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Greenpointers Spring Market, Hey Bartender, Equinox Solstice – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/09–4/15)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

WEDNESDAY 4/09
Agatha et les Lecture Illimitées @ Spectacle Theatre (124 South 3rd St) 7:30pm, $5, Marguerite Duras’ 1981 minimalist French classic, More info
 New Music @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $5, With Celosa / MARTHA / Yaman Palak / AircraftingRSVP

THURSDAY 4/10
Hey Bartender! @ The Graham (151 Meserole St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the release of the 2014 Brokelyn Beer Book, RSVP
Welcome Back @ Body Actualized Center (143 Troutman St) 9pm, $10, With analogue oil projections and digital light displays, plus ARP / Mary Lattimore / Georgia Sounds / Blazer Sound, RSVP
♫ KSCS “Ethereal Dance” Release Party @ The Hive NYC (20 Cook St) 8pm, Post-punk electropop from Kiss Slash Crooked Smile, RSVP Continue reading

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“Trip” An Art Show in an Elevator (During Spring Market!)

Art piece in an elevator by David B. Smith

The team behind Ugly Art Room is excited to host an art piece by Greenpoint artist David B. Smith in the elevator on the way up to our Spring Market on 4/13/14! The show will be up all day, but there will be a proper “opening reception” from 4-6pm. Make sure to swing by – or up or down! RSVP on Facebook

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“Greenpoint Now” Art Show Recap & Artwork!

Greenpoint Gallery Night was a huge success. On such a gorgeous September evening, the turnout was huge and the buzz in the air, all in support of local art, was very inspiring.

Hyperallergic created a great photo round-up of the evening, here.

Because Greenpointers hosted our own exhibition, we couldn’t make it to many of the other shows, but here are some photos of Ugly Art Room’s “Greenpoint Now” art show at The Yard.

Andrew P. Smith, who co-curated the show and represents The Yard took a lot of awesome photos which you can view here.

If you missed the opening “Greenpoint Now” will be on display at The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) through 10/6/13. Visiting hours are Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm.

All artwork is for sale and also can be viewed on Ugly Art Room’s website.

When I was painting the sign pictured at the top, I made a little mistake, and it ended up reading, “Greenpoint MON” Art Show. DUH! Should I have just left it?

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Artists Announced – “Greenpoint Now” Art Show at The Yard Opens this Friday! (9/13)

In participation with Greenpoint Gallery Night, Ugly Art Room, Greenpointers & The Yard present “Greenpoint Now” a group art exhibition of artwork made in or by Greenpoint, Brooklyn artists in 2013.

Opening: Friday September 13, 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibit: Sept. 13-Oct. 6, 2013

ARTISTS: Shonagh Adelman, Monte Antrim, Erin Batson, Anna BlodaPiotr BondSophia Chai, Marisha ChinskyMonica Emmons, Drew English, Julie Gamble, Allison Maletz, Jess Ng, Michael O’Shea, Bethany Robertson, Lindsey Warren, Tyler Weeks

RSVP on Facebook!

“The coolest neighborhood in the world” for the moment, Greenpoint has hurtled past stroller-friendly Willamsburg as the post cool, chic zeitgeist of jetline magazine meccas. This is a miss-if-you-blink minute to see a stretch of ground on the last phase of a makeover turned over faster than a dozen Missions and Wicker Parks. We’ve seen this before, but now is the time to witness an updated example of landslide gentrification, and with this particular hinge of blue-collar to creative class to expendable leisure, a mosaic on a pintip. Continue reading

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“Greenpoint Now” Art Open Call – Deadline Extended to 9/2/13!

There have been some changes to the open call I sent out last week. For one the location of the show has changed and will be held at The Yard (33 Nassau Ave). It’s an amazing space to hang art. The deadline for submissions has also been extended to September 2nd, 2013.

Please consider submitting your work and please share this with artists living and/or working in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s going to be a great show!

Ugly Art Room + Greenpointers + The Yard present “GREENPOINT: NOW” a group art exhibition at The Yard (33 Nassau Ave.) in participation with Greenpoint Gallery Night.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6pm-9pm

Exhibition: 9/13/13 – 10/04/13

There is never a better time than now, but the moving target of “in the moment” is ever elusive. We are often told to “let go of the past” and “stop worrying about the future.” At the same time we are told that “patience is a virtue “and that we must wait for the “right time.” Continue reading

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Attn Greenpoint Artists! Call For Artwork: “NOW” Greenpoint Art Exhibit (Deadline: 8/15)

Ugly Art Room & Greenpointers Present “NOW” – A Group Art Show @ Dobbin Project Space (50 Dobbin St) in participation with Greenpoint Gallery Night.

Opening: Friday September 13, 2013, 7-9pm
Exhibition: 9/13/13 – 9/30/13

There is never a better time than now, but the moving target of “in the moment” is ever elusive. We are often told to “let go of the past” and “stop worrying about the future.” At the same time we are told that patience is a virtue and that we must wait for the “right time.”

But what about now? What is now? Right here. Right now.

Now is a time and place. We are all inspired by our time – the year 2013 – and our space, which is Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA, the planet. This will be the loose connecting theme among the artwork chosen. Special considerations will be given to works that consider time and place.

All mediums accepted.

The show titled “NOW” will present the contemporary artwork of artists living or working in Greenpoint – work that has been created specifically for this show or within the last 6 mo, as well as work created on site during the opening reception on 9/13/13. Progressions of pieces: studies along with completed work will be accepted. Unfinished works will also be accepted. Artwork will be created on site during the opening.

The show will serve as a “snapshot” of the contemporary art community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn during the year of 2013.

Submission deadline: August 15, 2013

Email the following to greenpointers (at) gmail.com

Subject Line: “NOW” (Your Name)

In the email include the following information:
Name:
Email address:
Phone:
Website:
Attach small jpg(s) images of artwork(s) for consideration:
For all work submitted include: name of piece, size in inches, medium, price
Brief summary of work to make for the show and/or during the opening (if applicable):

If your work is chosen you will be notified and must be available to drop off your work during the week of Monday September 9th and pick-up your work on September 30, 2013.

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Sad times on Franklin St: VPC Closing

One of Greenpoint’s best and proudly gayest bars is closing it’s doors. Over the past few weeks, everyone has been asking: “Is it true that VPC  is closing?” The answer is sadly, yes. Why? Heather, owner, cannot comment. More dialogue from patrons: “What happened?” “That’s BS!” “I love that place!” “This sucks!” “Is it because it’s a gay bar?” “Noise complaints? “It isn’t loud!” “I don’t get it.” “Awful!” “Where am I going to watch drag race?” On and on…

The reality is: VPC’s party is over. Not only was it a great bar, with great cocktails and an awesome staff and crowd, but they supported the community, especially the art and food community…

The memories: VPC was the unofficial headquarters for Bring to Light. Antojitos Mexicanos Saturdays was the best Mexican food in town. There Cara Canella’s led her first Speak Easy Series. Morta Di Fame served rice balls to Greenpoint during it’s first Sicilian Sunday Supper Club. I wrote my check to Justine for Greenpointers.com over Mama’s “slammin” Mac n’ Cheese. I bought my best sweater at a VPC Vintage Pop-Up. Ugly Art Room’s Balls Out Fundraiser & Food Competition raffled off a cat castration from Greenpoint Vet to a girl with a puppy! Greenpointers was looking forward to making many more messes in Terrarium Class. And Veronica People’s Club was the only way I could get my lezzie friend Maria to visit me in Brooklyn for the Kielbasa party. She lives in Manhattan on the same block as Heather’s, VPC’s sister bar, and drove the waiters insane because she wanted a cocktail off the Heather’s menu. I will greatly miss their strongest espresso, which won a prize in the Greenpointers Espresso Tour.

I am sure everyone has their own great memories at Veronica People’s Club. We need places like this. Places that open their doors and let the little people do their thing, to support the art and food community and have a blast doing it.

Dre

Please drop by on Saturday at 2pm for a final farewell Veronica People’s Club!
$4 well drinks, draft, and wine
Plus, Antojitos Mexicanos at 3pm & Self-Portrait Project 2pm-8pm
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What’s Happening? (10/19-10-25)

• Cider Week Continues
• Greenpointers CMJ Guide
• Weekly Events Listing

WEDNESDAY 10/19

• Collaborative Means@ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 7pm, FREE, A series of artists working collaboratively and collectively, relying on cooperative strategies for the realization of ambitious projects. Talks, screenings, and live performances. More info

Smiths Karaoke@ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint) 8pm, 2 mics & some Cure songs available, too.

THURSDAY 10/20
• Public Hearing: Open Space Alliance @ Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie) 6:30-8pm, discuss relocation East River State Park Concerts

• Pretty Things Babayaga Launch Party @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint) 7-10pm,  Jim Garnes spins you favorite soviet hits

FRIDAY 10/21

The L Mag & Northside Festival’s A Very Unofficial CMJ Party @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 1:30pm-4:30pm, FREE, performances by Hunters, PUJOL, Widowspeak, Forest Fire & Heavenly Eat

Supper Club @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (106 Milton) 6:30pm, $20, 4 Course Vegetarian Meal with Cocktails, plus performance by Holler, Benefits Soup Kitchen, RVSP annefay (at) gmail.com. More info

• Paul Duncan Opening Reception @ Allan Nederpelt Fine Arts (60 Freeman) 6-9pm, More info

Open Call Show @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness) 8pm, Open Call for Artists in all Mediums, win $200 & solo exhibition, More info

Ugly Art Room Presents All That Remains @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe) Opening Reception 7-9pm, An International Collage Exhibition of Epic Proportions, Sponsored by Narragansett beer, Music by DJ Ning Nong RSVP

SATURDAY 10/22

BK Diggers 150th Anniversary Celebration @ McGolrick Park, 1-4pm,  a collective of activists, artists and historians whose aim is to reclaim the psycho geography of our neighborhoods and expose ignored perspectives in history

• Tiger Beer Tasting & Pumpkin Carving Contest @ Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center (558 Metropolitan) 8-11:30pm, $5 to enter contest, food by Brooklyn Kitchen, More info

• Vibes to Touch Open Mic & Art Show @ TBD (224 Franklin) 9pm, FREE, Performance by Aisling Peartree, Artwork by Rico Tomas, Poetry By: Fiya, Ada Reyes, Bert Tejeda, D.Limones, Jendog LoneWolf RSVP

SUNDAY 10/23

• 48 HRS @ Camel Art Space (722 Metropolitan) 12pm-12am, artists meet for a marathon art-making session, sleep over in the space and exhibit their work the next day. The entire event will take place over a 48-Hrs, RSVP

• Newtown Creek Boat Tours @ Pier 17 South Street Seaport, 10-12/1-3, $10. Charter tours the length of the Newtown Creek. Buy Tickets

• Brokelyn.com’s Brokedown Throwdown @ Public Assembly (70 N6) 3-7pm, $5, Sixpoint Open Bar 3-4pm, “Yo Momma So Broke” Contest, Costume Contest, Mushroom Ride

• Carve for Farms Benefit @ Warsaw (261 Driggs) 4-8pm, $10 Kids/$12 Adults, a Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA pumkin carving and food fest benefit for farms devastated by Hurricane Irene. Pumpkin Pierogis!

• The Mac Off @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand) 5-8pm, $10 to judge & eat, Free to compete: email info (at) theclaque.org, proceeds benefit The Claque RSVP

• County Fair Opening Party @ Orange Marmalade (421 Graham) 6-9pm, Vintage Men’s & Women’s, Kitchenware, Oddities, Whisky! More info

TUESDAY 10/25

• Momofuku Milk Bar Book Event with Christina Tosi @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost) Christina will show you some of her sweet and savory recipes and you can get a signed copy of the book at a discount, RSVP

 

EPA Newtown Creek Superfund Public Meetings @ St. Nick’s Alliance (2 Kingsland, Garden Level) 20m, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm, An informal public info session hosted by the EPA to discuss upcoming field work at the Newtown Creek Superfund site as part of the first phase of the remedial investigation. EPA representatives will be available to answer questions.

 

Coming Up: Brooklyn Fork & Spoon Supper Club 11/12 Reserve Now
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What’s happening? (9/15-9/21)

Veronica People's Club
© Veronica People's Club

TONIGHT 9/15/2011

1 Year AnniversaryVeronica People’s Club  (105 Franklin) 7pm – Mama’s Food, DJs, 10-10:30 Open Vodka Bar, FUN! RSVP

• Heliotropes, Dead Stars, Chumps @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan) 8pm – RSVP

 

 

© Allison Maletz

 FRIDAY 9/16/2011

• Greenpoint artist Allison Maletz shows at Paint Works @ Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th Street) Opening Reception 6pm RSVP

First Fall Salon Show @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness)  Opening Reception 8pm  RSVP

• Williamsburg Fashion Weekend S/S 2012 @ Windmill Studios (287 Kent)  8pm thru Sunday,  $10  Runway, Music  RSVP

 

SATURDAY 9/17/2011

• 3rd Annual Greenpoint Lyons Soapbox Race (McGolrick Park) Noon

• Town Square’s School Fest  @Harry Van Arsdale (257 N. 6th) noon-4pm, 50 Schools, student performances, workshops.

196 Guernsey © Greenpoint Gazette

• 196 Guernsey Closing Reception 4-7pm  Greenpoint Gazette Review  RSVP

• Greenpoint’s Ugly Art Room shows Head Space in Clinton Hill for Paper Garden Records’ Multiverse Playground Part III (104 Emerson Pl.) 11am-midnight $8, music, comedy, art RSVP

• An Evening With Craig Thompson @ WORD (126 Franklin) cocktail party, $40 Buy Tix

 

 

SUNDAY 9/18/2011

• Children’s Art Day @ The GIFT Garden at Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble) 12:30-4pm, arts & crafts, gardening & raffles More info

Brew n’ Chew © The Diamond Brooklyn

• Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint (No.11 betw. Kent & Water) 1-6pm, 40 local restaurants, breweries, winerie, music, $35-150, benefits Northside Town Hall - Buy Tix

• Brew n’ Chew Chew IV @ The Diamond (43 Franklin)  3-5pm, taste beer & food pairings from 7 teams, $30, proceeds donated to The MARK Project to support hurricane relief in the Catskills  Buy Tix 

 

©Kings of Karaoke

MONDAY – 9/19

• Friends of McGolrick Park Organizing Meeting @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell) 7-9pm RSVP

• Kings of Karaoke @ Onyx (278 Nassau) 9pm-1am – ongoing

 

 

 

Email me if you have anything to add: greenpointers (at) gmail.com

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Northside Open Studios: Ugly Art Room

The L Magazine’s Northside Festival is happening this week from Thursday June 16th through the 19th and it is CHOCK full of shit to do. Music, Food, Art, etc. In conjunction with the festival is the Northside Open Studios project. Again, just this event alone has stuff to keep you busy all weekend. And this post is JUST about Ugly Art Studio’s events. I mean seriously, there is like a TON of stuff going on in this festival thingamajig. Click the links and find the stuff you can’t miss cause I just can’t possibly cover it all!

Ugly Art Room is producing FIVE Art Shows as part of Northside Open Studios this week.

With back to back openings on two days, you will have the chance to see incredible artwork from local Brooklyn artists in very unique spaces.

If you’re into bar hopping, turn it into art hopping. On Thursday, start at Brouwerij Lane where Burt Reynolds has taken over the joint. Then at 10pm head over to The Gutter and see a cell phone photo exhibit by Northside Festival bands.

On Saturday when you stroll down Bedford Ave during Williamsburg Walks you won’t miss the white cube “gallery” in the middle of the street; inside see a miniature exhibit. At 6pm in the historic Greenpoint Church, follow the signs down to the basement and take a turn pulling the devil’s tail on an old iron hand press and take home an original print. Then at 8pm come see Cutters, an exhibit at The Parlour Brooklyn while winding down with a cocktail in their beautiful backyard.

Check out more info on each exhibit’s Facebook event page:
The Man, The Myth, The Moustache
Opening Rejection
Noise Jam
Pull the Devil’s Tail
Cutters

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