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Learn to Kick Ass at This FREE Self Defense Class On Saturday 4/7

Mural at Greenpoint Shotokan Karate. Photo: Megan Penmann
Mural at Greenpoint Shotokan Karate. Photo: Megan Penmann

Self-Defense Workshop with POP Gym
Saturday, April 7, 2018 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library – Williamsburgh branch | 240 Division Ave
FREE, All Ages

Boost your confidence and sense of security by attending this class to learn essential self-defense skills. Prepare to sweat and move, and whether you’re a beginner, or have experience, come work it out! 

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BYOB Stop Motion Animation Workshop This Saturday (2/10)!

Stop Motion Social
WHAT: BYOB Stop Motion Social, learn stop motion animation!
WHERE: The Little Animation Studio | 150 Banker Street
WHEN: February 10th & March 9th (separate events, no need to attend both), 7pm-9pm
COST: $30, register online or RSVP to thelittle[email protected]

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Thursday Spotlight: What’s He Building In There? Daniel Gardiner Morris of The Arm

Daniel Gardiner Morris at The Arm. photo: Andy P. Smith

On a quiet stretch of North 7th Street, neighboring the BQE, in the shadows of rising condominiums, lies a glass-front, converted warehouse space. There’s no signage, no buzzer, and from the outside, it’s unclear what is going on inside: a handful of people hover over large gray machines, operating levers and rolling cranks. With just a little imagination it could be a white-walled submarine or some kind of steel widget factory.

“I’ve never hung a sign out front,” says the founder and owner, Daniel Gardiner Morris. “When I have events, I have a little A-Frame sign that I’ll sometimes put on the sidewalk. It’s almost maybe superstitious at this point that I’ve never put a sign up.”

Not knowing what they do in there is one thing. Not knowing it’s there is another—it’s been at that same location since opening in 2004.

Inside, the space is awash in daylight from the large windows. The room itself is longer than it is wide, and lined with silver and grey metal machines, rollers attached, a few rustic wooden cabinets, and in the middle of the room is a grouping of tables topped with posters and wood blocks and artist tools.

Is it beginning to come together? Yes! It’s The Arm (281 N 7th St), Williamsburg’s longstanding public access letterpress studio, which Daniel Gardiner Morris has owned and operated for nearly 15 years.

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Community Call: Help Hosh Yoga Stay in Greenpoint!

Rooftop Yoga by Hosh at the Greenpointers Spring Market

Greenpointers, join us in taking action for our wonderful friends and community pillars at Hosh Yoga. This studio has been a staple of our neighborhood since 2009. And now, the new management company that maintains Hosh Yoga’s space has increased their rent to more than double. Hosh Yoga needs our help to raise funds to move to a new space where they can continue to support our awesome community.

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Peacocking With This Magical Mask Making Workshop 8/10

WHAT: Magical Folding Mask Workshop
WHEN: Thursday August 10, 6:30–10:30pm
WHERE: Chameleon Club Studio
| 622 Broadway
COST: $95, includes all materials and participants will leave with their own folding mask ready for portable partying. Tickets are available on Chameleon Club’s site. Sign up by e-mailing: [email protected]

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Poets, Screenwriters, Fiction & Non-Fiction Writers: Summer Writers Workshops In Greenpoint!

Write Brooklyn
988 Manhattan Ave

Charles Bukowski once said, “writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” For the writerly types, writers block is no joke, but chances are you’d like to tell the world about something more compelling than writers block. If you often put pen to paper or hands to keyboard to hone your craft but could use a little guidance and structure to help complete a project, this workshop series might be for you. Local writers group WriteBrooklyn is launching workshops in Greenpoint next month, at 988 Manhattan Ave—an elegantly designed creative space. The 8-week workshops are taught by experienced filmmakers, writers and poets, range from Screenplays to Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction, and meet on designated evenings. Each of the workshops will set you back $450, but they’ve made room for two scholarships per workshop (which means the lucky recipients attend for free). Check out the list of workshops and instructors here. Continue reading

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If You’re A ‘Plant Killer’ This Workshop Is For You

plants via @tinybloom Instagram
Tiny plants via @tinybloom Instagram

Local atelier 7115 by Szeki (223 Grand St.) is kicking off Spring with a plant propagation workshop hosted by Suji Lee, plant whisperer and ceramicist from tinybloom. Suji will share tips and tricks for taking care of houseplants, and show you two methods of plant propagation, which is an inexpensive and clever way of creating new plants from existing plants.

The workshop is FREE. Get some hands-on knowledge about the magic of plant propagation!
7115 by Szeki | 223 Grand St.
Wednesday, April 26, 7-9pm
RSVP here

Learn more about our workshop instructor Suji here or follow along on her plantstagram @tinybloom.

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Rooftop Gardening at the Greenpoint Library This Thursday (4/27)!

Annie Novak cutting greensRight around this time last year, we interviewed Annie Novak, author of The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Garden or Farm and head farmer at Greenpoint’s own Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. At the Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave.) this Thursday night, you can get a virtual tour from Annie and learn more about how you can turn your out-of-sight space a functioning garden. And even if you don’t have a rooftop and just want get started with some practical gardening tips, this talk will give you the tools you need to “get growing!”

Rooftop Gardening With Annie Novak
Greenpoint Library | 107 Norman Ave.
Thursday, April 27 | 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

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Namaste to Spring on Greenpoint Loft’s Roof Deck with Hosh Yoga this Sunday (4/9)

Rooftop Yoga with Hosh Yoga Summer Market 2015

Forecasts are looking good for this Sunday, April 9th and it’s going to be the perfect time to head outside and om your way to health and wellness during the season of renewal and awakenings!

Hosh Yoga will be hosting two sessions on Greenpoint Loft’s beautiful roof deck overlooking the Manhattan Skyline and East River during our Greenpointers Spring Market in Celebration of Earth.

Schedule and Details:

2PM with Stefanie
4PM with Stefanie

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