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FREE: The Bar Method Open House (10/13)

 

In the mood to get your fitness on and have a good time? And, for free? Of course you are.

Well,  you’re in luck. To celebrate their first birthday, The Brooklyn Bar Method on 97 North 10th Street is hosting an open house with free barre classes, sweet treats from Marcy and Myrtle, a braid bar, and a live DJ. Put on your best leggings and head over to the studio on Saturday, October 13th to learn about the studio and even score some cool prizes. The dope swag includes a facial from GLO Boutique Spa, a mani/pedi from Paintbucket, a Counting Room gift card, and more.

Where are the free classes and who is eligible? Classes run at 9:30 am, 11 am, and 12:30 pm. And, you must be a new client. Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis and you must book the free class in advance.

To book your free class:

1) You must be a brand new client to The Bar Method Brooklyn.

2) Create a MindBody profile by clicking here.

3) Add your billing information in the My Info section.
4) Send us an email with the class time you would like to take.
*Please note all new clients taking free classes are subject to our late cancel and no show policies.

Plus, if you sign up for their New Client Special during the Open House, you’ll get an extra week of unlimited classes for the regular price of $99. That’s a pretty good deal!

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The Greenpoint Halloween Parade is Coming! (10/28)

Sure, you can go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood this year to local mom-and-pop businesses, but there’s also some cool events happening this Halloween for tiny Greenpoint witches, pirates, zombies, and other spooky kidlets.

So make or thrift that costume and load up the kids for The Greenpoint Halloween Parade. The parade itself is free, but other spooktacular events for your supernatural sprogs start at $15. Kids can enjoy a Halloween party with crafts, music, games, face painting, and enjoy a Nerf war. Prices for the party or the Nerf War start $15 a piece, but there are combo special available – so get on it! (Note: The zombie Nerf war is marked on the Eventbrite listing for “older kids.” )

The proceeds of the Halloween parade and party will benefit Town Square, local Brooklyn Boy Scout Troop 26, and local Brooklyn Pack 7.

WHEN: 12 noon, Saturday October 28th
WHERE: 176 Java Street

Buy tickets here.

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Heads Up: Important Community Meeting on 10/4

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FYI: Fellow residents and neighbors, there’s a majorly important community meeting happening this Thursday, October 4th. And, we think you need to know about it. You might even want to attend and take action.

The NYS DEC has finally released its proposed plan to clean up the NuHart toxic waste site in Greenpoint and they’re holding a meeting about said cleanup plan this Thursday. This is mega news. So, what’s the deal?Download the proposed plans here and scroll down to Former NuHart Plastic Manufacturing – 224136 for more info.

The cleanup plan for the Superfund site is  out for a 60-day public comment period. At this meeting, they’ll share the plan and your part is to give some sorely needed community input. Note: This is the only public meeting the DEC is holding for public input.

We’ll see you at the meeting, here are the need-to-know details:

WHEN: Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Polish & Slavic Center, 176 Java Street, Brooklyn, NY

Also, if you’d like to review the proposed cleanup plan in person, you can access the hard copy at these locations:

Brooklyn Community Board #1
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-389-0009

–and–

North Brooklyn Development Corporation
148-150 Huron St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: 718-389-9044

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Gird Your Loins: The Museum of Pizza is Coming

It’s an undisputed fact that Greenpoint residents love pizza. From Paulie Gee’s to Vinnie’s and Ria Bella to well, Paulie Gee’s, we have a plethora of savory slices to choose from.

Stop what you’re doing and sit down. Now for the great news: The Museum of Pizza is coming and it’s headed to North Brooklyn. So take your love of pizza and enjoy an immersive art experience at The William Vale this month. By immersive, we hope this means that we can eat all of the pizza we want.

For $35, pizza revelers will enjoy “a place to take amazing photos and absorb every wonder of our larger-than-life, immersive installations. A space to bask in multi-sensory, psychedelic pizza joy.” Plus, you get a ticket for a free slice of pizza outside the museum. We assume this immersive experience will include sick selfie backdrops, music, and some dope video art (involving pizza, duh). And, a portion of every ticket sale will be donated to a free meal for a family in need.

Tickets for the opening weekend are already sold out, so act now. Buy tickets now.

WHO: The Museum of Pizza
WHERE: The William Vale, 55 Wythe Avenue
WHEN: October 13-October 28

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A little bit of Nashville is Coming to North Brooklyn

October is going to be a jazzy month for pop-up shops and sales. In particular, The Wythe Hotel has a cozy and cool trunk show lined up all month long.

Starting 10/5, the Wythe Hotel’s store will be curated by The Callaway, and they’re putting Greetings from Nashville in the spotlight. Greetings from Nashville will be a pop-up store themed with the Music City’s creative buzz and musical sensibilities. Shoppers can revel and delight in apparel, accessories, beauty and skincare products, art, home goods, and more dope swag all centered around Nashville.

Throughout the month, the GFN space will change, all while highlighting noteworthy Nashville businesses. How cool is that? For many creative types in our lovable nabe, this pop-up shop might just wet your design palate. And if you’re dying to travel Nashville but can’t make it down there just yet, this trunk show might satiate your craving in the meantime.

Keeping an eye out for particular brands or small business owners? Check the schedule below:

October 5 – 6: Arrow & Anchor Antiques and Relic Home
October 12 – 13: imogene + willie
October 26 – 27: AtelierSavas
October 27 – 29: High Class Hillbilly Vintage

The Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Avenue

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Greenpoint Gigs: Game Masters, Massage Therapists, Engineers, and more (Week of 9/28)

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Looking for a new job? Check out these fresh picks in Greenpoint and North Brooklyn.

Are you the game master? Escape Room needs one.
A clinic on Greenpoint Ave seeks a licensed massage therapist.
Get your brunch on: Glasserie put the call out for a brunch runner.
Love to give back to the community? YMCA needs a hospitality agent.
Calexico needs bicycle delivery riders for AM and PM shifts.
Master baker? Ovenly seeks bakers, pastry chefs, & prep.
Whoa! Kickstarter is looking for a ton of engineers, product managers, community leads, and more.
Tap into ancient healing techniques: Anima Mundi Apothecary wants to fill a part time sales & barista role.
Get that money: JP Morgan Chase needs a personal banker at their Greenpoint location.
Freeze! Greenpoint Chiropractic needs a cryotherapy tech. (An occupational therapist role is open, too).

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Keep Your Kids Inspired with Local Classes in Greenpoint

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Whether you’re a local parent or a way hip aunt/uncle (or whatever title you prefer), there’s a bunch of local, fun, and creative classes for Greenpoint kidlets to explore. Check out some of our picks below. Get learning, crafting, or exploring.

1. Brooklyn Craft Company. Is there a craft kiddo in your life? Well, look no further than Brooklyn Craft Company’s ballin’ after school program. All kids benefit from hands-on engagement and tactile, experiential learning. So, sign your sprog up for a sewing or fiber art class. Who knows, they’ll put a bird on something in no time.

Prices start at $495 for a ten week course. (Bonus: This class series can include an after school pick up for busy parents!)

2. Teacup Music. Music education is something sorely looked over in our contemporary school system and it’s an artistic outlet that has one of the most profound effects on kids. With Concetta at Teacup Music, kids can learn the art of the violin and gain priceless life skills.

The class costs $660 a semester (12 sessions) and includes a recital and instrument rental. Pick up on Wednesdays from PS 110 is also available.

3. Fairy School. Every kid benefits from having more magic and joy in their life. Children will learn and engage with a “curriculum of healing arts, creative play, and studies in ecological awareness.” That sounds pretty damn neat to me. If anything, I’d love to enroll in fairy school for myself. Adults need magic, too.

A full 9 week term costs $360 (plus $20 supply/snack fee). Fairy School will return in Spring 2019.

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Brooklyn Bicycle Company: The Ultimate Bike for New and Seasoned Cycling Enthusiasts

There are so many things that make Greenpoint so unique: from its creative denizens and cute dogs to offbeat cocktail joints and savory restaurants. Adding to that, is the neighborhood’s love of bicycles. With many bike shops and riders pedaling in and out of the nabe on a daily basis, there’s one brand that really takes living in North Brooklyn to heart.

Enter Brooklyn Bicycle Company. Founded in 2011 by local resident Ryan Zagata, the company aims to bridge the vivid lives of people and their local communities. And what does that mean? Bike models are inspired by Williamsburg and Greenpoint street names – Driggs, Wythe, Franklin, and so on – adding a familiar flair. But, this gear is also made for real people with real lives and real priorities. That includes affordable prices, top notch parts, and artfully and aesthetically crafted bikes.

When you slip in to the Brooklyn Bicycle Company showroom, it’s beautiful, modern, minimal, and pretty cool. And you want to know something even better? You won’t get hassled or pressured to buy anything on the spot. Zagata likens the showroom to a fun, casual, and educational conversation. You can touch, feel, and admire the bikes, while learning about what may be best (or not) for you.

The showroom itself is mega cool, like a contemporary mid century modern abode. I found the aesthetics to be dope and sensible – because shouldn’t even your bike be tailored to be totally-you? (Short answer: hell yeah). As a big believer in small businesses, it’s also awesome to see a small business supporting other small businesses. At Brooklyn Bicycle Company, if you order a bicycle from the showroom, it’ll be professionally assembled by a local bike shop. Don’t live in Brooklyn? The brand has partnerships with stores all across the United States. Pretty cool, huh? And, if you don’t see a local shop in your area, Brooklyn Bicycle Company will contact a local dealer and arrange for your bike to be built at no extra charge to you.

If you have questions about a bicycle, just curious, or want to visit the showroom, check our their FAQ or schedule a visit. You can also find a local Brooklyn Bicycle Company dealer here.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and ride.

 

Brooklyn Bicycle Company
61 Greenpoint Avenue
Suite 410

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Eat Your Way Through Local Flavors at TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint For Just $38! (9/16)


You’re in for a real treat on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 (1-5pm) in the East River State Park! Revel and take part in an annual outdoor celebration of local flavors from North Brooklyn. You definitely should stop by the 9th year of this epic block party: with tasty samples from 40+ of the best restaurants and eateries, bars, breweries, plus live music and on site demonstrations.

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint will be held in conjunction with our Indie Makets Market (12-7pm) at BIBA of Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave). And, if you buy tickets through our link, you’ll get a sweet sweet discount.

So, what’s the down-low? Sample some of the most hot-to-trot North Brooklyn restaurants and bars without making dozens of reservations or waiting to be seated. Plus we have a limited stash of $38 general entry tickets for Greenpointers readers ($55 value). The food sampling and alcohol imbibing festivities will occur on September 16th, 2018 from 1pm-5pm. Plus, there will be an early entry for VIP ticket holders at 12:30pm. Get your swag on.

What, or who are some of the vendors, you ask? Some restaurants and bars at this year’s TASTE include: Pies ‘n’ ThighsLighthouseGuS SodaMidnightsBaranoEleva CoffeeFreeholdLe GaminCafe ColetteScoops in CahootsBrooklyn RoastingThe Meatball ShopBrooklyn WineryBrooklyn BowlKinfolk, and more.

Midnights Fam (via TASTE)

Eat and drink your fill of local flavors, and don’t forget to stop by the Greenpointers Indie Makers Market happening right next door inside beautiful BIBA Williamsburg. The former rubber factory and only waterfront beer garden in North Brooklyn will be host 20 of the best local makers, activities throughout the day, live music, a sunset viewing party, and more!

Buy your tickets now for the super duper discounted rate of $38 for the first 30 Greenpointers readers (regular price $55)!

And, if that wasn’t grand enough, get to know your local neighbors and organizations that make North Brooklyn amazing. Stop by the nonprofit tables and meet the Greenpoint YMCANorth Brooklyn Angels, and others!

Eleva Coffee (via TASTE)
Leuca at The William Vale
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Sweet Weekend Sales in Greenpoint You Can’t Miss (8/24-8/26)

Geanpoint Pop Up at The Wythe Hotel | 80 Wythe Avenue
Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26
Kickoff party Friday the 24th from 6-10pm sponsored by Union Mezcal—FREE chainstitch embroidery with any purchase! Sale: 10am-8pm each day

Merica Lee of Merica Lee Jeans and Loren Cronk of BLKSMTH Denim Company join forces for a special ‘Geanpoint’ pop-up shop. What is it? Geanpoint is a fashion event that focuses on denim but features items from designers in the Greenpoint area. And, Greenpoint-based artist Amanda Browder will be installing one of her gigantic pieces in the space.

Browse a curated selection of Brooklyn-based companies including Cousin Sandals, Goldie’s Natural Beauty, Erin Louis Clancy, Mahps Vintage, and Loren Kathe. Continue reading

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