exploit a unique, genetic communication.

Coming up: March 14, 2012, 7pm, Greenpointers Chutney Class with Drake from DP Chutney Collective @ Good Yoga, make and take home chutney, $25, more info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (2/29-3/6)

WEDNESDAY 2/29 – LEAP DAY!

♦ Audio Light Leap @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-10pm, An evening of interactive audio-visual works presented by Round Robin, RSVP
• Poker Unleashed @ TBD (224 Franklin St.) 7:30pm, a fundraiser to benefit Dog Habitat, RSVP pokerunleashed (at) gmail.com

* Polka Party @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30-10:30pm, Debut of Pretty Things newest beer, Lovely Saint Winefride.

THURSDAY 3/1

♦ So long and thanks for all the fish! @ G-Spot (199 Green St) 7-10pm, G-Spot is losing it’s space and having one last blow-out party, RSVP
* Brooklyn Fork & Spoon 1 Year Anniversary @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 7:30-10:30pm, an evening of food, drinks, music, art and faces new & old, RSVP
♫ Lost Coves Tour Kick-Off @ The Charleston ( ) 8-11pm, Multitudes/Lost Coves/Silicon Sister/Manawi Thorn, BEER. PIZZA. ROCK. REPEAT. RSVP
• Friday Night Recap @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 8pm, A pre-recorded event with hosts Laura & Christy, More info

Prismatic Vortex

FRIDAY 3/2

♦ Prismatic Vortex @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-10pm, Presented by Round Robin Collective Prismatic Vortex is a fabric based installation that is created by artist Amanda Browder, and the collaborative effort of the public sewing on 2/18, RSVP
♦ Mesmereyes @ Causey Contemporary (92 Wythe Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, a solo exhibition by Kathy Goodell, sculpture and drawing, RSVP
♫ ADHOC.FM DJ Dance Party with Ital/Slava/Laurel Halo/Weird Magic/Ilirjana Alushaj/Jan Woo 2 Ric/Rambo (285 Kent Ave) 8-11pm, Fundraiser for Adhoc’s Kickstarter, RVSP
♫ Nomad/Deformity/Zatsuon/Goosebump/Sad Boys @ Lulu’s (113 Franklin St) 8-11pm, Nomad (Japanese-fronted NYC raw punk) Tour Kick-off and 7″ release, RSVP

SATURDAY 3/3
* Hive Build and Work Day at Design.Plot @ Domestic Construction (218 India St) 10-5pm, Join folks from the Backwards Beekeepers of NYC for a Top Bar Hive Build at Design.Plot…a re-imagined urban garden, Bring your powertools and any 1×10 scrap wood you have on hand. We’ll be building about 6-8 hives for club use. Feel free to sit in and learn, lend a hand or drop off some wood for us to use, RSVP

♫ Barn Burner @ The Shop (290 Metropolitan Ave) 7-11pm, Free, Dust Busters/Weal and Woe (9PM)/Steamboat Disasters (10PM)/I’ll Be John Brown/Nick Swan/The Lost Highwaymen, RSVP
♫ Supercrush Studio Presents: The “Solo Dame Indie Pop!” w/ Il Abanico Live @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 11:30pm, $3, Spinning your favorite indie-rock, dream-pop, electro-pop and powerpop from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, and all over Latin America, plus a live performance by from Colombia’s Il Abanico!, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/4

• Collect-i-Bowl Record Show @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11am-5pm, Free, 30+ vinyl dealers from all over the East Coast… and beyond! 1,000s of rare and collectible vinyl, DVD’s & CDs.

MONDAY 3/5

* Spelling Bee @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) Free, 7pm, step up to the mic and rule at spelling!

TUESDAY 3/6

• Newtown Creek Brownfield Oppty Area Meeting @ Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 8:30-9:30am & 6-8pm, Public Meeting, presentations, oppty to ask questions

Coming up:

WEDNESDAY 3/7
* Yummy Eats @ The Underground Supper Club
A Four Course, Eight Dish – Dim Sum Dinner!
Wine pairing by Lauren Johnson – Wine by Design NYC Sommelier, Wine Educator and Sommelier for NOBU Restaurants
at Williamsburg, Brooklyn (location disclosed upon purchase)

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

Have an event? Email greenpointers (at) gmail.com

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