#♫ A Costume Dinner Party with Salt Cathedral @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50 includes food and beer, Music presented by Wild Honey Pie, Buy Tix * TRIVIA on Halloween Night! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, Join me for a Halloween Trivia and Costume Party EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!! Win food, drinks, cookies, bragging rights!!!RSVP ♫ Twerk or Treat @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St.), 8pm, FREE, RSVP ♫ Horrorscope Halloween Party @ Wayward Social (35 Ingraham St.), 8pm, $5, Buy Tix ♫ Godmother: Halloween Trina!!! X AJA X Valentina DJ Brooke Candy @ 3 Dollar Bill (360 Meserole St.), 8pm, $25-35, Buy Tix ♫ The Crystal Method – Halloween Party! @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $20-25, Buy Tix ♫ Gala of the Gone Halloween @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 9pm, FREE w/ RSVP, $10 at the door, RSVP
* 50 Kent Ave Design Presentation @ Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, NYC Parks will be presenting their permanent design concept for the 50 Kent Ave section of Bushwick Inlet Park to the Parks & Waterfront Committee of Community Board #1. Your input is valuable! More Info ♫ King Buffalo, The Golden Grass @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix ^ Hope Ewing In Conversation with Natalka Burian @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, FREE, An evening on writing and drinking, More info ♫ PROF @ Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.), 7:30pm, $15, Buy TixContinue reading →
The permanent design of the 50 Kent Ave. parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park will be revealed this Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 86 Kent Ave., where NYC Parks will present their design concept to the Parks and Waterfront Committee of Community Board 1 and the general public. The design for the Box Street Park, part of the Greenpoint Landing development, will also be revealed and discussed at the meeting. Continue reading →
Williamburg’s Kadampa Meditation Center brings a mindful approach to dealing with anxiety. Learn how to focus the mind on the internal causes of peace and happiness and explore the nature and causes of anxiety, how to let go and respond positively and discover your actual nature from which our true potential arises. Wednesday, (October 24, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM) @ Meditation Center Williamsburg (119 North 11th St.). $15 for the Special Event, followed by $15 per class, or sign up for all five follow-on classes in advance for $50 (save $25). [Sponsored]
♦ Movies Under the Stars – Fear(s) of the Dark @ Bushwick Inlet Park (50 Kent Ave.), 6pm, FREE, 2007 French black and white animated horror movie, More Info ♫ THOTITE IN THE FRIDGE HALLOWEEN PARTY@ Rubulad (Bushwick), 6pm, $22-150, Buy tix ♫ Moon Taxi @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 8pm, $35, Buy Tix ♫ FULL FLEX with Khalil & Minderella, Ra Mico @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More info
♦ ESS Community Projects ART Party! @ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd.), 7pm, $50+ enjoy food, drinks and art in support of Eckford Street Studio. All proceeds benefit Eckford Street Studio, Buy Tix ♫ Spotlights, The Life And Times, Geometers @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) 7pm, $12-15, Buy Tix * Watery Worlds: Our Solar System’s Hotspots For Life @ The Evergreens Cemetery (1629 Bushwick Avenue), 7pm, $20, Explore the Universe with Atlas Obscura and Scientific American, More info ♫ Rosehardt w/ duendita, DJ set by No Intimate @ Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.), 10pm, $10, Buy TixContinue reading →
♫ 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 →
♦ New Cinema Club – Volume I @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 6:30pm, $5 suggested, see contemporary short films at the inaugural edition of New Cinema Club More Info * RAW:Brooklyn CONNECT @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, $22-30, A night of art, music, fashion and more featuring 50+ artists, a pop-up gallery, live performance and runway show, Buy tix #♫ A Dinner Party with Henry Jamison @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, $50, food, community and free drinks with The Wild Honey Pie, Buy Tix ♫ Love Games with Lauren Murada & Finn Jones @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info
# Sunset Sips: The Rooftop Farm Mixer @ Brooklyn Grange (63 Flushing Ave), 6pm, $69, presented by Green Roof for Healthy Cities’s conference Cities. Tickets include complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres, Buy Ticket * Miss Subways 2018 @ Littlefield (635 Sackett St) 7pm, $20-25, With a wink and a nod to the Miss Subways pageants held in NYC between 1941 and 1976, this event is a call to arms for advocates and lovers of the NYC underground. All proceeds benefit The City Reliquary and Riders Alliance, Buy tix ♫ Broken Records/Otherways Present: TOP nachos LP Release w/ frens @ Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wycoff Ave.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix * 4th Annual Beer Garden Sukkah @ The Creative Sukkah (The corner of West and Milton Streets), 8:30pm, $8, unlimited beer, Buy tixContinue reading →
Saturday, September 23rd, 2-6PM @Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) Come enjoy unlimited blue claw crab for 90 minutes served with potatoes and corn, topped with KnicKnacksbk special seasoning. And what goes better with crabs than beer – which is available a la carte (extra cost). Find a session that fits you and join us so you can eat all you can! Tickets will sell out fast, don’t be the one to miss out again! Buy tix [Sponsored]
* Yom Kippur @The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Ave), 10am, FREE, Join the Chabad of North Brooklyn for Yom Kippur services with Hebrew-English prayer books and insights in the the many Holiday prayers throughout. Yom Tov! More Info * Yoga for Witches @Catland (987 Flushing Ave), 6:30pm, $15, Tarot-inspired yoga class designed to heal and hone your magical intuition and manifestation. Bring your own mat, Buy tix ♦ Sundance Kidd at Two Boots @ Two Boots Williamsburg (558 Driggs Ave), 7pm, FREE, Local photographer Sundance Kidd showcases work from close to 1000 shots he took between going to shows, private work, and also working for LEAP NYC. Pay as you wish pricing for prints. 100% of art sales will be donated to a non-profit that focuses on music education for youth. FREE beer from 8-8:30PM, RSVP ♦ Napoleon Dynamite Screening @ Bushwick Inlet Popup Outdoor Cinema (50 Kent Ave), 8pm, FREE,Join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park for an outdoor movie screening of classic indy deadpan comedy NAPOLEON DYNAMITE in view of the majestic Gotham City skyline! More Info
Brooklyn Comedy Festival Closing Weekend begins on Thursday, September 20th and runs through Sunday, September 23rd. @Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) with multiple stages featuring podcasts, film, stand-up, panels, and more! Buy tix and learn more.
♫ Caché | Afro House Sunset @The Roof (74 Wythe Ave), 5pm, No Cover, Close this summer strong with some Afro House, More Info # DIY Vegan Cheese with Contraband Ferments @ Anima Mundi Apothecary (31 Noble St) 7pm, $40, Learn to make your own dairy free and probiotic rich nut-based cheeses. Basic principles behind making cheese using a variety of nuts and seeds plus basic skills in fermentation, the history behind fermentation, and a variety of ways to make soft and hard rind cheeses, Buy tix ^ Pete’s Reading Fall Season Opener @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), 7:30pm, FREE, Four remarkable readers, and a special benefit for RAICES, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. Come hear them read, then linger to chat, drink, and pick up their books, More info ♦ Still/Here @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave), 7:30pm, $10, NYC premiere of Christopher Harris’ film, still/here . Harris paints a portrait of civic neglect and apathy in his hometown of St Louis’s northside neighborhoods that are inhabited by almost exclusively working class and working poor black and African American populations, Buy tixContinue reading →
♦ The Pantsuit Party: The September Issue @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, FREE, donations encouraged, THML theater company hosts a night of networking, cocktails, guest presentations and a chance to show your stuff during the open mic portion More Info ^ Big Words, Etc: A Reading & Fundraiser for Raices @ 61 Local (61 Bergen St.), 6pm, $5 suggested, More Info ♦ Design & Research Seminar: On Peers, Superpowers and Cyborgs. @ A/D/O (29 Norman Avenue), 6:30pm, $10, Featuring Neil Harbisson, a Cyborg Artist who listens to colors through an antenna implanted in his skull, Buy Tix * Trivia Night 1 Year Anniversary!!!! @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, Join our News Editor for Trivia! Tonight’s game marks a year of Trivia at Archestratus! Win food, drinks, cookies, or a full meal and bragging rights! More Info
♦ Art Opening: Simon Linnert @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) 7pm, FREE, Photography. More Info ♫ Best Worst Talent Show! @ The House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Avenue) 7pm, FREE, More Info ♦ Art Hole Presents: Femme du Soir @ Rubulad (Location w/ RSVP), 7:30pm, $10, Enjoy some drinks and get your doodle on with a live figure model, more infoContinue reading →
♦ SummerScreen: This Is Spinal Tap @ McCarren Park (North 12th and Bedford), doors at 6, film at sundown, FREE, More Info ♫ PUNK BLACK NY Festival Edition @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 6pm, $11-15, Buy Tix ^ King Lear | Shakespeare in the Popup Park @ Bushwick Inlet Park (50 Kent Avenue) 7:30pm, FREE, More Info ♫ WOMEN of NY Edition: w/ Free The Mind, Leslie Graves &More @ Wonders of Nature (131 Grand St.), 8pm, FREE, more info
* Peruvian Psychedelia (Dance Class) @Mayday Space (176 St. Nicholas Ave.) 7pm, $7-10, More Info ♦ Stranger Than Paradise with a Shot of Jack @ Videology (308 Bedford Avenue) 7pm, $20, Buy Tix ♦ You Look Good (Ugly) Opening Party @ Lucas Lucas (57 Conselyea Street), 7pm, FREE, Visual scenarios of love, lust, sex, envy and social anxieties followed by cocktails and a jam session, More Info ♦ A Multisensory Performance Presented by 4th Wall @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 10:30pm, $30, Buy Tix Continue reading →
♫☺Happy Beginnings #1 Variety Show 8.15 @ C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix ♫ FULL FLEX with Darling Chuck, Sheepshead, DJ Far East @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, RSVP ♫ House Of Vogue: NYC Black Pride Edition @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.) 10pm, $10, Buy Tix
# Goodie Foodie Night Market @Space Ninety 8 (98 N 6th St.) 6pm, FREE, More Info * Tarot for Sexual Empowerment @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.) 7pm, $25, Buy Tix ♦ Liv in Love premiere / dance party @ Peer Space (1080 Wyckoff Ave.), 8:30pm, premier at 8:30, party til 4, FREE, Buy Tix ♫ Summer of Bondfire Opening Party! Featuring stringsNskins @ GAMBA Forest (17 Division Pl.), 8pm, $5 suggested, More Info ♫ Light Ham and Dan at Williamsburg Music Center @ Williamsburg Music Center (367 Bedford Ave.), 9pm, $10, More Info
Maker Park, the proposed 7-acre waterfront space once home to Astral Oil Works and now within the larger scope of Bushwick Inlet Park, has been aiming to bring art, education, community and performance to the Williamsburg waterfront by adapting industrial infrastructure since 2015. Now, the team behind the reimagined industrial-space-turned-community-hub is moving forward with a whole new vision based on open dialogue, communication and feedback from the community.
Since their December 2016 design display for Maker Park, Stacey Anderson and Karen Zabarsky, co-founders of Maker Park, and the project’s Executive and Creative directors respectively, have taken the past year to listen to the community. Each time, they heard community members call for open space, and environmental remediation of the land.
Stacey and Karen touted North Brooklyn’s “Civic Warriors,” who have worked so hard to get the city to deliver on the full 28-acres Mayor Bloomberg promised for Bushwick Inlet Park in 2005. They hope that Maker Park will be one feature of Bushwick Inlet Park, which they aim to incorporate into the community’s vision for the park space as a whole.
Given the increased density that Bloomberg’s 2005 rezoning has engendered, open space is a paramount concern on the North Brooklyn Waterfront. In order to increase green space, Maker Park will no longer advocate for repurposing the 3-story brick factory building on the site, and will instead focus on remediating the 50-foot decommissioned fuel tanks that speak to the land’s long and sometimes painful industrial history.
The Maker Park team hopes to honor the community’s complex relationship with the tanks, and the industrial history they represent, while also reinventing them in “playful and contemporary ways” that will make them available to the community as a resource for art, education and performance.
The idea has successful precedent. For example, in 2017, the Mapo Oil Depot in Seoul, South Korea was repurposed as Mapo Cultural Depot Park; the site’s oil tanks are now used as exhibition spaces and concert halls.
To make sure our own tanks here in North Brooklyn will be a safe and sustainable asset to the community, the Maker Park team is working with environmental lawyers, scientists and architects on a preliminary remediation plan, which they will make accessible to the public.
Ultimately, Stacey and Karen said, they hope Maker Park will help transform the tanks into something “beautiful and green,” which will be “literally creating new life.”
For on-going updates on all things Maker Park, you can follow the project on Instagram @makerparkBK