Summer Thunder, Kite Festival, Makeshift Society – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/04–6/10)

(sponsored) Grand Comics Festival 2014 @ Bird River Studios (343 Grand St) 11am–7pm, FREE,

Meet local illustrators and designers who are both established and emerging in the field. Browse a range of comic book styles and subjects—lots to see, lots to buy! The festival is open and free to the public, More info

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

WEDNESDAY 6/04
* Makeshift Society Launch Party @ Makeshift Society (55 Hope St) 9am, FREE, Visit Brooklyn’s newest shared workspace for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners, More info
* Bar Soap Brooklyn @ Northside Pharmacy (559 Driggs Ave) 5pm, FREE, Showcasing the new “Equilateral and All Natural” collection, RSVP

THURSDAY 6/05
* Moss Madness Terrarium Closeout @ Brooklyn Craft Co. (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $40, Everything you need to know to build a beautiful terrarium and keep it happy in your home, More info
* Floral Design: Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Unusual Elements @ Red Rose & Lavender (653 Metropolitan Ave) 6:30, $95, Learn the basics of floral care, what to look for when choosing flowers, and how to process flowers to maximize their shelf life, More info

FRIDAY 6/06
♫ Traysh Benefit @ Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave) 5pm, $12, With R Stevie Moore / Xenia Rubinos / DONCHRISTIAN / Little Band of Sailors / Alta Vida / and more, Buy tix
♦ Former Islands @ Heliopolis (154 Huron St) 6pm, FREE, Collaborative art show curated by Rachael Rakes & Leo Goldsmith, RSVP
♫ Candy Apple Red’s Punk Island Pre-Party @ The Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7pm, $10, With The Nightmare Police / Hopeless Otis / The Old Edison / HABITS / InRod, RSVP
* Stories You Can’t Tell on the Radio @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7:30, $9, Professional radio journalists tell tales—some too silly, some too dark or personal—to make their way out to audiences of millions, More info

SATURDAY 6/07
* Obscura Society’s 13 Steps Around Dutch Kills @ Jackson Ave & 12rd St, LIC, 11am, $20, An intense exploration of one of Newtown Creek’s least-known tributaries, More info
♫ Other Music Presents Summer Thunder 2014 @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE, With Pissed Jeans and Cold Fronts, RSVP 
* First Annual Word Basketball League Reading @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6pm, FREE, Poets, journalists, and fiction writers who play in the Word Basketball League
will share their work, More info
* Living Los Sures Preview & Party @ Sternberg Park (Lorimer St. btw Montrose Ave. & Boerum St.) 7pm, FREE, Living Los Sures is a documentary about Southside Williamsburg; music & installations to follow at UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) at 10pm, RSVP 
* Pegacorn Press Release Party
@ Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Suite E4G) 7pm, FREE, The unveiling of the new Pegacorn Press box-set & a zine release of new editions from Caroline Paquita, Aimee Lusty & Mike Taylor, RSVP

SUNDAY 6/08
* PS 132 Kite Festival @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St) 12pm, A family-friendly event filled with arts and crafts, entertainment, food, amusement rides, and, of course, kites! More info
Sunday DJ Brunch @ Verboten Cabaret Bar (60 North 11th St) 12pm, FREE, With Yousef / Cause:Effect / Down Deep / Perry, RSVP
* Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5 Premier @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 2pm, $5, Documentary chronicling the rise and fall of emo band Rye Coalition, Buy tix
☺ No, YOU Tell It! @ The Brick Theatre (579 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, $18, A storytelling series where performers write their true-life tales and then trade with a partner to present each other’s story, More info

MONDAY 6/09
☺ Side Ponytail Comedy Show @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7:30, FREE, Comedy from a half-dozen local comedians, RSVP
♫ Garage Candy Showcase @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, FREE, With Turnip King / Kissing Is a Crime / Idiot Son / Broko Lelich, More info

TUESDAY 6/10
* Society for the Advancement of Social Studies @ The Bedford (110 Bedford) 7pm, FREE, SASS celebrates the history of the Wild Wild West, RSVP
Grim Reaper @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $20, See the legendary 80s new wave metal band, Buy tix

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

About Oriana

Oriana is a writer, editor, and hipstorian [sic] who is kind of obsessed with Brooklyn. She is the author of "Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity" (Monacelli, 2015) and creatrix of the website of the same name. She is the events editor for Brokelyn, QNS, and Greenpointers, and her writing has appeared on Slate, Atlas Obscura, New York Post, Matador, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Curbed, Brooklyn Magazine, Brooklyn Based, and more. Follow her at @orianabklyn.

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