By Megan Penmann

About Megan Penmann

Not only the Content Manager for Greenpointers, Megan is also a freelance creative director, writer, DJ and jane of all trades living in in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Weekend Art Roundup 2/23–2/24—Transgression, New Wave + An Epic Saga

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From feminist sculpture to new wave sculpture to transgressive films to a one-man performance of the movie Titanic (phew!), North Brooklyn is coming alive this weekend with fun and edgy art and theatre. So peel yourself away from Netflix one of these cold nights and head on out to these spots!

SENSITIVITY TEST @ Greenpoint Hill | 100 Freeman Street
Opening Reception: Friday Feb 23rd, 7-9pm

Artist Stef Halmos is taking over Greenpoint Hill’s entire storefront and gallery for a special two-week site-specific installation. She “works to alter perceptions of the way women inhabit space, display grandiosity, and generate power by using and (misusing) traditional sculpture techniques and materials to create work that appears frivolous and pleasurable, while simultaneously triggering a sense of discomfort and confusion in the viewer.” Continue reading

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BYOB Stop Motion Animation Workshop This Saturday (2/10)!

Stop Motion Social
WHAT: BYOB Stop Motion Social, learn stop motion animation!
WHERE: The Little Animation Studio | 150 Banker Street
WHEN: February 10th & March 9th (separate events, no need to attend both), 7pm-9pm
COST: $30, register online or RSVP to [email protected]

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L Train Shutdown Meeting TONIGHT (2/8)!

L Train Shutdown Meeting

The DOT is continuing its community outreach by holding meetings open to the public, so folks can ask questions, make comments and raise fists about the upcoming L train shutdown, aka L-Pocalypse, aka The End Times happening starting in April 2019. Tonight you can attend the third in the series of meetings, held at the Williamsburg Community Center (195 Graham Ave), from 5-8pm—you can feel free to arrive at any point during the meeting. Continue reading

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Review: Rinsed’s Immersive Performance “Under The Influencer” is #selfieaware

Annie Georgia Greenberg in Under The Influencer
Annie Georgia Greenberg in Under The Influencer. Photo: Megan Penmann

Music, party and performance art collective Rinsed debuted their latest theatre project Under The Influencer last week in Bushwick, after more than a year of ideation, planning, writing and recording an original score, building out a unique set, script writing, revisions and rehearsals. The show is immersive, but not in the same way as Sleep No More or Then She Fell—it’s more lo-fi than that, and the audience doesn’t interact one-on-one with the performers. But, what Rinsed has produced this time around is an extremely engaging ravey rockout, and straight up funny.
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Greenpoint’s M Carter Shop is Closing — HUGE Sale Starts This Weekend! (1/6)

M Carter Greenpoint Shop
photo via M Carter

After almost four years in business our favorite shop with endless summer vibes, M Carter (141 Engert Ave), is closing up shop.

They say: “Pulling out tons of merch from the archive and running a HUGE sale starting this Saturday, January 6. Discounts from 25-80% off.”

So while the weather may be in the teens outside, bundle up NOW to stock up on fun beach towels and chic swimsuits. Stash them away for summer! Continue reading

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The Park Church Co-Op Needs Your Support!

The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell Street) is one of Greenpoint’s most remarkable spaces. It’s not only a church, but also a wintertime home for the farmer’s market, a temporary replacement for the Greenpoint Library, a performance space, a moviehouse, a place for kids to take music lessons, an indispensable community center, and more. A few months ago, we profiled hardworking Pastor Amy Kienzle, who is absolutely dedicated to seeing it remain a vital part of our neighborhood. And now, the church has launched their first ever fundraising campaign to keep the programming going and doors open.

You may not know that The Park Church Co-Op is funded by a grant on a 3-year cycle, which ends next year. They are asking for community financial support, whether it’s a regular monthly donation or a one-time donation. “We look forward to continuing to be a space where everyone feels welcome,” says Pastor Amy in the above video. Read more below on how you can donate to this essential Greenpoint hub for individuals, families, artists, musicians and neighbors. Continue reading

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Review: The Emotional R&B Stylings of Autre Ne Veut at Elsewhere

Autre Ne Veut at Elsewhere, Photo by Megan Penmann
Autre Ne Veut performing at Elsewhere, All photos by Megan Penmann

NYC-based ambient R&B singer Autre Ne Veut brought his soul-drenched brand of ballads to Bushwick’s newest venue Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave) last Thursday evening, to a crowd that was hyped to hear some slow and gut-wrenchingly emotional jams. Autre Ne Veut (which translates as “I want no other”), whose real name is Arthur Ashin, was performing with a live drummer and keyboardist/backup vocalist, as he commanded the mic and occasionally riffed on keys. Continue reading

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It’s Getting Hot In Here: Giant Fireball in Greenpoint Tonight!

MacGruber fireball,  ©2010 Rogue Pictures
MacGruber, ©2010 Rogue Pictures

According to CBS2, our neighborhood is set to blast off tonight (Tuesday, December 12) with a planned explosion that’s part of some movie special effects. So, don’t freak out, Greenpoint is not under attack. It’s just some filmmakers doing their thing. The fireball effect and explosion will occur on West Street between Milton & Noble between 5:30-9pm.

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CB1 Meeting Recap: Throwing Shade, Affordable Housing on Grand Street and Asbestos Near Transmitter Park

Talk to the hand! Chairperson Dealice Fuller raises her hand at the CB1 Meeting on December 5, 2017
Talk to the hand! Chairperson Dealice Fuller raises her hand at the CB1 Meeting on December 5, 2017

Last night, the Swinging 60’s Senior Center (211 Ainslie Street) hosted the final CB1 meeting of 2017, and despite the crummy weather and end of year throwaway vibe, the room was fairly full. If you’ve been following our lighthearted coverage the past few months, you are probably aware of how fun these meetings can be to watch, especially for neighborhood nerds who don’t feel like schlepping a few blocks to attend. And that’s also because you can watch the livestream from the comfort of your couch via PBS Thirteen on YouTube while you pop in a frozen Roberta’s pizza and down some nice wine from Dandelion (just me?) while yelling things at the screen like, “That man’s head is too big for his body!” (also, just me?). This particular meeting had a whole 26 people tune in to the livestream, and I have to say I’m thankful that Thirteen disabled the chat feature—a few meetings ago there was a troll on there typing in dirty words at random intervals, in a display of truly demented deference for locals getting organized and actually giving a shit about where they live.

Chairperson Dealice Fuller is one of the main reasons you should be watching the CB1 meetings, because she throws some amazingly timed shade. Last night was no different, so here are a few of her best gems:

“When I don’t see faces that often, I don’t remember names that well.” –Dealice Fuller (regarding a person in the audience who she didn’t quite recognize, and then an 80s sitcom-type “Ooooohhhhhhhhh….” [as in ‘Damn, that was cold’] went through the crowd)

“Please. How are you gonna have a meeting when people are talking in the middle of the floor?” – Dealice Fuller (to people chitchatting in the audience)

“Marty, we can’t have that, you know better.” –Dealice Fuller (Get ‘im!)

“We don’t know if we’re gonna wake up tomorrow and find the world still here.” –Dealice Fuller (on whether unexpected world events will interrupt future committee meeting dates)

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Must Do: Hit Up The Cooler Gallery Art Market This Weekend at A/D/O! (12/2–12/3)

A/D/O Cooler Gallery Market

This weekend Saturday 12/2 & Sunday 12/3, A/D/O (29 Norman Ave) will be playing host to an uber cool art book fair and holiday popup curated by Cooler Gallery. The Cooler Gallery Super Market will feature unique designs and goods for sale and installations by local galleries, publishers, artists and designers. Some of the vendors include Draw Down BooksLikeminded ObjectsLadies and GentlemenJordan Johnson, Dusen Dusen, Caroline Z HurleyTetraKelli AndersonHuy Bui and Justin Donnely. Illustrator Jon Burgerman will host a drop-in, freeform and drawing workshop adorably entitled Doodle School. And at night, expect live music from the likes of Absolutely Yours, Chad Phillips, and Lillet Blanc. If you’ve got art lovers on your holiday gift list, don’t miss this popup!
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