Events

Spread Love, It’s The Greenpoint Way: TWO FREE DRINKS at our Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market (Sun, 2/10) Courtesy of Cinch!

The time to sip libations when we’re thirstay is almost upon us because THIS SUNDAY (Feb 10, 1-7PM ) at our Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market, our bar will be stocked with cold refreshing drinks to start your week and hot mulled wine to warm you up. We want every Greenpointer to join us in clinking to this year’s celebration of love and the neighborhood. And you have no excuse because you can have TWO FREE drinks courtesy of Cinch! So grab your boo, Galentine, neighbor, buddy, or just treat yourself 2x to a boozy cozy Sunday as you shop from our 60+ vendors, enjoy roof deck views of the Manhattan skyline, listen to live music, and enjoy any of our FREE fun activities inside the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St).

The deets: Download the Cinch app via this link and use code GP10. You will get a Greenpointers Two Free Drink Reward in your Cinch Wallet, which you can claim at the bar this Sunday (2/10)! Code can be used on Sunday only at the Greenpointers bar. 

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A/D/O to Host Public Forum on Partial L-Train Shutdown (2/19)

How can we use the L train shutdown to inspire change around sustainable mobility in New York and the greater world? That’s the question that will be explored at ReversaL: A Public Forum on The Partial Shutdown of The L-Train, that’s scheduled at A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) on Tue, Feb. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Admission to the public forum is free and you can RSVP here.

Many unknowns remain since Gov. Cuomo intervened last month with the plan to shut down the L train for 15 – 18 months between Manhattan and Brooklyn to make way for construction on the Canarsie Tunnel, which was severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy. As the MTA board awaits approval of the new L train remedy, service will be suspended for nighttime and weekend commuters.

Representatives from the public and private sector will speak at the forum exploring alternative transportation methods and remedies and the list of guests includes Greg Lindsay, urbanist in residence at URBAN-X; Rodrigo Bautista, principal change designer at Forum for the Future; Scott Kubly, chief programs officer at LimeBike; Benjamin Solotaire, community organizer in North Brooklyn and director of participatory budgeting for Council Member Stephen Levin; Toby Moskovits, CEO at Heritage Equity Partners and mop

More guests may be announced ahead of the event, which will also be available to watch on the URBAN-X YouTube Channel shortly after the talk.

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Consider Yourself Tempted… Greenpointers Valentine’s Market (Sunday, 2/10) Vendor Preview!

Open Sea Designs at our Polar Vortex Holiday Market 2018 (photo: Gustavo Ponce)

Can you feel it in the air…? That hard-to-put-your-finger-on feeling that makes you see the whole world in rosy hues? It’s called looove, friends. And it’s what we’re celebrating this weekend a market that takes dreamy to another level!

The Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market is happening Sunday, February 10 from 1-7pm at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St), and we’re in full-blown amore with our incredible vendors. Here’s a quick peek at some of the wares you’ll be able to shop at Greenpoint Loft!—And by the way, if you haven’t already, RSVP here!

If you haven’t heard yet, we’ll be rocking out to live music by Love Always and Kendra Morris, posing in our Vintage Rose Garden photo booth, and sipping lovely local libations provided by Greenpoint Beer & Ale,Brooklyn Gin + BRINS JamBABE Wine, and Brooklyn Boocha. Did we mention that visitors will get to grab TWO FREE DRINKS courtesy of Cinch?

As you shop and frolic, you can partake in a range of charming activities from nail art and tarot readings to floral DIY’s, face painting & much more. See more deets about what we have in store here.

Browse some of the vendors below. We dare you not to get sweet on ’em.


A neighborhood favorite, Adelina’s is a plant based and vegetarian Italian restaurant and natural wine bar in the heart of Greenpoint. They focus on making their food from scratch, sourcing the best ingredients and finding best small production natural wines.  We are so excited to have them join us to serve fresh locally made Italian fare at our market! Follow them on Instagram and stop by their restaurant at 150 Greenpoint Ave if you can’t wait until Sunday!

MLE integrates the artistry of old‐world techniques with modern designs, using high‐quality materials and unique details. All of MLE’s pieces are handcrafted in Greenpoint. Check out her latest creations like “A Gentlewoman’s Agreement” and other special Valentine’s pieces at our market and follow her on Instagram!

 


Check out the rest of our love-at-first-sight-worthy vendors below:

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Nightlife Town Hall with Assemblyman Lentol is Tonight (1/31)

Sunset at The Lot Radio. Photo: Megan Penmann
Sunset at The Lot Radio. Photo: Megan Penmann

Tonight, Assemblyman Joe Lentol is holding a public meeting to address comments and concerns related to nightlife in Williamsburg in Greenpoint at the Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room (86 Kent Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. Ariel Palitz, from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will also be in attendance.

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Super Bowl Events in Greenpoint and Williamsburg

For native New Yorkers, this might be (another) hard Super Bowl to endure as the Patriots are (once again) competing. But if you want to watch Maroon 5 perform while a major sporting event happens to surround it, Greenpointers has a few suggestions of places to go to. Kick off is at 6:30 p.m., so be sure to saddle up early to claim a spot at one of the locales below:
Schimanski (54 North 11th St.)
Watch the Big Game at Schimanski  in Williamsburg on Super Bowl Sunday beginning at 4 PM. The nightclub will televise the game on their 60-foot projection wall, which likely the largest in all of New York City. The kitchen will be open, serving up finger foods including wings, fries, and more while a DJ spins live pre- and post-game. Entry is free before 5 PM and other ticket options include a buffet ticket for one plate ($30) or one that includes a drink ticket for ($10). Table reservations are also available for the best seats in the house by emailing [email protected] For tickets or to RSVP visit here.
Clinton Hall (247 Metropolitan Ave.)
Stop by Clinton Hall Williamsburg where $30 buckets of beer will be served up as well as a big $25 bowl of wings.

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Valentines Wastewater Treatment Tour Registration Opens Thursday (1/31)

Participants on a tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant march towards the digester eggs. Photo: Megan Penmann
Participants on a tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant march towards the digester eggs. (Photo: Megan Penmann)

Registration opens tomorrow Thursday, Jan. 31 at 12 p.m., for the annual Valentines Day tour of the futuristic digester eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The tour will be on Saturday, Feb. 9, with four different sessions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; more info is available here.

Participants on a tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, inside the digester eggs. Photo: Megan Penmann
Participants on a tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, inside the digester eggs. Photo: Megan Penmann

From the NYC Department of Environmental Protection:

The Digester Egg Tour starts with an overview of the wastewater treatment process—an essential part of protecting public health and NYC’s waterways. After, we treat guests to unobstructed views of the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens skylines from the observation deck, a glass-enclosed walkway built atop our state-of-the art digester eggs. Learn more about the Newtown Creek Digester Eggs.

The Digester Egg Tour starts at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek, located in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. We are easy to spot—just look for the bright orange building. The entrance is near the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and Humboldt Street at 329 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222.

Looking out a rainy window at the digester eggs and catwalks. The digester eggs were lit up red for Valentine’s Day 2018. (Photo: Lucie Levine)

Tours take place 3 times a year, in February, April and October, and are free and open to the public, ages 12 and older. Close-toed shoes are a must, and cameras are allowed!

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Pinball, Figure Drawing, Q-Tip Disco, and Super Bowl — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/30 – 2/5)

WEDNESDAY 1/30

♦ Wave, Particle, Duplex by Studio SWINE. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 10am, FREE, More Info
* Pinball with Park Church Co-op @ Sunshine Laundromat (860 Manhattan Ave.), 6pm, FREE, pinball and happy hour, Buy Tix
♦ Secrets of Green-Wood /// Sexless Cocaine Saturday @ The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave.), 8pm, $20, a shadow play with puppets, Buy Tix
♫ Kangaroo~eCOCOBOYS~Henry Something~Jovial Cacophony @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer), 9pm, $7, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 1/31

♦ Drawing Brooklyn Presents: Figure Drawing and Pizza! @ 1oo Bogart (100 Bogart St.), 6:30pm, $15, Buy Tix
# I AM A FILIPINO: Dinner with Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.) 7pm, $50, Buy Tix
♦ Ceremonial Tattoo Artist Lecture with Huitzomitl @ Sacred Arts Research Center (107 Green St. #G55), 7pm, FREE, For the first time in New York, Huitzomitl, a Mexica Ceremonial artist, is going to share his research and practice of traditional tattoo, More Info
☺ Franny and Not Zooey Present A Comedy Show About Comedy @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.), 7pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Ambient Music, Visuals and Yoga Tonight at San Damiano Mission and Park Church Co-op

San Damiano Mission Church (courtesy of Irem Tumer)

Tonight Greenpoint has two intriguing events taking place separately in church spaces.

The freshly restored 200-pipe organ outfitted with MIDI functionality at the San Damiano Mission Church will provide lush sounds in three separate sets from Noah Prebish featuring Angel Deradoorian, Sabine Holler, Dominic Apa and Takuya Nakamura aka SPACE TAK at 21 Nassau Ave. from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; RSVP here with suggested donation of $15 at the door.


The event tonight is also in honor of one the San Damiano priests who will be heading to North Carolina for his next assignment. Here’s a note from Noah Prebish:

Hello all! This Tuesday (the 29th) some friends and I will be hosting an evening of improvised music performed on the San Damiano Mission’s beautiful 200-pipe organ. Recently restored and complete with MIDI functionality, the organ can be played both by hand and electronically, the latter with inhuman speed and accuracy, placing the instrument at a really fascinating intersection between ancient and modern.

In my time working at the Lot Radio the last two and a half years (across the street from the San Damiano Mission) I was able to spend a lot of time playing on and getting to know this totally insane instrument. I also had the pleasure of getting to know Nick and Raphael, the two priests at the church, who have been close friends ever since, generously lending us their space for various creative projects. Nick is leaving San Damiano in the next few days to move to his next assignment in NC, so I wanted to be sure we had one final hurrah while he is still here.

I’ll be performing an improvised set on organ and modular synth, with live accompaniment by my friends Angel Deradoorian and Sabine Holler. Composer, DJ, and cosmic wizard Takuya Nakamura will be performing as well with butoh dance by Azumi O E. Controlling visuals will be video artist Enrique Alba with assistance from multi-talented Dutch visual artist, Sebastiaan Bremer, who created the event’s cover image.

The Park Church Co-op

Closer to McGolrick Park, Secret Yogis is holding a ‘Yoga and SoundDream’ event featuring a gong bath at the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.) from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., registration is free and cash donations are appreciated. Continue reading

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CB1 Transportation Committee Public Meeting Tonight

Grand Street (courtesy of Jim Henderson)

The Transportation Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 1 (CB1), which includes Greenpoint and Williamsburg, will hold its monthly public meeting tonight at the CB1 district office located at 435 Graham Ave from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The agenda is below, and tonight’s meeting will include a discussion on the ‘permanent’ changes to Grand Street as they relate to the Cuomo L train plan.

Agenda for tonight’s meeting

 

 

 

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VENDOR CALL!!! Join our Flower Power 2019 Spring Market on Sunday, April 7th!

Poster art by Ana Risquez of Mozaiko Designs

Spring forth into love, peace, and harmony inside the Greenpoint Loft to celebrate local by supporting small business, indie artists & makers at our annual Sprint Market!

At this time, we are looking for talented creative makers, designers, chefs, purveyors of unique handcrafted works to 2-4k visitors throughout the day.

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If you want to participate as an activity or play music, email us at [email protected]

Our markets are reserved for small local businesses and serves as is a low-risk launchpad for indie makers and crafters. We offset the costs of producing this event with the help of sponsors. If you are a corporation looking to promote your brand, email [email protected] for more information. Continue reading

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