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Tidal Toast, Blessing of the Animals, North Brooklyn Boat Club Party + Fundraiser — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/2-10/8)

VENDOR CALL! Talented crafters, creators, designers, food purveyors, and small businesses … Do you have items to sell or promote? We are talking to YOU!

Apply here to be part of our Holiday Market on Sunday, December 8th (1-7pm) for a dreamy “The Nutcracker” themed festival of local shopping from a specially curated selection of indie makers at our annual Greenpointers Holiday Market! As always, we will have a full day of free fun activities and our take on the magical Land of Sweets will come alive inside the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft (67 West St)!


WEDNESDAY 10/2

♫ Barba Yiorgi And The Collective Unconscious @ TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, More Info
Magos Herrera Presents: A Tribute to João GIlberto @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 730pm, $20, bossa nova classics with a multicultural crew of New York musicians, Buy Tix
* Light Flow Yoga @[email protected] (31 Nassau Ave) 645pm, $17, connect breath to movement & soothing beats in this gentle Vinyasa class, Buy Tix
♫ Drum Spiral @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 730pm, $15 -$20 suggested, learn drum techniques that will help us travel more freely through soundscapes, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 10/3

* Tidal Toast 2019: A Newtown Creek Celebration @ Broadway Stages (520 Kingsland Ave), 530pm, $75, tours of the green roof, local food and drinks, silent auction, and presentations about NCA’s innovative projects and programming, Buy Tix
♦ Steve Wasterval – Art Opening @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave), 6pm, FREE, hyper-local, handcrafted art and beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co., More Info
♫  Cumbia Night @ Kingsland (269 Norman Ave) 7pm, $8, Latinx beats and music all night with accordion-based Cumbia band from the US/Mexico border, Frontera Bugalú, Buy Tix
♫ Johnny Dwyer: “The Districts” @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7pm, $5+, an unprecedented plunge into NYC’s federal court system that gives us a revelatory picture of how our justice system really works, More Info Continue reading

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TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint, Oyster Monitoring, RISO Printing — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/11-9/17)

WEDNESDAY 9/11

# 18th Ward Brewing Soft Opening @ 18th Ward Brewing (300 Richardson St), 4pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Salsa by the Water @ Domino Park, 6pm, FREE, lessons followed by open dance, with a live DJ, More Info
♦ Opening Art Experiments Session for Kids @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St) 3pm, FREE, children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create ideas at their own pace, RSVP
♫ Koffee @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, $35 (suggested), Buy Tix

THURSDAY 9/12

☺ Forward Union Presents Cry Until You Laugh @ Kickstarter HQ (58 Kent St), 630pm, $10-$25 suggested, enjoy a stunning Brooklyn rooftop (thanks, Kickstarter HQ!) for a night of sadistic comedic relief, Buy Tix
* Debate Watch Party w Senator Julia Salazar @ The Well (272 Meserole St), 6pm, FREE, a watch party of the third Democratic Debate More Info
♦ Taste of Iceland in New York City: “Shortfish” Screening @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave) 7pm, FREE, a film from an up-and-coming Icelandic filmmaker, More Info
♦ A Theatrical Poetry Event by Open Heart Surgery Theatre @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 6pm, $5, live music and excerpts from the US premiere of “This Is Why We Live,” opening September 19th at La MaMa, More Info Continue reading

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Stargazing on the Pier, Movies in the Park(s), WAXWORKS — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/7-8/13)

There’s less than a month to catch Beyond The Streets and we have a sweet discount code! Use GRNPT301 for 20% off and check out 150 artists including never been seen work by the duo behind the Transmitter Park mural FAILE, Shepard Fairey, memorabilia by the Beastie Boys, and more!

WEDNESDAY 8/7

♫ Elgin Marbles and Psychic Lines @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE,  More Info
☺ Limited Resources @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $10 suggested, More Info
Drum Spiral @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 730pm, $15-$20 suggested, learn drum techniques that will help to travel more freely through soundscapes, More Info
 ♦ Surprise Great Movie – Cinema unter National @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), 645pm, $12, trust the judgment of the curator, who merely promises it’ll be a movie you may not have heard of but one you’ll not easily forget, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 8/8

* Stargazing on the Transmitter Pier @ Transmitter Park, 830pm, FREE, a tour of the world beyond the nocturnal skyline. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and the Moon are possible sightings, More Info
DJ Eric Umble and DJ Despina @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 5pm, FREE, Happy Hour jam sessions featuring craft cocktails, drink specials and live performances, More Info
* Women’s Networking Bottle Share @ Threes (113 Franklin St), 8pm, $15, Poke around in your beer fridge, find that bottle you’ve been stashing for the perfect occasion and join Hop Culture for a night of networking, learning, conversing, and (of course) drinking, Buy Tix
♫♦ Community Art Show + Dance Party @ Magick City (37 Box St), 7pm, FREE, More Info

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Binaural Beats, WeFest, Magic Hour Market — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/31-8/6)

WEDNESDAY 7/31

♫ North Brooklyn Parks Alliance Party! @ Villain (307 Kent Ave), 9pm, $25, VICE, NBPA, and Treble.FM throw a party for Brooklyn parks to be beautified and preserved, Buy Tix
# Cookbook Club: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now [email protected] Archestratus (160 Huron St), 7pm, FREE, drop by with your favorite dish from the cookbook on —all are welcome! It’s a potluck party, Buy Tix
Sample Sale Wednesday Funk Party @ Ponyboy (632 Manhattan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info
^ Sob Sisters: A True Crime Conversation @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 7pm, FREE ,an exciting conversation with these three incredible crime authors, More Info

THURSDAY 8/1

#♫ Magic Hour Market @ 139 Powers St, 4pm, FREE, Music, refreshments, and fun surprises throughout the day – while browsing an incredible assortment of wares from local vendors, More Info
 Sauce: Mani & the Wildflowers and No Intimate @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), FREE, wide-ranging series of Happy Hour jam sessions featuring craft cocktails, drink specials, and live performances, More Info
☺ Web Catz Comedy @ Crystal Lake (647 Grand St), 7pm, FREE, a weekly standup comedy show, More Info
♫ Brooklyn Brass Bash: Dingonek and the Voodoo Club @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 9pm, $10 suggested, More Info


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Brasil Summerfest, Sicilian Vegan Dinner, Nuhart Superfund Forum — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/24-7/30)

WEDNESDAY 7/24

♫ Brasil Summerfest @National Sawdust (80 N 6 St.), 7pm, album release show by Sessa (Garotas Suecas) and the US debut of Ceará based artist Ilya, Buy Tix
* New York’s Infrastructure Creek @ Greenpoint Ave and Kingsland Ave, 630pm, $35, Explore the city’s largest sewer plants, tunnels, draw and truss bridges, rail yards, and more, Buy Tix
Compost Workshop @ Domino Park (Grand St and Kent Ave), 6pm, FREE, learn the full life cycle of organic waste. Get your hands dirty and see how dinner scraps get turned into a vital nutrient rich soil, RSVP
* Pay-By-Donation Pilates @ North Brooklyn Farms(320 Kent Ave), 7pm, , grab your mat and swing by the farm for a full body workout; proceeds go to Project Purple, More Info

THURSDAY 7/25

# Our Sicilian Vegan Dinner@ Orchestrates (160 Huron St), 630pm and 830pm, $30, An evening of Sicilian, family-style food inspired by Nonna, Buy Tix
♫♦ 35s & 45s Exhibition #7 Opening @ Ponyboy (632 Manhattan Ave) 8pm (gallery) 12am (party), FREE, 35s & 45s bring together two classic mediums of art in one space as a celebration of the vinyl and film cultures, More Info
* Green Series: Extinction Rebellion
@ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 630pm, FREE, a snapshot into the climate crisis and a global movement for a solutionl, More Info
♫ Sleep on It, Like Pacific, Homesafe @ Kingsland (269 Norman Ave), 6pm, $15, Buy Tix

FRIDAY 7/26

♫ Make America Humane @ Cantina Cumbancha (232 N 12 St), 7pm, benefit in support of organizations working to close detention centers, reunite families, and provide legal representation to asylum seekers at the southern border, Buy Tix
SummerStarz Free Movies in the Park: “Coco” @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, More Info
♫ The Space Lady @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, $20, Buy Tix
♦♫ Samaritan – Urban Imprint Dance Series @ A/D/O/ (29 Norman Ave), 7pm, $25, a unique dance performance, Buy Tix

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Kosciuszko Bridge Park “Under the K” Design Unveiled

The site of “Under the K” park (courtesy of Public Work)

The plans to transform seven acres beneath the Kosciuszko Bridge into “a public park, cultural destination, and ecological hub” were unveiled last month by the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance.

The “Under the K” unveiling (courtesy of North Brooklyn Parks Alliance)

The ethos behind the design of the project draws contrast to “glamorous public spaces” like the Highline in favor of a “process-place that is firmly rooted in the local,” according to the presentation (PDF). Continue reading

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Tropic of Trash, Summer Fête, Chromatic Modernity — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/17-7/23)

WEDNESDAY 7/17

* Environmental Justice & Health Working Group Meeting @ North Brooklyn Neighbors (61 Greenpoint Ave 6th Fl), 630pm, FREE, help develop community-based strategies to combat issues of air pollution, legacy toxins, toxic sites, and trash & waste, More Info
* Intro to Plant Parenting: Houseplant Fundamentals @ Greenery Unlimited (91 West St), 715pm, $25, plant care essentials such as watering and weekly care will be discussed along with a potting demo and plenty of Q&A time to address your specific questions, Buy Tix
SummerFest 2019 @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St), 730pm, $18, a series of mixed-bill performances highlighting new created movement-based artists happening, Buy Tix
* From the Bottom UP: A Chakra Balancing Kundalini Workshop
@human @ ease (31 Nassau Ave), 8pm, $35-$40, a Kundalini practice, meditation, breathwork, and focused journaling combined with live music, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 7/18

♦ Tropic of Trash: Poetry + Performances @ Brooklyn Windwood and Brass (88 Franklin St), 7pm, $5, poets paired with improv performers, More Info
Sister Nancy, Love Always, Grace of Spades @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St) 7pm, $27, Buy Tix
* Psychoactivism: Psychedelics and the Climate Emergency
@ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), 7pm, $15, a dialogue on the psychedelic community, the activist community, and the environmental movement at large, Buy Tix
♫ Bowlive VIII featuring Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $25-$30, 10th Anniversary with Soulive, Buy Tix

FRIDAY 7/19

# A British Summertime Feast @ Archestratus (160 Huron St), 7pm, FREE (until midnight w RSVP), the meal will reflect a side of British cooking that takes inspirations from a nation’s rich agricultural and regional history, Buy Tix
SummerStarz Free Movies in the Park: “Aquaman” @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, wonderful family-friendly movies in the park, More Info
♫ Gaila / Echo Moth (duo) / Matt Ward@ Magick City (37 Box St), 7pm, $45, More Info
♫ J Hoard @ National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 8pm, $20, Buy Tix

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Greenpoint This Week: Con Edison Development, Greenpoint Library Update, the Great Giglio Lift, and More

A freshly repaved Franklin Street awaits.

The weekend is here Greenpointers! Catch up on the local headlines, and find out what weekend events are happening:

“Brooklyn Hipsters” are saving this year’s great Gigilo lift. (NY Times)

Two Trees is exploring housing development and a new park for the Con Edison site in Williamsburg. (Brownstoner)

The Greenpoint Library is on schedule for a planned fall opening. (Greenpointers)

There’s some recent openings and closings on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint (Greenpointers)

A co-working space for women, The Wing is coming to Williamsburg at 71 North 7th St. (Commercial Observer)

Poison ivy lurks near the Pulaski Bridge on an MTA-owned lot. (Gothamist)

A Dept. of Sanitation street sweeper collided with a garbage truck on Flushing Ave. sending two people the hospital (Greenpoint Post)

Smorgasburg launches Food Truck Fridays on the Williamsburg Waterfront. (Eater NY)

“American Idol” is scheduled to hold open auditions at the Brooklyn Expo Center. (AM New York)

Here’s a rundown of summer outdoor film screenings in Brooklyn. Sidenote: it’s the first summer in 13 years without the SummerScreen McCarren Park film series. (Brooklyn Paper)

A GoFundMe is raising funds for Dan Scinta, a longtime local bartender and musician who suffered a stroke. (Patch)

This Williamsburg loft has the custom-designed bookshelves of your dreams. (Design Milk)

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Wilder Shores, Groove Therapy, Movies in the Park — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/10-7/16)

WEDNESDAY 7/10

♫ SummerFest 2019 @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St), 730pm, $18, a series of mixed-bill performances highlighting new created movement-based artists happening Wednesdays in July, Buy Tix
* Walking Tour: Domino Park Design @ Domino Park (Kent Ave and Grand St), 630pm, FREE, learn more about the park’s design process as the lead designer Sanjukta Sen guides an educational tour, More Info
♫ Noisey Nights @ Villain (307 Kent Ave), 7pm, FREE, a recurring music program that brings the most fascinating, original, and music-defining emerging artists to a live stage, More Info
*  Belle & Sebastian @Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 8pm, $65, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 7/11

☺ HOT & FUN: Comedy and Karaoke @ Baby Grand (55 McGuinness Blvd), 8pm, FREE, catch NYC’s hottest comedians followed by karaoke, More Info
# In Conversation @ Archestratus (160 Huron St) 7pm, $20 – $40, join chef, author, and Bon Appetit food director Carla Lalli Music for a conversation, Q + A, and signing of her new cookbook, Buy Tix
♫ Bliss House Sessions @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St), 730pm, $20, an interactive concert series that submerges you into a fun & friendly community of independent musicians, Buy Tix
* Tenant Town Hall @ (66 Clay St), 6pm, FREE, as communities in North Brooklyn are facing displacement, let’s reclaim, remain and rebuild our neighborhood, More Info


FRIDAY 7/12

♦ SummerStarz Free Movies in the Park @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 8pm, wonderful family-friendly movies at Transmitter Park presented by Town Square. This week’s screening is “The Incredibles 2,” More Info
♫ Ethno-Soul Latin-Roots Medicine Music @ Golden Drum (97 Green St #G1), 730pm, $20 suggested, Latin-roots flavor, Hip Hop, Reggae, electro-organic medicine music, and Afro-Soulful sound, RSVP
♫ Riot Avenue – An 80’s Hair Metal Party @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 11pm, FREE (until midnight w RSVP), Come in style and party to the soundtrack from a decade in music which celebrated excess and debauchery, Buy Tix
# Grand Opening – Food Truck Fridays @ Smorgasburg (East River State Park), 12pm, FREE, find a curated selection of food trucks and a bar run by Smorgasburg at the corner of N. 6th and Kent Ave, More Info Continue reading

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Air Guitar Championships, Evening on the Ganges, Always Happy Comedy Bop — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/26-7/2)

WEDNESDAY 6/26

♫ Brooklyn Air Guitar Championships @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $15, New York’s best air guitarists battle it out to find which of them will represent Brooklyn in the US Air Guitar Championship! Part rock show, Buy Tix
♫ Democratic Primary Debate Watch Party @ Syndicated Bar (40 Bogart St), 8pm, FREE, the top-20 current candidates (by poll + individual donor numbers) split up into two nights of debates, More Info
♫ Stone Series: Simon Hanes @National Sawdust (80 N 6 St), 7pm, $25, a world premiere of an entirely new composition, Buy Tix
♦ Brooklyn Short Film Festival: 2019 @ Wythe Hotel, (80 Wythe Ave), 730pm, FREE, screening of short films for the 2019 edition, complimentary beverages and snacks, RSVP

THURSDAY 6/27

# World Pride Fundraiser “Infused” Dinner @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 630pm, $125, the Dru Project’s World Pride fundraiser featuring a “taste the rainbow” themed menu, featuring a variety of seasonal vegetables to tantalize the eye and the tongue, Buy Tix
♫ The chill | rooftop session @ The Lightning Society (245 Varet St), 7pm, $25, restorative/yin yoga, live sound meditation, breathwork with essential oils, reiki, and hands-on therapeutic adjustments, Buy Tix
☺♫ HOT & FUN: Comedy and Karaoke @ Baby Grand (Greenpoint 55 McGuinness Blvd), 8pm, FREE, NYC’s hottest comedians followed by karaoke, RSVP
☺ No Suggestion Weekly Open Mic @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 630pm, FREE, a mic geared towards improvisers & sketch comedians who want to work on their standup & characters, More Info

FRIDAY 6/28

♦☺ Always Happy Comedy Bop @ Brooklyn Bazaar
(150 Greenpoint Ave), 730pm, $5, night of never-before-seen comedy videos and shorts, submitted each month by NYC’s top comedians and filmmakers, More Info
♦ Mustang | Films on the Green @ Transmitter Park (2 Greenpoint Ave), 830pm, FREE, five sisters, driven by the same desire for independence, fight back against the limits imposed on them; in Turkish with English subtitles, More Info
♫ Evening on the Ganges: Indian Classical Music @ Sacred Arts Research Foundation (107 Green St), 7pm, $20 (suggested), a sarod-flute-tabla concertBuy Tix
♫ The Vocal Kalimba – Circle Songs @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 730pm, $20 (suggested), a community music healing experience inspired by the circular music and rhythms of the Kalimba, More Info

 SATURDAY 6/29

♫ This Party Is Killing You: A Very Special Robyn Pride Party @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 1145pm, $15, expect your favorite Swedish chanteuse plus bumping beats plus tracks by queer icons keeping you grooving all night long, Buy Tix
♫ PRIDE 
@ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave), 3pm, FREE, Starchild & The New Romanic (DJ), Lauren Flax, and Debit will provide a colorful soundtrack to accompany YAKI TIKI tropical refreshments, RSVP
♫ MAMITA PEYOTE + ESCARIOKA @ Kingsland Bar (269 Norman Ave), 9pm, $10, Rocksteady, Reggae, Ska-Jazz, Cumbia, Swing, Funk, Rock, Gypsy Punk and Latin Pop, Buy Tix
 Al-Kimiya rhythmic meditation @ Horti Play (70 Eckford St), 4pm, $75, extended kundalini breathwork and guided sound meditation, Buy Tix
^ Well-Read Black Girl Book Discussion: Sister Love @ WORD (632 Manhattan Ave), 3pm, FREE discussion on the book “Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989,” More Info Continue reading

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