Sparkle this Spring: Dazzle in Catbird Gems & Baubles

For the past few seasons, I’ve been trying to up my accessories game. Naturally, I gravitated towards Catbird (219 Bedford Avenue) for its sweet little stack rings and I tend to wear my lovecats ring on the reg. Add some razzle dazzle to your spring looks with something shiny, pretty, or just so-good-for-you. Self care is a thing, you know. And that could involve diamonds, too.

Check out some bangin’ spring pick for some sparkle in your step with Catbird’s Spring arrivals.
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Olympian Connie Darnowski: Greenpoint’s Greatest Ever Female Athlete

Connie Darnowski

Hurdler Connie Darnowski represented the United States in the 1952 and 1956 Olympic games and is the greatest female athlete our area ever produced. Her success is all the more amazing because she succeeded at a time before Title IX opened up women’s sports. She competed when there were only two women’s college track teams and Connie never had the chance to compete on the college level. Connie graduated from St John’s University in 1956, but the school had no college women’s teams. It is ironic that Connie is in the St. John’s Athletic Hall of Fame, yet never had the chance to compete for her school. Continue reading

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Sweet Toothed Vegans: Clara Cakes Popup At Adelina’s Today (3/26)!

Sunday, March 26th, 7:30-10:30pm
Clara Cakes CookBook Pop-Up
Adelina’s | 159 Greenpoint Ave.

19-year old LA chef Clara Polito will be in Greenpoint today to celebrate her new vegan dessert book. She’ll be serving up some of her amazing vegan cannoli & cakes and a pizza special at Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave.) tonight from 7:30pm-10:30, .  No tickets required, just show up hungry!

Clara Cakes - vegan cake

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FREE Holistic Skincare Consultation at Brooklyn Groove Tomorrow (Sun, 3/26)!

Tomorrow (Sunday, March 26th, 1-3pm), swing by natural beauty store Brooklyn Groove (102B Nassau Ave) for a FREE holistic skincare consultation, make up consultation, goody bags plus wine and refreshments!

Certified herbalist and aromatherapist Dominique Caron drew from her personal battle against dry, reactive skin to create skin care line Apoterra, an all-natural, plant and mineral-based skin care and cosmetics line that is safe, nontoxic, and chemical-free.

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It’s Time for the Annual Participatory Budget Vote! (3/25 – 4/2)

Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting from PBP on Vimeo.

Cycle 6 of the annual Participatory Budget voting begins Saturday, March 25th, and goes until Sunday, April 2nd. “Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.” Our City Councilman, Stephen Levin, chose to give us the voice on how to spend our tax dollars. In this vote, you have the opportunity to vote for as many as five project proposals; funding is granted based on which proposals receive the most votes and our district’s annual discretionary fund budget. The vote is open to anyone over the age of 14 who lives within our district (33), and this year, we can vote online! Of the 15 projects this year, here are the ones proposed for Greenpoint and Williamsburg: Continue reading

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Pub Crawl/Scavenger Hunt Chicken Chase Tomorrow (3/25) At The Diamond!

The Diamond - Chicken Chase

 

What: Chicken Chase, a charity pub crawl/scavenger hunt at The Diamond!
When/Where: Saturday, March 25, 2:30pm | 43 Franklin Street
It’s part pub crawl, part scavenger hunt, and it’s a great way to give to a cause! Race against the clock to find The Chicken in an unknown bar before they drink away all your prize money. $20 a person; $10 for the prize pot and $10 to be donated (organization to be picked by The Chicken!).

Kick-off party starts at 2:30 pm. We’ll check in teams and appoint our official Chicken for the event! The Chicken (yes, dressed in a full chicken costume) then gets the full prize pot and a head start to find a bar and hunker down. They must stay put in the bar and can use the prize money to drink and drink and drink until he/she is found by a team. Teams are then unleashed on the neighborhood to find where the chicken is hiding. Check in every bar, but if you guess incorrectly, you and your team have to sit and order a drink before continuing on. The first team to find the chicken wins the remainder of the pot!

RSVP today—register your teams here.

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Keep Shea Stadium Alive, Williamsburg Bridge Crash, Geoff Cobb Is Famous —The Hook Up 3/24

Guernsey Street. Photo by Megan Penmann
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It’s tremendously important to keep DIY venues like Shea Stadium open, which recently abruptly closed — it keeps the Brooklyn music scene, and the New York music scene alive and relevant. Please back their Kickstarter (which already has reached $82k of its $50k ask) if you want our neighborhood to keep its cool!

Not that the L train shutdown sucks any less, but now officials say that they’ll close the line (from Bedford to 8th Ave.) for three months less than earlier projected.

The best kind of partying involves a #safespace, but last week a man was fatally shot in the face at a Bushwick club.

Trending now: Williamsburg housing prices are going down down down.

A young woman was fatally injured in a crash on the Williamsburg bridge last week.

Our resident history writer Geoff Cobb was featured in the New York Times last week for his knowledge of a famous Irish painter from Greenpoint (which he wrote about here on Greenpointers).

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Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Meeting Monday 3/27!

FBIP MTG 3-27-17 R1-01What: FRIENDS OF BUSHWICK INLET PARK  | General Meeting – Monday, March 27th
When: 6:30pm – Snacks and Meet + Greet, 7pm – Meeting
Where: Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room | 86 Kent Ave (N.9th Street)
What’s going on with Bushwick Inlet Park after the successful outcome of the 2-year long battle to get the city to buy the CitiStorage site and complete Bushwick Inlet Park? Come find out!

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Fleeting Connections: Intuitive Counseling to Help You Celebrate Your Life

There’s something about me I haven’t really shared with anyone: I love it when people, places, and things magically sync up. Maybe it’s seeing a certain number or time everyday (11:11, anyone?), or dreaming about a long-lost friend or lover and out of the blue, they contact you. That’s synchronicity.

And, it felt even more synchronous when I was referred by a friend to Virginia Mason, an intuitive counselor. Virginia honors human experience and the uncertainty of life with many tools – reiki, astrology, tarot, yoga, and more.

Want to know the key behind intuitive counseling and how this Greenpoint gal is making huge waves in our neighborhood? I spent a lovely afternoon with Virginia to talk about all things mystical and tangible and got to experience some reiki firsthand. Read more to find out.
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Don’t…Eat…’Til Brooklyn: Benefit for Citymeals on Wheels in Williamsburg

On Thursday, April 6th, the city’s culinary community will converge in Williamsburg as some of NYC’s best restaurants, food trucks and sommeliers come together to serve up their signature cuisine, specialty cocktails and seasonal wines in support of Citymeals on Wheels.

Don’t…Eat…’Til Brooklyn, presented by the Citymeals Young Professionals Committee, will feature a smorgasbord of dishes from restaurants such as Acme, The Black Ant, Birds & Bubbles, Doughnut Plant, Huertas, Korilla BBQ, Peaches, Rosie’s, Talde and Virginia’s, cocktails from spirit sponsors including Woodford Reserve. and a wine tasting with notable sommeliers like Raj Vaidya, head sommelier at DANIEL.

The bazaar of deliciousness will take place in the former Citymeals warehouse overlooking the East River at 307 Kent Avenue. While enjoying the movable feast and revelry, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of packages in the silent auction ranging from fitness and outdoor adventure to Broadway and the ballet, from wine pairing dinners and whiskey tastings to a private tour with the co-founder of Brooklyn Grange. Continue reading

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