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

Sweet Toothed Vegans: Clara Cakes Popup At Adelina’s Today (3/26)!

Sunday, March 26th, 7:30-10:30pm
Clara Cakes CookBook Pop-Up
Adelina’s | 159 Greenpoint Ave.

19-year old LA chef Clara Polito will be in Greenpoint today to celebrate her new vegan dessert book. She’ll be serving up some of her amazing vegan cannoli & cakes and a pizza special at Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave.) tonight from 7:30pm-10:30, .  No tickets required, just show up hungry!

Clara Cakes - vegan cake

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Keep Shea Stadium Alive, Williamsburg Bridge Crash, Geoff Cobb Is Famous —The Hook Up 3/24

Guernsey Street. Photo by Megan Penmann
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It’s tremendously important to keep DIY venues like Shea Stadium open, which recently abruptly closed — it keeps the Brooklyn music scene, and the New York music scene alive and relevant. Please back their Kickstarter (which already has reached $82k of its $50k ask) if you want our neighborhood to keep its cool!

Not that the L train shutdown sucks any less, but now officials say that they’ll close the line (from Bedford to 8th Ave.) for three months less than earlier projected.

The best kind of partying involves a #safespace, but last week a man was fatally shot in the face at a Bushwick club.

Trending now: Williamsburg housing prices are going down down down.

A young woman was fatally injured in a crash on the Williamsburg bridge last week.

Our resident history writer Geoff Cobb was featured in the New York Times last week for his knowledge of a famous Irish painter from Greenpoint (which he wrote about here on Greenpointers).

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Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Meeting Monday 3/27!

FBIP MTG 3-27-17 R1-01What: FRIENDS OF BUSHWICK INLET PARK  | General Meeting – Monday, March 27th
When: 6:30pm – Snacks and Meet + Greet, 7pm – Meeting
Where: Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room | 86 Kent Ave (N.9th Street)
What’s going on with Bushwick Inlet Park after the successful outcome of the 2-year long battle to get the city to buy the CitiStorage site and complete Bushwick Inlet Park? Come find out!

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Immigrant Defense Project Benefit + Art Show Tonight 3/23

Greenpoint Hill - Immigrant Defense ProjectTonight (3/23) from 7-10pm, Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St.) is hosting a benefit to support the Immigrant Defense Project, a NYC-based non-profit. It’s also a good chance to catch Isaac Arvold’s show before it wraps up.

They will be donating 20% of all proceeds towards IDP’s holistic community defense program that provides resources and tools to immigrants, their communities and advocates to fight back against deportations and ICE abuses.

Speakers from IDP will be attending to talk more about their initiatives.

Isaac Arvold @ Greenpoint Hill
Isaac Arvold @ Greenpoint Hill

Work provided by Greenpoint Hill, and Carol Joo Lee, M. MortonDanielle KrollLibby VanderPloegSigne YbergAlison Owen, LeshThe Lost CampIsaac ArvoldAnabella ZubillagaTatiana Arocha, Monty J, and Kim Brown.

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Comedy Hibachi, Comedy in Dance, Night of Creation, Vegan Market – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (3/22–3/28)

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WEDNESDAY 3/22

* NYC Restaurant Waste Workshop! @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave) 9am, FREE, Learn how to green your business on a budget. Learn the new recycling requirements from the city, understand compost implementation, food sourcing and ways to save money on the electric bill, RSVP
=) Comedy Hibachi Returns! @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, Phil Stamato and Sami Main host three improv teams and three stand-up comics for a night of unpredictable hilarity! Improv teams will perform and be followed by a stand-up comic who will endeavor to condense the hilarity of the improv performance into FIRE-HOT stand-up material, More info
♫ NAILS @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North 6th St), 8pm, $18, withToxic Holocaust, Gatecreeper, Blame God, Buy tix

 

THURSDAY 3/23

* PS 132 8th Annual Gala & Auction @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 6pm, $45, Help raise money for PS 132 and join their 8th Annual Gala and Auction, More info
* Shamanic Healing Night @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 6:30pm, $30, A collective of visionary healers and specially curated program of healing modalities and traditions, which will create a unique experience inspiring healing, Buy tix
♫ immigrantNY Benefit Art Show @ Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St), 7pm, by Donation, 20% of all proceeds towards Immigrant Defense Project’s holistic community defense program that provides resources and tools to immigrants, More info
=) Comedy in Dance Festival @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St), 8pm, $16, Embrace the power of laughter! Guest curated by Abby Bender, our 8th Annual Comedy in Dance Festival presents a slew of movement-based work from choreographers, clowns, and comics that tickles an adult audience’s collective funny bone, More info
♫ Dirty Thursday: 90s Night @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave), 10pm, FREE, Old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. New wave, hot jamz, and of course… 90’s all night, RSVP

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Friends of Greenpoint Library Meeting This Saturday 3/25!

photo via Friends of the Greenpoint Library
photo via Friends of Greenpoint Library

Did you know that the mural on one side of the Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave.) is the work of artist Leslie A. Wood, and its installation in 2013 was made possible by the Friends of Greenpoint Library?

Come by the library on Saturday, March 25th from 10:30am-11:30am to learn how to join Friends of Greenpoint Library. Meet your neighbors, plan special events, and brainstorm ways to support the Greenpoint Library and its community. A branch library can have a greater impact when it has an active and vibrant friends group. If you love your local library and want to be more involved then this is the place for you!

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Where To Get Your Irish On This Friday!

St. Paddy’s Day Oysters at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster

Oysters seem almost too sophisticated for such a holiday. It feels like we’re trying to class up the joint. Maybe we are? Either way, you should head to Greenpoint Fish & Lobster (114 Nassau Ave) for $1.50 Irish Point Oysters before doing all these other things.  Continue reading

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Furmint Wine Dinner, Naked Family, Metal Yoga, Persian Arts Festival – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (3/15–3/21)

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WEDNESDAY 3/15

# Cook the Book: Gjelina @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30pm, $95, A taste of southern Califiornia to the east coast. An evening of “grain-and-vegetable centric, globally inspired cuisine” inspired by Gjelina, Buy tix
♦ RAW Brooklyn Presents: CUSP @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $22-30, 50+ local creatives showcasing talent across mediums such as visual art, photography, accessory design, fashion, performance art, hair & makeup, film & music, Buy tix
=) Fuxedo: The Spring Collection @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 7pm, FREE,In fashion, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out, and the day after that you’re watching improv in the back of a bar in Brooklyn. An on-trend evening of comedy, More info

 

THURSDAY 3/16

# Furmint Wine Dinner @ Cherry Point (664 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, $80, New American meet Hungarian flavors with four courses, three Furmints, and three Hungarian winemakers, RSVP
♫ Lost Boro: Beats, Raps & Threads @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, FREE, One part pop-up shop, one part rap show, equal parts dope, More info
♫ Tortoise w/ Little Black Egg & Tara Jane ONeil @ The Hall at MP (470 Driggs Ave), 7pm, $25, (le) poisson rouge presents: Tortoise w/ Little Black Egg (Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo) and Tara Jane O’Neil, Buy tix

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Two Food Sustainability Workshops Next Wednesday At A/D/O

NAG - Food Waste WorkshopsA/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) will play host to two workshops about food sustainability and how it relates to the restaurant industry next Wednesday, March 22nd from 9am-11:30am. The workshops are free, and there’ll be complimentary coffee and snacks. There’s more info to be found here. Continue reading

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