Atlas Obscura Hosts “Musical Oddities and Monstrosities” for Halloweekend

Nick Yulman’s Copper Forest

Areté Venue and Gallery is hosting two unique concerts to kick off Halloweekend: Musical Oddities and Monstrosities. These “strange symphonies of unusual instruments” will be at 4 and 7 PM on October 27 at 67 West Street nestled in the gallery’s backyard.

Sip cocktails as you take in sounds that you’ve never heard before, and may never hear again. In this special concert event, Atlas Obscura — keeper of all things quirky — and sound artist Nick Yulman partner together for a program of musical oddities and delights. Hear books that growl like synthesizers, Natalia ‘Saw Lady’ Paruz and her singing saws, new musical inventions by Merche Blasco, and more unusual instruments coaxed into creating hauntingly beautiful, mind-blowing experimental music.

Your sonic evening will begin with Nick Yulman’s orchestra of robotic instruments playing his original songs in a gallery at a former rope factory. You’ll hear the surprising stories behind groundbreaking musical inventions and a chorus of rare instruments — charming and cacophonous — played during this intimate concert. The event promises to be a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate Halloween, with instruments that seem haunted themselves and the themed Monster Mash specialty cocktail. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Nick’s solo show will also have an opening reception on October 21st from 11AM–4PM, and gallery hours on November 2nd from 6–9 PM.

Performer/instrument maker Nick Yulman
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Local Favorite Videology Closing At End Of Month

Videology (via Videology Facebook)

Videology (308 Bedford Ave.) announced today that the business will close its doors forever at the end of October after nearly a 15-year run.

The much-adored bar and neighborhood hangout for film aficionados became a staple in South Williamsburg that hosted screenings and trivia nights after shifting focus as a movie rental store.

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NYC Togethers Bridges Youth With The NYPD

NYC Together’s annual fundraiser takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.), with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the program to bring officers from the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North together with high schoolers.

Founder Dana Rachlin (L) student (C) and Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey (R): Image courtesy of NYC Together

NYC Together’s founder Dana Rachlin views the relationships as beneficial for both the students and the officers: “We don’t see it as a mentorship, we see it as a way for us to build community and support young people with the resources and the support that they need.”

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Dreamy Music Video Highlights Greenpoint From Above

In the newly released music video for Pink Slater’s “DREAMCATCHER,” director Johnny Cirillo uses Greenpoint as a backdrop to dramatically showcase the neighborhood’s contrasting textures with sweeping drone footage.

Pink Slater’s debut album HOMEGIRL is a new music project from Greenpoint-based musician Tim Poovey, formerly of NIGHTDOGS. Continue reading

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Park Church Co-Op Hosts Autumnal Harvest Dinner

Join your neighbors at the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.) for a locally sourced feast on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m.

Tickets for the Park to Table Community Harvest Dinner are available now and cost $35 for adults and $5 for children; a portion of the proceeds will benefit Brooklyn Defenders.

Image courtesy of The Park Church Co-op

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6th Annual Brooklyn Greenway Half Marathon & 5k This Sunday

The 6th annual Brooklyn Greenway Half Marathon & 5k will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m.

The start and finish lines are located at the future Columbia Waterfront Park (168 Columbia St.), with the 5k route tracing the waterfront to Brooklyn Heights and the half marathon to Williamsburg and back.

BK Greenway Half and 5K 2018 via BGI

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FREE: The Bar Method Open House (10/13)

 

In the mood to get your fitness on and have a good time? And, for free? Of course you are.

Well,  you’re in luck. To celebrate their first birthday, The Brooklyn Bar Method on 97 North 10th Street is hosting an open house with free barre classes, sweet treats from Marcy and Myrtle, a braid bar, and a live DJ. Put on your best leggings and head over to the studio on Saturday, October 13th to learn about the studio and even score some cool prizes. The dope swag includes a facial from GLO Boutique Spa, a mani/pedi from Paintbucket, a Counting Room gift card, and more.

Where are the free classes and who is eligible? Classes run at 9:30 am, 11 am, and 12:30 pm. And, you must be a new client. Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis and you must book the free class in advance.

To book your free class:

1) You must be a brand new client to The Bar Method Brooklyn.

2) Create a MindBody profile by clicking here.

3) Add your billing information in the My Info section.
4) Send us an email with the class time you would like to take.
*Please note all new clients taking free classes are subject to our late cancel and no show policies.

Plus, if you sign up for their New Client Special during the Open House, you’ll get an extra week of unlimited classes for the regular price of $99. That’s a pretty good deal!

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‘Stinky’ Limo Towed, No Longer on the Lam

A decrepit white limousine featuring plastic covered windows and loaves of bread overflowing from the trunk may have alerted your senses on and around Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint this week.

You can breathe easy, the limo was towed from the neighborhood on Wednesday following a series of complaints to 311 and the 94th Precinct according to CBS2.

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Rock Band Mae Comes to The Knitting Factory on Sunday

Virginia-based rock band Mae comes to The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue) this Sunday for a concert during their nationwide tour. Doors open at 7 for the concert, and tickets are just $25 when purchased in advance. Mae, an acronym for Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience, recently released a new EP entitled 3.0 that will be highlighted on their current tour. 3.0 is a preview to the band’s self-titled full-length album, due out October 28.

The vision for this album cycle was born when Mae played at the Forbes 30 Under 30 EMEA Summit in the Tower of David in Jerusalem in 2016. They concluded the evening with the first-ever large-scale live musical performance, synced to virtual reality. As Forbes described it, “Revelers dropped their mobile phones into specially-designed headsets that allowed them to view a brand-new animation meant to represent the creation of the universe while the band played in time.” Mae has also done this “LIGHT” performance, as they call it, at the 72nd UN General Assembly and the Future of StoryTelling Festival.
MAE‘s previous album Singularity came in at #40 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #12 on the Billboard US Rock Chart, #13 on the Billboard US Alternative Chart, and #40 on the Billboard US Digital Chart. For more info, visit the band’s Instagram.
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Here, here: It’s the Queens Beer Festival! (10/13 + 10/14)

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Are you a beer drinker? Enjoy all things hoppy? Feel like exploring a neighborhood that’s not –gasp– Greenpoint? Well then, CLEAR your calendar – It’s going down! The Borough’s Third Annual Queens Beer Festival kicks off on October 13th and 14th!

Enjoy UNLIMITED tastings from Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, the Bronx, Staten Island and Upstate NY for only $39. Grab your tickets and prepare for the best in craft beer!

Tastings from:

1947 Beer
Asbury Park Brewery
Barrier Brewing Co.
Big aLICe Brewing
Blue Point Brewing
Braven Brewing
Carton Brewing Company
Common Roots Brewery
Coney Island Brewery
Connecticut Valley Brewing Company
Flagship Brewing Co
Great South Bay
Greenport Harbor Brewing
Gun Hill Brewing Company
Iconyc Brewing Company
LIC Beer Project
Montauk Brewing Company
Brewery Ommegang
Queens Brewery
Radiant Pig Craft Beers
Rockaway Brewery
Singlecut Brewery
The Bronx Brewery
Toast Ale
Warflag Brewing
Wartega Brewery

🎶 Music by Get Summered
🍻 QueensBeerFest.com

October 13th & 14th
5-25 46th Ave in Long Island City
12PM – 6PM

 

And, there’s more! Get a sweet 20% discount with the code CHEERS.

But, wait! There’s more! Behold: Keep the fun flowing with a 2018 Beer Book. For only $30, you get coupons for a free beer at 30 bars, restaurants and pubs throughout Queens, Upper Brooklyn, or Lower Brooklyn. Order yours today using the code BEERFEST to save $10 on your order.

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