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💕 Cupid’s Gift Guide for Shopping Local💕

It’s less than a week away, and you’re in the mood for some romance. Your dinner and date reservations are set, and it’s now time to surprise your special someone with the classics—flowers, wine, chocolate, jewelry, lingerie—the works. We’ve got your Valentine’s checklist for who in the ‘hood has got it.

Florists / Fine Jewelry / Chocolate & Candy / Sexy Shops / Wine

Hudson and King | online shop

Highlights: One-of-a-kind, Vintage Jewelry, 10% off!
Hudson and King makes one-of-a-kind jewelry for your one-of-a-kind loved ones. Affordable, classic & unique, their collection of fine antique and vintage jewelry ranges from Victorian era to present day. You’ve seen them locally at Walk the West pop-ups and our Fall Market. Find them online until their next pop-up, so follow their Instagram to find out their market schedule.

Now until 2/21/18, they’ll be offering 10% off to our readers. Visit their site to preview their collection and use code “greenpointers’ at check out to receive the promotion!

Cost: $200 and up
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Valentine’s Date Guide: Jazz, Tapas, Rock Climbing, Painting, & LOTS of Groovy Vibes

What do Henna, Rock Climbing and eating Bibimbop have in common? They’re all ideal dates, and you can have them right here in North Brooklyn! Whether you’re looking for an elegant and lovely night out with your boo, or you’re celebrating Galentine’s with your favorite power women, here’s our roundup of places and activities that will get you out and about for the day of love.  💕

Where to eat / What to do

Valentine’s Dinners

Oregano

This Italian eatery, known for their homemade pastas plus Neapolitan-style pies, has a special prix fixe on the night of Valentine’s. Their menu includes baby lamp chops, pink beet gnocchi, tiramisu, wood-fire pizzas, and inclusive glasses of wine! It’s a full course meal at $45 for one and $80 for two. To book a table, call or email them.
Highlights: Prix Fixe (wine included), Tiramisu, Homemade Pasta

Cost: $45 for one and $80 for two
Address: 102 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-5988
Website: oreganowilliamsburg.com
Email: Oregano

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Super Bowl in North Brooklyn: Who, What, and Where

Beer, wings, and giant screens — it’s Super Bowl time. Here’s the low-down on where to watch the touch downs this Sunday.

No 7 North

No. 7 North is celebrating Super Bowl 52 with All Night Happy Hour, fun specials and as much trashing of Tom Brady as you can shake a stick at.

Highlights: Cheesesteaks! Chowder! Cheap Drinks!
Address: 931 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
Phone: (718) 389 7775
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Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival is Happening This Saturday (1/27)! Get 20% off!

See ya later 2017! We want to help you start the new year off right by giving you a 20% discount on drinking unlimited craft brew and celebrating the best the borough has to offer at the Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival at Industry City this Saturday, January 27th!
The best chefs will be on site, like Tanoreen the Michelin-rated restaurant with authentic Mediterranean cuisine, 3 Little Pigs with pâté & charcuterie, Dinosaur BBQ with sliders, BeeHive Oven with homemade biscuits and jams, Oconomi with veggie pancakes & yakisoba stir fry noodles, Table 87’s coal oven pizza, and tons more.
Get your ticket for unlimited Brooklyn craft beer samples from the best in the borough: Greenpoint Beer +Ale, Braven Brewing, Coney Island Brewing Company, War Flag, Five Boroughs Brewing Co, KelSo, Kombrewcha, and Wartega will all be on site!
Plus, there will be DJs spinning tunes, a Coney Island photo booth, Verizon FIOS Virtual Reality, and our exclusive spirits sponsor Cutty Sark.
Special Discount Offer for readers of GREENPOINTERS:
Tickets normally start at just $39.00 per session for unlimited beer tastings, but readers who enter discount code “GREENPOINTERS” on the ticket selection page will save 20% on admission.
(Greenpointers is a media partner with Best of Brooklyn.)
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Local Deals To Jumpstart 2018 With Health & Wellness

It’s the month of self-improvement; bettering our minds, refueling our energy levels, getting on track with your health and wellness. Here in the city of concrete jungles, we have some North Brooklyn gems that can take you out of the hustle and bustle to guide you back into a new year full of relaxation, vitality, and wellness.

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Located on Berry St, across from McCarren park, BAC is a state of the art training facility with trainers who are ready to coach you to your best performance in a group or personal setting. Unlimited fitness classes (spin, pilates, yoga, glutes and abs) and endless pools for low impact training come in each membership. Recovery, relaxation, and community (or team) are just as important as training; so infrared sauna sessions, massage therapy, physical therapy, and community events are available to provide the most dynamic training experience possible.

Specials: 30 Day Jump Start Program (one month trial) for $149. All access membership which includes: Gym membership; Unlimited Group Training Sessions; 8 Semi Private Training Sessions; Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, & BAC Burn Classes; Endless Pools; 2 Infrared Sauna Sessions; 2 Olympic Weightlifting Classes; and 1 Private Pilates Lesson.

Address:  8 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
For More Info: Here’s their website
Phone: (718) 486-6929
Cost: $149 JumpStart Program

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Plan your upstate wedding or getaway without leaving Brooklyn

On January 28, make plans for your upstate escapes and Hudson Valley weddings at Wedding Travel Party!

 

Inside 501 Union, you’ll meet the teams behind some of the best Hudson Valley inns and venues, enjoy light bites and cocktails, and find all the resources you need to plan your upstate weddings, getaways, bachelor/ette parties. Just by attending, you’ll be entered to win excellent giveaways and getaways—starting with a private party for up to six friends inside 501 Union, where you can hang in a decked-out Terra Glamping tent, see a movie on the venue’s big screen, and enjoy snacks and prosecco from Purslane.

For additional chances to win, you can purchase $5 raffle tickets, the entire proceeds of which will be donated to the Prospect Park Alliance to benefit Brooklyn’s own backyard, Prospect Park. The winner will be notified Thursday, January 25 so you have plenty of time to invite your posse!

There will be many more prizes to hand out at the event, including:

  • A free night at Kingston’s Forsyth B&B and Barn, three-course breakfast included
  • A couples’ Relax and Restore package from cityWell
  • A pre-bachelorette blowout party from MG Hair and Makeup
  • Multiple free rides in ReachNow’s fleet of MINIs and BMWs parked in Brooklyn

And on Wedding Crashers Instagram, you can also win a gorgeous leather holdall from Kaufmann Mercantile to help you travel in style.

Get your tickets now—starting at $8 in advance!

(Greenpointers is a media partner of Brooklyn Based)

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Princess Manor: Keepin’ Greenpoint LIT for 50 years

Princess Manor  (92 Nassau Ave) a landmark of Greenpoint for 50 years, not only gets you lit at their events, they are lit — literally. With key features like custom-installed LED lights, slideshows played on flatscreens, ​in-house DJ equipment, and photo booths; you can plan a party with the ​Manor​s’ staff that’ll be fit for the New Year, in the New Year.

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New Year’s Eve 2018 Parties: Essential Neighborhood Guide

There’s no party like an New Year’s Eve party, and as a Greenpointer you’ve got a bunch to choose from right here in North Brooklyn. From living it up in the Jazz age, to taking in a late brunch on New Year’s day, here’s the low-down on partying in your own neck of the woods.

Cherry Point

Come to Cherry point and kick 2018 off with style! For New Years, they’re ready to start you off with brunch on December 31st, then dinner, then brunch again from 11am – 4pm in the New Year (1/1/18).  Make your dinner reservations now for a spectacular NYE menu where you’ll dine on Chef Julian Calcott’s specially curated dishes including oyster shooters, scallop crudo, grilled lobster, and rack of lamb. (reservations are highly recommended, but, there is no prix fixe) If you’ve got a larger group looking to celebrate, try their Chefs tables and semi-private dining space. Just in case you’re still making Christmas plans, don’t forget their Brunch on 12/24 from 11am to 4pm. For more information, please email [email protected] or for large events and parties, please email [email protected].

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Get Unlimited Craft Cocktails at Spiked Mug Fest for 30% Off

Head to the Spiked Mug Fest at The Ravel Hotel for a kickin’ holiday party and one of a kind gift shopping! Enjoy unlimited craft cocktails created by the Ravel Hotel Mixologist in your own souvenir mug.

Use code PARTY to get 30% off tickets.

Hot and cold cocktails like…

‘Tis the Season – Spiced rum, warm spice, butter
Christmas Morning – Mezcal, hot chocolate, cinnamon
Holiday Mule – Thai chili vodka, lime, ginger beer
Snowbank – Gin, Apple, cardamom, apple cider

Spiked Mug Fest
Friday thru Sunday, Dec 15-17
The Ravel Hotel
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City
Just a six minute ferry ride away from Manhattan’s East 34th Street via NYC Ferry!

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Seven Must-See Indie Makers at Sunday’s Winter Candyland (12/10)

Our Winter Candyland Holiday market is just a few days away and we can’t wait for you to join us and reel in 2017 on a sugary high note along with our carefully curated 60+ vendors.

From local businesses to artisans and food purveyors, you can expect some familiar faces and new, hawking their latest creations while you shop, sip, hang out with friends and neighbors in one of the most beautiful spaces in Brooklyn. Here are more deets on what’s in store for the day and RSVP to stay updated!

We are so excited about the items we expect to see from ALL of our vendors but to whet your appetite for the season of unique gift giving, here are seven not to be missed.


Morphologically
As a Holistic Aromatherapist, Melissa focuses on blending scents with sacred wood essences. Based on ancient roots, the scents create a healing, energetic space full of illumination and wisdom. Everything offered at her table is done with reverence and respect to nature. 100% pure essential oils, ethically sourced, and completely synthetic free, it connects you to the earth and the naturally mystical all around. Create some ethereal Earth Magic to center yourself, or help a loved one gain more balance in their lives with these candles.

Highlights: Eco-friendly Aromatherapy, Positive Vibes, Earthy Scents
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