A Reason To Wait: All of Five Leaves Profits Today Are Being Donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Aside from some of the most delicious food, there is another amazing reason to wait in line for a meal at Five Leaves. All of Five Leaves profits today are being donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Given the devastating effects Sandy has had on businesses in places like lower Manhattan, this is such a generous way to show support!

Five Leaves
18 Bedford Ave

Any other local businesses doing similar deals, email greenpointers (at) and we’d be happy to post about it.

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Greenpointers is planning a Soup Bowl Fundraiser for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry at EAT (124 Meserole Ave) on Sunday 11/18 from 4-6pm.

*** We are looking for soup bowl donations from local potters. ***

For $25, guests will buy a handmade bowl and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup from The Splendid Spoon and a Brooklyn Brewery beer. (Guests keep the bowl!)

100% Proceeds Donated to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry.

Our goal is to collect 50+ bowls! Any leftover bowls will be sold at our Holiday Market on 12/8/12 and proceeds will be donated to Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.

If you are a local potter and can donate a few bowls, please contact us greenpointers (at)

Include in email:

Subject: Soup Kitchen Fundraiser Bowl Donation (Your Name)

Body: 1. How many bowls you can donate (2-5 is perfect!) 2. link to your website. 3. photo or bowls (don’t have to be exact)

There will be scheduled bowl drop-off times, TBA.

Guests: If you would like to reserve you bowl now*, please make a donation to greenpointers (AT) via paypal using the button below.


* Bowl choice is first come first serve. If you cannot come to the event you can reserve a bowl to be picked up at the Holiday Market on 12/8.
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True Giving Yoga at [email protected]

TRUE GIVING Yoga– By [email protected]

Donation based yoga is still the hottest workout out there. It has morphed into a social phenomenon in which tons of people come together to achieve fitness & well being.  Student donations make yoga affordable for all to bring wellness to all.

[email protected] aims to create a donation based yoga program where people give what they can during class and a percentage of revenue is given to a local charity.  TRUE GIVING makes donation based yoga even better, keeping wellness affordable, and giving to local charities to further spread the love.

“We take care of our bodies through fitness, why should we stop there? With this program students not only benefit but we get to help others in the process.”  – Alexander Smith ([email protected] Trainer)

Students will vote at the end of each class for which organization to donate.  This way each student will know where their donation is going and how it is helping out the community.  What is better than being able to help others as we work to improve ourselves?

[email protected] would like to welcome you to visit the gym.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about our TRUE Donation Yoga program at [email protected] Fitness and Wellness Center located at 31 Nassau Ave.

For more info contact Dishan Elise at [email protected]718.388.2900 or [email protected]

Sponsored post courtesy of [email protected].

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PS 31 Needs Donations for Harvest Fest (*Artists Please Read)

PS 31 is having a Fall Harvest Fest on Tuesday October 30, 2012.  “As you know public schools don’t get much from the NYC Dept of Ed,” so the school is looking for donations for the following items:

* Someone who can create/paint a Fall Harvest Festival theme background/surrounding
• Pumpkins
• Markers
• Stickers
• Ring Toss Game
• Fall Harvest Festival Giveaway

Gosh I wish I could paint, because I’d would be all over that fall harvest background!

*Greenpointers will sponsor an artist to paint the background by paying for the materials – just give me a shout: greenpointers (at)

If anyone can donate any of these items, please contact Maria: sdmla (AT)

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I Like Lincoln Restler: Campaign Launch Party Tonight!

Lincoln Restler is a great guy and good for Greenpoint. He has been supportive of Greenpointers, attends our events, supports the Greenpoint Church Soup Kitchen, helped with the Java Street Garden, wants to save the G train line extension and overall is great at getting community members involved!

Join him and his supporters tonight, 5/3/12 from 6-8:30pm at Brooklyn Winery (213 No. 8th St) to kick-off his campaign. Support here.

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Donate Dog Food to Bobbi & the Strays

Here on Greenpointers we are dedicated to helping out animals and rescue organizations in need. On Easter, when I was at a guido Easter celebration with my Sicilian family in Long Island, I drove to Bobbi & The Strays to adopt this German Shepherd, Dutch. That day I learned a few things. If I eventually want my boyfriend to move in with me, then adopting a sweet but untrained horse is something WE should talk about, first. Communication is key.

And while we didn’t adopt my big boy, we did get to meet the amazing volunteers who work tirelessly to keep this no-kill shelter running. The place is great. You can feel the love. The animals are happy and well cared for.

Bobbi & the Strays is in desperate need of special pet food for their dogs and puppies who have mange. They specifically need Natural Balance Limited Ingredients, Dry & Wet food, and treats, DUCK & POTATO flavor. If anyone wants to donate food and drop it off to me in Greenpoint, I can personally (and by that I mean ask my boyfriend) to drive it out to Long Island. Or if you want to give me money, I will go and buy it on your behalf. Or you can make a donation directly to Bobbi & The Strays.

I guess I should have asked Jon about this first…

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Temporary Tattoo Project & Flying Kites

There is a local charity based right here in Greenpoint called Flying Kites that is building The Flying Kites Leadership Academy, a home and school for abandoned, abused and orphaned children in Kenya, which currently has 27 children in their care.

Another Greenpoint organization called the Temporary Tattoo Project has created some amazing temporary tattoos that you can buy, and all the proceeds are donated to Flying Kites.

Right now Groupon Gives is running a campaign for Temporary Tattoo Project. Take a minute, spend $10 (less than a fancy cocktail), get a cool tattoo and help a child in Kenya. It’s pretty simple.

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Cajun Feast Soup Kitchen Benefit

Greenpointers & Yummy Eats invite you to a Cajun Feast to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8pm at the Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St).

Each week, the Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program provides no-cost groceries and a weekly hot meal to hungry people in Northern Brooklyn. It takes $6,000 per week to feed all these people. Much of the money comes from government food programs, but $1,500 more per week is needed for additional food, plus utilities, building maintenance, volunteer coordination and overall administration.

Join us for a delicious dinner prepared by Joseph of Yummy Eats.

Proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the soup kitchen. It’s a great cause and will be a fun and very yummy night.

Super Mixed Green Salad
Crisp Cole Slaw
Cajun Crab Deviled Eggs
Cajun Fried Chicken
Shrimp Etouffee w/ barley-white rice
Chicken, Sausage & Mussel Gumbo w/ barley-white rice

Volunteers are also need for food prep, service, set-up & clean-up.
To volunteer email greenpointers (at)

To reserve your space, make a payment via paypal.

Greenpointers & Yummy Eats Cajun Feast Benefit for Greenpoint Soup Kitchen – $40

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New launching in April!

The new and improved launches in mid-April!!!

* SAVE THE DATE – CINCO DE MAYO WEBSITE LAUNCH PARTY – May 5, 2012 * •Time/Location: TBD (not the bar.)

Thanks to Command C, the new website is gorgeous, easy to navigate and functional!

New Features:
• Free, User-friendly Calendar – upload your own events!
• Free, Neighborhood Directorysubmit a listing!
• Dedicated spot for local charities
• Dedicated spot for local pet rescue

What you can do:
• Submit a listing to the directory
• Add events to the calendar
• Send me info on your charity (include name, logo & website)
• Keep me updated on Pet Lost & Found & Adoptions


I want to thank everyone who has participated in our events and the local businesses who have sponsored Greenpointers. Thanks to the many contributors who create great content that makes the website awesome!

Since I took over, each penny I have generated through events, raffles, classes and advertising has gone to the new website fund!

Meet me halfway.  If you love and value the service we provide to the local community, then please make a donation to the new website fund! Any amount greatly helps! $1, $5, $10 – $100 – we accept donations in any amount.

(I considered doing a Kickstarter fundraising campaign, but I’d rather focus on creating fun events and good content than making mugs and t-shirts. I hope the content and community service we provide is enough of a “perk” for you to donate.)

The fundraising drive ends with a Cinco De Mayo Party on May 5, 2012! Details to come… (two words: MAJOR DANCE-PARTY!!!)

Any donation over $10 will automatically be entered into our raffle! (You don’t have to be there to win.) Local businesses, please consider donating to the raffle!

I want to thank everyone for making Greenpoint awesome! It is really a pleasure and honor to work on this website.

More info: email me greenpointers (at)

Interested in advertising? Email me at greenpointers (at) for current ad rates.
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Over the next few days you most likely will be stuffing you face with delicious food. Everyone deserves the gift of stuffing your face. Take a minute to give to our community Greenpoint Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry. Even $1 can help feed a hungry neighbor. $100 can feed a lot of hungry neighbors.

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