One of my favorite things about Greenpoint is its literati culture: WORD (126 Franklin St) for its impeccable catalogue and ongoing readings, Archestratus (160 Huron St) for its love of cuisine, connection, and experience, and of course, Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Ste C4) for their mission to promote books as art.
While Booklyn has been a wonderful hub in Greenpoint, the non-profit received an amazing opportunity to move into the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, following a successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised more than $19k. With the new space, Booklyn will be able to double their facilities and expand their supportive and nurturing community. The non-profit plans to start an archive and distribute programs for educational institutions. Plus, their new space even has room for events, further paving the way for an art gallery and events. As a Greenpointer, I’ll be sad to see them go from our ‘hood, but I’m rooting for their glorious new journey that will further support communities in arts, culture, and expression.
So Greenpointers, let’s toast them to a connection with a new neighborhood and a new community! On February 22 – 24, Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, Suite C4) will be hosting a weekend of farewell parties marking the last exhibition in their Greenpoint location before they move to their new space. Check them out, and say goodbye and good luck! Continue reading →
♦ Williamsburg Holiday Party @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, Meet other locals and get free stuff from local businesses, More Info * Toasted Wedding Event @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St) 6pm, $12, Curated mix of 40+ independent wedding vendors, alternative and modern wedding ideas, handcrafted and eco-friendly goods and a party-like mood. Music, food, goodie bags, raffles, photo booth pix, Buy tix ☺ Trump University Alumni Ball @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, $5, Since leaving from our tremendous, really fantastic alma mater Trump U, we’ve come to realize how important it is to give back. Raising funds for Planned Parenthood and the International Refugee Assistance Project. Comedy show Catch A Writhing Star returns, RSVPContinue reading →
WEDNESDAY 10/19 ☺ Stir Crazy Wednesdays @ Slick Willie (179 Meserole Ave) 8pm, FREE, A weekly comedy show hosted by Aldo Marachilian, More info * Final Presidential Debate @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 9pm, FREE, With free popcorn both to eat and to throw at the screen, More info
THURSDAY 10/20 * Damn Good @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, A performance art series that brings together artists whose work resists categorization and invites experimentation, Buy tix * Pat October @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, With Ani Klang / Adam Radakovich / Volvox / JD Samson / OLIVE T / Amber Valentine, RSVP * Dragnet Halloween @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 11pm, FREE, With Maddelynn Hatter / Crystal Mesh / Zenobia / Merrie Cherry / Francesca, More info
Greenpointers Spring Market Sunday, April 17, 1pm, FREE, The historic Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl), which has been beautifully restored to its pre-war glory, will come alive with old-timey themes and music. Over 60 vendors will be offering locally crafted items and food to purchase and there will be fun, free activities. More info and RSVP
[sponsored] Dancing on My Own ’80s–’00s Prom Saturday, April 16, 10pm, $5 Littlefield (622 Degraw St) This prom season, bury high school in the past and come party with the skint. It’s prom without the pressure, not to mention all those added expenses like dinner, hairdressers, limos, and subsequent limo cleaning (after one too many glasses of punch). There will be music by DJ Steve Reynolds, balloons up the wazoo, $5–8 drink specials, and a virtual date photo booth where you can choose your own arm candy. More info
WEDNESDAY 4/13 * Volunteer Season Opener @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave) 4pm, FREE, Help get North Brooklyn Farms back in action with their first volunteer day of the season, RSVP # Second Servings: Eat Your Grief @ Greenpoint address upon purchase, 7pm, $35, Girl Party presents a five-course tasting event with foods for emotional healing, Buy tix
THURSDAY 4/14 * Performancy Forum @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, FREE, An evening of performance art projects by five artists dealing with intersections between their own bodies and bodies politic, RSVP * April Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, Flux’s monthly potluck dinner and art salon, RSVP ♫ Disc’occult @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, A night of disco music, ritualistic dancing, hedonism, and gory cult classics, RSVP
Last Friday marked the 18th Greenpoint Gallery Night, hosted by Scott Chasse (Calico) and Owen Houhoulis (Owen James Gallery) who voluntarily organized this informal directory of art spaces and organizations. It’s a night to roam the neighborhood, visiting new and familiar places, and meeting some of the talented creatives who make Greenpoint the incredible neighborhood it is.
Here’s a short recap of the work I was able to see. Hope to see you at the next one! Continue reading →
[sponsored] Community Reiki With Erica Joy Dunn @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave) Saturday March 12, 3pm, $25–$50 suggested Come and receive a healing Reiki treatment! During a Reiki treatment, positive energy flows, cleansing the body of built up toxins or pain. It soothes shock, calms the mind and emotions, and accelerates the body’s natural ability to heal itself while promoting a state of total relaxation and well-being. More info
WEDNESDAY 3/09 ☺ The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, Standup showcase featuring Matt Koff, Naomi Ekperigin, and Ashley Brooke Roberts, More info ♫ Unknown Relatives @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $6, With The Fucktons / The Dirty Blondes / The Casey Hopkins Duo, RSVP
THURSDAY 3/10 ^ Book Launch: Streetfight @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Streetfight deconstructs how NYC’s former Director of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan transformed the streets into dynamic spaces that are safe for pedestrians and bikers, More info ♫ Someguysenterprise Presents Play @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $5, With Isis Swaby / Neuport / Jamar Jacobs / Steezytroburgers / DJ Noir, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 9/16 * The Proof Is in the Processor@ Glasshouse (246 Union Ave) 7pm, $20, Equal parts performance, installation and lecture, this nerdy clown romp covers the entire evolution of information technology, RSVP ♫ The Hunger@ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $10, With Human Jukebox Brass Band / Hungry March Band / Naked Roots Conducive, RSVP
THURSDAY 9/17 ♫ The Get Down @ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 6pm, $30, Deep house yoga + dance party, with music by Tasha Blank and the Get Down Crew, Buy tix ☺ The Big Bupkis @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7:30pm, 25¢, The history of Yiddish vaudeville, with cheap jokes, magic, ukulele music, hypnotism, and ventriloquism, RSVP * The MUFF Society Presents Tank Girl @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, With a screening of local filmmaker Emily Carmichael’s sci-fi short STRYKA, More info
WEDNESDAY 9/09 * Never Odd or Even@ The Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $18, A new original production by Title:Point, RSVP ♫ East Bank Music @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St),8pm, $10, Chicago-based duo Sun Speak presents their new release, Sacred Rubble, More info
THURSDAY 9/10 * The First Cask Ale of Fall @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 5pm, FREE, Tapping Greenpoint Brewing’s Kentucky Common aged in Van Brunt whiskey barrels, More info # The Bees Knees Spicy Tasting @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6pm, $15, A night of spicy and sweet concoctions, from cocktails to snacks to dessert, More info
WEDNESDAY 7/08 * Giglio Opening Night Ceremonies @ North 8th & Havemeyer St, 6pm, FREE, One of the oldest Italian American traditions in America, honoring Nolani patron saint San Paolino, More info ^ Debut Fiction Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Jessamyn Hope, Sara Nović, and Tracy O’Neill discuss the experience of writing and publishing their first book-length works, RSVP * Dancorcism @Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 8pm, $15, A one-hour dance party for your soul, with high-energy dance routines, stretching, and meditation, More info