Events

Ovenly Studio ONE54 Launches with Baking Classes and an Event Space

Have you walked by Ovenly’s second space at 154 Franklin St. yet and wondered what’s going on? Well, here’s the scoop: They just announced the launch of Studio ONE54 and is now offering baking classes and an event space.

With a full kitchen in the front and a private backyard patio, you can gain some baking skills taught by one of their in-house instructors or guest chefs. Their debut class will feature none other than their signature Brooklyn Blackout cake, where you will learn how to frost and pipe your own 6-inch, two layer cake in just about two hours. And the icing on the cake? Getting to go home with some scrumptious well-earned treats. Continue reading

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Local Love Blooms: Greenpointers Annual Spring Market Returns With Groovy Flower Power! (Sun, April 7)

A packed house at our seasonal markets

Spring into peace, love, and local business! Our sensational Flower Power Spring Market returns to the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, fifth floor) on Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 7 PM.

This far out event will spotlight local vendors, indie artists, and neighborhood artisans of all stripes. Thousands of neighbors and guests flock to buy and see the fruit of these artists’ labors.

The Greenpoint Loft will transfigure into a floral kingdom of hippy love and neighborhood harmony. 60+ highly curated vendors will be hawking their wares, and an exciting lineup of FREE dreamy activities awaits:

As always, our Flower Power Photobooth will be donned with an art installation made in collaboration with artist Colleen Blackard for professional photos shoots by Gustavo Ponce Photography. It’s going to be as gorgeous as the roses in our last market, so stop by, throw up the peace sign, and say, “Groovy!” Continue reading

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Memories of a 90s Childhood in Williamsburg Recalled in Group Photo Exhibit

Before the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront ushered in dozens of luxury buildings with the 2005 rezoning, the yearning to create something out of nothing permeated the native youth in the 1990s recalls Dominic Bielak, who was born and raised with his identical twin brother Damian on Berry Street.

Dominic and Damian in McCarren Park in 1999

“Things felt neglected,” Dominic said recalling the days when he would explore the abandoned, decrepit industrial buildings near the Williamsburg waterfront.

A group photo exhibition, “I CAN BE PRETTY TOO” from the creative collective The Brooklyn Social Club, which includes the Bielak twins and photographer Terrence Miele, will showcase 90s-era photos from their forthcoming book on Friday, March 29, at the Sideshow Gallery (319 Bedford Ave.) at 7 p.m. The show will be displayed through March 31st.

 

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Williamsburg Waterfront. North 7th Street and Kent Avenue. 1991. Photograph by Ted Barron. When me and my brother were young this was our playground. In some ways it was dangerous and it other ways it was safe. It felt safe for us always maybe because we were small and Naive from the worlds dangers. No one bothered you here and no one owned it so you were able to get away with anything and everything. My dad used to come here and go fishing and drinking with his polish friends and sometimes catch a fish maybe to eat it or throw it back into the east river restoring its life. #Williamsburg #Brooklyn #Film #Photo #Photography #Pretty #Escape #Greenpoint #Williamsburgbridge #Home #Family #documentary

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Tonight: Greenpoint YMCA’s Annual Campaign Kickoff

 

The Greenpoint YMCA (99 Meserole Ave.) will host its annual campaign kickoff event tonight (3/21) at 6 p.m. at the Early Childhood Center (176 Java St.). Donations can be made here.

The Greenpoint YMCA’s programming includes Early Childhood programsswim lessonspersonal training sessionskids’ classes, and afterschool programs; the schedule is available here.

In 2015, the Greenpoint YMCA expanded its early childhood center to include 5 classrooms (up from two) and doubled student capacity to 135 students from 65 students.

 

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Enid’s Final Two Weekends Take Shape

(Enid’s crew)

Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave.), will close on March 31st, meaning you have less than two weeks to say goodbye in person. The neighborhood bar and restaurant originally opened in 1999 and is going out with a series of dance parties:

Friday 3/22One More Time Throwback Party

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Ice Cream Tasting, Purim, Our Damn Selves Market and Romance Partici-Party! — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/20-3/26)

WEDNESDAY 3/20

# Pantry Party: PRESERVING CITRUS, a class @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 6pm, $35, Learn about fermentation. Go home with a new recipe, and a jar of something delicious, Buy Tix
♫ Spring Equinox Supermoon Sound Bath @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 7pm and 9pm, $21-$33, Buy Tix
♦ Vimeo Staff Picks with Live Director’s Commentary #2 @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Avenue), 7pm, $18, Buy Tix
♫ Purim: Night Of A Thousand Faces @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, $30, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 3/21

# Between Two Whales: Chinese/Japanese Influence on Korean Cuisine @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $35, Buy Tix
♦ A Collection of Shorts: The Illusionist’s Reality @ Transmitter (1325 Willoughby Ave.) 7pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Godcaster/ Starla/ Great Crane/ Buka/ In Spirit
@ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $10, More Info
♫ Gui Boratto (live), Gilles Wasserman, L&L&L Record Club @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Open Jazz Session Launches at Warsaw for Monthly Series

Warsaw Jazz Sessions launched in Feb. 2019

A monthly live jazz night for local musicians and jazz-appreciators launched last month in Greenpoint hosted by keyboardist Jesse Lynch. The second session happens on Wednesday, March 20th, at Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Lynch, a Greenpoint-based pianist began hosting live jazz sessions at a Greenpoint loft last year under the name Brooklyn Vortex. With the Warsaw Series, he hopes to bring together local jazz players to exercise their improv skills.

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North Brooklyn Angels Hosts First Annual Luncheon Gala (3/27) in Greenpoint

The Angelmobile in action

The non-profit organization North Brooklyn Angels, that prepares fresh and healthy meals for the hungry, is hosting its first annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Luncheon on Wed. March 27th, at 12 p.m. at Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.); tickets are available here.

Angels at work

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Recycle And Exchange at the Stop ‘N Swap in Williamsburg Saturday (3/16)

The environmentally focused non-profit organization GrowNYC is hosting a “Stop ‘N’ Swap” on Saturday, March 16th, at the Williamsburg Community Center (195 Graham Ave.) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees can bring their unwanted housewares and clothes (see below) to donate and exchange for other items; from GrowNYC:

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.

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Calico Relaunch, Cabinet of Curiosities and Art @ Three’s — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/13 – 3/19)

WEDNESDAY 3/13

♦ Outside the Lines: A Monthly Artmaking Program for Adults @ Bushwick Library (340 Bushwich Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, looking to create and connect with other artists in a relaxed setting? Brooklyn Public Library’s Bushwick branch is proud to bring you a brand new, therapeutic, and fun artmaking program just for adults. More Info
^ WORD Presents Hampton Fancher and Mary-Beth Hughes @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, $5, a guide to the craft of screenwriting and an evening with the screenwriter of Blade Runner, Buy Tix
♫ Ilegal Wednesdays: Night Powers, TaDA!, China Wyte @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Avenue), 7:30pm, $10, More Info
♫ Paul Arámbula, Kindnεss, Basil Leaf, Mitchell Keaney @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $7, More Info

THURSDAY 3/14

# Timballo Dinner @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 6:30pm, $30, Buy Tix
♫ Alex Zhang Hungtai (fka Dirty Beaches) @ San Damiano Mission (85 N. 15th St.) 8pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ Frank/ieConsent Album Release w/Holy People,Cal Fish,Boiled Wool @ Rubulad (Secret Location), 8pm, $8-10, More Info
♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, $10, More Info Continue reading

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