Founded by Chérmelle D. Edwards of smdlr.com and presented by Greenpointers, Coffee’s Night Out is an evening that invites individuals to explore coffee and culture within independent coffee shops. During the evening, curated culture – art, music, spoken word, film – will pop up alongside specialty coffee in Greenpoint at the following locations:
WEDNESDAY 10/23 • Bear Republic Brewing Night @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8pm, buy a beer, keep the glass. Flights, pairings, and great company. • Poker Philanthropy Fundraiser @ t.b.d. Brooklyn (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, FREE, 20 seat Texas Holdem tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, RSVP to pokerphilanthropy [at] gmail [dot] com for a guaranteed seat, More Info • Storytelling with Barry Gifford @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Author of Wild at Heart celebrates his new short story collection, The Roy Stories, with a reading accompanied by jazz guitarist, Miles Okazki, RSVP ♫ New Year World Rock Festival 2013 with SKATERS / Hunters / Teen / Free Time / DJ Vapors @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX, RSVP Continue reading →
Northside’s premier DOG COSTUME & TRICK CONTEST is fast approaching. Bring your pups dressed in costumes to Dog-E-Dog‘s 2nd Annual “Howl-O-Ween” on Saturday, Oct 26 from 1-4pm at the McCarren Park dog run.
While our friend Eric from Dog-E-Dog is putting the final touches on Dog-E-Dog‘s 2nd Annual “Howl-O-Ween,” he stopped by Greenpointers.com to give us five important tips for this weekend’s festivities:
Practice tricks with your pooch! Once you have figured out your fancies, try having the dog perform the trick in front of your co-workers or friends, to make sure stage fright or performance anxiety isn’t going to be a problem.
Dress yourself up! The more festive, the better…but don’t get our hopes up, Judges won’t be ranking you humans.
There is no pre-registration, so come early! The first 50 contestants will be judged. Each contestant is assigned a # and then we proceed like the DMV or the deli: wait for your number to be called.
Bring extra dog stuff to donate to BARC shelter. Toys, food, poop bags, treats, water bowls…Your dog’s “trash” is most likely a rescue dog’s “treasure”!
Bring some cash. That way you can enter the raffle to win amazing prizes of your choosing, including but not limited to, Kate Spade leather bags, bar tabs, Gift baskets for your dog, a grooming voucher, a training session, doggy apparel and more.
Last year’s contest was a huge success and we all had a lot of fun, including my very own dog, Seymour, who was dressed up as everyone’s favorite comfort food: Bacon! While he didn’t win the costume prize, we did win some pretty sweet raffle packages, so don’t forget to participate.
Forget about your own Halloween costume this year – tricking out your pet is so much more fun! And don’t worry – the whimpering and awkward limping really means they love it. When it comes to Pet Halloween Costume Contests – winning is all that matters!
Bring your four-legged friends this Saturday and Sunday to LIC Flea & Food for an early Halloween.
With just two weeks to go, LIC Flea is hosting a pet costume contest this weekend. Visitors will be able to bring their four-legged furry friends to participate in the first pet costume Halloween contest.
If you don’t have a costume for your pet, LIC Flea vendor Spoil My Bitch mobile pet boutique will have a selection of costumes for small to big dogs you can purchase. Options include a fantasy dragon, duck, sailor, basketball player, sailor and even a cow.
Kiki Pet Photography will be taking photos of all the participants and a winner will be awarded prizes including LIC Flea & Food Bucks, a gift card to Ricky’s, a free 20-day potty break package from LIC Dogwalk, a free dog consult from Pooch Pals, a free office exam from City Vet and a discounted photo session with Kiki Pet Photography.
Visitors will also be able to donate clean dog items and unopened food and treats to “Rock & Rawhide” for dogs in need. Those people looking for a furry friend to call their own will also have the chance to adopt a pet through the pet adoption agency Zani’s Furry Friends, which will be at LIC Flea.
Besides pets, LIC Flea & Food has over 70 vendors selling everything from furniture, antiques, art, fashion, jewelry and amazing food vendors. Plus pick up a pumpkin at the LIC Flea Pumpkin Patch bringing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes direct from the farm. Don’t miss out because LIC Flea & Food is only open outdoors for two more weekends!
WEDNESDAY 10/16 • HÄXAN on 16mm @ Spectacle Theater (124 S 3rd St) 8pm, $5, Filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz will present this silent Swedish movie about demons / torture / witchcraft / Satanic ritual, we hear it’s easily the most metal film ever made (it was banned in the U.S. in 1922), RSVP ♫ SHOT! CMJ Showcase with Hunters / Total Slacker / Sisu / Habibi / Perfect Pussy / DJ Kristina Tequila and I @ the flat (308 Hooper St) 7pm, $8 or free w/ badge
Every day is Greenpoint Day, but today – Sunday 10/29 at 12:30pm is the first annual Greenpoint Day – a big block party in Winthrop/McGolrick park. Come out and celebrate Greenpoint old and new! It will be one big party with a live DJ, classic Rock Bands, barbecue, games, prizes, blow up rides and more! Bring the whole family and your own food
Last weekend we went all the way to Long Island City! It’s a lot closer than you think and every Saturday and Sunday (10am-6pm) until October 27th – there is great market there called the LIC Flea where I scored some goodies. And getting there and back is really a cinch. It’s not like it’s in NJ! Continue reading →
♥ Who’s That Guy Next Door? 67 West St@ From the Source (69 West St) Friday (9/13) 3-6pm, FREE, Meet, mingle, and mix with the many creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs who work in 67 + 69 West St, Open to the public, drinks from Cliffon Dry Premium Cider, RSVP (Sponsored)
♦ Connected by Design @ Java Studios Gallery (252 Java Street, Suite 308) Opening Friday (9/13) 6-9pm, Group show featuring select Java Studio artists (Sponsored)
WEDNESDAY 9/11 • Launch Party: This Is How You Say Goodbye @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Local author Victoria Loustalot celebrates the launch of her memoir, chronicling her world travels in rememberence of her father, with signature cocktails inspired by the exotic locales in the book, RSVP * ArtLab: On Repeat @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, Conversation on repetition and the intersection of art and science, featuring Emily Dennis (a mosquito neurobiologist) and Lauren Schleider (a Brooklyn-based visual artist), RSVP, More Info ♥ BUST Trivia Night @ Matchless ( 557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Bust out those trivia skills (see what I did there?) and test your knowledge of ladies and lady-themed things, winner gets a $30 bar tab, RSVP ♫ RATHBORNE (Record release show!) / Bad Girlfriend / Isadora / The Sanctuaries / DJ Illyse Singer @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave), RSVP ♫ Mountains / Date Palms / Plankton Wat / Good Willsmith @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, RSVP
THURSDAY 9/12 ♫ Brooklyn Nine-Nine Advance Screening with Twin Sister / DJ Soul @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6pm, FREE, Screening of Nine-Nine (the new Andy Samberg cop show premiering this Fall), free bowling from 6-7pm and the first 500 guests get a free drink, RSVP # Fine Spirits Tasting @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, FREE, Taste fine whisky, vodka, and rum and learn what “un-chilled filtered highland single malt” actually means (additional tastings on Wed 9/11 and Fri 9/13 that include cheddar & chocolate and smoked salmon food pairings), More Info ♫ Wilder Maker / Belle Mare / Life Size Maps / Gondola @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, Price TBD, More Info
FRIDAY 9/13 ♦ Greenpoint Gallery Night @ see map! 6-9pm, FREE, Spend the evening exploring opening shows at 22 participating neighborhood galleries (like this feminist art collective showcase and these illustrations of people dressed as animals) before heading to the after party at Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave), More Info * Greenpoint NOW @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6-9pm, FREE, Group show featuring artwork made in Greenpoint by local artists representing the clash of culture, style, and NOW-NESS of our ever-changing neighborhood, presented by Ugly Art Room, RSVP
* Grand Opening @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, featuring Greenpoint Gin Hook Gin with Acme Smoked Salmon and more!
♦ NOMADIQUE Presents: These Rythmic Seasons @ the Metropolitan Building (44-01 11th St, LIC) 7pm, FREE, If you’re hungry for more after scouring every gallery in Greenpoint, head over the bridge to LIC to check out this one-night-only exhibition of photography, film, and live performaces that will explore the phenomena of growth and aging, RSVP ♥ Terminator 2 @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 12am, $13, Watch Arnold save the future as a futureistic cyborg on the big screen, and COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE, More Info
SATURDAY 9/14 • LIC Flea & Food @ 5-25 46th Ave LIC, 10am-5pm, FREE, Come to Queens for a huge outdoor market with over 70 vendors, vintage clothing, furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, accessories, sweets, treats and delicious food. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Take the ferry, ride your bike or take a walk, More info • City Harvest Food Drive @ Atlas Obscura (61 Greenpoint Ave, Suite 302) 11am-5pm, FREE, Feed hungry New Yorkers by donating City Harvest’s most needed items (canned goods, mac & cheese, and peanut butter) # Taste Talks @ various venues in North Brooklyn, 11am-10pm, $10-35, the first annual foodie extravaganza from the creators of Northside begins with a pancake breakfast at Brooklyn Bowl and continues with conferences throughout the day on a variety of food-related topics such as Foraging and Food Photography, More Info # Dive In! Vegan Shop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 12-6pm, Enjoy tasty delights (ranging from Ethiopian brunch to ice cream sandwiches), jewlery, and clothing from 30+ vegan vendors, More Info • Cardboard Tube Fighting League @ McCarren Park (N12th and Bedford) 2-5pm, FREE, Wish you could wield a sword like the dudes in Game of Thrones? Have no fear, you can this weekend…with cardboard tubes, More Info ♦ Jamian Juliano-Villani: Me, Myself, and Jah @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, first solo exhibition from Juliano-Villani, whose bold, splashy paintings are just plain fun, RSVP ♦ Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 8pm doors/9pm show, Art meets fashion for Williamsburg’s answer to mainstream fashion week, featuring up-and-coming designers who push the boundaries of design and production, with musical performances from Courtship Ritual/ DANKE//SWORD / Ideal Orkestra (afterparty at Wild Kingdom), More Info ♥ The Devil’s Bedroom Concert Series: The Prophet @ M’Su Diable (2 Kingsland Ave) 8:30pm, $12, A night of fortune-telling, featuring music by Youngman Grand / Sons of an Illustrious Father / Friend Roulette with projections, dance performances, tarot card readings, free food, and a donation bar (woah), RSVP
SUNDAY 9/15 # The 2nd Annual Gala Gala Hey! An Apple Festival @ The Drink (228 Manhattan Ave) 2-10pm, pie fans rejoice for this day-long celebration of sweet apple pie, featuring fresh baked slices from Pie Stand, bobbing for apples, old timey music, cider on tap, and corn hole, More Info # Brew n’ Chew @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 3-5pm, $20, 5 home brewer/ foodie teams battle for your vote, proceeds donated to charity, Buy Tix # Farm Dinner @ North Brooklyn Farms (329 Kent Ave) 7-10pm, $40, 3 Course + Cocktails Farm to Table Supper Club, More info ♦ Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 8pm doors/9pm show, Day 2 of runway shows, live music, and theatrical antics ♫ Doe Paoro / Dark Rooms / Sleepers Work @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, BUY TIX
MONDAY 9/16 ♫ Elvis Costello / The Roots @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $40, BUY TIX ♫ Those Mockingbirds / Ionia / Spirit Animal / Your Skull My Closet @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10 BUY TIX
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺Comedy Event # Foodie Event
WEDNESDAY 8/14 ♥ The Neverending Story @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th) 6pm, FREE, Last SummerScreen of the season! Screening begins 8pm, Music by Aa (aka Big A Little A) / Ratking / Amen Dunes / Chota Madre. Need a reminder of how cool this movie is? Flash back to your childhood with this epic trailer. • Eating Your Feelings @ Word (126 Franklin St.) 7-8pm, FREE, Essayist, Mark Rosenberg, hosts real talk about body image in honor of his new collection, Eating My Feelings, covering his adventures from childhood fat camp to personal trainer flirtations. RSVP • Midweek Mayhem @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker) 9pm-midnight, FREE, get over the hump with $6 cocktails. • Wetsuit @ Daddy’s (437 Graham Ave.) 10pm, FREE, Summer night party with DJ’s Paul and Jesse, RSVP
THURSDAY 8/15 ♦ Puppet Parade and Pageant @ McGolrick Park, 3:30-5pm, FREE, Join kid Greenpointers, as they parade their handmade puppets and masks through the neighborhood to McGolrick Park, culminating in an original performace about the story of Newton Creek, More Info • Sample Sale @ Swords-Smith (98 S. 4th St.) 4-9pm, FREE (through 8/18), Featuring clothes and jewelry from In God We Trust and other designers, with Brooklyn Brewery Beer and Thorny Rose wine, RSVP
♫ Kid Dynamite / Joyce Manor / Red Hare / Swearin’ @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St.), 6pm, FREE with RSVP ♫ Potion Presents: MAD CHEMISTRY @ The West (397 Union Ave.) 7-10:30pm, FREE, Featuring acoustic performances by Cody Swanson / Andrew Sellers / Workman Song • Chicken Premiere @ Bow Tie Cinemas a.k.a. Clearview Chelsea (260 West 23rd St.) 7pm, FREE, screening and after-party for a dark comedy about a Thai delivery man, shot in Greenpoint, Watch the teaser, More Info ☺ The Cause B Show: LIGHT IT UP @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave.) 8:30pm, FREE (+ free beer with donation!), Stand-up comedy show to benefit Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization that empowers youth to become politically active in the fight against Drug War policies, RSVP
FRIDAY 8/16 • Williamsburg Loves Dumont @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave.) 6pm-midnight, Fundraiser to support the family of Dumont owner, Colin Devlin, whose tragic death was strongly felt in the local community. Raffles, Tacos and performances by American Darlings / Dead Stars / Eastern Hollows SATURDAY 8/17 ♫ Out in the Streets Festival @ Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Ave, Ridgewood) thru Sunday (8/18) 1pm, $20 Saturday/$12 Sunday, set in the backyard of a historic Ridgewood home this weekend fest will feature 2 days of indie bands, installation art, pop-up shops, and food trucks, OPEN BAR both days from 2-3pm, RSVP
♫ Sleepies / EULA / Big Ups / Shark? / Low Fat Getting High @ Rippers @ (Rockaway Beach 86) 6pm, Free (Suggested donations go to Restore Rockaway) ♦ The Crest Hardware Art Show Closing Reception @ Crest Hardware (558 Metropolitan Ave.) 6-10pm, FREE, Celebrate the closing of Crest’s annual group show, with work from 150 artists, RSVP ♫ Britpop with The Common People @ TBD Brooklyn (24 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Nostalgic for 90′s indie faves like Oasis, Blur, and The Smiths? Dance the night away and pretend the year 2000 never happened.
SUNDAY 8/18 • Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Summer Party @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St.) 2pm-1am, FREE, Celebrate Runway Passport‘s first online boutique with a fashion show, featuring the work of independent designers, drinks, and shopping, RSVP# Salo Tatlo @ The Mothership (252 Green St.) 6-10pm, $45, Enjoy a multi-course meal in a rooftop setting, featuring regional Philippino street food and grill fare from Greenpointers contributor and chef extraordinaire, Yana Gilbuena, RSVP, BUY TIX
♫ The Piggies / Threats / Hard Nips@ The Grand Victory (245 Grand St.), 8pm, FREE, featuring a backyard BBQ with cheap plates!
MONDAY 8/19 ♦ Potion Collective Open Mic Night @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St.) 7:30-11:30pm, FREE, Artists of all mediums welcome! To enter, email potioncollective [at] gmail.com. * Meeting on Crime @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St.) 6:30pm, FREE, Join the Greenpoint Neighrborhood Watch to discuss the recent spike in neighborhood crime with local police officers. TUESDAY 8/20 • WORD’s At the Waterfront with Atlas Review, Electric Literature, and Emily Books @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Enjoy an evening of summer readings by Matt Donjny, Alex Morris, Helen Phillips, and Montana Ray, RSVP
♦ Good Vibrations Salon Series @ Java Studio Gallery (252 Java St, Suite 308) 7-10pm, FREE, 4th installment of the salon series built around Good Vibrations, a project that merges science and the sublime by artist, David Melrose, this week’s theme is Worship of the Sun (it’s all solar)
♥ Bad Movie Brooklyn Presents Suburban Commando @ Berry Park (4 Berry St.) 8pm, FREE, watch Hulk Hogan play intergalactic warrior, Shep Rampsey, who crashes on Earth and must learn to blend in, while avoiding deadly bounty hunters (this is a very serious art film, which you must watch un-ironically)
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event