A new series of free environmental and sustainability focused films screening outdoors is returning to Franklin Street Community Garden (61 Franklin Street) next Thursday and Friday nights. The second in the film series, The Iron Triangle, a documentary depicting the slow and tragic demise of one of the city’s last great blighted areas, Willets Point, will screen on both nights, with doors at 8:30pm and the film beginning at 8:45pm. The screenings will be presented by filmmaker and urban theorist Prudence Katze. Continue reading
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National Hot Dog Day, Epic Ride, Weird Science and Glitter Punk Extravaganza — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/18 – 7/24)
* National Hot Dog Day @ Clinton Hall (247 Metropolitan Ave.), 11am, $7, celebrate all day with Kimchi Hot Dogs, More Info
♫ POPC Rooftop Party & Fundraiser @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Avenue), 6pm, $10, DJs til late! POPC is an arts nonprofit that aims to amplify the voices of underrepresented people and causes through arts and performance, More Info
☺ No Cool Kids @ Starr Bar (214 Starr St.), 8pm, FREE, comedy about akward youth, RSVP
♦ Titanic @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, FREE, spend the evening with Jack and Rose, RSVP
♫ Noah PC Presents A Very Bad Room Special @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, more info
♦ RU Exhibition: Scrims & Blurs @ El Museo de Los Sures (120 S. 1st. St.) 6pm, FREE, a navigable pathway of paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs and partially site-specific installations, More info
♦ Disassembly : Brooklyn. Opening Celebration. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) 6:30pm, FREE, a participatory art installation that explores our obsession with technology and the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, RSVP
* Beauty Rituals Panel @ Anima Mundi (35 Noble St.), 6:30pm, $30, join a conversation on the meaning of “Beauty,” and explore rituals and self care. Start with a special blended Beauty Elixir tea, delve into a panel discussion, and conclude with a DIY Customizable Vegan Chap stick Class, Buy Tix
☺ Laugh Riots Comedy Showcase @ GAMBA Forest (17 Division Pl.), 7pm, $5-7, Buy Tix
♫ Fitness & Wild Moccasins, Shiffley @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
* Stargazing on the Transmitter Pier @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Avenue.), 8:30pm, FREE, Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will provide telescopes to view celestial objects in the night sky on the Transmitter Park pier, More Info
It’s planting season, and North Brooklyn’s giving us lots of opportunities to play in the dirt. This past weekend community members turned out for OpenHouseGCEF, Bushwick Inlet Park’s Daffodil Planting, Free Garden Workshops at the McCarren Park Demonstration Garden, and Transmitter Park’s Weeding Workshop. On Saturday, you can participate in the Friends of Cooper Park Daffodil Planting. If you’re a Greenpoint Resident, you can even become a licensed Citizen Pruner for just $15 by completing the Trees New York Tree Pruning Course beginning This evening, October 16th.
If the current Columbia study on lead levels in Greenpoint’s soil has you steering clear of all things growing, community gardens could help you find a safer place to try out your green thumb: the study finds that public park spaces have significantly lower concentrations of lead than private yards. Further, based on Cornell’s 2014 study of New York City community garden soils, NYC Parks GreenThumb (which administers the city’s community gardens) prioritized clean soil deliveries to affected gardens.
So, ready to pull a Joni Mitchell and get yourself back to the garden? With over 600 community gardens throughout all five boroughs, New York City has the largest community gardening program in the nation. This handy NYC Parks GreenThumb Community Garden Guide lets you search by zip code or address to find the ones closest to you. Read on for a roundup of local community gardens. Continue reading
When 61 Franklin Street Community Garden and Greenpoint Church get together, they throw some of the most fun and delicious fundraiser community dinners – and they’re hosting another one this Friday evening!
A $60 ticket includes an amazing three-course meal with unlimited wine from Dandelion Wine and beer by Sixpoint. Veggies are from the community garden and meat comes from Sun Fed Beef in upstate NY (and there will be a wonderful veggie option for non meat-eaters).
The meal will be prepared by two talented local chefs : Caroline Fidanza owner of Saltie, the cult Williamsburg sandwich shop, and Millicent Souris, who has cooked at Egg, Roebling Tea Room and the Queen’s Hideaway. Both chefs have published their own cookbooks and regularly contribute to Diner Journal. Continue reading
Celebrate summer in a lush urban oasis while supporting the community!
This Thursday July, 16 from 6:30PM-8:30PM, Franklin St Community Garden is hosting a cocktail party to support their Children’s Education Program.
For $20, you get 2 drinks, delicious local food, a raffle ticket for items donated by local Greenpoint businesses, and an evening of live music surrounded by greenery and good company.
You know that cute community garden on Franklin Street?
Well, they’re hosting a summer cocktail party and it sounds like a super lovely opportunity to hang on to the fading evenings of summer whilst checking out the charming oasis for yourself. Continue reading
Tired of being stuck inside all day? Don’t have a backyard or outdoor space to call your own? Want to get your hands dirty, enjoy the beautiful weather and meet some great people that live in your neighborhood?
Then you probably should consider becoming a member of the newly formed 61 Franklin Street Garden.
Stop by to help build the garden this Saturday June 1, 2013.
Garden work begins at 2pm and the open meeting for new member begins at 3pm.
That’s right! After years of remaining vacant, the city-owned lot on Franklin is blossoming into a new garden space and outdoor environmental classroom for Greenpoint.
Unlike the traditional community garden model, in which individualized plots are spread out between a few lucky participants, the 61 Franklin Street Garden will function as more of an open green space for community use. Individual membership is $25/year and family memberships are $40/year.
Read the rest of the story and find out how to become a member at GWAPP.org
The 61 Franklin St Garden is open! Ryan Watson, of GWAAP and Brooklyn Seed Company giddily unlocked the gate to show me the beautiful (and mugwort-filled) space this morning. Before the garden parties can begin, help is needed to pull up an entire lot overgrown with weeds. It’s super easy – just grab and pull, grab and pull.
If you’re looking for a productive morning in the great outdoors of Greenpoint, grab your gardening gloves and show up at the 61 Franklin St garden tomorrow – Saturday May 18 at 9:30am – and get to work!