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Vert Gardens Is Moving + Plant Sale This Weekend + Fall Gardening Tips!

Plant Sale via Vert Gardens Instagram
via Vert Gardens Instagram

After 10 years in the neighborhood, local landscape design and plant shop Vert Gardens (193 Banker Street) is in the process of moving to the Navy Yards. Before they officially close, they’ll be having two more plant sales, one this weekend on Saturday October 8th (10am-4pm) and the last on October 22 (10am-4pm). From Vert: “We’re definitely going to miss Greenpoint, and if you’re in the area, come see us at our new location.” Their new spot is at 72 Flushing Ave.

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For The Kids: Pumpkin Day 2016 This Saturday!

pumpkin day 2016Pumpkin Day 2016 | Saturday, October 1, 12-3 PM
Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street)
Tickets: $15 per child, $20 at the patch. Comes with 2 complimentary Schoolfest tickets.

Town Square’s 9th Annual Pumpkin Day is this Saturday, October 1st at the Brooklyn Expo Center (in past years it was held at McCarren Park). Each year, hundreds of kids and parents come to pick pumpkins and have fun with Fall! There’s a pick-your-pumpkin patch, arts & crafts, face painting, concessions, activities presented by local businesses and organizations, and live music and dance performances.
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Hudson River Foliage Cruise + Lobster Mac n’ Cheese & $30 Discount!

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I can’t think of a better way to behold the amazing leaf change than aboard a cruise while eating Lobster!

The Water Table’s Foliage Cruise is this Saturday November 1, 1–5PM and there is a special discount for Greenpointers off the $90 ticket price.

Enjoy views of the amazing Hudson Valley fall foliage with the only cruise leaving from Brooklyn. It will depart from India St. Pier at Greenpoint, in a heated vessel, and make its way up the Hudson River to the picturesque views of autumn.

The ticket includes lunch, which is Lobster Mac and Cheese or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad and Cookies by Ovenly). Full bar on board available for purchase featuring seasonal cocktails, beers and wines.

All this for only $60. BUuy tickets before they sell out. Use the discount code Greenpoint.

Make sure to follow The Water Table on Twitter @thewatertable, Instagram @thewatertablenyc & Facebook/thewatertable, #thewatertable

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Greenpointers Fall Market Recap!

Thanks for coming out to our Fall Market this past Saturday to support local shopping, artists and craftsmanship! It was such a wonderful day and we had such a blast.

Thanks to all our talented vendors who worked so hard to bring their beautiful work for all of us to enjoy. Thanks to our sponsors Brooklyn Brewery, Sailor Jerry and Cafe Grumpy for providing the refreshments. We especially enjoyed the empanadas from Cafecito Bogota and sweet treats from Ovenly.  Thanks to Marofoto and Yucca for the great photos and to Yana and Jon for working tirelessly to make it all happen. Thanks to From the Source for providing the space.

This photo pretty much sums up the awesomeness of our market this past Saturday!

Check out the rest of the photos on Greenpointers’ Facebook.

Stay tuned for announcements for our Holiday Market, which is right around the corner!!!

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Lucid Dreaming, Spirits Tasting, Blonde Joshua Jackson, Reggae & Cake & Oktoberfest Oom-Pah– What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/25-10/1)

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Spirits Tastings @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8 pm, Stop by this brand new addition to indulge in some high caliber spirits – mark your calendars & choose your poison: Wed. 8/25 Owney’s Rum (Made in Brooklyn, with hints of molasses & wheat), Thurs. 9/26 Peach St. Distillery (Peach Brandy & Bourbon, Made in Colorado, seriously delicious staff favorite), Fri. 9/27 Tatoosh (Washington State) & Dark Horse (Kansas)–Not one but two bourbons to warm your tired soul 

 

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WEDNESDAY 9/25
• Launch Party: A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming @ WORD (126 Franklin Ave) 7-8pm, FREE, Learn how to wake up inside your dreams (it’s a real thing, just listen to this awesome Radiolab story) from the authors of this illustrated step-by-step manual, RSVP
♦ Vision Code @ BKLYN Curated (88 Franklin St) 7-10pm, Join artist Sal Terminal as he debuts his first book of poetry and paintings
☺ Heavy Metal Laser Plane @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Get on board this plane because it has lasers and shoots them…or something, featuring cheap drinks and stand up from Josh Rabinowitz (who I can gaurantee is very funny) / Calise Hawkings / Joel Walkowski / Missy Baker / Jay Dean, RSVP

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Solstice Witches, Superfund Dance Party, and Lobstah fo’ Dinner – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/18-9/23)

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On Saturday, September 21, 2013 from noon-midnight @ Light Space Studios (1115 Flushing Ave) Galerie Project proudly presents its second exhibition, featuring live DJ sets, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, performance dancing, and live audio/visual performance from some of New York’s most inspiring talent. Unlike typical gallery exhibits, The Galerie Project aims to create a fully immersive experience through the use of dynamic art & technology within the confines of space, $20 – Buy TicketsRSVP

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WEDNESDAY 9/18
♦ Renacimiento Art Show @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (334 S. 5th St) 7-10pm, FREE (donations benefit Girls for Gender Equity Inc), female-driven group art installation transforms the sanctuary into an immersive exploration of life, death, and rebirth, More Info
♦ Drink & Draw 2 for 1 Night @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 7-9pm, 2 for $10, Tonight’s weekly live drawing party is half the price so bring a friend, model, supplies provided, RSVP
♫ Kiss and Tell’s Get Schooled! @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 7pm-4am, FREE, Dress in your back to school best (think Clueless style plaid) and dance to Jamaican dub and raggae riddims spun by $mall ¢hange / Deadbeat / Ivy Feraco, take a breather to feast on Jamaican jerk chicken/tofu, RSVP, More Info

THURSDAY 9/19
♦ NY Art Book Fair Preview @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 6-9pm, FREE, Opening Night preview of 280 exhibitors at this annual celebration of art & print, live set of underground dance music by MASKS / Terekke, RSVP, More Info
* Greenpoint Film Festival @ From the Source (67 West St.) 6pm (opening reception) & 7pm (screening), The festival begins tonight with an Environmental Program, featuring films on Newton Creek’s “heart of darkness” and the East River dolphin, followed by a panel Q&A and after party at Coco66, More Info
 Spirit Plate / Lux Perpetua / Friend Roulette / Hippy @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP
♫ Skimast / New England Patriots / Big Ups / Alien Triology @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7
The Cause B Show IV: Man’s Best Friend @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8:30pm, free beer with donation, Stand up show to benefit Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue , featuring comedians Janine Brito / Adam Newman / Amber Nelson / Tim Dillon / Matt Marango / Shelly Hamilton, RSVP

FRIDAY 9/20
* NY Art Book Fair @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 12-7pm (also Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7pm) FREE, the must-see annual event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines, featuring booths and signings from independent publishers, a conference on art-book culture, “The Classroom” (a series of artist-led workshops), and various exhibitions/releases, More Info 
♫ Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band / The Budos Band / Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens @ Williamsburg Park (N 12th and Kent Ave) 5:30pm, FREE
♫ Tesla Boy / Night Drive @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $12, BUY TIX
 ♫ Xenis Rubinos / Ava Luna / Live Footage @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
• Dave the Spazz Movie Club presents Scarlet Street @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, $5, Fritz Lang’s 1945 noir about a Greenwich Village floozy and her pimp was orginally censored in New York state for being obsense and even sacreligious, More Info
• The Dead Zone @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 12:10am, $11, Watch Christopher Walken freak out when he realizes he can see the future in this Stephen King/David Cronenberg thriller, Trailer

SATURDAY 9/21
• Touch a Truck @ St. Nick’s Alliance (Maspeth Avenue & Olive St) 10am-4pm, $5, Bring the kids to see real trucks up close (including some from NYPD & FDNY), special guest Ms. Frizzle will bring her Magic School Bus
♦ The Galerie Project @ Lightspace Studios (1115 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 12pm-12am, $20, immersive art experience featuring  audio-visual installations, live watercolor and digital painting, dance performances, and DJs Francis Harris / Archie Pelago / Multiple Mono, More Info
* Lobstah Palooza @ The Well (272 Meserole St) 3-10pm, $35 online/ $40 door, Get full on a Maine LOBSTAH dinner (the menu has us positively drooling)  while listening to DJ’d tunes in the Well’s beer garden backyard, More Info,  BUY TIX
* ♫ DIIV / Guards / Fletcher C. Johnson @ Havemeyer Park (S.4th St & Kent Ave) 6pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St) 6:30pm, $5 (proceeds benefit the Boat Club), end Summer right with what will surely be the best superfund site dance party of the season, with live performances by Noise & Rythm / STARINA / Silent Rider / Brandi & the Alexanders / Amerigogo, RSVP
♫ Savoir Adore / The Suzan / Ski Lodge @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 8pm, $12, BUY TIX
♫ Alex Winston / Echo Friendly @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8pm, $12.50, BUY TIX

SUNDAY 9/22
* Fall Solstice Pop Up Market @ Dusty Rose Vintage Warehouse (233 Norman Ave) 12-6pm, FREE, Celebrate new beginnings and celestial ritual with artisan wares for the Autumn equinox, like Navajo-inspired bags, dream catchers, candles, and vintage clothing, with free tarot readings and nail art, RSVP
# TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 1-6pm, $24-$45, Outdoor food fest featuring over 40 of North Brooklyn’s favorite restaurants & bars (think Adelina’s, Gwynnett St, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, & many more), with DJ sets from Queen Majesty and Jonathan Toubin, More Info
 Lady Lamb The Beekeeper / Cassandra Jenkins @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX

MONDAY 9/23   
♫ The Henry Millers / Johnny Stimson / Sunflares @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 8pm, $8, BUY TIX
The Denzels / Cool Serbia / The Teen Age / El Sportivo @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, BUY TIX

TUESDAY 9/24
# The Masters of Social Gastronomy: BBQ Edition @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30-8:30pm, $5, Curious about the variety of slow-cooked meat techinques from Spanish barbacoa to Austin brisket ? Brooklyn Brainery has the sweet and smoky history, RSVP
♥ Witches of Bushwick @ Tandem Bar (236 Troutman St) 10pm, FREE, Queer lady dance party with DJ Ayn Rand (amazing), tarot readings, and general debauchery, RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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Recipes Gone Wild: Tamarind-Curry Apple Chips

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg

Stopping at a gas station upstate the other weekend, I had my first taste of this fall’s apple crop. A lady had set up a fruit stand just outside the food court, and there was no way I could pass up the little pint of slightly waxy Macouns she was selling. After months of resigning myself to the mealy leftovers of last year’s harvest, I couldn’t shut up about how much I was enjoying this freshly harvested apple– its bright, snappy crunch, it’s still-slightly-green astringency, it’s sweet-tart flavor. Continue reading

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Winter Squash Varieties With Recipes

There were so many kinds of beautiful winter squash at the farmer’s markets this week. Here is a visual guide plus some recipes for just some of the many varieties you can buy locally this fall and winter. Winter squash is packed with beta carotene, which is good for your eyes and immune system – so stock up and keep it interesting.

I snuck is some pumpkins at the end. After all, Halloween is coming up and someone will be demanding pumpkin pie.

What’s the difference between a squash and a pumpkin? Not much. A better answer is the difference between gourds and pumpkins or squash. The gourd you just look at, while you can eat squash and pumpkins. And isn’t that all we care about? Eating.

Australians use the terms squash and pumpkin interchangeably and most people think of squash as those soft summery zucchini-like vegetables with edible soft flesh, and pumpkins as the winter squashes, with harder flesh that is available in the colder months.

Genetically they all belong to the Curcubita family and some believe the tell-tale sign has to do with the stems.

Delicata Squash belongs to the summer variety of squashes, like zucchini. It is not too sweet and the skin is super thin so you don’t have to peel it. Since it is small it’s great for a couples dinner or as a side if you’re having guests. The seeds are pretty tasty for roasting, too.

Chili Brown Sugar Delicata Squash With Pears

Kale and Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash

Acorn Squash – Good old acorn squash actually belongs to the summer squashes, too. It’s the perfect size to serve as a bowl for soup. It isn’t as rich in beta carotene as other squashes but is high in fiber and potassium. It can be stored for several months in a cool dry place.

Penne with Acorn Squash and Pancetta

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