Are you a dog lover? Do you also dig on self-care, wellness, and mindful practices? Well, here’s a great event for you and your best pooch. Tomorrow (2/18), PS 9 Pets (169 North 9th Street) is hosting a reiki share and guided meditation for you and your furry friends. With the healing and impactful practice of reiki and the calming, clarity of meditation, you and and your dog can experience a mindful, deep, and restful journey together.
New to reiki and meditation? No worries, beginners are welcome. A $20 suggested donation gets you into the event and sets you up for a successful and peaceful practice for you and the pup in your life. Folks, space is limited, so RSVP with Esther at [email protected]
February 18th, 6-8 pm PS 9 Pets 169 North 9th Street
One of my favorite things about Greenpoint is its literati culture: WORD (126 Franklin St) for its impeccable catalogue and ongoing readings, Archestratus (160 Huron St) for its love of cuisine, connection, and experience, and of course, Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Ste C4) for their mission to promote books as art.
While Booklyn has been a wonderful hub in Greenpoint, the non-profit received an amazing opportunity to move into the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, following a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised more than $19k. With the new space, Booklyn will be able to double their facilities and expand their supportive and nurturing community. The non-profit plans to start an archive and distribute programs for educational institutions. Plus, their new space even has room for events, further paving the way for an art gallery and events. As a Greenpointer, I’ll be sad to see them go from our ‘hood, but I’m rooting for their glorious new journey that will further support communities in arts, culture, and expression.
So Greenpointers, let’s toast them to a connection with a new neighborhood and a new community! On February 22 – 24, Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Suite C4) will be hosting a weekend of farewell parties marking the last exhibition in their Greenpoint location before they move to their new space. Check them out, and say goodbye and good luck! Continue reading →
Did you know about the ultra-sleek and stylish sneaker shop, Circle3.nyc on West Street? Well, we’re letting you in on a little secret. This boutique (67 West Street) is a must-shop for all sneakerheads. With metropolitan-ready styles, these sneakers are ready to pound the pavement or take a leisurely, city stroll. Plus, some of the line is made-to-order right in New York. The rest of the line is manufactured in Spain.
Well, these past two years have been a long, strange trip. Whether our political climate has led you to become more active in our society’s affairs or make a difference in our local community, one thing is for certain: we all have many, many questions. So, no matter if you identify on the left, the right, or nowhere at all, some of us can’t help but wonder – what is life like on the other side? And, why do people make the choices they make?
Enter: Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America, a book by journalist Harmon Leon and political cartoonist, Ted Rall. The team joined forces to answer the burning question: “Just what the hell exactly happened in 2016 and how did we get here?” As the duo goes deep undercover and journeys into the human psyche, the book is insightful, honest, raw, and eye-opening. There’s humor and some surprises. Quite a few individuals sport real-time “Make America Great Again” tattoos (yes, really) to Ted’s own personal run-in with Trump pre-political run (and features the best boss in history).
So, tonight at Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer Street), you can hear it straight from the sources: real-time stories about Trump’s America. From going undercover at anti-Muslim meetings (they sure do love cookies) to pretend-praying in tongues at an American Horror Story-esque Hell House, there’s big takes from these weird-but-true experiences:
Besides our lovely bookstores, bars, art galleries, record stores, and coffee shops, what makes Greenpoint so unique is the bevy of vintage clothing shops. In fact, we’d dare say that our little ‘hood is a true vintage lovers paradise. We almost, almost don’t want to tell anyone about our secret go-to shops, but what fun would that be?
We rounded up the vintage shops that make living here a dream. And give you that oh-so-amazing vintage score. Peep the list below. Continue reading →
Style lovers, we just found a hidden gem for you to shop in. Either And (67 West Street) is a retail store meets media agency. With these two elements colliding, it creates an aesthetic wonderland. Think cool lines, structured silhouettes, pops of color, some vintage, and pieces that make you look like the tough protagonist in a modern art film. Sign us up.
Want some new-but-once loved pieces? Browse our picks from Either And for some seriously editorial-worthy looks. Continue reading →
Are you sick of swiping? Yeah, we are too. Left swipe, right swipe, left again. Looking for a date (or something more) can be a drag. After all, apps can’t really predict chemistry. But, meeting in real time, that’s when the sparks fly.
Instead, stop swiping. There’s a new dating mixer in the ‘hood and no swiping is required. IRL Match is hosting an event for singles who have grown weary of dating apps. What is IRL Match? It’s not a speed dating event. Think of it as a fun happy hour where everyone just happens to be single. Cool, no? Plus, there’s free wine and beer. So, saunter your fine self over to Big Irv’s (381 Hooper Street) this Thursday 1/25 night for a real time meet-cute.
What should you do? Don your favorite outfit and get ready to meet some new people. (Hint: we think you should bring a friend).
IRL Match at Big Irv’s | 1/25/2018 381 Hooper Street 7:30-9:30 pm
Hey babes, one of our fave and totally chill vintage brick and mortar shops is now open for business on the world wide web. In addition to their Manhattan Avenue shop, Mirth Vintage (606 Manhattan Ave) now has a shoppable website. Hell yes. We’re thinking this is a great shopping alternative when you just can’t bear to go outside. (Snow storm, anyone?)
While nothing beats the thrill of the hunting for an oh-so-perfect item in a physical store, we’re jazzed to see local businesses expanding their brands online. Online shopping connoisseurs will find a full range of vintage apparel, shoes, accessories, and earrings. Browse some of our favorite picks – before they sell out! Continue reading →
Do you like things that scream and go bump-in-the-night? Whether you’re a ghost hunting supernatural enthusiast or a slasher flick connoisseur, The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is for you and they’re opening their film submission call for 2018. So, if you’re a creator or just a filmmaker, this film festival is definitely up your alley.
The festival is eight days this year, from October 11-18. With more days on the calendar, the festival plans to screen even more bone chilling features and shorts this year. Currently, submissions are open now with a first submission deadline of January 20th and a final deadline of August 13, 2018. Continue reading →
Love. It’s such a powerful emotion that shapes so many facets of our lives. From romance and sparks to deep friendship and compassion, there are all types of love that color our experiences and emotions. From meeting your main hang or your best friends in a bar on Franklin Street, or just falling in love with your neighborhood.
That being said, we want your poetry, Greenpointers. Some of us might have fallen in love once, or maybe we’re falling in love several times a day. No matter what your experience is, it’s time to send us your musings.
The winner of our poetry contest will be published on Greenpointers on Valentine’s Day. So, creative scribes: send us your best lines and stanzas about love and Greenpoint.
Want to submit to us? Read the guidelines below and send your poem via the Google Form.