The classic adventure flick Raiders of the Lost Ark is coming to McGolrick Park for free tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8/21)! Get there around 7:45pm, set up your blankets and chairs and bring your own snacks (but there will be FREE POPCORN!). The film will be set up on the Monitor Street lawn. The movie series in McGolrick is presented by the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance (MPNA) and sponsored by
When:Tuesday, August 21, around 7:45pm Where: McGolrick Park, Monitor Street lawn FREE!
The ‘hood’s whole animal butcher The Meat Hook (397 Graham Ave) has brought back their summer backyard BBQ series on Thursdays through mid-September. Each week they’re collaborating with a different restaurant and brewery to bring you some tasty grub and bevs. This week, Thursday, August 16th, they’ll be collaborating with Okonomi/Yuji Ramen(150 Ainslie St) and local KCBC beer. Continue reading →
Formerly a rubber factory, BIBA is now home to an original beer hall that leads out into an outdoor patio that borders the East River State Park. With vintage charm and spectacular views of the NYC skyline, we are expecting thousands of visitors to come celebrate the local community around creativity, food, and drink!
We are looking for beautifully designed, high quality, handcrafted goods of the recycled, upcycled, ethically produced, environmentally friendly variety. Sound like you? Apply here or down at the bottom of this post.
Local environmental organization Neighbors Allied For Good Growth (NAG) is currently hiring for a full-time Environmental Justice Program Manager. For one of their most well-known projects, NAG created an online interactive ToxiCity Map, to map out environmental conditions in the neighborhood for all to see. They also do a lot of community advocacy, soil testing and sustainability outreach. Continue reading →
Yoga doesn’t have to be a quiet, sober meditative experience owned by ommmmm’s — this weekend (Sunday, 8/12) you can get your drink on while you downward dog, at Northern Territory (12 Franklin St). The bar’s rooftop will play host to Drunk Yoga, a series of classes that take the pressure out of the practice. Class starts at 10am, and costs $35—which includes two glasses of wine. Bring your own mat.
A best friend is seeking a different kind of best friend; a dog owner in the neighborhood posted this Craigslist Missed Connection over the weekend:
Do people still do this? It’s worth a shot I guess! I was at the vet in Greenpoint this morning, tearing up about my pup, and you patted my shoulder telling me I made the right choice. Still thinking about how sweet and comforting that was. Would be interested in connecting should you happen to see this 🙂
There’s an “energy painting” class coming to Greenpoint next Saturday, and it “will allow you to connect with your heart and your soul.” The afternoon class at Awakening (605 Manhattan Ave) starts with a guided meditation to help you tap into your inner voice, and afterward will transition into freeform painting. It’s open to all levels, even if you’ve never painted before—so if you are looking to express yourself through art without judgement and put your brain into cruise control for a bit, this may be the class for you. “By listening to your inner voice paint what you hear/see, and release and unfold anything what will show up for you.” Artist Paulina Skorwider will host, and materials (canvas and acrylic paints) are included. Details below.
Women-owned clothiers In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave) are hosting a sample sale this weekend, featuring more than two dozen designers, many of them local. The sale is happening Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th from 11am-7pm. We’ll see you there!
CBD seems to be all the rage these days, with CBD-infused coffees found many North Brooklyn cafes, CBD vape oils sold at local smoke shops, and potent vials of the stuff sold everywhere from yoga studios to gourmet grocers. What is CBD exactly? It’s the non-THC stuff in marijuana, so it won’t get you blazed, but is said to help with relaxation, anxiety relief and pain management. And for now, it’s legal.
Freehold (45 S 3rd Street) is hosting a CBD-infused farm-to-table outdoor dinner tonight at 7:30pm. Tickets are $75, which gets you a chef’s 4-course dinner created with the organic CBD products—like olive oil—from the brand Plant People. The dinner will be held outside in Freehold’s courtyard. To reserve your space, email [email protected]