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
Cruel Summer: 80s + 90s Dance Party @ The Bell House (149 7th Street), Friday 8pm Get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s with 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 90s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and 80s + 90s music videos from Music Video Time Machine. Just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” or $10 at the door, Buy tix [Sponsored]
♫ Rodes Rollins, No Swoon @ Elsewhere Rooftop (599 Johnson Ave.), 5pm, FREE, RSVP * Evening Cha Dao Tea Ceremony @ Anima Mundi Apothecary (35 Noble St.), 6pm, $25, buy tix ♦ Dr. Strangelove @Bushwick Inlet Park (50 Kent Ave.) 8pm, FREE, pop up movie in the park includes free popcorn! More Info ♫ Balún Record Release Party w/ Mons Vi & Tigue @ Baby’s Alright (146 Broadway), 8pm, $10-12, Buy Tix
♫ Risky Business Presents: Special Guest: Tom & Collins/Risky Crew @The Roof (74 Wythe Ave.) 5pm, FREE, More Info ^ Aliza Kelly’s The Mixology of Astrology Book Launch @ Space Ninety 8 (98 N 6th St.) 6:30pm, FREE, astrology and cosmic cocktails, RSVP # Beyond Bagels: Jewish Food and Jewish Eating @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $25-30, Buy Tix ♫ Starina @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Avenue), 8pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Acid Mama @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10om, FREE, More Info
♦ 100s Under 100 #show-n-tell IRL R5 @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 7pm, donation, cross-disciplinary show-n-tell series with proceeds going to People of Creativity, RSVP * Total Lunar Eclipse Sound Bath @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 7pm, $21-33,Breath. Movement. Sound. Meditation. Buy Tix * CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – All’s Well That Ends Well | Shakespeare in the Popup Park @ Bushwick Inlet Park (50 Kent Ave.), 7:30pm, FREE, the Bard’s in Brooklyn, RSVP * TRIVIA NIGHT @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, It’s TRIVIA NIGHT!!!!!! Join our news editor for Greenpoint’s best monthly trivia game. Play to win food, booze and sweets! Compete for the title of ULTIMATE TRIVIA CHAMP!!!!! It’s so much fun!! RSVP
♦ Electric Diner @Diner (85 Broadway.) 6pm, FREE, Fabric Installation by Amanda Browder with food and drink outdoors, More info ^ Green Series: Andrew Blackwell on Reclaiming Polluted Spaces. @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St.) 6:30pm, FREE, travel writing about environmental disaster areas, RSVP ♫ So Called People, The LoveHowl, Glass Lungs, Inrod @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave.), 7:30pm, $8, More Info
Central Park might have the Delacorte Theater, but north Brooklyn has Bushwick Inlet (popup) Park, and the good folks at Hip to Hip Theater Company are turning the provisional green space at 50 Kent Avenue into a makeshift Globe Theater this summer.
Hip to Hip will stage All’s Well that Ends Well tonight, and King Lear on August 22nd. Each performance will begin at 7:30 and run 95 minutes. An interactive kids workshop will begin 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Tickets are not necessary; blankets, low chairs and picnic fare are encouraged!
What: Shakespeare in the Popup Park When: [CANCELLED] Tonight August 22nd at 7:30pm Where: Bushwick Inlet (popup) Park, 50 Kent Avenue
UPDATE: Tonight’s performance has been cancelled due to the rain. Check out King Lear on August 22nd.
Explore some new places and neighborhood favorites this Saturday (6/23) during Total Williamsburg Immersion. $15 gets you 5 FREE Brooklyn Brewery beers at four great local bars, food and retail deals, and chance to be among the first to see the Brewery’s brand-new tasting room. Buy tix here [sponsored]
♫ Dan English, Harmony Tividad, Curt Oren, Sharleen Chidiac @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 7pm, $10, album release party, Buy Tix * Pleasure Principle: A Summer Solstice Celebration @ Space Ninety 8 (98 North 6th St.), 7pm, $60, custom Haute Chocolate fusing ritual, intention and pleasure + snacks and wine, Buy Tix ♫ Electric Sensei // Waterfall Strainer w/ Lowly Loverboi @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Avenue), 7:30pm, $8, More Info ♦ Outdoor Film Night: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) @ Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info ♫ FULL FLEX with Jyoty (Rinse FM), Darling Chuck, Melizards + more @ Good Room (98 Meserole Avenue), 9pm, FREE, More Info
♫ The Soundshop Solstice @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, In collaboration with the Soundshop and Make Music New York, have a relaxing evening of music in the City Reliquary’s garden at a start-of-summer soiree! RSVP # Fish CousCous with Victoria Granof @ Archestratus (160 Huron Street.), 7pm, $30, Join food stylist and cookbook author Victoria Granof for a CusCus Dinner! Buy Tix ♦ Intro to Archiving and Preservation for Film + Video @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave.), 7:30pm, $10, Come to this panel hosted with New York Women in Film & Television and The Women’s Film Preservation Fund to get a handle on all of the basics of film and video preservation, Buy Tix ♫ Office Culture, twig twig, Maeve Thorne @ Wonders of Nature (131 Grand St.), 8pm, $10, More InfoContinue reading →