Being consistent with exercise has never come easy to me. Even though I like the exhilarating feeling of a good post-workout sweat, it’s getting up and actually going that is my challenge. My mind would make up all kinds of excuses to avoid going to the gym, everything from the bad weather to just not feeling like it, but mostly I would tell myself that I don’t have time.
The fact that for several years, I’ve managed to go to [email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) at least once per week is a telltale sign of its appeal. I find [email protected] to be a warm, welcoming environment that distinguishes itself from your run-of-the-mill commercial gyms, and their signature Introversion Training whips me into shape in 30 minutes.
Self-proclaimed as a”Zen Chill Zone,” I can say from personal experience that [email protected] feels like a wellness sanctuary, rooted in the neighborhood but with elements reminiscent of exotic parts of the world. After a long week of work, I come here, push my muscles into exhaustion in the most meditative way. Continue reading →
Sign up to tour the A/D/O Workspace tomorrow, August 15 during the open house for Workspace membership opportunities. The A/D/O Workspace is a collaborative environment designed for creative professionals to enhance their businesses and cultivate meaningful connections with other creators. With 24/7 access to the facility and the ability to utilize state-of-the-art fabrication tools, the Workspace offers designers flexibility and essential resources for a variety of creative practices. Special membership rates and perks will be offered exclusively to attendees of the open house.
* North Brooklyn XR Group Launch @ Our Lady of Mt Carmel (275 N 8th St) 730pm, FREE, how do you see yourself taking part in this ongoing fight to save life on this planet? RSVP * Executive Committee Meeting — Community Board 1, Brooklyn @ CB1 District Office (435 Graham Ave) 630pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Silly Karaoke Showdown! @ Brooklyn Comedy Collective (579 Metropolitan Ave), 930pm, $10, , More Info ♫ Color Collage, Atlas Engine, The Foxy Johnstons @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 730pm, $10, jazzy soulful blues, Buy Tix
* Lentol & Salazar Town Hall Recap of 2019 NYS Legislative Session @ Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room (86 Kent Ave), 6pm, FREE, come hear about the groundbreaking bills passed this year and learn about goals for next year’s legislative session, More Info ♦Movies Under the Stars: “Blade Runner” – Director’s Cut (1982) @ 50 Kent Pop-up (50 Kent Ave), 8pm, FREE, More Info # Chicken Parm Dinner @ Archestratus (160 Huron St) 630pm, $30, an evening of Sicilian, family-style food inspired by Nonna, Buy Tix * Books and Brews @ Threes (113 Franklin St), 6pm, FREE, toast the soon to open new library (a portion of drink sales will be donated to Friends of the Greenpoint Library) or order some delicious food from the Purslane run kitchen! Bring a used book and swap books with a new friend! More Info
Theresa Buchheisteris a successful artist because she is a generous one; through multiple festivals and off-the-beaten-path venues, clandestine locales and dive hives, she has created myriad opportunities for creators of various stripes to express themselves and their craft. How fitting that she should rise to be The Brick’s new Artistic Director.
The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue) has long been a haven for comediennes, interpreters of classics, and everything in between. Now, Theresa — founder of the lauded and Brooklyn-based Exponential Festival — takes her vast producorial and artistic know-how to Williamsburg’s vital and ever-evolving destination for cutting-edge theatrical experience. Get to know this indefatigable artist in this week’s Thursday Spotlight!
Greenpointers: We cover artists in Greenpoint, Bushwick, and Williamsburg — but it’s certainly not uncommon for folks to move in and out of the boroughs. If memory serves, you’ve moved around quite a bit during your time in New York, but so much of your work has touched these neighborhoods, right?
Theresa Buchheister: Indeed. The first shows I did in the early 2000s were more in the East Village and LES, as that is where weird and wild stuff was still happening. But, as that started to really really change around 2008, I found myself more and more in Brooklyn doing shows in the backs of CC Rentals (as part of the Night Market), on boats on the Gowanus Canal (with Jeff Stark), and in DIY music venues (RIP Silent Barn, Secret Project Robot, Shea Stadium, soon The Glove), as well as lovely theatrical spaces, like The Brick.
Title:Point was a part of Silent Barn for almost four years, and that was the first home we ever had. It really taught us a lot about what is possible when you have even a little patch of land to build on. Vital Joint is in East Williamsburg and we started doing things there almost three years ago, which has also been a great home base, especially being on the same block as Panoply Performance Lab, now called Parallel. There is a vibrance that comes from relentlessly working with artists of all practices and learning from them and also struggling to make things work — I have dealt with more dead rats and sewage and toilets than I ever predicted I would.
I love Brooklyn. It is my home. It is where amazing people live and venues come and go. But we all still keep finding ways.
♫ Elgin Marbles and Psychic Lines @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More Info ☺ Limited Resources @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $10 suggested,More Info ♫ Drum Spiral @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 730pm, $15-$20 suggested, learn drum techniques that will help to travel more freely through soundscapes, More Info ♦ Surprise Great Movie – Cinema unter National @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), 645pm, $12, trust the judgment of the curator, who merely promises it’ll be a movie you may not have heard of but one you’ll not easily forget, Buy Tix
* Stargazing on the Transmitter Pier @ Transmitter Park, 830pm, FREE, a tour of the world beyond the nocturnal skyline. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and the Moon are possible sightings, More Info ♫DJ Eric Umble and DJ Despina @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 5pm, FREE, Happy Hour jam sessions featuring craft cocktails, drink specials and live performances, More Info * Women’s Networking Bottle Share @ Threes (113 Franklin St), 8pm, $15, Poke around in your beer fridge, find that bottle you’ve been stashing for the perfect occasion and join Hop Culture for a night of networking, learning, conversing, and (of course) drinking, Buy Tix ♫♦ Community Art Show + Dance Party @ Magick City (37 Box St), 7pm, FREE, More Info
♫ North Brooklyn Parks Alliance Party! @ Villain (307 Kent Ave), 9pm, $25, VICE, NBPA, and Treble.FM throw a party for Brooklyn parks to be beautified and preserved, Buy Tix # Cookbook Club: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicio[email protected] Archestratus (160 Huron St), 7pm, FREE, drop by with your favorite dish from the cookbook on —all are welcome! It’s a potluck party, Buy Tix ♫ Sample Sale Wednesday Funk Party @ Ponyboy (632 Manhattan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info ^ Sob Sisters: A True Crime Conversation @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 7pm, FREE ,an exciting conversation with these three incredible crime authors, More Info
#♫ Magic Hour Market @ 139 Powers St, 4pm, FREE, Music, refreshments, and fun surprises throughout the day – while browsing an incredible assortment of wares from local vendors, More Info ♫Sauce: Mani & the Wildflowers and No Intimate @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), FREE, wide-ranging series of Happy Hour jam sessions featuring craft cocktails, drink specials, and live performances, More Info ☺ Web Catz Comedy @ Crystal Lake (647 Grand St), 7pm, FREE, a weekly standup comedy show, More Info ♫ Brooklyn Brass Bash: Dingonek and the Voodoo Club @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 9pm, $10 suggested, More Info
Brooklyn celebrates artists of all stripes, but it’s rare you get one as versatile as Josh Craig. A professional DJ and, now, also a zine publisher, Josh has been a staple in the Brooklyn community for a few years. Now, he’s pulling double duty as he paves the way for his new publication, 11-18. Get to know this disk-spinning neighbor in this week’s Thursday Spotlight!
Greenpointers: Do you live in the neighborhood, and if so for how long? How’s it treated you?
Josh Craig: Currently I’m residing in Mallorca, Spain but I’ve been in Greenpoint for a good three years now. It’s treated me well. I’ve made some solid relationships, leveled up as a creator here and built my 1st home recording studio.
How did you get your start as a DJ, and what advice would you share with young artists getting their start?
I got my start DJing as a kid in New Jersey going to DMS parties on Fulton Street in Newark and making mix CDs for my friends with the Jersey Club tracks everyone loved at the raves we attended. Those mix CDs were my first stab at DJing. It wasn’t until I moved to Bushwick like six, seven years ago that I started playing records in clubs. Shouts to KLIENFELD of Suavehaus who put me on game.
The advice I have for any young artists getting started is to play what you feel in ya heart. Play your friends music not just top 40. Support only what is real and invest in some turntables. Vinyl helps too.
♫ Brasil Summerfest @National Sawdust (80 N 6 St.), 7pm, album release show by Sessa (Garotas Suecas) and the US debut of Ceará based artist Ilya, Buy Tix * New York’s Infrastructure Creek @ Greenpoint Ave and Kingsland Ave, 630pm, $35, Explore the city’s largest sewer plants, tunnels, draw and truss bridges, rail yards, and more, Buy Tix ♫ Compost Workshop @ Domino Park (Grand St and Kent Ave), 6pm, FREE, learn the full life cycle of organic waste. Get your hands dirty and see how dinner scraps get turned into a vital nutrient rich soil, RSVP * Pay-By-Donation Pilates @ North Brooklyn Farms(320 Kent Ave), 7pm, , grab your mat and swing by the farm for a full body workout; proceeds go to Project Purple, More Info
# Our Sicilian Vegan Dinner@ Orchestrates (160 Huron St), 630pm and 830pm, $30, An evening of Sicilian, family-style food inspired by Nonna, Buy Tix ♫♦35s & 45s Exhibition #7 Opening @ Ponyboy (632 Manhattan Ave) 8pm (gallery) 12am (party), FREE, 35s & 45s bring together two classic mediums of art in one space as a celebration of the vinyl and film cultures, More Info * Green Series: Extinction Rebellion @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 630pm, FREE, a snapshot into the climate crisis and a global movement for a solutionl, More Info ♫ Sleep on It, Like Pacific, Homesafe @ Kingsland (269 Norman Ave), 6pm, $15, Buy Tix
♫ Make America Humane @ Cantina Cumbancha (232 N 12 St), 7pm, benefit in support of organizations working to close detention centers, reunite families, and provide legal representation to asylum seekers at the southern border, Buy Tix ♦ SummerStarz Free Movies in the Park: “Coco” @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, More Info ♫ The Space Lady @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, $20, Buy Tix ♦♫ Samaritan – Urban Imprint Dance Series @ A/D/O/ (29 Norman Ave), 7pm, $25, a unique dance performance, Buy Tix
Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Avenue) is now hosting Sunset Songs, a five-part series curated by IAMSOUND at Lemon’s — the newest summer rooftop concept by Jon Neidich and Golden Age Hospitality. Zsela, a rising singer and songwriter of melodic, folksy ballads popular with the bicoastal art and fashion scene, recently kicked off the program, and the lineup continues on various Tuesdays this summer.
Attendance to Sunset Songs is free with RSVP, and guests are encouraged to secure their spot early. See below for the full details!
WHO: Sunset Songs curated by IAMSOUND
WHERE: Lemon’s at Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn NY
WHEN: See artwork above for various Tuesday dates from 6–9 PM
* Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting @ North Brooklyn Neighbors (61 Greenpoint Ave 6th Fl), 630pm, FREE, help develop community-based strategies to combat issues of air pollution, legacy toxins, toxic sites, and trash & waste, More Info * Intro to Plant Parenting: Houseplant Fundamentals @ Greenery Unlimited (91 West St), 715pm, $25, plant care essentials such as watering and weekly care will be discussed along with a potting demo and plenty of Q&A time to address your specific questions, Buy Tix ♫ SummerFest 2019 @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St), 730pm, $18, a series of mixed-bill performances highlighting new created movement-based artists happening, Buy Tix * From the Bottom UP: A Chakra Balancing Kundalini Workshop @human @ ease (31 Nassau Ave), 8pm, $35-$40, a Kundalini practice, meditation, breathwork, and focused journaling combined with live music, Buy Tix
♦ Tropic of Trash: Poetry + Performances @ Brooklyn Windwood and Brass (88 Franklin St), 7pm, $5, poets paired with improv performers, More Info ♫Sister Nancy, Love Always, Grace of Spades @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St) 7pm, $27, Buy Tix * Psychoactivism: Psychedelics and the Climate Emergency @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), 7pm, $15, a dialogue on the psychedelic community, the activist community, and the environmental movement at large, Buy Tix ♫ Bowlive VIII featuring Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $25-$30, 10th Anniversary with Soulive, Buy Tix
# A British Summertime Feast @ Archestratus (160 Huron St), 7pm, FREE (until midnight w RSVP), the meal will reflect a side of British cooking that takes inspirations from a nation’s rich agricultural and regional history, Buy Tix ♦ SummerStarz Free Movies in the Park: “Aquaman” @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, wonderful family-friendly movies in the park, More Info ♫ Gaila / Echo Moth (duo) / Matt Ward@ Magick City (37 Box St), 7pm, $45, More Info ♫ J Hoard @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 8pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ SummerFest 2019 @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St), 730pm, $18, a series of mixed-bill performances highlighting new created movement-based artists happening Wednesdays in July, Buy Tix * Walking Tour: Domino Park Design @ Domino Park (Kent Ave and Grand St), 630pm, FREE, learn more about the park’s design process as the lead designer Sanjukta Sen guides an educational tour, More Info ♫ Noisey Nights @ Villain (307 Kent Ave), 7pm, FREE, a recurring music program that brings the most fascinating, original, and music-defining emerging artists to a live stage, More Info * Belle & Sebastian @Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 8pm, $65, Buy Tix
☺ HOT & FUN: Comedy and Karaoke @ Baby Grand (55 McGuinness Blvd), 8pm, FREE, catch NYC’s hottest comedians followed by karaoke, More Info # In Conversation @ Archestratus (160 Huron St) 7pm, $20 – $40, join chef, author, and Bon Appetit food director Carla Lalli Music for a conversation, Q + A, and signing of her new cookbook, Buy Tix ♫ Bliss House Sessions @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St), 730pm, $20, an interactive concert series that submerges you into a fun & friendly community of independent musicians, Buy Tix * Tenant Town Hall @ (66 Clay St), 6pm, FREE, as communities in North Brooklyn are facing displacement, let’s reclaim, remain and rebuild our neighborhood, More Info
♦ SummerStarz Free Movies in the Park @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, wonderful family-friendly movies at Transmitter Park presented by Town Square. This week’s screening is “The Incredibles 2,” More Info ♫ Ethno-Soul Latin-Roots Medicine Music @ Golden Drum (97 Green St #G1), 730pm, $20 suggested, Latin-roots flavor, Hip Hop, Reggae, electro-organic medicine music, and Afro-Soulful sound, RSVP ♫ Riot Avenue – An 80’s Hair Metal Party @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 11pm, FREE (until midnight w RSVP), Come in style and party to the soundtrack from a decade in music which celebrated excess and debauchery, Buy Tix # Grand Opening – Food Truck Fridays @ Smorgasburg (East River State Park), 12pm, FREE, find a curated selection of food trucks and a bar run by Smorgasburg at the corner of N. 6th and Kent Ave, More InfoContinue reading →