Ah, Black Friday. Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time to scoop up some sweet deeply discounted goods for your friends and loved ones. Maybe it’s also time to treat yourself (or that hot-to-trot lover). Whatever the case might be, there’s a whole lotta sales going on.
But, instead of shopping at corporate chains and big box stores, why not support some cool and dynamic local small business? These local spots are running some of their own Black Friday specials and they’re way too good to pass up. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.
♫ Vibe Emitter: Official MONDO.nyc Showcase @ Coco SixtySix (66 Greenpoint Ave), 6pm, $8, OFFICIAL Mondo.NYC Music Festival and Tech Conference showcase, VIBE EMITTER! Buy Tix ♫ St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $39.50, Every ticket for this show includes a physical CD of St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ forthcoming album! Buy tix ♫ GABI (Record Release), Julianna Barwick, Foxes in Fiction @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 7pm, $12, Buy Tix ♦ Stranger Things Bingo @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave.), 9pm, FREE, every Wednesday night through the month of October, Videology will be watching the first season of Stranger Things and playing BINGO, More Info
♫ A Pale Horse Names Death, Pist.On, Black Dawn, & Witch Kings @ The Kingsland (269 Norman Ave), 6:30pm, $15, Buy Ticket * Mugwort Magic: Plant and Sound Journey @ Anima Mundi (35 Noble St) 7pm, $30, this event will connect to the vibrations of Mugwort, a sacred witches’ herb known for its protective energy and to support lucid dreams., Buy tix ♫ Dark Tea, Baby Jey, New Love Crowd, Babies’ Babies @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, $8, Buy Tix ♫ Oblivion 05 @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 8pm, FREE, a relaxed night of musical exploration, More InfoContinue reading →
Whether you’re a local parent or a way hip aunt/uncle (or whatever title you prefer), there’s a bunch of local, fun, and creative classes for Greenpoint kidlets to explore. Check out some of our picks below. Get learning, crafting, or exploring.
1. Brooklyn Craft Company. Is there a craft kiddo in your life? Well, look no further than Brooklyn Craft Company’s ballin’ after school program. All kids benefit from hands-on engagement and tactile, experiential learning. So, sign your sprog up for a sewing or fiber art class. Who knows, they’ll put a bird on something in no time.
Prices start at $495 for a ten week course. (Bonus: This class series can include an after school pick up for busy parents!)
2. Teacup Music. Music education is something sorely looked over in our contemporary school system and it’s an artistic outlet that has one of the most profound effects on kids. With Concetta at Teacup Music, kids can learn the art of the violin and gain priceless life skills.
The class costs $660 a semester (12 sessions) and includes a recital and instrument rental. Pick up on Wednesdays from PS 110 is also available.
3. Fairy School. Every kid benefits from having more magic and joy in their life. Children will learn and engage with a “curriculum of healing arts, creative play, and studies in ecological awareness.” That sounds pretty damn neat to me. If anything, I’d love to enroll in fairy school for myself. Adults need magic, too.
A full 9 week term costs $360 (plus $20 supply/snack fee). Fairy School will return in Spring 2019.
Greenpoint’s own (and totally adorable) craft destination, Brooklyn Craft Company (165 Greenpoint Ave), is hiring for Pattern Makers and Workshop Instructors. Read more for full details on the gigs and how to apply: Continue reading →
♫ Momentum/Rite of Wed: Bodywork / Hunter Vita / Nathan Kersaint @ TBA Brooklyn (395 Wythe Ave), 6pm, FREE, More info * Kokrobitey Institute Talk @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), 7pm, FREE, Elise McMahon and Sekou Neblett discuss their work together in Ghana surrounding how art and design play a role in the midst of a global discourse around sustainable development, RSVP * Kundalini Flow with Dani Katz @ Root Mamma (236 Richardson St), 7:30pm, $20, Exercise your body, mind, and spirit, open your channels, and live in a state of flow, RSVP ♫ Limited Resources 13 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $6, Our one year anniversary show! Featuring the soothing sounds of Chris Pitsiokos (Sax Destroyer), Tim Dahl (Bass Wrangler), and Kevin Shea (Drum Machine), More info
^ “The Woman in the Window” Book Launch @ Space Ninety 8 (98 N 6th St), 6:30pm, FREE, “The Woman in the Window” is a twisty, Hitchcockian psychological thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house, More info ☺ Branded Content Presents: PETCO @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 8pm, FREE, We’ll be wearing Louis Vuitton Leashes, serving complimentary milk bones, and presenting comedy, More info ♫ Frendzone! // Dorisburg (live) / Octo Octa / Kellam Matthews @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $10, Buy tix ♫ The Juan MacLean & Friends January Residency @ Rose Gold (96 Morgan Ave), 10pm, $10, Buy tix ♫ An All Star Tribute to ACDC at Brooklyn Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $12, Buy tixContinue reading →
♦ SummerScreen: I Know What You Did Last Summer @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Let’s toast … to us, to our last summer of immature, adolescent decadence. Gates open at 6pm, Sammus performs at 7:30pm, and the film starts at sundown, More info * Trivia Night @Archestratus (160 Huron St), 8pm, FREE, Categories various, beer innumerable, arancine aplenty. There will be three rounds + a lightning round, but only one epic trophy, RSVP * Goldeneye Tournament @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 11:30pm, FREE, 4 Fresh Controllers, 8 characters, But only one Oddjob. Martinis at Happy Hour prices and $3 beers, More info
# Long Island Breweries Night @ Barcade (388 Union Ave), 4pm, FREE, Bevy of breweries for a night celebrating all things Long Island, More info # Lust, Brains, and Taste @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $30, Titillating evening exploring how taste, smell, and all of our other senses drive attraction and desire, Buy tix * The Mx. Nobody Pageant @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, FREE, The Nobodies are back with the second year of their signature un-pageant. Competitors throw down the Newness, Outlook, Passion, and Eeugh it takes to make us scream NOPE, More info Continue reading →
It’s a new year, which means it’s a good time to reset with new career goals and aspirations. If you’re handy with a needle and thread or a paintbrush, you may be in luck—Brooklyn Craft Co. (165 Greenpoint Ave.) is seeking some new instructors.
Per Brooklyn Craft Co: “If you teach crafts / DIY and you’re based in the NYC area, we want to hear from you. We are seeking paid instructors in the following subjects:
Brooklyn Craft Company, a DIY class and event space, is hosting a Catlady Craft Night and we have a free ticket to giveaway ($95 value)! Catlady Craft Night is a big crazy cat-themed DIY party for the modern catlady (cat gents are welcome, too)! Attendees can look forward to making several cat-themed craft projects including wire cat rings, painted cat figurines, cat-shaped leather change purses, canvas totes, and needle-felted cats made from wool and — yes, they’re going there — cat fur!
You can also look forward to cocktails, music, a cat meet-and-greet hosted by Brooklyn Animal Action, where attendees can snuggle with actual cats and even adopt them if they make a love match, a raffle to benefit Brooklyn Animal Action (a portion of event proceeds benefit them as well), and the sparkling company of Brooklyn’s raddest catladies!
How to enter: In the comments below, answer the question “True or False: A cat, standing in a still position, can jump more than 3 times its own length.” Continue reading →
(sponsored) Michael Hambouz’ “Factory Made” Artist’s Reception @ Lobby Gallery (1133 Ave of the Americas) 10/02, 6pm, FREE Presented by the Durst Organization and chashama. For his “Factory Made” series, Greenpoint artist Michael Hambouz hand-cuts paper stock from his hometown’s French Paper Company to create vibrant, abstracted scenes of the very factory where the paper is produced. The exhibition includes 18 new large-scale works, providing a glimpse into the operations of the 140-year-old paper mill by showcasing the production process and machinery. The resulting works celebrate small manufacturing, a geographical sense of home, and the simple, elegant beauty of cut paper collage. More info
(sponsored) Oktoberfest @ The Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave) 10/04 and 10/05, 12pm to 11pm Celebrate Oktoberfest with two days of beer drinking and German food specials! Beers include Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Franziskaner Dunkel Weiss, and Reissdorf Kolsch. Plus bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels all weekend long! More info
(sponsored) Horror Movies in the Garden @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 10/07, 8pm, FREE Watch Night of the Living Dead while sipping on some spiked hot cider. Bring a blanket & a cuddle buddy. More info.
WEDNESDAY 10/01 * Craft Supply Swap @ Brooklyn Craft Co. (61 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, FREE, Clean out your craft stash and take home some new goodies, More info * PUJA for Peace on Earth @ The Ark (107 Green St) 7pm, $20, In this ancient ritual we will use sanskrit mantra, meditation, breath, and song for the purpose of activating peace within our own beings to be shared with all beings on planet earth and beyond, More info ♫ MeanRed’s Flex @ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 8pm, $10, With Lil Silva / Waldo / Tim Vocals / Neuport / Jason Scott, Buy tix