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Fashion Sundae Episode 8

It’s that time of the week where we take look at the styles and fashion spotted on the streets of Williamsburg for Fashion Sundae, from the lens of Watching New York. As the weather waffled last week between a pre-fall chill in the air and the remnants of summer heat, warmer layers such as winter hats and topcoats have started coming back into the mix. Check out this edition of Fashion Sundae:  Continue reading

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Witches are Coming to Nitehawk!

The cult classic Hocus Pocus will play October 26 and 27

Fall is on the way, despite the 80-degree weather we still can’t evade. And to usher in the spooky season, Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg (136 Metropolitan Avenue) will be featuring ALL OF THEM WITCHES from October 4–27, a series of films devoted to the occult, magic, and — you guessed it — witches! See below for the full roster of wicked witchy weirdness.

Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5 at 12:20am

Saturday,  October 5 & Sunday, October 6 at 10:45am
Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 at 12:10am

BLACK SUNDAY 

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 at 11am

THE WITCH

Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at 12:10am

PRACTICAL MAGIC 35MM

Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 at 10:45am

DRAG ME TO HELL

Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 12:10am

HOCUS POCUS

Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 at 10:45am

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Get $15 Off TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint! (Sun, Sept 15)

(photo via TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint)

It’s going to beautiful out this SUNDAY September 15th so why not hang out on the Williamsburg waterfront while supporting local businesses and a good cause? TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint (1-4PM) is back to present some of the best of what North Brooklyn has to offer so you can eat your way through this Sunday’s Funday.

We have $15 off discount link for our readers so get your tix here and put your money where your mouth is because there’s going to be food & drinks galore to choose from over 40 local restaurants and bars!

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint

Now in it’s 10th year, this block-party-style tasting event benefits the restoration of The Firehouse (formally the Northside Town Hall) into a Community and Cultural Center that will serve as a space for community, arts and activism. With views of the NYC skyline, live music, and plenty of activities, it’ll be a great way to hang out with your family, friends, and neighbors!

Get your Greenpointers discounted tickets here and hope to see you Sunday!


Greenpointers is a proud sponsor of TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint and The Firehouse, a three-floor building on 134 Wythe Avenue that will house the two founding community nonprofits on the upper two floors, with the first floor dedicated to cultural programming, exhibitions, events and classes. The Firehouse: North Brooklyn Community Center will use the arts to bridge the various communities it serves through programming that works to convene, engage and inspire.

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Fashion Sundae Episode 7

This is the seventh edition of Fashion Sundae highlighting the fashion and styles spotted last week in Williamsburg from the observant lens of Watching New York. The bright colors are apparent in this week’s looks as the final days of summer approach:

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Antiquarian Book Fair to Return to Brooklyn Expo Center September 7–8

Among the books at the Fair will be a first edition of the first Harry Potter novel.

Greenpointers love old stuff: old streets, old homes, and especially old books. Enter the annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair.

On September 7 and 8, the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair will return to the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street) for the sixth straight year. This year the Fair will focus on subculture and a number of new trends in collecting. Among the topics are magic, mysticism, witchcraft, underground fanzine culture and more.

The Fair features 110 dealers displaying over 50,000 items for sale including vintage books, vernacular photography, and rare paper, prints, and ephemera – all priced from under $50 to many thousands. There will be something for everyone – from the seasoned collector to the first-timer.

The Fair will also present two exclusive art exhibitions, ten seminars, and a free-of-charge appraisal clinic. And proof that Antiquarian Book Fairs are not just for the older set, unique one-of-a-kind items such as a first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, one of only 5,150 copies in wrappers, will be on display and on sale.

“Our goal is to get people to start great collections one object at a time,” states Marvin Getman, Show Organizer. “More and more people are understanding and appreciating the intrinsic value of finding an object that not only has a history, but an object that also appeals to who they are and what they stand for. I believe that’s why we are seeing more and more millennials coming to our shows and picking up books and other memorabilia to start a simple but meaningful collection,” he added.

Tickets to the are $15 at the door or $10 if ordered online in advance. For more information on the Fair, go to brooklynbookfair.com.

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The Comedy Key Party Comes to The Brick

In the spirit of improvisation and innovation, The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue) is hosting The Comedy Key Club. Not that kind of key club, but close: “The gist of it is pairing together comedians who have not worked together yet and challenging them to collaborate on and create 10 minutes of new scripted comedy,” event host and comedienne Amanda Xeller says.

This upcoming show — on Sunday, September 8th at 7:00 PM — boasts a roster of talent from Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, Adult Swim, “The Chris Gethard Show,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” IFC, from all over NYC, and two out-of-towners from Montreal:

Abby Salzberg + Rena Taylor
Becky Cumberland + Kyle Levenick
David Bluvband + Jackie Skinner
Laura Buchanan + Tim Platt
Matt Albani + Will Banfield
Hosts: Amanda Xeller + Richard Templeton

Tickets are $10, and more information can be found here. See the headshots for the comedians below!

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New Incubator Program Dobbin St Concepts Now Accepting Idea Submissions

Dobbin St — the former-factory-now-event-space located at 64 Dobbin Street in Williamsburg — is introducing a new incubator program called Dobbin St Concepts. The event space is opening its doors to New York City creatives and allowing them to produce, build, and curate an event that is impactful for the community.

This program is now accepting open submissions each month for cutting edge event concepts needing real estate support.  If chosen, the winner of Dobbin St Concepts will not only have access to the venue but will also be assigned an experienced Dobbin St team member who will support by sharing resources and their expertise.

Dobbin St is known for hosting high-end events and luxury weddings. In the three years of operating, Dobbin St has hosted experiential events by renowned brands and companies including Spotify, Adidas, Vice, Everlane, and many more. Dobbin St is a transformed Brooklyn factory the exudes a minimalist and luxury feel, boasting stunning Manhattan skyline views and vaulted 22 foot ceilings. Dobbin St was designed with the sole intention to create the most exceptional and stunning event experience. Clients have the use of 4,250 sq ft of internal space, a 750 sq ft dedicated client mezzanine, and a 900 sq beautiful hidden courtyard that completes the space.

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Learn the Art of Henna Tatooting at This Beginner’s Workshop (9/15)

 

[email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) is presenting a beginner’s henna tattooing workshop on Sunday, 9/15, from 2 pm – 3:30 pm. Greenpoint’s “zen chill zone” recently expanded their selection of classes which includes Tibetan sound baths, heated power Vinyasa, and Tabata circuit training amongst others. Here’s some info on the upcoming Henna workshop (tickets available now): Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 5: Baggy Layers Return

Courtesy of Watching New York

The pre-fall breeze arrived this past weekend, making it comfortable to sport baggy layers for the first time in weeks. For the fifth installment of Fashion Sundae, Watching New York captured these candid shots on the public runway that is the streets of Greenpoint And Williamsburg in the summer.

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Art Heart Bus Hosts Art Activities for All Ages Saturday

This Saturday, the Art Heart Bus, run by Greenpoint-based art teacher Moira Tuohy, and tie-dye artist Starhawk will have three tables near McCarren Park with activities for all ages! Look for the colorful bus located on Bedford Avenue close to No. 12th Street corner from 1 pm – 8 pm and bring some art supplies and for a small suggested donation create a tie-dye shirt, paint a planter and make a dream catcher.
Starhawk will be sharing his expertise and demonstrating how to make tie-dye clothing.
You are invited to make own tie-dye, just bring your own shirt (they will have extra shirts as well).

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