If you’ve ever wondered what’s up with that dwarfishly charming building sitting empty on Greenpoint Avenue for quite some time, the former plumbing store will soon give birth to its new life as a Mexican restaurant, Oxomoco (pronounced oh-shoh-moh-coh). With 30 outdoor seats, they’ll be taking full advantage of the fact that the quirky little building is set back into the street. Chef Justin Bazdarich is at the helm, and his other (Italian) restaurant Speedy Romeo is known for its wood-fired ‘za. So the restaurant will put an emphasis on the fire concept, with two wood-fired ovens reportedly as the restaurant’s centerpiece. Oxomoco is an Aztec deity, goddess of the night, astrology and the calendar. She is also the “first woman,” the Aztec equivalent to Eve. No word on an opening date, but they are hiring—and we predict they’ll be open by summer for outdoor drinking/margarita season! Continue reading
By Greenpointers Staff
Hey Greenpoint artists, designers, crafters, fabricators, performers, and anyone who has work or work-in-progress to show! Now is the time to sign up for Greenpoint Open Studios and connect directly to thousands of art lovers, who will swarm to our neighborhood to celebrate creativity in Greenpoint!
The festivities start with an epic launch party followed by a weekend when local art studios, galleries, and pop-up spaces, open to the public. Every sign-up gets added to a map and gets a profile on the GOS online gallery.
This Sunday (April 22, 1-7PM), our Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market is happening and it’s got a jam-packed schedule of FREE activities including yoga and bootcamp sessions on Greenpoint Loft’s beautiful roof deck with views overlooking the Manhattan skyline and East River. Here’s the schedule:
Fitness Bootcamp by YMCA
Yoga by Hosh (Bring your own mat)
3PM All Level Vinyasa with Emi
4:30PM Reset and Restore with Melissa
The Greenpoint YMCA’s 30 minute fitness bootcamp is a challenging and fun total body workout using plyometrics, pushups, squats, planks, and more! All levels welcome.
Starting at 3pm, Hosh Yoga will be holding two donation-based 60 minute rooftop yoga sessions. BYOM (Bring your own mats!)
All Level Vinyasa Flow @ 3pm w/ Emi Iwasa (Hosh Yoga instructor):
Open to all levels and all bodies, this class will focus on the Vinyasa practice of linking breath and movement while flowing from one pose to the next. We will focus on building both strength and flexibility, while guiding the body and mind toward a sense of grounding. Come join us on your mat and enjoy rooftop views, as you flow with a local instructor! Click here to reserve your space for Hosh Rooftop Yoga session 1: 3pm
Reset & Restore @ 4:30pm w/ Melissa Kaitlyn Carter (Hosh Yoga):
Get ready to ground down, restore, and reset. This class will begin with a slow flow, move into restorative postures, and conclude with a meditation. Open to all levels. Click here to reserve your space for the Hosh Rooftop Yoga Session 2: 4:30pm
We will also have plenty of other free fun activities throughout the day including… Continue reading
As a North Brooklyn resident you probably feel like you’re doomsday prepping for the impending L-Train Shutdown—and let’s not forget that local business owners are, too. No one is quite sure how much the clusterf-k of reduced transit options for more than a year will affect small businesses, but the general consensus is that it’s not gonna be pretty. On one hand we will have less tourists and foot traffic in the neighborhood (which many of us are rejoicing about), but on the other hand those people will not be patronizing local businesses.
The city is offering a workshop for small business owners, Signing A Commercial Lease: What You Need To Know on Wednesday, April 25th from 5-6:30pm at the Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street). The workshop is free, and lawyers will explain helpful tips on preparing to negotiate a fair commercial lease. More info and registration on Eventbrite. The workshop is part of NYC Small Business Services course series.
It’s Friday the 13th—time to treat yourself to an affordable tattoo from a talented Brooklyn artist who might otherwise be booked months out. Here’s a roundup of local shops offering a variety of cheap (starting at $13!) flash designs. Be prepared to wait in line (hopefully you took the day off), and walk out with a rad pizza slice tat or the badass sword-pierced skull you’ve always wanted.
Evil & Love | 211 Franklin Street
$80-$180, first come first serve, cash only, arms and legs only! Each artist will have dozens of designs to choose from, price depends on size. Get in line early!
You’ve probably seen at least some of Greenpoint’s favorite waterway (and superfund site) Newtown Creek, but have you seen ALL of Newtown Creek? Sunday morning kicks off the second annual walking tour of the entire length of Newtown Creek! The all-day 14-mile tour, hosted by Mitch Waxman (Newtown Creek Alliance Historian) and Willis Elkins (Program Manager of the NCA), begins at 10am in LIC and wraps up in Greenpoint, trekking through LIC, Blissville, Maspeth, Ridgewood, East Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint, and stops along at the Creek’s many bridges.
The tour is FREE, but donations are welcome and the organizers ask that you RSVP in advance. There will be a lunch pitstop halfway through, and guests are welcome to come and go along the tour route as they please.
More details can be found here.
Local Long Island City organization Korean K9 Rescue, are committed to ending the Korean dog meat trade and rescuing dogs from South Korean streets. And they’re having a dog adoption event this Saturday, April 14th at The Storefront (194 Irving Avenue). So if you’re in the market for a world traveled cutie pa-poochie, get there from 12-4pm on Saturday afternoon. You can check out a list of available dogs here, and more details can be found at their site. Many of the animals have heart-wrenching stories of being scooped up after wandering the streets or rescued from dog meat farmers—and after making the journey from Korea to NYC they are waiting and ready for your love and affection!
Do you have gently used items taking up closet space? Bring everything over to Greencycle Spring Cleaning Swap at the Leonard Public Library (81 Devoe Street) this Saturday (April 14) from 12-3pm!
Bring some! Or take some! No need to bring things to take things! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Let’s recycle, reuse and reduce.
MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, SHOES, BOOKS, TOYS, BICYCLES, PHONES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & ELECTRONICS.
– Electronics accepted until 2PM.
– Limited to the 1 bag or the number of bags that you’ve brought to donate to the swap.
– No taking donated items to resell. (Because all remaining items are donated to local homeless shelters for neighbors truly in need.)
$20 suggested donation a family to help cover costs. Your donation will be tax deductible. For more info, please contact Town Square at 347.559.1410 or [email protected]
Hosh Yoga’s 10 week Children’s Yoga Series is back for another semester and Greenpointers get 20% off with Discount code “Namaste”! Your little yogis will work on their strength and flexibility while improving their body coordination with music and games throughout class.
Classes are offered in a 10 class series because little ones are more successful in yoga when they can get into a rhythm with the routines. When students of this age come regularly, they get a chance to play more games because the group dynamic becomes consistent and sweet friendships are formed.
Schedule and details:
Tuesday’s May 15 – July 31, 2018
Ages 2-4: 4:00-4:45 pm
Ages 5-8: 5:00-5:45 pm
Price: $145 for all 10 Classes
Greenpointers Readers Special Discount: “Namaste” for 20% off 10 Kids Yoga Classes.
To Register visit: hoshyoga.org/hosh-kids
FREE Trial Classes: May 1 and May 8, 2018
4pm (Ages 2-4) and 5pm (Ages 5-8) Continue reading
WHAT: DON’T…EAT…’til Brooklyn
WHEN: April 12th, 7pm
WHERE: 307 Kent Ave
TICKETS/INFO: Tix $75, more info here
Non-profit organization Citymeals on Wheels, which helps feed more than eighteen thousand seniors in NYC is hosting a night of food, music and mingling to support their honorable efforts. Tickets are $75 and include drinks and food. Expect food from renowned chefs and food trucks with flavorful bites from The Black Ant, Levain Bakery, Doughnut Plant, Circa, Pop Pasta, La Bella Torte and more. Cocktails and wines will be curated by expert mixologists and sommeliers. The foodie-centric affair will take place in Citymeals’ former warehouse, which overlooks the East River at 307 Kent Avenue.