Pleasure Principle, Pride, Summer Solstice and Mystic Poets — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/20 – 6/26)

Explore some new places and neighborhood favorites this Saturday (6/23) during Total Williamsburg Immersion. $15 gets you 5 FREE Brooklyn Brewery beers at four great local bars, food and retail deals, and chance to be among the first to see the Brewery’s brand-new tasting room.  Buy tix here [sponsored]

WEDNESDAY 6/20

♫ Dan English, Harmony Tividad, Curt Oren, Sharleen Chidiac @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 7pm, $10, album release party, Buy Tix 
* Pleasure Principle: A Summer Solstice Celebration @ Space Ninety 8 (98 North 6th St.), 7pm, $60, custom Haute Chocolate fusing ritual, intention and pleasure + snacks and wine, Buy Tix
♫ Electric Sensei // Waterfall Strainer w/ Lowly Loverboi @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Avenue), 7:30pm, $8, More Info
♦ Outdoor Film Night: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) @ Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info
♫ FULL FLEX with Jyoty (Rinse FM), Darling Chuck, Melizards + more @ Good Room (98 Meserole Avenue), 9pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 6/21

♫ The Soundshop Solstice @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, In collaboration with the Soundshop and Make Music New York, have a relaxing evening of music in the City Reliquary’s garden at a start-of-summer soiree! RSVP
# Fish CousCous with Victoria Granof @ Archestratus (160 Huron Street.), 7pm, $30, Join food stylist and cookbook author Victoria Granof for a CusCus Dinner! Buy Tix
♦ Intro to Archiving and Preservation for Film + Video @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave.), 7:30pm, $10, Come to this panel hosted with New York Women in Film & Television and The Women’s Film Preservation Fund to get a handle on all of the basics of film and video preservation, Buy Tix
Office Culture, twig twig, Maeve Thorne @ Wonders of Nature (131 Grand St.), 8pm, $10, More Info Continue reading

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Free Yoga in Bushwick Inlet Park on Sundays All Summer!

yoga, via friends of Bushwick Inlet Park
via Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Get Ready to Breathe, Greenpoint! Ever Sunday through September, Greenpoint’s own Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Avenue) is teaming up with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park to offer free, donation-based, Bring Your Own Mat Yoga at Bushwick Inlet’s pop-up park at 50 Kent Avenue!

The hour-long sessions will begin at 10am. According to the folks at Bushwick Inlet Park:

Open to all levels and all bodies, this class focuses on the Vinyasa practice of linking breath and movement while flowing from one pose to the next. A great opportunity to get outside this summer, rejuvenate the body, and calm the mind, while taking in some Vitamin D! We will focus on both strength & energy combined with balance & mindfulness. Be prepared for an energetic yet grounding practice that challenges both the mind and body.

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Java Street Home Collapsed Yesterday

Damage at 113 Java St. Via NBC 4

Yesterday afternoon, a residential building in Greenpoint, at 113 Java Street, was evacuated as the facade of the building collapsed. Residents living on either side of the damaged building had to be evacuated, also. According to reports from NBC 4 and ABC 7, nobody was injured.

The collapse left the building’s front porch covered in bricks, and damaged a car in the driveway. Both the FDNY and the Department of Buildings were on the scene to assess the damage. The fire department suggested that vibrations from ongoing construction in Greenpoint could have been a factor in the collapse, and the Department of Buildings cited water damage in the masonry.

According the DOB, there is no immediate danger of further collapse.

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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! Continue reading

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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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