Brooklyn Mirage

National Hot Dog Day, Epic Ride, Weird Science and Glitter Punk Extravaganza — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/18 – 7/24)

WEDNESDAY 7/18

* National Hot Dog Day @ Clinton Hall (247 Metropolitan Ave.), 11am, $7, celebrate all day with Kimchi Hot Dogs, More Info 
♫ POPC Rooftop Party & Fundraiser
@ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Avenue), 6pm, $10, DJs til late! POPC is an arts nonprofit that aims to amplify the voices of underrepresented people and causes through arts and performance, More Info
☺ No Cool Kids @ Starr Bar (214 Starr St.), 8pm, FREE, comedy about akward youth, RSVP
Titanic @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, FREE, spend the evening with Jack and Rose, RSVP
♫ Noah PC Presents A Very Bad Room Special @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, more info

THURSDAY 7/19

♦ RU Exhibition: Scrims & Blurs @ El Museo de Los Sures (120 S. 1st. St.) 6pm, FREE, a navigable pathway of paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs and partially site-specific installations, More info
♦ Disassembly : Brooklyn. Opening Celebration. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) 6:30pm, FREE, a participatory art installation that explores our obsession with technology and the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, RSVP
* Beauty Rituals Panel @ Anima Mundi (35 Noble St.), 6:30pm, $30, join a conversation on the meaning of “Beauty,” and explore rituals and self care. Start with a special blended Beauty Elixir tea,  delve into a panel discussion, and conclude with a DIY Customizable Vegan Chap stick Class, Buy Tix
☺ Laugh Riots Comedy Showcase @ GAMBA Forest (17 Division Pl.), 7pm, $5-7, Buy Tix
♫ Fitness & Wild Moccasins, Shiffley @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
* Stargazing on the Transmitter Pier @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Avenue.), 8:30pm, FREE, Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will provide telescopes to view celestial objects in the night sky on the Transmitter Park pier, More Info

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This Week’s Best Dance Parties! (July 4th Edition)

The Lot Radio Block Party
via The Lot Radio

THE LOT RADIO 4th OF JULY BLOCK PARTY
Wednesday, July 4th | 12pm-11pm
The Lot Radio | 17 Nassau Avenue
FREE; RSVP on Facebook

The Lot Radio is again bringing an all-are-welcome bangin’ block party to the neighborhood, with (of course) a stellar DJ lineup. Drinks available at the kiosk and food from Holy Ground BBQ, a Le Gamin popup and an ice cream stand. 12pm: Dub-Stuy Records; 1pm: Yuki b2b Fa Tik; 2pm: Sanna b2b Image Man; 3pm: Takaya b2b Douglas Sherman4pm: Felipe special Cumbia Set; 5pm: RIOBAMBA_dj; 6pm: Eli Soul Clap b2b Cesar Toribio; 7pm: Kim Ann Foxman; 8pm: Justin Strauss b2b The Juan MacLean; 9pm: Lloyd
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Ticket Giveaway: Bedouin at Brooklyn Mirage July 3rd

SAGA Ibiza 2018 | Photo credit Julián Farina
SAGA Ibiza 2018 | Photo credit Julián Farina

Brooklyn deep house DJ duo Bedouin are bringing their infamous Ibiza club night SAGA to Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave) tomorrow—along with Matthew Dekay, SIS, Sainte Vie (Live), Wild Dark and Lovecraft. If you’ve never been to Brooklyn Mirage, it’s an experience unlike any other in the city, with the vibe of a Vegas-meets-Coachella megaclub that was beamed down from a spaceship onto an industrial street in Bushwick. On Wednesday, the epic multi-leveled outdoor venue with views of the city will feature immersive art, custom visuals, performers and of course a bangin’ soundtrack to match. Tickets are available on Resident Advisor.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to tomorrow’s shebang, so visit the Greenpointers Facebook page below for a chance to win!

Bedouin presents SAGA at Brooklyn Mirage July 3rd

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Trivia Night, Full Moon Fest, Dope BBQ and Summer Lovin’ — What’s Happening Greenpoint (6/27-7/3)

Calling All Trivia Champs

WEDNESDAY 6/27

♦ Meadowlands, Tales & Rocks @ Plexus Projects (198 Greenpoint Ave. #1), 6pm, FREE, The exhibited works trace imaginary landscapes at the crossroads of personal stories, scientific theories, and tales of the Meadowlands, the transformed NJ swamps west of Manhattan, More Info 
* The Art of Transmission with Maestro Manuel Rufino @ Sacred Arts Research Foundation (107 Green St.), 7pm, donation $10-20, sacred songs and shamanic knowledge, Buy Tix
♦ Ken Brown’s Selected Short Films @ Quimby’s Bookstore (536 Metropolitan Avenue), 8pm, FREE, This collection of shorts will focus on NYC with films going back to the early 90s, More Info.
♫ Devon Welsh, Foxes In Fiction @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 8pm, $12, Buy Tix
* TRIVIA NIGHT!!!!!!! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, join our News Editor for Trivia Night!!!! Win food, win beer, claim the title of Greenpoint Trivia Champ!!! More Info

THURSDAY 6/28

# SALO Series: No Forks Given Tour @ Space Ninety 8 (98 North 6th St.), 7pm, $67, Featuring a Global Filipino Dinner with a Seasonal Summer Menu by SALO SERIES chef Yana Gilbuena, Buy Tix
♫ Insight | Janeret/ Maksim in The Panther Room @ The Panther Room (74 Wythe Ave.), 10pm, FREE, Buy Tix
* Summer Nights: Herbs for Cooling and Clearing @ Anima Mundi (35 Noble St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix
♫ Dirty Thursday: New Wave Night @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, FREE, RSVP

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Rooftops, Rockouts & Rosé: Your Guide To The Outdoor Music Season 2018

The Brooklyn Mirage. Photo: Dean McColl
The Brooklyn Mirage. Photo: Dean McColl

We’re approaching summer, and that means it’s time to get your dance on (and your drink on) outdoors. For North Brooklyn, the days of seeing live bands play in the belly of the decaying McCarren Park pool or along the Williamsburg waterfront have been dead for about a decade. Luckily there’s a handful of local venues picking up the torch, where you can groove to some sick jams al fresco. Read on for our top picks. Continue reading

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Action Bronson, Neon Indian, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Labor Day Parties — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/30–9/5)

WEDNESDAY 8/30
♫ Action Bronson Live + Signing @ Rough Trade NYC (64 N 9th St), 6:30pm, Album Pre-order, Action Bronson plays a Rough Trade in-store with signing after in support of his new album Blue Chips 7000, More info
♫ Lime Rickey International / Sana Nagano @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More info

THURSDAY 8/31
# Exclusive Beer Launch: Rye Score! @ Barcade (388 Union Ave), 4pm, FREE, Celebrate the release of our Victory Brewing collaboration, Rye Score!, a German style Hefeweizen brewed with rye malt, More info
♫ Cory Wade, Sateen @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $15, Cory Wade from America’s Next Top Model releases the first single off of his debut pop driven with a soul influence album, Buy tix
# A Persian-Inspired Evening with Soli Zardosht @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St), 7pm, $125, Soli’s Persian-inspired menu will showcase modern flavors from the Middle East and beyond, Buy tix
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Superhero Figure Drawing, 3D VHS Festival, Brooklyn Bike Rave, Synthwave Party — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/19–7/25)

WEDNESDAY 7/19

♦ SummerScreen: Donnie Darko @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, 16th anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko. Gates open at 6pm, grunge-infused rockers Sharkmuffin plays the TIDAL Rising Stage at 7:30pm, and the film starts at sundown, More info
# Banned Countries Dinner Series: Sudan Edition @ Franklin Guesthouse (214 Franklin St), 6:30pm, $125, Celebrate Sudanese food and culture by enjoying a family-style feast inspired by Omer Eltigani, author of the forthcoming cookbook The Sudanese Kitchen. Multiple courses, unlimited house wine and vegetarian options are available, Buy tix
♫ WHAT NOW? Sessions: The Sifer, Sakinah Iman, Paco G Train Bandit @ Terra Firma (119 Ingraham St), 8pm, $5, Fusion of the Hip Hop cypher and the Jazz jam session. Emcees bring your bars. Singers bring your melodies. Musicians bring your instruments. Everyone bring your vibe and let’s rock out, RSVP
* Microdosing Workshop: Sacred Plants to Enhance Mind-Body-Spirit @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave), 8:15pm, $20, Learn how you can feel better, increase energy, improve focus, inspire creativity, balance mood, relax, sleep well, and expand awareness with sacred plant microdosing, More info


THURSDAY 7/20

# American Food and Immigration Policy @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20, An evening of thought-provoking discussion, followed by an informal reception featuring light refreshments from Brooklyn Brewery and Sonia Perez, a street cart vendor and member of Street Vendor Project’s Leadership Council, More info
♦ Superhero Figure Drawing
@ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St), 7pm, $10, Practice your cape drawing skills, with everything from pen to graphite — but leave your kryptonite at home, Buy tix
* 3D VHS Festival @ The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $10, In the garden, the Museum of Interesting Things takes us back to a future that the past never saw coming! See excerpts from movies–not just on VHS, but 3D VHS, More info
♦ Jonathas de Andrade Presents Bodanzky and Senna’s Iracema @ Light Industry (155 Freeman St), 7:30pm, $8, Inspired by neorealism as well as the films of John Cassavetes and Jean Rouch, the directors constructed Iracema by enacting a road-movie scenario inside everyday settings, combining artifice and documentary to yield a richly atmospheric parable whose lessons still maintain a grim relevance, More info
♫ DJ Questlove Presents: Bowl Train @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 11:30pm, $10, Buy tix
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It’s A Mirage, Live Band Plays As Kosciuszko Falls, & Gas Passing—The Hook-Up 4/7

Scene from our Greenpointers Valentines Market
This weekend we’re hosting our Spring Market! Come on down to the Greenpoint Loft and sip palomas while you shop.

It’s sounding like troubled megaclub Brooklyn Mirage might actually open this summer. Party on!

The old Kosciuszko Bridge is going to be demolished this summer, and people are demanding an epic party, complete with a live orchestral score. Have you RSVP’d on Facebook yet?

There was a gas leak caused by construction along Wythe Avenue last weekend, and businesses and residents were evacuated for at least four hours. Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell… The 2016 Venue Graveyard

Thankfully one of our favorites, Good Room, is still rocking!

From large outdoor clubs to medium-sized rock n’ roll bars to tiny DIY venues to neighborhood staples that hosted local DJs, 2016 saw a lot of great spots disappear—and in an ultimate emo gutpunch, the closures happened right alongside the deaths of music legends David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. WTF 2016?!

So, after the jump, here’s our list of who in the neighborhood bit the dust this year. It’s worth mentioning that we’re hopeful about 2017; Brooklyn Steel will be opening in East Williamsburg this coming April, this past year Brooklyn Bazaar opened in the old Polonaise Terrace banquet hall, The Lot Radio opened in May and has quickly become a neighborhood fixture, and Secret Project Robot just signed a lease on a new space, and there are still plenty of great venues in the neighborhood to catch some great music. Continue reading

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NuHart Plastics Dance Party Shutdown + Important Superfund Meeting Monday 11/02

20150510-IMG_9541Last night Cityfox, mega-party organizers behind Bushwick’s smash-hit Brooklyn Mirage, selected Greenpoint’s NuHart Plastics facility to host the ghouls and gals as they danced into the pale Halloween moonlight.

To the horror of the 4,500-plus ticket holders, the dancing was dead on arrival; the party organizers didn’t secure proper permits, and the Fire Department intervened, shutting the party down while people lined up to enter the Superfund Site around midnight. Continue reading

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