Brooklyn Based’s Williamsburg Immersion Includes 5 FREE Beers and More for $15 (Sat 6/23)

For the past eight summers Brooklyn Based and Brooklyn Brewery have produced a series of Saturday afternoon crawls that hit up the best bars, restaurants and shops in neighborhoods across Brooklyn. Incredibly, they’ve never held one of these Immersions in the Brewery’s own neighborhood, until now. Their first-ever Total Williamsburg Immersion is Saturday, June 23.

Not only will Immersion goers get free Brooklyn Brewery beers at four great local bars and cash in on food and retail deals, attendees will also be among the first to see the Brewery’s brand-new tasting room, where they’ll be serving complimentary brews there, too.

Your $15 tickets include 5 FREE Brooklyn Brewery Beers plus specials and discounts throughout the day. Buy tickets here!

Here’s what a $15 ticket will get you:

Note, you’ll need to pick up a packet of “walking around money” at Rocka Rolla (486 Metropolitan Ave., near the Lorimer L and Metropolitan Ave. G stops) between noon and 1pm June 23 to redeem all these specials.

• One free Brooklyn Brewery beer at Rocka Rolla, Extra Fancy, the brand-new Clinton Hall at the Pod Hotel, Brooklyn Brewery’s newly revamped tasting room AND Kent Ale House
• A $1 off Brooklyn Brewery beers at Mugs Alehouse and George and Jack’s
• $2 cold brew or cold brew lemonade at Champion Coffee in the new North 3rd St. Market
• $1 off drinking vinegars and health tonics, and/or buy 2 pressed juices, get 1 vinegar or health tonic free at Sweet Road Bevs in the new North 3rd St. Market
• 20% off salads at Harvest2Order in the new North 3rd St. Market
• $5 Frito Pies at Mable’s
• 20% off at The Vale Collective
• 20% off regular or special admission to the Museum of Food and Drink (regular admission includes a sampling of June’s entree of the month, soft shell chili crab, special admission includes entree of dumplings, entree of the month and a dessert of poached pears).
• Free mini cupcake and 20% off one item excluding cakes at Sweethaus
• 20% off purchase at Rituals
• 20% off purchase at Gant
• 15% any one item at Rough Trade and 3-6pm a FREE Summer Ale sampling in their Sonos room
• 25% off order at OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (Williamsburg location)
• 20% off at Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
• 20% off all drinks + retail bags at Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters
• 20% off a single item at the Brooklyn Brewery store
• Buy one appetizer get one app free between 12 and 5pm at Brooklyn Bowl
• Buy one item, get 30% off the second item at SlapBack

For another $10 you can also add on one of these lunches:

• A Clinton Hall All-American Burger and Fries (normally $12)

• A Pulled Pork Sandwich with side of Mac & Cheese at Mable’s(normally $19)

• 2 Carnitas Tacos at Casa Publica (normally $12)

Check-in is noon-1pm the day of the event at Rocka Rolla (486 Metropolitan Ave., near the Lorimer L and Metropolitan Ave. G stops) where attendees will collect their envelope of tickets — aka “walking around money” — to redeem all these specials.

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Greenpoint Scavenger Hunt This Saturday! (6/23)

This Saturday, June 23rd  you can compete in a scavenger hunt all over Greenpoint! At 2pm, you can pick up a challenge list from BklynQuest in Father Jerzy Popielsko Square (the little triangle park in between Nassau Ave & Bedford Ave, across from McCarren), and assemble your team of 5-10 people. Expect the challenges to involve eating, drinking and “general tomfoolery”. You can check out the #bklynquest IG tag to see examples of challenges from past events. It costs $20 to compete (only one ticket needed per team to compete), and you can come alone or with a friend and they’ll put you on a team. There’ll be prizes and drinks for the winners and a closing ceremony at a TBD venue in the ‘hood.

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Neighborhood Gem The Bounty Abruptly Closes Its Doors

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Inside The Bounty, photo by Rosie de Belgeonne

We are surprised and saddened to learn of The Bounty’s (131 Greenpoint Ave) sudden closing. We always loved how sitting at their bar felt like you were cozied up in the hull of a ship, waiting for your captain to bring you the day’s catch. With a solid seafood menu and on point service, it always felt like the cozy neighborhood gem you could take out-of-towners to impress them. The restaurant opened in 2013, and we will fondly remember their whole fish, $1 oysters and adorable back garden. Farewell, The Bounty!

The Bounty's serene garden. Photo by Rosie de Belgeonne
The Bounty’s serene garden. Photo by Rosie de Belgeonne

Via Instagram:

With a heavy heart we make the following announcement.
The Bounty has closed it’s doors.
Built by hand with a few friends, we quietly opened five Mays ago to little fanfare but eventually made good friends with lovely Greenpoint and beyond. We delighted in being a neighborhood gem and strived to offer real food, prepared with good intentions and quality ingredients. Our aim was to be a go-to place that wouldn’t let you down and might even surprise you.  Coming from various restaurant and bar worlds and experiences, we often talked about the simple trifecta of good food, service and atmosphere and tried to instill that since day one and be ourselves, if a little different.
We’ve hosted weddings and countless birthdays, anniversaries, showers, date nights, dinners and brunches out with friends. You always brought your folks here when they were in town, you sat with us at the bar and chatted with the regulars, or as our regular, you made knowledgeable recommendations to newcomers.
We sincerely apologize to everyone hit with this sudden news and closure, especially to those that have always supported us, loved us and cheered us on.

We will truly miss serving the neighborhood.  Thank you and goodnight.

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Moms, BYOB! Bring Your Own Baby to This Comedy Show (6/21)

Bring Your Own Baby

When you’ve got a little one, it can be tough enough to wrangle some fun time outside of the house, let alone find grown up activities where bringing your noisy baby won’t annoy the crap out of everyone around you. For moms and dads who are looking to have a little fun with their kid in tow, Edamama (568 Union Ave) is hosting a baby friendly comedy show for adults this Thursday June 21st at 1030am. Tickets are $12, more info here and below! Continue reading

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An Upstart hopes for a Shocking Electoral Upset

Suraj Patel, via surajpatel.nyc
Suraj Patel addressing voters, via surajpatel.nyc

If elections were about enthusiasm and not counting votes Suraj Patel would probably defeat twelve-term incumbent Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in the June 26th Democratic primary for the twelfth congressional district, which includes Greenpoint. Visiting Patel’s campaign headquarters in Lower Manhattan, enthusiasm pervades the room, as a horde of young energetic people scurry about and electric buzz of youth and optimism fills the air.

The candidate, a millennial, enters, exuding the same enthusiasm. The thirty-four year-old Patel did his undergraduate work at Stanford and then went on to study Law at NYU, where Patel also is a professor of Business Ethics. An attorney, he received a scholarship at Cambridge where he earned a Masters in public policy. Continue reading

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FREE Movies In McCarren — Lineup Announced!

SummerScreen returns to McCarren park this July!

SummerScreen, presented by Northside Media (Northside Festival), has revealed its movie lineup for the summer! Brooklyn’s favorite free film and concert series will return this summer to McCarren Park for its thirteenth consecutive year. Taking place every Wednesday in July and August, the weekly event will screen eight films in the park and will offer food, beverage, and live music. Screenings kick off Wednesday, July 11. Continue reading

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BQGreen Block Party Tomorrow (6/16)

The Green Queen! via Friends of BQGreen

Join La Reina Verde (The Green Queen), the superhero fighting for new parkland on the Southside of Williamsburg, and Friends of BQGreen, for a Free Block Party this Saturday, 6/16 from 12-5!

Friends of BQGreen has been working to create a “park out of thin air” over the BQE between South 3rd and South 5th Streets. The Green will incorporate Marcy Green and Rodney Park and include “3.5-acres of open space with a flower garden, a playground, a baseball diamond, barbecues, grassy and wooded areas, an indoor pool and a water play zone.”

Saturday’s celebration will take place on the future site of BQGreen and include Latin food, burgers, refreshments, DJ Gasolina, 2 bouncy castles, face painting and games and a few surprises!

What: Friends of BQGreen Block Party
When: Saturday, 6/16, 12-5pm
Where: The Bridge at South 5th Street between Marcy Avenue and Rodney St.
Who: Everyone!!

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Ecology to Take Center Stage at Monitor Museum Site

A rendering of the Monitor Museum restored shoreline, via Brooklyn Paper in 2015
A rendering of the Monitor Museum restored shoreline, via Brooklyn Paper in 2015

The USS Monitor, built here in Greenpoint by Continental Ironworks in 1862, was one of the first iron-clad battle ships in the US Navy. During the Civil War, the Monitor took part in the “Battle of the Ironclads,” and money from the building of the Monitor contributed to the building of the Church of the Ascension (127 Kent Street).

Given The Monitor’s deep role in the industrial, naval and ecclesiastical history of Greenpoint, and the United States itself, lifelong Greenpoint residents George and Janice Weinmann have been advocating for a museum dedicated to the boat since 1996.

The couple secured land for the museum on Quay Street at the Monitor’s construction site in 2003, and scored a grant from GCEF to fund the museum in 2015. The project requires a restoration of the ecological shoreline at the Quay Street property, and the museum has been working with design and engineering firm AECOM to make it happen. On Wednesday, June 13, friends of the Monitor Museum teamed up with AECOM to host a public info meeting about the current status of the project.  Continue reading

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Mow your lawn, slurp your noodles — The Hook-up (6/15)

Parks Department to Greenpoint Landing: Municipal Lawn Care? Lol, Byeee

Happy Friday, Greenpoint! You know how it is here in North Brooklyn — another week, another waterfront development… Get the first look at the three towers proposed for the site immediately south of the Greenpoint Terminal Market.

Meanwhile, the Parks Department is taking quite the snarky attitude about the relentless development here in Greenpoint. Turns out, Parks doesn’t want to mow the lawn at Greenpoint Landing.

And they’re not the only ones up in arms this week. An off duty cop was arrested here last Friday night in a road rage incident.

In lighter news, looks like we’re the best slurpers in town. Wanpaku (621 Manhattan Avenue) topped this list of the city’s ramen joints.

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