Northside Fest, Vans House Party, Cunning Stunts – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/11–6/17)

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

WEDNESDAY 6/11
* Making Spaces: Urban Interventionism & the Commons @ freespace nyc (340 Boerum St. #2) 7pm, FREE, This panel explores art and social projects that occupy, repurpose, and investigate urban spaces, (re)claiming the commons for dialogue and action, RSVP
* The Newtown Creek “Magic Lantern” Show @ Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Ave) 8pm, $11, A photo slideshow and lecture presented by Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman, More info
* Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 8pm, $10, Rough House presents a darkly humorous puppet play of catastrophe, grief, and mechanical engineering, RSVP

THURSDAY 6/12
♦ B.E.A.T. Fundraiser & Art Event @ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 7pm, FREE, Art raffle, DJs, and a special guest, More info
House Party 
@ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires / Mac Demarco / Benjamin Booker, More info
* VideoTALE: Storytelling with Video @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, FREE, With Frank Conniff /Adam Wade / Harmon Leon / David Lawson / Angel Yau, More info

FRIDAY 6/13
Women & Trans* Self-Defense Class @ Traditional Okinawan Karate (248 McKibben St) 7pm, FREE, Learn effective self-defense techniques to escape a violent altercation, and discuss how to reduce your chances of being in one in the first place, RSVP
My God, It’s Full of Stars @ Pierogi (177 North 9th St) 7pm, FREE, Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis expand the production of a vinyl record into a metaphor for the cosmos, More info
♫ Northside Showcase @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, With Beat Radio / Mount Sharp / Sorcha Richardson / Monica Lionheart, RSVP
♫ PopGun Northside Party @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $16, With Omar Soleyman / Dutch E Germ / Prince Rama, Buy tix

SATURDAY 6/14
* Strawberry Festival & Classic Car Display @ Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Ave) 10am, $3, Family-friendly entertainment, including face-painting and children’s crafts, RSVP
♫ Shorewave Records & Greenpointers Present Northside 2014
 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 1pm, FREE, With Cosmonaut / Honey Wild / Such Hounds / What Model Citizens / HaybabyDavid Pollack / The Meaning Of Life / Half Moon, RSVP
2nd Annual Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant @ Kings County (266 Siegel St) 2pm, $5, Celebrate less-endowed men with extraordinary heart, talent, and chutzpa, RSVP
# Red Jacket Orchards Signature Cocktails @ Reclamation Bar (817 Metropolitan Ave) 4pm, FREE, A seasoned mixologist serves up signature complimentary Red Jacket cocktails.
The Return of the Cunning Stunts @ Big Sky Works (29 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $20, With the Wau Wau Sisters / Glitta Supernova / Mark Winmill / Fez Faaanana, More info
Pitchfork & Northside Present @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7:30, $12, With Marissa Nadler / Pharmakon / Youth Code / Pyrrhon / Couch Slut , RSVP

SUNDAY 6/15
* It’s Father’s Day—Call your dad!
* DUPBO Walking Tour with Green Shores NYC @ St. Anthony’s RC Church (Greenpoint Ave & Milton St) 10am, FREE, Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an exploration of Newtown Creek’s Greenpoint and Hunters Point neighborhoods, RSVP
♫ Exploding in Sound Northside Party
 @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 2pm, $10, With Washer / Flesh Wounds / Ovlov / Mattress Financial / Celestial Shore / Heliotropes / Krill and more, RSVP
Bk Swappers‘ Food Swap 
@ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 3pm, $5 suggested, Bring your homemade, edible goods to swap, More info
Candy Apple Red Northside Showcase @ The Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 8pm, $10, With Vampirates / Bound & Buried / Riot Fox / Gameday Regulars, More info

MONDAY 6/16
# 1st Annual Taste of Bushwick @ Bushwick Starr (207 Starr St) 6:30, $35, A food party celebrating the eats, drinks, and merriments of Bushwick, Brooklyn, to benefit The Bushwick Starr, Buy tix
* Basics of Wine: Rosé vs. Red @ Brooklyn Winery (213 North 8th St) 7pm, $35, Discuss the different ways rosé is made and how it differs from red winemaking, and discover through tasting their similarities and differences, More info

TUESDAY 6/17
* Summertime Knitting Circle @ Havemeyer Park (329 Kent Ave) 7pm, $40, A night of knitting and connecting with other knitters while sharing ideas and techniques, More info
* The Syrian Refugee Crisis Book Launch & Discussion @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, In Seven Syrians: War Accounts from Syrian Refugees, Diego Cupolo chronicles the lives of survivors in a series of portraits and interviews, RSVP

* 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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