This Saturday, April 29th from 10am-4pm on the North side of Grand Street between Lorimer and Leonard Streets, you can drop off your old computers, cellphones, TV’s or whatever old gadgets you have laying around. Last year’s Grand Street E-Cycling event recycled over 3800 pounds of waste, and they’re hoping to recycle even more this year. For full info on what kinds of items you can bring, check out the list.
Artists and visitors are welcome!
Abby Lloyd, Sculpture
Challenging female archetypes, Lloyd uses the viewer’s own culturally constructed beliefs against themselves.
255 Calyer Street, 3rd Floor
Julia Norton, Painting
Simulated oases, adventure game shows, and gymnastics are amongst the varied references in Julia Norton’s (b.1985, New York City) ongoing exploration of environment, body, and form. Her most recent series, Things That Could Go Wrong in the Holodeck, builds upon Norton’s interest in spaces as sources of fantasy, reinvention, and things gone awry.
at 307 Eckford Street
Macha Studio, Sculpture
Jewelry which often represents commitment, inspired by the harmonies between nature and manufacture.
67 West St #328
Right 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
OK, guys… we’re in the midst of some serious cosmic happenings… As you may know, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Pluto are all currently in retrograde. And Mercury turns retro next week. What does all this mean?
Well, Jupiter deals with personal growth and expansion, so don’t freak out if you feel like you’re treading water right now. Pluto rules love and relationships, Mars is all about emotions and *gulp* sanity, and Saturn essentially manages your karma points. in short: if you feel kinda crazy and listless, you’re not alone!
What better time to check out some art? Get pro-active, y’all. The cosmos may be trying to hold you back, but go out there and let yourself be great!
The Hollows: Performance Studio: “Mattress” & “Pressing On”
Friday, April 21
7pm, 8pm, 9:15pm
at The Hollows, 151 Bedford Avenue
$10-$20 Continue reading
What: NYC Audubon presents “My Yard Is For The Birds: The Things Birds Look For In Urban and Suburban Yards, and Why They Need To Be There”
When: Saturday, April 22, 1pm–3pm
Where: 520 Kingsland Avenue (Kingsland Wildflowers Roof & Community Space)
This Saturday at the Kingsland Wildflowers Roof and Community Space, NYC Audubon is presenting a talk from Joyann Cirigliano, president and Atlantic Flyway projects coordinator at Four Harbors Audubon Society. Learn about the importance of backyard gardens for birds, and the ways in which using native plants in landscape design will attract these feathered friends. The lecture will be followed by a tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers roof. Refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Are you an artist working and living in Brooklyn? You can become a NYC Parks featured artist at the park house at Bushwick Inlet Park. Attend the open house this Wednesday to tour the space, meet fellow artists and get guidelines for submission.
Call for Artists: NYC Parks/Brooklyn Recreation
Deadline: May 20, 2017
Open House: Wednesday, April 19 | 6:30pm – 8pm
Where: Bushwick Inlet Center | Kent Avenue & North 9th Street
This program is open to all Brooklyn artists and arts organizations. However, emergent artists with a strong sense of community engagement or community focused practice are encouraged to apply. For more information and/or to RSVP: [email protected]
Southside United HDFC-Los Sures—a local non-profit committed to affordable housing, community development and advocacy in South Williamsburg—is celebrating their 45th anniversary this year, and kicking it off with a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 26th at 6pm. Freehold (45 South 3rd Street) will host the event. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected].
“We hope that the community members will come out in large numbers to support our 45th anniversary fundraiser because it is through their involvement that we are able to provide the menu of services that we do,” said Los Sures’ Executive Director Ramon Peguero, Esq.
Over the years, their their mission has broadened, and now they not only help to develop and manage affordable housing units, but they also operate a weekly food pantry, hydroponic farm, and senior center and provide a variety of social services. They also run a local museum, El Museo de Los Sures (120 South 1st St.), which hosts artworks that celebrate diversity and the history of the neighborhood. Their next exhibit’s opening reception is on April 20th at 6pm.
If all of this sounds like a pretty cool way to support Williamsburg’s cultural heritage, you can also volunteer for Los Sures—click here to find out more.
Cycle 6 of the annual Participatory Budget voting begins Saturday, March 25th, and goes until Sunday, April 2nd. “Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.” Our City Councilman, Stephen Levin, chose to give us the voice on how to spend our tax dollars. In this vote, you have the opportunity to vote for as many as five project proposals; funding is granted based on which proposals receive the most votes and our district’s annual discretionary fund budget. The vote is open to anyone over the age of 14 who lives within our district (33), and this year, we can vote online! Of the 15 projects this year, here are the ones proposed for Greenpoint and Williamsburg: Continue reading
It’s tremendously important to keep DIY venues like Shea Stadium open, which recently abruptly closed — it keeps the Brooklyn music scene, and the New York music scene alive and relevant. Please back their Kickstarter (which already has reached $82k of its $50k ask) if you want our neighborhood to keep its cool!
Not that the L train shutdown sucks any less, but now officials say that they’ll close the line (from Bedford to 8th Ave.) for three months less than earlier projected.
The best kind of partying involves a #safespace, but last week a man was fatally shot in the face at a Bushwick club.
Trending now: Williamsburg housing prices are going down down down.
A young woman was fatally injured in a crash on the Williamsburg bridge last week.