Events

Playing With Failure, Antidote For Everything, Friends of Greenpoint Library Fundraiser, What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/4-3/11)

WEDNESDAY 3/4

# Let Us Taste the Olive Oil @ Archestratus Books & Foods (160 Huron St), 630pm, $10, tasting of an array of artisan olive oils, Buy Tix
* 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton St), 730pm, FREE, join Captain Kathleen Fahey, the 94 Precinct Community Council, and members of the 94th Precinct at the monthly public meeting, More Info
* Community Board 1 Transportation Committee Meting — @ CB1 Office (435b Graham Ave), 630pm, FREE, the monthly public transportation committee meeting, More Info
♫ Real Estate Stripped Back Performance + Q&A + Signing @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St), 7pm, FREE, More Info

 

THURSDAY 3/5

♦ Comedy Showcase Extravaganza @ Old Man Hustle (308 Bedford Ave), 10pm, $12, Buy Tix
Audiopilot w/ Special Guest, Gian-Paul, KC & DeBease @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $10-$15, Buy Tix
♦♫ LAMB/WOLF @ Triskelion Arts’ (106 Calyer St), 8pm, $18, a brutal, sensual tale for anyone who’s felt deeply connected or deeply alone with enough courage to ask themselves, ‘who am I’? Buy Tix
☺ If You’re Happy and You know It: a baby and toddler variety show @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 4pm, $15, a variety show for babies and toddlers (and their parent(s) and caregivers), More Info Continue reading

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Williamsburg’s BQX Workshop is Tuesday (3/3)

The proposed BQX route runs through Berry Street

The city will host a BQX information session tomorrow in Williamsburg in its second push to bring an streetcar near the waterfront from Astoria, Queens to Red Hook, Brooklyn

new BQX website debuted in January as Mayor de Blasio and city’s Economic Development Corporation renewed the push for the transportation project with a series of public workshops.

The community workshops are meant to give the public the chance to “learn about and discuss the BQX planning work that’s been done to date, and the process moving forward.”

Williamsburg’ BQX workshop is Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Bushwick Inlet Park building (Kent Ave. between Quay St. and N. 9 St.) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Continue reading

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The First Nationally Touring Hard Seltzer Fest Comes to Greenpoint

Hard seltzer lovers, rejoice! Seltzer Land, the first nationally touring hard seltzer festival, will come to — where else — the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street) on May 16. Guests will bask in the bubbly, spending the afternoon tasting over 100 hard seltzer varieties while indulging in foods from local hotspots like Mao’s Bao, Fornino, and others. Attendees will dance to live music and enjoy one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, while sipping on hard seltzers from iconic national and beloved local brands. Select hard seltzers brands participating include White Claw, Corona Hard Seltzer, Bon & Viv, Willie’s Superbrew, Crook & Marker, Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water, SeekOut Real Hard Seltzer, and Itz Spritz to name a few.

Tickets starting at $29 are now on sale. There will be two sessions: a brunch session from 12:30 – 3:30 PM and an afternoon party from 5 – 8 PM. VIP ticket holders will get to enter 30 minutes early through an expedited line. In addition, VIPs will enjoy access to an exclusive lounge, full 12oz can, complimentary food samples, and more. Come get fizzy!

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Assemblyman Joe Lentol and Emily Gallagher to Hold Petition Launch Events This Weekend

A map of NY Assembly’s 50th District

Ahead of the June primary election for the New York State Assembly’s 50th District (which includes sections of Greenpoint and Williamsburg), incumbent Joe Lentol and challenger Emily Gallagher will both hold petitioning launch events this weekend with supporters in order to get on the ballot. Continue reading

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Sicilian Dinner, Nobody’s Hosting Drag Race, Bern Fest, Art of SPAM, What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/26-3/4)

WEDNESDAY 2/26

* Meet two of the NYC Comptroller Candidates! @ ABC Child Center (109 Nassau Ave), 6pm, both Council Member Helen Rosethal and State Senator Kevin S. Parker will be available to meet local community members and share their experiences, More Info
Star Wars A Free Comedy Show @ Kinfolk (90 Wythe Ave.), 730pm, FREE, More Info
♫ John Zorn’s Stone Commissioning Series presents: Miles Okazaki and Dan Weiss @ National Sawdust Tracks (80 N 6th St.), 7pm, $25, RSVP
♫ Alice Cohen + Ch 14 Weather Team, Andy Aylward, Transistor Ray @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave.), 8pm, $10, More Info

 

THURSDAY 2/27

♦ First Gallery Opening @ Shop Small Home (100 Freeman St), 7pm, FREE, cartoons done (by your talented, local USPS deliveryman, Carl) w/ marker + paint on canvas, ACCESSIBLY PRICED, More Info
* Parenting in the Age of Climate Change @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St.) 630pm, FREE, how do we talk to our children about climate change? How do we incorporate climate activism into the busy routine of parenting? More Info
# The Art of SPAM @ MOFAD – Museum of Food and Drink (62 Bayard St.), 7pm, $25, an interactive discussion about the history of SPAM, the canned meat, in the Asia-Pacific and its connection to war, class, and nostalgia, Buy Tix Continue reading

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North Brooklyn Pipeline Protestors Call on Governor and Mayor to Stop Construction

Protestors on Sunday called of Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to deny the National Grid pipeline in North Brooklyn.

North Brooklyn residents and community groups are holding a rally outside of a fundraiser for Governor Andrew Cuomo at Giano On The Water (400 Kent Ave.) in Williamsburg to protest National Grid’s fracked gas pipeline, known as the Metropolitan Reliability Infrastructure Project, that is making its way toward Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.

Brownsville saw the start of the 6.8-mile-long pipeline’s construction in 2018, and the project quietly progressed toward North Brooklyn where local residents say that they were only recently informed of the plan.

Small businesses in East Williamsburg have reportedly taken a massive hit from the construction and road closures, and critics say that a $185 million rate hike is anticipated for National Grid customers in New York over the next three years to cover the pipeline’s costs. Continue reading

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Debate Watch Party, Outlaw Wrestling, Democratizing Design, Trip N’ Draw — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/19-2/25)

WEDNESDAY 2/19

* Debate Watch Party @ Magazine (130 Franklin St), 9pm, FREEE, beer pizza and debate watch party, More Info
* Debate Watch Party with Senator Julia Salazar @ The Well (272 Meserole St), 730pm, Donation-based, Buy Tix
♫ Sonoscopia (Phobos), Crystal Penalosa, Ed Bear @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), 8pm, $10, More Info
☺ Hey! It’s a Comedy Show! @ Silver Light Tavern (689 Lorimer St), 630pm, $5, one of the country’s hottest headliners as well as the cities best up-and-comers, admission includes a free beer, RSVP

 

THURSDAY 2/20

* Outlaw Wrestling presented by NYWC @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gym (275 N 8th St), 8pm, $20, Outlaw Wrestling in Williamsburg! Buy Tix
# An Evening with Lukas Volger of JARRY Magazine + Start Simple @ Archestratus Books & Foods (160 Huron St) 630pm, $10-$35, a conversation, Q + A, and signing, Buy Tix
☺ Green Series: Artist Talk @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 630pm, FREE, Join ecological artist Mary Mattingly in a talk where she explores the notion of “the commons” as it has informed her artistic practice and her ways of engaging with other citizens through public art projects, More Info
# Nourishing Japan: Food Education & School Lunch in Japan @ MOFAD Lab (62 Bayard St), 7pm, $25, Embark on a delicious journey from farmer’s field to school classroom that celebrates how one country has re-imagined school lunch and food education, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Literary Love Bloomed at our “Tree Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s Market on Sunday

Snuggling up at the Love Lounge. Photo by Ben Shirai

Greenpointers really showed the love this past Sunday at our Valentine’s Day Market. From a luscious floral-filled “Love Lounge” to swoon-worthy handcrafted goodies–the Greenpoint Loft was brimming with SO much local support it made our little hearts sing. Check out our photobooth and see if you can spot yourself!

(photo: Gus Ponce)
(photo: Gus Ponce)

The Love Lounge—a candy-colored confection of roses and sweetheart sayings, was the crafty creations of the wildly talented, women-owned businesses Something Taylored RentalsModern Rebel event planning, Little Sister Creative and Ars Poetica. Visitors snuggled up to get personalized poems and play relationship guessing games. The Wizard of Greenpoint brought some magic to the lounge with his tarot card readings. Continue reading

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The Next North Brooklyn Development Meeting is This Month (2/27)

Construction trucks on West Street.

Another public meeting with local elected officials in regards to real estate development in the neighborhood is scheduled for later this month.

The next North Brooklyn Development Meeting is Thursday, February 27, at the Polish Slavic Center (176 Java St.) from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Continue reading

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Phil Collins Day 2020, Valentine’s Karaoke Party, River Street Master Plan Meeting — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/12-2/18)

Restaurant Week is back on Grand Street for its 7th Winter Edition from February 18th to March 1st. 15 of the best eats in Williamsburg are offering 3 course prix fixe dinners at discounted rates from $12 to $35 as Brooklyn’s annual answer to Manhattan’s pricier Restaurant Week. (Sponsored)

WEDNESDAY 2/12

* Man-Eater: Cannibal Women in Film @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), 7pm, $12-$15, this lecture focuses on women cannibals in films from the past fifty years. These women devour – sexually, metaphorically and, sometimes, literally, Buy Tix
* Rep Your Block Meetup @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 6pm, FREE, Want to join the campaign to change the Democratic Party in Brooklyn? Come and meet your neighbors who are talking about “County Committee” and how we can become voting members of the Democratic Party in our borough, More Info
♫ Rocky and The Pressers + Brother Jerome @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $10, More Info
☺ Funhouse Comedy @ Cantina Royal (58 N 3rd St), 630pm, $5, stand-up comedy showcase hosted by Brooklyn stand up comedians, Buy Tix Continue reading

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