Happy Friday Greenpointers! There’s reason to raise your mugs in celebration as the long-awaited reopening of a neighborhood brewery and bar is finally here. Greenpoint Beer & Ale’s (1150 Manhattan Ave.) soft opening is this evening starting at 4:30 p.m., and the official grand reopening is Saturday at 3 p.m.
Over on Franklin Street, Line & Label (568 Manhattan Ave) create many of their unique, high-quality fashion and accessory products by hand in their Greenpoint shop and are adding a new line of jewelry to their repertoire, from in house by designer and owner Kate O’Reilly with a launch party tonight from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
* 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
* 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 TixContinue reading →
Tomcats Barber Shop (135 India St.) closed abruptly last October after 13 years leaving the staff with only two days notice to come up with a plan: “We are certainly sticking together and opening a shop together,” Manny Zee, a Tomcats employee of nine years, told Greenpointers. Continue reading →
The Chabad of Greenpoint will celebrate Hanukkah with an outdoor menorah lighting this weekend in Greenpoint.
Everyone is invited and the lighting is open to the public with latkes, candles, and dreidels supplied; the menorah lighting takes place at the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and Franklin Street (next to the Pencil Factory building) on Saturday, December 28th, at 8 p.m. Continue reading →
♫ Halloween Cover Show @ Rose Gold (96 Morgan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More Info ♫* 94 Precinct Halloween Carnival @ NYPD 94th Precinct (100 Meserole Ave), 3pm, FREE, games, candy, and other treats…& maybe a couple of tricks, More Info ♫ Wiremen @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Hard Times Book Release Party @ Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $30, with hardcore legends Killing Time (NYHC) and guests Rule Them All and Perfect World, Buy Tix
*♦ FEARnyc Film Fest Halloween: The Tingler @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), 9pm, $20, This Halloween Night event celebrates the 60th Anniversary of “The Tingler” with some of the famous gimmicks unfolding around you in the theater — and maybe on you — in a live experience you’ll never forget. Sponsored by Greenpointers, Buy Tix ♫ Hardcore Halloween @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $15, Altern-8 / Mark Archer & Joey Beltram, Buy Tix ♦ ♫ “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” Halloween Live Score @ National Sawdust (80 N 6th St) 8pm, $25, screening and live score with Ricardo Romaneiro + Party with Soundwalk Collective and Brian Close, Vandana and Coen Aerst, and special guest DJ, Buy Tix ♫ Noisey Nights Halloween PARTY @ Villain (307 Kent Ave), 8pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Gutterween 2019 @ Gutter Bar (200 N 14th St), 8pm, FREE, More Info
Happy Friday Greenpointers. Defy the chilly air and squeeze some last-minute park time in before the leaves have all fallen for a screening of “Shocktoberfest: Pet Sematary” tonight in McGolrick Park starting at 6:15 p.m., part of NYTC Park’s Movies Under the Stars series.
Art gallery and retail shop Greenpoint Hill (100 Freeman St) will close at the end of the month and the shop is having a sale for the next two weekends before Smallhome (87 Oak St.) relocates to the space. Stop in on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. for 40 percent off all items and art (store fixtures and furniture will also be for sale).
In 2009, Frank Bruni interviewed pizzaioli Michael Ayoub for The New York Times, discussing that period’s culinary boom and craving for artisanal pizza. A decade later, Ayoub and his Italian restaurant Fornino (849 Manhattan Avenue) are still at the forefront of this movement.
Neo-Neapolitan, as Ayoub describes its culinrary style, Fornino has been a Greenpoint mainstay since 2013 but has also enjoyed some sibling locations: the waterfront gem in DUMBO (which on a busy night can go through a thousand pies) and an older, now-closed spot in the heart of Williamsburg. The Greenpoint location may not have a sweeping view of the East River, but it easily charms with its twinkly backyard during the warmer moths and its cozy interior warmed by the fire of the wood-burning oven. While the restaurant is often busy packing up to-go pies, half the fun is eating in person and seeing the crackling oven at work.
Everything is cooked in and around this hearth: the soft but filling meatballs, the wood-roasted brussel sprouts, and (naturally) the nearly 30 pizzas on the eclectic menu. Some varieties are more traditional faire (your margherita, your marinara), and others are more daring: the gorgonzola (comprised of the namesake cheese, rosemary, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and not a bit salty) or the copa e kale (spicy copa, stracciatella, truffle honey, pecorino). All delight and come out bubbling, served by an attentive staff.
Casual, family-friendly, and neat, Fornino also offers a wide variety of drinks from local beers to Italian wines. All this makes for a fine (and affordably priced) meal, but the main course may be more a feast for the eyes: an immense collection of hanging red orbs designed and crafted by Ayoub, who studied under the iconic glassblower Dale Chihuly. Glowing and magical, they are just another delicious creation of Ayoub’s — sadly, not edible.
Celebrate National Pizza and Beer Day on Wednesday, October 9 — enjoy any small pizza and a Brooklyn Brewery beer on draft for just $20 (dine-in guests only).
The good folks at Vinnie’s Pizzeria (253 Nassau Ave.) announced today on Instagram that another Brooklyn-based pizzeria will take over Vinnie’s Nassau Avenue location in Greenpoint starting Monday.
Vinnie’s Bedford Avenue location in Williamsburg will remain open according to the post. The Park Slope-based pizzeria Da Nonna Rosa will take over the Nassau Avenue Vinnie’s and will retain the entire Vinnie’s staff.