This Saturday, June 23rd you can compete in a scavenger hunt all over Greenpoint! At 2pm, you can pick up a challenge list from BklynQuest in Father Jerzy Popielsko Square (the little triangle park in between Nassau Ave & Bedford Ave, across from McCarren), and assemble your team of 5-10 people. Expect the challenges to involve eating, drinking and “general tomfoolery”. You can check out the #bklynquest IG tag to see examples of challenges from past events. It costs $20 to compete (only one ticket needed per team to compete), and you can come alone or with a friend and they’ll put you on a team. There’ll be prizes and drinks for the winners and a closing ceremony at a TBD venue in the ‘hood.
By Greenpointers Staff
Before the Sketchbook Project heads out on tour this summer to share their awesome handmade art journals in cities around the country, the Brooklyn Art Library (the project’s home, 28 Frost Street) is having a party this Saturday June 23rd from 7pm-11pm. There’ll be music, art and free beer! Continue reading
We are surprised and saddened to learn of The Bounty’s (131 Greenpoint Ave) sudden closing. We always loved how sitting at their bar felt like you were cozied up in the hull of a ship, waiting for your captain to bring you the day’s catch. With a solid seafood menu and on point service, it always felt like the cozy neighborhood gem you could take out-of-towners to impress them. The restaurant opened in 2013, and we will fondly remember their whole fish, $1 oysters and adorable back garden. Farewell, The Bounty!
With a heavy heart we make the following announcement.
The Bounty has closed it’s doors.
Built by hand with a few friends, we quietly opened five Mays ago to little fanfare but eventually made good friends with lovely Greenpoint and beyond. We delighted in being a neighborhood gem and strived to offer real food, prepared with good intentions and quality ingredients. Our aim was to be a go-to place that wouldn’t let you down and might even surprise you. Coming from various restaurant and bar worlds and experiences, we often talked about the simple trifecta of good food, service and atmosphere and tried to instill that since day one and be ourselves, if a little different.
We’ve hosted weddings and countless birthdays, anniversaries, showers, date nights, dinners and brunches out with friends. You always brought your folks here when they were in town, you sat with us at the bar and chatted with the regulars, or as our regular, you made knowledgeable recommendations to newcomers.
We sincerely apologize to everyone hit with this sudden news and closure, especially to those that have always supported us, loved us and cheered us on.
We will truly miss serving the neighborhood. Thank you and goodnight.
When you’ve got a little one, it can be tough enough to wrangle some fun time outside of the house, let alone find grown up activities where bringing your noisy baby won’t annoy the crap out of everyone around you. For moms and dads who are looking to have a little fun with their kid in tow, Edamama (568 Union Ave) is hosting a baby friendly comedy show for adults this Thursday June 21st at 1030am. Tickets are $12, more info here and below! Continue reading
Greening Greenpoint and Maya Robinson of Rooted Things Apothecary will be hosting a Guided Tree Walk in McCarren Park on Thursday evening, June 21st, to help people discover the medicinal uses for Greenpoint’s trees (there are surprisingly many!) and participate in a grounding tree meditation. On the walk, you’ll get to examine everyday street trees around the neighborhood, and learn about their healing properties and the medicines that can be made from them.
The workshop meets at the corner of Lorimer and Driggs at 6pm on Thursday, June 21st.
Kingsland Wildflowers | 520 Kingsland Ave
Join Kingsland Wildflowers this Friday, June 15, at 4pm for their Field Day Friday (every 3rd Friday of the month) in partnership with Newtown Creek Alliance where you can volunteer to get your hands dirty and help maintain the beautiful rooftop garden!
Botanical Printmaking / Art + Nature at Kingsland Wildflowers
Kingsland Wildflowers | 520 Kingsland Ave
Friday, June 15 | 4pm-7pm
And, this Friday as part of their art + nature series, you will also enjoy a guided tour of what is blooming on the rooftop meadow and learn creative ways to get to know the plants by learning botanical printmaking with artist Autumn Kioti!
$10 suggested donation. More info + registration here.
The Java Street Community Garden (59 Java Street) is having a neighborhood summer potluck picnic! The party will get going on Saturday, June 23rd from 2-pm, and there’ll be a photo booth, arts and crafts and a raffle. Guests are encouraged to bring something to share, and light fare and cold refreshments will be provided.
WHAT: Summer Popsicle Pop-Up
WHEN: Weds June 13th | 2:30pm-4pm
WHERE: McGolrick Park (rain location: inside Park Church Co-Op 129 Russell St)
INFO: After school fun and sweet treats for kids! Come by, cool off and learn about Park Church Co-Op’s community events and events for kids and families.
Tomorrow night (6/12) at the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St), our local Community Board 1 will be having its monthly meeting from 6pm-8:30pm. If you cannot attend in person, you can live stream the meeting on PBS Thirteen’s YouTube channel. The meetings are open to all, and a range of topics will be discussed, including: Continue reading
Melt Faces, Blow Minds, Bring Magic at Brokelyn’s Brokester Friendly Northside Festival Showcase Tomorrow (Sat, 6/9)
This year’s Northside Festival is in full swing and we are super excited to join Brokelyn tomorrow (Saturday, June 9th) at the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) for a dope lineup of music curated by our friends Supercrush Studios.
At just $8 for tix ($10 at the door), this show is going to melt faces, blow your mind, hypnotize, and bring magic to the badge-less and budget conscious. So come rock out with Grim Streaker, Native Sun, Lola Pistola, and YAASSS to start your Saturday festivities.