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Greenpoint Landing, Beer & Cheese, Summer Sour, Hog Days, Gay Pride, Quiet Clubbing, Bird Canoe Trip! – What’s Happening Greenpoint? (6/25-7/1)

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WEDNESDAY 6/26
Cancelled: Community Forum on Sexual Violence @ Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St) 7:30pm, the recent sexual assault in Greenpoint will be discussed as well as ways to create a community-based strategy for staying safe
• Riders Alliance Happy Hour @ Dino (222 DeKalb Ave) 7-8pm, Drink good beer, sample fancy cocktails and find out more about the Riders Alliance and the fight for better transit in New York, RSVP
• Heavy Metal Laser Plane Comedy Show @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave.) 8pm, Free, hosted by Tom Cowell and John Anderson, Comics Sean Donnelly, Christi Chiello, Matteo Lane, Monroe Martin III, RSVP

THURSDAY 6/27
* Community Workshop on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial St @ Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30-8pm, Free, Open to the public, to discuss what is “as-of-right” (per the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning), what is still negotiable, ULURP approval, RSVP
♫ Fucked Up / Title Flight / Hop Along @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, All ages, More info
# “Beer & Cheese” with Janet Fletcher @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St.) 7pm, Meet the author, buy the book, $12 cheese and beer pairings
♫ Late night, Low Down Piano w/ Smokin’ Billy Slater @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:3pm, Free, sit back or dance it up while Smokin’ Billy Slater gets down and dirty on the white baby grand

FRIDAY 6/28
♥ Summer Sour @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) Thru Sunday, Pucker up! $25 flights
♦ Phaedo @ Storefront Bushwick (16 Wilson Ave) 6-9pm, featuring the work of ten abstract artists, title refers to the Platonic dialogue whose subject is the death of Socrates and the immortality of the soul, RSVP
♦ Showpaper Retrospective @ Market Hotel (1142 Myrtle Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, a complete retrospective of every issue printed over the last 6 years – an awesome opportunity to view the ENTIRE SERIES chronologically, Performance by Ashcan Orchestra at 8pm
♦ The End of the Beginning @ Calico (67 West St #206) 7-10pm, Season wrap and fundraiser party, free beer, RSVP
♫ Polish American Folk Dance Company 75th Anniversary Party @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 8:30pm-2:30am, $10, Music, entertainment, hot buffet, raffles, cash bar, RSVP
♫ Darlings / Juniper Rising / A. Rex & J. Rex / King Prom @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, $8

SATURDAY 6/29
• The Insalubrious Valley Walking Tour w/ Mitch Waxman (Grand St & Morgan Ave) 11am-2pm, $30, includes lunch, the currently undefended border of Brooklyn and Queens where the industrial revolution happened provides a dramatic and picturesque setting for this exploration, More info
# NYC Hog Days of Summer @ Domestic Construction (218 India St) noon-9pm, $30, Traditional North Carolina Whole Hog BBQ, Craft Beer Brewing & Heritage Pig Farming, Live Bluegrass, Benefits Just Food NYC, Buy Tix
♫ Endless Boogie / TV Baby / Degreaser @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE
♫ First Annual Gay Pride Party @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) 8pm-1am, FREE, music from DJs Lauren Flax (Creep), Amber Valentine (Misster, Scissor Sunday), performances by Amber Martin, Tyler Ashley, & Merrie Cherry (Dragnet), free Greenhook Gin cocktails 8-9pm, proceeds donated to Without Walls, RSVP at wythehotel.com
♦ Classic Bike Film Screening @ City Reliquary ( ) 8pm-12am, Join Harry Schwartzman, curator of “Strong Backs, Weak Minds – the saga of the Coney Island Velodrome,” for a screening of 2 classic films about 6-day racing – Joe E Brown’s ’6 Day Racer’ and ‘Open All Night’ a scandalous 1924 silent movie set in the swarmy world of the 6 day racer, More info

They will be screened outdoors and refreshments will be available for purchase.
♫ Quiet Clubbing Outdoors @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St) 8pm-2am, $40 in advance, $50 at door, live DJ performances pumped into headphones on the waterfront, RSVP
♫ Crazy Pills / Dead Stars / The Suicide Dolls / Haybaby @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7

SUNDAY 6/30
* Birding and Intertidal Zone Tour @ NBBC Boat Club (49 Ash St) 9am-noon, $20, Did you know that creeping along in a canoe is the best way to view the intertidal zone and view a heron unruffled? More info
♦ Build ‘Em Strong BBQ & Live Music YMCA Fundraiser @ The Cee Flat Gallery (988 Manhattan Ave 2nd Fl) 4-7pm, $20 at door, $15 in advance, an evening gallery experience and summer barbeque to benefit the work of the Ridgewood YMCA, More info

MONDAY 7/1
# Spaghett-It-On Mondays @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5-8pm, $7, pasta with Roman style Marinara sauce and a genesee beer

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones likely
♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

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What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/26-10/3)

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WEDNESDAY 9/26

• Pitchapalooza @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-9pm, American Idol for books. Each writer gets one minuteto pitch their book! More info

♫ Love Links / Shy Hunters / Baby Alpaca / Young Unknowns @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm. $10

• Thurs-Sat. 9/27-9/29: Nothing Lasts Forever, Nothing is Lost Forever @ The End (18 Kent St) 7:30pm & 9:30pm, In a world of archaic beasts, wandering girls, and the last bird on earth, ‘Nothing Lasts’ is a roving performance installation that rages against the dying of the light. Buy Tickets

♦Thurs-Sun. 9/27-9/30:  NY Book Art Fair @ MOMA PS1 (46-01 21st St, LIC)

THURSDAY 9/27

• Weatherization Workshop @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 5pm-7pm, FREE, hosted by the People’s Firehouse and Community Environmental Center, to help home owners apply for no-cost or low-cost weatherization

• Newtown Creek Alliance Meeting Vander-Ende Onderdonk House (1820 Flushing Ave) 6pm,  a short tour of the house then meeting dedicated to review of mission, fall programs and vision for the creek.

♦ The Beginning Opening Reception @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) 7-10pm, the first group show, a gorgeous catalog of nearly thirty artists, travelling the underground and overground international ley lines.

♦ Dead Dudes Done Right Opening Reception @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 7-11pm, monumental portrait extravaganza and live music, RSVP

♦♦♦ Fri-Sun. 9/28-9/30 Dumbo Arts Festival ♦♦♦

FRIDAY 9/28

♦ “Exhibit A” Opening Reception @ Calico Gallery (67 West St) 7-9pm, the first of two inaugural group shows at the new gallery space located within the historic Greenpoint Terminal warehouse building, RSVP

* Greenpointers Big Fat Blawg Birthday @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 9pm, Cake by Ovenly, $2 Beer 9-10pm, RSVP, VIDEO INVITATION

♫ Brooklyn Bass Presents: Das Moth with Cooper Saver and Ex Ex Ex @ Bellwether (594 Union Ave)  9pm-4am, Free, More info

♫ Tony Castles / Backwords / Zula / Ancient Sky @ Delinquency (1031 Grand St.) 9pm

SATURDAY 9/30

♦ Newtown Creek Armada @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (Paidge Ave & Provost St) 1-4pm, FREE, an art installation that invites the public to explore the creek, visitors will pilot a fleet of artist-made, miniature, remote-control boats along the creek’s surface, More Info

• Field Trip day Greenpoint, Meet @ Transmitter Park, 2pm, FREE, Explore until 6pm,  learn to tie nautical knots, launch miniature boats on Newtown Creek, solve the riddle of the two-faced jewelers clock, interview 1880’s oil industry workers, play with electricity under the guidance of the inventor who sealed Edison’s fame, Afterparty 6pm @ Brooklyn Rail Office (99 Commercial St), More info

♫ Japanther / Team Spirit / Unstoppable Death Machines / Cool Serbia / Malcolm @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow St) 9pm, $10

SUNDAY 9/30

• Adopt NY’s Pet Adoption Event @ McCarren Park, 12-4pm, More info 

• Water Quality Event @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St) 3-7pm, an afternoon dedicated to stewardship for our local water bodies, the event will feature presentations from a number of local organizations including the Newtown Creek Alliance, Riverkeeper, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and New York City Water Trails Association. Also elebrate the arrival of the Capital to Capitol by Canoe expedition in NYC, More info

• Sewing Class @ Kill Devil HIll (170 Franklin St) 5-7pm, $30, basics in fitting, altering, and hand sewing, RSVP: 347.534.3088 or email killdevilhill (at) gmail.com, mention Greenpointers for $5 off!

• Gunk Under Greenpoint Bike Tour @ NAG (110 Kent Ave) 12pm, Come and tour industrial North Brooklyn and learn about “black mayonnaise” and the other nastiness that lurks beneath the surface of Newtown Creek and discuss the future of this rapidly developing neighborhood, RSVP

♫ Dum Dum Girls @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $15

Next week…

WEDNESDAY 10/3

• 94th Precint Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St) 7pm

• Yummy Eats Presidential Debate @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 8pm, Southwestern Dinner, RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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