Looking for the perfect gift this season? Shop handmade and DIY gifts by 30+ local vendors at the Sugar x Spice Holiday Markers Market. It’s happening Sunday, December 16th from 1-6pm at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave). Festive wares run the full gifting gamut, including apothecary, home goods, jewelry, comics & zines, handmade clothes, tarot & spiritual goods, enamel pins, greeting cards, artisanal miniatures, and much more.
The market will feature a free DIY card-making station, a full bar for festive cocktail-sipping, and a fun wintry photo booth. If you’re one of the first shoppers, you can score a special gift bag with exclusive products, samples, and holiday treats—and you don’t even have to be on the “nice” list!
If you’re also a creative maker, you can bring unwanted DIY, crafting, and art supplies with you. There will be a donation box to benefit Friends of Materials for the Arts, a non-profit that supports NYC’s Materials for the Arts program. MFTA provides free art supplies to thousands of creative and educational activities across the five boroughs, diverting over 1 million pounds of materials from the landfill each year.
The 94th Precinct Community Council and Broadway Stages are hosting a Christmas party for North Brooklyn children and families on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12-3 p.m. at 25 Nassau Ave. There will be food, arts and crafts, and games along with visits with Santa for children under 10.
Try over 100 Styles of Whiskey and Craft Spirits this Saturday, December 1, 2018at the Brooklyn Whiskey Fest right here in the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St)!
Greenpointers get a super duper special discount of $30 OFF. From American Kentucky bourbons to Japanese Whiskies, get to know more about whiskies directly from the experts for an ultimate tour of whiskey. And if whiskey isn’t your drink of choice, there will also be a variety of spirits like Mexican Tequila, Russian Vodka and more! Plus visitors will enjoy plenty of entertainment including live music, interactive games, amazing vendors & food for purchase.
Two great sessions to choose from don’t miss out on the biggest Whiskey Festival in Greenpoint! Session 1: 2-5pm Session 2: 6:30-9:30pm
If you plan to be around for Thanksgiving this year Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. (7 N 15th St.) has got a killer deal for you as they celebrate their 6th Annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving. $65 will get you dinner and all the beer and wine you can drink. Bring your favorite family dessert to share with everyone. Then after you’ve filled your bellies, they’ll be screening “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” on their big screen at 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. – dinner starts at 6 p.m.
Join us for a night of learning, drinks, snacks and more as we tackle everything you might need to know about moving to the ‘burbs! The event takes place at the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St.) on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fall has arrived and with it comes sweater weather, Halloween, and perhaps a visit to a doctor for that cold your co-worker gave you or that carpal tunnel from your guitar skills. Before you visit your primary western physician, consider a more holistic view on your health at Michael Kabram Acupuncture — a space that promotes the health and healing already inside your own body.
Michael Kabram, a NYC native, customizes each treatment to the individual and utilizes not just Chinese and Japanese acupuncture; but also Japanese herbalism, Moxibustion, electro-stimulation, cupping, and bodywork to release pain and blocked energy. By using a large range of modalities, his mission is “giving people the space to heal themselves.”
Midnights Brooklyn (149 N 6th St.) has teamed up with BIBA Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave.), and JAY Events to bring you a Halloween Extravaganza held on the Williamsburg waterfront. This will be a fun filled night/haunted house dance party!!
$20 all night: First 100 attendees to confirm on Eventbrite, will receive advanced entry and drink perks.
100$ open bar wristbands available! (Online open bar ticket sale now available)
“If we want to be happy all the time and to be free from problems, we must develop and maintain a peaceful mind.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
In Buddhism, the term mindfulness is interchangeable with meditation.
Mindfulness is that part of the mind we need to cultivate in order to practice meditation. Mindfulness technically means to remember, to be mindful. We already have mindfulness, the problem is we have mindfulness of the wrong things. For example, if we have a tendency towards anxiety we’ve already mastered mindfulness of remembering all the things that might go wrong.
That’s why we need to train in mindfulness of the right things, to train ourselves to focus on those aspects of our mind that produce what we actually want – peace, happiness and an expansive and open heart.
We can think of meditation as focusing the mind on the internal causes of peace and happiness. The beautiful thing is we carry these internal causes with us everywhere we go. While we all already have them, we need to learn how to recognize them. Once we can recognize our internal causes of peace and happiness. we then train in remaining mindful of them.
This is essentially what the practice of meditation is all about, and how it can be used to completely eradicate all suffering, including the suffering of anxiety.
You asked and we listened! Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. and KnicknacksBK are teaming up once more and this time it’s a SNOW CRAB FEST!!!!
Join us on Sunday, October 21st where we will be offering all you can eat snow crab legs, served with shrimp, potatoes, and corn… $65 for 75 minutes. Beer, wine and cocktails are available a la carte. Continue reading →