Hey Greenpointers! Are you ready to deck the halls…with History?
Holiday History runs deep in this town, since Santa is a Native New Yorker. It’s true! Saint Nick is the Patron Saint of New York City, and New York’s writers and artists were the first to describe and depict Santa as we know him. He even got his sleigh in Chelsea! Add to this the fact that New York retailers invented holiday window displays, the original yule log footage was filmed here, and we’ve even got the original manuscript of “A Christmas Carol,” and it’s clear New York is a veritable holiday hot spot.
If you’d like to hear more about New York’s holiday history, please join me around town this month for my Hometown Holiday History event series!
New York’s Holiday History from George Washington to Andy Warhol @ QED Astoria (27-16 23rd Avenue), 3pm, $10, Buy Tix
Santa’s from West 23rd Street and other Secret Histories of New York Holidays @ Caveat (21A Clinton St.), 7pm, $15, I’m so thrilled to be joined by two incredible storytellers who will add to the historic holiday fun with tales of the ancient roots of the Winter Solstice, and the origins of Santa’s reindeer! Buy Tix
Thursday 12/ 27
TRIVIA Night: Deck the hall, drop the ball! @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, you know the drill for this one, Greenpoint! This month’s Trivia will be Holiday/New Year’s themed. Feel free to swing by solo, or with a team of up to four, to strut your stuff, win wonderful food and drink, and claim the title of Greenpoint Trivia Champ! RSVP
#♫ A Costume Dinner Party with Salt Cathedral @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50 includes food and beer, Music presented by Wild Honey Pie, Buy Tix * TRIVIA on Halloween Night! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, Join me for a Halloween Trivia and Costume Party EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!! Win food, drinks, cookies, bragging rights!!!RSVP ♫ Twerk or Treat @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St.), 8pm, FREE, RSVP ♫ Horrorscope Halloween Party @ Wayward Social (35 Ingraham St.), 8pm, $5, Buy Tix ♫ Godmother: Halloween Trina!!! X AJA X Valentina DJ Brooke Candy @ 3 Dollar Bill (360 Meserole St.), 8pm, $25-35, Buy Tix ♫ The Crystal Method – Halloween Party! @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $20-25, Buy Tix ♫ Gala of the Gone Halloween @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 9pm, FREE w/ RSVP, $10 at the door, RSVP
* 50 Kent Ave Design Presentation @ Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, NYC Parks will be presenting their permanent design concept for the 50 Kent Ave section of Bushwick Inlet Park to the Parks & Waterfront Committee of Community Board #1. Your input is valuable! More Info ♫ King Buffalo, The Golden Grass @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix ^ Hope Ewing In Conversation with Natalka Burian @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, FREE, An evening on writing and drinking, More info ♫ PROF @ Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.), 7:30pm, $15, Buy TixContinue reading →
♦ The Pantsuit Party: The September Issue @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, FREE, donations encouraged, THML theater company hosts a night of networking, cocktails, guest presentations and a chance to show your stuff during the open mic portion More Info ^ Big Words, Etc: A Reading & Fundraiser for Raices @ 61 Local (61 Bergen St.), 6pm, $5 suggested, More Info ♦ Design & Research Seminar: On Peers, Superpowers and Cyborgs. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Avenue), 6:30pm, $10, Featuring Neil Harbisson, a Cyborg Artist who listens to colors through an antenna implanted in his skull, Buy Tix * Trivia Night 1 Year Anniversary!!!! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, Join our News Editor for Trivia! Tonight’s game marks a year of Trivia at Archestratus! Win food, drinks, cookies, or a full meal and bragging rights! More Info
♦ Art Opening: Simon Linnert @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) 7pm, FREE, Photography. More Info ♫ Best Worst Talent Show! @ The House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Avenue) 7pm, FREE, More Info ♦ Art Hole Presents: Femme du Soir @ Rubulad (Location w/ RSVP), 7:30pm, $10, Enjoy some drinks and get your doodle on with a live figure model, more infoContinue reading →
Hi Everybody! It’s Trivia time again. Please join me at Archestratus this Wednesday for December Trivia. Expect holiday categories (and cheer)! As always, food, drink, and the title of Trivia Champ will be up for grabs. If you’d like to start playing now, check out questions from previous games here. Hope to see you at Archestratus. Feel free to swing by solo, or with a team of up to four!
Hi there everybody! Thank you so much to all who came out to last month’s Trivia Night at Archestratus! We’ll be back with 10 new categories this month. Food, beer and the title of Trivia Champ will all be up for grabs! You can get in the spirit here, with questions from previous games, then swing by Archestratus to strut your stuff! All are welcome! Feel free to swing by solo, or with a team of up to four.
Hey! I’m Lucie, your News Editor here at Greenpointers. I’ve teamed up with Paige Lipari over at Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron Street) to offer a monthly Trivia Night! We’ve had a blast since we started two months ago! Paige is in charge of the glorious food and beer that you can WIN, and I’m Quizmaster!
Our next game is Next Wednesday, 10/18. There will be three rounds + a lightning round! Are you the Trivia Champ of Greenpoint? Come by with a team of up to 4, or swing by solo and claim your title, all are welcome!
Want to start playing right now? Find questions from previous games here!
New York is known as the ultimate city for countless things: fashion, finance, art, Instagrammable food trends – the list is longer than the line at a Supreme drop in Soho. When it comes to espionage, however, the city doesn’t necessarily come to mind the way Moscow or Washington, DC (especially as of late) might. Lucie Levine, a native Manhattanite turned Greenpointer, makes a strong case for her hometown as the ultimate spy city with Archive On Parade, her new tour and event company that reveals NYC’s fascinating history of espionage.
“What makes New York special is that it is the capital of so many industries, with more goods coming into NY harbor by 1900 than anywhere on Earth, and people always moving here from all over the world,” Lucie shares. “For a spy, that means a larger array of possible disguises and aliases, because anybody can be here doing any trade. Nothing seems out of place.”
Archive On Parade launched in February with two distinct walking tours, one in Lower Manhattan following the footsteps of Washington’s Revolutionary War spies and the other in Midtown covering espionage sights during both World Wars. Lucie, a self-proclaimed “history nerd,” does all of the writing, research, and tour guiding. Prior to starting her own business, she gave guided tours on the double decker red buses you see jam-packed with tourists. Continue reading →