Art/Music

Hit Up Bushwick Open Studios This Weekend! (9/28-9/30)

Bushwick Open Studios — #BOS2018 — returns this weekend! Though it of course can’t compare to our own neighborhood’s (and Greenpointers-produced) Greenpoint Open Studios earlier this summer, this weekend’s art fest in Bushwick will be a blast of art filled fun and madness. Take a tour of the industrial chic neighborhood we all love and take in some local art while investigating open studios.

Hundreds of Bushwick artists will have their studios open Saturday and Sunday for visitors to meet them and see their work. For the 2018 edition of BOS, Art During the Occupation Gallery is pleased to show SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE, a painting solo by Sharilyn Neidhardt concerning the rootlessness, alienation, and ultimate freedom of city living in the 21st century.

For a timeline of events, see below, and for more info, visit the BOS site here.

Friday: Launch Party 7–10 PM at 119 Ingraham Street

Art During the Occupation Gallery — in partnership with our friends at Trans-Cen-Der Art Group, Temporary Storage Gallery, and Brooklyn Fire Proof — are throwing an art networking party to mark the LAUNCH of 2018’s Bushwick Open Studios Festival.

Saturday and Sunday: BOS from 12–6 PM (120 Ingraham Street)

Come to the Brooklyn Fire Proof building to take in four floors of local artists! Run by Art During the Occupation Gallery Bushwick — a not for profit contemporary art space showing subversive and difficult work — BOS is an annual event celebrating the multitude of talent and artistic achievement Bushwick has to offer. They delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual. Our gallery was launched in 2015 by Christopher Stout who serves as gallery founder and director.

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Crab Bash, Babefest, DIY Vegan Cheese, Rock the Pulaski, Bill Murray Birthday Tribute— What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/19-9/25)

Saturday, September 23rd, 2-6PM @Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) Come enjoy unlimited blue claw crab for 90 minutes served with potatoes and corn, topped with KnicKnacksbk special seasoning. And what goes better with crabs than beer – which is available a la carte (extra cost). Find a session that fits you and join us so you can eat all you can! Tickets will sell out fast, don’t be the one to miss out again! Buy tix [Sponsored]

 

WEDNESDAY 9/19

* Yom Kippur @The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave), 10am, FREE, Join the Chabad of North Brooklyn for Yom Kippur services with Hebrew-English prayer books and insights in the the many Holiday prayers throughout. Yom Tov! More Info 
* Yoga for Witches
@Catland (987 Flushing Ave), 6:30pm, $15, Tarot-inspired yoga class designed to heal and hone your magical intuition and manifestation. Bring your own mat, Buy tix
♦ Sundance Kidd at Two Boots @ Two Boots Williamsburg (558 Driggs Ave), 7pm, FREE, Local photographer Sundance Kidd showcases work from close to 1000 shots he took between going to shows, private work, and also working for LEAP NYC. Pay as you wish pricing for prints. 100% of art sales will be donated to a non-profit that focuses on music education for youth. FREE beer from 8-8:30PM, RSVP
Napoleon Dynamite Screening @ Bushwick Inlet Popup Outdoor Cinema (50 Kent Ave), 8pm, FREE,Join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park for an outdoor movie screening of classic indy deadpan comedy NAPOLEON DYNAMITE in view of the majestic Gotham City skyline! More Info


Brooklyn Comedy Festival Closing Weekend begins on Thursday, September 20th and runs through Sunday, September 23rd. @Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave)  with multiple stages featuring podcasts, film, stand-up, panels, and more! Buy tix and learn more.


THURSDAY 9/20

♫ Caché | Afro House Sunset @The Roof (74 Wythe Ave), 5pm, No Cover, Close this summer strong with some Afro House, More Info
# DIY Vegan Cheese with Contraband Ferments @ Anima Mundi Apothecary (31 Noble St) 7pm, $40, Learn to make your own dairy free and probiotic rich nut-based cheeses. Basic principles behind making cheese using a variety of nuts and seeds plus basic skills in fermentation, the history behind fermentation, and a variety of ways to make soft and hard rind cheeses,  Buy tix
^ Pete’s Reading Fall Season Opener @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), 7:30pm, FREE, Four remarkable readers, and a special benefit for RAICES, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. Come hear them read, then linger to chat, drink, and pick up their books, More info
♦ Still/Here @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave), 7:30pm, $10, NYC premiere of Christopher Harris’ film, still/here . Harris paints a portrait of civic neglect and apathy in his hometown of St Louis’s northside neighborhoods that are inhabited by almost exclusively working class and working poor black and African American populations, Buy tix Continue reading

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Female-Led “Ophelia” Exhibit Now at Lucas Lucas Gallery

Orbs by Yana Toyber

Ophelia’s a sough-after gal — flower-bearing maiden, Shakespeare dream role, and subject of countless works of art. Now, Williamsburg gallery Lucas Lucas (57 Conselyea Street) puts a contemporary spin on the classic character in their new exhibit named after Hamlet’s steadfast girlfriend. With aquatic and floral visions expressed in photographs, paintings, and more, Ophelia (I feel ya) offers artists and spectators myriad ways to experience and contextualize this ill-fated but beloved character. Plus, the works are all by women!

Take a look at some pieces below, and stop by the gallery before the exhibit closes on October 7. Or visit here to support and purchase local art.

A Woman’s Body by Natalie Krim

 

Gasping by Yana Toyber

 

Nature’s Norm by Etta Shon

 

Fall into Me by Jianca Lazarus

 

Untitled by Alisa Minyukova
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Meg Myers Comes to Music Hall of Williamsburg September 15

Rock singer Meg Myers

Crowned a genuine rock goddess” by the Associated Press, Meg Myers is a singer songwriter with cathartic and healing music. The Tennessee native takes her most recent release, Take Me To The Disco —  a dark-pop effort at reclaiming her painful past through menacing tunes — on the road for her national tour. Hit songs include “Lemon Eyes,” “Desire,” and the newly released “Numb.”

“I came from this grunge, punk-rock background, but I always wanted to write catchy pop songs,” Myers says. “I just didn’t have the technical knowledge to make them work. But I grew up listening to well-crafted songs. I loved Sting, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac. That’s what I was drawn to. I love the simplicity of a great song, I just didn’t realize how hard that was to capture in a recording. That’s why working with Rosen is so great. It was like, ‘Okay, I found this guy I can write songs with and who is really good at turning everything into pop, while still letting me be myself.'”

You can catch Myers at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 North 6th Street) on October 1. Doors open at 7:30; concert starts at 8:30 with Adam Jones opening. Tickets are just $20!

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Thursday Spotlight: “Dave’s Waves Sonic Luncheonette” Lets The Earth Sing and Ring

For two weekends in September (14-16 and 21-23) the Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Avenue) and experimental composer David First team up to present Dave’s Waves Sonic Luncheonette. Below, David gives an overview of what inspired the project, all its previous incarnations, and what to expect during the two weekends.

Greenpointers: How’d the idea for a sonic restaurant come about?

David First: I was asked to participate in an exhibition in Lier, Belgium in 2002. At the time I had begun mucking around in the area of brainwaves and binaural beats because it was something I had already been doing in my music. The “new age” community likes to make a correlation between the alpha brainwave range and the Schumann resonances, so, of course I found a trove of fascinating, fantastical stuff online that I dove into unconditionally. When I decided I wanted to present this work in Lier, the idea of making it a restaurant where you order these different compositional “dishes” from a menu seemed like a fun way to do it. Continue reading

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Name Those Streets: Oh Pep!’s Latest Video Was Shot In Greenpoint!

Oh Pep! music video

The latest music video from Aussie pop rockers Oh Pep!, What’s The Deal With David?, was shot all over Greenpoint. We spotted juicy shots of Ramona, Threes and the Transmitter Park Pier… Does your doorstep make a cameo? What other Greenpoint locales can you identify?

Of course, this is far from the first video or film to be shot in our beautiful neighborhood. Check out our list of films shot in North Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Tantalizing Exhibit SKINS Opens on Friday

Kyle Du-Vunn, Deep Creek, 2018, Acrylic and marker on watercolor paper, 16 x 12″

Nudity is a theme no stranger to the artist. As Greenpoint Terminal Gallery states, “The nude is our most essentialized form. It is us at our most vulnerable, without emblematic costume signifying class, culture, or personality. In our nakedness, we lose signifiers of our hierarchies and become our animal selves — natural, innocent, without pretense.”

To see such art on full display, visit the gallery on 67 West Street (Suite 320) from September 7–15 and October 6–20 to experience SKINS, the gallery’s latest exhibit. SKINS is, per the gallery, “a celebration of the body, in its pure, natural vulnerability and beauty. It is also a reminder that we are always both separate and whole.”

An opening reception will be held this Friday from 7–10 PM. For a full roster of participating local artists, see below!

Heather Benjamin
Mark Ryan Chariker
Madeline Donahue
Jenna Gribbon
Kate Klingbeil
Katarina Janeckova
Haley Josephs
Irena Jurek
Doron Lanberg
Sophia Narrett
Jenny Morgan
Rebecca Morgan
Emilia Olsen
Danielle Orchard
Erin Riley
Leonard Reibstein
Emma Stern
Margaux Valengin
Kyle Vu-Dunn
Lily Wong

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VENDOR CALL!! Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market (December 2)

Poster art by Ana Risquez

Calling all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc!! Join us for some wintry snowscape fun inside the cozy Greenpoint Loft on December 2, 2018!

Fill out this form to apply!

Our most popular market of the year, we are expecting up to 4,000 visitors, a full day of free fun activities, live music, and festive cocktails.

Deadline to register is October 10th but we start accepting on a rolling basis and this year, accepted Fall Market vendors will have the option to reserve a space in this year’s Holiday Market too!

NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you don’t meet this criteria, email [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities and help support local!

Questions? Email Yuka at [email protected]

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VENDOR CALL!! Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market (October 28)

Poster art in collaboration with Miss V

On Sunday October 28, 2018 we’re celebrating the end of harvest and welcoming the winter solstice with an otherwordly Samhain themed market! At this time, we’re looking for all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. to apply to be a vendor.

Fill out this form to apply!

As with every market, we are expecting 3,000+ visitors, a full day of free fun activities, live music, and festive food & drinks, in the beautiful Greenpoint Loft.

This year, accepted Fall Market vendors will have the option to reserve a space in this year’s Holiday Market too!

Deadline to register is October 5th but we start accepting on a rolling basis so the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can secure a spot.

NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you don’t meet this criteria, email [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities and help support local!

Questions? Email Yuka at [email protected]

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There is a Pop-up Pencil Museum Devoted to Eberhard Faber Pencils on Staten Island!

The Pencil Museum, via NYC Parks

Greenpoint’s beloved Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory is a landmark, coworking space, and home to us, your trusty Greenpointers staff. But, the Faber family itself called the north shore of Staten Island home. They lived on the land that is now Faber Pool and Park.

Right now, in that park, there is a pop-up “Pencil Museum” honoring the history of pencils, manufacturing, and the Faber family, in New York City.  Continue reading

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