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Groove Therapy Launches Summer A/D/O Residency (7/16)

Image courtesy of Daniel Lidmila

A forward-thinking dance class presented by Rule of Thirds at A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) with hip hop and house dance foundations will launch its summer residency on Tuesday (7/16).

The five-week Groove Therapy class is for the type of person “who has always admired dancers but finds the idea of stepping into a dance studio horrifying.”

Image courtesy of Rachel Klein

Groove Therapy founder Vanessa Marian, brings inclusive dance classes to “non-studio locations with no mirrors and dimmed lights,” with classes emphasizing cultural and historical contexts while teaching “how to own a dance floor.”

Groove Therapy at A/D/O will have five workshops in total on Tuesdays (July 16, 23, 30 and August 6 and 13) 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; classes are $15 per lesson or $65 for a five-class pass.

 

 

 

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Japanese Backyard Grill “Yaki Tiki” Launches at A/D/O

Yaki Tiki, a new edition to the A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) outdoor space launched two weeks ago and merges Japanese yakitori-style cuisine and tiki drinks.

The outdoor grill

Yaki Tiki is a partnership between the Sunday in Brooklyn hospitality team (Todd Enany, Adam Landsman, Exec Chef Jaime Young, and bar director Brian Evans), as well as JT Vuong and George Padilla (formerly of Okonomi and YUJI Ramen).

We stopped by last weekend to try some yakitori skewers and boozy popsicles; everything we sampled was delicious, check out the pictures:

Maitake w sansho lime; shishito w nori, lemon; potato salad

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Immersive “Urban Imprint” Installation Opens at A/D/O Today

“Urban Imprint” (courtesy of A/D/O)

A new installation from artist Nassia Inglessis of Studio INI opens today at A/D/O (29 Norman Ave).

“Urban Imprint” (courtesy of A/D/O)

The “immersive, kinetic,” outdoor installation entitled “Urban Imprint” opens today (5/17) and will run through September 2nd; registration is open for free artist-led tours.

The “immersive” feature of the installation is highlighted by a rubber canopy which shape-shifts above the viewer’s head as they walk underneath, making for great Instagram snaps. Continue reading

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Art Battle, Papi Juice, Wilder Shores — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/24-4/30)

WEDNESDAY 4/24

♫ Valley Maker, Tomberlin @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 7pm, $14, Buy Tix
# Cookbook Club: The Nimble Cook by Ronna Welsh @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, FREE, Bring your favorite dish from The Nimble Cook for a potluck party! RSVP
* Communing with Tree Spirits: A Journey To Discover The Sacred Healing @ Anima Mundi (31 Noble St.), 7pm, $40, meditation to connect more deeply with the trees, Buy Tix
♫ Injury Reserve @ Zone One Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 4/25

♦ Bird Alert: An Exhibition Featuring Works of Sophie Butcher & Annie Novak @ Kings County Brewers Collective (381 Troutman St.), 5pm, FREE, art and conversation around migratory birds, RSVP for 7pm Panel discussion
♦ Art Battle Brooklyn @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff St.), 6:30pm, $25, live competitive painting, Buy Tix
♦ RISO PRINTING WORKSHOP @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 7pm, $97.50, Buy Tix
♫ Psychemagik and Fa Tik x Ma Sha at Black Flamingo @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen St.), 10pm, $8, Buy Tix Continue reading

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‘Provisions by Sunday’ Opens Monday (4/22) Inside A/D/O

Inside the dining space at A/D/O (courtesy of A/D/O)

Opening on Monday (4/22) inside of A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), Sunday in Brooklyn (348 Wythe Ave.) will introduce their new food and bar program at the space where Norman previously operated.

The new restaurant “Provisions by Sunday” will be open every day 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will feature an abbreviated menu of their signature brunch menu items and cocktails. The space and restaurant will be available to host private events of up to 600 guests as well.

The “Provisions by Sunday” residency will run through early summer, and the Sunday in Brooklyn team said that a brand new restaurant at A/D/O is to follow in a statement, .

Ultimately, the Sunday Hospitality team (Todd Enany, Adam Landsman, Jaime Young) will reimagine the food and beverage experience at A/D/O, launching a brand new restaurant with partners JT Vuong and George Padilla (formerly of Williamsburg favorites, Okonomi and YUJI Ramen). Together, they are excited to build a new home in this burgeoning neighborhood and to share their community-minded philosophies and guest-focused experiences.

A new feature of the service at Provisions by Sunday gives customers the ability to place orders from their phones. “There will be people in the space helping to sort of take orders…instead of trying to flag someone down to order food or drinks, you’ll be able to order from your phone whenever you want something,” said Adam Landsman from Sunday in Brooklyn.

While the popular live jazz brunch from the Norman-era is not expected to make a return, Landsman said that the interactivity of art, design and food in one space was a major draw and that art installations by A/D/O are planned.

Provisions by Sunday hours will be 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day.

Egg & Cheese Sandwich with gochujang aioli, cheddar, crispy potatoes, brioche
Avocado Toast with ricotta, roasted nuts and seeds, chili, Sunflower sprouts
Rice Bowl with kale, six-minute egg, seasonal veg, seeds, sprouts, kale

 

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Spring TRIVIA, Silent Disco Yoga and Brisket Kings — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/10 -4/16)

WEDNESDAY 4/10

# Brisket King NYC 2019 @ Biba Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave.), 6pm, $85, 20 chefs, all inclusive drinks, Buy Tix
^ Poetry & Translation @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7pm, FREE, More info
♫ Lisa Carver, God is my Co-Pilot, Bob Bert, Blyre Cpanx ! @ Noise Workshop (389 Melrose St.), 7:30pm, FREE, More Info
☺ U UP? – A Brooklyn Comedy Show and Storytelling Competition @ The Corners (395 Nostrand Ave.), 8:30pm, FREE, RSVP

THURSDAY 4/11

♫ Multi Culti with Thomas Von Party, Facets, Myn, RTMC & Andi @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, FREE before midnight with RSVP/ $5 after, More Info
♫ SWMRS @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $21, Buy Tix
♫ Savoir Adore (Album Release), Sulene, Crush Club (DJ) @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency at Black Flamingo @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Giraffes on Horseback Salad, the Future Is Female, Spring Fever and the Twilight Zone — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/27- 4/2)

Spring into peace, love, and local business! Our sensational Flower Power Spring Market returns to the Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street, fifth floor) on Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 7pm.

WEDNESDAY 3/27

☺ The Nerds on The Wall. @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 7pm, FREE, Stand Up Comedy, RSVP
♫ Hereyouare Launch Party: Social Experiment 1 @ Good Room (98 Meserole St.), 7pm, $6-10, drink, dance, get a tattoo, do some Karaoke, Buy Tix
♫ Tank/ Sabine Holler/ Steph Chrysalis/ Breakaway @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Funk You: 2 Year Anniversary @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, FREE, RSVP

THURSDAY 3/28

# Ovenly Studio ONE54: Intro to Cake Decorating @ Ovenly Studio One54 (154 Franklin St.), 6:45pm, $105, learn how to decorate Ovenly’s Brooklyn Blackout Cake, Buy Tix
♦ Neotenic Design – Closing Night Conversation & Panel Discussion @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) 7pm, FREE, RSVP
^ Meet Josh Frank, author of Giraffes on Horseback Salad @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, $5, A graphic novel about the true story of Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made! Buy Tix
♫ Alien Trilogy / 1980Special Twin / Mez Swimmers / 2uarm / Alex C @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $7, More Info Continue reading

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Thursday Spotlight: Meet the Wizard Behind Brooklyn Airlines, Ertac Uygun

Perhaps you’ve seen his I Don’t Hate New York tote. Or the hilarious, oddball Brooklyn Airlines tote. No, the borough does not have an airlines, but it does have a prolific creative who started that very company and its addicting, delightful brand. Graphic designer Ertac Uygun keeps busy not just with this company but a host of other clients in the music, event, non-profit, and fashion sectors. Here, Greenpointers catches up with the local artist to discuss his career and favorite spots to nosh.
Greenpointers: Do you live in the neighborhood, and if so for how long?
Ertac Uygun: I’ve lived in South Williamsburg since 2012.  The neighborhood doesn’t have the same energy from seven years ago but I’m still optimistic; Williamsburg is an incredible place to live. Full of creatives and good vibes.
What got you into graphic design?
Vintage magazines. I came across a box of vintage magazines when I was about 13. I recall being amazed and impressed as a kid by their colors, patterns, and illustrations. Also, drawing and doodling were my favorite crafts during my younger years.  After I  graduated from high school I worked as an intern for an outdoor advertising company where I developed my photoshop and illustration skills and learned how to do a design for prints. I worked for the same company until I graduated from college.

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Norman Closing on Sunday (3/3) for Good Inside of A/D/O

(Courtesy of Norman)

Seasonal Scandinavian restaurant, bakery and bar, Norman (29 Norman Ave.) will close after brunch on March 3, following two years of operation inside of the A/D/O co-working and event space. “Our lease ran up with A/D/O, and we had signed a two-year lease; they will be pursuing a new restaurant partnership,” Jenny Pura, director of marketing, said.

As far as opening a new Norman location in Greenpoint, she said there’s no announcement to share: “I think it’s probably a little too early to definitively say that, but we are doing our best to move our Norman team to our other properties in New York so that nobody’s without a job,” Pura said.

MeyersUSA, the restaurant group that owns Norman also operates Great Northern Food Hall at Grand Central Station and Agern, a Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant also in Grand Central.

The announcement of Norman’s closure came through a note posted on the Norman Instagram account:

On March 3rd, Norman’s partnership with A/D/O will come to end after two years in Greenpoint. Built as a space for creative exchange, the collaboration between Norman and A/D/O was always intended as a rotating space for culinary innovation and emerging talent. As our partnership comes to a close, we are honored to have served as the incubator’s inaugural restaurant partner, feeding some of New York City’s most groundbreaking entrepreneurs.
– Team Norman

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On Air Fest, Panorama Challenge and Women’s Suffrage Walking Tour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint (2/27 – 3/5)

WEDNESDAY 2/27

♫ What Would Tilda Swinton Do, Sean Spada, BackUp @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, $5, More Info
♫ Stone Series: Peter Evans @ National Sawdust (80 N. 6th St.), 7pm, $25, Buy Tix
* Scent + Sound Bath With Sara Auster & Alex Falk @ The William Vale (111 N. 12th St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix
♫ Starla/ Agua Viva/ Sammy Weissberg + Hillai Govreen /SylbieShade @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $10, More Info

THURSDAY 2/28

# Learn Fondue BK @ Le Fond (105 Norman Ave.), 6:30pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ The Cat Empire @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $29.50, Buy Tix
# Eggplant Parm Dinner @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 6:30pm, $30, Buy Tix
♫ Project Pablo x Beto Cravioto ~all night long @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, $10, Buy Tix Continue reading

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