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McGolrick Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark in the Park This Tuesday Night! (8/21)

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981, ©Paramount Pictures & Lucasfilm
Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981, ©Paramount Pictures & Lucasfilm

The classic adventure flick Raiders of the Lost Ark is coming to McGolrick Park for free tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8/21)! Get there around 7:45pm, set up your blankets and chairs and bring your own snacks (but there will be FREE POPCORN!). The film will be set up on the Monitor Street lawn. The movie series in McGolrick is presented by the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance (MPNA) and sponsored by

When: Tuesday, August 21, around 7:45pm
Where: McGolrick Park, Monitor Street lawn
FREE!

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New Greenpoint Magic Show is Utterly Spellbinding

Skeptics, leave your doubts at the door — Siegfried Tieber is casting a spell on Greenpoint.

Yes, he’s an entertainer named Siegfried. No, he’s not that Siegfried. “My father was born and raised in Austria, which explains the name,” he tells his audience. “My mother was born and raised in Colombia, which explains the hair.”

Tieber dazzles in his one-man show See/Saw, a singular and spectacular event produced by Atlas Obscura now extended through September 9. Located at 122 Franklin Street, See/Saw inhabits a converted storefront where Tieber entertains a small audience with his sleight of hand artistry. Most of the tricks are card-based — though a dollar bill does make a splashy cameo — with each illusion ranging from mystifying to downright ludicrous. All 90 minutes are packed with unmissable moments. Continue reading

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Free Live Jazz in McGolrick Park Thursday 8/16

Musicians in McGolrick

There was a time not long ago when you had to travel to Manhattan jazz clubs and pay a cover just to listen to great jazz, but that is no longer true and great jazz has arrived locally in Greenpoint. Thursday, August 16 from 7pm-9pm in McGolrick Park some of the best local jazz musicians will show their virtuosity and their love of this unique art form, presented by OSA (The Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn) at the location of the new Earth-shaped Ziemia sculpture in the middle of the park.

The driving force behind the emergence of local jazz is Jesse Lynch, a classical pianist who fell in love with jazz. He has amazing dexterity and a great left hand, suiting him to playing even the most demanding jazz melodies.

Lynch arrived in Greenpoint looking for a place to practice and play intimate local gigs with other highly talented musicians. These underground sessions evolved into what Lynch has named The Vortex, a monthly series in his private loft featuring rotating combinations of musicians playing jazz standards and original compositions in an intimate, casual setting. Though the musicians might change from session to session, the quality of the music does not and there is a unique vibe and energy to Lynch’s sessions that listeners will also hear in McGolrick Park on Thursday. Continue reading

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LA Band Tiny Stills Comes to Gold Sounds August 29

Power pop band Tiny Stills is taking their sophomore album Laughing Into the Void on the road! The band comes to Gold Sounds (44 Wilson Ave) on August 29. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased here.
Tiny Stills is a power pop band from Los Angeles influenced by Courtney Barnett, That Dog, and 90s/00s rock. Their first album, Falling is like Flying, was released in 2014 and was a direct response to the isolation and anxiety that comes from life changing events after front-person and founding member Kailynn West was held up at gunpoint. It’s upbeat and pop-y melodies were born from a desire to make something that felt and sounded nothing like the she felt at the time — happy. Since then, West has been the nucleus of the project with a rotating cast of band members, but most recent lineup includes Harry Foster (bass), Zach Comtois (guitar), and Tony Thaxton (drums).
Tiny Stills released their sophomore album, Laughing Into the Void, on June 1. The record premiered in full on Music Connection. Full of brutal honesty, crunchy guitars, and catchy melodies, Laughing into the Void is here to help you remember that even the worst days have a silver lining: at least you’re not alone.
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Vendor Call!! Greenpointers Indie Makers Market!! (Sept 16)

On Sunday, September 16th, 2018 alongside TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint, we are taking over BIBA of Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave) to feature 20-25 talented independent makers, artists, and crafters!

Formerly a rubber factory, BIBA is now home to an original beer hall that leads out into an outdoor patio that borders the East River State Park. With vintage charm and spectacular views of the NYC skyline, we are expecting thousands of visitors to come celebrate the local community around creativity, food, and drink!

We are looking for beautifully designed, high quality, handcrafted goods of the recycled, upcycled, ethically produced, environmentally friendly variety. Sound like you? Apply here or down at the bottom of this post.

TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint 2017

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Open Your Heart With This Painting & Meditation Workshop (8/11)

Awakening Painting Workshop

There’s an “energy painting” class coming to Greenpoint next Saturday, and it “will allow you to connect with your heart and your soul.” The afternoon class at Awakening (605 Manhattan Ave) starts with a guided meditation to help you tap into your inner voice, and afterward will transition into freeform painting. It’s open to all levels, even if you’ve never painted before—so if you are looking to express yourself through art without judgement and put your brain into cruise control for a bit, this may be the class for you. “By listening to your inner voice paint what you hear/see, and release and unfold anything what will show up for you.” Artist Paulina Skorwider will host, and materials (canvas and acrylic paints) are included. Details below.
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Get You and Your Pet Photographed in Greenpoint for Time Out Mag Thursday Aug 9th!

via time out
via Jillian Anthony, Time Out

You and your fabulous pet dog, monkey, or hamster could be photographed and interviewed for Time Out NY! The shoot and interview will take place in Greenpoint on Thursday, August 9th between 11am-6pm. Email [email protected] with a pic of you and your pet and some details. Info below:

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The Beebs Showed His Face at Frankel’s, And Not Everyone is Happy About It

via Entertainment Tonight on Instagram

Yesterday we re-grammed a photo by Entertainment Tonight of mega popstar Justin Bieber and his fresh-faced fianceé Hailey Baldwin spotted at Greenpoint’s own Frankel’s Deli (631 Manhattan Avenue). The 200+ comments on the photo were interesting, to say the least. Apparently people have strong opinions about The Beebs haunting Greenpoint’s most well-known (not necessarily “best,” that’s up for debate) bagel shop, and about Frankel’s food. This Bieber sighting even has some folks starting to look for a new apartment—maybe that’s a bit rash, guys? But you do you.

Anyway, here are our favorites: Continue reading

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THIS WEEKEND: Two Massive Clothing & Accessory Sales! (8/4 & 8/5)

Dusty Rose Sale 2018

We know you love to look cool. And, we know you love a good bargain, too. So, why not shop, spend less, and buy sustainably?

This weekend, Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) is having their 4th annual Sidewalk Sale on Sunday August 5th. They’ll have deals from the homes and studios of Doomed NYC, Jessica Perelman, OMA Jewelry, Yooca Vintage, Caitlin Rose Sweet, Morphologically, Grateful Gem Head, and Mimi Packer. Plus, a table of items that are all $2!

And, the legendary Beacon’s Closet (74 Guernsey St) is throwing their annual Summer Sale on August 4th & 5th at all of their locations. So, head to their Greenpoint spot for discounts of up to 75% off. You might just find some major designer scores, cool vintage threads, bold shoes, quirky bags, and maybe even a bangin’ body suit or two.

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Thinking of Getting Microblading? Get Your Brows Done at Evil and Love Tattoo

Before & After… Photos by Lina Aquino

Are you thinking of adding a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo to your style? Whether you want a more defined brow or are just sick of filling-in your face with makeup every day, microblading is for you.

What is microblading,  you say? It’s a semi-permanent tattoo of thin, fine hair strokes that give a natural appearance of brows. The procedure is implemented with a tiny “pen” that contains an upwards of 12 needles to create a brush stroke effect. Since the pen is only reaching the superficial layer of skin (with semi-permanent ink), you can expect the results to last about 10 to 18 months depending on your skin type. The microblading process is purposely designed to blend in with your natural brow hair, so it won’t look fake or overdone. The results yield a super natural and face-changing look.

How do I know? I went in for the procedure myself with Lina Aquino at Evil and Love Tattoo (211 Franklin Street). It was wonderful and yes, life-changing. Continue reading

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