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FREE Northside Fest Badge For Williamsburg Walks Volunteers!

Williamsburg Walks
This weekend Bedford Avenue from Metropolitan to North 12th Street will be closed off for a summer music jam, art fest and neighborhood block party! If you are down to volunteer for Northside Art at Williamsburg Walks this Saturday June 10th or Sunday June 11th, you’ll get hooked up with a Northside Festival Badge! And you will be doing good for the community by helping reclaim Bedford Ave as a pedestrian-friendly art space!
Here’s a link to the Google doc where you can sign up!
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Gay Pride Festival Coming to Williamsburg!

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If the landslide victory in Ireland is any indication the movement for gay rights is finally getting the respect it deserves, North Brooklyn will continue to carry that torch this June by hosting a gay pride festival in Williamsburg. While a gay pride event is nothing new for Chelsea or Jackson Heights, hosts of some of the most fabulicious gay pride celebrations in the city, North Brooklyn business owners and the LGBT community felt it was high time the area had its own celebration.

And anyone who knows Williamsburg, knows this is going to be one affair to remember.

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Today is the 1st Annual Greenpoint Day at Winthrop / McGolrick Park

Artwork by Barry Chesser

Every day is Greenpoint Day, but today – Sunday 10/29 at 12:30pm is the first annual Greenpoint Day – a big block party in Winthrop/McGolrick park. Come out and celebrate Greenpoint old and new! It will be one big party with a live DJ, classic Rock Bands, barbecue, games, prizes, blow up rides and more! Bring the whole family and your own food

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Bear Hunt Controversy, Whistleblow Your Mind, Animation Block Party, Bushwick Block Party: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (7/24-7/28)

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WEDNESDAY 7/24

♦ Polish & Spanish Poetry Reading @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30-7:30pm, FREE
♥ The Craft @ McCarren Park Summerscreen (No. 12th & Bedford Ave) 6pm, FREE, Performances by La Misma / Potty Mouth / Divorce Money
♫ Rumors / Junior Prom / Behaviors @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8
♫ Bear Hunt Controversy @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St) 10pm, $8

THURSDAY 7/25

♦ Out Of The Sea / Into The Sea @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, An evening of ocean inspired imagery from photographer Bobby Fisher spanning the globe from the Maldives to Montauk, RSVP
♫ Heliotropes / The Suzan @ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy) 7pm, $12
♦ Smashfest @ Villain (50. N.3rd St) 7pm, $15-30, a curated collection of film, art and culture about the NY surf community, ticket includes drinks & snacks, thru Sunday, more info
☺ The Cause B Show: Whistleblow Your Mind Comedy Show @ Over Eight (594 Union Ave) $5, 8:30-10:30pm, featuring some of NYC’s top comedians raising money for The Bradley Manning Defense Fund, RSVP
♫ This Frontier Needs Heros @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm, FREE

FRIDAY 7/26

♦ Close Quarters @ Yes Gallery (147 India St.) Opening 6-10pm, Artwork by Nichole Handel & Jack Jerz
♫ Ghastly City Sleep / Ancient Sky / Don’t @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St.) 8pm, $8
♦ Rooftop Films Animation Blockparty @ Automotive HS Lawn (50 Bedford Ave) 8pm live music, films begin 9pm, $13, Afterparty @ Matchless, More info
• U Screening @ Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave & East River) 8:30pm, FREE, Ages 6 & up, Mona is a princess who lives a lonely existence in a dilapidated castle by the sea. She is cruelly mistreated by a pair of rats until a unicorn named U appears to protect her…

SATURDAY 7/27

# NY State Food & Beer Expo @ East River State Park (Kent Ave & No. 8th St) 10am-7pm, $10, sample over 40 exclusive beers from over 20 NY microbreweries & farm-to-table foods from NY, More info
• Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info
♫ Bushwick Block Party w/ Action Bronson / Pictureplane / Jamaican Queens / World’s Fair / MC Todd / Death Threat @ Moore St betw. Bogart St & White St, noon, FREE
♥ Bike Swap & BBQ @ East River Bar (97 South 6th St.) 3-7pm, FREE, Bring your bike parts, frames and bike related stuff to East River Bar and buy/sell/trade at no vendor cost or cover charge, RSVP
♫ The Due Diligence, Hippy, Journalism, Healing Stoned @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm
♫ Hollaback Afterparty with War on Women / Shady Hawkins & Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $10, Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world, RSVP

SUNDAY 7/28

• Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info
♦ Flux Fest @ Sandbox Studios (154 Morgan Ave.) 6-11:30pm, $15-20, a festival of 10 short films with time travel asan overarching theme, open bar, More info* Greenpointers’ Pick

♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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Hard Art, Frack Attack, Swamp Donkeys, Make Music New York, Flash Choir, Summer Solstice, Lu’au: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (6/19 – 6/25)

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WEDNESDAY 6/19
♫ Hard Art, DC 1979 @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Photographer Lucian Perkins and musician/writer Alec MacKaye present chronicle the rise of punk scene DC, moderated by Jason Diamond of Vol. 1 Brooklyn
♫ WKC / Dead Night / Early Spring / Hemlock Shaw @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $7
♫ Song Preservation Society @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10
♫ Beach Day / Hellbirds / Butter The Children / Hippy @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10
♥ Circus of Dreams @ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 9-11pm, a show that happens in the ecstasy of Limbo, the little in between place where circus freak meets beautiful body poet meets performance art meets dancer, interactive, possibly disgusting, possibly sexy, RSVP
♫ Cold Cave / Boyd Rice @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) Midnight, $15

THURSDAY 6/20
☺ The Cause B Show: Frack Attack @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 9pm, $10, a stand-up comedy show to benefit Riverkeeper, NY’s clean water advocate, RSVP
♫ The Swamp Donkeys @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8-11pm, FREE, Asswhippin’ Live New Orleans Jazz, $8 Aged Sazerac Cocktails
♫ The Can’t Tells / Hospital Ships / Slow Warm Death @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm

FRIDAY 6/21
♫ Silent Barn & Warper Block Party (Stanwix & Jefferson) 11am-6pm, FREE, Performances by Storyboard P / Run DMT / Hair Jail / Uumans / Amaru Cloud / Ashcan Orchestra & more
♫ Make Music New York @ All Over Greenpoint – Milk & Roses, McGolrick Park, Newtown Nature Walk, Kinfolk Studios, Cato’s Army Navy, American Playground – Life Free Music Festival – All Day, Greenpoint Shows On Our Calendar, More info
♫ Voice Activated: New Music Flash Choir @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (Paidge Ave near Provost) 4-6pm, Creative singers take over for a late afternoon event of unamplified site-specific vocal music, RSVP
♫ Summer Solstice Benefit Concert @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (437 McGuinness Blvd @ Ash) 6:30pm, $5, All Ages, Performing: Fetzig / Sasha Dobson / Taluna / Radicators / Daredevils of the Red Circle

SATURDAY 6/22
• Renegade Craft Fair @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 11am-7pm, 300+ modern makers, workshops, installations, and food, RSVP
♫ Summer Thunder w/ Jonny Fritz / Wild Yaks @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE
♦ …all different: for I do, I suppose, partake of multitude @ Interstate Projects (66 Knickerbocker Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, a performance by Kevin Beasley, Curated by Cleopatra’s
♫ Handjob Academy Fundraiser & Bake Sale @ 49 Wyckoff Ave, 9pm, $7, free with Kickstarter donation, Performance by Clint Michigan, Ratchet By Nature, Jams Dean, Zebra Baby, Hand Job Academy, DJ set by Good Goose, RSVP
♫ The Numerators / The Eeries / Trash Tide @ Don Pedro’s (90 Manhattan Ave.) 9:30pm, $6, Brooklyn Burros’ Food!

SUNDAY 6/23
• Sunday Beast @ Bushwick Inlet Park (Kent Betw. No. 9th & 12th) 9am, Pay What You Wish, High intensity interval training that would make the honey badger proud, RSVP
• Renegade Craft Fair @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 11am-7pm, 300+ modern makers, workshops, installations, and food, RSVP
# Sustainable Seafood Fest Fundraiser @ TBD (224 Franklin St) noon-4pm, Learn how to shuck and oyster & steam a lobster, Lobster Rolls $16, 1/2 dozen oysters $8, Ceviche $7, proceeds for Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. – opening Fall ’13
# Founder’s Farewell Lu’au @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 6-10pm, $35, founder Dave Herman is saying goodbye to the Big Apple and hello to Hawaii’s Big Island, roast pig, hula dancers, live music, DJ Stasher, local brews and bourbon, surprises
♫ Bring Back the Music Benefit @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave.) 6-9pm, $10 adults, $5 kids, fundraiser for IS318 After School Program, Stephen Levin and Joe Lentol will be performing

MONDAY 6/24
♫ Live Footage @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE

TUESDAY 6/25
♫ Vinyl Tuesdays @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30-11pm, each week features different genres vinyl records played by vinyl aficionados, More info

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

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What’s Happening? (8/1-8/7) August is happening!

It’s August everyone! That means savor the rest of what’s left of the summer. Watch an outdoor movie. Get out of town. Hit the beach. Take an evening bike ride or how about a canoe paddle? Because before you know it, we’ll be snowed in. Unless this global warming thing turns NY into Florida. Fingers crossed.

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WEDNESDAY 8/1
Princess Bride @ McCarren Park (Bedford & No. 12th St) 6-10pm, Free, Music by Extreme Animals / Soft Circle / PC Worship
♫ Family Band / Jennifer Castle / El Dorado @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8
♫ Big Black Cloud / Girls of Porn / Trabajo, Necking @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7

♫ Thursday 8/2 – Monday 8/6Do The Reggae @ BAM (30 Lafayette Ave) Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican independence at BAMcinématek with this 14-film series dedicated to the country’s unique and widely influential musical tradition, More info

THURSDAY 8/2
♦ Where We Are @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, Opening Exhibition of paintings by  Josh Goldberg, RSVP
♫ SUMMERSTARZ 2012 (for kids) @ East River State Park (North 8th St & Kent Ave) 6:30pm, FREE, music from Brooklyn Wind Symphony, screening of Kung Fu Panda 2
• Hearken: A Reading @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, an evening with Karolina Waclawiak, James Yeh, and Tobias Carroll. Three of North Brooklyn’s finest writers. Shooting from the hip, RSVP
♫ Washed Out / Chairlift / Lemonade @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, Free, All ages

FRIDAY 8/3
♦ Summer Small Works Show & Doggy Wedding @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd) 8pm, More info
♫ Splash / Friends / Janka Nabay / Helado Negro / Uumans @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10, all ages

SATURDAY 8/4
♫ Arbitration Rock Festival @ Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood) Noon-10pm, $10, rain or shine, Live Music: Winter Ring / Activists/Dictators / Uzuhi / Springs / Gunfight! / Katie Mullins / Bad Credit No Credit / Backwords / Not Blood Paint / PassKontrol, RSVP
♫ Warm Up w/ Jamie XX / Pearson Sound / Lemonade / Sinjin Hawke / Zora Jones @ PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 2pm, $15
* Open Canoe Paddle @ NBBC Boat Yard (49 Ash St) 5:30-8:45pm, $5 insurance fee, an open canoe paddle along the North Brooklyn shoreline to Bushwick Inlet, More info
♫ Miniature Tigers / French Horn Rebellion / Joywave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th St.) 8pm, $13

SUNDAY 8/5
Tour “The Insalubrious Valley” with NCA Historian Mitch Waxman @ (Meet: the corner of Grand St and Morgan Ave) 11am-2pm, $20, the currently undefended border of Brooklyn and Queens, and the place where the industrial revolution actually happened, provides a dramatic and picturesque setting for this exploration. Visiting two movable bridges, the still standing remains of an early 19th century highway, and a forgotten tributary of the larger waterway, BUY TIX
♫ DIY Jam – BBALL Tournament w/ CSC Funk Band @ Cooper Park, noon, FREE, BBQ
♫ Rock-a-way Summer: Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence @ Beach 96th St (Rockaway, Queens) noon-9pm, FREE, music, food, water balloon fight!
♫ Mad Decent Block Party w/ Major Lazer / Erol Aikan / Bonde Do Role / Lunice / Riff Raff / Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire & more @ Williamsburg Park (50 Kent Ave) 2pm, FREE
♦ Comics Jam with Michel Levesque @ Word (126 Franklin St) 3pm, Attendees will create a collaborative comic together, led by Levesque, and will discuss storytelling and the art form, RSVP jenn (at) word brooklyn.com

MONDAY 8/6
• Words by the Water @ East River State Park (Kent @ No. 9th St) 7pm, outdoor reading series featuring Soho Crime authors James Benn, Henry Chang, and Timothy Hallinan, More info

TUESDAY 8/7
• 94th Precinct’s National Night Out @ 94th Precinct (Lorimer St betw. Calyer St and Meserole Ave) 6-9pm, Free food, police displays, music, fun for all!

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (7/25-7/30)

WEDNESDAY 7/25
• Rally against Illegal Evictions & Landlord Harassment @ 191 Bedford Ave, 6pm, join victims of landlord harassment in North Brooklyn as they mobilize together and take direct action against shady slumlord tactics to displace them from their homes & community
♥ Dirty Dancing @ Summerscreen (McCarren Park) 6pm, Bands, Food, Music
♫ Shark? / Darlings / Celestial Shore / RElyse @ 285 Kent, 8pm, FREE
♫ Napoleon / Hard Nips / Visuals @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7

THURSDAY 7/26
• Food & Kitchen Swap @ KRRB Headquarters (99 Richardson St., 2nd Fl) 6-9pm, $5 Presented by KRRB, Local Roots NYC & BK Swappers, Bring homemade, edible treats and non-edible kitchen items to trade with food-obsessed neighbors, potluck, free drinks, Buy Tix
• Robots @ East River State Park (N 8th St & Kent Ave) 6:30pm, Town Square’s Summerstarz 2012 family music and movie series
• Art Auction for Animal Farm Foundation @ Gristle Tattoo (178 N. 8th St) 7-10pm, Silent Auction, Beer, Wine, Snacks, 100% of proceeds go to Animal Farm Foundation
* Newtown Creek: Past, Present, Future @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 7pm, Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project will share historical research collected on the Superfund site, with the aim of making information available to artists, designers, city planners, and other interested parties for widespread use in restoring its original splendor. Kate Zidar, Executive Director of Newtown Creek Alliance, will present information on the current state of the creek, including how community members can participate in materializing visions for its future, More info
♫ King Khan & The Shrines / Nicky Da B / The Everymen @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, Free

FRIDAY 7/27
♫ The Nuclears / Starlight Girls / Backwords / Boy Girl Party / Old Monk @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 9pm, $8 RSVP
♫ You Are Here Festival @ Secret Project Robot (289 Melrose St) 8pm, $10, Xeno & Oaklander / Guardian Alien / Black Jeans / Uumans / Oracle
♫ Ancient Sky / Tournament / The Catalyst @ Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7

SATURDAY 7/28
• Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride, 8am-2pm, ride from Newtown Creek to Rockaway Beach, Register by Fri @ 3pm
Build Ghost Bikes @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 11am-4pm, More info
♫ Bushwick Block Party (Moore St Btw Bogart & White St) noon-midnight, free music (Andrew W.K. / HEEMS of Das Racist / Natural Child / Wild Yaks / Naam) free pizza, dunk tank, photo booth
♫ Yellow Dogs / Bambara / Osekre & The Lucky Bastards / Murals / Gunfight / Roadside Graves / The Dust Engineers / Lost Boy? / Red Bedlam @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St.) 2pm, $10

SUNDAY 7/29
• Williamsburg Bridge Park Community Planning Workshop @ The Woods (48 South 4th St) 3pm, Williamsburg Bridge Park is a vision for a new 4 acre waterfront park for Southside Williamsburg. Help imagine the possibilities.
♫ Golden Animals / Shining Mirrors / Divining Rod / Lead Stones @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10

MONDAY 7/30
• Free Movie: Last Summer at Coney Island @ Sternberg Park (Montrose Ave @ Lorimer) 8-11pm, More info
♥ CoEd Shuffleboard @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St.) 7:30pm, $3pp, 8 teams compete to win $100
♫ Public Enemy / Salt-n-Pepa @ Wingate Field (Brooklyn Ave and Winthrop St, Lefferts Gardens) 7:30pm, FREE

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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Weekend Recap (9/23-9/25)

Fowler Arts One Year Show © Greenpointers

It was a busy weekend in Greenpoint. The Fowler Arts One Year show was a great start on Friday night. The artwork was impressive for a mixed group show, which doesn’t surprise me because of the many talented artists who have studios there. Plus the raffle extravaganza, with over 20 prizes generously donated from local shops and restaurants made the night a lot of fun! I can’t wait to blow my $2o Word gift certificate!

Kent St Block Party © Greenpointers

These lovely ladies were holding down the Kent St block party on Saturday, which was stoop sale and kids running in street like lunatics central.

Project Collective When Ends Meet © Greenpointers

 

 

 

 

On Saturday night Project Collective had an art and music bash to raise funds for the Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Any party on a perfect evening at The End is amazing because the killer views from the roof deck are spectacular.

Old Fashioned & Pulled Pork Sandwich

I usually don’t like to rush the weekends but I couldn’t wait for Sunday when The Richardson had its Templeton Rye event. For $6 you got a Rye Cocktail plus a Pulled Pork Sammie from Edan Farms prepared by Tom from The Meat Hook. While I was shoving my second sandwich in my mouth (that’s 2 cocktails and 2 sandwiches for $12!), Tom, the pulled pork genius, explained that he braised smoked pork butts overnight with bacon. I call this sandwich divine perfection. It was the best pork sandwich I have ever had and I eat pulled pork any chance I get. MORE PLEASE! Peter, one of our Greenpointers writers, was the champion after eating a whopping three! Go Peter!!!

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