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I’m (Not) in Love Valentine’s Party, Lot Radio 3 Year Anniversary, Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market, Early Modern English Love Magic — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/6 – 2/12)

Inside the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft (photo: Gus Ponce photography)

Prepare to fall in love! The Greenpointers Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market is happening THIS Sunday, February 10 from 1-7pm at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street), and there’s going to be plenty of fun things to do including getting TWO FREE drinks courtesy of Cinch! Be transported to a simpler time (before swiping right) with 60+ vendors, live music, locally made refreshments, and FREE activities for (literally) everyone including henna tattoos, nail art, poetry, flower crown making, dream catcher workshops, 3D avatar creation, and more~ Whether you need a gift to sweep that special someone off their feet or just want to get your DIY on, mark this on your calendar and don’t miss it! Free to enter! RSVP HERE!


WEDNESDAY 2/6

# Zaitoun: A Conversation with Yasmin Khan and Kerry Diamond @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $35, Olives, peace and Palestinian cooking. Book signing and small bites to follow, Buy Tix
♫ Limited Resources 26 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 9pm, $10 donation, Monthly experimental series, More Info
☺ “Hey” Comedy Show @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info
♫ DatKat ◡ Lostcat ◡ Lilei ◡ xxx1990 @ Jupiter Disco (1237 Flushing Ave.), 10pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 2/7

♦ Line & Label x Moon Void Tarot Card Readings! @ Line and Label (568 Manhattan Ave.), 4pm, FREE, More Info
♦ RISO PRINTING WORKSHOP @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) 6:30pm, $85, make custom prints using A/D/O’s in-house Risograph printer. Buy Tix
# Dinner with Sohui Kim of Korean Home Cooking @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $50, Brooklyn restaurateur Sohui Kim of The Good Fork and Insa is cooking up a large Korean famliy style meal from her new cookbook KOREAN HOME COOKING: Classic and Modern Recipes, Buy Tix
♦ Triskelion Arts Presents: Mei Yamanaka @ Triskelion (106 Calyer St.), 8pm, $18, an evening of dance, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Art Hole, Cartoon Carnival and Brooklyn Soup Takedown — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/16-1/22)

WEDNESDAY 1/16

♫ MUNYA, Hideout, Pueblo @ Zone One Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix
* A Wild West Murder Mystery Experience @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, $25, an 1870 whodunnit, Buy Tix
♫ Mother of Mars, Phyllis & Aristotle, Chuck Bettis @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ Ilegal Wednesday: 2 Katies DJ Night @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 1/17

♦ Wave. Particle. Duplex. by Studio SWINE Public Opening @ A/D/O (29 Norman.), 6pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Japanese Breakfast @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $23, Buy Tix
♦ Art Hole’s First Birthday Party! @ Art Hole at Rubulad (Bushwick), 7:30pm, $15-20, Figure Drawing, Buy Tix
♫ Wonderwheel Recordings 15 in NYC w/ El Búho, Nickodemus & more @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $10-15, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Foodies: Take This Bread Baking Class in Bushwick

“For the home baker who has mastered the country loaf and hit a dead end.”

Honestly what event copy has ever been more tasteful? Even if your leavening skills are not up to snuff, raise your stakes (and yeast) at Brooklyn Bread Lab’s September 18 baking class!

Located in the heart of Bushwick and owned and operated by the culinary team at The WIlliamsburg Hotel, Brooklyn Bread Lab is a warehouse kitchen focused on crafting artisan breads, pastas, pastries, and pizza dough from house-milled grains. Executive pastry chef Leah Morrow, who recently joined the team, is opening her kitchen to curious home bakers for a series of classes, starting with Intermediate Techniques in Whole Grain Baking on September 18 from 7–9 PM.

Intimate classes serve only 15 students and offer refreshments and invaluable baking pointers. See below for further details, and starch your engines!

Bread Baking Class
Tuesday, September 18
7–9 PM
Brooklyn Bread Lab
201 Moore Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Class, Baking, and Refreshments for $95
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HOTTEA And Afternoon Tea Service At The Williamsburg Hotel

The bar at The Williamsburg Hotel, photo by Annie Schlechter
The light-filled bar at The Williamsburg Hotel, with a rainbow string installation by artist HOTTEA, photo by Annie Schlechter

The neighborhood’s latest spot for swanky travelers to rest their head, The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave.), has partially opened over the past few weeks. Two of the eight floors of the hotel are currently open for booking, and the downstairs bar (with rainbow string art by the hottest guy in installations, HOTTEA) is open for drinks and pastries. We got to check out their tea service menu (available Friday through Sunday from 12-5pm), with baked goods by Bushwick’s Brooklyn Bread Lab.

The Lobby and front desk at The Williamsburg Hotel. Photo: Julia Moak
The Lobby and front desk at The Williamsburg Hotel. Photo: Julia Moak

You can enter the lobby bar by going down the concrete stairs in front of the hotel, or from the street level by heading down a spiral staircase once inside. The designers deserve kudos for the large windows at the front of the bar—there’s actually a lot of light that comes in despite it being subterranean. The vibe is cozy, with velvet banquettes, a soft wood floor, and vintage gold picture frames making a chevron pattern around the bar. The hotel was designed by Michaelis Boyd, who also designed the Soho House Berlin, which I’ve been inside and it makes sense; both The Williamsburg Hotel and Soho House Berlin are filled with teal tones, wood, and exude an upscale yet warm, rustic feel. And this jives with the character of the neighborhood, if Williamsburg’s identity can even be defined by anything these days. Continue reading

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Trend Alert! Two Whole-Grain Bread Pop-ups in North Brooklyn

It seems that bakers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief as some pressure has eased up from the gluten-free fad and turn to a much more filling trend in bread—the locally sourced, freshly milled, whole grain loaf.

Rugbrød from Meyers Bageri, photo via Grubstreet Instagram
Rugbrød from Meyers Bageri. Photo via Grubstreet Instagram

Luckily, Brooklyn has a lot of great bread options but recently we’ve been gifted with two more exciting projects within reach of Greenpoint. Although only available on the weekends, pop-ups from Meyers Bageri and Brooklyn Bread Lab are slinging rockin’ loaves of naturally leavened, whole grain breads that are worth waiting for.

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