An unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline presented itself once I passed through the gates of CitiStorage at 5 N. 11th St just before midnight.
The Empire State Building radiated red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet for Pride Weekend in the background. In the foreground, armies of red, green and blue specks bobbed and darted across the dance floor. A DJ battle, organized by Quiet Events and sponsored by the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, was being waged. Continue reading →
A handful of volunteer slots remain for this Sunday’s TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint: the third annual block party-style tasting event that will feature live music and over 50 restaurants, breweries and wineries from the neighborhood.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the completion of the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center, which will serve as a permanent home for Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and People’s Firehouse Inc. The space will also be used for arts, cultural programming and community meeting space.
This year, volunteers will receive a ticket worth four tastes and two drinks at the event for each volunteer shift completed. Here’s the breakdown of the shifts:
– Setup: four-hour shifts on Saturday, the day before the event, involving setting up tents, tables, signage, etc.
– Day Of: four-hour shifts with the 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. shift involving helping with setup tasks and vendor orientation; the 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. shift involves taking tickets and providing assistance for vendors; the 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. shift is an on-call, as-needed volunteer shift; from 6 p.m – 10 p.m. volunteers will help with cleanup and breakdown
To sign up, please fill out this short survey. TASTE organizers will respond to your submission.