Events

National Hot Dog Day, Epic Ride, Weird Science and Glitter Punk Extravaganza — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/18 – 7/24)

WEDNESDAY 7/18

* National Hot Dog Day @ Clinton Hall (247 Metropolitan Ave.), 11am, $7, celebrate all day with Kimchi Hot Dogs, More Info 
♫ POPC Rooftop Party & Fundraiser
@ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Avenue), 6pm, $10, DJs til late! POPC is an arts nonprofit that aims to amplify the voices of underrepresented people and causes through arts and performance, More Info
☺ No Cool Kids @ Starr Bar (214 Starr St.), 8pm, FREE, comedy about akward youth, RSVP
Titanic @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, FREE, spend the evening with Jack and Rose, RSVP
♫ Noah PC Presents A Very Bad Room Special @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, more info

THURSDAY 7/19

♦ RU Exhibition: Scrims & Blurs @ El Museo de Los Sures (120 S. 1st. St.) 6pm, FREE, a navigable pathway of paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs and partially site-specific installations, More info
♦ Disassembly : Brooklyn. Opening Celebration. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) 6:30pm, FREE, a participatory art installation that explores our obsession with technology and the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, RSVP
* Beauty Rituals Panel @ Anima Mundi (35 Noble St.), 6:30pm, $30, join a conversation on the meaning of “Beauty,” and explore rituals and self care. Start with a special blended Beauty Elixir tea,  delve into a panel discussion, and conclude with a DIY Customizable Vegan Chap stick Class, Buy Tix
☺ Laugh Riots Comedy Showcase @ GAMBA Forest (17 Division Pl.), 7pm, $5-7, Buy Tix
♫ Fitness & Wild Moccasins, Shiffley @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
* Stargazing on the Transmitter Pier @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Avenue.), 8:30pm, FREE, Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will provide telescopes to view celestial objects in the night sky on the Transmitter Park pier, More Info

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Stargaze in Transmitter Park Tomorrow Night (Thursday, 7/19)

stargazing in transmitter park, via Instagram
Stargazing in transmitter park, via Instagram

Oscar Wilde famously quipped, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” and often living in New York City feels exactly like that. If you see yourself in the starry-eyed latter group, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY are hosting an evening of stargazing on the Transmitter Park pier this Thursday evening (7/19). You will be guided through a view of celestial objects in the Gotham night sky via telescope and the naked eye. Possible viewings of The Moon, Jupiter, Venus & Mercury!

When: Thursday July 19th, 8:30pm
Where: Transmitter Park, East River Pier
* weather permitting

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North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Summer Solstice Party is This Saturday! (7/21)

Summer Solstice Party at the Boat Yard
Summer Solstice Party at the Boat Yard, 2016
Bonfires, boats and bands! The North Brooklyn Boat Club is holding their annual Summer Solstice bash this Saturday, July 21st! Under the Pulaski Bridge. If you’ve never been before, the event is a unique and fun community gathering with drinks, food, a fire and bands playing on top of a shipping container, right on Newtown Creek at the foot of the Pulaski Bridge. Come one, come all! Proceeds go toward the boat club.
North Brooklyn Boat Club Summer Solstice Party
July 21st | 51 Ash Street, Under the Pulaski bridge
6pm ’till late
$5 at the door
MUSIC: The Reverse Engineers, RYAL, The Listeners, Eliza & The Organix

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Get Your Art On: Two FREE Botanical Illustration Classes (7/20 & 7/25)

illustration by Wendy Hollender
illustration by Wendy Hollender
There’s a handful of figure drawing classes in North Brooklyn, but these two upcoming classes focus on bringing elements of the outdoors into your sketchbook. Both classes are held outdoors, and they’re both FREE!
Botanical Drawing with Gabriel Willow
Friday, July 20 | 4pm-7pm
Kingsland Wildflowers | 520 Kingsland Ave
Free, Suggested donation $10
Drawing plants is a wonderful tool for closer observation of the natural world. Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a journey through the Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop landscape, observing & drawing various plants and flowers as you deepen your connection to nature. No drawing experience required; materials provided.

Botanical Art Workshop with Wendy Hollender
Wednesday, July 25 | 6pm-8pm
Franklin Street Garden | 61 Franklin Street
Free, materials provided
More info, sign up

Greening Greenpoint will be hosting a workshop with professional botanical artist Wendy Hollender. Wendy will lead a botanical illustration and plant biology lesson and all art supplies will be provided.
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Combustion NYC, Happy Family Night Market, The “Godfather of Roller Disco,” and Papi Juice BBQ — What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/11 – 7/17)

Sunday, July 15th | Doors: 10 AM; Kick Off: 11 AM
As the World Cup 2018 narrows in on its victors, Popgun Presents is opening Elsewhere Hall for the full A/V effect this Sunday for the final game, projected onto a massive 30′ x 18′ foot screen and piped through their hifi club sound system. Enjoy drink specials including mimosas & bloody mary’s, with plenty of seating & standing area and perfect sight lines throughout the whole room. There’s no cover, just RSVP and join them for the game! {sponsored}

WEDNESDAY 7/11

♦ Learn The Art of Glass Etching @ Threes (113 Franklin St.), 6:30pm, $45, You get two rocks glasses or two pint glasses as your canvas, Buy Tix 
* Curious Fox Social: Communication
@ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd.), 7pm, $20, talk about the best communication strategies for non-monogamous relationships, Buy Tix
♦ SummerFest @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St.), 7:30pm, $18, part of Triskelion’s two-week SummerFest featuring 25 short, movement-based works, Buy Tix.
♫ Love Games with Lauren Murada & Finn Jones @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, more info

THURSDAY 7/12

♦ A/D/O Design Seminar with VR Creator Gabo Arora @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) 6:30pm, $10, Gabo Arora, VR creator and the United Nations’ first ever Creative Director talks about his latest VR and UN projects, Buy Tix
# The Multitudes of Miso @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $20-26, learn all about the superfood that is Miso, Buy Tix
* The Floasis presents: Combustion NYC
 @ House of YES (2 Wycoff Ave.), 7pm, $25-30, Celebrate fire arts with a flamed packed variety show, Buy Tix
♫ Horoscope / Dolce / L’éclipse Nue / Endless Chasm + more @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ Tropical Past & Future After-Party Especial! @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, FREE, More Info

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It’s Carnival Time: The Giglio Feast Is Back!

Last year's Giglio. All photos by Megan Penmann
The 2016 Giglio. All photos by Megan Penmann, from the 2016 OLMC Feast.

If you live anywhere near the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on North 8th and Havemeyer, then certainly you have experienced the majesty that is the Giglio Feast. It’s not just a 12-day church carnival with midway games, ferris wheel, sugary drinks and fried foods, but the fest also carries with it a strong Italian tradition.

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The Best Way to Get From Greenpoint to Riis Park Beach is…

The Epic Ride 2018
Photo via The Epic Ride

Do you love to cycle? Want to explore parts of Brooklyn? And, for a great cause?

Sign up for the Epic Ride for July 21 and you’ll explore parts of Brooklyn’s waterfront from Greenpoint to Riis Beach Park. Discover hidden places and secret far away spots on this fun adventure. You’ll pedal through various neighborhoods, parks, and take in fantastic sights. Plus, there will be refreshments at rest stops, too.

Once you’re done biking, the spectacular continues at the clutch Epic After Party at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar with bands, food, drinks, and even some swimming in the ocean. And there, you’ll also find a complimentary bike valet at the finish line. Need some help with your bike? No worries, you’ll be supported by mechanics and marshals for your bike tune-up needs. For $65, you’ll score big on a mega-cool ride and a spectacular after party. Continue reading

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4th of July, Sex Trivia, Magickal Thinking and Greenpoint History Tour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/4-7/10)

WEDNESDAY 7/4

♫ The Lot Radio 4th of July Block Party @ The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Avenue), 12pm, FREE, More Info 
♫ YES 4th of July Extravaganza @ The House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 2pm, FREE before 5 with RSVP, $10 After RSVP
♫ Good Roof at Dobbin St with Nancy Whang (DJ set) & Love Tempo @ Dobbin St. (64 Dobbin St.), 5pm, $30 at the door, More Info.
♫ Fireworks at The Box House Hotel Rooftop! @ Box House Hotel (77 Box St.), 6pm, $125-150 ticket includes a drink, The first public event at the Box House Hotel, Greenpointers readers get $10 off tickets with the code “GREENPOINTERS,” Buy Tix

THURSDAY 7/5

* Sex Trivia @ Starr Bar (214 Starr St.) 6pm, FREE, more info
♫ High Cost, Roseblood, MVA @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Avenue), 7pm, $10, Buy Tix
^ LAAB Launch ft. Ronald Wimberly
 @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, FREE, a new periodical art magazine about identity, aesthetics and representation, more info
☺ Hot Goss W/ On The DL @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 7:30pm, FREE, improv, More Info

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Rooftop + Fireworks + 8 Hours of Party = An Epic 4th at Elsewhere

The PopGun crew is celebrating Fourth of July on the Elsewhere Rooftop! They’re hosting an eight-hour party with tons of talented local homies spinning house, disco, soul and more all night, plus food and fireworks. Here’s the link to buy tix.

A cook-out provided by Holy Ground BBQ

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper 4th without a cook-out and lucky for you, Holy Ground BBQ will satisfy your munchies with pulled pork, chopped brisket, and char grilled veggies.

Here’s a preview of who’s providing your soundtrack for the 4th:

  • Barbie Bertisch

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Greenpoint History Walking Tour to Benefit the Park Church Co-op Saturday (7/7)

Historical Map of Greenpoint courtesy of Dennis Ward

Beloved neighborhood worship/art space, the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.) has put out a fundraising call to the community. Ace local historian, and Greenpointers contributor, Geoff Cobb has answered that call in a fantastically innovative way! He’ll lead a donation-based historical walking tour of Greenpoint on Saturday, July 7th from 10-11am, and donate all proceeds to the Park Church Co-op.

The tour will meet at the corner of Calyer and Franklin. All are welcome! RSVP here.

What: Walking Tour with Geoff Cobb on Behalf of the Park Church Co-op
When: Saturday, July 7, at 10am.
Where: Franklin and Calyer
Who: Everyone!

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