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Four of Wands Wellness Collective: Self-Care and Community

Four of Wands Wellness Collective Williamsburg Store Window
Four of Wands exterior; all photos via Four of Wands

Four of Wands Wellness Collective (349 Leonard Street) is a self-care studio in Williamsburg, where people can find different kinds of holistic treatments, classes, handmade gifts, and a community space. Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist Daru Oda wanted to create a space for  doing “what makes you happy. We forget to do things that are fun or to expand our minds. At Four of Wands, we can take care of ourselves for an hour.”

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Brooklyn Bazaar’s Restaurant Brooklyn Star is Having a Tasting Party with Free Food and Everyone’s Invited (Wed, 9/21)

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Did you know that the recently opened Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) has a full time restaurant? The Brooklyn Star is open every Tuesday through Sunday and is inviting friends and neighbors for a tasting party this Wednesday, Wed Sept 21, from 6pm – 9pm.

Complimentary food will be served from the full restaurant menu.
Come enjoy Fried Chicken, Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese, Ham Hock Collard Greens, Chili Frito Pie, Corn Dogs & More!

Be sure to RSVP and check it out!

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Sidewalk Art Fair This Weekend To Support Clinton Campaign

Sidewalk fair for Hillary

Want to support your favorite candidate and get some sweet art to hang on your apartment walls? A neighborhood sidewalk fair—featuring artwork from dozens of well-known contemporary artists—will raise money for Hillary Clinton and the down-ticket Senate and Congressional candidates this weekend in Williamburg.

HUMBOLDT STREET FOR HILLARY: DEM JAM 2016 will take place from 2-6 pm on Humboldt Street between Skillman and Jackson in Williamsburg, 3 blocks from the Graham Avenue L train stop this Sunday, September 25.

Hillary T-shirt design by Wendy White
T-shirt design by Wendy White

This charming D.I.Y. event will feature all kinds of homemade food (including Exotic Hot Dogs: Chicago, Kimchi & Muffaletta, Vegetable Ban Mi, BBQ Brisket & Carnitas Buns
Fruit & Veggie Skewers, A Cornucopia of Homemade Baked Goods and Candies, Togarashi Popcorn, Little Kids’ Lemonade), beverages and bake sale items, strolling fiddlers and ukelele players, beanbag games designed by artist David Sandlin, beautiful crafts by Renee Riccardo, Rhonda Wall, Robin Goldwasser and others, t-shirts designed by Wendy White and silkscreened on-site by Kayrock Screenprinting, art book sale by Paul Laster, and a silent auction of works by many contemporary artists. Continue reading

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Three Participatory Budgeting Meetings This Week Offer Greenpointers Opportunities to Enhance Community

pb-meetingCitizens of North Brooklyn looking to ameliorate their community have three opportunities this week to directly affect some change through New York City Council’s Participatory Budgeting program. As described on the City Council’s website, Participatory Budgeting is “a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.” Each year, NYC council members decide whether they want their districts to participate in the PB process, and then spend a year organizing public meetings, speaking to members of their communities and getting an idea of what sorts of projects citizens need and want most.

Thanks to City Council Member Stephen Levin, the opportunity is being afforded to District 33, which includes Greenpoint and Williamsburg. This year, there’s $1.5 million dollars allocated. You’ve got three opportunities this week to go pitch your own ideas and hear ideas of fellow community members. The schedule for the remaining meetings is as follows:

  • Monday, Sep. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Spanish Church (161 South 3rd St.)
  • Tuesday, Sep. 20 at 6:00 p.m. at The Greenpoint Library (107 Norman St.)
  • Thursday, Sep. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at The Actor’s Fund (160 Schermerhorn St.)
  • Tuesday, Sep. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at WeWork Brooklyn Heights Office (195 Montague St.)
  • Wednesday, Sep. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Independence Towers Community Center (114 Taylor St.)

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Weekend Art Roundup: Sept 16 – 20

Bill Murray inquiring about lemonade out front of Paulie Gee's.
Bill Murray inquiring about lemonade outside of Paulie Gee’s.

Hey guys,

There are exactly 10 cool things happening and around Greenpoint this weekend. Eleven if you count Bill Murray bartending at 21 Greenpoint, but that doesn’t count, does it? There are at least 10 cool things happening this weekend.

I double dog dare you to get to more than three of these events. Choose wisely!

See you in the streets,

Andy

 

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Bill Murray Bartending In Greenpoint: You Will Receive Total Un-Consciousness

River Styx is closing
The old River Styx. We were told when it closed that the disco ball would likely remain in the new space.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention some big Greenpoint news reported on a lot of other sites, which is that Greenpoint restaurant River Styx (21 Greenpoint Ave.) is reopening as 21 Greenpoint this weekend after a closure and a fire. We said goodbye to their spectacular nachos weeks ago, and now Sean Telo, (previously executive chef at Extra Fancy, also a young’un), has taken over the kitchen, serving up fare sourced from local farms. Gone are the tiki-inspired drinks that led to a glorious headache the day after River Styx’s swan song closing party, and new beverage director is Sean McClure, who comes via Le Bernardin, Dirty French, and Daniel.

Oh, and the legendary Bill Murray will be tending bar at the revamped and renamed space, this Friday and Saturday night starting at 7pm. In case you needed another reason to check it out.

Update: Gothamist has reported that the restaurant will not be open to the public during this time.

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GIVEAWAY! The Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival is Back with 125+ Local and Seasonal Brews (9/24)! Win Two Tickets!

2016brooklynpour_posterBrooklyn Pour – NYC’s Largest One Day Beer Festival – is back! The 6th annual event, presented by the Village Voice (Saturday, September 24th from 3PM – 6PM at Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble St) has grown to epic proportions.

With 125+ local & seasonal craft brews, expanded tastings including mead, hard seltzer and root beer, ciders and liquor for all guests, a gaming area, adining hall presented by The Astor Room, the retro supper club of Kaufman Astoria Studios, take-home souvenirs for all, sizzling surprise prizes, fun contests, amped up DJ booth & MORE, this is gonna be one amazing day of tantalizing tasting and glorious gulping.

2016brooklynpour_image1We have a pair of General Admission tickets ($110 value) to give away.

To enter: In the comments, tell us what your favorite craft beer is.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 20th, 11:59pm.

A winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email Wednesday (9/21).

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Rock the Pulaski, Moon Meal, Cinder Block Comedy – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/14–9/20)

Use discount code "GPERS16" for 30% off tickets (image via The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center)
image via The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center

[sponsored] TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint
East River State Park (90 Kent Ave)
1pm, $35–$100, More info and 30% Discount Code
An annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor, now entering its 7th year. This block party–style event features samples from 50+ of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations, and much, much more.

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

12508875_1096479303758294_5491734166576474348_nWEDNESDAY 9/14
^ Banned But Translated @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Members of the PEN America Translation Committee read from translations of books that have been banned in other countries, More info
☺ Cinder Block Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 1opm, FREE, Hosted by Gabe Pacheco and Sameer Naseem, with Sarah Kennedy, Eman El-Husseini, Myq Kaplan, and more, More info

THURSDAY 9/1514066232_10153896022020679_8487956206276721647_o
♦ “Slow Silent” Opening Reception
@ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6pm, FREE, Recent works by Eric Otto, More info
♦  New Red Wine Release & “Geometries”
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A solo exhibition of work by Matti Havens, plus $2 off glasses of BOE 2013 Social Club Red, More info
♫ Gimme Tinnitus Presents @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Parlor Walls / Natural Velvet / Weeping Icon / Plaque, RSVP

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FREE Tuesday Night Screenings at Brooklyn Night Bazaar Starting Tonight! (9/18)

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Knife in the Water (Noz W Wodzie) was the first feature film effort of Polish director Roman Polanski.

Yay, comeback kid Brooklyn Bazaar has made its way back to Greenpoint and has reimagined the Polonaise building (150 Greenpoint Ave) to bring us a neighborhood funhouse equipped with a restaurant, live music, mini golf, ping-pong, private room karaoke, a night market, and now FREE Tuesday night movie screenings starting tonight! 

In partnership with Nitehawk Cinema, tonight’s screening features Polish director Roman Polanski’s first feature film Noz W Wodzie (Knife in the Water), and is an appropriate choice for a neighborhood known as Little Poland in a venue where many Polish weddings took place.

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