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Greenpointers is a hyperlocal blog about Greenpoint, Brooklyn covering Ash to Apollo and everything in between.

Thanks Obama Dance Party, Brooklyn Soup Takedown, Britpop Night – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/18–1/24)

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WEDNESDAY 1/18

* Starting Your Intimacy Revolution with Christine Long @ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd) 7pm, $20, Find intimacy in new ways by cultivating closeness and connection through your work, community and self, Buy tix
♦ Olio at Idio: On Civil Disobedience, Resisting the Machine @ IDIO Gallery (976 Gran St) 7pm, $12, When a government becomes a machine that churns out injustice, it is the right and the duty of the citizen to resist the actions of that machine, to throw a spanner in its works. Talk led by Professors Michael Haltenberger and Michael Prettyman, RSVP

THURSDAY 1/19

* Fundraiser for Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Victims @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 6pm, $10-25, Film screenings of MLK JR. WAY and Remember You’re Special. All proceeds go to benefit victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire, More info
* Trump, Keep Out: A Planned Parenthood Benefit @ Broken Land (105 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the last day of Obama’s presidency with an Inauguration Eve party. ALL PROCEEDS from bar and raffle sales during the event will be donated to Planned Parenthood, RSVP
* Celebrate the End of the World @ Northern Territory (12 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Drink, dance & celebrate the last night of the Obama administration #comewhatmay. Here’s to 8 years of progress and growth- you’re gonna feel like shit on Friday anyways. #thankyouobama, More info
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VENDOR CALL!! Join our Old-Timey Valentine’s Market (Feb 12)!

Friends, families, lovers, neighbors, Greenpointers and Greenpoint appreciators! Let’s celebrate love the old-fashioned way, IRL at the Greenpoint Loft on Sunday, February 12, 2017 for a day full of free fun activities, live music, and shopping in one of the most beautifully restored historic spaces in Brooklyn!

Creative entrepreneurs and makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. – you know who you are – sign up with us to join one of the most enjoyable selling experiences in New York City. Apply here or directly in the form after the jump.

The Greenpointers Markets started in 2011 and has been growing ever since. The last Holiday Market had over 3,000 visitors! It’s a low-risk way to get your product or business in front of thousands of visitors and spend a day of local shopping, activities, and music in one of the most beautiful spaces in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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BarnFest 2017, Pete’s Big Salmon, Shadow Puppet Show – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/11–1/17)

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WEDNESDAY 1/11

♦ New Solo Female Work @ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd) 7pm, $15, Featuring female solo performance, poetry, singer-songwriters, stand up, puppetry or maybe something we haven’t seen before, Buy tix
* Open Pole Night @House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Fancy yourself a pole qween? Come ride our long, hard, steel all night. Come out and show friends and fellow aerialists what you’ve been working on, More info Continue reading

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Calling All Crafters: Brooklyn Craft Co. Is Hiring Teachers!

Brooklyn Craft Co. Photo: Patty Scull
Inside Brooklyn Craft Co.’s space – Photo by Patty Scull

It’s a new year, which means it’s a good time to reset with new career goals and aspirations. If you’re handy with a needle and thread or a paintbrush, you may be in luck—Brooklyn Craft Co. (165 Greenpoint Ave.) is seeking some new instructors.

Per Brooklyn Craft Co: “If you teach crafts / DIY and you’re based in the NYC area, we want to hear from you. We are seeking paid instructors in the following subjects:

  • Garment Sewing
  • Crochet
  • Quilting
  • Painting & Art
  • Macrame
  • Loom Weaving
  • Cross Stitch
  • Embroidery
  • Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning
  • Dyeing

Brooklyn Craft Co looking for teachersTO APPLY: Please email hello [at] brooklyncraftcompany.com with the following:

  • Tell us about yourself, including your background in the area you want to teach, and online links to your current work (such as your blog, Etsy shop, Instagram, etc).
  • A brief description of 1-3 workshops you would like to teach with us, including a description of what you would cover in class and the finished project students would make.”

Brooklyn Craft Co. is located at 165 Greenpoint Ave. Follow them on Instagram.

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Community Board 1 Voting Tonight (Tues. 1/10) On Transmitter Park Development

Proposed building design.

Via Friends of Transmitter Park:

“Owners of the property adjacent to Transmitter Park (13 & 15 Greenpoint Avenue) have submitted a zoning text amendment application with stipulations that could have a very negative impact on the park. As part of the application review process (ULURP) Brooklyn Community Board #1 will be voting on whether to approve this application or not. This text amendment will help the developer reap enormous additional revenue vs building up the property as-of-right by way of government approval of this application.

Friends of Transmitter Park and community members plan to speak at this meeting prior to the vote.

*** We need as many people as possible to be there to send a strong message to the board that the residents of Greenpoint do not want their precious park violated.”

The Community Board meeting is tonight, January 10th from 6pm–9pm at  the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street @ Manhattan Ave). Continue reading

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Q&A With Stephen Levin on Tuesday, January 10th At Pete’s Candy Store

Stephen Levin
Stephen Levin

Join new local podcast The Hook next Tuesday, January 10 at 7pm at Pete’s Candy Store for their inaugural episode of a new, live, one-on-one talk show. The first episode will kick off with NYC City Council member Stephen Levin for an intriguing sit-down with questions like:

“Is there hope in politics?”
“Are there other cities you are envious of, politically?”
“What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?”
And… “When you played bass for an indie- rock darling of college-radio, named after a $10 toy synthesizer, was it awesome?”

Levin is one of the city council’s youngest members and part of the 33rd District which includes Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Recently, Levin was a key player in the city’s acquisition of the final parcel of land to complete Bushwick Inlet Park, a victory which took years of hard work and collaboration between residents and local government. Though, it should be noted that the process isn’t over, and we still have a long way to go until the day we see the park fully realized on our waterfront land.

According to The Hook, it is “a new political speakeasy, in which people of idealistic distinction are interviewed before a live audience, with ample space for interaction, surprise, and discovery. Moderated by former Open City Dialogues host Jamie Hook in the venerable back-room of Pete’s Candy Store, The Hook is an experiment in the politics of the local, an incubator for new community ideas, and a subscriber to the notion that all you have to do to belong is participate. Join us!”

Audience members will have ample opportunity to ask questions and participate, so bring your best inquiries for a chance to find out what’s what from a local politician in this era of political uncertainty.

The Hook at Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer Street)
7-9pm, Tuesday January 10th

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Hello 2017! Urban Didgeridoo, Sunday Supper, Computer Juice, Unsung Heroines – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/4–1/10)

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WEDNESDAY 1/4

♫ Riverwild E.P. Release @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $8, Riverwild’s musical influences are as diverse as the sounds of the Catholic liturgy, the racket of cult worship services, late night F.M. radio and the music found on stolen cassette tapes, More info
=) Comedians You Should Know NYC @ Gutter Bar (200 North 14th St) 9pm, $5, Featuring Sam Morril (Comedy Central) Samantha Ruddy (CollegeHumor) Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege) Erik Monical (Red Clay Comedy Festival) & more, RSVP
♫ Limited Resources 1 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $6, Experimental music featuring Brandon Lopez (composer/bassist), Platypus Revenge (improvisation collective) Hendley/Khilko/LiButti, More info

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F**ck Off 2016, Death Match 2, Writer’s Slam, NYE in North Brooklyn – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/28–1/3)

FUCK 2016! As quite possibly the worst year on record, let’s destroy it like a teenage house party! Come experience the ball pit drop at midnight! Complimentary Midnight Champagne Toast with our own Ballpit Drop! Bring your worst moment of 2016 on a piece of paper, shred it in our shredder and watch your worst moment become a confetti explosion at Midnight. @Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), Doors open at 9PM. $40 Advance Tickets/ $50 at the door, Buy tix [sponsored]

Drink in the New Year with Greenpoint Beer and Ale (7 North 15th St)! From 10 PM to 1 AM we will be serving as much beer as you can drink for $35! There will be dancing plus a toast at midnight for all! Watch the ball drop live on our big screen! 

$35 Open beer bar option online only. $45 at the door. If you do not want open bar there is a $10 cover charge at the door, Buy tix [Sponsored]

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WEDNESDAY 12/28

* Chanukah at the Gutter @ Gutter Bar (200 North 14th St) 8pm, FREE, The Gutter Bar Lights Up! Bowl with Latkes and make sure the donuts don’t end up in the gutter. Menorah Lighting and drinks. For young professionals in your 20’s & 30’s (ID required). Fun & Food is on us, Bourbon & Bowl is on you, RSVP
♫ DEATH MATCH 2 @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, FREE, There will be music! There will be a NO RING wrestling match! There will be TOYS! There will be blood! There will be UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES! There will be the highly anticipated DEBUT of TIGHT FRIGHT(Former members of Big Bitch)!, RSVP
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Winter Solstice, The Murder of Santa Claus, Holiday Festivities in North Brooklyn – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/21–12/27)

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WEDNESDAY 12/21

♦ William Blake’s ‘The Book of Urizen’ @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St) 8pm, $10, Encore performance of THE BOOK OF URIZEN, live painting by Caritas Young drawing inspiration from the text and music, More info
♥ Winter Solstice @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl) 9pm, FREE, An exchange of thoughtfulness, generosity, merriment, love and light, and some supremely magical dance moves! Holiday pop-up showcase and parties 4 peace techno tree debutMore info


THURSDAY 12/22

♫ Danny Krivit Celebrates 45 Years of DJing @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 6pm, $10, In 1971, Danny Krivit started programming tapes with dance music and custom edits for the Ninth Circle, a lounge turned gay bar to serve the growing queer community, More info
♫ Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance Party for Queers & Co. @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Hosted by Jessica Louise Dye (High Waisted) and Jamie McCarty (Fashion Designer, Stylist)More info
♫ All I want for Christmas is ACID. with Mike Servito & Octo Octa @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $5, A Thursday night holiday escape. Our ACID drenched Christmas special will feature extended sets from Mike Servito and Octo Octa with reinforced bass and ACID Christmas decor + a 6 hour ambient set in the Bad Room, Buy tix Continue reading

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Lox of Beer, SHREDLIGHT, Winter Solstice Celebration, Pro-ho-hose Bowl – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/14–12/20)

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Lox of Beer @ Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) has teamed up with Acme Smoked Fish for their annual Smoked Fish & Beer Tasting on Friday, December 18th from 2-5pm! For $30 you’ll get four different types of smoked fish along with four of their signature Greenpoint Beers to pair with each one, Buy tix [sponsored]

 

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drawingtable_archestratusWEDNESDAY 12/14

♦  Drawing Table @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St) 7pm, FREE, A warm, laid back atmosphere to work on personal projects, make some friends, and draw. Bring your own supplies or use some of ours. Beer, wine, vermouth, coffee & tea for sale to keep the creative juices flowing, RSVP
=) This Tastes Funny Experiment Comedy Gallery (272 Grand St) 7:30pm, $5, New York’s newest food-themed comedy show! There will be FREE FOOD given away as prizes from an unnamed Upper West Side specialty market and some of the city’s funniest comics!, Buy tix


shredlightTHURSDAY 12/15

♦  SHREDLIGHT @ IDIO Gallery (976 Grand St) 6pm, FREE, Photography exhibition opening with Ebru Yildiz, Walter Wlodarczyk, and more plus live 8-Ball Radio Broadcast, More info
* Coming Together North Brooklyn  @ Automotive High School (50 Bedford Ave) 6:30pm, FREE, We need to reassure our community that if the new administration tries to roll back the progress we’ve made as a city that we are prepared to fight back! Join Councilman Stephen Levin to come together and organize for a better BrooklynRSVP
♫ Chairlift, Mr Twin Sister, Junglepussy @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $25, The R&B laced, vibrating drum infused pop track serves as the first musical offering from Chairlift’s forthcoming album Moth, which will be released in January 2016, More info
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